Patricia Small, LPC

Ms. Small has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2005 with over twenty years of experience working closely with children and families to help and empower them to achieve their goals.

She was a Professional School Counselor in the Fairfax County Public Schools for twenty-four years.  She lived abroad for many years working with culturally diverse populations as the Community Liaison Officer at U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas.  Ms. Small received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and her master’s degree from Auburn University.  She completed additional post-graduate training at The Johns Hopkins University, Virginia Tech and at the Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy.

Ms. Small’s areas of focus include supporting children and families in healing from ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, selective mutism, emotion dysregulation, and family separation and divorce.  She has training and experience in play therapy, sand therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Ms. Small works closely with school personnel to promote the social, emotional, and academic success of students.  She is experienced in facilitating therapy groups with children in the areas of social awareness, self-regulation, ADHD, and executive functioning.