Dr. Barbara Shostak, PHD

Dr. Barbara Shostak, PHD

Clinical Psychology  ·  
Dr. Barbara Shostak, PHD is a clinical psychologist in Fairfax, VA. She graduated from The George Washington U and specializes in clinical psychology, counseling, and more.Read her story

8550 Arlington Blvd Ste 300

Fairfax, VA 22031

Contact Information

(703) 573-8405

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Dr. Shostak's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shostak "I am a Clinical Psychologist, who conducts therapy in my Fairfax Virginia office with individuals and couples. I see a wide range of people in therapy whose presenting concerns include depression, anxiety and worry, poor coping skills, traumatic histories, personality and relationship problems, low self-esteem, stress, loss, job dissatisfaction, and more. I also do personality testing and psychological assessments for weight loss surgery, pre-adoptions, and infertility related services. Please explore my website at www.barbarshostakphd.com to learn more about psychotherapy, therapy, and counseling, who I am as a psychologist, and about my practice."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shostak "In general, you can expect that as your psychologist I will be someone who supports you, listens attentively, models a healthy and positive relationship experience, gives you appropriate feedback, and follows ethical guidelines. I speak in easy-to-understand terms, and provide honest and direct feedback in the most kind and supportive manner possible. As a therapist, I phrase things in a way that you can hear and that makes sense to you. Most people say I am a very down-to-earth and well-grounded counselor.  I am there for you to work together to reach your goals and expect nothing in return other than payment for my time and my expertise. My therapeutic style draws from several major theoretical approaches to psychotherapy. I believe there is inherent value in increasing self-awareness and understanding, as that is the first step in recognizing how your personal history affects your current perceptions and beliefs. As a well trained psychotherapist, I also draw upon action-oriented approaches to therapy that emphasize broadening your personal perspective, entertaining new ways to consider problem solving strategies, and building more effective coping strategies. We do what works best for you, and together the work gets done."
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4  Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Psychology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shostak does not have any board certifications listed.

6  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • The George Washington U
    Medical School | Graduated
  • George Washington University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shostak has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shostak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shostak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shostak to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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  • 1

Dr. Shostak's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Excellent psychologist. Quality experience from first contact through the entire length of therapy. I highly recommend.
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