Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia
1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22209
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The Argosy University, Northern Virginia Library provides a variety of printed resources to support campus curricula and encourage life-long learning. It maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, reference materials, dissertations, theses, and more. There is also access to electronic full-text journals, books, and other content specific to our program offerings.

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Saturday: 9:00 am–1:00 pm
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Argosy University, Northern Virginia Library adjusts its hours to accommodate student needs. If there are no classes on campus, the hours are reduced.

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Argosy University, Northern Virginia Library
1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22209

Walter Ruf, Director of Library Services
Ph: 1-703-526-5802
Fax: 1-703-243-5682

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All Argosy University students can access the Online Library from the Campus Common, which allows full-text searches in over 100 databases that support every academic program. The Online Library provides access to electronic journals, books, multimedia, reference materials, research guides, and instructional webinars. Interlibrary loan is available to procure resources not available in the Argosy University collections.

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Our Student Services Department offers a variety of resources to help you during your time as a student at Argosy University. Contact us for more information about each of these services.


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Available counseling services may include short-term counseling, consultation, and referral to community agencies. Local referral lists may also be available for counseling services we do not provide.

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Optional health insurance is available to students through an outside agency. Students should contact our Student Services Department for information about obtaining this insurance.

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Argosy University provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Disability Services office assists qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting equal access to services, programs and activities.

Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Disabilities Services Coordinator in the Student Services Department of their specific limitations and, if known, their specific requested accommodations. Students will be asked to supply medical documentation of the need for accommodation. Classroom accommodations are not retroactive, but are effective only upon the student sharing approved accommodations with the instructor. Therefore, students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as feasible with the Disability Services Coordinator to allow for time to gather necessary documentation. If you have a concern or complaint in this regard, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator located in our Student Services Department. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the school’s Internal Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.

News & Events

Brian Sharpless was recently interviewed for the Boston Globe for an article about how culture shapes your mind and mental illness

Brian Sharpless, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia was recently interviewed for the Boston Globe for an article about how culture shapes your mind and mental illness. To read the full article, visit

Sharpless completed his internship (Pennsylvania Hospital), a post-doctoral clinical fellowship (Pennsylvania Hospital) and post-doctoral research fellowship (Center for Psychotherapy Research) at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his position at ASPP,Northern Virginia he was on faculty at Pennsylvania State University and Washington State University and was recently made a teaching fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Teachers Academy. At ASPP, Northern Virginia Dr. Sharpless primarily teaches History and Systems, Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy, and Advanced Psychopathology.

Sharpless has broad research, teaching, and clinical interests in psychopathology and psychotherapy. He has published over 30 articles and chapters on common and lesser-known disorders (e.g., exploding head syndrome), psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, professional issues, and the history/philosophy of clinical psychology. His first book, Sleep Paralysis: Historical Psychological, and Medical Perspectives, co-authored with Dr. Karl Doghramji, was recently released by Oxford University Press. His first edited book with the same press, Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders, is forthcoming. Sharpless has presented his work at national and international professional conferences and been interviewed for various TV, radio, and print outlets (e.g., National Geographic, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, the BBC).

Private Practitioner Focuses on EDMR Treatment to Benefit Clients

Tiffany Harvey
2011, Master of Arts in Community Counseling
Argosy University, Northern Virginia
Private Practitioner, Pelorus Counseling

“My professor was amazing—the class was very experiential. There were many different exercises and content—he really changed the way I looked at mental health.”

Private Practitioner Focuses on EDMR Treatment to Benefit Clients

Tiffany Harvey is a private practitioner at Pelorus Counseling, her own company named in honor of her time in the Navy. “A pelorus is the name of a ship compass,” she stated, and like a compass she helps people to get moving back in the right direction. Harvey works primarily with trauma survivors and people experiencing stress and anxiety disorders. She also consults for a local sheriff’s office, overseeing the critical incidence stress management team.

Harvey’s experience as the oldest child in a large family influenced her decision to become a therapist. She also wanted to serve her country and spent four years in the United States Navy. While in Hawaii, she earned a bachelor’s degree: To build her career, Harvey enrolled in Argosy University. She chose the school because of its many locations across the country. “I knew I could always transfer within the school if I moved or relocated. Argosy University also had [a strong program], which was important,” she added.

Harvey earned a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Northern Virginia  in 2011. She added that the trauma class she took at Argosy University led her to become a specialist in her field, thanks to an inspirational instructor. “My professor was amazing—the class was very experiential. There were many different exercises and content. He really changed the way I looked at mental health.” Five years after taking the class, Harvey saw the professor at a workshop and was excited to share that his instruction had a profound impact on her career.

After working for an advocacy center, Harvey took the experience she’d gained and opened Pelorus Counseling. Now in her fourth year of private practice, Harvey utilizes a relational model to heal attachment wounds while offering treatment from a research-oriented perspective—including methods such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR). She explained that EMDR is an extensively researched, evidence-based method of integrative psychotherapy that incorporates elements of many different treatment approaches. It utilizes an 8-phase treatment to help people relieve many types of psychological stress.

In addition to providing individual psychotherapy, she’s a Virginia Board of Counseling approved and registered clinical supervisor.

Harvey explains that being a therapist is her passion. “My clients bring me their fragmented selves and I help them put themselves back together.” Because many of her clients are with her long-term, she experiences the ups and downs of challenging cases—while seeing first-hand the positive benefits her work has on clients.  “The rewards are in 2-3 years when they come into my office confidently. There is a quiet reward in this. There is a lot of joy,” she said.

Today, Harvey continues her connection to Argosy University by supervising an Argosy University graduate who is completing licensure hours. The process is similar to her work as a mentor to those starting in the industry. Harvey adds that she’s inspired to work as a mentor because she had a positive experience as a mentee. “I had a mentor who influenced my both career and me as a person. I’ve had students contact me and I’ve extended an offer to help assist them.”

Her professional accomplishments include:

Over a decade working in the mental health field with a variety of experience in case management and psychotherapy in settings such as military, community agencies and private practice.

Licensed Professional Counselor (VA#0701005985)

Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Northern Virginia

Board-Certified National Certified Counselor (#291759)

Board-Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#291759)

Board-Certified Tele-Mental Health Counselor (#473)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional

EMDR-trained clinician

Learn more about her work here:

Argosy University, Northern Virginia does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Argosy University, Northern Virginia.

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Argosy University Professor Discusses Story Behind a Nightmare on Elm Street

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia Associate Professor Brian A. Sharpless, Ph.D. is featured in an upcoming episode of The Shocking Truth on Reelz TV about the story behind A Nightmare on Elm Street. In the episode, Sharpless talks about how Brugada syndrome, sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome, sleep paralysis, and the Hmong refugees from Vietnam served as inspiration for the film.

For more information and show times, visit

APA Division 19 Student Chapter Receives Society of Military Psychology Outstanding Student Chapter Award and Student Travel Award

At the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, three outstanding student chapters are recognized each year by Division 19, Society of Military Psychology. Chapters are selected based on campus activities, community involvement, and engagement within the Society for Military Psychology.

At the 2018 APA Convention, the Military Psychology Interest Group, an APA Division 19 Student Chapter, at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University | Northern Virginia was awarded an Outstanding Student Chapter Award. The ASPP student chapter hosted several professional speakers including Army and Air Force clinical psychologists and recruiters. The student chapter and staff members of ASPP also participated in “Food Fight 2018.” This volunteer event hosted thousands of volunteers packed meals to support Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization with the mission to feed starving children worldwide.

The student chapter received a $100 monetary award, which will be used to host future events and outfit a veterans lounge on campus. 

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