I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and Washington, D.C. and have over 15 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and life transition stressors, trauma, addiction, and grief/loss.

In addition to practice, I contract with businesses to provide on-site therapy and workshops for employees in areas of stress management, achieving work-life balance, managing conflicts, and increasing overall well-being.  I also provide executive-level training services in areas such as self-care, assertive communication, time management, mindfulness, and personal development. Additionally, I provide clinical supervision to master’s-level counselors-in-training who are seeking licensure in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

I am also active in research, which centers on veterans’ issues and the psychological impacts of war and combat.  I’ve presented on the topic of moral injury at national and regional conferences.  As a registered therapy provider through the volunteer Give an Hour program, I offer pro-bono mental health services to U.S. troops.


Doctor of Philosophy (Counselor Education and Supervision): George Washington University

Master of Science (Counseling): Georgia State University

Post-graduate Clinical Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD: The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma


Licensed Professional Counselor in DC: PRC14247

Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia: #0701005880


American Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association

International Association of Trauma Professionals

Virginia Counseling Association

Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors

Find me on:

Psychology Today

Good Therapy


If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  If I’m not the right fit for you, I will gladly help you find another therapist who might be based on your needs.

Please call me at (202) 567-7534 for a free initial phone consultation, email me at Lkruger@steppingstonepsych.net, or fill out this contact form for more information.

Lisa Kruger, PhD, LPC
(202) 567-7534