Ayla Westgate

Counselor, LCPC

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
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Ayla Westgate

Counselor, LCPC

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Mary’s Center
100 Gallatin Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20011
Offers online therapy

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About

I have extensive experience with providing LGBTQIA+ mental health services, gender affirming care, and trauma recovery. I have a decade of training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provide both individual and group DBT counseling. I am direct, warm, non-judgmental, practical, creative and authentically myself in sessions. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I have worked with a variety of clientele for seven years at Mary’s Center, a federally qualified health clinic, and in private practice. *My private practice at Core Counseling is booked and the waitlist is closed*
I exclusively provide individual therapy to the adult LGBTQIA+ community. I provide low-cost assessments for gender-affirming procedures for TGNC folx. I support the Informed Consent Model and a client’s autonomy and decision making regarding social and medical transitions. ***If you are seeking a Gender Affirming Care letter, please let me know***

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicaid
At this time, I only see clients with DC and MD Medicaid at Mary's Center.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Maryland / LC7694
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state.
  • School: Johns Hopkins University
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Location

Mary’s Center
100 Gallatin Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20011
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Gender Affirming Care
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 26 Aug 2021
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Ayla Westgate

Counselor, LCPC