Irena Sarovic, Therapist in Falls Church, Virginia — Zencare
Irena  Sarovic
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Irena Sarovic

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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Virginia, Washington DC Accepting Online
Falls Church Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • Attachment issues
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Trauma
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

Irena Sarovic is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Falls Church, VA. Irena works with clients who suffer from overwhelming feelings of isolation, despair, hopelessness, fear, anxiety, or depression. Her clients are individuals, couples, families of all ages. She empowers clients to find and utilize coping strategies that are effective and feel authentic. Many of Irena’s clients come to therapy wanting to grow their relationships with themselves and others.

Irena’s approach to therapy is collaborative and compassionate. She teaches clients about mental health topics, including brain biology, to give them a greater context for their feelings and challenges. She validates clients’ experiences and emotions while encouraging them to reflect on different perspectives. She also teaches clients how to set healthy boundaries in their lives and guides them through different coping strategies until they find one that works well for their distinct needs. She brings mindful meditations into sessions, as she has a background in yoga. She even has a therapy dog who accompanies her to each session named Charlie.

Irena earned her Master’s degree from Temple University. Her goal is to give her clients mindfulness, relaxation, and stress-reduction tools to use in their everyday lives, while also encouraging them to use self-compassion, healthy communication skills, and problem solving to boost their mental health.


Message to clients

Hi, I am glad you are here.

Some people struggle with the idea of talking about private and intimate matters to a stranger. Others enjoy exploring their inner lives and consider entering a therapist’s office a beginning of an exciting journey. Whichever group you belong to, you are welcome to my office. I am ready to meet you wherever you are. We all need a sounding board. We all need to be seen and heard in our pain, shame, doubt, sorrow, loneliness, but also in our confusion, excitement, and passion. Together we can explore your emotions and thoughts, develop a better understanding of what has brought you to this point in your life, and find optimal solutions.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Irena Sarovic 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $300 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (50min)

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
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
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  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Falls Church practice
105 N Virginia Ave, Suite 200, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

Irena Sarovic, LLC, Therapist and Owner, 2014 - Present
Finding Your Solution, Therapist, 2012 - 2014
Prince William Family Counseling, Therapist, 2012 - 2014
Trinity Washington University, Counselor, 2011 - 2012
Leary School of Virginia, Counselor, 1997 - 2011

Temple University, Ed.M., 1989
University of Zagreb, B.A., 1981


Licensure

Washington DC: PRC157

Virginia: 0701002982


Languages

Bosnian

Croatian

English

Serbian