Lamieh Salimi, Ph.D.

Lamieh Salimi, Ph.D. has a doctorate degree in Counselor Education from the University of Florida and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. She has over 25 years experience providing counseling services in a variety of settings and to diverse populations. Over this period of time, she has developed particular expertise in working with women’s issues (sexual assault recovery, infertility, abortion, etc.), trauma, addiction (eating disorders and alcohol) and aging and loss issues.

In addition to working in private practice, Dr. Salimi has extensive experience working in community agencies, university settings, rehabilitation hospitals, and other health management facilities. Her counseling approach is eclectic drawing from elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered and Psychodynamic approaches.

“As an experienced therapist, I am committed to helping clients improve the quality of their lives. I help clients gain more awareness of what they want in life, recognize their thoughts, feelings and emotions, and set practical and productive goals. I approach people out of a deep sense of respect for each person and believe in their innate strength. I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families to work toward their goals at their pace, to find answers to life’s perplexing questions. Through individualized, appropriate therapy processes, I help clients develop effective strategies for life’s challenges. My goal is to assist my clients in learning and putting into practice effective life skills in order to make complex choices and decisions that life presents in a culturally diverse, fast paced world.”

Dr. Salimi is fluent in English, Farsi, and Azeri and has a wide range of experience working with multicultural and international populations struggling with cultural adjustment issues. She is a long standing member of the Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Association.

Please call 703-437-6311 or email me at if you would like to schedule a free consultation.