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Ellen McCarter, LCSW, PMH-C

Ellen McCarter, LCSW, PMH-C

Hi- I’m Ellen and I’m a clinical social worker with expertise in maternal mental health, birth trauma, and pregnancy/infant loss. I’ve worked with moms and families throughout my career, and I also know firsthand how stressful parenting can be in today’s world! Pregnancy and postpartum are such vulnerable times in life and unfortunately it can be hard to find places to share your feelings and experiences without fear of being dismissed or judged. For this reason, it’s my mission to create a space in therapy where you are welcomed just as you are: depressed, anxious, tearful, grieving, overwhelmed, or struggling with relationships. We will work together to process what you are going through, regulate, and find a renewed sense of well-being in this chapter of your life. I work with individuals and couples using elements of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, and EFT (Emotion-Focused Therapy) and I look forward to working with you!


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Hours:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by appointment only.

Location:  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ellen is only offering therapy via HIPAA compliant telehealth sessions until further notice for Florida and Virginia residents only.

Investment:  Ellen is an in-network provider for Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, and United Healthcare/Optum.

If you have other insurance or opt-out of using your insurance, Ellen’s fees are:

  • Initial Psychiatric Consultation for Individual Therapy (60 mins):  $200
  • Initial Psychiatric Consultation for Couples Therapy (90 mins):  $250
  • Follow-Up Appointments
    • Individual Therapy
      • 30 minutes:  $85
      • 50 minutes:  $175
      • 90 minutes:  $250
    • Couples Therapy
      • 60 minutes:  $200
      • 90 minutes:  $250
      • 120 minutes:  $300


License:  Florida (SW15734) and Virginia (0904015032)

Phone:  (703) 520-7874 ext 107


Perinatal Mental Health Board Certified Counselor
(703) 772-5097

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