Dr. Shani Glaudé, PsyD

Dr. Shani Glaudé, PsyD


Phone: (240) 893-2763

Locations: McLean, VA

Dr. Shani Glaudé specializes in couples counseling and marital wellness. Dr. Glaudé holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology along with over 10 years of experience helping couples heal their relationship and find long term success.

I often tell couples, “pay attention to your strengths in order to improve your relationship.” Positive Clinical Psychology allows us to solve problems and strengthen your relationship by focusing more on what you do well rather than emphasizing weakness. Couples who work with me know me as an active counselor and cheerleader for your relationship. While working with a couple I tend to highlight interactions, teach communication skills, and practice with the couple in identifying how they are succeeding in the midst of struggle. Couples appreciate my sense of humor, respect for each person’s experience, honesty during the process, and deep concern for the well-being of the couple. It has been a great joy to watch couple after couple reclaim the hope for their relationship!

Mary Rainer-Skala, LCSW

Mary Rainer-Skala, LCSW


Phone: (703) 402-2329

Locations: Fairfax, VA | McLean, VA

Mary Rainer-Skala is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping couples and families.  She is an accomplished family systems therapists specializing in attachment issues and trauma.  She has also worked extensively with couples who are dealing with adoptions issues, infertility, and children with disabilities.

I’m often telling couples that their relationship contains tremendous strengths even if they’ve lost sight of what those are.  My style is warm, accepting, and open.  I am interested in the story that each couple brings and the journey that has brought you to therapy.  This process gives couples the space to share emotions, to redefine goals, and to refocus on the positives that can revive and rebuild the friendship and intimacy that brought you together in the first place.  I’m active with you in this process.  You’ll notice I offer guidance and direction each week and will create intentional activity (if need be) to help generate positive movement in your relationship.  It is a true joy to see couples renew trust, intimacy, and to discover again the hope for their marriage.