Michael Hester,LPC

Michael Hester,LPC

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License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 701010939
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Arlington, Virginia 22203

My Approach to Helping

Great to meet you! My name is Michael T. Hester, LPC, LCDC, LVN, NCC, CCS, SAPR VA, D-SAACP Level II, and I am an Expert People Developer (EPD) with over 25 years of experience in the helping field. In addition to being a psychotherapist, I am a nurse, educator, and disabled military veteran. I completed the Air Assault School at the home of the 101st Airborne Division. I served honorably during peacetime and periods of war while assigned to the 86th Evacuation Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

My approach to therapy is energetic, interactive, and solution-focused. Although I specialize in Adlerian therapeutic techniques, complementary methodologies are integrated to offer a highly personalized and holistic approach to therapy. What can clients expect to take away from sessions? Our team's primary areas of focus: Depression, anxiety, stress, and anger management; occupation and workplace issues; adjustment and alcohol and substance abuse disorders; military lifestyle challenges; and family concerns.

My client focus is adolescents, adults, and seniors. More of my specialties are PTSD, Men's Issues, Grief, Loss, Anxiety, Stress, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, and Relationship Issues.

I am an energetic, interactive, and solution-focused psychotherapist. With joy, compassion, and understanding you will be supported on your personal growth journey.

I am a servant leader and find my joy in helping others.

Goals are individualized and established according to your desired therapeutic outcome.

I will help you explore how the following six domains may have shaped and potentially influenced your perspectives and life. You will receive practical feedback that helps effectively address life challenges and mistaken goals. You can expect to laugh in the face of adversity while having fun learning, growing, and moving towards your personal goals and purpose. You will receive support and encouragement with kindness and truth.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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