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

Sara Bahraini, M.D.

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry
Board-Certified Psychiatrist
B.A. in Psychology, American University
Doctor of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

I am a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, offering culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, LGBT-inclusive and highly-individualized care to children, adolescents and young adults. I work with individuals to build treatment plans that play to their strengths, address everyday challenges and achieve their goals. I treat a range of concerns through a tailored combination of individual therapy and/or medications. My particular strengths and areas of interest include anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, ADHD, insomnia and gender dysphoria among many others.

As a physician, I provide a holistic assessment for potential medical, dietary, environmental and lifestyle factors that could be affecting your mental health, offering evidence-based medications when appropriate. As a therapist, I use principles of CBT, DBT, ERP, mindfulness and motivational techniques to deepen awareness and inspire change. I take a collaborative approach with kids and their parents, schools and pediatricians to devise creative solutions for a variety of emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties. I help young adults live meaningfully through the exploration of their identity, values, relationships and life goals. I help those of all ages feel heard, seen and validated.

Contact Us

(703) 821-1073

1307 Vincent Place McLean, VA 22101

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