By putting together licensed professionals from various backgrounds, we have created a practice designed to help individuals, couples, and families achieve their mental health, personal, and relationship-related goals. We offer psychotherapy for persons ages 13 and older, and both psychotherapy and medication management for persons ages 16 and older. All of our providers are skilled psychotherapists, with training in cognitive-behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic, and supportive psychotherapy. Training in additional therapeutic modalities varies by provider.
If you think you may benefit from medication, please ask about scheduling with one of our two board-certified psychiatrists, Ryan Shugarman, M.D. (ages 18 and older) or James V. Rives, M.D. (ages 16 and older). If you are seeking psychotherapy alone, you are welcome to work with Kristin Harkins, LMFT (ages 13 and older) or with Drs. Shugarman or Rives. Persons in treatment with outside providers are always welcome to the practice. Please note that the practice is currently not accepting new patients with Medicare Part B.
At the end of each appointment, we will provide you with a detailed receipt designed to help maximize insurance company reimbursement. Treatment-related costs vary by provider and are available upon request.
Individuals, law firms, companies, agencies, and other entities seeking forensic psychiatric or forensic psychological assessments for civil, administrative, or criminal matters should visit our Forensic Services page or contact the practice for additional information.
We look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our mental health therapy services in the Alexandria, VA & Washington, D.C. area!!