Mary Stout Hess

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)
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
  • Young Child (3-6)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered
  • Strengths Based

Whether a client is seeking support for the first time or is
looking for a fresh plan of action, I believe in meeting
clients where they are. To provide genuine feedback,
advice, and skills to modify unhealthy behaviors, I am a
compassionate therapist who will actively listen and fully
understand each individual’s background, present
concerns, and aspirations. I take a collaborative, strength-
based approach tailored to each client’s needs.
I work with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression,
stress, struggles in love and family relationships, low self-
esteem, unhealthy coping behaviors, and sorrow and loss. I
practice supporting clients through various life changes. I
assist clients in developing healthy coping strategies and
practicing self-compassion to improve their overall well-
being. Everyone has the potential to become a better
version of themselves. With my assistance and guidance, I
can assist you in making it happen. I am excited to connect
and collaborate with you!

More About Me:

I was born and raised in Georgia but have lived in
Loudoun County for five years. I spent fourteen years in
the Foreign Service and appreciated traveling,
experiencing different cultures, and meeting new people.
As a Cub Scout leader, I enjoy camping outdoors, hiking,
and rock climbing.

  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Dynamics
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling from Bluefield University (In progress)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of Georgia
  • Associates Degree in Counseling from Lord Fairfax Community College
  • American Counseling Association
  • Northern Virginia Counseling Association-Board Member
  • Virginia Counselors Association
  • West Virginia Counseling Association
  • Recipient of Northern Virginia Counseling Association Mentorship, 2022-2023.
  • Volunteer-BSA America, Tree of Life Ministries, Virginia Medical
Graduate Intern
Supervised by:
Amy Clay, LPC

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.