Kate Westhoven, PsyD, Psychologist in Alexandria
I provide couple counseling and individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents with presenting concerns, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, grief and bereavement. In therapy, I focus on the individual strengths and wisdom of each person in an effort to support and assist their ability to make positive, effective, and mindful changes in their lives. Through a collaborative and caring relationship, I aim to create a safe space in which individuals and couples can increase their psychological insight, rework coping strategies, grieve losses, process traumas, and increase their overall well-being.
I hold a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and have been licensed to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2005. I am a trauma informed therapist and have extensive post-graduate education and training in trauma work, addiction, grief and bereavement, and couples work.
I have practiced in a wide range of treatment environments to include outpatient, inpatient, and substance abuse recovery settings. I currently provide psychotherapy services in Old Town Alexandria. I offer free telephone consultations as the first step in determining how I might be helpful in assisting you with the changes you are seeking.
Call or Email Kate Westhoven for a free phone consultation now - (703) 348-4435


  • School: The George Washington University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: 0810003539 Virginia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychological Assoication/Member


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017
Kate Westhoven, PsyD, Psychologist in Alexandria

Kate Westhoven

Psychologist, PsyD