LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in McLean, VA

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Kimberly Brooks Mazella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Has your spouse come out as LGBT ? Or are you married and living a closeted LGBT life? Either way, it's an extremely painful & challenging situation for everyone involved. Here's the good news -- I can help. I work with people every day who find themselves in mixed sexual orientation marriages and are navigating their new reality, both for themselves and their families. Having experienced this myself many years ago gives me a unique understanding of the issue, with compassion for both partners who find themselves in this difficult space. Whether you decide to make it work or go your separate ways, I can help you traverse the journey.
(703) 348-9845 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Timothy Q Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I have an expertise in sexuality and gender identity development and have worked with many clients, organizations, and agencies that support our LGBTQ community.
As a therapist, I believe our lives are made up of relationships - relationship with others, with the world around us, and with ourselves. When we feel "out of whack," this is one sign that at least one of these relationships needs our attention. Therapy is an excellent avenue to examine and explore these connections. My practice is rooted in client-centered approaches. While I use cognitive behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based techniques - each session is tailored to meet you right where you are that day. My hope is that you feel safe and affirmed during all interactions.
(703) 884-2179 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Jamilah Eid Ph.d.
Psychological Associate, PhD, PsyA
Verified
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety? Do you have issues assimilating in a new culture? Are you a member of the LGBTQ and have issues? Are you unable to advance socially, academically, or professionally? Do you want a professional to listen to you?
(703) 382-5227 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Kamillah Gray
Resident in Counseling
Verified
Kamillah Gray is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) in the state of Virginia who has more than 2 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults who are seeking help in coping with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and LGBTQIA + issues. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
(571) 450-8949 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Gwenna Blanden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with a broad range of emotional and behavioral concerns, including depression, anxiety, mood, trauma, self-harm, ADHD, defiance/oppositionality, stress/adjustment and life transitions. I also have specialized expertise in providing gender-affirming care and am passionate about working with individuals who identify as transgender , are gender expansive, actively exploring gender and identity, and who may be experiencing the complex emotional concerns that may coincide such as feelings of isolation and depression.
(571) 493-3021 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Risa E Sanders
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Does worry interfere with your quality of life? Are habits or certain behaviors troubling you? Are important relationships unsatisfying? Are you feeling more anger, stress, or sadness? i can help. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1984, I have extensive experience, and adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards. I welcome your call for an initial 10-15 minute chat to discuss your concerns. I specialize in stress and anxiety management, phobias( including emetophobia and illness phobias), OCD, fear of public speaking, school concerns, habit control, relationships, communication and social skills training, anger management, ADD/ADHD, parent training, procrastination, performance improvement, LGBT , and diabetes
(703) 596-3664 
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McLean, VA 22101
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John Leso
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. Leso encourages clients to explore and achieve their personal best, leveraging strengths in a collaborative, goal-oriented approach. Using cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques, he has successfully helped clients heal and grow through a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, grief and loss and other life transitions. He is experienced in LGBT and diversity issues, speaks Spanish as a second language and has specialized training in cross cultural psychology. Dedicated to the truth that mind and body are one thing, Dr. Leso also has experience as a registered yoga teacher.
(571) 748-5387 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Lee Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, CST
Verified
My goal is to ultimately help my clients achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. I use interventions that offer not only symptom relief, but also a means to improve emotional connections to the individual and others. I have over 15 years of experience in treating LGBTQIA populations, depression, sexual health related issues, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic pain and other medical/ health Issues. I offer telehealth and in-person psychotherapy and sex therapy at this time. Please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation. I will discuss my fees at that time. I am flexible with my fees.
(757) 582-3233 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Amy Beckman, Psychotherapist for Teens and Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Treatment specialties: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQ , sexuality/identity questions, grief/loss, post-traumatic stress, and adjustment/readjustment difficulties.
Feelings of depression and anxiety are disabling and frightening. Relationship and work challenges leave one feeling overwhelmed, stressed and discouraged from achieving personal goals. As an experienced psychotherapist I offer a warm & welcoming atmosphere. I have a high level of skill and range of interventions that help people find and reach their goals for feeling and functioning better than ever. I rely on established principles and ethics that honor confidentiality, have a sensitive client centered approach and a style that is grounded in empathy and atunement. Working comfortably with a skilled therapist is an essential part of the change process
(703) 957-7449 
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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
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Dana Lipsky
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
Treatment specialties include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQ , sexuality/identity questions, anger management, grief/loss, post-traumatic stress, and adjustment/readjustment difficulties.
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we get "stuck" and need help navigating our way through tough obstacles. Therapy helps people identify, evaluate and solve problems effectively. We will work together to set goals, examine difficulties and find realistic solutions that provide relief and clarity. I utilize a warm interactive approach to treatment and incorporate empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor to create a comfortable environment. Because the way we think impacts the way we feel, individuals are taught skills to identify, challenge and modify negative thinking. In my work with couples, I provide strategies to improve communication, manage conflict and solidify trust.
(703) 831-6008 
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McLean, VA 22102
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Cj Seitz-Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As you’re looking for a therapist, it’s important to find someone you feel comfortable opening up to, and maybe even sharing aspects of your life that are hard to discuss. My clients often go there with me quickly; they can tell that I will be warm, supportive, nonjudgmental, and honor their trust. My approach to therapy is multicultural, LGBTQ + affirming, sex/kink positive, and I have a background working with first gen people. Clients who want to better understand and express their emotions have found therapy with me helpful for learning communication and skills they weren’t taught growing up.
(703) 782-9578 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Across Counseling: Psychotherapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
LGBTQ , trauma & anxiety.
Do you feel anxious, stressed, confused, sad, worried or irritable, or just are not feeling your best. Are you having problems in a relationship or with parenting? We help people find solutions to troubling problems. Give me a call and we can talk about how we might help you to feel good and enjoy life again and answer your questions. Our therapists offer many different specialties and we tailor our approach to each client's individual needs. I am Anne Ross, clinical director working with couples and adults and can be reached at ACRoss@AcrossCounseling.com or 703-389-1913
(703) 594-4094 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Parastoo Ghazi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Additionally, I specialize in treating sexual health issues and working with the LGBTQ populations.
Starting therapy and facing life's most difficult challenges may be intimidating. To help reduce your anxiety about treatment, I work to provide an open, warm, and accepting environment. I believe each individual is capable of using their strengths and wisdom to tackle problems and having the right therapist enhances these capabilities. I challenge clients to develop new skills and insights to aid in healing and live a better life by employing an integrative therapeutic framework utilizing psychodynamic, relational, and behavior theories including mindfulness and Dialectical Behavior therapy.
(860) 980-0813 
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McLean, VA 22102
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Alison C Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist whose services include psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and consultation. I work to help clients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, and coping with trauma, as well as with transgender and/or sexual orientation issues. I particularly specialize in helping gay and lesbian individuals coping with childhood sexual abuse. I do individual therapy, providing practical ways to approach life's most difficult challenges. I work with clients in a collaborative relationship, with both of us working together to help you understand yourself and your problems more clearly.
(703) 407-9181 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Virginia Inglese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, RDN, EMDR, CEDS
Verified
Our caring team-based approach specializes in eating disorders, addictions and identity/ transgender needs.
Are you struggling with an eating disorder, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or self harming behaviors? Have you suffered from trauma and abuse, or have lost touch of your own needs and feelings? I use an integrative approach that emphasizes emotional and physical healing and addresses the underlying core issues that continue to sabotage the recovery process. My treatment approach helps you let go of negative beliefs, self destructive patterns, and learn to develop positive relationships and healthy coping skills. We build on your strengths and focus is on recovery and self care to find your true inner self.
(703) 634-9922 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Ashley Hallheimer
Psychologist, PsyD, MSc
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families. During my time in the mental health field, I have worked with clients in variety of settings such as emergency services, residential treatment, LGBTQ + behavioral health clinic, community mental health, and at a university-counseling center. By integrating my diverse training and employment experience, I focus therapy to address a variety of mental health issues, promote positive wellbeing, strengthen resiliency, and improve overall daily functioning.
(571) 380-7927 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Jennifer L Trainor
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, EdS
Verified
Hello! I am a Licensed School Counselor & Holistic Clinical Mental Health Practitioner. Working together, we are able to create experiential plans and varied, flexible routines that are specifically tailored to your needs and goals; whilst also navigating through topics and issues such as: Grief, Loss, Life Transitions, Post-Traumatic Growth, Trauma, Self-Care/Self-Love, LGBTQIA +, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Conflicts, School Concerns, Career Exploration + more. Using a myriad of cutting edge, evidence based treatments, we reduce internalizing (i.e. depression/anxiety) and externalizing (substance abuse/acting out) challenges.
(571) 616-9640 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Christina Triantafillou
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I have extensive training in LGBTQ + issues, including the transition process for transgender individuals.
Do you feel like you’re running yourself ragged trying to make everyone else happy? Like you don’t know who you are outside of others’ expectations? I work with people who are struggling with identity in different ways. Some feel like their identity was lost to abuse or to a bigger personality in the house. Others are recovering from losing who they are because of a traumatic experience that seemed to change them forever. Still others do not feel like their true identity is within the body they were born in.
(757) 379-8816 
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McLean, VA 22101
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Ami Lynch
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW, PhD
Verified
Ami Lynch, MSW, PhD, (she/her) is a psychotherapist, clinical social work supervisee, supervised by Anne Ross, LCSW. Ami specializes in counseling pre-adolescents, adolescents, families, couples (including polyamorous relationships), and adults of all genders and sexual orientations and presenting issues. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, stress reduction, trauma, abuse, family disruptions, relationships, challenging adjustments and life transitions, and balancing work/career. Ami’s therapy is queer - and gender-affirming.
(571) 946-7285 
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McLean, VA 22101
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in McLean. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.