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IPS Center for Psychological ServicesGroup practice

Group practice
Anxiety - Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- Life transitions-Spirituality & religion- Stress management-
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Practice Information

The IPS Center for Psychological Services is a clinic staffed primarily by doctoral externs in Sterling, Virginia. Externs at the IPS Center work with a wide variety of clients, but tend to focus on young adults and professionals. Many of the clients at the IPS Center find themselves amid transitions in education, work, and family life. In those moments, stress, anxiety, depression, and doubt can come to the surface. IPS Center clinicians are passionate about supporting clients as they navigate these transitions and develop a deeper sense of identity in the process.

Externs at the IPS Center are trained in the integration of faith and spirituality with the practice of psychology. This means, at the client’s preference, his or her faith and spirituality can be incorporated into treatment to address both psychological and spiritual needs. Furthermore, externs at the IPS Center are closely supervised by licensed clinical psychologists, ensuring that clients receive the best clinical care possible and make progress towards their life goals.

At the IPS Center, clinicians develop a collaborative relationship with the client to identify strengths, concerns, and goals. At the heart of treatment at the IPS Center is a profound respect for the dignity of each person and a recognition that each person, despite and through their wounds, can make changes that will result in flourishing. IPS Center clinicians are passionate about the therapeutic relationship, which they believe is key to achieving healing and growth.

The IPS Center is happy to offer the flexibility of telehealth services to Virginia residents, as well as in person services at our Sterling, VA location. In addition to clinical externs, the IPS Center also has several licensed staff who provide services that are beyond the scope of externs, including couples therapy and cases with a greater clinical complexity.


How does payment work at your practice?

At the IPS Center, we provide a sliding scale fee for our services based on family size and income. Fees for working with a clinical extern range between $10 and $75. Services with one of our licensed clinicians are also provided on a sliding scale between $75 and $175 a session. While the IPS Center does not participate with any insurances we are happy to provide you with a superbill of services provided which you can then submit to your insurance.

What services does your practice offer?

The IPS Center is affiliated with the Clinical Psychology Program at Divine Mercy University. Staffed primarily by clinical externs, we offer in person services for adults ages 18 and and up as well as children between the ages of 5 and 10. We are also able to offer telehealth services for adults living in the state of Virginia. In addition, the IPS Center also has several licensed staff who provide services not covered by externs including adolescent services, couples therapy, and long term therapy.

What are your practice's specialties?

The clinicians at the IPS Center specialize in a wide variety of areas, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and issues related to faith and spirituality. Our clinicians are specifically trained in integrating a client's faith or spirituality into therapy if the client desires. We are passionate about helping those in the midst of work, family, education and life transitions develop a greater sense of purpose and meaning. In doing so, clients that receive services at the IPS Center are able to experience a greater sense of satisfaction in life and confidence as they face the challenges of their specific transitions. Additionally, clinicans at the IPS Center approach a client from a wholistic lens, exploring how past relationships and experiences may shape a client's current approach to stressors, interactions, and relationships.

Why should I choose your practice?

Services at the IPS Center are unique as we combine the passion and care of clinical externs with the skill and expertise of the licensed clinical psychologists who supervise them. If you are someone who have often struggled with developing a sense of meaning and purpose in life, the integrative approach at the IPS Center will fit well for you. The IPS Center recognizes that humans are complex creatures with a variety of needs including physical, emotional, social and spiritual. By ensuring that all aspects of the human person can be respected within therapy we allow for a greater depth of healing and growth across each domain.

Head of Practice's Licensure

Virginia: 0701006869




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


IPS Center for Psychological Services is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$75 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$10 - $75
  • Initial session:$75 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

We are unable to provide change for cash payments. If you plan to pay in cash, please make sure to have the exact amount.