The Professionals

McLean Counseling Center

As a tight-knit group of mental health professionals, we’re passionate about providing counseling and treatment to individuals and families navigating mental health or emotional conflicts in their personal or professional lives.

We place patient care at the forefront of everything we do. We’ll meet with you, listen to your concerns, and use cutting-edge medical and psychological knowledge to create a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns. Along the way, we foster warm relationships with each patient, closely monitoring patient progress to support each individual’s well-being and happiness.

Arlington VA Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner Atina

Atina Sullivan, DNP, PMHNP

Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

Education & Background
I have worked to promote mental health since 2012 and a range of wonderful experiences have shaped my practice today. Through my training, I developed a passion for helping others and have been working in health care in various capacities for many years. I treat children, adolescents, and adults.

Holistic Care
I believe in improving a patient’s overall health increases every individual’s chance for recovery while enhancing the therapeutic relationship. I often work with individuals to implement lifestyle improvements, which can reduce the need for medication to the minimal amount necessary. My philosophy is that carefully blending up-to-date psychiatric medications with necessary therapeutic intervention usually yields the best results.

I also strongly believe a patient and their provider must be a good fit. A quality relationship is essential to effectively tackle difficult topics.

Recent Work
I primarily focus on adult medication management, group therapy, and helping patients develop positive coping skills to improve distress tolerance. I work with all age groups and enjoy the unique challenges each population brings. Most recently, I served as medical director in an outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation program.

Personal Life
In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, and shopping. I am married and have 2 young sons whom I adore.

Contact Us

(703) 821-1073

1307 Vincent Place McLean, VA 22101

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