Nadia Alsamadi, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Pronouns: She/Her
Populations Served: Adults
Specialties: Anxiety, Identity Exploration, LGBTQ+ Populations
Locations: Arlington, Virtual

Dr. Alsamadi is a queer Palestinian American who earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. She also completed a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Alsamadi has provided psychotherapy and psychological assessments to clients in a variety of clinical settings, including: a Veterans Affairs outpatient center, community mental health centers, a Methadone treatment center, a college counseling center, an inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation program, and private practices. Dr. Alsamadi has also served as an adjunct professor at several universities.

Dr. Alsamadi works with adults (18+) and approaches psychotherapy from a non-pathologizing, strengths-based lens. She appreciates the willingness and vulnerability that clients embody in psychotherapy, and strives to provide an inviting and affirming atmosphere. Dr. Alsamadi enjoys working with clients to develop a more compassionate and non-judgmental understanding of their symptoms, experiences, identities, behaviors, and relationships, while exploring a path towards meaningful change. She draws techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Multicultural Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other modalities to best support clients’ individualized values, preferences, and presenting concerns.

Some of Dr. Alsamadi’s specific areas of interest include: anxiety related concerns, obsessive compulsive disorder, identity exploration, identity-based stress and trauma, intergenerational trauma, family of origin concerns, and life transitions.