Sally Harney, Ph.D., M.A., NCC, CCTP, CGCS
Hi. I am the owner and founder of Neutral Ground Counseling Group, LLC. I am a resident-in-counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a counselor, I provide psychotherapy and work most often with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, gender dysphoria, gender questioning, neurodivergence questioning, domestic abuse and/or violence, and sexuality.
I use a collaborative, self-discovery, person-centered counseling approach when working with clients. However, I will pull from various counseling theories and techniques to tailor to the needs of an individual. In addition, I bring a foundation of sociological theory into the session to provide a broader perspective of how society plays a role in our personal struggles.
I work with individuals (teens ages 12+ and adults). I have a special interest in working with the LGBTQIAP+ community and first responders. I am completing my training as a Certified Gender Specialist through WPATH. I am a kink-aware counselor and my personal pronouns are she/her/hers.
2019 - M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marymount University
2011 - Ph.D. in Sociology, specializing in gender, American University
1996 - M.A. in Sociology, specializing in gender norms and deviancy, California State University, Los Angeles
1994 - B.S. in Psychology, Texas Christian University
1994 - B.A. in Sociology, Texas Christian University
2020 - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
2020 - Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
Pending - WPATH Certified Gender Specialist
As a resident-in-counseling, I receive supervision under:
Michelle E. Wade, Ed.D., LPC - VA License #0701005993
Ph: (504) 656-6725
Sandra Molle, LPC - VA License # 0701004074