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Brenna Chirby, Psy.D, LPC

Education and License:
Dr. Chirby is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her doctorate degree from the American School of Professional Psychology in 1999. Prior to that she obtained a masters degree from California State University, Long Beach and since has spent 15+ years working in the mental health field in hospitals and other community based clinics. In addition, Dr. Chirby completed her Post Doctoral Residency at Virginia Tech University Counseling Center and Athletic Department. This placement provided advanced training in working with the university population and in Sport Psychology. Upon completing her residency, Dr. Chirby stayed on at Virginia Tech working for the Athletic Department to develop and implement their sports psychology program. Following her work at Virginia Tech, Dr. Chirby developed the counseling center at the Art Institute of Washington DC and also taught graduate psychology courses at Argosy University, DC campus.

Dr. Chirby is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Virginia Psychological Association. She previously served several years as the the Chair of the Virginia Psychological Association Ethics Committee and as a member of the VPA Colleague Assistance Committee.

Clinial Speciality Areas:
Dr. Chirby specializes in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship/family issues, trauma, and sport psychology (performance enhancement, injury recovery, etc.).

Dr. Chirby provides comprehensive psychological evaluations, individual and couples psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. Her style is an integration of various treatment modalities within a psychodynamic framework, providing her clients with the flexibility of treatment specific interventions while maintaining a focus on the therapeutic relationship and treatment alliance. Dr. Chirby treats clients with mild to severe disorders and works in collaborative relationships with psychiatrists when medications are needed.

For more information please call Brenna Chirby, Psy.D., LLC at 703–550–4323 or bchirby@mindbalanceinc.com