Anyone can change their behavior and the way they feel. You deserve to feel good about being you and have healthy and satisfying relationships.


I combine psychotherapy with the science of neurobiology to give you practical tools that will sustain you for years beyond therapy. I have expertise in treating eating disorders, trauma and anxiety. I am also trained in EMDR, DBT and am a certified trauma therapist. My office is a safe place and I welcome all diversity, cultures, and the LGBTQ community. I applaud differences and appreciate the uniqueness of individuals. I am fluent in Spanish and provide culturally competent therapy. I work with adolescents, families, couples and adults.


License # 62405


My approach to treating anxiety begins with an assessment of your symptoms as well as identifying any patterns that may be contributing to the problem. Together, we'll develop a treatment plan designed specifically for you. I'll help you work on techniques to address and resolve the underlying issues while reducing environmental stressors.


Sometimes life presents us with challenges that may seem insurmountable. You may feel that you cannot resolve these challenges on your own. I can help you put things in perspective and address the underlying issues that may be contributing factors.


I begin treatment for depression with a comprehensive assessment of the symptoms. I can then help you understand your behaviors, emotions and the ideas that contribute to your depression. You'll learn problem solving and coping techniques that will help you regain a sense of control and renewed interest in life. I can also assess your need for medication and refer you to a psychiatrist if necessary.


Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

  • ​Childhood trauma

  • Eating disorders

  • PTSD

  • Sexual assault 

  • Substance abuse

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship issues

  • Grief and loss



Tanya Clausen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience and has an expertise in treating eating disorders, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders.  She specializes in working with adolescents, adults and couples. Tanya is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), The Seeking Safety Model (for PTSD and addictions), Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples) and has a certification in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

Tanya is also a certified yoga teacher (RYT 200), and can incorporate yoga and somatic experiencing into her work with patients when helpful. Tanya provides culturally competent therapy and is fluent in Spanish, having worked extensively with at-risk and underserved women and children in Guatemala for several years in the 1990s. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Catholic University in the Master of Social Work program and previously at The George Mason University teaching graduate level courses.


2016 Mt. Vernon Ave, Suite 303, Alexandria, VA 22301