Last edited 02/29/2024

George Wanke LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of George Wanke Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a parent myself, I know how much you care about your child doing well and getting along in school.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

George Wanke is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with 49 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients, from pre-teens to adults. George specializes in treating individuals who are struggling with mood management, thought distress, and behavioral mental health conditions such as ADHD, conduct disorder, or substance abuse issues. George received his Master s in Social Work from the University of Kansas and was a Family Therapy Training Supervisor for the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. George has a strong familiarity with cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as DBT, and has taught DBT classes to groups in the past. George believes that validation is a key component of the therapy process and setting mutually accepted goals is one of his favorite parts of working with clients. By partnering with George, he can help you to process major life transitions, mental health conditions, or interpersonal issues with a growth mindset, sharing his own experience and wisdom to guide your progress within each session.






General Expertise







Divorce & separation

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


  • Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 904013038


Master of Social Work, University of Kansas

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About George Wanke, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. George Wanke, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is George Wanke accepting new clients?

Yes, George Wanke is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, 6076 Franconia Rd Suite D, Alexandria, VA, 22310.

Does George Wanke accept insurance?

Yes, George Wanke accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does George Wanke offer?

George Wanke offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does George Wanke offer in-person appointments?

Yes, George Wanke offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, 6076 Franconia Rd Suite D, Alexandria, VA, 22310.

Does George Wanke offer online therapy?

Yes, George Wanke offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see George Wanke?

George Wanke typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does George Wanke speak?

George Wanke conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with George Wanke online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with George Wanke online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.