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Karla Albracht, MSW, LCSW

Karla Albracht, MSW, LCSW is a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical social worker. Mrs. Albracht works primarily with pre-school through elementary school children who are experiencing depression, anxiety, abuse/neglect, aggression, maladaptive social skills, developmental delays, learning disorders, and maladjustment to divorce and blended families. Mrs. Albracht is trained in both play and sand therapy. She strongly promotes a collaborative approach with parents. Please contact her at 703-352-8538 to schedule an appointment.

Jean Atkinson, MA, LPC

Jean Atkinson, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience as a therapist working with adults, couples, families, children, and teenagers.  She has master's degrees in Counseling Psychology and in Child Development, with further graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her specialties include depression and anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, grief and loss, and divorce and remarriage. She can be reached at 703-865-6931.

Lori L. Bain LPC, LMFT

Lori L. Bain LPC, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor who works with individuals, families, and children. She earned her master's degree from Virginia Tech in Family and Child Development and is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Ms. Bain's specialties include work with school age children, couples issues, personal stress, grief, and depression. She also has significant experience working in the areas of play therapy, and with children with developmental delays. Ms. Bain can be reached at 703-352-9847.

Kimberly Close-Jensen, LCSW

Kimberly Close-Jensen, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of direct clinical practice experience. Ms. Close-Jensen has worked with individuals, families, and groups across the life-span, with diverse strengths and needs. She has experience in working with youth and adults with complex mental health and medical needs. She utilizes evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focussed CBT to address a myriad of issues and concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance use, self-harming and suicidal behaviors, trauma, and serious mental illness. She has experience working with young children using play-based interventions. She works collaboratively with parents when working with children and adolescents. She takes a strengths-based approach to her work and seeks to identify resiliency factors in the individuals and families she serves. Ms. Close-Jensen can be reached at 703-352-8536.

Brian Marvin, LCSW

Brian Marvin, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. He has extensive experience working in various settings and areas of practice including outpatient substance abuse, employee assistance, schools, community mental health and child/adolescent treatment programs. Brian specializes in providing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems therapy to families, individuals and adolescents with a wide range of problems, and he offers services that emphasize the individual strengths of each client. Brian works in a collaborative way with clients to explore options or solutions for issues related to parenting, single parent fathers, marital or family conflict, separation and divorce, chronic or terminal illness, grief and loss, anger, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and co-dependence. Brian can be reached at 703-352-9896.

Jennie McKinney, MSW, LCSW

Jennie McKinney, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with couples, families, individuals and children. Her focus is on treating families with special challenges, such as abuse, trauma, mental illness, and learning disabilities. Jennie is also experienced in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders and emotional regulation problems/anger issues with all developmental levels. She has experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, various county social service agencies, and in military social service agencies/contract settings. She currently works with couples using the Gottman Institute Couples Therapy Method and is in the process of earning a National Certification, having completed Level 3 training. Jennie also uses a variety of other modalities, such as CBT, EFT and mindfulness/body connecting exercises, to ensure that her clients' needs are met and their goals are obtained. She can be reached by calling 703-352-9255.

Misha Politano, LCSW

Misha Politano, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in clinical service, received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland. Her areas of practice have included extensive work in substance abuse, family advocacy, the treatment of depression and numerous adjustment challenges. She also brings extensive experience in case management and service networking. Ms. Politano has served in a number of inpatient settings, and has broad experience with outpatient consultation. Addressing the needs of culturally diverse clients is an area of special interest. She is fully fluent in Farsi and can be reached at 703-865-4415.

Clarissa Rathbone, M.Ed., LPC

Clarissa Rathbone, M.Ed., LPC specializes in family functioning and relationships across the lifespan, from adolescence to end of life issues. A former teacher, writer, editor, and hospice bereavement counselor, Clarissa knows that life, and simply being human, often presents challenges. She has extensive experience in assisting individuals, couples, and families to not just survive the difficult times but also to thrive and live a more fulfilling and richer life. Trained in family systems and strength-based brief psychotherapies, Clarissa works in a collaborative way with clients to explore with them options or solutions for issues related to parenting, marital or family conflict, separation and divorce, chronic or terminal illness, grief and loss, loneliness, estrangement, anger, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, co-dependence, and immigration. Clarissa may be reached at 703-865-6932.

Nancy Shands, MS, LPC, LMFT

Nancy Shands, MS, LPC, LMFT is a therapist with experience in a wide variety of issues and a diverse client population. A great deal of her work is focused on loss and its impact on a person, couple or family. Although she is a published author, consultant and lecturer in the field of chronic and terminal illness and in death and bereavement, her interest in loss expands beyond these fields. People grieve the loss of "what might have been" in many of life's situations that bring them to therapy, and she is adept at helping them move on from that point. She has extensive training and experience in EMDR, and is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Ms. Shands can be reached at 703-352-9003.

Kathy Stevens, MA, LPC

Kathy Stevens, MA, LPC is a licensed clinical therapist who works with individuals, couples, families, and children. With over 25 years in a variety of social service organizations, she offers a broad range of knowledge and experience in addressing multiple life issues, including relationship, parenting, family conflict, domestic and childhood abuse, divorce, depression and anxiety. Trained in play therapy and experiential therapy, she also works with children who experience adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, or developmental delays. Kathy can be reached at 703-352-8537.

Judy A. Stone, EdD, LMFT, LPC

Judy A. Stone, EdD, LMFT, LPC is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience using integrative approaches to mental health. She has Masters and Doctoral degrees from Virginia Tech, is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University. Dr. Stone works with adolescents, adults, couples and families using creative, evidence-based therapeutic interventions that integrate positive psychology, resilience-building, mindfulness and family systems-informed directives. Clinical Specialties include stress, anxiety, and depression; cross-cultural environments and relationships (intercultural relationships, generational conflict, LGBTQ); high-achieving and creative individuals (perfectionism, self-doubt, performance anxiety), and couples in relationship crisis or who simply want to experience more comfort and intimacy with one another. Dr. Stone is also a consultant for federal law enforcement agencies, providing expert opinion on psychological fitness for duty issues. Dr. Stone may be reached at 703-352-8534.

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