Elise Brown, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In-Office Sessions: McLean (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 McLean (map it)
 
Teletherapy for residents of:
 Virginia
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Tween (11-13)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Play Therapy

“I’m no good at this.” “I give up.” “This is too hard!” Do any of these statements sound familiar? Sometimes, being a human is hard work. I am here to help. I believe everything in life starts with our mindset and how we think about ourselves and the world around us. I am passionate about assisting children, adolescents, teens, and parents to explore both their strengths and vulnerabilities while working towards mental wellness and happiness.

I have previous experience working with a Clinical Neuropsychologist assessing individuals for neurological, medical, or neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this experience, my perspective on well-being shifted from a medical-model to a wellness model, and supporting the whole person in the recovery process. To promote wellness, we must be kind and gentle towards ourselves and others. As a counselor, I take responsibility in creating a safe, non-judgmental environment for my client’s and families using a person-centered approach.

My work with clients is informed with practices and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Expressive Arts Therapy and Play Therapy. While the foundation of my work is rooted in supporting and building confidence, growth mindset, and self-compassion; each client receives an individualized treatment plan that can help with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety and related disorders, emotional dysregulation, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, interpersonal/relationship conflict, low self-esteem, life transitions, impulse control and behavioral concerns.

More About Me:

I’m originally from Massachusetts and visit family and Cape Cod every chance I get. Some of my favorite days are spent outdoors and exploring the National Parks.

Specialty(ies):
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Autism / Neurodivergence
  • Body Image
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from High Point University
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Member of Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC), Virginia Counselors Association (VCA), American Counseling Association (ACA), and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society
  • Volunteer at Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVRTP) in Clifton, VA where I get to spend time with horses and learn more about Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
License:
VA 0704012168

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.