Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD

Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD

Marriage & Family Therapy  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD is a marriage & family therapist in Reston, VA. She specializes in marriage & family therapy, hypnosis, and more.Read her story

11710 Plaza America Dr Ste 200

Reston, VA 20190

Contact Information

(703) 437-6311

Insurance Accepted

  • Tricare

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Dr. Ritchie's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ritchie "Dr. Ritchie has a doctorate degree in Psychology from Capella University, a masters degree in Marriage, Child and Family Counseling from Chapman University, and an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications and Spanish from East Tennessee State University. She is a Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist, an Approved Consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and a Licensed Practitioner or Neuro-Linguistic Programing. Dr. Ritchie was an active duty Army officer for 23 years and has extensive experience working with military members and their families and is well versed in the unique challenges that life in the military brings. She founded Center for Life Strategies in 2013 because of her desire to help others improve their quality of life."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ritchie "Dr. Ritchie's approach to therapy is results oriented; help people start feeling better right away. She helps people think about themselves, their lives and their relationships differently. She helps people take control of the way they feel. Dr. Ritchie is a TEAM Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Hypnotherapist and Approved Consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP). She also uses Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or meridian tapping, a form of energy psychology. With a focus on obtaining results, she incorporates the appropriate approach for each client to help them start feeling better right away. When working with couples, she uses the latest research based methods of communication, conflict resolution, attachment theory and trust building to help couples resolve conflicts quickly and deepen their connections. "
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3  Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Psychotherapy

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ritchie does not have any board certifications listed.

11  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Marital Counseling
  • 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.


  • East Tennessee State University / Quillen College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Masters Degree Chapman University Marriage, Family and Child Counseling
    Other Education | Completed 2001
  • Ph.D. Capella University Psychology
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Ritchie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ritchie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ritchie to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Ritchie'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 (3)

Dr. Ritchie provided me with excellent service. She is very knowledgeable and professional. Unlike other providers, she took the time to listen to my concerns and prepared a plan specifically for me. With her help, I achieved excellent results. I am very pleased with her and have recommended her...more
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I’ve been to several doctors, and Dr. Ritchie is by far the best.
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The administrative staff here take no responsibility for their deficiencies. Twice we filled in registration information. Twice they lost it. Multiple times we gave them payment information. Every time they lost it. My account was eventually sent to a debt collector, without them ever contacting me...more
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