Psychotherapy and Psychiatry

The Stone House

Professional Affiliations

  • Former President, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work

  • Former Vice President, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work

  • Current Director of Communications, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work

  • Member, Clinical Social Work Association

For more information, call Steve Szopa, LCSW at 703.550.4178 or email him at SteveSzopa@gmail.com.

Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues

  • Adolescents / Teens (14-19)

  • Adults, Couples and Families

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work, George Mason University, 1979

  • Master of Social Work, Catholic University of America, 1983

I am currently doing sessions by video and telephone to ensure our safety during the pandemic.  Feel free to contact me with questions.

My Approach


Steve is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty 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 Sometimes these road maps become outdated and lead us to unhappiness and difficulties in achieving goals and feeling fulfilled. At other times, ineffective coping styles lead 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 participate in psychotherapy for personal or trainings reasons.

Steve’s office is located at The Stone House, a building that was once a single family home, that currently houses other mental health professionals including Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Psychiatric evaluations and evaluations for medication can be done by specialists at The Stone House, most of whom Steve has worked with for more than 20 years.

Steve Szopa, LCSW, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Washington, DC

Phone: 703.550.4178

Email:  SteveSzopa@gmail.com