Meet Our Team

Dana Lipsky

Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Owner & Clinical Director of MPS PLLC

Dr. Lipsky works together with individuals and couples to set goals, examine difficulties and find realistic solutions that provide relief and clarity. She utilizes a warm interactive approach to treatment and incorporates empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor to create a comfortable environment. Because the way we think impacts the way we feel, individuals are taught skills to identify, challenge, and modify negative thinking. In her work with couples, she provides strategies to improve communication, manage conflict, solidify trust and enhance intimacy.

Lindsay Anmuth

Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Anmuth is an integrative psychotherapist who ultizes a genuine, warm, caring and authentic therapeutic style. She teaches her clients skills to gain insight, enhance self-reflection and self-awareness. Dr. Anmuth helps individuals identify and gain control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and provides clients with adaptive strategies to empower positive life changes. therapeutic style. Dr. Anmuth is available for ONLINE PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES only.

Sarah C. Arango

Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Arango earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the APA-accredited program at The University of Texas at Austin. She also obtained a Master of Education and a Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling with a concentration in Bilingual Latino Mental Health from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Dr. Arango graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies, with a focus on LGBTQ+ Studies from George Mason University.

Erica Chow

Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Chow utilizes warmth and compassion to empower her clients to develop self-compassion and acceptance. She utilizes a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help clients achieve symptom alleviation and increased self-confidence. In her work with couples, she aims to create an open environment where both partners feel heard, respected and valued. She is a dedicated clinician and greatly values each individual’s unique personal experience and cultural identity.

Allison F. Godwin

Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Godwin utilizes a warm, directive therapeutic style in her work with individuals and couples, to collaboratively set goals, examine difficulties, and develop realistic solutions that provide relief and clarity. She works within a humanistic perspective, focusing on each individual within their unique context, to encourage understanding and empowerment. Her direct, empathic, and honest approach allow for growth within a safe environment, through personal insights and skills development. Because thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are intertwined, individuals learn mindfulness skills to identify, challenge, and modify negative thinking, while reflecting on their personal values. In her work with couples, she provides strategies to improve emotional connections, effective communication skills, and conflict resolution.

Jeremy Kozne

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Kozne is an integrative clinician who views each client as a true expert of their unique experience. He assists individuals in identifying their needs and values, to help them find clarity, make positive changes, and achieve goals. In therapy, he is warm, honest, flexible and kind. Dr. Kozne strives to create a collaborative therapeutic environment that helps clients gain insight, address problematic patterns, foster healthy relationships, and ultimately become empowered to be the people they desire to become.

Virginia “GiGi” Gallup Larsen

PsyD, NCSP, Post-Doctoral Resident in Psychology

Dr. Gallup Laren earned a Doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program, an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program. Prior to returning to school for her doctorate, she also obtained her Master’s and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in School Psychology from George Mason University, a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredited program. Dr. Gallup Larsen served as a school psychologist in Alexandria, Virginia for over a decade; and while there, was recognized as the School Psychologist of the Year for 2013 by the Virginia Academy of Schools Psychologists (VASP).

Greg McCathren

Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. McCathren believes that lasting personal change begins with a strong working alliance between the client and the therapist. He helps clients understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to create positive change, gain personal insight, and find fulfillment. Dr. McCathren values each individual’s unique identity and helps clients reach goals, achieve self-acceptance and gain feelings of empowerment.

Astrid Pinto

Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Pinto is warm, collaborative, and honest with her clients. She works with adults, families, and couples to help them achieve improved communication, stronger relationships, and greater satisfaction in various aspects of life. She helps clients become aware of maladaptive thoughts, behaviors, and emotional patterns that trigger anxiety and depression. To combat negative thinking and to alleviate feelings of worry, Dr. Pinto teaches clients strategies from Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused therapy modalities.

Lana Ross

Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Resident in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Ross believes in helping individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to improve well-being. She believes empathy is important in the therapeutic alliance and she strives to create a safe space where client(s) can feel comfortable in therapy and actively engage in treatment. Her approach to therapy is based in cognitive-behavioral (CBT) theory, but is also flexible and pragmatic, in order to meet each individual’s treatment needs. With couples, Dr. Ross primarily utilizes the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and she provides couples with strategies to enhance their friendship, improve communication, strengthen trust, and manage conflict effectively.

Iren Valentine

Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Valentine is an integrative psychologist who utilizes warmth, empathy, authenticity, and humor in therapy. Dr. Valentine works with teens, adults, couples, and families. She collaborates with clients in setting goals and finding realistic solutions that align with their unique life experiences. Her focus is on the holistic well-being of her clients. Dr. Valentine works with individuals of all backgrounds and as a bilingual clinician provides therapy in English and Spanish.

Angel Van Wagenen

Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Van Wagenen has a warm and supportive therapeutic style. She collaborates with her clients to facilitate self-reflection and increased insight. She is empathic and values each person’s unique life experience. Dr. Van Wagenen is integrative in her approach to therapy and specifically tailors treatment to help her clients achieve goals.

Jamie West

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. Jamie West has a warm and welcoming style. She utilizes a collaborative and integrative therapeutic approach to treatment. She works with teens, adults, couples, and families. Dr. West helps her clients identify challenges, discover maladaptive patterns, and learn the skills needed to make positive life changes. Dr. West supports her clients on the journey of self-reflection and helps them gain insight to develop and sustain enhanced and fulfilling relationships. Dr. West is available for ONLINE PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES only.

ADMIN TEAM

Anamaria Lowe is warm, friendly and approachable. She is a healthcare administrator with over 20 years of experience in organizational management, customer service, billing, and conflict resolution. Ana is Founder and CEO of My Doctors Keeper, a company dedicated to assisting medical and mental healthcare practices reach their fullest potential. Ana has completed HIPAA training and assists clients with scheduling, billing, and other related service needs.

Arlington Location

2000 N 15th Street
Suite 200
Arlington, Virginia
22201

Phone

703.988.6861

Business Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

MPS has 2 convenient office locations in Northern Virginia.

MPS Arlington is in the heart of Courthouse/Clarendon, 2 blocks from the Courthouse Metro (Orange & Silver Line(s)), and offers easy access to major roadways (50, 395, 66, & the GW Parkway). Metered parking spots and garage parking is available for a fee.

MPS Tyson’s Corner is in the new “Boro” neighborhood, less than a ¼ mile from the Spring Hill Metro Station (Silver Line), and offers convenient access to the Dulles Toll Road, I-66, I-495 and other major roadways. Free surface parking spots and garage parking is available.

Ready to schedule an appointment? For the quickest response, contact us via email by completing the fields below. Call 703.988.6861 to speak to with our administrative team or directly to our clinicians. We make every effort to respond to requests within 24 hours. Please note that calls placed after 4pm on Fridays or during the weekend will be returned on Monday morning. Questions? Set up a free 15 minute phone consultation to see how MPS PLLC can help today.

Tyson's Corner Location

8401 Greensboro Dr
Suite 550
McLean, Virginia
22102

Phone

703.831.6008

Business Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM