Child Therapists in McLean, VA

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Erica T Chow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Whether you are an adult, adolescent, or a child , life can be full of surprises and changes. Sometimes these surprises and changes are welcomed and embraced, while other times, they can be unexpected and difficult to navigate. Therapy can be a helpful avenue to unpack the curiosity, emotions, and uncertainty associated with these transitions.
(571) 322-8646 
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McLean, VA 22102
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Virginia Gigi Larsen Gallup
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified
I specialize in treating children , adolescents, young adults, and their families.
In therapy, I use an assimilative-integrative approach to best meet the unique needs of my clients. My approach emphasizes a client-centered, but systemic orientation. I use evidence-based treatments that are informed by cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and relational/attachment theories. I work to build open and warm relationships with my clients and I honor the ways in which one's background and culture inform our work. Therapy is a collaborative process meant to foster positive change as my clients and families develop more compassion for themselves and one another.
(571) 454-9861 
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McLean, VA 22102
Waitlist for new clients
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Krista Hummer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Hello and welcome. Finding a therapist can be a daunting process as you search for a person who will meet you or your family's needs for counseling expertise. To aid with this, here is a mini bio of my practice and training. Please see my website, www.kristahummer.com for further information. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist that works with children , adults, families, and couples to aid in growth, healing, and life transitions.
(703) 468-8024 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Barbara Lavine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Do you have concerns about your child or have work/personal issues? Barbara specializes in working with school-age children , age four through preteens, their families, and adults who are dealing with anxiety, grief, ADHD, school challenges, adjustment, family, friendship, work place issues. She strongly believes that through counseling one can make life changes and develop the life and social skills needed to overcome obstacles and live more satisfying and successful lives. She uses a variety of approaches: solution-focused, client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation and mindfulness, play, art therapy, and role play with children .
(703) 552-8555 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Carolyn Heier Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with a diverse group of clients, including children , teens, adults, couples, and families. I am able to help individuals of all ages with a wide range of issues, including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. With children , I also help with ADHD, emotional and behavioral problems, and selective mutism, and I help parents with parenting skills. Bilingual in English and Spanish, I enjoy working with individuals from diverse groups, including the LGBTQ community and individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds. I help adults and children alike to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
(703) 293-5867 
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
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Sarah T Tyler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I support children living with divorced, blended or non-traditional family structures.
Feeling overwhelmed and/or stuck? Are you struggling to enjoy your family or loved ones? Welcome to my practice and I look forward to working with you. Providing a safe and comfortable environment, I will listen to you and offer fresh perspectives on challenging and/or overwhelming life circumstances. With 20 years of experience, my areas of focus include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment and transitions, and crisis management. I enjoy working with children , adults and families. My practice includes consultation, assessment and evaluation and when warranted I will provide in-home and school observations.
(703) 957-7754 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Michelle Hallahan
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CCMHC
Verified
I specialize in working with children and adolescents. I treat a wide variety of mental health concerns, with expertise in working with challenging and difficult to treat youth with a broad range of complex emotional and behavioral issues, including mood, anxiety, anger, defiance, ADHD, trauma, self-harm, and substance use. I also specialize in working with young adults and adults struggling with mood, depression, anxiety, while navigating various life transitions, stressors, and adjustment concerns.
(571) 384-2805 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Erika Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I am passionate about helping children work through trauma, anger, anxiety, school and familial stressors in order to express their needs and desires in appropriate ways.
It is my belief that by creating a caring, nonjudgmental, authentic and safe therapeutic relationship, clients can feel empowered to create the life they want to lead. I work with children , adolescents, and adults in various life stages through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and person-centered therapy, Mindfulness practices and psychodynamic approaches. I have an extensive background in working with children of all ages and their families. I love helping clients to realize they have many of the skills needed to get themselves where they want to go.
(703) 457-9072 
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McLean, VA 22101
Not accepting new clients
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Katie Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified
I am empathic to working with children and adolescents that need to reestablish their relationship with anxiety and empower them to return to their authentic selves.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who strives to provide a warm and safe place to work on a variety of concerns. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, behavior concerns, ADHD, sleeping issues, sensory concerns, self esteem, and adjusting to life transitions. No matter the concern, I am dedicated to providing an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance, and respect for each unique child , adolescent, and family that I work with.
(703) 348-3732 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Jennifer Munroe
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified
With younger children , I focus my efforts using a Play Therapy modality to allow a child optimum expression of their thoughts and feelings in order to confront challenges associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I firmly believe an atmosphere of warmth and authenticity helps lead to a constructive, yet positive growth outcome for all individuals. Using an approach geared to address a person’s individual needs, I meet an individual where they are at and help the individual progress towards positive life change. My passion is working with children and adolescents. I work with children and teens experiencing emotional and/or behavioral disturbances, which include but are not limited, to ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger management, and trauma. I want to help children and their families work together to address these problems and find a resolution that adequately fits the needs of both the child and the family.
(703) 940-9007 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Annette B. Kielkopf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
As a marriage and family therapist with extensive play therapy experience, I work with children and families on challenges like illness, school issues, negative behaviors, fears, relationship and interpersonal problems. I am here to help you and your family get a better life and sense of well being. I partner with other professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care and treatment results.
(703) 957-7793 
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McLean, VA 22101
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W. R. Nay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) believes that how you think determines how you feel and act when a situation with your spouse, child , friend or co-worker arises.
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
(703) 468-8142 
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McLean, VA 22102
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Sarah McClerren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
Counselors have the unique opportunity to facilitate healing and change through their relationships with others. I believe that the seeds of change are first planted through safe relationships where one can be open and honest without judgement. Creating a supportive environment for my clients to process and grow is what I love most about therapy. I have worked with children , adolescents, and adults on a variety of mental health issues, including mood disorders, behavioral disorders, trauma, and relationship problems. It would be an honor and a privilege to walk with you on your journey.
(571) 200-7594 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Nicole W McGarry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
My practice is designed to help children , adolescents, and adults with healthy development, personal confidence, and more satisfying relationships. I offer individual and group therapy to help kids with labeling and identifying feelings, developing and maintaining friendships, reading social cues, and increasing self-esteem. In working with adults, I create a supportive environment to explore a better life balance, manage stress, and improve close relationships. I value comprehensive treatment, and work with schools and other professionals to assure positive treatment outcomes.
(202) 684-2058 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Anne Fleury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified
All of us need help from time to time, and I love my work as a therapist providing individual and family counseling. I am experienced in working with children and adults, and my focus is on providing a safe and supportive environment. I utilize insight-oriented approaches including cognitive-behavior therapy, sand tray techniques, and play therapy. I also co-lead social skills and process groups, My background in home-based crisis counseling and critical incident stress debriefing lends itself to working with those who are in crisis or have suffered trauma.
(703) 282-5937 
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McLean, VA 22101
Offers online therapy
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Lauren McBride
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
I specialize in assisting children , adolescents, and young adults with social, emotional, educational, and behavioral concerns.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans, before completing my graduate training in Community and Agency Counseling from George Mason University. I have extensive experience providing psychological services to adults, children , adolescents, and families of the greater metropolitan area. Throughout my career, I have been able to support families looking to overcome significant mental health, behavioral, and substance-related issues. For more information please visit http://McBridePsychotherapy.com/.
(571) 934-6252 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Gabrielle Lipson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MPhil
Verified
We often find ourselves seeking help when something is wrong, but I work with families and children to help them see what is right. I believe that humans are fundamentally creative, innovative, compassionate, and fully capable of accessing their joy. The therapeutic process is not one size fits all, nor will it be successful when the therapist calls all of the shots. My clients are the experts, and I work collaboratively to find the best approach to achieve growth.
(571) 450-9296 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Cynthia R. Mathis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I provide psychotherapy services for children , adolescents, adults, and families, in addition to facilitating social skills groups. I specialize in working with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum and with other developmental delays. I also treat children and adults struggling with sensory integration, anxiety, depression, ADHD, divorce, adjustment disorders, and parenting and relational issues.
(703) 468-8325 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Sara Groark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, CSAC
Verified
In play therapy with children 5-10, I underscore competencies and promote feeling expression.
As a therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I create a safe, empathic environment for you, helping you to weather difficult life circumstances and to understand and cope with overwhelming feelings. My specialities are marital and family therapy, play therapy, addiction and substance abuse assessment and treatment and Interventions. The greatest solace for interpersonal turmoil often lies in having someone to listen carefully, thoughtfully and empathically and to collaborate in working toward positive change. This is my goal with all clients.
(703) 596-3891 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Karen L Hahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
From my work with children & families, I know it takes courage to seek help for your child , to sharpen your parenting skills, or to improve your family dynamics; it absolutely takes a village to raise a child , I would be honored to be a part of yours.
My work with adults includes those with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, somatic symptoms with no medical explanation, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right”, as well as healthcare providers & other first responders who have experienced increased stress during the COVID crisis. My experience with children includes those with a trauma history, adoption, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, divorce, school refusal, low self-esteem, difficult peer & family relationships, immigration, & cross-cultural adjustments.
(571) 487-7202 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in McLean, VA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in McLean build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.