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.


My education:

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

Professional Certifications: 

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

Ph:(703) 997-9210


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Contact me directly:

(703) 888-4781

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