MA Hons, GC-C
Washington, DC 20016
Grief is a natural response to a bereavement or a loss of any kind, but the distress you understandably feel today need not be incapacitating or unnecessarily prolonged. My approach will help you come to terms with your new reality, while retaining a healthy and positive psychological relationship with the loved ones you have cherished, but who are now no longer physically present. We will work together to establish new strategies for living a fulfilling and joyful life - a life that can be continually enriched by the happy memories of times gone by. A life of gratitude, rather than regret.
Coping Skills
(202) 858-2716
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Washington, DC 20016
Coping Skills
Grief is a natural response to a bereavement or a loss of any kind, but the distress you understandably feel today need not be incapacitating or unnecessarily prolonged. My approach will help you come to terms with your new reality, while retaining a healthy and positive psychological relationship with the loved ones you have cherished, but who are now no longer physically present. We will work together to establish new strategies for living a fulfilling and joyful life - a life that can be continually enriched by the happy memories of times gone by. A life of gratitude, rather than regret.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, MAC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20008
My approach focuses on strengths and what's working in one's life, while also assisting in practical problem solving. Those who want to establish a mind/body/spirit connection and have more joy in their lives will benefit the most by working with me. My excitement for counseling and coaching comes from helping people create wellness and balance, while going through life's transitions: adolescence, college, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging, adjusting to losses and dealing with health issues. I'm also a cancer survivor interested in helping others on their healing journey by phone or in person.
Coping Skills
(202) 643-4938
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Washington, DC 20008
Coping Skills
My approach focuses on strengths and what's working in one's life, while also assisting in practical problem solving. Those who want to establish a mind/body/spirit connection and have more joy in their lives will benefit the most by working with me. My excitement for counseling and coaching comes from helping people create wellness and balance, while going through life's transitions: adolescence, college, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging, adjusting to losses and dealing with health issues. I'm also a cancer survivor interested in helping others on their healing journey by phone or in person.
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Pastoral Counselor/Therapist, MSPsych, EdD, BCPC, ACPE, #166634
Washington, DC 20009
As a certified pastoral counselor, I am deeply committed to the well-being of every one of my clients. I have 40 years experience working together with persons struggling with personal problems and helping them to overcome their difficulties, to flourish as an individual, and in their relationships. I take an eclectic, ecumenical approach to spirituality, working from my client’s personal experience, and am not dogmatic. We begin with the human spirit, and grow from there. I learn as much from my clients as they might learn from me. My clients are seeking personal knowledge, peace of mind and soul, and happiness.
Coping Skills
(717) 370-6180
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Washington, DC 20009
Coping Skills
As a certified pastoral counselor, I am deeply committed to the well-being of every one of my clients. I have 40 years experience working together with persons struggling with personal problems and helping them to overcome their difficulties, to flourish as an individual, and in their relationships. I take an eclectic, ecumenical approach to spirituality, working from my client’s personal experience, and am not dogmatic. We begin with the human spirit, and grow from there. I learn as much from my clients as they might learn from me. My clients are seeking personal knowledge, peace of mind and soul, and happiness.
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Dr.PH, MA, MSW
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
All psychological issues are ultimately existential in origin, entailing a confrontation with death, loss, meaning, purpose and value. All that we do (knowingly or unknowingly) is dedicated to deciphering these daunting and irrepressible demands of existence. Few are successful in resolving or even clearly conceptualizing these existential issues and their minds inevitably descend into despair, depression and anxiety. Some seek to assuage their suffering with psychoactive substances (illicit and licit) and this leads only to addiction and abdication of autonomy over one's authentic self. My System offers a solution.
Coping Skills
(833) 880-1359
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
Coping Skills
All psychological issues are ultimately existential in origin, entailing a confrontation with death, loss, meaning, purpose and value. All that we do (knowingly or unknowingly) is dedicated to deciphering these daunting and irrepressible demands of existence. Few are successful in resolving or even clearly conceptualizing these existential issues and their minds inevitably descend into despair, depression and anxiety. Some seek to assuage their suffering with psychoactive substances (illicit and licit) and this leads only to addiction and abdication of autonomy over one's authentic self. My System offers a solution.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Whether you're struggling with relationships, navigating life transitions, feeling paralyzed by depression or anxiety, or trying to overcome trauma, I'd like to help you feel less stuck and more empowered to live a healthier, more meaningful life. Clients say they appreciate my warmth, humor and collaborative style as we tackle the sometimes difficult work of therapy as a team.
Coping Skills
(202) 999-3386
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Washington, DC 20009
Coping Skills
Whether you're struggling with relationships, navigating life transitions, feeling paralyzed by depression or anxiety, or trying to overcome trauma, I'd like to help you feel less stuck and more empowered to live a healthier, more meaningful life. Clients say they appreciate my warmth, humor and collaborative style as we tackle the sometimes difficult work of therapy as a team.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SSW, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20052
I have provided individual, group, couples and family therapy in both school settings as well as private practice settings since the onset of my career. I utilize behavioral management tools, cognitive behavioral therapy, and creative therapies to encourage and teach children as well as adults, how to increase their sense of self and learn how to celebrate their strengths and weaknesses. I feel strongly that children respond best when they are free to explore their feelings creatively as opposed to solely participating in talk therapy. I help clients feel accountable and more importantly, recognize they have the ability to grow.
Coping Skills
(844) 806-0055
Verified
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20052
Coping Skills
I have provided individual, group, couples and family therapy in both school settings as well as private practice settings since the onset of my career. I utilize behavioral management tools, cognitive behavioral therapy, and creative therapies to encourage and teach children as well as adults, how to increase their sense of self and learn how to celebrate their strengths and weaknesses. I feel strongly that children respond best when they are free to explore their feelings creatively as opposed to solely participating in talk therapy. I help clients feel accountable and more importantly, recognize they have the ability to grow.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Skowron specializes in using mindfulness to manage stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sleep concerns, adjustments to medical issues, and working with new mothers adjusting to new demands. Dr. Skowron is committed to using science and evidence-based practice to inform her work with clients. She particularly enjoys using mindfulness-based approaches including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance-based approaches.
Coping Skills
(571) 999-6961
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20003
Coping Skills
Dr. Skowron specializes in using mindfulness to manage stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sleep concerns, adjustments to medical issues, and working with new mothers adjusting to new demands. Dr. Skowron is committed to using science and evidence-based practice to inform her work with clients. She particularly enjoys using mindfulness-based approaches including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance-based approaches.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20036
If only the image you have perfected projecting were true. Everyone seems to buy it; that you are as calm, confident, and competent as you portray yourself to be. Meanwhile, you walk around feeling like a little girl wearing her mother’s heels. The worst part is always worrying about being “found out” as the fraud that you know yourself to be. It makes it hard to be really emotionally available and honest in your relationships and you always end up feeling so alone. All the success in your professional life just makes you feel like you have that much more to lose when someone really sees what you are desperately trying to hide.
Coping Skills
(505) 207-4126
Verified
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20036
Coping Skills
If only the image you have perfected projecting were true. Everyone seems to buy it; that you are as calm, confident, and competent as you portray yourself to be. Meanwhile, you walk around feeling like a little girl wearing her mother’s heels. The worst part is always worrying about being “found out” as the fraud that you know yourself to be. It makes it hard to be really emotionally available and honest in your relationships and you always end up feeling so alone. All the success in your professional life just makes you feel like you have that much more to lose when someone really sees what you are desperately trying to hide.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20011
I am co-owner of M&K Counseling Associates Inc.
Coping Skills
(202) 831-4083
Verified
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Washington, DC 20011
Coping Skills
I am co-owner of M&K Counseling Associates Inc.
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Resident in Counseling, PhD, NCC, LGPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important tools for enabling life changes. I see counseling as a collaborative relationship between myself & each client. I apply developmental & attachment theory to help you understand the important relationships & attachments in your life, which impact who you become. By processing these complex relationships & attachments, we can work towards identifying patterns & forming new ways of thinking & coping. I specialize in trauma, depression, & anxiety. I serve adolescents, young adults, & adults of all races, genders, & sexual orientations.
Coping Skills
(814) 212-4722
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Washington, DC 20036
Coping Skills
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important tools for enabling life changes. I see counseling as a collaborative relationship between myself & each client. I apply developmental & attachment theory to help you understand the important relationships & attachments in your life, which impact who you become. By processing these complex relationships & attachments, we can work towards identifying patterns & forming new ways of thinking & coping. I specialize in trauma, depression, & anxiety. I serve adolescents, young adults, & adults of all races, genders, & sexual orientations.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20004
Are you wondering whether your worries about food, exercise, and weight are becoming a serious problem? I can help you understand the extent of the problem and help you understand if therapy would be a good option for you. While I have a wide range of experience treating many issues, I specialize in treating women and teens who struggle with eating issues, body acceptance, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I especially enjoy working with teens and young adults and their parents to establish a family structure conducive to recovery.
Coping Skills
(703) 936-6583
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20004
Coping Skills
Are you wondering whether your worries about food, exercise, and weight are becoming a serious problem? I can help you understand the extent of the problem and help you understand if therapy would be a good option for you. While I have a wide range of experience treating many issues, I specialize in treating women and teens who struggle with eating issues, body acceptance, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I especially enjoy working with teens and young adults and their parents to establish a family structure conducive to recovery.
Photo of Nicole Cutts, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
Are you feeling stuck; frustrated because fear, lack of motivation/focus, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression are hindering you from reaching your true potential and greatest joy? Life is a heroine's quest and on this quest, we often encounter "Dragons" which are great challenges to achieving your vision of success. They appear as the blocks named above. Have you tried to break through them in the past and continue to feel defeated? If you are ready to break through these blocks and achieve your Vision of Success, now is the time to enlist an ally. Are you ready to unleash your passion and love your work? (focus on women)
Coping Skills
(202) 568-8546
Verified
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
Coping Skills
Are you feeling stuck; frustrated because fear, lack of motivation/focus, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression are hindering you from reaching your true potential and greatest joy? Life is a heroine's quest and on this quest, we often encounter "Dragons" which are great challenges to achieving your vision of success. They appear as the blocks named above. Have you tried to break through them in the past and continue to feel defeated? If you are ready to break through these blocks and achieve your Vision of Success, now is the time to enlist an ally. Are you ready to unleash your passion and love your work? (focus on women)
Photo of Beth A Maples, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most essential aspects of my clinical work. Creating a trusting, safe, and comfortable environment for my clients is paramount in addition to other additional growth or healing steps. I use an eclectic perspective of theoretical approaches and techniques that are catered to each individual client based on strengths and needs. I am honored to work with clients and families especially facing grief, loss, death and dying situations. There is hope and healing no matter the circumstance and I would be honored to work with you!
Coping Skills
(202) 914-5725 x149
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Washington, DC 20009
Coping Skills
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most essential aspects of my clinical work. Creating a trusting, safe, and comfortable environment for my clients is paramount in addition to other additional growth or healing steps. I use an eclectic perspective of theoretical approaches and techniques that are catered to each individual client based on strengths and needs. I am honored to work with clients and families especially facing grief, loss, death and dying situations. There is hope and healing no matter the circumstance and I would be honored to work with you!
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
My focus is to help you address issues that bring about uncertainty, confusion and stress. Together we will establish goals and strategies to help you work through those moments of frustration when you feel overwhelmed, stuck or not making any progress. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief & loss, difficulty adjusting to a life transition, or relationship issues, you will benefit from my psycho-educational and solution-focused approach to therapy.
Coping Skills
(301) 710-6481
Verified
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Washington, DC 20036
Coping Skills
My focus is to help you address issues that bring about uncertainty, confusion and stress. Together we will establish goals and strategies to help you work through those moments of frustration when you feel overwhelmed, stuck or not making any progress. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief & loss, difficulty adjusting to a life transition, or relationship issues, you will benefit from my psycho-educational and solution-focused approach to therapy.
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Counselor, LGPC, MA, iaedp Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20006
*****Very limited availability for new clients; wait list spots available***** I aim to cultivate an atmosphere in therapy that is real and honest - where my clients feel the freedom to cut the crap, not worry about saying the "right" thing, and speak candidly about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, without fear of judgment. The things that we hash through in counseling can be messy, and I deeply appreciate the vulnerability this process requires. I find that a therapeutic relationship like this - one that's safe, comfortable, authentic, and honest - is where so much growth happens.
Coping Skills
(410) 469-7119
Verified
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20006
Coping Skills
*****Very limited availability for new clients; wait list spots available***** I aim to cultivate an atmosphere in therapy that is real and honest - where my clients feel the freedom to cut the crap, not worry about saying the "right" thing, and speak candidly about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, without fear of judgment. The things that we hash through in counseling can be messy, and I deeply appreciate the vulnerability this process requires. I find that a therapeutic relationship like this - one that's safe, comfortable, authentic, and honest - is where so much growth happens.
Photo of Deborah M Schechter, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20015
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, which allows me to work most successfully with clients on a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. I also incorporate other theoretical approaches and interventions when called for, including attachment theory; and humanistic, pastoral, and psychodynamic approaches. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. See my website: www.debbieschechter.com for more information.
Coping Skills
(202) 914-0489
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Washington, DC 20015
Coping Skills
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, which allows me to work most successfully with clients on a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. I also incorporate other theoretical approaches and interventions when called for, including attachment theory; and humanistic, pastoral, and psychodynamic approaches. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. See my website: www.debbieschechter.com for more information.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20002
Tiffani Dilworth is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in anxiety, sexual trauma, and grief. She has a history of working with children, adults, families, couples, and groups. She provides services only via telehealth.
Coping Skills
(410) 973-6496
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20002
Coping Skills
Tiffani Dilworth is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in anxiety, sexual trauma, and grief. She has a history of working with children, adults, families, couples, and groups. She provides services only via telehealth.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I am Founder and Director of the Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Since 2003, the Institute has been a leading provider of research-proven treatments and compassionate care. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems. Studies find most patients in CBT have significant reduction in symptoms and distress.
Coping Skills
(202) 759-2884
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Washington, DC 20009
Coping Skills
I am Founder and Director of the Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Since 2003, the Institute has been a leading provider of research-proven treatments and compassionate care. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems. Studies find most patients in CBT have significant reduction in symptoms and distress.
Photo of Meredith Hanback, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
People often seek therapy when emotions become too distressing, relationship or life circumstances are unsatisfying, and support and new strategies are needed to help the person feel and behave differently. Working with a therapist can enhance your ability to tolerate difficult situations, and make the process of personal growth and change more productive. Therapy is most effective when a collaborative relationship develops between therapist and client. I aim to create an empathetic and supportive environment, where exploring difficult issues will feel safe. Together, we will identify what has created negative emotions or life dissatisfaction, and work actively towards positive change.
Coping Skills
(202) 601-3486
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Washington, DC 20036
Coping Skills
People often seek therapy when emotions become too distressing, relationship or life circumstances are unsatisfying, and support and new strategies are needed to help the person feel and behave differently. Working with a therapist can enhance your ability to tolerate difficult situations, and make the process of personal growth and change more productive. Therapy is most effective when a collaborative relationship develops between therapist and client. I aim to create an empathetic and supportive environment, where exploring difficult issues will feel safe. Together, we will identify what has created negative emotions or life dissatisfaction, and work actively towards positive change.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20017
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
Coping Skills
(301) 691-3874
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Washington, DC 20017
Coping Skills
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Washington can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Washington or for a Washington coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Washington coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Washington are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Washington

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Washington you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Washington and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Washington or family therapy in Washington.