Barbara L E Cristy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD

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Barbara L E Cristy, LICSW, BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington
(301) 684-5173

Barbara L E Cristy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD


Location

2801 New Mexico Ave, NW
#617
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
(301) 684-5173

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I believe the most important thing about therapy is empowering you so that you can make conscious choices about your life. My style is active and involved. Working collaboratively, I can help you define your goals and see what is causing your pain, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems in relationships. As a child, you learned ways of coping with your environment that were safe for you at the time. Those coping behaviors became habitual but, as an adult, no longer work for you and interfere with your happiness and your ability to function at your highest level.

Our goal is to change your old habits. As such, my therapeutic approach is to rapidly identify and understand your patterns of behavior that cause your problems so that you will be able to relate to yourself and others in a way that is more satisfying to you.

I integrate various therapeutic approaches using the most current research including, traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), other experiential therapies, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have an office in Washington, DC.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 38 Years
  • School: Catholic University of America
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License and State: LC300124 District of Columbia

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Board certified Diplomate / 03614

Location

2801 New Mexico Ave, NW
#617
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
(301) 684-5173

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019
Barbara L E Cristy, LICSW, BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington

Barbara L E Cristy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD