I am a licensed professional counselor in private practice in McLean, VA. I received an MA in counseling psychology from Marymount University and a post-masters certificate in clinical counseling from Johns Hopkins University. I am in my fifteenth year of private practice.
I work primarily with individuals, couples and families and I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, loss & grief, life transition and marriage and relationship difficulties. I am experienced in psychodynamic growth-oriented psychotherapy including the impact of spiritual issues on emotional health. My counseling style is strongly relational with an emphasis on your inner world and psychological development. My goal is to provide a safe and caring environment where you can feel connected, speak honestly and discover ways to solve problems as well as bring about emotional freedom and personal growth.
I have a background in working with students in the United States as well as government and diplomatic leaders in Washington, DC. I also spent fourteen years living and working in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism. This part in my life has given me a broad range of experience with people from all walks of life and many cultural backgrounds. I have traveled widely outside of the United States and have developed a love and sensitivity to cultural issues.
Mary Lou Lyon ReachesMcLean VA