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Gabrielle Lipson, M.S.Ed, M.Phil. Ed

Resident in Counseling

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)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
  • Young Child (3-6)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Attachment Based
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Person Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strengths Based

We often find ourselves seeking help when something is wrong, but I work with families and children to help them see what is right. I believe that humans are fundamentally creative, innovative, compassionate, and fully capable of accessing their joy. The therapeutic process is not one size fits all, nor will it be successful when the therapist calls all of the shots. My clients are the experts, and I work collaboratively to find the best approach to achieve growth.

I use a strength-based approach in counseling, which helps clients discover what makes them special, and channel that toward learning healthy communication and coping skills. As a former preschool teacher and yoga instructor, I place a heavy emphasis on play and mindfulness in my work, leveraging both to help clients learn, work through trauma, and uncover their true feelings. I also encourage my clients to use the mind-body connection to support themselves. Overall, creating an empathetic, trusting space where my clients can express themselves fully is fundamental to my work.

More About Me:
  • I’m originally from Arizona but have lived in big cities on the east coast for the last eight years.
  • I love baking, hiking, knitting, and reading.
  • I’m a certified yoga instructor.
Specialty(ies):
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Dual Master’s degree in the Science of Education and the Philosophy of Education from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College
  • Trainee with Lion’s Story
Credentials:
Resident in Counseling
Prelicense:
VA 0704014015
Supervised by:
Jennifer Munroe, LPC, NCC
Group Offering(s):

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.