Therapists in Alexandria, VA and Nearby Locations

Find a therapist in Alexandria, Virginia that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Alexandria to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and more.

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My foundation with clients is person centered. By including empathy and validation in the therapeutic process, it allows the client to have a voice and be heard without judgement. I uses evidenced based theoretical orientations and work...
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Virginia

My specialty is servicing young adult/adult clients (ages 18 to 40) who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and life-direction. My ideal client is one who is interested in thriving, identifying and living a passionate...
Leda Kaveh
Psy.D., MS
In-Person Sessions:

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Maryland, Virginia

Dr. Kaveh is the owner/director of Washington Psychological Wellness, a boutique-style mental health practice located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Therapy can inspire change, create greater self-awareness and improve one's life and relationships....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I believe that people argue because they do not feel understood or feel that anyone is listening. There are similarities between teenagers and couples in how they argue. "If this person would just listen to what I am saying things would be better."...
Lorna Tempest
LMFT, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Lorna Tempest is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Virginia and Washington DC and in California. She provides teletherapy to individual adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center. Ms....
In-Person Sessions:

Fairfax, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Are you or your teen feeling stuck and unsure about how to move past the roadblocks in your path? Are you ready to make positive changes in your life and move forward? Whether you or someone you love is struggling with anxiety, depression,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

If you are a teen, young adult or parent, struggling with mood, anxiety, self-esteem or relationship problems, you may know there is an easier way to navigate your current challenges. But you may not know how to cope with your emotions, why certain...
In-Person Sessions:

Arlington, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Alexis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia and is passionate about working together with clients during challenging times in their lives and believes in healing for all. Alexis sees the therapeutic relationship as the most...
Robyn Brickel
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia, Connecticut

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT Clinical Director, Brickel and Associates, LLC EMDRIA Certified and Approved Consultant Robyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy, as well as the founder and...
Katie Clark
LPC-S 7
In-Person Sessions:

McLean, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

As a therapist, I am dedicated to providing an atmosphere of warmth, genuineness, acceptance, and respect for each unique individual in order to encourage personal growth. I am committed to giving people the space to work on various concerns. I draw...
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

So many emotions come with making the decision to seek counseling. Are you stuck in an unhealthy pattern of communication? Do you or your partner regularly feel unheard or criticized during conflict? Are you at a loss about how to communicate...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Donna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She has over 30 years of experience working in mental health counseling. She enjoys working with individuals to address issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief,...
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I am passionate about helping those struggling with grief, mood disorders and depression & anxiety. I excel at working with bi-cultural identity, third-cultures, and individuals who have moved around often. I love working with individuals who need...
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Misunderstood, alone, angry, confused, sad, anxious, apathetic, lost. These are a few common emotions that can often feel overwhelming and never-ending. My goal as a therapist is to help people uncover their own strengths, accompany them on their...
In-Person Sessions:

Falls Church, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I am originally from Florida, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The Florida State University. I completed my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University. I enjoy using expressive and embodied...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Feeling “stuck” or like you have “hit a wall?” Do you and your spouse or significant other feel like your communication is not what it used to be? Are you “at a loss” in trying to figure out your teenager or adolescent child? Are you...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia, Maryland

I truly believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important tools towards healing. As a clinician, I strive to create a safe and warm environment that is compassionate and client-centered. I prescribe to an integrative approach to...
In-Person Sessions:

Springfield, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

I realize that sharing the most intimate details of your life with a stranger can feel really vulnerable. I work to create a space in which you feel safe, accepted, connected, and supported in sharing your struggles. Having such an environment can...
Susannah Volkers
MA, Resident in Counseling
In-Person Sessions:

Fairfax, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Please note: In response to COVID-19, I will be offering telehealth sessions in lieu of in-person sessions. I am currently accepting new clients. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Susannah’s passion is faith-integrated, Christ-centered approach...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

As a clinician, I truly do believe that everyone is on a journey that is full of positive and negative turns along the way. Jon Kabat-Zinn once said “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” As a psychologist, I would like to help...
In-Person Sessions:

Alexandria, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

In patient mental health services 20 years with DEA Critical Incident Intervention Taught graduate school for 12 years Director of Field Instruction for three different graduate programs Trauma informed
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

For the past 17 years, I have provided individual and family therapy at home, school, and community. During this time, I have learned the importance of meeting individuals and their families where they are, to build a safe and trusting relationship,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia

Sarah has a passion for working with new mothers, attachment, parenting issues, teenagers, and working mothers with children. She is trauma informed and enjoys working with individuals coping with stress, depression, anxiety, and high achievers that...
Willetta Wilson
LMFT, LPC 172
In-Person Sessions:

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Virginia, Washington, D.C.

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University, a Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Post Masters certificate in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins...

Mental Health Resources in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The heart of town has stores and shopfronts. It can be described as quaint. However, it is only 7 miles away from the nation’s capital. Most of the people who live in Alexandria are working professionals who have jobs in D.C.

The median household income in Alexandria reflects the fact that it is so close to D.C. At over $82,000, the median household income is much higher here than in the rest of the state. However, the cost of living is also high. The stress that comes along with a higher salary can cause serious mental health issues.

As far as overall mental health in Alexandria, it is similar to other large cities. Given the stress of people’s jobs, people in Alexandria do suffer from mental health issues. There are a ton of mental health professionals in Alexandria. You could spend all day going through the hundreds of entries on Google. However, people don’t always have access to mental health resources.

Mental Health Statistics for Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is a rather small city. The population is only 151,000 people. For Virginia, in general. Over 1.5 million people suffer from a mental health illness. About 350,000 of these would qualify as a serious mental health illness. Another quarter of a million people in Virginia are suffering from a substance abuse issue. This just compounds their problems with mental illness.

The poverty rate in Alexandria is low at under 10%. You can’t attribute the mental health issues to those with financial difficulties. The group suffering the most are the professionals making that commute every day to D.C. They work highly stressful and high-powered jobs. With these types of jobs come a large amount of stress and anxiety.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Alexandria

There are only about 151,000 people in Alexandria. Yet there are over 350 mental health professionals in the city. It is not a matter of the number of mental health professionals. The issue is that the people in Alexandria don’t have the time or wherewithal to seek mental health treatment.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Cyclical poverty
  • Substance abuse

If people in Alexandria had access to quick, around-the-clock mental health treatment, they would be more likely to seek out help. With their work schedules and commute, they don’t have time to spend hours calling around for a mental health professional. They would benefit from a one-stop mental health resource for people in all major cities in the United States.

What Makes Alexandria Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Alexandria is more akin to New York City or Washington D.C. than it is to other cities in Virginia. Salaries are high and homes are valuable. However, time is a rarity.

  • Culture: The culture in Alexandria is mixed. Most people are on the younger side given their proclivity to work in government. The median age is only 36.
  • Economic: People in Alexandria do better financially than their counterparts in the rest of the state. However, high salaries can give rise to high-stress levels and anxiety.
  • Climate: The climate in Alexandria is seasonal. They have very hot and humid summers and very cold and snowy winters. Anyone who lives in this type of climate knows that these highs and lows can lead to depression and anxiety.

Divorce Rate in Alexandria, Virginia

An interesting thing about Alexandria is that 40% of all married people are already on their second marriage. Given the fact that the population is so young, this gives you an idea of how high the initial divorce rate must be!

With mostly younger people moving into the area, you can expect the marriage rate to be a bit lower. Most people in Alexandria are focused on their careers. They don’t put the time and effort into their marriages or finding a spouse.

Mental Health Resources in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria has its share of mental health issues. They may manifest themselves differently because of the makeup of the city. However, just as many people go without mental health treatment in Alexandria as in most major U.S. cities.

There are about 261 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Atlanta. This is a healthy ratio. The problem is that people don’t have time to shop around for a mental health professional. If they had a place to get information quickly, they would be more likely to seek the mental health treatment they need.