Lara Ostapiej, M.A.

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Psychotherapist

New Patient Availability:
Open for VA & SC Patients

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Focus
Treatment


Adults - Men & Women

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Areas
Interest

  Anxiety/Depression

Life Transitions

Trauma

Sexual Behavior Concerns/ Pornography Addiction

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Accepted
Fees &
Payment

Private Pay 
$160 Individuals
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Anthem/BCBS 
Optima

Out-of-Network Insurance

How did I get
here?

"What I love about therapy is that it’s all about building a relationship, and a good relationship requires a safe space, a sense of direction, and room to grow. Being a counselor is a place where I get to do my favorite things: show compassion, express curiosity, and be always learning."

Why do I do what
I do?


"I grew up believing in being of service to others. I began my career in case management, working with veterans, individuals facing homelessness, and people transitioning from incarceration. Counseling just became the natural next step!" 

Who am I outside the
office?

"I love to spend time with my fiance. He’s an avid bowler, and I love to cook and bake; we’ve both become quite fond of each other’s hobbies! We also have two rescue dogs, and I’m an animal lover. I’m passionate about learning new things and making the world a better place - including advocating for social justice. Although I currently live in northern Virginia, I am looking forward to moving closer to my family in the southeast in the next few years. In the meantime, I visit as often as I can!"