Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Kierra Holiday, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Kierra Holiday
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Surviving in today's world is no easy task. There are constant pressures to be a great partner, parent, friend, and employee. These dueling pressures can be extremely overwhelming. With over 42 million Americans living with anxiety and over 16 million living with depression, know that you are not alone. Seeking help is your first step toward victory. Therapy is meant to help you gain a more purposeful and balanced life while gaining the skills to overcome barriers in the way of your success.
Surviving in today's world is no easy task. There are constant pressures to be a great partner, parent, friend, and employee. These dueling pressures can be extremely overwhelming. With over 42 million Americans living with anxiety and over 16 million living with depression, know that you are not alone. Seeking help is your first step toward victory. Therapy is meant to help you gain a more purposeful and balanced life while gaining the skills to overcome barriers in the way of your success.
(202) 804-9515 View (202) 804-9515
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Mollie Dee
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I am licensed in DC and Maryland. I specialize in providing services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing academic, emotional, behavioral, and/or interpersonal challenges. I currently work in private practice, but also have extensive experience working in schools with students and their families. I have a strong background in assessment, and frequently complete evaluations for a variety of concerns including: screening for Attention-Deficits, assessing social and emotional functioning, exploring cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses, clarifying symptoms and diagnosis, and aiding in treatment planning.
I am licensed in DC and Maryland. I specialize in providing services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing academic, emotional, behavioral, and/or interpersonal challenges. I currently work in private practice, but also have extensive experience working in schools with students and their families. I have a strong background in assessment, and frequently complete evaluations for a variety of concerns including: screening for Attention-Deficits, assessing social and emotional functioning, exploring cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses, clarifying symptoms and diagnosis, and aiding in treatment planning.
(202) 759-7821 View (202) 759-7821
Photo of William Hollingsworth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
William Hollingsworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I strive to create a safe and warm space where therapeutic rapport can thrive. I love working with clients to not only work on symptomology, but to create deep and meaningful change at the identity level. I see therapy as a way to attack symptoms while creating space for powerful growth. I believe that the heart, mind, and soul are all connected, and that therapy should focus on this intersectionality as a mechanism for change.
As a therapist, I strive to create a safe and warm space where therapeutic rapport can thrive. I love working with clients to not only work on symptomology, but to create deep and meaningful change at the identity level. I see therapy as a way to attack symptoms while creating space for powerful growth. I believe that the heart, mind, and soul are all connected, and that therapy should focus on this intersectionality as a mechanism for change.
(202) 517-9217 View (202) 517-9217
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Stephanie Wolf
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Have you or a member of your family experienced a trauma, suffered a loss or are having trouble overcoming past events? I meet all children, individuals and families where they are. I try to put everyone at ease, answer all your questions and begin to instill hope that the problems will get better. I also have a specialty in forensic psychology and can put my assessment and clinical skills to use in the courtroom to help you achieve justice in the criminal or civil arena.
Have you or a member of your family experienced a trauma, suffered a loss or are having trouble overcoming past events? I meet all children, individuals and families where they are. I try to put everyone at ease, answer all your questions and begin to instill hope that the problems will get better. I also have a specialty in forensic psychology and can put my assessment and clinical skills to use in the courtroom to help you achieve justice in the criminal or civil arena.
(240) 671-0021 View (240) 671-0021
Photo of Larissa Godfrey-Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605 View (202) 301-4605
Photo of Jim Weinstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington, DC
Jim Weinstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
If you are stuck in your career or are wondering whether it's time for a change, I know I can help. I bring to my clients the wisdom from the successes I've had as a Harvard MBA, as an advertising executive with one of America's top advertising agencies, as president of an innovative not-for profit, and as a successful entrepreneur. I also have a strong clinical background of 17 years in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist. This variety and breadth gives me a unique ability to view problems from multiple perspectives, creating strategically sound, actionable solutions.
If you are stuck in your career or are wondering whether it's time for a change, I know I can help. I bring to my clients the wisdom from the successes I've had as a Harvard MBA, as an advertising executive with one of America's top advertising agencies, as president of an innovative not-for profit, and as a successful entrepreneur. I also have a strong clinical background of 17 years in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist. This variety and breadth gives me a unique ability to view problems from multiple perspectives, creating strategically sound, actionable solutions.
(202) 559-4216 View (202) 559-4216
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Victoria Harley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
18 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
Our experiences impact the way we see the world. Symptoms often emerge as attempts to adapt. In the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can look at the parts of your life that are no longer serving you. In therapy, I will help you express your thoughts and feelings and listen to you on multiple levels. At times, I may call attention to your here-and-now experience.
Our experiences impact the way we see the world. Symptoms often emerge as attempts to adapt. In the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can look at the parts of your life that are no longer serving you. In therapy, I will help you express your thoughts and feelings and listen to you on multiple levels. At times, I may call attention to your here-and-now experience.
(202) 719-0517 View (202) 719-0517
Photo of Hyacinth Wellness Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Hyacinth Wellness Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Our goal at Hyacinth Wellness is to help clients identify obstacles and understand their needs and strengths to achieve personal growth and success within relationships and life goals. We assess current life circumstances, family and medical history, and the larger social context to promote self-awareness and a collaborative plan of growth and change.
Our goal at Hyacinth Wellness is to help clients identify obstacles and understand their needs and strengths to achieve personal growth and success within relationships and life goals. We assess current life circumstances, family and medical history, and the larger social context to promote self-awareness and a collaborative plan of growth and change.
(202) 804-8047 View (202) 804-8047
Photo of Sophia Carlton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Sophia Carlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20017  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you have come across this page, you may be searching for someone who can help you or a loved one through a difficult time. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions and traumatic experiences. Whether it be related to work, school, family life or romantic relationships, I'd love to help you navigate life challenges and begin your journey to wellness and fulfilment.
If you have come across this page, you may be searching for someone who can help you or a loved one through a difficult time. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions and traumatic experiences. Whether it be related to work, school, family life or romantic relationships, I'd love to help you navigate life challenges and begin your journey to wellness and fulfilment.
(202) 519-4410 View (202) 519-4410
Photo of Jinny Park, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Jinny Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
What does it actually mean to be human? I like to think of myself as an introspective and critical thinker. By no means am I smarter than anyone else in the room, and I never want to have a dialogue that turns into a debate. So how does this question get answered? One way that I have come to appreciate the conversation is to listen to people's thoughts and processes of how they are trying to get to the answer.
What does it actually mean to be human? I like to think of myself as an introspective and critical thinker. By no means am I smarter than anyone else in the room, and I never want to have a dialogue that turns into a debate. So how does this question get answered? One way that I have come to appreciate the conversation is to listen to people's thoughts and processes of how they are trying to get to the answer.
(202) 929-5283 View (202) 929-5283
Photo of Aimee Caramico, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Aimee Caramico
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavior therapy that focuses on helping clients live fulfilling and meaningful lives even with the struggles of everyday life. I offer a collaborative approach that helps to guide clients toward their goals through fostering insight and acceptance while also reducing avoidance behaviors. I believe that every person has a natural internal strength that I seek to foster through empowerment. My ultimate goal is to help clients drop the struggle and live a valued life so they can manage the inevitable ups and downs of the human experience on their own.
I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavior therapy that focuses on helping clients live fulfilling and meaningful lives even with the struggles of everyday life. I offer a collaborative approach that helps to guide clients toward their goals through fostering insight and acceptance while also reducing avoidance behaviors. I believe that every person has a natural internal strength that I seek to foster through empowerment. My ultimate goal is to help clients drop the struggle and live a valued life so they can manage the inevitable ups and downs of the human experience on their own.
(202) 932-0587 View (202) 932-0587
Photo of Eileen A Dombo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Eileen A Dombo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I believe each individual is the expert on his or her life and experiences. As a therapist, it is my goal to tap into that and add my own skills, insights and techniques that have helped many others. Working together, we can find solutions to the problems or situations causing stress. I find that, for most of my clients, therapy is a short-term need. You can then use your new skills in similar situations that arise in the future. My goal is to have you leave therapy with a range of tools that work for you.
I believe each individual is the expert on his or her life and experiences. As a therapist, it is my goal to tap into that and add my own skills, insights and techniques that have helped many others. Working together, we can find solutions to the problems or situations causing stress. I find that, for most of my clients, therapy is a short-term need. You can then use your new skills in similar situations that arise in the future. My goal is to have you leave therapy with a range of tools that work for you.
(202) 688-5204 View (202) 688-5204
Photo of Allison M. Bondanza, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Allison M. Bondanza
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Allison M. Bondanza is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in a range of emotional and behavioral health concerns. She specializes in providing evidenced-based treatment to an adult population for concerns such as anxiety, depression, work related stress, and relationship issues. Dr. Bondanza takes a compassionate and personalized approach to meet each client unique needs while creating a safe and trusting environment. She appreciates the vulnerable yet transformational relationship that can occur in counseling and believes that all individuals can positively benefit from self-exploration.
Dr. Allison M. Bondanza is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in a range of emotional and behavioral health concerns. She specializes in providing evidenced-based treatment to an adult population for concerns such as anxiety, depression, work related stress, and relationship issues. Dr. Bondanza takes a compassionate and personalized approach to meet each client unique needs while creating a safe and trusting environment. She appreciates the vulnerable yet transformational relationship that can occur in counseling and believes that all individuals can positively benefit from self-exploration.
(855) 771-5470 View (855) 771-5470
Photo of Almeta T McCannon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Almeta T McCannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CRC
Verified
Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is committed to self-love, self-exploration, and growth; yet may be unsure of how to use these tools to enact change. This person may be an apprehensive novice to the world of therapy or a veteran consumer. All are welcome.
My ideal client is someone who is committed to self-love, self-exploration, and growth; yet may be unsure of how to use these tools to enact change. This person may be an apprehensive novice to the world of therapy or a veteran consumer. All are welcome.
(202) 929-6545 View (202) 929-6545
Photo of Mina Barimany, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Mina Barimany
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MFT
Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Unlike many professionals who treat a range of issues, Dr. Barimany has cultivated a specialization in adult cognitive development. Human beings have fundamental needs for intra-personal and inter-personal happiness: the ability to perceive reality accurately, to know oneself, be in fulfilling relationships, and make healthy decisions. Dr. Barimany's work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and mental health professionals develop parts of the mind that are ripe for growth to improve the quality of life, cultivate professional growth, and find intrinsic freedom and happiness.
Unlike many professionals who treat a range of issues, Dr. Barimany has cultivated a specialization in adult cognitive development. Human beings have fundamental needs for intra-personal and inter-personal happiness: the ability to perceive reality accurately, to know oneself, be in fulfilling relationships, and make healthy decisions. Dr. Barimany's work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and mental health professionals develop parts of the mind that are ripe for growth to improve the quality of life, cultivate professional growth, and find intrinsic freedom and happiness.
(202) 838-4017 x1 View (202) 838-4017 x1
Photo of Roxana N. Raica, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Roxana N. Raica
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Do you find yourself constantly worried, stressed, overwhelmed, or having racing thoughts? Maybe you fear losing control over yourself and what others might think of you if this happens. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling sad, irritable, having uncharacteristic outbursts of crying, and lacking energy or motivation to engage in pleasant activities. Many people who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and feeling overwhelmed start to isolate, avoid enjoyable activities and engage in unhealthy behaviors but soon find themselves more anxious, worried, and depressed than before. It can leave you feeling exhausted, stuck, and hopeless.
Do you find yourself constantly worried, stressed, overwhelmed, or having racing thoughts? Maybe you fear losing control over yourself and what others might think of you if this happens. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling sad, irritable, having uncharacteristic outbursts of crying, and lacking energy or motivation to engage in pleasant activities. Many people who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and feeling overwhelmed start to isolate, avoid enjoyable activities and engage in unhealthy behaviors but soon find themselves more anxious, worried, and depressed than before. It can leave you feeling exhausted, stuck, and hopeless.
(202) 915-8906 View (202) 915-8906
Photo of Joanne Assarsson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Joanne Assarsson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, OSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping adults who are challenged by acute and chronic medical illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, grief, work/life balance and life transitions. I also work with those who support individuals struggling with the above concerns. With over 2 decades of clinical experience, our work together will be tailored towards your unique needs in an interactive, compassionate, flexible and consistently supportive environment. You can expect to leave our sessions equipped with actionable tools that are goal directed.
I specialize in helping adults who are challenged by acute and chronic medical illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, grief, work/life balance and life transitions. I also work with those who support individuals struggling with the above concerns. With over 2 decades of clinical experience, our work together will be tailored towards your unique needs in an interactive, compassionate, flexible and consistently supportive environment. You can expect to leave our sessions equipped with actionable tools that are goal directed.
(202) 519-7921 View (202) 519-7921
Photo of Tyra Moore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Tyra Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Many of us go through life suffering in silence. We may feel that even when we share with people we trust, it is still hard to find relief. This may feel like anxiety, grief, shame, or intense sadness, and may be leaving you feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and unhappy. In this practice we are committed to creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where you can bring your full self with all of your challenges, and engage in the journey to relief and healing.
Many of us go through life suffering in silence. We may feel that even when we share with people we trust, it is still hard to find relief. This may feel like anxiety, grief, shame, or intense sadness, and may be leaving you feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and unhappy. In this practice we are committed to creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where you can bring your full self with all of your challenges, and engage in the journey to relief and healing.
(202) 918-4241 View (202) 918-4241
Photo of Amber Thornton, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Amber Thornton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
Your mental health has felt unmanageable for too long and you’ve been afraid to admit it. You wish things could feel easier or more simple and it seems like things just wont improve. You’re tired of feeling ashamed and frustrated because you can’t seem to get this part your life together. You’ve finally realized that you can't continue to neglect and ignore your mental health. Not taking the steps necessary toward better mental health WILL be detrimental.
Your mental health has felt unmanageable for too long and you’ve been afraid to admit it. You wish things could feel easier or more simple and it seems like things just wont improve. You’re tired of feeling ashamed and frustrated because you can’t seem to get this part your life together. You’ve finally realized that you can't continue to neglect and ignore your mental health. Not taking the steps necessary toward better mental health WILL be detrimental.
(202) 902-9619 View (202) 902-9619
Photo of Anna Colangelo, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Anna Colangelo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Seeking out therapy is the first step in your journey to healing and understanding. Through therapy, I will work with you to address present challenges, identify tools to navigate current and future difficult situations, and make changes to patterns of behavior or thoughts that are causing distress. Throughout our work, we will focus on broadening and deepening your awareness of yourself.   The foundation of successful therapeutic work is the therapist-client relationship. I understand the importance of this relationship, and I strive to establish a collaborative working connection filled with warmth and understanding.
Seeking out therapy is the first step in your journey to healing and understanding. Through therapy, I will work with you to address present challenges, identify tools to navigate current and future difficult situations, and make changes to patterns of behavior or thoughts that are causing distress. Throughout our work, we will focus on broadening and deepening your awareness of yourself.   The foundation of successful therapeutic work is the therapist-client relationship. I understand the importance of this relationship, and I strive to establish a collaborative working connection filled with warmth and understanding.
(844) 338-4927 View (844) 338-4927

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Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.