David Cranford, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1800 Town Center Drive, Suite 420, Reston VA 20190

Phone: 240-303-2141    Fax: 703-662-0544    Email: david@davidcranford.net

Let’s Talk 

I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, college students, young adults, and couples.  Everyone possesses unique and interesting characteristics, and I get pleasure from learning about new people and using their talents to engender a positive therapeutic experience.  Some people worry if they will be considered normal, or if their problems are considered normal problems to address in therapy. I believe that there is no such thing as normal. There are averages, what’s considered usual and mainstream, and there are societal expectations, but a true “normal” doesn’t exist. So please don't be concerned about that. We’ll work together on what you want for yourself; perhaps to feel healthy and strong and happy, and to reach your true potential.  Also, I am sensitive to and consider how ethnicity as well as gender, sexual orientation, age, and anything else that might impact how one functions psychologically.

Below is a list of issues and concerns people might come to see me about in therapy.


  • sadness
  • loss of interest in activities
  • disturbed sleep
  • tearfulness
  • fatigue
  • appetite changes
  • indecision
  • irritability
  • pessimism
  • social withdrawal
  • moodiness
  • thoughts of self-harm


  • feeling on edge
  • excessive worry
  • panic attacks
  • obsessive behavior
  • stress
  • concentration difficulties
  • social anxiety

Managing Difficult Feelings

  • frustration
  • loneliness
  • shame
  • grief
  • anger
  • jealously
  • low self-esteem
  • no self-confidence
  • insecurity
  • painful memories
  • guilt
  • difficulty being alone

Relationship Conflicts

  • premarital counseling
  • divorce/separation
  • affairs/boredom
  • crisis in marriage or partnership


  • job change
  • burnout
  • work-life balance
  • peer relationships
  • transfer adjustment
  • business dissolution
  • psychotherapy supervision

Posttraumatic Stress

  • physical trauma
  • sexual trauma
  • abuse
  • military related


  • postpartum depression
  • infertility/childless/adoption
  • surviving cancer
  • coping with illness

Life's Obstacles

  • unwelcome, unpredictable change in life patterns
  • work related stress
  • loss
  • legal issues


  • identity issues
  • improving self-image
  • immaturity
  • learning more about self
  • self-acceptance
  • aging
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