My Approach

Steve is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty-five years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. His style is a blend of psychodynamic therapy and behavioral therapy. Early life experiences teach us how to view the world and how to get what we need from life. Sometimes these road maps become outdated and lead us to unhappiness and difficulties in achieving goals. At other times, ineffective coping leads us to depression, anxiety or frustration. For some, biochemical imbalances cause feelings of depression, anxiety or anger. Steve has experience in working with people with clinical depression and anxiety as well as with people who want help achieving goals in a faster, more efficient way.

Steve has additional training in working with couples and families. With couples, Steve uses techniques developed by Harville Hendrix, author and developer of Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT). Steve works with Gay and Lesbian couples and finds that IRT techniques are very effective in working with diverse couples. Steve also received training in Structural Family Therapy from its founder, Salvador Minuchin. Steve enjoys working with blended families and nontraditional families. He works effectively with adolescents and young adults around issues of identity, control of emotions and making rational life choices. Steve also enjoys working with helping professionals who want to examine their lives, motivations and goals.

Steve’s office is located at The Stone House, an office that was once a single family home, that currently houses other mental health professionals including Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Psychological testing and evaluations for medication can be done by specialists at The Stone House, most of whom Steve has worked with for more than 15 years.

For more information, call Steve Szopa, LCSW at 703.550.4178 or email at

Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues

  • Adolescents / Teens (14-19)

  • Adults


  • BSW, George Mason University, 1979

  • MSW, Catholic University of America, 1983

Psychotherapy and Psychiatry

The Stone House

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work

  • Member, Clinical Social Work Association

Steve Szopa, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia

Phone: 703.550.4178