Katie Doppelheuer, MA

Resident in Counseling

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+)
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused

Hello, and congratulations on your decision to discover meaningful change. It’s not an easy decision to make, so I applaud you as you take your first step towards greater self-discovery. Whether you are experiencing conflict in your relationships, having difficulties at work, or struggling with a major life transition, at one time or another we all need a little support. Through thoughtful collaboration, I work alongside my clients as they begin to define and create the changes in their families, relationships or personal lives they wish to make. I have experience working with families, couples, individuals and adolescents.

My approach to therapy is rooted in a blend of evidence-based techniques that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. I work with clients to manage stress, develop healthier habits, define their purpose, and make meaning in a world that is full of daunting challenges. For couples and families, I strive to: identify areas for healing, enhance family bonding, redefine relationship dynamics, and improve communication skills.

My approach is humanistic, with special emphasis given to a collaborative and interactive relationship with my clients. My holistic approach helps clients understand their emotional, physical, and behavioral response to external stressors through a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed lens. I aim to help my clients reframe their lives in a way that supports self-compassion, self-confidence, self-efficacy and self-love.

More About Me:

I am a Baltimore native who recently relocated to Northern Virginia with my rescue dog, Turbo. I enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle that prioritizes physical and mental wellness. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, spending time outdoors, reading, cooking, and spending quality time with my family.

  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s of the Arts, Counseling Psychology, Trinity University (2015)
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Psychology, Stevenson University (2009)
  • Pursuing MBA, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management (anticipated 2025)
  • Pursuing M.S. Healthcare Leadership, Cornell University, Weill School of Medicine (anticipated 2025)
  • Certified School Counselor
  • Member of the American School Counselors Association (ASCA)
  • Member of the American Counselors Association (ACA)
Resident in Counseling
VA 704014759
Supervised by:
Charlie Clark, 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.