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Understanding and Awareness are the Keys to Personal Growth

Therapy can be an effective way to understand how to manage life stressors, deal with depression, and handle anxiety.  It is a commitment to yourself to live a more fulfilling life by working through problems and growing as a person through increased self-awareness. Therapy can also be intimidating at first, which is why having a safe environment  is vital to successfully overcoming difficulties. 

I provide a warm therapeutic style focused on collaboration, clear communication, and consistency. I primarily work from a psychodynamic therapeutic orientation but have been trained in a wide range of modalities. My overall goal is to fit therapy to the unique needs of each person and tailor services to be most effective. I believe everyone has a unique story to tell and look forward to helping you live the most fulfilling life possible! 

About

Sean Walsh, Ph.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and have a practice in Alexandria, Virginia. I work with Adults and Adolescents who have difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, job concerns, and interpersonal issues. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Toledo where I was able to on learn psychotherapeutic techniques from multiple types of theoretical orientations (Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Psychology). I also conducted research with the Rorschach Inkblot Test and learned about a wide range of psychological assessments, including how assessments can help treatment be as effective as possible. Before obtaining my Ph.D., I earned a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan where I focused on learning how to use a wide range of psychodynamic interventions.

I have always been interested in the change process involved in therapy that leads to overcoming difficulties and living a more fulfilling life.  While I primarily use a psychodynamic approach, I also incorporate many other types of interventions to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each person. Having a wide knowledge and training experience with different therapeutic modalities makes therapy makes me a more versatile therapist and keeps sessions interesting!!