Sally Harney, Ph.D., M.A., NCC

Hi. I am the owner and founder of Neutral Ground Counseling Group, LLC. I am a resident-in-counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am a certified clinical trauma professional and a certified grief counseling specialist. My counseling training and experience includes working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, gender dysphoria, gender transition, domestic abuse and/or violence, and sexuality.  

My counseling theoretical orientation is Gestalt. In addition, I bring a foundation of sociological theory into the session to provide a broader perspective to personal issues. However, I will pull from various counseling theories and techniques to tailor to the needs of an individual.


I have been trained in CBT techniques and will use them when needed. However, I am not a certified CBT counselor.


I am open to working with individuals (teens ages 12+ and adults) and couples. I have a special interest in working with the LGBTQIAP+ community and first responders. I am currently being trained as a Certified Gender Specialist through WPATH. I am a kink-aware counselor and my personal pronouns are she/her/hers.


My educational background: I earned an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from American University, specializing in gender, work, and family. I received my M.A. in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles, specializing in gender norms and deviancy. I earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology from Texas Christian University.

As a resident-in-counseling, I receive supervision under:

Michelle E. Wade, Ed.D., LPC - VA License #0701005993

Ph:(703) 861-7643


Sandra Molle, LPC - VA License # 0701004074

Ph:(703) 997-9210


My current training for professional certification:

Gender Specialist through WPATH(World Professional Association for Transgender Health)

Contact me directly:

(703) 888-4781

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Neutral Ground Counseling Group, LLC

44121 Harry Byrd Highway

Suite 225

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 988-4236

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