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McLean Professional Park

1485 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 203

McLean, VA 22101


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Helen Power is a licensed mental health professional focused on helping children, adolescents, adults, and families cope with their busy lives. Offering a wide variety of services, including individual, family, and group therapy, Helen's experience, and training has focused on using Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Mind-Body Work and CBT, to work with children from pre-school through high school and their families. She has extensive experience working with these populations in private practice for more than 25 years.  



Helen completed her Bachelors Degree in Art Education at The College of Fine Arts (COFA) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1984.  She taught Painting and Art History in Sydney for many years and was the Head of the Art Department at Loreto Kirribilli in Sydney.  In 1988 Helen was awarded an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women to study Art Therapy.  She completed a Masters Degree in Art Therapy at the George Washington University in 1990.  Helen continued her academic development by completing a Masters of Social Work at Catholic University in 1997.  She has also trained extensively in play therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor with the International Play Therapy Association.  Helen has been in private practice for many years, working from her own practice in McLean, Virginia. Helen is an artist by training.  She has explored her own creative process with painting and clay, exhibiting professionally throughout her life. 


  Professional Membership

  - Greater Washington Society of Clinical       Social Work 

  - National Association of Social Work 

  - International Play Therapy Association 

  - American Art Therapy Association 

  - Australian Association of Social Work

Therapeutic Services

Professional Background

About Helen

Professional Services

  • Supervision and Case Consultation

  • Community Presentations and Workshops

  • Teaching Play Therapy and Art Therapy

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