Amy Heard, PhD
Growth and healing take place when individuals, couples and families learn more about themselves and find a way to do what matters most to them, even in hard times.
It is my goal to provide a place where this process can thrive, informed by science and experience. I seek to do this by providing specific tools and techniques for coping with difficult feelings, gaining a different perspective on negative thought patterns, and staying present enough to make intentional choices when faced with life's challenges. Learn more about: my expertise and training.
Dr. John Davison
I specialize in helping men with career transitions, finding work-life balance, and creating positive health behavior change. We live in a high-pressure, achievement-oriented location, and meeting the demands of our professional and social roles can not only be challenging, but also take a physical toll on the body
I use clinically-proven techniques to help you overcome barriers and discover what truly maters to you, then empower you to pursue it. These approaches are beneficial whether one is navigating decisions about one's career; confronting an illness; tackling unhealthy behaviors; or wanting to pursue new goals and create meaning in the years ahead. Learn more about: my background and training.
Our Treatment Philosophy
Our mind and our body are closely linked, and research continues to demonstrate that our emotional health is tied to our physical health. Often, we have goals and resolutions to improve our health and work habits, but we’re ambivalent about pursuing them. In addition, our bodies can show symptoms of stress, and acute or chronic illness can sap our mood and motivation. Stress can also interfere with work performance and satisfaction.
Other signs or symptoms that one should be concerned about include: indecision about one’s future, relationship problems, overindulgence in substances, food or unhealthy activities, or persistent feelings of depression or anxiety.
Wellness in life, work and relationships are connected. We can help you learn ways to cope with physical and mental stress, and develop a balanced routine to optimize physical and mental well-being. As you build awareness, develop intention, and restore direction, you will bring more meaning and purpose into your life.
Consultation & Assessment
For those considering or facing a career change, Dr. Davison offers assessment tools and guidance in finding areas of strength and aptitude to help with decision-making. He has extensive experience using psychometric tests and interviewing techniques for personnel selection to positions of leadership and public trust. Both Dr. Heard and Dr. Davison also conduct psychological assessments for certain medical procedures.
Assessments and treatments include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strong Vocational Interest Inventory
Questions? Contact Dr. Heard at 703-349-0737 or Dr. Davison at 703-962-6921,
or via the form below