Selma Sahin

Meet Our Team

I am a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. While working on my degrees, I also received trainings in Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Training, Theraplay®, and Animal-Assisted Counseling models.

I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families both in individual and group counseling settings, supporting them through anxiety, depression, adjustments and life transitions, grief and loss, and relational struggles. I significantly value forming a trust-based relationship in counseling to create a healing environment where compassion and kindness become healing agents to empower the client.

I work to understand the unique worlds of my clients to support their needs by utilizing a variety of expressive tools that provide alternative forms of self-expression through art, music, activities, and playfulness. Coming from a culturally diverse background, I find it crucial to understand every individual’s background and story from their lens and collaborate on individually developed goals in the counseling process.

Training and Services

I am a Resident in Counseling at Alexandria Place Therapy under the supervision of Sarah Briggs, LPC, RPT-S. I have trainings in play therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Training from The Institute for Play Therapy, intro level training in Animal-Assisted Counseling from the academy at Texas State University, and Level One Theraplay and MIM from The Theraplay Institute.

I am also a native speaker of Turkish and provide services in both languages.

Selma Sahin

Selma Sahin, MS

Resident In Counseling
Pronouns: She/Her


Welcome to Alexandria Place Therapy!

We offer therapeutic services in Alexandria, Virginia. Our clinicians have spent their careers working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and adjustment difficulties. We bring expertise and experience to our work and aim to offer help in vulnerable times to all our patients by tailoring treatment to their unique needs.

Working Hours
Monday to Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 8 pm