My mission is to help people find their way, and I do that by listening, caring, and holding a safe space for transition.
A SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Here at Iris Therapy Services, you will find a safe place to tell your story, to ask for insight into unique issues, and to develop strategies to live life to the fullest.
Life is sometimes difficult, and you deal with it. Sometimes it’s one thing, sometimes it’s everything. When things go awry, it helps to receive some guidance from a compassionate expert and get a different perspective so you can find your balance again.
I have more than 10 years of experience working with clients of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds while respecting each of their individual differences. Throughout that time, it has been important to me to provide a comfortable, supportive environment so people can move forward with more confidence.
People request guidance and therapy for a variety of reasons. For example, a family may need some emotional support following a long-distance move. A student might have trouble with behavior in school or self-esteem issues associating with peers. A parent may need effective strategies to help a child who has developmental disorders or learning disabilities, while another parent may be grieving the loss of a child. Depression can affect people of all ages, on different levels, and anyone may be struggling with stress, anxiety, or a major life transition.
I can empathize with patients about their issues even though I may not have had those experiences myself. I have successfully implemented therapeutic treatments, goal-setting strategies, and coping skills that have proven effective in helping clients deal with adversity, change negative behaviors, and heal emotionally so they can lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
Dr. Dee Majko is a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing in Virginia. Originally from Albania, she is bilingual in English and Albanian. She specializes in assessing, diagnosing, implementing treatment plans, and providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and special populations. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, private practice, residential, inpatient, prison, and emergency services.
Dr. Majko integrates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and family systems interventions that are empirically supported to provide symptom relief. She is responsive to unique cultural differences and works with patients in a collaborative, authentic, and non-judgmental setting.
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2012
MA, Clinical Psychology, 2007
American School of Professional Psychology
Argosy University, Arlington, VA
BA, Psychology, 2004
Harding University, Searcy, AR
Virginia State License Number 0810005652
American Psychological Association
DR. MAJKO’S VALUES
• I believe that therapy is an investment in yourself that can lead to self-exploration and help you develop self-awareness.
• I believe that when people learn to evaluate their thinking in a more realistic way, they experience improvement in their emotional state.
• I believe that therapy builds an environment of teamwork, with trust and open communication. Judgment does not enter the room.
• I believe that it is OK to ask for help with any problem—no matter how serious or how slight.
• I believe that it is more important for a patient to put forth the emotional investment of therapy than to lose sleep, lose time from work, lose a job, or disengage from relationships.
• I believe that every person can develop the strength and resilience to deal with their issues successfully and move forward in life.
• I believe that trust is very important for open communication.