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Counselor / Therapist in McLean, VA

Caring Couples, Happy Lives

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Helping Couples for Over 20 Years
Free 30 Minute Phone Consultation
At Caring Couples, helping couples is our passion! Over 90% of our clients are couples. Couples today expect their relationship to meet all of their emotional, sexual, financial, social, family, and spiritual needs. It's no wonder that many people are unhappy in their relationship-- with expectations like these, people are bound to be disappointed. Yet, when you commit to an honest process of working on problems until they're solved, relationships become a source of happiness, reduce stress, and bring your dreams to life.

We can help if:
You argue a lot.
You have problems with sex or intimacy.
You're dealing with an affair.
You're getting married and want to be ready to walk down the aisle.
You're in a second marriage and ex-partners are a problem.


We:
Tell you up front what we think you need and what we'll do to help.
Keep therapy brief.
Respect that men and women are different with different needs.
Emphasize positive, concrete solutions.
Offer free consultations, reduced fees, Evenings/Saturdays, credit cards, some insurance. Get started today!
Bio
Elizabeth Sloan, M.S., L.P.C., L.C.P.C. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Maryland with 20 years' experience. Elizabeth earned a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Maryland; and she is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an indication of advanced training and expertise in the field. She specializes in counseling for couples who are preparing for marriage or who are in distress because of affairs and online relationships, internet porn or secret sexual activities, and sexual problems, including infrequent or unfulfilling sex, lack of sexual desire, and sexual dysfunction.

John Becker, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in Virginia and Maryland with over 30 years of post-doctoral experience. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Psychology from St. Louis University. As a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Dr. Becker specializes in communication problems, emotional and physical intimacy, avoiding divorce, and relationship enhancement. John helps couples repair their relationship, discover their strengths, and create emotional safety to solve conflicts. Dr. Becker has specialized in couples and marriage counseling for the past two decades. His primary areas of focus include affair recovery, divorce prevention, revitalization of relationships, and premarital counseling.

Marika Martin, Ph.D., is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Family Life Educator. She has a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. She also holds a Master's degree in Family and Child Studies from Miami University of Ohio. Marika assists couples with communication, infidelity, parenting, and other problems. She has a special interest in African American, multi-racial, and multi-cultural couples and families. She has conducted research on African-American university students' attitudes about marriage, as well as on relationship satisfaction of interracial and interethnic couples.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationships
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
Certifications
 Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)  Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Education/Training
Elizabeth Sloan, LPC, LCPC
Marriage & Family Therapist
M.S., L.P.C., L.C.P.C.
Licenced Professional Counselor in Virginia and Maryland with 20 years’ experience
Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Maryland
Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Dr. Marika Martin, PhD
Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified Family Life Educator
Master’s and PhD degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University
Master’s degree in Family and Child Studies from Miami University in Ohio
Payments Accepted
Cash, credit cards
Hours:9-5
Location
1311 Vincent Place
McLeanVA 22101
Additional Location
6008 Bell Station Road
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