Heather Leahy, PsyD

Heather Leahy, PsyD

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 34123
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Office 1
1555 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 500
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 - United States
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Office 2
1655 North Fort Myer Drive
Suite 820
Arlington, Virginia 22209 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $130 to $185 per therapy hour

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I believe that our most important periods of growth come out of our most painful moments and circumstances. I have chosen this profession because I believe in the power of working though pain to a better end. I consider it a privilege and an honor to participate in your journey to wellness. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore, in-depth, the reasons for unwanted emotions or circumstances, allowing you to overcome your challenges and to be able to better cope.

I am truly a generalist, trained to help with a wide range of concerns. However, I do have a few particular specialties. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and disordered eating. I also specialize in couples therapy and in the treatment of children and adolescents. I am a certified Gottman couples therapist, and I use Play Therapy techniques when treating children. I am also trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Psychodynamic Treatment, and Trauma-Focused CBT.

Please reach out to see if I might be the right therapist for you or your loved one.

Email or Call Heather Leahy, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34123

More Info About My Practice

I offer late evening and weekend appointments. I do this because I understand the demands of daily life that are upon you, and I want therapy to work with your schedule.

I also offer two office locations for your convenience: one in DuPont Circle and one in Rosslyn.

In addition to in-person treatment, I am now offering video chat therapeutic services for Virginia residents, if and when needed.

Please reach out to inquire as to what kind of treatment might be best for you and your lifestyle.

I am a licensed psychology associate in DC, practicing under the licensed supervision of Dana Harron, Psy.D. (PSY1000898) at Monarch Wellness. In Rosslyn, I am a resident in psychology practicing under the licensed supervision of Theresa Reed, Psy.D. (810004928 Virginia) at NorthStar Psychological Services.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love my work, and I care deeply about the people I serve. I love to give others tools that increase well-being and alleviate suffering. Nothing is more important than our quality of life and our personal happiness. I cannot imagine a better way to serve others than to help them reconnect with their joy.

Each person I have worked with has taught me something, and in return, made my life fuller. I feel lucky to have learned their stories. I am someone who does what I love, and I believe that it shows in my approach to treatment.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Heather Leahy, Psy.D. specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, and disordered eating. She also specializes in couples therapy and in the treatment of children and adolescents.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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