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

Katherine Miller-Darras, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Child, Adolescent, & Adult Therapist;

It can be hard to communicate and manage a variety of issues with your child or teenager. He or she may be inattentive and have trouble managing impulses. Your younger child or adolescent may spend a lot of time on screens or have challenges in school, socially or academically. I can be of help improving these matters by supporting the building of meaningful relationships, addressing underlying emotions, and strengthening communication and coping skills. I can also help with supporting you as parents, managing and navigating these challenges.

I believe therapy works best when it is conducted as a partnership between the patient and therapist. Collaboration is key to helping patients meet their goals and make progress in therapy. I truly enjoy seeing patients make progress reducing their symptoms and improving their quality of life.


Following obtaining my MSW from Columbia University in 2001, I practiced clinical social work and therapy in a variety of settings, including schools, family support centers for struggling families, a hospital, and a treatment program for adults with serious mental illness. These experiences provided me with exposure to an array of presenting problems and clinical challenges and allowed me to further build up a variety of therapeutic skills and effective treatments to support patients. Having practiced for 20+ years, I am well versed in the provision of therapy.

Since returning to the Virginia area, where I am originally from, I have been working as a Therapist at Inova Kellar Center. I currently provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and families coping with a range of issues including Depression, Anxiety disorders, ADHD, Autism, mood disorders, and other life challenges and conditions.


I use various modalities, including but not limited to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, solution focused therapy, and insight oriented psychotherapy, in order to support patients in reaching their goals. I provide therapy in a direct and supportive style, with value placed on building a positive therapeutic relationship with each client.


While not practicing therapy, I enjoy spending time in a book club, being in nature, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family, which includes 2 sons and a Siamese cat.

Contact Us

(703) 821-1073

1307 Vincent Place McLean, VA 22101

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