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Dr. Dana R. Lipsky

Psychologist

Metropolitan Psychological Services, PLLC is a high-quality mental healthcare practice that provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples living and working in the DC area. Our office is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Court House metro station in Arlington, Virginia and our clinicians offer flexible appointment times to meet the needs of busy client schedules. </p>
<p>Treatment specialties include: anxiety, worry, sadness, depression, relationship difficulties (including infidelity, dissatisfaction, and loss of passion), anger management, perfectionism, sexual identity questions or challenges, grief, loss, post-traumatic stress and adjustment challenges.
Dr. Dana R. Lipsky
  • Arlington, VA
  • Doctor of Psychology- Post Doc Training in Maryland
  • Accepting new patients

How can I get over a fear of going to a psychologist?

Going to therapy can be intimidating! But if you meet with the right provider, he/she should put you at ease. It may be helpful to schedule a phone consultation to get a sense READ MORE
Going to therapy can be intimidating! But if you meet with the right provider, he/she should put you at ease. It may be helpful to schedule a phone consultation to get a sense of if the therapist is the “right fit” for you.

Do therapists lead therapy sessions or do I?

This is a great question. Different therapists utilize different therapeutic styles. You should request to speak to a therapist before setting an initial consultation and ask him/her READ MORE
This is a great question. Different therapists utilize different therapeutic styles. You should request to speak to a therapist before setting an initial consultation and ask him/her if they are more passive and directive. Also learning what modalities they use (CBT, ACT, Psychodynamic, etc) could also give you an idea of if he/she will be the right fit.

How can one identify the signs of depression?

I would do a google search for symptoms of depression, but if you’re experiencing symptoms around your cycle it could be a symptom of Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disordsr (PMDD). Ask READ MORE
I would do a google search for symptoms of depression, but if you’re experiencing symptoms around your cycle it could be a symptom of Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disordsr (PMDD). Ask your PCP or GYN for more info. Seeing a therapist can also be helpful to learn coping strategies to deal with negative feelings.