The Counseling Center at MBC
The Counseling Center at MBC exists to serve individuals, couples and families through professional, biblically-centered counseling. Within a safe and supportive environment, our counselors strive to provide the best care possible, pointing to the power of Christ to restore and heal.
The Counseling Center is located on the third floor, East Wing of MBC Tysons in Vienna, VA.
Our Counseling Philosophy
Our counseling staff combine Gospel-centered, biblical truth with some of the best tools from counseling psychology. Christian counseling encourages spiritual growth and emotional healing while assisting people in developing a closer relationship with God and others.
Schedule an Appointment
In order to schedule an appointment, please read the counselor bios, select the counselor you'd like to see, and contact them. They will be in touch with you to discuss your situation and determine whether or not they will be a good fit for you. Cost and insurance info is included with each bio so you are able to make an informed choice.
Our licensed counselors can provide help with:
Emotional, Behavioral, and Spiritual Problems facing individuals, couples and families
Marital, Premarital and Family Issues
Relationship Concerns (couples, singles and others)
The Counseling Center staff is comprised of the following:
Staff Therapists Licensed in Virginia
Mary Ann Morgan, M.A., N.C.C, L.C.P.C., L.P.C.
Mary Ann is a counselor with over 12 years of experience, having spent the last ten years at the McLean Bible Church Counseling Center. Prior to that, she was with Life Christian Counseling. She interned at Ft. Belvoir Family Life Center, counseling military personnel and their families. Prior to that, she completed her practicum at Gospel Rescue Mission, a residency program in Washington DC for males with addictions. She also spent three years as a volunteer spiritual mentor to women in the addictions unit of the Arlington County Jail. She holds counseling licenses in Virginia and Maryland and is a Nationally Certified Counselor(NCC).
Apart from counseling, Mary Ann has over 25 years’ experience in other disciplines, which include business and academics. She was a CPA in Maryland and earned her MBA from the University of Southern Illinois. She graduated cum laude from Queens College (CUNY) In Secondary Education and Romance Languages. Mary Ann holds a Masters in Community Counseling from Regent University, where she graduated top of her class earning her the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Graduate of the School of Counseling and Psychology.
Using an approach to counseling that integrates sound clinical practice with a biblical worldview, Mary Ann acknowledges God as the principal Healer in the counseling process. With respect to therapies employed in session, Mary Ann integrates them to suit a client’s needs. A listing of those therapeutic approaches is included below.
Mary Ann counsels adults, couples and teens. She works with issues of depression, trauma, anxiety, grief, anger, unforgiveness, abuse--sexual and other, family issues, relationship and /or attachment deficits, personal and spiritual identity concerns, co-dependency, transitions and life coaching.
Mary Ann is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), the Virginia Counseling Association (VCA), NBCC-the National Board of Certified Counselors and EMDRIA, the international association for certified EMDR practitioners. She is also on the New Life team of counselors for which she facilitates marriage groups and “Healing is a Choice” groups.
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-Dialectical Behavior Therapy
-Heart Sync- (a Christ-centered therapy combining a spiritual and neuropsychological approach)
-Imago Relationship Therapy
-Emotionally Focused Therapy
-Attachment models of connection
Mary Ann's rates are $165 for the first visit and $130 for follow-ups, and she participates with most Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans.
To contact Mary Ann about scheduling, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 703-300-5639.
Adelle Ritchey, B.S.N., M.S., N.C.C., L.C.P.C., L.P.C.
Adelle is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor, in both Virginia and Maryland, and has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She holds a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Oregon School of Nursing.
Adelle has been with The Counseling Center at McLean Bible Church for 9 years, during which time she interned, completed her residency, and served as an individual counselor. Prior to that she worked for six years as a member of the treatment team for the Meier Clinics Christian-based Day Treatment Program in Fairfax, VA.
She also has past experience working in a variety of professional settings including an in-patient mental health crisis unit on the West Coast (Johnson Unit-Sacred Heart Hospital-Eugene, Oregon), an emergency psychiatric service (U of Colorado Medical Center), a juvenile detention center (Newport News, VA), and a domestic violence shelter for women and children in the Northern Virginia area. As a result, she has had the opportunity to work with a broad age-range of people from varied backgrounds (both in-patient and out-patient) who faced an array of challenging situations.
Adelle works with adults, couples and teens treating anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem, trauma and relationship concerns, life transitions, co-dependence, and boundary setting. She offers premarital and marital counseling.
Adelle views counseling as a transformational process enabling people to grow and better connect with themselves, with others, and with God. It is Adelle’s conviction that ultimately it is God’s healing presence in the midst of this process that redeems and restores.
Adelle is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Association (NVLPC).
Her Therapeutic Approach varies based on the client’s needs. In taking an integrative approach she draws from the following:
Psychodynamic (emphasizes making use of a person’s past in order to help create a healthier present and future)
Attachment based (sees relationships with others at the heart of human growth-uses empirically based research)
CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (focuses on recognizing and changing faulty thoughts and belief patterns that influence our mood and behavior)
EFT-Emotionally Focused Therapy (helps couples to identify, understand, manage emotional reactions and break unhelpful communication cycles)
Emotion-focused therapy (for individuals, and distinct from Emotionally Focused Therapy)
Family Systems (understanding family dynamics is relevant to current growth and change)
Adelle's rates are $75 per visit.
To contact Adelle about scheduling, please email her at email@example.com.
Gail Thompson, L.P.C.
Gail earned her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, her Masters of Counseling degree from Regent University and she is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has served in Christian ministry for over 37 years. She has worked as a clinical therapist in a local psychiatric hospital and in a therapeutic foster care agency, was the Clinical Director of a faith-based inner city drug treatment/dual diagnosis program in Washington, D.C. and was in another private practice before joining the clinical staff at McLean Bible Church in August 2001. Gail works primarily with individuals and groups treating depression, anxiety and compulsive behaviors, addictions, sexual and other forms of abuse and trauma, grief and family, boundary and other relational issues. Gail’s passion is embracing a biblical model of health and spiritual and emotional maturity in the pursuit of Kingdom well-being.
Gail's rates are $165 for the first visit and $130 for follow-ups. She participates with most Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance policies.
To contact Gail about scheduling, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees for Licensed Professional Counselors
The cost for the initial assessment is $165.
The cost for a regular 55-minute session is $130.
Payment Types: Cash, Check or Credit due to counselor at the time of the appointment.
Partial reimbursement by your medical insurance may be available to you. We will provide receipts which you can submit to your company. Prior to the first appointment, it is the responsibility of each client to contact the insurance company to determine their mental health benefits.
We participate with most Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO policies only. Unfortunately we do not participate with Anthem HealthKeepers, CareFirst BlueChoice, or any other insurance plans. We currently have limited availability for new clients trying to use in-network benefits for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.