McLean Counseling Center
Your team of mental health professionals in McLean
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside
us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch."
Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with our therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment, to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
If you are having difficulty communicating effectively with your partner, or are experiencing conflicts that you are unable to work through together, our couples counseling can help you and your significant other work through those problems. Counseling can be an opportunity to learn specific skills geared toward a better understanding of each other’s thoughts, feelings, and needs. Our therapeutic goal is to teach a method of communicating that allows couples to resolve their own issues during and after therapy.
At Mclean Counseling Center, our parent counseling techniques focus on creating positive parenting experiences that empower you to connect with your child and lead them to cope with emotions and develop healthy relationships with those around them. Our parent counselors and coaches can equip you with simple and effective strategies to help you build the behaviors you want to see. We can help you discover new approaches and effective methods to parenting using strategies proven by research.
We understand the struggles that teenagers and families face during adolescence. Guiding teens on how to control anger effectively and how to safely work through sadness and fear towards balanced mental health is what we do best. Whether your child needs help navigating normal developmental challenges or is dealing with something more serious, seeking help can make life easier and happier for all of you.
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“Most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty”
Psychodynamic therapy aims to direct much of their focus and energy on analyzing past relationships and, in particular, traumatic childhood experiences in relation to an individual’s current life. The belief is that by revealing and bringing these issues to the surface, treatment and healing can occur. This theory is highly researched, and as the field of neuroscience advances, counselors are finding how psychodynamic theory can actually positively affect a client’s brain.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues. It's often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help you identify and cope with specific challenges. CBT is considered short-term therapy about 10 to 20 sessions. It generally requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy and is done in a structured way.
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be done one-on-one, or in groups with family members or with people who have similar issues.
Family plays an important role in our emotional, physical and spiritual development. Family therapy brings parents, siblings and extended family members such as aunts, uncles and grandparents into the treatment process. The family system has its own structure and patterns of correspondence, which may be defined by parenting style, personalities and other influences.
Combining therapy and medication is a type of treatment that many doctors and psychiatrists have been increasingly utilizing during the past decade. Success rates of only one type of treatment are relatively low, and therefore we recommend using both therapy and medication.
Treatment has to be customized for each individual. Our particular expertise is to combine the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Meet the Team
Ehsan Habibpour, M.D.
Child. Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist.
Focuses on anxiety and depressive disorders, ADHD & autism. His area of focus is combining psychotherapy with medication management.
Melanie Yousefi, DNP, PMHNP
As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I have experience working with individuals from a diverse variety of backgrounds, ages, medical conditions, and mental health ailments. My interests include the combined approach of psychotherapy and medications in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and other mood disorders.
Carolyn Heier, Psy.D.
Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapy.
Individuals, couples & family therapy.
Focuses on depression, anxiety, and trauma, and relationship issues. With children, she also treats ADHD, behavior problems, selective mutism, and gives parenting guidance.