Sean Walsh,Ph.D.

Sean Walsh,Ph.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist - 0810005839
Secondary Credential: Clinical Psychologist - PSY1001355
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: $250 per session
Free Initial Consultation


2560 Huntington Ave
Suite 302
Alexandria, Virginia 22303
1112 16th Street NW
Suite 440
Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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My Approach to Helping

Understanding the causes of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt by increasing self-awareness is the key to effectively navigating life's challenges. I provide a warm and collaborative interpersonal style focused on open communication and integrity while also challenging you to explore ways to live a more fulfilling life. I work with people of all age ranges but specialize in adults in their 20's and 30's experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, professional identity, relationship difficulties, and stress management. I also provide initial face-to-face consultation for no fee prior to beginning therapy.

I use a psychodynamic approach focused on understanding how past experiences and relationships influence current difficulties and have been trained in a variety of other therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, and humanistic. I believe therapy needs be tailored to the unique needs of each person and think it is vital to do so in order to best address each client's difficulties. I do not see people as diagnoses but as unique individuals with a story to tell and different ways to deal with life's challenges.

Making the first step towards starting therapy to live a more fulfilling life is often difficult and stressful. I try to decrease this stress by providing a clear process and a transparent discussion of any issues as they arise. While I am not in-network with any insurance providers, I am more than willing to assist you with the process of obtaining out of network reimbursement. Depending on your specific coverage, I would be happy to provide documentation needed to obtain reimbursement or submit claims on your behalf. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and I wish you the best of luck in this process!!

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy can be a great way to understand how to best manage life stressors, deal with depression, and handle anxiety. It is a commitment to yourself to live a more fulfilling life by working through problems and grow as a person through increased self-awareness. Therapy can also be intimidating at first, which is why having a safe environment is vital to successfully overcoming difficulties. By openly and honestly discussing your experiences, therapy provides a place for you to look at yourself in a new way and focus on making improvements in order to live a happy and healthy life.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The most important factor in any therapy being successful is having a collaborative therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable talking through your experiences with the therapist. While the use of specific techniques and modalities for specific types of problems is important, therapy in general is not effective unless there is a strong therapeutic relationship. I place a significant amount of focus on building this relationship through collaboration, authenticity, and clear communication. I also firmly believe the right fit between client and therapist is vital, so I provide a consultation phase to make sure clients feel comfortable talking through experiences and want to move forward in therapy.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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