(703) 596-1024

Serving Northern Virginia since 2010

Founded in 2010 and located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, Shugarman Psychiatric & Counseling offers comprehensive, compassionate therapy and medication management services for adults, adolescents, couples, and families in the Greater D.C. and Northern Virginia areas. Whether you are seeking help for depression, anxiety, or other conditions or challenges, we are here to help.

Our providers are experienced board-certified psychiatrists and psychotherapists who are highly dedicated to reducing suffering and helping you to achieve your goals.

Evening hours are available, and parking is provided. Costs vary by service and provider – please inquire for further information.

We also offer forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting and expert witness services on a national basis for both civil and criminal matters.

Psychotherapy and medication management provided by experienced, compassionate therapists and board-certified psychiatrists

Forensic psychiatric and psychological assessments and expert witness services for civil, administrative, and criminal matters

Our Providers:

Ryan S. Shugarman, M.D.

Board-Certified General and Forensic Psychiatrist

James V. Rives, M.D.

Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Kristin Harkins, LMFT

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist

Interested in scheduling or have questions?

Please call us at (703) 596-1024 or complete our contact form.

Client Testimonials:

“I have the utmost regard for Dr. Shugarman. He is incredibly well-crafted and highly adept in his field of work. I would recommend him to a loved one or client for psychiatric care without a moment’s hesitation.”


“As a patient of Dr. Shugarman’s, I find him to be a caring and experienced therapist who is deeply committed to helping his patients improve their lives. He is easy to talk to and listens thoughtfully. He has been instrumental in helping me understand myself better and successfully deal with several difficult issues. He also closely manages my medications. I recommend him highly.”


“Dr. Shugarman listens and works with his patients for the right therapy. A true professional in his command of pharmacology and patient care.”


“I have been a patient of Dr. Shugarman’s for several years. He is very knowledgeable in his field. He is very attentive to your concerns/needs and he offers not just medications, but suggestions for new activities, new interventions, and/or changes in behavior for positive results. I highly recommend the services of Dr. Shugarman.”


“Kristin Harkins is by far the most compassionate and caring therapist that I have ever seen. I appreciate her mind, body, spirit approach to counseling which has really helped me to take a broad look at what healing and self care means for me. This year I have been able to make a lot of progress towards healing and it wouldn’t have been possible without her help. I will always be grateful.”


Shugarman Psychiatric & Counseling

901 N. Washington St., Ste. 601 Alexandria, VA 22314