of McLean

1313 Vincent Place

McLean, Virginia 22101



The Family Therapy Center 
                                                                  ABOUT US
  THE FAMILY THERAPY CENTER specializes in all aspects of couples and marriage counseling. In particular, we focus on fostering better communications, cross-cultural counseling, and on a "relationship-focused therapy." We view counseling as a way to assist clients in defining their critical concerns, identifying their strengths, and achieving their goals. Solutions are developed by formulating specific actions -- coaching you to achieve your true potential. Counseling is a positive action that empowers people. Allowing clients to gain control of their lives.

In today's rapidly changing society change is constant. It is perpetual and pervasive. Change creates uncertainty that impacts personal and professional relationships. Counseling empowers people to make positive choices, enhance their relationships, be successful, and reach their goals. We specialize in all aspects of marriage and family counseling including premarital, couples and individual counseling that often involves cross-cultural issues and developing better communication skills.

The Family Therapy Center was established in 1986 in McLean, Virginia, as the Professional Counseling Center of McLean. The Center is located in central Mclean, Virginia, at 1313 Vincent Place, McLean, Virginia 22101. (703) 893 - 9063.


The Director of the Center is Sandra Malawer, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) by the Commonwealth of Virginia and a National Certified Counselor. She has practiced in Virginia for over 25 years and has extensive experience with a federal Employee Assistance Program (EAP) within the intelligence community. Sandy Malawer was appointed to the Virginia Board of Counseling by former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and reappointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on this state regulatory and disciplinary board.


Her graduate education was at the Johns Hopkins University and did additional training at Oxford University. Additional licensing training at George Mason and Virginia Tech. Her specializations include Marriage and Family Therapy, Divorce and Custody, and cross-cultural counseling. She has traveled widely including England, Europe, India, China, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia., among other countries. She provides pre-marital, marital, pre-divorce and post-divorce counseling. Individual, couples and family counseling are available. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Fees for counseling services charged by the Center and its staff are comparable to those of other private mental health therapists in Northern Virginia and the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Phone and online counseling available in conjunction with personal appointments. Therapy and counseling services are covered by most insurance carriers. Our cancellation policy requires 24-hour notice.


    (703) 893.9063; 703.821.9430 (Fax);