Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
"“Why would you ever go to therapy? You don’t need it. You look fine to me!” These statements make me upset because we’re still using them when addressing mental and behavioral health concerns of friends and family members. If you say things like this, schedule today! If you’ve been on the receiving end of one of these statements, schedule today! If you (fill in the blank), schedule today!"
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 915-2754
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Culturally Sensitive
"“Why would you ever go to therapy? You don’t need it. You look fine to me!” These statements make me upset because we’re still using them when addressing mental and behavioral health concerns of friends and family members. If you say things like this, schedule today! If you’ve been on the receiving end of one of these statements, schedule today! If you (fill in the blank), schedule today!"
Arlene Levinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"Helping you understand what troubles you and gain insight toward positive change is the heart of my practice. I work with adults, individually and in couples, and with families facing the challenges of life transitions and aging. Whether yours are new dilemmas or longstanding struggles, a life-changing event that was planned or unexpected, painful grief over a new or old loss, or a knotty issue in search of solution, all can be opportunities for growth. Every life is a story. You want to make yours better. I work as a partner with you in that process."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 751-3653
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Culturally Sensitive
"Helping you understand what troubles you and gain insight toward positive change is the heart of my practice. I work with adults, individually and in couples, and with families facing the challenges of life transitions and aging. Whether yours are new dilemmas or longstanding struggles, a life-changing event that was planned or unexpected, painful grief over a new or old loss, or a knotty issue in search of solution, all can be opportunities for growth. Every life is a story. You want to make yours better. I work as a partner with you in that process."
Margot Lamson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and provide therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families. I believe family collaboration in their child's treatment produces optimal results. With warmth and transparency, I create a safe space for families to proactively communicate, take pride in their strengths and resiliencies, and build new skills to grow together. I have worked with elementary to high school-aged students in school settings, an outpatient clinic setting, and provided in-home family therapy for high-risk youth and their families. Whether your child is experiencing behavior concerns at school and/or home, trouble focusing, anxiety, and other developmental challenges, I am here to help. "
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 875-5861
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Culturally Sensitive
"Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and provide therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families. I believe family collaboration in their child's treatment produces optimal results. With warmth and transparency, I create a safe space for families to proactively communicate, take pride in their strengths and resiliencies, and build new skills to grow together. I have worked with elementary to high school-aged students in school settings, an outpatient clinic setting, and provided in-home family therapy for high-risk youth and their families. Whether your child is experiencing behavior concerns at school and/or home, trouble focusing, anxiety, and other developmental challenges, I am here to help. "
Veronica Fabani, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CAC, MAC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. As bilingual (Spanish and English) solution-focused therapists, the goal is to accompany you through the process of a personal challenge, in which you allow and make possible the transformation of your attitude towards what troubles you. "
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 902-9085
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Culturally Sensitive
"If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. As bilingual (Spanish and English) solution-focused therapists, the goal is to accompany you through the process of a personal challenge, in which you allow and make possible the transformation of your attitude towards what troubles you. "
Dorin Captari-Scirri, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"If you find yourself stuck, either in your own thoughts, muddling through complicated feelings or in your ability to connect with those around you, I would feel privileged to work with you and help you reach a meaningful breakthrough. If the quality of your life is undermined by depression, anxiety, pain or confusion please reach out and let's meet and see what we can do so that you return to enjoying your life in all its fullness. I look forward to helping you remove the obstacles that block your way from going deeper and further in your journey of reaching your full potential."
Culturally Sensitive
(571) 290-2273
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Culturally Sensitive
"If you find yourself stuck, either in your own thoughts, muddling through complicated feelings or in your ability to connect with those around you, I would feel privileged to work with you and help you reach a meaningful breakthrough. If the quality of your life is undermined by depression, anxiety, pain or confusion please reach out and let's meet and see what we can do so that you return to enjoying your life in all its fullness. I look forward to helping you remove the obstacles that block your way from going deeper and further in your journey of reaching your full potential."
Afiya Mangum Mbilishaka, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Feeling out of balance? Do things seem out of order in your life? Everyone needs a supportive space to process challenges of daily life and figure out how to cope with stress. I am dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every client, by developing a healthy relationship together and being an active listener to each client's unique story. My therapeutic approach is anchored in an integration of understanding how your past experiences have impacted your present situations, the healing aspects of telling your narrative, and finding solutions through a culturally meaningful lens."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 601-4838
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Culturally Sensitive
"Feeling out of balance? Do things seem out of order in your life? Everyone needs a supportive space to process challenges of daily life and figure out how to cope with stress. I am dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every client, by developing a healthy relationship together and being an active listener to each client's unique story. My therapeutic approach is anchored in an integration of understanding how your past experiences have impacted your present situations, the healing aspects of telling your narrative, and finding solutions through a culturally meaningful lens."
Kate Scharff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I'm a psychotherapist, author, and teacher with 30 years' experience helping individuals, couples and families navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, marital difficulty, and parenting. I maintain a general practice of individual and couple therapy. Separately, I have a highly specialized practice in separation and divorce. I work flexibly as a mediator, divorce consultant, Parenting Coordinator, and Collaborative Divorce practitioner. You'll find more information about my experience, qualifications, and what it might be like to work with me at www.katescharff.com. Feel free to email or call with questions."
Culturally Sensitive
(301) 850-6853
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Culturally Sensitive
"I'm a psychotherapist, author, and teacher with 30 years' experience helping individuals, couples and families navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, marital difficulty, and parenting. I maintain a general practice of individual and couple therapy. Separately, I have a highly specialized practice in separation and divorce. I work flexibly as a mediator, divorce consultant, Parenting Coordinator, and Collaborative Divorce practitioner. You'll find more information about my experience, qualifications, and what it might be like to work with me at www.katescharff.com. Feel free to email or call with questions."
Joanne Kim, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
"Hi I'm Joanne. Psychology Today asks "imagine your ideal client." The honest answer is that I don't have one. I've worked in the behavioral health field for 15 wonderful years. During that time, I've worked with diverse populations, people with a vast variety of diagnoses, and people with a wide range of differences in levels of functioning. The most important aspect of therapy for me is that we build trust and a strong working alliance in order to confront and overcome whatever challenges you may face. "
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 831-4083
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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Culturally Sensitive
"Hi I'm Joanne. Psychology Today asks "imagine your ideal client." The honest answer is that I don't have one. I've worked in the behavioral health field for 15 wonderful years. During that time, I've worked with diverse populations, people with a vast variety of diagnoses, and people with a wide range of differences in levels of functioning. The most important aspect of therapy for me is that we build trust and a strong working alliance in order to confront and overcome whatever challenges you may face. "
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com)."
Culturally Sensitive
(240) 813-4351
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Culturally Sensitive
"Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com)."
Harpreet Kang, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
"You are contemplating therapy because something is amiss in your life. Maybe you feel sad or anxious. Perhaps you feel alone? overwhelmed? It takes courage to enter therapy. To go on a voyage of self-discovery and change. It can be a rewarding journey. My approach focuses on helping you identify and work through whatever it is that is keeping you from reaching your full potential. I am collaborative, compassionate, and accepting. I have an interactive style, in which we work together to make sense of your experiences. Please contact me for additional information to help you make your decision."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 629-0450
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
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Culturally Sensitive
"You are contemplating therapy because something is amiss in your life. Maybe you feel sad or anxious. Perhaps you feel alone? overwhelmed? It takes courage to enter therapy. To go on a voyage of self-discovery and change. It can be a rewarding journey. My approach focuses on helping you identify and work through whatever it is that is keeping you from reaching your full potential. I am collaborative, compassionate, and accepting. I have an interactive style, in which we work together to make sense of your experiences. Please contact me for additional information to help you make your decision."
Sam Broderick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
"Whether simply wanting an objective presence and witness to the ups and downs of life, or dealing with more complex challenges, Sam offers a supportive, protected space to do the messy yet valuable work of changing patterns and crafting a vision for an integrated self. Sam is especially aware of the complexities and delicacies of stigma, identity, and oppression. Sam holds nonjudgemental space for clients from diverse walks of life, with sensitivity to complex/developmental trauma, grief (including suicide), military culture, queer & questioning youth/adults, alternative lifestyles, foster care, and young adults in transition."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 873-9071
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Culturally Sensitive
"Whether simply wanting an objective presence and witness to the ups and downs of life, or dealing with more complex challenges, Sam offers a supportive, protected space to do the messy yet valuable work of changing patterns and crafting a vision for an integrated self. Sam is especially aware of the complexities and delicacies of stigma, identity, and oppression. Sam holds nonjudgemental space for clients from diverse walks of life, with sensitivity to complex/developmental trauma, grief (including suicide), military culture, queer & questioning youth/adults, alternative lifestyles, foster care, and young adults in transition."
Leyla M. Kenny, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I work with clients to help them increase confidence and reduce anxiety. In addition, many of my clients notice an increased capacity to form healthy emotionally intimate relationships. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 559-4261
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Culturally Sensitive
"I work with clients to help them increase confidence and reduce anxiety. In addition, many of my clients notice an increased capacity to form healthy emotionally intimate relationships. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy."
Gina Kiem
M.Ed, B.A., B.Ed.
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"My desire as a counselor comes from an innate willingness to be of service and to help you grow more deeply within. We are faced with many struggles and stresses everyday which can provoke many emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual challenges. My intention when counseling you is to remind you of the infinite resources available to you. In our sessions, I will offer you deep listening and strategies to help support your healing and growth and increase more positive flow in your life. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, cultural identity confusion, relationship, and spiritual issues. "
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 217-1694
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Culturally Sensitive
"My desire as a counselor comes from an innate willingness to be of service and to help you grow more deeply within. We are faced with many struggles and stresses everyday which can provoke many emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual challenges. My intention when counseling you is to remind you of the infinite resources available to you. In our sessions, I will offer you deep listening and strategies to help support your healing and growth and increase more positive flow in your life. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, cultural identity confusion, relationship, and spiritual issues. "
Teresa Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MAEd, LCAS, CCS, CCSOTS
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC. I received my Bachelors in Family and Community Services, Masters in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse field since 2005. I enjoy working with individuals including adults, adolescents and children."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 849-9320
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Culturally Sensitive
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC. I received my Bachelors in Family and Community Services, Masters in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse field since 2005. I enjoy working with individuals including adults, adolescents and children."
Hayley Hoffman, Counselor
Counselor, LGPC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
"I am a psychodynamically trained clinical counselor focusing on helping clients to live life on life’s terms. I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and specialize in couples and relational therapy. I work from an empathic stance, help clients to notice, identify and understand patterns of behavior. Together with my clients, we explore attachment meaning, past, and current actions, set goals and practice new behaviors. My approach to working with individuals and couples is rooted in the lessons I have learned in Imago Relationship Therapy, 12 step work, and psychodynamic clinical theory. My ideal client is an individual or couple seeking to grow and live life as they most deeply desire. "
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 873-9242
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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Culturally Sensitive
"I am a psychodynamically trained clinical counselor focusing on helping clients to live life on life’s terms. I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and specialize in couples and relational therapy. I work from an empathic stance, help clients to notice, identify and understand patterns of behavior. Together with my clients, we explore attachment meaning, past, and current actions, set goals and practice new behaviors. My approach to working with individuals and couples is rooted in the lessons I have learned in Imago Relationship Therapy, 12 step work, and psychodynamic clinical theory. My ideal client is an individual or couple seeking to grow and live life as they most deeply desire. "
Noella Marguerite Driscoll, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
""Grow like a tree with deep roots so that when the wind blows you can stand still and strong." I created this metaphor to reflect the outcome of the work I do in my psychotherapy practice. We talk; you reflect on present feelings; explore your current dilemmas; we focus together on your strengths that will inevitably help you grow into your inherent self; we look back into your life together to see if long forgotten feelings are influencing you; we explore current relationships so that you can achieve more intimacy in a rooted, fulfilled and engaged existence."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 759-0598
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Culturally Sensitive
""Grow like a tree with deep roots so that when the wind blows you can stand still and strong." I created this metaphor to reflect the outcome of the work I do in my psychotherapy practice. We talk; you reflect on present feelings; explore your current dilemmas; we focus together on your strengths that will inevitably help you grow into your inherent self; we look back into your life together to see if long forgotten feelings are influencing you; we explore current relationships so that you can achieve more intimacy in a rooted, fulfilled and engaged existence."
Monarch Wellness & Psychotherapy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Finding competent help as a female Black professional or POC can be difficult. Will my therapist understand the ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender play a role for me? Will my therapist be able to appreciate me as a whole person with a unique background? You've worked hard to get where you are in life - and while you recognize your achievements, you know there are roadblocks you still have to overcome. Maybe you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or a history of trauma. Or more every-day problems like family and work stress, interpersonal struggles, lack of a community, racism, sexism, and life transitions. "
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 760-2692
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Culturally Sensitive
"Finding competent help as a female Black professional or POC can be difficult. Will my therapist understand the ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender play a role for me? Will my therapist be able to appreciate me as a whole person with a unique background? You've worked hard to get where you are in life - and while you recognize your achievements, you know there are roadblocks you still have to overcome. Maybe you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or a history of trauma. Or more every-day problems like family and work stress, interpersonal struggles, lack of a community, racism, sexism, and life transitions. "
Teresa E. Doniger, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I place a strong emphasis on understanding the 'systems' within which my clients exist -- systems such as family, work place, school, social life, and other types of environments and relationships. I am interested in helping you understand these various aspects of your life in order to identify patterns of thought and behavior that may be creating discomfort or dissatisfaction for you."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 335-7347
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Culturally Sensitive
"I place a strong emphasis on understanding the 'systems' within which my clients exist -- systems such as family, work place, school, social life, and other types of environments and relationships. I am interested in helping you understand these various aspects of your life in order to identify patterns of thought and behavior that may be creating discomfort or dissatisfaction for you."
Sabine Cornelius, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
"I believe in clients' innate ability to heal and grow, and in helping them to tap into their inner wisdom and resources. I have worked creatively, effectively and empathically with couples and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, painful childhood and life experiences, personal and work stress, anxiety and depression, and social isolation. I have helped clients with complex needs in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatry, LGBT-friendly mental health services, university student counseling, and family services. I feel passionate about my work and view therapy as a collaborative, interactive process."
Culturally Sensitive
(202) 601-3591
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
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Culturally Sensitive
"I believe in clients' innate ability to heal and grow, and in helping them to tap into their inner wisdom and resources. I have worked creatively, effectively and empathically with couples and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, painful childhood and life experiences, personal and work stress, anxiety and depression, and social isolation. I have helped clients with complex needs in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatry, LGBT-friendly mental health services, university student counseling, and family services. I feel passionate about my work and view therapy as a collaborative, interactive process."
Jessica Mcdonald, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Are you looking to make a change in your life or your relationships? Do you want to understand why you tend to repeat the same patterns again and again? I am here to help. I believe in the resilience that exists within all of us and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. My role as a therapist is that of an active collaborator, working together with clients to explore and address current challenges. My most important job is creating a safe and empathic therapeutic environment which fosters individual growth and empowers clients to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals."
Culturally Sensitive
(813) 452-4917
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Culturally Sensitive
"Are you looking to make a change in your life or your relationships? Do you want to understand why you tend to repeat the same patterns again and again? I am here to help. I believe in the resilience that exists within all of us and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. My role as a therapist is that of an active collaborator, working together with clients to explore and address current challenges. My most important job is creating a safe and empathic therapeutic environment which fosters individual growth and empowers clients to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals."

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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Washington are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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.