Mary Jean Kane, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia
Clinical Specialty Areas
Individual, Couples, and Group Psychotherapy
Contemporary Relational Psychoanalysis
Adults and Older Adolescents
Marriage and Family Relationships
Imago Relationship Therapy
Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse
Social Anxiety and Relationship Issues
Gay and Lesbian Issues (area of interest)
Grief and Loss
Individual Psychotherapy – Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Clinical Supervision - NASW - Virginia Chapter
Contemporary Relational Psychoanalysis - Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Couples Psychotherapy – Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy
Group Psychotherapy – Washington School of Psychiatry
Mind-Body Work - AEDP Institute
MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University
BA, The Catholic University of America
Mary Jean Kane is a licensed clinical social worker. She works with adults and older adolescents, couples, family members, and groups. She leads a Relational Psychotherapy Group where men and women work on emotional awareness and understanding to enhance their confidence and ability to connect with others and to have healthy relationships. Mary Jean’s style is warm and interactive, and she places an emphasis on developing an interactive relationship with her patients so that they can feel her presence, understanding, and empathy, which facilitates and enhances their work and healing.
Mary Jean is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and a contemporary relational psychoanalyst. As a psychotherapist and a contemporary relational psychoanalyst, she helps people understand and work through problems of everyday living, including relationship issues, work-life balance and self care issues, the impact of traumatic experiences past and present, issues of self esteem and self image, one’s overall experience of the self, and many longstanding emotional issues which affect day-to-day living. She helps people understand and work through the impact of their family history on present day living. As a contemporary relational psychoanalyst, she can offer individuals, who can benefit from intensive psychotherapy, the opportunity to work deeply on foundational beliefs of how they experience themselves, others, and the world.
Mary Jean’s areas of specialization are in contemporary relational psychotherapies, including Self Psychology, Intersubjectivity, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). She also uses imagery, Focusing, mind-body work to enhance and enrich her patient's therapeutic experience. She encourages emotional awareness and understanding through helping people become of aware of how emotions are experienced in the body, using methods from AEDP.
Mary Jean graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work and has trained extensively in individual, couples and group psychotherapy and in contemporary relational psychoanalysis. She has also trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which addresses how emotions are felt in the body. Prior to entering private practice, she worked in in-patient and out-patient hospital settings and in an out-patient university counseling center. Prior to her social work career, Mary Jean raised four children and was a teacher of young children. She also served in leadership and advocacy roles in her community’s public school system for 18 years.
Mary Jean is available for clinical supervision and case consultation and is a Certified Clinical Supervisor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is on the faculty of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and teaches contemporary relational psychoanalytic theory. She is available to speak to professional and lay audiences.
American Psychological Association, Division 39
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis – Faculty and Former Board Member
Washington School of Psychiatry
Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago Therapists
Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society
National Association of Social Workers – Virginia Chapter
The Stone House
Psychotherapy and Psychiatry
For more information, call Mary Jean Kane, LCSW at 703.550.4298 or email at MJKaneLCSW@gmail.com.