Therapists in South Riding, VA

Louis Mateus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Not accepting new clients
My treatment approach is person-centered. I bring an empathic, genuine, active and non-judgmental attitude to my encounter with each client to facilitate a safe and collaborative exploration of contributing factors to the problem (s) addressed in therapy, which in turn allows me to draw from interventions that best fit the client. My treatment philosophy is that the aim of psychotherapy is about helping clients feel better and to be empowered with gained awareness of themselves and their life situation (s) and skills with which to lead a more satisfying life.
My treatment approach is person-centered. I bring an empathic, genuine, active and non-judgmental attitude to my encounter with each client to facilitate a safe and collaborative exploration of contributing factors to the problem (s) addressed in therapy, which in turn allows me to draw from interventions that best fit the client. My treatment philosophy is that the aim of psychotherapy is about helping clients feel better and to be empowered with gained awareness of themselves and their life situation (s) and skills with which to lead a more satisfying life.
(703) 454-8259 View (703) 454-8259
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Linda Oberleitner, RN, NCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
You are meant to be happy in this life. If you have been stuck in anxiety, depression, and anger, life can feel very hard and it translates to difficult relationships, lack of motivation and joylessness in everyday moments. This cycle is challenging to get out of alone but I can assist you in getting out of that frustrating loop through supportive listening to understand the circumstances of your life and most importantly your thoughts and feelings.
You are meant to be happy in this life. If you have been stuck in anxiety, depression, and anger, life can feel very hard and it translates to difficult relationships, lack of motivation and joylessness in everyday moments. This cycle is challenging to get out of alone but I can assist you in getting out of that frustrating loop through supportive listening to understand the circumstances of your life and most importantly your thoughts and feelings.
(703) 596-4616 View (703) 596-4616
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Damon Saunders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Are you having difficulty with the relationships in your life? Are you struggling to make progress with your goals? Is it hard for you to find meaning in your daily living? I firmly believe that before any psychological theory or technique can be helpful, a therapeutic relationship must be established. I see the relationship between a client and therapist as a collaborative partnership. Whether you are an adult, adolescent, or family, I seek to create a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment for us to explore identity, patterns, choices, and opportunities for growth and change. Currently accepting new patients
Are you having difficulty with the relationships in your life? Are you struggling to make progress with your goals? Is it hard for you to find meaning in your daily living? I firmly believe that before any psychological theory or technique can be helpful, a therapeutic relationship must be established. I see the relationship between a client and therapist as a collaborative partnership. Whether you are an adult, adolescent, or family, I seek to create a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment for us to explore identity, patterns, choices, and opportunities for growth and change. Currently accepting new patients
(703) 596-3209 View (703) 596-3209
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Sheena Lyn Reddick
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-R
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Not accepting new clients
I work with children and adolescents with varying levels of functioning. My passion lies in helping children, adolescents, and adults who face challenges related to neurodiversity, relationships, work, and academics. I have a successful track record in providing trauma-informed services to individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, executive dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ODD, ADHD, and IED, both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. I have also provided support to clients who are members of the LGBTQIA+, military, and immigrant populations.
I work with children and adolescents with varying levels of functioning. My passion lies in helping children, adolescents, and adults who face challenges related to neurodiversity, relationships, work, and academics. I have a successful track record in providing trauma-informed services to individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, executive dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ODD, ADHD, and IED, both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. I have also provided support to clients who are members of the LGBTQIA+, military, and immigrant populations.
(571) 946-9448 View (571) 946-9448
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Kristin Whiting-Davis - KWD Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152  (Online Only)
Are you a caregiver, parent, healthcare professional, business owner, leader, or therapist seeking a safe haven of support? Together, I can help you navigate life's challenges—from trauma exposure, stress and burnout to work-life balance and loss. I can provide a fresh, healing perspective and allow you to be vulnerable, learn and practice skills, reflect and explore. Through mindfulness and self-compassion, you can reduce stress and enhance your joy, balance and resilience.
Are you a caregiver, parent, healthcare professional, business owner, leader, or therapist seeking a safe haven of support? Together, I can help you navigate life's challenges—from trauma exposure, stress and burnout to work-life balance and loss. I can provide a fresh, healing perspective and allow you to be vulnerable, learn and practice skills, reflect and explore. Through mindfulness and self-compassion, you can reduce stress and enhance your joy, balance and resilience.
(301) 973-6466 View (301) 973-6466
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Diana O'Brien, LCSW, MEd, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Not accepting new clients
I have been providing individual and family counseling since 2002. I enjoy working with all ages with anxiety and depression. I tailor the services to each individual client to best suit their needs. I have a history of working with families in crisis in their homes on family dynamics. I also have experience working with foster children and foster families, so have knowledge of trauma issues and how to support these children and families.
I have been providing individual and family counseling since 2002. I enjoy working with all ages with anxiety and depression. I tailor the services to each individual client to best suit their needs. I have a history of working with families in crisis in their homes on family dynamics. I also have experience working with foster children and foster families, so have knowledge of trauma issues and how to support these children and families.
(703) 468-0090 View (703) 468-0090
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Wendy A. Krupa, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
I've had extensive experience working with college and career age women, young mothers, adolescents and their parents, as well as those affected by addictions. I truly believe it is my calling to be in this field and it is my life experiences that have given me a compassion and empathy to walk alongside those who are struggling, offering direction and support by using my professional knowledge and skills.
I've had extensive experience working with college and career age women, young mothers, adolescents and their parents, as well as those affected by addictions. I truly believe it is my calling to be in this field and it is my life experiences that have given me a compassion and empathy to walk alongside those who are struggling, offering direction and support by using my professional knowledge and skills.
(571) 248-3999 View (571) 248-3999
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Heather Paige
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
While working with clients, I utilize an active, flexible, strength based approach incorporating both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques. My goals are to enable clients to utilize therapy to make important and lasting changes. I provide a confidential, safe and respectful space to work on issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, grief and bereavement and communication. Therapy is a place to both heal and grow and I work in collaboration with clients to facilitate that process. I have advanced training in interpersonal and relational issues.
While working with clients, I utilize an active, flexible, strength based approach incorporating both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques. My goals are to enable clients to utilize therapy to make important and lasting changes. I provide a confidential, safe and respectful space to work on issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, grief and bereavement and communication. Therapy is a place to both heal and grow and I work in collaboration with clients to facilitate that process. I have advanced training in interpersonal and relational issues.
(703) 343-9601 View (703) 343-9601
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Karen L Cenname
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Is your life going in a different direction than you had imagined? Are you overwhelmed, unmotivated and find it hard to move forward? All of us get off track sometimes, and we could all use help from time to time too. Over the past 10+ years as a therapist, I've been committed to joining clients in their quest to get to the root of their problems. Together, we will figure out what is needed for you to work through your issues, allowing you to get back on track, and move on to a healthier, happier place.
Is your life going in a different direction than you had imagined? Are you overwhelmed, unmotivated and find it hard to move forward? All of us get off track sometimes, and we could all use help from time to time too. Over the past 10+ years as a therapist, I've been committed to joining clients in their quest to get to the root of their problems. Together, we will figure out what is needed for you to work through your issues, allowing you to get back on track, and move on to a healthier, happier place.
(703) 419-9469 View (703) 419-9469
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Elizabeth Mahoney, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Life does have many stressful issues like loss, relationship dynamics, family conflict, work concerns, divorce, and medical crisis. These types of stressors greatly influence our ability to cope with our everyday responsibilities. My focus in therapy is to identify your current stressors and how they can either be resolved or develop the ability to decrease the severity of symptoms. Together, we will develop goals and steps tailored to you. I primarily work with couples with a Gottman based approach. I am also able to treat adult mental health issues regarding depression, anxiety and I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
Life does have many stressful issues like loss, relationship dynamics, family conflict, work concerns, divorce, and medical crisis. These types of stressors greatly influence our ability to cope with our everyday responsibilities. My focus in therapy is to identify your current stressors and how they can either be resolved or develop the ability to decrease the severity of symptoms. Together, we will develop goals and steps tailored to you. I primarily work with couples with a Gottman based approach. I am also able to treat adult mental health issues regarding depression, anxiety and I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
(703) 468-1675 View (703) 468-1675
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Erika Neil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152  (Online Only)
Building on the strengths of each client, I provide a warm, accepting environment in which to address inner and outer obstacles. My clients are typically dealing with difficult transitions or emotional states that are preventing them from enjoying life to the fullest. I work collaboratively to understand and get to the root of distressing thoughts and feelings. My style is compassionate and solution-focused, and is individualized to each person's needs. I teach clients mind-body strategies to empower them to handle challenges, and to cultivate positive emotional states.
Building on the strengths of each client, I provide a warm, accepting environment in which to address inner and outer obstacles. My clients are typically dealing with difficult transitions or emotional states that are preventing them from enjoying life to the fullest. I work collaboratively to understand and get to the root of distressing thoughts and feelings. My style is compassionate and solution-focused, and is individualized to each person's needs. I teach clients mind-body strategies to empower them to handle challenges, and to cultivate positive emotional states.
(571) 200-1202 View (571) 200-1202
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Judy Valeski, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Riding, VA 20152
I specialize in depression and anxiety, communication skills, couples counseling, grief and loss, single parenting, career counseling, and chronic illness. As a Resident in Counseling, I tend to use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as we work together to help clients see immediate connections between their thoughts and their current actions. This often allows for acknowledgement and change to occur sooner, and clients can experience the satisfaction from the results of their hard work.
I specialize in depression and anxiety, communication skills, couples counseling, grief and loss, single parenting, career counseling, and chronic illness. As a Resident in Counseling, I tend to use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as we work together to help clients see immediate connections between their thoughts and their current actions. This often allows for acknowledgement and change to occur sooner, and clients can experience the satisfaction from the results of their hard work.
(703) 291-0721 View (703) 291-0721
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Rebecca Hogg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSATP, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
South Riding, VA 20152  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe you’re feeling confused, lost or stuck along the path of life? Have these emotions or the stressors of life overwhelmed your ability to cope? My approach is focused on you and your needs. I will support you to engage your strengths and self-compassion right NOW to reach your goals you identify and overcome challenges that you are facing. We will explore how you can thrive in the present, and grow your potential.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe you’re feeling confused, lost or stuck along the path of life? Have these emotions or the stressors of life overwhelmed your ability to cope? My approach is focused on you and your needs. I will support you to engage your strengths and self-compassion right NOW to reach your goals you identify and overcome challenges that you are facing. We will explore how you can thrive in the present, and grow your potential.
(571) 200-6943 View (571) 200-6943
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Nicholas Searle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Waitlist for new clients
In my 13+ years of being a therapist I have found that the traditional face to face support works wonders for some, but is not a good fit for others. Some of my clients have found sitting in one place for 45 minutes a challenge, or feel too much pressure to truly open up and share what they are thinking and feeling. With this in mind, I hope that my practice will serve as a new space for people seeking support in a slightly different manner. I hope to use "walk and talk therapy" to give an outlet to those who would usually outright avoid counseling, or not fully invest as it doesn't work for them.
In my 13+ years of being a therapist I have found that the traditional face to face support works wonders for some, but is not a good fit for others. Some of my clients have found sitting in one place for 45 minutes a challenge, or feel too much pressure to truly open up and share what they are thinking and feeling. With this in mind, I hope that my practice will serve as a new space for people seeking support in a slightly different manner. I hope to use "walk and talk therapy" to give an outlet to those who would usually outright avoid counseling, or not fully invest as it doesn't work for them.
(703) 552-5206 View (703) 552-5206
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Kate Ashley Lankford
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
There are many reasons people seek mental health care, perhaps they're going through a tough season in life or there has been complex trauma. Regardless of a client's reason for seeking therapy, my primary goal is to create a relationship supported by comfort and safety. I believe in collaborating with my clients to create a therapeutic plan that is specifically tailored to their individual needs and goals. For those interested I do offer a therapy animal to sit in on sessions and provide additional support.
There are many reasons people seek mental health care, perhaps they're going through a tough season in life or there has been complex trauma. Regardless of a client's reason for seeking therapy, my primary goal is to create a relationship supported by comfort and safety. I believe in collaborating with my clients to create a therapeutic plan that is specifically tailored to their individual needs and goals. For those interested I do offer a therapy animal to sit in on sessions and provide additional support.
(540) 699-0073 View (540) 699-0073
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JaNae Messick
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Riding, VA 20152
Do you need a safe place to explore an ongoing struggle, an important relationship, or yourself? Inviting a trained counselor to walk alongside you as you examine your private struggles can create clarity and capacity that leads to momentum in your personal and relational development. My therapeutic approach is warm, non-judgmental, curious, and collaborative. I create uniquely tailored treatment plans that are based on your goals and strengths. I will use expertise and research-informed interventions to equip you with knowledge and skills that will support your continued progress long after we complete our work together.
Do you need a safe place to explore an ongoing struggle, an important relationship, or yourself? Inviting a trained counselor to walk alongside you as you examine your private struggles can create clarity and capacity that leads to momentum in your personal and relational development. My therapeutic approach is warm, non-judgmental, curious, and collaborative. I create uniquely tailored treatment plans that are based on your goals and strengths. I will use expertise and research-informed interventions to equip you with knowledge and skills that will support your continued progress long after we complete our work together.
(703) 570-8426 View (703) 570-8426
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Shannon Paige
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Finding someone to share your experiences with, whom you can trust is an important step in your journey. I believe challenging times and experiences offer you the greatest potential to create the life you have wanted and dreamt of. While reaching out for help is often the first and most difficult steps to initiating change in our lives and moving toward wholeness, I am so glad that you are here!
Finding someone to share your experiences with, whom you can trust is an important step in your journey. I believe challenging times and experiences offer you the greatest potential to create the life you have wanted and dreamt of. While reaching out for help is often the first and most difficult steps to initiating change in our lives and moving toward wholeness, I am so glad that you are here!
(571) 536-7065 View (571) 536-7065
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Michelle Lam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
Hello, I’m Michelle. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years of experience providing mental health services. I work with adults and adolescents and adults dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life stressors and relationship issues. I enjoy partnering with my clients to improve their quality of life and meet individualized goals. My goal is for clients to feel understood, supported, and empowered.
Hello, I’m Michelle. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years of experience providing mental health services. I work with adults and adolescents and adults dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life stressors and relationship issues. I enjoy partnering with my clients to improve their quality of life and meet individualized goals. My goal is for clients to feel understood, supported, and empowered.
(703) 782-8348 View (703) 782-8348
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Dr. Aishwarya Nambiar
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
South Riding, VA 20152
Life throws us challenges causing us to feel lonely, hopeless, and inadequate. If you are struggling in your relationships and feel misunderstood by your loved ones, you are not alone. If you have lost sight of who you are due to a loss of a loved one or a stressful life situation, I am here to help you put the pieces together. Together we will work hard and at your pace to help you establish healthy relationships, personal growth, and maintain inner peace.
Life throws us challenges causing us to feel lonely, hopeless, and inadequate. If you are struggling in your relationships and feel misunderstood by your loved ones, you are not alone. If you have lost sight of who you are due to a loss of a loved one or a stressful life situation, I am here to help you put the pieces together. Together we will work hard and at your pace to help you establish healthy relationships, personal growth, and maintain inner peace.
(757) 231-3347 View (757) 231-3347
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The Resilience Network LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
South Riding, VA 20152
The professionals at the Resilience Network understand that we all learn best through creative play and positive interactions. Our goal is to teach and practice the skills necessary for families to be the best they can be. We work from a Studio filled with art, crafts, and activity yet our work is seriously important. We teach children about relationship, compassion, problem solving, situational awareness, persisting when things become difficult and how to complete tasks. Many of our clients are recovering from trauma, adverse events or behavior challenges. We work with the whole family to create support and understanding.
The professionals at the Resilience Network understand that we all learn best through creative play and positive interactions. Our goal is to teach and practice the skills necessary for families to be the best they can be. We work from a Studio filled with art, crafts, and activity yet our work is seriously important. We teach children about relationship, compassion, problem solving, situational awareness, persisting when things become difficult and how to complete tasks. Many of our clients are recovering from trauma, adverse events or behavior challenges. We work with the whole family to create support and understanding.
(703) 884-8650 View (703) 884-8650

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Number of Therapists in South Riding, VA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in South Riding, VA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
61% ADHD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Anthem | Elevance
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in South Riding, VA see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Riding?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.