Therapists in Washington, DC

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Aya Behavioral Health, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Beyond fear and anxiety is FREEDOM. As a counselor, I believe we all desire to be seen, known, and understood, and I aim to create a space where individuals experience just that, freedom. I believe understanding all thoughts can be life changing. So, we'll work on helping you consider whether your assumptions are true and make the tweaks that help you go for the life you want. Perhaps you'll learn that you are just as deserving of the life you want as every other person out there.
(202) 946-1523 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Clinton
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified
My focus is on helping children, adolescents, adults and couples develop effective and meaningful approaches to living fulfilling lives. I provide a person-centered environment combined with evidence-based understandings of emotion, cognition and behavior to effectively address life's challenges. I have worked in hospitals, clinics, schools, and universities with diverse populations and recognize how attachment histories, problematic thoughts, feelings and actions, and traumatic events are related to concerns like sadness, worry, relationship or health difficulties, and developing a sense of identity.
(202) 318-5176 
Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
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Katalin Vladar
MD, CGP
Verified
As a psychiatrist and therapist, I offer both medication management and psychotherapy, fitting best mental health needs. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. I can help with the effects of traumatic experiences, with troubles of everyday living, interpersonal difficulties, sexuality, or infertility/adoption issues. I can help if you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or with not reaching your goals. I assist couples in resolving painful, conflicted relationship issues. I also provide long-term therapy for self-exploration, and for changing complex personality patterns that make everyday life difficult.
(240) 392-1672 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT
Verified
Knowing when to reach out for help is one of the most important things in life - I'm glad you're here. I work with clients to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and travel phobias; to navigate grief, life transitions, and relationship issues; and to establish a healthy sense of self that doesn't change with other people's opinions. I also work with individuals who aren't sure at first what they want to work on but have a vague sense that they aren't as happy as they want to be. Whatever the concern, we explore it in a safe and relaxed atmosphere and agree together on a plan to move forward.
(202) 931-0849 
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Washington, DC 20011
Offers online therapy
Amy Killy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy services to individuals and families in the Washington metropolitan area. With an interactive style, I use a positive, solution-focused approach and provide a non-judgemental atmosphere that allows for opportunities to decompress, reflect and problem solve. My 20 years of experience as a high school counselor at local independent schools has given me necessary insights into the lives of emerging adults and those who parent them.
(240) 219-6778 
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Washington, DC 20015
Offers online therapy
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A Fresh Start Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
6/21/2022- Happy Summer! Enjoy yourself and stay safe. Please know that we are here to help. We are a small business that works hard to respond to inquiries. Due to the increased need for mental and behavioral health services, we are only accepting new clients on a case by case basis. A courtesy consultation may be scheduled within 72 hours of your call or email.
(202) 831-7039 
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Washington, DC 20015
Offers online therapy
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Hayley Gould
Counselor, MS/EdS, LGPC, NCC
Verified
During life’s difficult moments, we tend to ask ourselves ‘why.’ Why did this happen? Why am I feeling this way? Why am I not enough? You are not your worries. Life does not have to be dominated by consistent anxiety, fear, and painful thoughts. Together we can work to help you live a more fulfilling life. I am a firm believer that we are always learning, growing, and evolving. Through the exploration of your values and life experiences you can gain insight into who you are and answer some of the “whys” you may ask yourself.
(202) 978-7251 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Sandra Piedrahita
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, feel stuck, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a safe space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential.
(512) 410-1553 
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Thrive Mind & Body
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
You just want to get through the day without thinking about the bad, stop overthinking, or feeling overwhelmed. Wondering what it takes to feel motivated again or not feel alone even when you are in a room full of people. Perhaps something is missing in your relationships or feeling you have imposter syndrome in your career. You just want to get through the day without feeling paralyzed or having fear about the future. It may feel so difficult to get back to the excitement you once had.
(415) 943-0340 
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Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
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Duncan Krieger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
People who find their way to my practice are ready for something more in their lives. Whether your focus is on the quality of your relationships, the state of your career or the satisfaction and pleasure that you find in other parts of your life, you've found your way here because you are ready to make a change. We can't always see our way to reaching what we want on our own. With a mindful approach, compassion, experience and training, I can help you find traction on the path that is truly yours.
(202) 793-7577 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Carl D Siegel
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD
Verified
I've been working with stressed out, overworked, anxious and depressed Washingtonians for over 25 years and call me crazy but I still love the work. It's such a privilege to work with an amazing diversity of smart interesting people! While I have been trained in a variety of different therapeutic modalities I've learned the most from my clients. About half of my caseload is working with couples primarily using the Imago relationship therapy approach. The rest of my client load is working with individual adults and relationship groups for men. Men really flourish in these relationship groups.
(202) 836-6168 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Jessica N Canty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
If you have experienced generational trauma, grief and loss, career challenges, work life balance challenges, and self-esteem issues, you need a therapist who is committed to supporting you in changing the narrative of your life. When we work together you will discover and pursue your life’s passions.
(301) 467-3863 
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Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
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Sara Mindel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Satisfaction, joy and self-awareness are key elements to a fulfilling life. Although that seems easier said than done, I believe that we can find these elements with encouraging support and guidance. I am a committed, compassionate therapist who is ready to help you uncover your inner strengths to make the changes you want and live a more gratifying life. I believe that we all take a journey to find ourselves, but it becomes even more difficult when we are burdened by depression, addiction and/or trauma. Finding the right fit can help us get through difficult times, creating positive relationship is paramount to our happiness.
(202) 670-5950 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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The Crone Esquivel Group, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAR, MEd, LPC
Verified
If you are seeking to enhance your life by building connection, confidence, character, and community, we invite you to contact us so we can begin the journey together. We work, primarily, from a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, which is a short-term, results-oriented method. Our clinicians use multiple counseling methodologies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and others.
(202) 875-5176 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Jill Fay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
We all feel stuck at times. I believe this experience can result from an unhelpful pattern developed over time, and in addition to feeling lost or unfulfilled, we may find ourselves having emotional or behavioral concerns. From a non-judgmental space, I offer a supportive environment to connect while we work together to uncover the patterns that may contribute to pain and problems in your daily life. It is my aim to help illuminate different ways of being so that you may experience less pain, more satisfaction, and a greater quality of life.
(202) 759-3174 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Charles Harney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
Do you feel stuck in life, unable to move forward, to grow? Life can feel out of control leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, loneliness, isolation and boredom. These feelings can lead to unhealthy coping skills and acting out with drugs, alcohol, sex, food, spending, gambling, etc. I focus on helping my clients regain control and develop healthy coping skills. My practice combines cognitive behavioral therapy with motivational interviewing and mindfulness to help find solutions in the here and now.
(202) 831-3804 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Achieving Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
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.
(301) 691-3874 
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Washington, DC 20017
Offers online therapy
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Elizabeth Tschoegl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MSc
Verified
Finding a therapist can be tough. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed. Maybe life has thrown more at you than you think you can handle, or your usual coping strategies are failing. Using humor and a collaborative approach, we can tackle these challenges together. Drawing on your own innate resilience and capacity to change, I hope to give confidence to the belief that change is possible and that you can feel better.
(202) 618-3044 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Shari Matray
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is central to effective therapy. Using an approach built on empathy, openness, and warmth, I provide an environment where you can say anything that comes to mind and be yourself more fully and authentically. When we have our experiences heard and validated by another, it enhances our understanding and acceptance of ourselves. Working from a psychodynamic framework, I believe it is important to learn about our early life experiences and how that impacts our current emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.
(202) 952-9305 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Sandhya Wilhelm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Seeking help is the most challenging thing that most of us will ever do. Armed with life skills, information, and knowledge, we are expected to have all the right answers. Even if we have endured familial, racial, or socio-economic struggles and barriers, we hesitate to seek assistance because of our conditioning to perfection. This pressure makes it that much harder to speak with an absolute stranger and pour out all our life’s troubles. However, if that stranger is a genuine listener, makes us feel safe, and compassionately transitions us from pain to healing, it becomes easier to let that person in on our helplessness.
(202) 900-3254 
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Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Washington are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Washington then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Washington, or Child Psychologists in Washington.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Washington psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Washington specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.