Evidence Based Therapy in Alexandria VA


All of us have moments in life where we feel stuck. This may mean feeling anxious or depressed, facing a life transition, struggling with relationship difficulties, or feeling isolated. No matter what your struggling with, you feel like your life is missing something, whether its meaningful relationships, purpose, or the ability to cope with difficulties.

More than anything, you likely want to feel better and move forward.

Having someone to talk to can make all the difference. We'll work together to help you get to a better place. Our therapy relationship will be built on genuineness, warmth, acceptance, trust and openness. No feeling or situation lasts forever and you can feel better.

Here’s what you can expect from Old Town Psychology:

1.) Convenience: located in Old Town Alexandria VA with evening hours to fit your schedule.

2.) Personalized Approach: I meet you where you’re at and provide a safe, warm environment where you can feel comfortable.

3.) Evidence-Based: the techniques used are based on clinical research and have been proven to work.


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Dr. Kathryn Ziemer, PhD

Kathryn Ziemer is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience.

She received her PhD from the University of Maryland and has spent hundreds of hours providing therapy to clients at Old Town Psychology, the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Counseling Center. She has also conducted research at the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Social and Decision Analytics Lab at Virginia Tech.


INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

I use evidence-based interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches to help you gain insight and build the skills necessary to overcome challenges. This may involve developing coping or social skills, building healthy relationships, and understanding yourself better. I specialize in the following issues:

·    Anxiety

·    Depression

·    Infertility

·    Life coaching & Life transitions

·    Relationship issues

·    Sleep problems & Insomnia

COUPLES THERAPY

We will work together to reconnect, heal, and strengthen your relationship. Whatever obstacles you face as a couple, we will work through it step-by-step using proven methods. By shifting how you and your parter relate to each other, we will address problematic relationship patterns and intimacy issues so that you and your partner can develop a healthy, deep, and loving bond.  


What to Expect

INITIAL CONSULTATION

You may be wondering if therapy is right for you or if you can find the help you're seeking. The first step is to call, email, or text me for a complimentary consultation. We will talk for around 15 minutes about what you’d like to get out of therapy. You can also ask any questions you might have. If the fit seems right we can talk about next steps.

FIRST SESSION

During the first session, we will talk about your personal history and current situation so that I can get a better understanding of you. Together we'll decide the best approach for you. You will also complete forms, such as consent forms. All sessions last 50 minutes.  

CONTINUING THERAPY

Usually after the first 2 sessions, you'll know whether you want to continue in therapy. The length of therapy is different for each person and depends on your needs and wants. You can end therapy any time you would like.

FEES AND INSURANCE

My fees range from $150 - $180 per session for individuals and $220 per session for couples. We will discuss specifics during our initial phone consultation.

Although I am out of network for insurance like most therapists in the DC area, I’ll work closely with you to make the reimbursement process as easy as possible.

Payment is due at each session and can be made via credit card, cash, check, or HSA/FSA.   


Next Steps

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial consultation, please contact Dr. Kathryn Ziemer at (571) 310-1604, via email at drziemer@oldtownpsychology.com, or submit a message below.

Old Town Psychology is a 10 minute walk from the King Street Metro with evening availability.

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Old Town Psychology

510 N. Washington Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

 Facts to Consider

How many people go to therapy?

More people seek therapy than you might think. Almost half of adults (48%) reported that someone in their household received mental health treatment in the past year.

How long are most people in therapy?

The length of therapy really depends on your preferences and how you’re feeling. Everyone moves at a different pace. In general, research has found that half of people improve after 8 sessions. Regardless of the number of sessions, the most important thing is developing a plan that works for you, your needs, and your goals.

Can anyone benefit from therapy?

People seek therapy for a variety of different reasons. Regardless of your current situation, all of us encounter challenges, competing demands, and stress in life. Therapy can help you problem-solve to overcome challenges, balance your roles and responsibilities, and cope with stress. Anyone can benefit from this kind of help.