Parkhurst Associates Mental Health Services  

Irena Whitestone, MA, NCC

Alexandria, Virginia (Del Ray) Location

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

I value the significant contribution relationships can make to learning about ourselves. In therapy, people learn how their early and current relationships affect them in everyday life – including the way they handle stress and anxiety. Gaining insight about the dynamics of our relationships always leads to personal growth.

My approach to counseling is to be warm, supportive and thought provoking. I strive to provide a safe and trusting environment. I work collaboratively with my clients in a way that is caring, non-judgmental and empowering.

I am active during sessions, and believe therapy should not only be healing and insightful, but fun and humorous at times. I feel honored to be let into the lives of my clients, and to be able to engage in a career I love.