Therapists in McLean, VA

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Bonnie Becker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you missing out on all that life has to offer because of depression, anxiety, and/or relationship problems? If so, I can help. Through supportive, collaborative, and interactive sessions, I provide a safe environment in which to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from functioning at your best and connecting with others.
Are you missing out on all that life has to offer because of depression, anxiety, and/or relationship problems? If so, I can help. Through supportive, collaborative, and interactive sessions, I provide a safe environment in which to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from functioning at your best and connecting with others.
(703) 957-7821 View (703) 957-7821
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Kjerstin Lemke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over 10 years clinical experience, I am passionate about using evidence-based practices to help empower you every day, not just when you are in crisis. I am Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Combining Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, along with Person-Centered and Humanistic approaches I work diligently to create a welcoming, supporting and safe environment where individuals can feel free to express themselves. Working through difficult times alone can often feel overwhelming and defeating without help.
With over 10 years clinical experience, I am passionate about using evidence-based practices to help empower you every day, not just when you are in crisis. I am Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Combining Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, along with Person-Centered and Humanistic approaches I work diligently to create a welcoming, supporting and safe environment where individuals can feel free to express themselves. Working through difficult times alone can often feel overwhelming and defeating without help.
(571) 496-9049 View (571) 496-9049
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Valia Shoja
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
I am a resident Counselor at Wellness Through Counseling, located in McLean, VA. I am passionate about helping my clients heal and grow. My mission is to assist people understand themselves and their challenges more effectively. I strongly believe that my clients are experts of their desired path in life. I strive to create a safe space that allows you to process your thoughts and feelings. Through a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together to explore your strengths and resilience for living a fulfilling life and reaching your potential.
I am a resident Counselor at Wellness Through Counseling, located in McLean, VA. I am passionate about helping my clients heal and grow. My mission is to assist people understand themselves and their challenges more effectively. I strongly believe that my clients are experts of their desired path in life. I strive to create a safe space that allows you to process your thoughts and feelings. Through a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together to explore your strengths and resilience for living a fulfilling life and reaching your potential.
(571) 998-1325 View (571) 998-1325
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Sindhu Elagandhala
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Sindhu Elagandhala (they/them & she/her) is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). They have years of experience and are passionate in working with clients navigating comorbidities of mood, anxiety, personality, and trauma disorders as well as those seeking to integrate neurotypes such as ADHD and autism. They work with adults, couples, and families who are motivated for the work of therapy.
Sindhu Elagandhala (they/them & she/her) is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). They have years of experience and are passionate in working with clients navigating comorbidities of mood, anxiety, personality, and trauma disorders as well as those seeking to integrate neurotypes such as ADHD and autism. They work with adults, couples, and families who are motivated for the work of therapy.
(571) 596-6171 View (571) 596-6171
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Britt Lindon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
So, you’ve waited this long to either start therapy or change to a therapist that’ll REALLY help. By the time you get to this point – you’re overdue. I get that. That’s why we keep openings for SAME day appointments, and evening & weekend slots. Although we don’t do emergency care – we understand that sometimes it’s best to talk through something soon. I specialize in treating fellow doctors, lawyers or high-net worth individuals who require a therapist that can match their intellect and caliber. I understand how big law, three-letter government agencies and academia works – so you won’t have to waste time getting me up to speed.
So, you’ve waited this long to either start therapy or change to a therapist that’ll REALLY help. By the time you get to this point – you’re overdue. I get that. That’s why we keep openings for SAME day appointments, and evening & weekend slots. Although we don’t do emergency care – we understand that sometimes it’s best to talk through something soon. I specialize in treating fellow doctors, lawyers or high-net worth individuals who require a therapist that can match their intellect and caliber. I understand how big law, three-letter government agencies and academia works – so you won’t have to waste time getting me up to speed.
(206) 495-4326 View (206) 495-4326
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Jessica Barry
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, BCBA
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Are you or loved one in need of finding answers? Do you wonder what might be causing you (or your loved one) to have difficulty navigating the day to day tasks? Or perhaps you are looking to speak with someone who can provide a safe and understanding place to explore questions that you may have in order to find solutions, support, or a direction. Whether you are seeking a psychological evaluation or therapy/counseling services, the questions or reasons that have brought you to where you are now may be addressed.
Are you or loved one in need of finding answers? Do you wonder what might be causing you (or your loved one) to have difficulty navigating the day to day tasks? Or perhaps you are looking to speak with someone who can provide a safe and understanding place to explore questions that you may have in order to find solutions, support, or a direction. Whether you are seeking a psychological evaluation or therapy/counseling services, the questions or reasons that have brought you to where you are now may be addressed.
(703) 215-9912 View (703) 215-9912
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Vincent DAvena
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
I work with couples, individual adults and adolescents 15+ who are experiencing individual, relational and communication challenges. Stressors I work with include family stress, communication issues, work-life balance, parental-teen conflict, anxiety, trauma, stress, bullying, grief, identity, & adjustment challenges. I work with you to build inner strength, increase personal awareness, and to thrive interpersonally. I help you better understand what's happened to you, how to identify your blind spots, and to manage your personal + professional challenges in a way that is helpful and rewarding.
I work with couples, individual adults and adolescents 15+ who are experiencing individual, relational and communication challenges. Stressors I work with include family stress, communication issues, work-life balance, parental-teen conflict, anxiety, trauma, stress, bullying, grief, identity, & adjustment challenges. I work with you to build inner strength, increase personal awareness, and to thrive interpersonally. I help you better understand what's happened to you, how to identify your blind spots, and to manage your personal + professional challenges in a way that is helpful and rewarding.
(571) 341-7271 View (571) 341-7271
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Lisa Anne Maestri
LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
I would like to congratulate you for taking the time to explore therapy. I know that finding the right therapist takes time and energy and is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. I welcome any questions you have about me or my practice. I hope to put you at ease from the moment you connect with me via phone or in the office. I approach my clients with a positive & hopeful attitude as we work with one another. The people I have had the privilege to work with describe my style as warm, compassionate, interactive, and collaborative.
I would like to congratulate you for taking the time to explore therapy. I know that finding the right therapist takes time and energy and is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. I welcome any questions you have about me or my practice. I hope to put you at ease from the moment you connect with me via phone or in the office. I approach my clients with a positive & hopeful attitude as we work with one another. The people I have had the privilege to work with describe my style as warm, compassionate, interactive, and collaborative.
(571) 290-2059 View (571) 290-2059
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Katie Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, I create a welcoming and secure space for individuals to address a range of concerns. With a wealth of experience focusing on children and adolescents grappling with issues like depression, anxiety, behavior challenges, ADHD, sleep disturbances, sensory issues, self-esteem, and life transitions, I am committed to fostering an environment of warmth, acceptance, and respect for every unique child, adolescent, and family under my care.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, I create a welcoming and secure space for individuals to address a range of concerns. With a wealth of experience focusing on children and adolescents grappling with issues like depression, anxiety, behavior challenges, ADHD, sleep disturbances, sensory issues, self-esteem, and life transitions, I am committed to fostering an environment of warmth, acceptance, and respect for every unique child, adolescent, and family under my care.
(703) 348-3732 View (703) 348-3732
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John Leso
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Leso encourages clients to explore and achieve their personal best, leveraging strengths in a collaborative, goal-oriented approach. Using CBT, mindfulness techniques and EMDR, he helps clients heal and grow through a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, bereavement and other life transitions. He is experienced in LGBT+ issues, speaks Spanish as a second language and has specialized training in cross cultural psychology. He is also an EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapist. Dedicated to the truth that mind and body are one thing, Dr. Leso also has experience as a registered yoga teacher.
Dr. Leso encourages clients to explore and achieve their personal best, leveraging strengths in a collaborative, goal-oriented approach. Using CBT, mindfulness techniques and EMDR, he helps clients heal and grow through a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, bereavement and other life transitions. He is experienced in LGBT+ issues, speaks Spanish as a second language and has specialized training in cross cultural psychology. He is also an EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapist. Dedicated to the truth that mind and body are one thing, Dr. Leso also has experience as a registered yoga teacher.
(571) 748-5387 View (571) 748-5387
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Dr. Katherine Kelly
Psychologist, PsyD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, feeling down, or are experiencing chronic stress. Maybe you are adjusting to a new life change, seeking to achieve balance, or have experienced trauma. It may feel like the past or future is running the present. Collaboratively, we can achieve your goals so that you can feel better and connect to your authentic self.
Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, feeling down, or are experiencing chronic stress. Maybe you are adjusting to a new life change, seeking to achieve balance, or have experienced trauma. It may feel like the past or future is running the present. Collaboratively, we can achieve your goals so that you can feel better and connect to your authentic self.
(571) 556-9460 View (571) 556-9460
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Erwin J Reyna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Erwin Reyna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University in NYC. He served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and continues to serve his community by providing mentorship and guidance to individuals and families going through crisis.
Erwin Reyna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University in NYC. He served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and continues to serve his community by providing mentorship and guidance to individuals and families going through crisis.
(571) 351-1152 View (571) 351-1152
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Erika Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Not accepting new clients
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.
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 View (703) 457-9072
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Caroline Strunk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
Therapy is a chance to slow down and step into a safe, confidential space away from the external world to explore your inner one. To sit in a quiet room with another human being who is unconditionally kind but honest, and also trained to recognize patterns of unhealthy behavior, irrational thinking, and the invisible blocks that keep you from being the best version of yourself. I invite you to begin your counseling journey with me and start this process of untangling emotional knots and using these insights to make positive changes in your life.
Therapy is a chance to slow down and step into a safe, confidential space away from the external world to explore your inner one. To sit in a quiet room with another human being who is unconditionally kind but honest, and also trained to recognize patterns of unhealthy behavior, irrational thinking, and the invisible blocks that keep you from being the best version of yourself. I invite you to begin your counseling journey with me and start this process of untangling emotional knots and using these insights to make positive changes in your life.
(571) 350-3250 View (571) 350-3250
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Susan M Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
All my life I have been fascinated by peoples’ stories. It's been my privilege over more than forty years to hear the stories of my clients, as we meet together to understand their concerns and together develop treatment goals that will facilitate personal growth in their lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I see adults, both individuals and couples. Exploring family of origin dynamics and understanding the impact those dynamics may have on the client's presenting concerns allows a more thorough approach to treatment. My style is collaborative, empathic, practical, and interpersonal.
All my life I have been fascinated by peoples’ stories. It's been my privilege over more than forty years to hear the stories of my clients, as we meet together to understand their concerns and together develop treatment goals that will facilitate personal growth in their lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I see adults, both individuals and couples. Exploring family of origin dynamics and understanding the impact those dynamics may have on the client's presenting concerns allows a more thorough approach to treatment. My style is collaborative, empathic, practical, and interpersonal.
(703) 782-4837 View (703) 782-4837
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Barbara Lavine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Barbara earned her BA from Michigan State University, her MA in Counseling from George Washington University in 1983, and an advanced certificate in Counseling from GWU in 2014. She has over 30 years of counseling experience. She worked as a school counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools until2016 and has since worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked primarily with children and families, and is also seeing adults. She uses solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy.
Barbara earned her BA from Michigan State University, her MA in Counseling from George Washington University in 1983, and an advanced certificate in Counseling from GWU in 2014. She has over 30 years of counseling experience. She worked as a school counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools until2016 and has since worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked primarily with children and families, and is also seeing adults. She uses solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy.
(571) 536-7327 View (571) 536-7327
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Mindful One LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
We all need help at times to understand our feelings. Mindfulness-based therapy facilitates awareness, insight and the ability to plow into inner wisdom to heal self and reach one's full potential. Mindfulness experience increases an inner peace that remains present through life's challenges. The ability to facilitate change requires first acceptance of feelings, and thoughts. Mindfulness and compassion then facilitates change and new behaviors begin to emerge. The benefits include no longer being afraid, angry or anxious, life-skills improve resulting in a better understanding of goals and values and thus growth as an individual.
We all need help at times to understand our feelings. Mindfulness-based therapy facilitates awareness, insight and the ability to plow into inner wisdom to heal self and reach one's full potential. Mindfulness experience increases an inner peace that remains present through life's challenges. The ability to facilitate change requires first acceptance of feelings, and thoughts. Mindfulness and compassion then facilitates change and new behaviors begin to emerge. The benefits include no longer being afraid, angry or anxious, life-skills improve resulting in a better understanding of goals and values and thus growth as an individual.
(703) 596-8316 View (703) 596-8316
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Megan Sharkey
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
With 10 years of experience as an educator, I understand the unique challenges young people face. Whether it's academic pressures, social concerns, or personal transitions, I'm here to help your child reach their full potential.
With 10 years of experience as an educator, I understand the unique challenges young people face. Whether it's academic pressures, social concerns, or personal transitions, I'm here to help your child reach their full potential.
(571) 604-6840 View (571) 604-6840
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Sandy C Malawer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve communications & better their relationship. I stress pragmatic solutions & reaching optimal goals. Studied at Johns Hopkins (Masters) & Oxford Univ. (Certificate). Former Virginia gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Board of Counseling (Vice Chm). Have had many clients from around the world. Security clearance at EAP with intelligence agencies. Counseling at George Mason Univ. Zoom & in-person. Website http://www.virginiacounselling.com/ Blog https://counsellingcouples.net/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-malawer-7b99117/detail/recent-activity/
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve communications & better their relationship. I stress pragmatic solutions & reaching optimal goals. Studied at Johns Hopkins (Masters) & Oxford Univ. (Certificate). Former Virginia gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Board of Counseling (Vice Chm). Have had many clients from around the world. Security clearance at EAP with intelligence agencies. Counseling at George Mason Univ. Zoom & in-person. Website http://www.virginiacounselling.com/ Blog https://counsellingcouples.net/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-malawer-7b99117/detail/recent-activity/
(703) 293-5440 View (703) 293-5440
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Carly Pollack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Do you want to feel confident, but struggle to trust yourself? Do the “little” things feel overwhelming? Throw in a trauma, unexpected loss, or that shitty thing you thought you moved on from, and you’re really feeling out of control. Yeah, you’re holding it all together, but you're questioning your intuition, feeling irritable and discouraged. You haven't been able to make a change that sticks. Now, you’re ready to try something different. You’re ready to lose the self-doubt and irritability. Most of all, you’re ready to live with confidence, calmness, and courage. I can help you get there.
Do you want to feel confident, but struggle to trust yourself? Do the “little” things feel overwhelming? Throw in a trauma, unexpected loss, or that shitty thing you thought you moved on from, and you’re really feeling out of control. Yeah, you’re holding it all together, but you're questioning your intuition, feeling irritable and discouraged. You haven't been able to make a change that sticks. Now, you’re ready to try something different. You’re ready to lose the self-doubt and irritability. Most of all, you’re ready to live with confidence, calmness, and courage. I can help you get there.
(571) 489-0711 View (571) 489-0711

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in McLean, VA

500+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in McLean, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Anthem | Elevance
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in McLean, VA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary