Healing Therapists at Our Premier Outpatient Clinic in Ashburn

Our outpatient treatment program in Virginia, accessible from most parts of Loudoun County, has compassionate therapists dedicated to providing healing for youths struggling with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and suicide. Through a unique therapeutic framework, they help adolescents and teens in the Virginia area overcome their difficult behavioral health challenges. 

How Our Therapists Can Help

Our therapists will help your family get the mental health treatment you need in your local Ashburn community. We offer individual, group, and family therapy as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring, home health care services, addiction treatment, and parent coaching. Our outpatient treatment in Virginia includes a therapeutic day treatment program, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those who need frequent, intensive care. Our healing, nurturing, and safe environment will help you address and overcome mental health issues that may be affecting your family’s everyday life.  

Services We Provide Across the Embark Continuum of Care

Conditions Our Therapists Treat

Anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, and children are at risk today more than ever before. Too many adolescents and teens in Virginia go through life struggling with not only these issues but also eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and trauma. It doesn’t have to be this way.  

Our Therapists and Team

Krissy Ahner

Position: Executive Assistant
Krissy grew up in a military family primarily in Northern Virginia, where she attended George Mason University while working in various customer service roles. Throughout these early career experiences, her sense of empathy and ability to connect helped her gain a deep understanding of client needs as well as build meaningful and trusting relationships. As a young adult, Krissy was personally impacted by behavioral health programs and other mental health resources. She understands firsthand the powerful influence they have in both supporting families and making a difference in adolescent’s lives and is passionate about helping connect others. Krissy has been an advocate for mental health and suicide awareness with several national mental health organizations and has delivered presentations to elected officials and policy makers in Washington, D.C. sharing her experiences to raise visibility of these prescient issues. Krissy has spent the last fifteen years working directly with clients and internal teams in a variety of service and operational roles, with over seven years in the health and wellness field. Most recently, she owned and operated her own business as a Licensed Massage Therapist licensed by the Virginia Department of Nursing. Fun facts about Krissy:
  1. She loves animals (and is the loving co-owner of two poodle dogs, Beau and Finn)
  2. Enjoys reading, knitting, learning the ukulele, and kayaking.

Krissy Ahner

Executive Assistant

Krissy grew up in a military family primarily in Northern...

Latoya Brown

Position: Executive Director - Ashburn
Latoya will be launching our newest Embark Outpatient Clinic in Ashburn, Virginia. She is an experienced executive with a wealth of passion, compassion, educational and healthcare experience which spans more than 25 years. She began her journey in healthcare at the age of 15 as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a skilled nursing facility and worked in that capacity for 15 years. During that time frame she acquired three degrees including an MBA. After completing her schooling, she was promoted into many positions working with the elderly population which included Assisted Living Administrator and Executive Director. Latoya says, “I am a lover of life, positivity and fulfilled enjoyment. I thrive on finding the ‘silver lining in every dark cloud’. Some of my hobbies include kickboxing, salsa and bachata dancing, karaoke, meditation, white water rafting, horseback riding, beach getaways and cruising. I truly look forward to spending a lot of time with the staff, clients and their families but most of all ensuring quality of service.” One Fun Fact about Latoya: she likes to try exotic and unique foods which some people might find strange — like Jellyfish Salad!

Latoya Brown

Executive Director - Ashburn

Latoya will be launching our newest Embark Outpatient Clinic in...

Shally Vaid, MA, LPC, NCC

Position: Clinical Director
Shally Vaid, MA, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia (0701011923) and Georgia (006531) and a National Certified Counselor (211781). She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, Professional Counseling from Argosy University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgia State University. She received specialized training completing her internship at Atlanta Psychiatry and Neurology where she provided individual, couples, family, and group counseling. Shally has over 15 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. Current certifications include Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider, and Certified Supervisor for LPCs and LMFTs in Virginia and Georgia. She is the founder/owner of Bright Path Therapy and Wellness Center, a group practice in Georgia. Shally has a passion for treating children and adolescents with mental health and behavioral struggles. She has provided treatment is various capacities for children and teens since 2003. She provides counseling services for college students as they navigate the different challenges college life brings. She has taught university-level courses for over 10 years and works well with this population. Shally’s focus also includes women’s health. She specializes in treating women’s psychological and emotional issues with a specialization in pregnancy and motherhood. She has advanced training in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International. Having traveled and lived in different countries, Shally has a passion for diversity and honors the traditions and religions from around the world. She is trained in various modalities and strongly believes in holistic counseling with an emphasis on mind-body-connection. To Western psychotherapy techniques, she incorporates Eastern philosophies of meditation and yoga. When Shally is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and their dog Kammie.

Shally Vaid, MA, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director

Shally Vaid, MA, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor...

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Ashburn Program FAQ

During outpatient therapy, your adolescent or teen will meet with a local therapist while maintaining their daily schedule. For those who have moderate mental health symptoms and a daily routine that’s not negatively affecting their mental health, outpatient therapy may be a good option.  

Outpatient visits to our program can include weekly individual therapy sessions as well as family therapy with one of our Virginia therapists. We also offer group therapy through our intensive outpatient program, which usually meets three hours a day, three to four days a week, and our therapeutic day treatment program, which typically meets 5.5 hours a day, five days a week. 

The goal of outpatient therapy at our program is to helpadolescentsand teens overcome difficult mental health and substance abuse issues through a series of visits to one of our Virginia therapists. 

There are many benefits to outpatient treatment. Our outpatient programs allow adolescents and teens to maintain work and school schedules and receive support from friends and family while receiving care — and at a more affordable cost on average than most inpatient treatment options. 

The main difference between inpatient hospitalization and outpatient treatment is the treatment setting. Outpatient services at our program provide a good option foradolescents and teenswhose needs can be met by visiting a therapist in their local Virginia neighborhood while living at home and maintaining their daily routine. Inpatient hospitalization treatment is a good option for those who need to leave their home and receive dedicated 24-hour care in a hospital setting to overcome mental health and substance abuse issues. 

The length of outpatient treatment depends on each child's particular needs. On average, outpatient treatment at our outpatient clinic can last from three months to one year. If a deeper level of treatment is needed, adolescents and teens can step up a level of care to an inpatient hospitalization treatment program. 

Our therapeutic day treatment program in Virginia, also referred to as a partial hospitalization program, or PHP, provides structured treatment for adolescents and teens who are stepping down a level of care from an inpatient hospitalization or residential program or who require more intensive care than what an IOP provides. An IOP program takes place in the evenings to accommodate school and work schedules and provides nine to 12 hours per week of treatment. A day treatment program typically offers 27.5 hours per week of treatment. 

Other Treatment Options and Therapists in Virginia

If our Ashburn clinic is too far from you, check out our nearby clinic in Vienna, Virginia! This program serves adolescents, teens, and young adults who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues.

A Continuum of Mental Health Care Offered Across the U.S.   

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If outpatient therapy, which includes intensive outpatient and therapeutic day treatment programs,does not offer the level of care your adolescent or teen needs, Embark Behavioral Health offers exceptional treatment and therapy options across the United States.  

From virtual IOP to short-term residential programs, our robust continuum of care can provide the right level of treatment to help youths overcomedifficult mental health challenges.    

Contact us today to learn more aboutour programs and how they’re changing the lives of adolescents, teens, and young adults across the U.S., helping them embrace a fulfilling and purposeful future.   

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20116 Ashbrook Pl

Suite 110 120, Ashburn, VA 20147



  • Monday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Areas Our Therapists Serve in Virginia

  • Ashburn
  • Lansdowne 
  • Belmont 
  • Broadlands 
  • Moorefield Station 
  • Sterling 
  • Brambleton 
  • Arcola 
  • Stone Ridge 
  • McNair 
  • Hattontown 
  • Herndon 
  • Reston 


  • Leesburg 
  • Woodburn 
  • Virts Corner 
  • Oatlands 
  • Hamilton 
  • Waterford 
  • Lincoln 
  • Gilberts Corner 
  • Aldie 
  • South Riding 
  • Conklin 
  • Schneider Crossroads 

What Are IOPs and PHPs, and What Should You Expect?

Therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide healing mental health treatment that can help your adolescent, teen, or young adult overcome difficult behavioral health challenges. Here’s what you need to know about these outpatient therapy options and how they fit into Embark Behavioral Health’s continuum of care, offered across the United States.