Therapists in Washington, D.C. DC
Psychologist, PhD -licensed psychologist, ABPP-Board Certified in Counseling Psychology
I work with patients to help them bring together their thoughts and emotions. I start with accepting them for who they are and helping people live out their potential. I explore the person's history as well as prenent influences. I also utilize the therapy relationship as a microcosm their life.
39 Years Experience
When deciding to see a therapist, it can be extremely challenging to choose someone to work with. I hope to be there with you in therapy as you work to discover new levels self-understanding, compassion, and insight. Most individuals decide to start therapy after encountering emotional distress that has left them overwhelmed, and as though they have lost control of their life. I work collaboratively with my clients to find ways in which they are able to regain a sense of control, empowerment, and purpose in their lives. Important to our work will be the concept that our relationship, and the exploration of that relationship, will help you make discoveries about other important relationships in your life. Although this work can be challenging at times, it can lead to improvements in your social interactions, mood, and anxiety. While I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of individuals, I specialize in LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic shame, couples/relationship challenges, and non-traditional relationships. I am currently seeing new clients in my Dupont Circle office, and I look forward to answering any of your questions.
6 Years Experience
Based in Washington, D.C., I've served patients for four decades, helping men, women and couples resolve conflicts arising from the many changes and transitions people experience today - in their personal lives and goals; intimate relationships; and their career. These concerns typically become especially prominent during the "middle years" of adulthood, from one's 30s onward.
52 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PsyD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Therapy is a journey through which find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I believe that through therapy, profound and lasting positive change can occur. My approach is to meet you where you are and help you to move toward your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth.
26 Years Experience
I help clients who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or depleted to make sense of their struggles and create an actionable, accessible plan for change. My approach combines tactical skill building with broader insight, helping you to develop more clearly defined personal goals and boundaries, and an increased sense of personal agency and self-acceptance. I strive for clients to feel seen, heard and supported as we build towards a greater sense of wellbeing, balance and more satisfying relationships. I specialize in college students through mature adults, with a particular emphasis on individuals navigating life transitions or complex roles as individuals, partners, employees and family members. My areas of specialty include anxiety and depression, stress and work-life balance, life transitions, infertility and the perinatal period, somatic concerns/chronic illness, and family and relationships. I am actively affirming and welcoming to individuals of all gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions. Originally from South Africa, I worked in global consulting, government and industry before becoming a psychotherapist, and draw on these experiences in my work with clients. Psychology Associate, Licensed in Washington, DC; Resident in Psychology, Licensed in Virginia PhD in Clinical Psychology Clinical Supervisor, Dr. J. Dawn Johnson, PsyD
3 Years Experience
Psychologist, J.D., Ph.D., Inc.
Everyone is different. It's my job to listen, learn, and tailor my approach to each client. My skill is in getting to know my clients and figuring out what type of help they want, how they would like to improve their lives, and what steps are necessary to achieve these improvement or sense of well-being. This is a highly individualized approach which involves getting to know the underlying causes of distress as well as treating distressing symptoms. It's not easy or simple but...humans are not easy or simple! Therapy and Counseling can be powerful agents in helping people achieve the changes they desire.
28 Years Experience
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a trauma survivor, and someone with a chronic pain disorder; I approach the work that I do from a place of empathy and personal understanding. I have an intense passion for understanding personal identity and the way race, culture, class, and sexuality come together to form what we believe about ourselves and what we feel we can accomplish in our lives. Anxiety and trauma can live in our bodies - together we will create a relationship that fosters dynamic and lasting growth, tapping into undiscovered reserves of resiliency that will help navigate the past and prepare for a more hopeful future.
4 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LMSW, LCSW, LICSW
When my clients come to see me, they're attempting to navigate a new life they never wanted or thought they'd have. They're grieving the loss of a spouse or loved one and the loss of a future they were expecting to have. They shame themselves constantly for thinking they didn't do enough or they somehow could've stopped what happened. Imagine you could think of your loved one in a state of peace instead. You could think of them without the disturbing images and stop blaming yourself for not doing enough.
3 Years Experience
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Feeling alone? Confused with how you got here, or even where to go from here? Frustrated with not feeling authentic? Or maybe you’re stuck in the same pattern. My therapeutic style is affirming, collaborative, and warm. I provide a compassionate space to explore your experience, and experiment with what it means to live authentically in a world of conflicting norms/expectations. Together, we will work to make intentional and sustainable changes. If you feel like we might be a good fit, please reach out for a free 20-minute phone consultation where I can answer any of your lingering questions.
7 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A., L.M.F.T.
With many years of experience, I bring an eclectic, interactive approach to therapy. We each see the world through our unique lens, as well as how we see ourselves in relationships; all influenced by the larger systems we are part of. These different perspectives are honored. My style is to create a relaxed atmosphere , and our work is guided by our conversation. I listen for underlying patterns of behavior. This shapes my perceptions as to what interventions will be most beneficial. .
42 Years Experience
I help clients to create change through a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. You may be feeling dissatisfied or uncertain, disconnected from others or lacking a sense of control over your emotions or life choices, but I believe that you already have the ability and determination to help yourself. I work to draw out that ability through a combination of insight-expanding exploration and teaching specific tools to help you overcome challenges, all while utilizing my training to call out patterns and behaviors that may be getting in your way. I work from an attachment perspective, and strive to develop a strong therapeutic relationship that can help you to better understand and improve your relationships with family, romantic partners and friends. I aim to create an environment that feels safe, accepting, validating and empowering, and for you to feel happier, more stable and more autonomous through our work together. I have expertise in anxiety and depression, life transitions, family of origin conflict, identity development, body image, self-esteem and relationships, including clients established in or considering opening their relationships to non-monogamy. I have extensive training in psychodynamic and relational therapies, as well as skill-based approaches such as CBT and DBT. I work with college students, young adults and established professionals, including those contemplating retirement. I am actively affirming and welcoming to individuals of all gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions. In particular, I have experience working with LGBTQ+ clients, individuals of various faith traditions, and those exploring or established in non-monogamy. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia PsyD in Clinical Psychology Psychology Associate, Licensed in Washington, DC Clinical Supervisor, Dr. J. Dawn Johnson, PsyD
1 Years Experience
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Life is filled with challenges. We all approach these challenges in characteristic ways that are shaped by the life we have lived up until that moment. We learn how to respond to challenges based on what has been helpful in the past. As we grow and move through life, these ways of coping can become less advantageous. Sometimes we get stuck in our responses to stress, and this can exacerbate negative feelings. I can help you learn to notice these patterns, the ways they have helped, and the ways in which they no longer serve you. Together, we will work to create more options for you to respond to the challenges of life.
15 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, LCMHC
Delighted to make your acquaintance! I'm Jose Diaz, a certified professional counselor with a rich background spanning over 16 years. Throughout my career, I've had the honor of accompanying numerous individuals on their mental health journeys. From critical inpatient scenarios to supportive partial hospitalization programs, and into the intimate spaces of outpatient adult therapy, I've been privileged to contribute to various stages of healing. Specializing in anxiety, depression, and trauma, my focus remains steadfast on nurturing recovery and well-being.
17 Years Experience
Psychiatric Nurse/Therapist, PMHNP
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who specializes in psychiatric evaluations, medication management, diagnosing, and treatment. My focus include mood, anxiety, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Also follows evidence-based guidelines and sees the adult population (18 years and older).
2 Years Experience
My focus lies in providing empathetic and individualized care to those navigating Serious Mental Illness (SMI), PTSD and Trauma, and life stress and transitions. Grounded in a recovery-oriented approach, I strive to empower patients by fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust and collaboration. Through evidence-based interventions, my goal is to support individuals in their unique recovery journeys, addressing all presenting concerns with sensitivity and openness. I am committed to creating a safe space within which patients can explore their experiences, build resilience, and work towards holistic wellbeing. With my clinical practice rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I bring a flexible and individualized approach to therapy, recognizing the uniqueness of each person's experience. I aim to balance both warmth and accountability, creating a supportive space for patients. By providing a tailored therapy experience, I aim to foster lasting growth and change, empower patients in their journeys, and help them achieve a balanced and fulfilling life consistent with their own values.
10 Years Experience
If you feel anxious, sad, overwhelmed or stuck, if you are frustrated by your family or relationships, navigating a challenging life transition or are worn out by disordered eating, I may be a good fit for you. My therapy style is collaborative, warm, and nonjudgmental, with room for humor. Together, we will work to improve your symptoms, gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and bring about lasting change.
6 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, ACS, CCTP
There is nothing like being listened to and understood on a deep level, with genuine interest, unconditional positive regard, congruence, empathy and acceptance. This is what I strive to offer in therapy, as we explore together your hopes and dreams, your losses and regrets, your longings and fears. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can truly feel supported,encouraged and empowered.
21 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, MA in Counseling Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
I have a MFA in dance and a BA in Counseling Psychology. For many years I had a private practice in massage therapy where I also taught meditation and yoga. I have received trainings in somatic psychology, Jungian and Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Gestalt psychotherapy, energy healing, and Mind-Body Medicine, with an emphasis on trauma and PTSD. I work with clients holistically. I want to help you become aware of all the parts of your personhood-- your mental life, as well as your physical and spiritual well being. Whatever problems you face in life; whatever obstacles might be preventing you from moving forward in work, in relationships; whatever suffering you are experiencing, I want to give you the tools to help you meet life's challenges and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. As a therapist, I value the safety and confidentiality of the therapeutic relationship. I am committed to creating an environment where you can feel free to explore, to tell your story, to express your deepest feelings. And to have hope, hope that over time you will be able to make the kinds of changes you need and desire-- to truly become your most authentic self.
14 Years Experience
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
I am a tenured professor and licensed psychologist providing telehealth evaluations for adults to determine if they have autism.
21 Years Experience
“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.” Do you feel a lot of feelings and you are not sure what to do with them? Have you tried therapy before, but it didn’t work out? Are you new to therapy and wonders how therapy works? Well…your search will stop here after you work with Alison. Alison is a person-centered therapist who values her relationship with clients. She integrates different modalities to meet clients’ needs. Instead of talking about psychological theories, Alison uses a nondirective approach to help clients gain insights and change their thinking patterns. Clients often describe the session with Alison is inspiring and light-hearted which helps clients be the best version of themselves and brings joy back to their life.
14 Years Experience