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Megan Fiore

Megan Fiore, Psy.D., RPT-S

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Owner

Pronouns: She/Her

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and certified as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and continued my education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. In 2008, I graduated with a Doctorate of Psychology from a Combined-Integrated Clinical and School Psychology program.

Prior to creating Alexandria Place Therapy in 2013 and Fairfax Place Therapy in 2022, I had the opportunity to work in various clinical settings, including residential and outpatient treatment programs in both New York and Virginia. I have had the opportunity to teach undergraduate and graduate students at both James Madison University and Johns Hopkins University, spanning more than a decade and focusing on Introductory Psychology, as well as various Play Therapy courses.  Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to work with and alongside a wide variety of clinical experiences of children, adolescents, and adults. Clinically, I provide individual, group, couples/parenting support, and family therapy for clients coping with anxiety, depression, trauma and loss, relational struggles, and adjustments to life stage changes.

In thinking about how to best describe my professional framework as a clinical psychologist and play therapist, I believe my work is deeply rooted in the concepts of social justice, equality, and acceptance. My goal is to support my clients by making space for and validating their emotional experiences and supporting their ability to make positive changes that can have profound and long-lasting impacts on their daily lives. Throughout my career, I have continually been humbled by the honor of building therapeutic relationships with so many clients seeking positive change and growth in their own individual lives and in their relationships with others. Being able to bear witness to a client’s healing is a deeply profound experience that truly defines my work as a therapist.

I am grateful to be in a professional field that supports the pursuit of lifelong learning. Currently, I am committed to deepening my own cultural consciousness, reflecting on the many inequities that negatively impact my clients, and how I can continually show up as an ally to my clients and their loved ones.


Megan has specialized training in both play and expressive therapies and is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S).

Specialized Services

Dr. Fiore has experience providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy, as well as psychological assessments. Presenting concerns addressed in treatment include complex trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, adjustment, and loss. Dr. Fiore also conducts parent-child assessments and provides treatment to support healthy parent-child relationships.

  • Extended Play-Based Developmental Assessment (EPBDA, Gil)
  • Parent-child Assessments
  • Psychological Assessments (Adults and Children)
  • Professional presentations and clinical workshops

Professional Publications

  • Fiore, M., Budash, D. (October 2015). ABCs of Bibliotherapy: Play Therapy Techniques from A to Z! Presented at the annual Association for Play Therapy Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Fiore, M. (July 2011). Trauma and Healing: Nurturing Our Clients and Ourselves. Full-day workshop presented at Johns Hopkins University Play Therapy Summer Institute.
  • Fiore, M. (October 2010 and January 2011). MIMBRS: Assessing Parent-Child Interactions. Two three-day workshops presented in Alexandria, VA to the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services.
  • Fiore, M. (October 2009 and December 2009). Introduction to the MIMBRS: Assessing Parent-Child Interactions. Two-day workshop presented in Fairfax, VA.
  • Fiore, M., Stewart, A., Budash, D. (October 2008 and October 2009). In Harm’s Way: Supporting the Children of National Guard and Military Families Through Play. Presented at the annual Association for Play Therapy Conference, Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Virginia Association for Play Therapy
  • American Psychological Association

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor: Johns Hopkins University, 2010-2016. Child-Centered Play Therapy; Introduction to Play Therapy; Advanced Play Therapy Techniques; Special Topics in Play Therapy
  • Adjunct Professor: James Madison University, 2005-2006. Taught two semesters of undergraduate General Psychology-101 (GPSY-101)
  • Virginia Tech University, School of Social Work, Springfield, VA: Guest Lecturer – Family Play Therapy Techniques
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work, Alexandria, VA: Guest Lecturer – Clinical Work with Families