Mary Mischtschuk, LCSW

Mary Mischtschuk, licensed clinical social worker, received her master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Her approach to counseling is to provide active, non-judgmental, and empathetic listening, teach new skills, educate about relevant health concepts, support clients to utilize their own innate wisdom, and empower clients to make meaningful changes to improve emotional well-being and overall health. 

Her clinical experience includes working as a psychotherapist in outpatient clinics, in psychiatric hospitals, hospital emergency room, and a partial hospitalization program. She incorporates what she has learned about psychological theory, nutrition, mind-body medicine, and stress management to guide others toward attaining optimal health. She has completed advanced training in mind-body medicine with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and she has completed health coach certification with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

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Alice Zafiris, Psy.D.

Dr. Alice Zafiris is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide range of concerns related to health and well-being. Her areas of clinical expertise include the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling, skin-picking, and related behaviors), emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, and body image concerns.

Dr. Zafiris has experience providing psychological services within public schools, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practice settings. She received her master’s (MA) and doctorate (Psy.D) degrees in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Zafiris has trained at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Zafiris has been intensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) by the Behavior Training Institute (BTTI), as well as in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the Linehan Institute-Behavioral Tech, LLC.

Dr. Zafiris utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach which is grounded in cognitive behavioral theory and guided by empirically supported interventions. She prides herself in her ability to personalize treatment to best meet each individual’s unique needs and values a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each client. Balancing acceptance based approaches with solution-focused strategies, Dr. Zafiris strives to create a warm and supportive environment from which to provide relief from clients’ suffering, foster personal growth, and increase one’s sense of satisfaction and experience of happiness in life.

In addition to providing therapy to clients in private practice, Dr. Zafiris is an adjunct professor for George Mason University in the Department of Psychology. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the clinical psychology doctoral program at George Mason University and is tasked with providing clinical supervision to students in training. Dr. Zafiris maintains active professional memberships with the American Psychological Association (APA) and International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

For further information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zafiris, please leave her a confidential voicemail at (703) 594-6436.

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Dr. Devika Fiorillo, PhD

Dr. Devika Fiorillo, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders. She also provides treatment for emotion dysregulation more generally. Dr. Fiorillo focuses on evidence-based cognitive and behavioral treatments, tailored to each individual, within a collaborative and compassionate environment. She has significant experience with traditional cognitive behavioral treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy as well as contemporary approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Dr. Fiorillo completed her training at several prominent institutions and was involved in both treatment and research. She completed her Clinical Internship at Duke University Medical Center in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Track and also completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine. During her time at Emory, she was trained by Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, one of the pioneers in the field of Trauma and Anxiety. She obtained her PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was trained in DBT by Dr. Alan Fruzzetti, known world-wide for his work in DBT. Dr. Fiorillo was trained in ACT by Dr. Steve Hayes, founder of the approach, and Dr. Victoria Follette, expert on ACT for survivors of trauma.

For more information, visit Dr. Fiorillo's website

To schedule an appointment, please contact or call her at 703 674 6225