Child Therapists in McLean, VA

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Karen L Hahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (571) 487-7202
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Mark Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Is your toddler, preschooler or early-elementary school-age child struggling at home or in their child-care setting, preschool or school? Is their behavior disrupting the school day or home life? There are many reasons this could be occurring: medical, sensory-motor or developmental issues; a misfit between him/her and the child-care environment; emotion regulation or neurocognitive problems; or family or parenting stress. I'm here to help you uncover the mystery of your child's current challenges, reduce problematic behaviors, and implement strategies for home and school that will get your child back onto a pathway to social-emotional wellness.
Is your toddler, preschooler or early-elementary school-age child struggling at home or in their child-care setting, preschool or school? Is their behavior disrupting the school day or home life? There are many reasons this could be occurring: medical, sensory-motor or developmental issues; a misfit between him/her and the child-care environment; emotion regulation or neurocognitive problems; or family or parenting stress. I'm here to help you uncover the mystery of your child's current challenges, reduce problematic behaviors, and implement strategies for home and school that will get your child back onto a pathway to social-emotional wellness.
(703) 498-2931 View (703) 498-2931
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Sarah T Tyler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (703) 957-7754
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Nicole W McGarry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (202) 684-2058
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Carolyn Heier Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (703) 293-5867
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Anne Fleury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (703) 282-5937
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Gabrielle Lipson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MPhil
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (571) 450-9296
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Annette B. Kielkopf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children and families in a safe and comfortable manner that develops an open and professionally, respectful relationship.
As a couple and family therapist I have extensive experience in play therapy, couples conflict, and emotional regulation. I see individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I work to understand thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs. We curiously develop an awareness of how to adapt and shift your interactional patterns. This helps resolve areas of internal conflict, resolve problems, and improve interpersonal issues. I am here to help you, your couple relationship, or family live meaningfully. I partner with other professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care and treatment results.
I work with children and families in a safe and comfortable manner that develops an open and professionally, respectful relationship.
As a couple and family therapist I have extensive experience in play therapy, couples conflict, and emotional regulation. I see individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I work to understand thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs. We curiously develop an awareness of how to adapt and shift your interactional patterns. This helps resolve areas of internal conflict, resolve problems, and improve interpersonal issues. I am here to help you, your couple relationship, or family live meaningfully. I partner with other professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care and treatment results.
(703) 957-7793 View (703) 957-7793
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Elise Brown
LPC Intern, LPC, NCC
3 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
“I’m no good at this.” “I give up.” “This is too hard!” Do any of these statements sound familiar? Sometimes, being a human is hard work. I am here to help. I believe everything in life starts with our mindset and how we think about ourselves and the world around us. I am passionate about assisting children, adolescents, teens, and parents to explore both their strengths and vulnerabilities. While the foundation of my work is rooted in supporting and building confidence, growth mindset, and self-compassion; each client receives an individualized treatment plan that suites their own unique needs.
“I’m no good at this.” “I give up.” “This is too hard!” Do any of these statements sound familiar? Sometimes, being a human is hard work. I am here to help. I believe everything in life starts with our mindset and how we think about ourselves and the world around us. I am passionate about assisting children, adolescents, teens, and parents to explore both their strengths and vulnerabilities. While the foundation of my work is rooted in supporting and building confidence, growth mindset, and self-compassion; each client receives an individualized treatment plan that suites their own unique needs.
(571) 322-8660 View (571) 322-8660
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Cynthia R. Mathis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (703) 468-8325
Photo of Sarah McClerren, Licensed Professional Counselor in McLean, VA
Sarah McClerren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
3 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (571) 200-7594
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W. R. Nay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (703) 468-8142
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Barbara Lavine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (703) 552-8555
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Virginia Gigi Larsen Gallup
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified
McLean, VA 22102
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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 View (571) 454-9861
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Brittany Belscher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Whether you're seeking support for your child or adolescent, a young adult through the transition into adulthood, an athlete wanting to reach peak performance, or navigating the complexities of parenthood, I am here to help you on your transformative journey. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals and families can navigate challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and foster personal growth. My practice approach to therapy is rooted in three core principles: an evidence-based approach, holistic perspective, and compassionate, gentle support.
Whether you're seeking support for your child or adolescent, a young adult through the transition into adulthood, an athlete wanting to reach peak performance, or navigating the complexities of parenthood, I am here to help you on your transformative journey. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals and families can navigate challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and foster personal growth. My practice approach to therapy is rooted in three core principles: an evidence-based approach, holistic perspective, and compassionate, gentle support.
(571) 475-8252 View (571) 475-8252
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Katie Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
Verified
13 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
I specialize in play therapy, a powerful approach that allows children to express their thoughts and emotions through play.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor 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.
I specialize in play therapy, a powerful approach that allows children to express their thoughts and emotions through play.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor 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 View (703) 348-3732
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Krista Hummer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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.
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 View (703) 468-8024
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Erica T Chow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
McLean, VA 22102
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.
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 View (571) 322-8646
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Lauren Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
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 www.McBridePsychotherapy.com.
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 www.McBridePsychotherapy.com.
(571) 934-6252 View (571) 934-6252
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Gyoen G Soggin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I help children, adolescents, and adults overcome challenges and traumatic events that shape their development, self esteem, and interpersonal relationships. I utilize a psychodynamic, client centered treatment approach to address each individual's educational, occupational and interpersonal goals. My specialties include child and adolescent development, couple's communication and parenting, separation and divorce, and the treatment of complex trauma.
I help children, adolescents, and adults overcome challenges and traumatic events that shape their development, self esteem, and interpersonal relationships. I utilize a psychodynamic, client centered treatment approach to address each individual's educational, occupational and interpersonal goals. My specialties include child and adolescent development, couple's communication and parenting, separation and divorce, and the treatment of complex trauma.
(720) 571-4268 View (720) 571-4268

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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.