Mary Lou Lyon


Mary Lou Lyon


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 0701004017
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: $120 - $150


6723 Whittier Avenue
Suite 406
McLean, Virginia 22101

My Approach to Helping

Thank you for checking out my profile. My approach to therapy is strongly relational with an emphasis on your internal world and psychological development. I am in my nineteenth year of private practice and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, loss & grief, life transition and relationship difficulties. I enjoy growth-oriented therapy that focuses on both emotional and spiritual issues. 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 psychological growth. I have had a great deal of experience working with couples as well as individuals. I have lived in Europe for many years and traveled widely outside the United States and have developed an understanding of cross-cultural issues.

More Info About My Practice

Clients tell me that coming into my office they sense a calm and warm atmosphere. My approach is not confrontational or me telling you what to do. Instead, I seek to help you discover the answers to your difficulties through insight and bringing about change on your own timetable. You are free to move at your own speed. I offer a free ten minute phone consultation to discuss your need and answer questions you may have. Please feel free to give me a call. You can follow me on FACEBOOK at "LPC Mary Lou Lyon"

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Clients often tell me that I have a calming effect when they feel overwhelmed by depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. I am able to sit with a person in distress or pain in a non-judgmental way and I am a good listener. People feel very free to be open and share their concerns with me. I have had advanced training in grief therapy, integrating spiritual issues into the counseling process, couples & marriage counseling, and working with couples after an affair.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I particularly enjoy the relational aspect of being a therapist. I feel that it is a privilege to enter into the life story of my clients. Since many of our problems come about in the context of relationship, therapy offers a new relationship where changes can be made and growth experienced.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult individuals, couples, families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
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