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Last updated: 12/29/2018

Risa E Sanders, Ph.D (703) 919-1959
Last Updated: 12/29/2018
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Experienced, Creative, Collaborative
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Degrees:
PhD

Years of Experience: 30

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
VA - Psychologist [0810002666]

I have been a Licensed Psychologist for over 25 years. Being part of my client's journey is a privilege I take very seriously. I am devoted to creating a warm and caring atmosphere where you can express your feelings, clarify your needs and goals, establish clear expectations, and develop the tools and skills to help you ahieve your healthiest potential. I believe humor and creativity are essential ingredients, and, while I primarily utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach, I believe in using a flexible process that incorporates the best of all systems in psychology. My special areas of interest include anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic attacks, social anxiety, and phobias, as well as family conflict, coping with divorce, ADD/ADHD, school concerns, bullying, behavioral issues/habits and over-indulgence (spending, internet, substances, etc;), parent training, and identity issues, among others. Please feel welcome to call to discuss your particular needs and interests, and I am very glad to answer any questions you might have about my practice. 

Office and Contact Information
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Risa E. Sanders, Ph.D, PLLC
1313 Vincent Place
McLean, VA 22101  
DrRisaSanders.com
(703) 919-1959

Contact: Dr. Risa Sanders

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Asperger's Syndrome
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Career/Employment Concerns
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Education/Personal Development
Family Issues
Forensic
Gender Identity
Grief/Loss
Infertility
Interpersonal Relationships
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Physical Illness/Impairment
Postpartum Depression
Self Abuse
Sexual Disorders
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma/PTSD
Traumatic Brain Injury
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Behavioral
Behavioral Medicine
Cognitive/Behavioral
Education Consultation
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Feminist
Holistic
Humanistic
Hypnosis
Information and Referral
Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.)
Meditation/Relaxation
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Parent Guidance
Play Therapy
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Sex Therapy
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Individual

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Children (6-12)
Preschool (Under 6)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Adopted
Alzheimer's
Biracial
Brain/Head Injured
Cancer Patients
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
College Students
Diabetes
Disabled
Gifted
Grandparents
Interracial Families/Couples
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Military/Veterans
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Obese or Overweight
Step Families
Transgender
Twins

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Haitian Indian
Asian Hispanic Russian
Cape Verdean

Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA)
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Insurance:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (dba Anthem Health Plans) Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)
Anthem Health Plans CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)