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Commonwealth Psychological Associates, PLC is a private group of licensed clinical psychologists located in McLean, Virginia, and serving the greater Washington metropolitan area. We offer comprehensive diagnostic, testing, treatment, and counseling services for adults, adolescents, and children. We typically provide individual and group therapy in treating a wide range of psychological problems -- from life adjustment issues to more severe forms of mental illness. Some of the specific problems we treat are:

  • Stress and anger management
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Learning disabilities
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders

Because we are a group practice, we have many special interest areas. Some of our specialized services include:

  • Stress management, pain control, biofeedback, hypnosis
  • Sports performance enhancement
  • Counseling of individuals and families confronted with mental retardation, learning disabilities, or physical handicaps
  • Marital and family therapy
  • Evaluations and court testimony on competency, custody, and visitation, and post-traumatic stress
  • Grief and trauma therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Consultation with schools, athletic teams, physicians, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, corporate business and personnel officers, courts, attorneys, and correctional facilities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues such as coming out to self and others, managing intimate relationships, and contemplating or navigating parenthood.

We also offer a varied program of short-term therapy groups in such areas as:

  • Stress and anxiety management, depression
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Anger management
  • Problems of divorce or separation
  • Social skills for learning disabled youngsters
  • Play therapy for children

Some groups are ongoing, others are held periodically, and new groups may be formed in response to community or patient needs. Please call us for current information about our group schedule.


Following is a summary of our typical services:

  • Treatment of Anxiety / OCD / Panic Attacks / Phobias
  • Treatment of Depression & Bipolar Disorder
  • Pre-Natal Anxiety / Post-Partum Depression
  • Trauma / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Grief, Loss, & Bereavement
  • Anger Management
  • Marriage & Family Stress
  • Parent Training
  • Coping with Chronic Illness/ Pain/ Health & Wellness / Mindfulness
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Sports Psychology
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Smoking Cessation / Habit Control
  • Eating Disorders
  • And more...
    • Learning Disabilities (LD) / Developmental Disabilities (DD)
    • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    • Conduct Disorder / Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    • Forensic Evaluations / Corporate Consultations
    • Non-suicidal Self Injury
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Issues
    • Tic Disorders
    • Physical/Sexual Abuse