Katherine Kelly

Graduate Intern

In-Office Sessions: Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Tween (11-13)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and/or stress controlling your life? Are you feeling ashamed, confused, and fearful? What about overwhelmed, out-of-control, and exhausted? If so, I’m here to help. As a therapist, I aspire to help each client gain skills in a non judgemental environment that works best for them to live and navigate their best life. I aim to empower clients to overcome obstacles, improve relationships, and develop coping skills to deal with the challenges that life may bring along.

I have a passion for working with children, tweens, adolescents, and adults experiencing a variety of issues including, anxiety, depression, anger management, substance misuse, trauma/PTSD, and social skills.

To meet the unique needs of each client I am committed to tailoring the therapeutic experience to each individual. My counseling approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaborative efforts. I firmly believe in the power of establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect, and understanding. I work from a theoretical foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) with a person-centered approach. Together we can help you overcome obstacles in your life and work towards achieving your mental and emotional well-being goals, so you are able to start living and loving your life again!

More About Me:

I was born and raised in Fairfax County, VA and still currently reside here. Outside of counseling I am a Fairfax County Public School 4th grade teacher. I enjoy spending time with my dog, Oakley, attending Washington Nationals and Capitals games, and traveling.

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief and Loss
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Pursuing Master’s Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University (anticipated 2024)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education Studies from High Point University
  • Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Graduate Intern
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.