Children & Teens Psychotherapy

Therapy for Children & Teens

Let’s face it, life can be tough! Children and teens encounter countless challenges due to academic, social, parental and societal pressures. If you are noticing changes in behavior, shifting attitudes or big feelings that seem to be negatively impacting your child or teens functioning, it may be time to seek professional help.

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson

Reasons to Seek Psychotherapy Services for your Child or Teen:

  • Identity/sexuality/gender questions
  • Social issues/pressures
  • Life transitions (moving, changing schools, learning difficulties, peer relationships, parental separation, divorce or a new relationship or marriage)
  • Anxiety including fears and worries
  • Obsessions, compulsions, and ruminations
  • Overwhelm & indecision
  • Tic disorder(s)
  • Emotional or behavioral outbursts
  • Difficulty regulating, expressing and/or managing emotions
  • Changes in sleep or eating habits
  • Challenges or changes in friendships/peer relationships
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationship difficulties (siblings, parents, step-parents, guardians, teachers, coaches, friends, etc.)
  • Changes in motivation, academic effort or grades
  • Loneliness or not “fitting in”
  • Low self-esteem/self-image
  • Depressed mood (sad, apathetic, or has a sudden loss of interest)
  • Attention and concentration difficulties (including trouble focusing or completing tasks)
  • Increased irritability, agitation and impatience

How can MPS help?

Our clinicians specialize in providing psychotherapy to school-aged children (ages 5+), adolescents and teens. MPS psychologists create a safe space for your child to explore and process emotions and learn effective ways to manage stressors. We teach children skills to navigate interpersonal relationships and develop a compassionate sense of self.

Treatment consists of an integrative approach using interventions from evidence-based therapies including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Play-Based Therapies

Additionally, MPS clinicians will assess and address both developmental and attachment needs as part of the treatment process. We value a holistic approach and
collaborate with parents/caregivers, family members, school staff and other providers to best meet the needs of each child.

Questions? Contact us today to see how we can help.

Regardless of the challenges you are facing, oftentimes, beginning psychotherapy is the first step toward becoming the healthiest version of yourself. MPS clinicians teach clients strategies for well-being so they can achieve self-empowerment, improved insight and increased life satisfaction. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Want To Know What We Can Do For You?

Arlington Location

2000 N 15th Street
Suite 200
Arlington, Virginia


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



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