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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD
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Collin Vernay

Psychologist, PhD (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 605, Washington, DC 20036
Let's Connect (202) 949-6947
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I help individuals and couples in the DMV who struggle with challenges related to anxiety, depression, and their relationships to feel better. I pride myself on being a therapist who balances empathy with challenge. In our work together, I will meet you with compassion, warmth, and a deep investment in knowing you authentically, while also encouraging you to take risks and to assume responsibility for living more boldly. In a safe and nurturing way, we together will do the important work of facing fears, confronting the intricacies of who you are, and delicately opening you up to a more robust, fulfilling life.
Many of my clients are insightful, ambitious, and motivated individuals limited by patterns of fear, unhappiness, and self-criticism. They are often diverse (e.g., LGBTQ+) and appreciate my attention to their unique experiences as an open-minded therapist. Above all, they are introspective and value insight as a vehicle for lasting change.
If we work together, we will walk a fine line between acceptance and intention– helping you to feel better, to know yourself and others more deeply, and to live a life more aligned with your hopes and values. If you'd like to get started, please send me a message to schedule a free phone consultation or check out my website to get to know me more.
Call or Collin Vernay now for a free 15 minute consultation - (202) 949-6947

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Suite 605

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 949-6947
I have immediate openings for new clients available, with options to meet in-person in my Dupont office or online.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety 
$210 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
I'm a psychologist working with individuals interested in knowing themselves more deeply and finding relief. Please feel free to reach out!
Collin Vernay
Let's Connect (202) 949-6947
Photo of Collin Vernay, PhD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Suite 605

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 949-6947
I have immediate openings for new clients available, with options to meet in-person in my Dupont office or online.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety 
$210 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
I'm a psychologist working with individuals interested in knowing themselves more deeply and finding relief. Please feel free to reach out!
Collin Vernay

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $210
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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I provide invoices for clients to submit to their insurance providers for out-of-network reimbursement. Many of my clients are reimbursed 50 to 80 percent of what they pay for my services. I am happy to work with you to find a way to make therapy together affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD
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I provide invoices for clients to submit to their insurance providers for out-of-network reimbursement. Many of my clients are reimbursed 50 to 80 percent of what they pay for my services. I am happy to work with you to find a way to make therapy together affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of District of Columbia / PSY200001529 Collin Vernay
  • In Practice for 9 Years
  • License: Virginia 0810008254 / 2023
  • Attended University of Maryland, College Park, PhD
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I am licensed in DC and with PSYPACT, allowing me to work virtually with clients in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD
"
I am licensed in DC and with PSYPACT, allowing me to work virtually with clients in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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Many of the things we struggle with are products of our experience. We were not born into the world with disparaging views of ourselves or self-defeating thoughts; somewhere along the way, we learned to view ourselves, the world, and our futures this way. I help clients to tease apart these patterns so that they can be freed from them, begin to feel better, and live more fulfilling lives.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD
"
Many of the things we struggle with are products of our experience. We were not born into the world with disparaging views of ourselves or self-defeating thoughts; somewhere along the way, we learned to view ourselves, the world, and our futures this way. I help clients to tease apart these patterns so that they can be freed from them, begin to feel better, and live more fulfilling lives.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD

4 Endorsements

Stephanie Yee
Stephanie Yee
Psychological AssociatePhD
Dr. Vernay holds space for his clients with curiosity and empathy. He is deeply committed to understanding and accepting his clients as their authentic selves, while also compassionately guiding and challenging them through the work.
Robin Schacht
Robin Schacht
PsychologistPsyDPhD
Dr. Collin Vernay has a wealth of experience with individuals from diverse backgrounds and families of all forms. His strong clinical skills coupled with his warmth, humor and kindness make him an excellent therapist.
Victoria McNeil-Young
Victoria McNeil-Young
PsychologistPhD
I highly recommend Dr. Collin Vernay. He is an excellent and compassionate clinician. Through warmth, authenticity, collaboration and multicultural humility, Dr. Vernay helps his clients achieve their goals and pursue a fulfilling life.
Tessa Wimberley
Tessa Wimberley
PsychologistPhD
Dr. Collin Vernay is a very skilled therapist, trustworthy colleague, and highly committed to his practice. He builds deeply collaborative and attentive therapy relationships with clients. His warmth, reliability, and authenticity are true strengths!

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I primarily utilize psychodynamic therapy (an evidence-based treatment for mental health concerns), with a specific focus on attachment concerns and relational dynamics that reinforce ongoing patterns of dissatisfaction in your life. I additionally integrate cognitive behavioral therapy, feminist therapy, mindfulness, and other approaches when useful.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
Photo of Collin Vernay, PhD, Psychologist
Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD
"
I primarily utilize psychodynamic therapy (an evidence-based treatment for mental health concerns), with a specific focus on attachment concerns and relational dynamics that reinforce ongoing patterns of dissatisfaction in your life. I additionally integrate cognitive behavioral therapy, feminist therapy, mindfulness, and other approaches when useful.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 949-6947
Photo of Collin Vernay, PhD, Psychologist
Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Suite 605

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 949-6947
"
I have immediate openings for new clients available, with options to meet in-person in my Dupont office or online.
Call for a free consultation now - (202) 949-6947
Photo of Collin Vernay, PhD, Psychologist
Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD
"
I have immediate openings for new clients available, with options to meet in-person in my Dupont office or online.
Call for a free consultation now - (202) 949-6947
Photo of Collin Vernay, PhD, Psychologist
Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD