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Discover how starting psychologists therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Treatment With a Psychologist

What are psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How do psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in McLean, VA provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks McLean is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client’s condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

Need more help deciding?

Consider this hypothetical: After a really tough year, you feel like all of the pieces are finally falling into place. In just a few short weeks, you graduate from college; then, you move across the country and start your first full-time job. And your boyfriend has been there to support you every step of the way. You couldn’t be more thankful for him or more excited for your future together… until he tells you there won’t be a future together. He’s been harboring difficult feelings, of which he has a hard time explaining. But you get it. He doesn’t want to stay in a committed relationship—he wants to explore and grow on his own.

Life is characterized by these ups and downs. One moment, we might feel on top of the world, and in the next we might feel like the world is out to get us. We never truly known what the next day will bring. What we do know, however, is that we can get through the downs in life with a little help and support. While our loved ones can prove helpful, psychologists can offer professional assistance during our times of need. They can help us through a tough breakup, major changes in life, grief, mental illness, and more.

“If positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are a mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all.” –Christopher Peterson

Thriveworks McLean, VA has psychologists on our team who would be more than happy to meet with you. They can help you capitalize on your strengths and improve your weaknesses; they can guide you through the “downs” in life; and they can provide you with support throughout the entirety of your life journey. The bottom line is that if you think you could benefit from working with a mental health professional, we are here. To schedule an appointment, just call our office at (571) 589-4042.

Can a Psychologist Really Help Me? How?

Due to their wide range of skills and areas of experience, psychologists have a unique ability to help us with many different challenges. Their main goal is to help us improve (or maintain) our mental wellbeing, as well as find greater happiness or success in life. To accomplish this goal, we might have to have some difficult discussions with our psychologist, be open to new ideas, and work to replace some negative habits with positive habits. This will all depend on your specific needs and goals, of which you will communicate with your psychologist at the start of treatment.

Let’s delve into the main functionalities of a psychologist, of which we just touched on. Again, what you work on with your psychologist will depend on you. Still, their main goals will be to help you…

  1. Prioritize your mental health and wellbeing: A lot of different factors contribute to your state of mental health: both internal and external. For example, an argument with your significant other, stress at work, the loss of a loved one, financial instability, and even car trouble can negatively impact your mental health. However, we can learn to respond to and manage these factors to keep our mental health in check. Your Thriveworks McLean Psychologist is here to equip you with essential tools and techniques for doing so.
  2. Find greater happiness or success, personally and/or professionally: Your Thriveworks McLean Psychologist’s other main mission will be to ensure you feel happy and successful in both your personal and professional life. Goal-setting is incredibly important to one’s wellbeing. If you’re lacking success, you don’t feel motivated or fulfilled, it’s important you do something about it. Your psychologist will help you tackle this!

If you are struggling or you think there is room for improvement in any given area of your life, consider working with a Fairfax Psychologist at Thriveworks McLean. We’re here for you.

Schedule an Appointment with a Fairfax Psychologist Today

If you’re in the Fairfax area and you’re looking for some mental health help, consider working with a psychologist at Thriveworks McLean. They can help you work through difficult emotions, address mental health challenges, and manage other life issues. To schedule your appointment, just call (571) 589-4042.

A scheduling specialist will walk you through the quick and easy scheduling process. You will get to choose from flexible scheduling options as well as online counseling opportunities. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at McLean
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Read more My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Benjamin Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
Read more Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
Read more Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
Read more As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
McLean Jan 2020
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Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
Read more Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
McLean Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
Read more I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
McLean Jul 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry McLean is located off of Dolley Madison Blvd., at the intersection of Old Chain Bridge Rd and Fleetwood Rd., in Building A. We share a building with two real estate agents from Long and Foster Real Estate.

Phone number

(571) 200-5518

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