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 About ​Dr. Hunter

Dr. Russell Hunter, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Panic Disorder, Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety, and OCD in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area.  He received his Doctor of Psychology degree from The California School of Professional psychology in Los Angeles, California in 2003 and his undergraduate degree from The University of California-Irvine in 1999. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at Pasadena City College and BHC Alhambra Psychiatric Hospital. He worked at BHC Alhambra Hospital as an Intake Coordinator and Crisis Intervention Counselor.

Dr. Hunter worked at Pacific Clinics in Los Angeles County, California from 2004-2008 in an outpatient community mental health program and with clients with severe mental health diagnoses, he also worked as a Clinical Supervisor and provided clinical supervision of pre-doctoral candidates.


From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Hunter worked for the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services had the opportunity to provide in-home and clinical psychological evaluations for adults and older adults. He then worked with Novant Health from 2015-2021 in their outpatient mental health clinical in Manassas, Virginia. He provided outpatient individual therapy and conducted psychological and neuropsychological testing during the time of the pandemic and guiding them through the trauma and anxiety of being isolated. In 2021, he joined a local practice to make the transition to the private setting and gain experience working with clients while maintaining more flexible hours and working virtually. He was able to gain additional experience administering psychological testing to clients as they emerged from being quarantined while maintaining a individual therapy caseload.

Currently, Dr. Hunter's private practice focuses on adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and family conflicts. Dr. Hunter has published a book, Attacking Panic: The Power to be Calm, specifically geared toward those wanting to learn to manage their own anxiety and dealing directly with self-training out of panic they may suffer. Please see his Fear Blog for self-help articles.


Individual/Family Therapy:





» Panic Attacks

»Panic Disorder


»Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

»ADHD (including ADHD/ADD)


»Self-esteem issues


Dr. Hunter has received intensive training in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches.  He is integrative in his approach to therapy, and prefers to tailor his treatment style to a person's specific needs while working collaboratively.


Professional Consultation:

Dr. Hunter offers consultation services to both clients (free 15-minute consultation session) and other mental health professionals.  

Client Services Info 

Individual Therapy

Dr. Russell Hunter specializes in working with pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults. He has also had exp​erience working with older adults in individual therapy.  Dr. Hunter provides virtual therapy sessions throughout Fairfax County Virginia.


Dr. Hunter enjoys providing presentations to clients and professionals and explain his method he specifies in his book. Attacking Panic: The Power to Be Calm. He breaks down his method of how to approach your panic in order to reduce it significantly. 


Dr. Hunter is pleased to work with other professionals and provide consultation on anxiety and/or anxiety specific to panic. In addition, he offers a 15-minute free consultation to possible new clients if they have questions prior to engaging in therapy. 

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Author​

To schedule an appointment please call 

(571) 454-8007

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