Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD

Marriage & Family TherapyFemaleAge 62

Marriage & Family Therapy

Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Reston, VA. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD

Robert A. Lavine, PhD

1800 Michael Faraday Dr Ste 201 Reston, VA 20190
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Make an Appointment

(703) 437-6311
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Marriage & Family Therapists in your area

Care Philosophy

"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 pe..."

- Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.
ADVERTISEMENT

Traditional Therapy – done online

Find a therapist from BetterHelp's network of therapists for your everyday therapy needs.


Traditional Therapy – done online

Find a therapist from BetterHelp's network of therapists for your everyday therapy needs. Plans start at $60 per week + an additional 20% off.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check if Dr. Ritchie treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Ritchie's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Grief
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Stress Management

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Ritchie accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(703) 437-6311

Dr. Ritchie accepts the following insurance:

Tricare

Dr. Ritchie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ritchie

4.8

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
95%
(19)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5%
(1)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Ritchie
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Helped TREMENDOUSLY with my emetophobia and OCD!
I found Dr. Ritchie when I was at rock bottom of my contamination OCD and anxiety in October 2021, and within 7 months I was cured of 99.9% of my symptoms! Since childhood, I had severe fear of vomit that prevented me from living my life, and I was projecting it onto my children. I lived in fear of myself or my children getting sick and vomiting. This translated into OCD--avoiding saying certain words, avoiding lots of place and people, avoiding driving on the highway in fear I or my kids would be sick in the car, etc. We were handwashing to the point of cracked, bleeding hands. When my child started checking expiration dates and asking for reassurance of cleanliness, and I knew I HAD to get help. I had seen a therapist before, and it numbed my symptoms, but I truly believed I would never be able to live a mentally healthy adult life, free of my OCD chains. Then I met Dr. Ritchie, and I'm not exaggerating, she changed my life! Through CBT, hypnosis, and EFT, I can finally truly LIVE!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Free from OCD – Jun 28, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Highly recommended
Dr Ritchie is such a fantastic therapist -- I know it's not easy to find someone who "clicks" with what you need, but Dr. Richie has been such a great fit for me through various stages of "life events". Her knowledge and expertise is so wide and she is able to "flex" according to what I need at a particular time - which is what I think makes her such a great therapist. I highly recommend Dr. Ritchie.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mar 28, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Ritchie is a wonderful therapist. She helped our teenage son who struggles with anxiety and depression. She used a combination of hypnotic therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. I highly recommend her to anyone!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mar 08, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Ritchie helped my wife and I a great deal. She gives no-nonsense advice in a compassionate manner. She is very intuitive and knowledgeable. She showed me the key to controlling my anger. My family and I will be forever grateful for that gift.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Feb 25, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Linda is absolutely amazing! I was recommend her and our work together was life changing. I came in and was suffering from anxiety and unbeknownst to me depression. We worked together and I learned so much. It's been a little over a year since our last session and the difference in me and my life is night and day. So much so that my closest friends have noticed the difference and have also started their own theraphy journeys:) CBT with linda helped me regain myself and feel empowered to take charge of my thoughts, life and everyday patterns. Thank you so much linda!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Feb 22, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Linda Ritchie has treated my young Daughter for Migraine Headaches for the last year. After my Daughter's 1st treatment we have seen amazing results after seeing Dr. Ritchie. The headaches have subsided allowing her to be headache free daily and for her to enjoy daily activity at school without being medicated. I would recommend Dr. Linda Ritchie for her hypnosis strategies. The results we have seen in the last year has been a relief for our Daughter and I would recommend anyone in this position try Hypnosis by Dr. Ritchie, she is a calm speaking, very trustful and helping person to my Child. Her technique has done wonders for our Child without medication. I wish we would have found Dr. Ritchie years ago. Her Treatments have Stopped the severe migraine headaches she was receiving daily/weekly in school, disrupting her daily learning. We are so thankful we found a successful treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mar 16, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Quitting smoking with Dr Linda Ritchie's hypnosis help has been a life-changing experience. I had been a smoker for over 50 years and spent the last 20 intermittently struggling unsuccessfully to quit that awful habit. I tried everything - nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, Zyban, Chantix, group therapy, you name it and repeatedly failed. About 2 months ago, I had a single smoking cessation hypnosis session with Dr. Ritchie and have been a happy non-smoker ever since. After all I'd been through n the past, I was amazed to find that I had no cravings, no withdrawal, no grumpiness - all of which I had experienced previously. I had difficulty believing how easy it was and how great I felt at first. I'm used to it now and I honestly can't even imagine even picking up a cigarette - ugh! Thank you, Dr. Ritchie!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
DAJ – Nov 20, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Linda Ritchie is professional, pleasant and very effective in working with me. She is an expert in hypnosis and is able to resolve issues quickly. I recommend her highly.
Helpful
Apr 01, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Ritchie is a caring professional that has helped me in a lot of ways. In particular with overcoming anxiety and stress. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is serious about working on their personal challenges.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Reston , VA – Feb 22, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
I have nothing but praise for Dr. Ritchie. She is a compassionate, highly qualified therapist! I was drawn to her practice because she is a fellow veteran and because she uses a variety of therapeutic practices to help her clients (i.e. hypnosis, book recommendations, tapping, CBT). I have seen several other therapists for anxiety and depression and she is the only one I felt comfortable with and felt like I was able to make significant progress with my concerns. I highly recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Rhonda – Feb 22, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Ritchie is the among the best I know. She brings together a range of therapeutic skills to help her patients. I saw Dr. Ritchie for an issue I wasn't yet able to address on my own, and our time together was exceptionally effective. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jason in Alexandria, VA – Dec 17, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Ritchie is a superbly skilled , professional and caring therapist . She is unusally focused, insightful, and efficient in getting to the heart of the problem - and then solving it. Therapy with Dr. Ritchie is the best investment of money and time compared to traditional therapy. She specializes in hypnotherapy and CBT.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Alexandria – Oct 27, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Ritchie is amazing. She has helped me so much with my anxiety issues. She works with you individually on your needs and goals, breaking strategies down into manageable steps. Her variety of techniques, including the hypnotherapy, give you a wide array of everyday tactics for coping with stress, improving your mental health and handling other issues. She truly is insightful, soothing, kind, and helpful. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Oct 24, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
Dr. Linda Ritchie is a highly qualified, well trained therapist. She has helped me a great deal. Dr. Ritchie applies her areas of expertise in the most efficient ways necessary to help you to meet your goals. She is patient and really easy to talk to. She has a great deal of experience in the methods & techniques she uses. It has been my personal experience that Dr. Ritchie will help you any way she possibly can to achieve your own sense of well-being. I highly recommend. She's been a godsend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
VA – Oct 24, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
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 to several people already. She exceeded my expectations!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Summer in Alexandria VA – Apr 01, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
I’ve been to several doctors, and Dr. Ritchie is by far the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 01, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?
Reply
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 to tell me the payment had not been made (I'm still not sure why and they can't tell me). So awful, so useless. The therapy session was terrible and we didn't go back.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Ruth in Reston, VA – Aug 16, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Ritchie?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Ritchie's approach to therapy is results oriented; help people start feeling better right away. She helps people think about themselves,...Read more

Biography

Dr.  Ritchie has a doctorate degree in Psychology from Capella University, a masters degree in Marriage, Child and Family Counseling from Chapman...Read more

Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Psychotherapy

Education

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ritchie has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD accepting new patients?

Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ritchie's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Ritchie accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ritchie frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ritchie treats.

Where is Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD's office located?

Dr. Ritchie's office is located at 1800 Michael Faraday Dr Ste 201, Reston, VA 20190. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Linda Ritchie, PHD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Robert A. Lavine, PhD

Robert A. Lavine, PhD1800 Michael Faraday Dr Ste 201 Reston, VA 20190
1

Center for Life Strategies

Reston Office11710 Plaza America Dr Ste 200 Reston, VA 20190
2

DC VA Counseling Psychotherapy, LLC

DC VA Counseling Psychotherapy, LLC3801 Fairfax Dr Arlington, VA 22203
3