Virginia

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Virginia, USA interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Ashburn

Lisa M. Pittman, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist)
Location: Ashburn, VA, USA
Phone:
Email: doctapitt@gmail.com
Website:
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I work with children, adolescents, families, and adults, addressing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues. I have also worked with and among international communities, focusing on transition, adaptation, adjustment, and other issues related to global living/working.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I recently had the opportunity to live and work in Singapore for 3.5 years, during which I interacted with individuals and families from 6 of the 7 continents. I also traveled quite extensively while living in Asia (and continue to do so when I can), as I enjoy the lessons that are learned from exploring other countries and cultures.

Susan B. Saint-Rossy, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker)
Location: Ashburn, VA, USA
Phone: 703-651-6626
Email: focus@saint-rossy.net
Website: www.focus-counseling.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I work with adults (18 and older) and couples. Specialties include: Anxiety disorders, including panic and post-traumatic stress, Depression, Trauma, Relationship issues, including couples counseling, Cross-cultural communication issues, Work-related stress and other issues, Infertility counseling, and Adjustment issues of expats and immigrants
Cross-Cultural Experience: Susan Saint-Rossy, Director of the Focus Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience. She is comfortable working with people from all cultures, having worked with people from more than 20 countries, and having lived and worked as a therapist around the world for the past 12 years–in Bejing, China; Moscow, Russia; Gaborone, Botswana; and Chennai, India.

Charlottesville

Gary S. Brown, LCSW
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
Phone: +1.202.256.4357
Email: garysbrown@gmail.com
Website: www.garystevenbrown.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I enjoy working with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and lifestyles and work in a highly attuned, caring, and deeply respectful way. My clinical work focuses on expatriates and their families: college and graduate students participating in study-abroad or overseas research programs, embassy personnel, armed service members, development professionals, medical personnel, business consultants, Peace Corps and other humanitarian volunteer or exchange program participants. I also work with couples in both traditional and non-traditional relationships. I enjoy working with couples from different cultural backgrounds overcome differences in styles and expectations.
Common themes in my work include: Transitions, Couples, Marital, Relationship Issues, Career and Work, Anxiety and Phobias, including Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Depression, Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual, Trauma, PTSD, Medical Issues – Chronic Illness, Pain, Acute or Longterm Caregiving, Grief and End of Life, Sex & Sexuality
Cross-Cultural Experience: Before completing my clinical training, I spent many years living and working overseas. While training at the University of Michigan, I designed and led group interventions for adults preparing for and returning from overseas placements and was co-investigator of a study on the impact of these interventions on psychological resilience. Some of the issues facing this group include: Maintaining relationships through separations, Negotiating cultures, identities, roles, and career changes (esp accompanying partners), Experiencing or witnessing overwhelming human suffering or trauma, Returning home and adjusting to new family and social dynamics

McLean

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC
Location: McLean, VA, USA
Phone: 703-963-6301
Email: mlyon@maryloulyon.com
Website: www.maryloulyon.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, limited Polish
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian (National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC)
Clinical Specialties: Missionary Care, Depression, Loss & Grief, Relationship Difficulties, Marriage Counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: I served with Campus Crusade for Christ in Eastern Europe for fourteen years. I lived in Poland for five years followed by nine years traveling into all the countries of Eastern Europe as part of our leadership team providing counsel and care for the teams in each country.

Statewide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Virginia, USA (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values