Grace Chen, MSW

Supervisee in Social Work

In-Office Sessions: Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Ashburn (map it)
 
Teletherapy for residents of:
 Virginia
Client Population(s):
  • Adult (25+)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Attachment Based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational-Cultural
  • Solution Focused
  • Strengths Based
  • Trauma Focused

Are you feeling overwhelmed, sad, worried, stressed out, or stuck? Are you struggling with life’s challenges or your relationships? I believe that therapy in a safe, accepting, and compassionate space allows for the self-understanding necessary for growth and healing. I work with adults and young adults to explore feelings and gain a better self-understanding, specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, race and multicultural issues, and grief and loss.

I believe that therapy is most helpful in a nonjudgmental and empathic setting where you can feel comfortable as you explore your thoughts and feelings. I employ psychodynamic principles that are insight oriented to better understand how your past experiences shape how you experience the present. Together, we can identify unhelpful patterns impacting your relationships with others and yourself. I utilize a CBT perspective so together we can examine the link between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to solve current problems and modify unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns.

My advanced training includes the fellowship program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC and psychodynamic clinical training at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

More About Me:

In my free time, I enjoy reading and outdoor activities

Specialty(ies):
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Body Image
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Dynamics
  • Gender/Sexual Identity (LGBTQIA+)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Racial/Cultural Identity
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work from the National Catholic School of Social Service at Catholic University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia
  • Fellowship Program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
  • Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice at the Washington School of Psychiatry
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Member of Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW)
Credentials:
Supervisee in Social Work
Supervised by:
Vanessa Cheshier, LCSW

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.