Therapists in Washington, DC

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Elsa P Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, My name is Elsa Mendez and I am a LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) in DC. I have worked with different populations in the DC and Maryland areas. I received my bachelor's in psychology from Towson University and my master's in Social Work from Catholic University of America. I have worked and interned at different nonprofits in DC such as Neighbor's Consejo,  Latin American Youth Center and St. Ann's Center For Children, Youth, and Families.
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Washington, DC 20005
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Karen Coad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you worry too much about every possible thing? Are you ready to quiet your mind and stop the constant overthinking? Have you noticed that your worry is affecting your relationship with your partner, your job performance or even the way you parent? If you are feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of our chaotic, noisy world- I get it and can help.
(540) 779-1405
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Washington, DC 20011
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Valerie Lovenheim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHC
Verified
Verified
As a licensed therapist I provide my clients the respect, privacy, and confidentiality that I believe every human being deserves. I focus on creating a safe and nurturing environment, free of judgment and criticism, where you can search within to find your own answers through greater self-awareness and self-directed growth. My goal is to help you gain insight and understanding of your capabilities and choices in life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or if you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you.
(202) 601-3890
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Washington, DC 20009
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Ryan Maddock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal as a therapist is to help you find the best ways to navigate your needs in a safe space. I will help you to engage in and to incorporate self-care into your day to day life. Have you recently felt like your life was changed forever? Have you experienced a loss of a job or a loved one or are currently in crisis? Are you feeling lost or anxious?
(202) 915-6273
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Washington, DC 20001
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Jamie Hunt
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC, RDN, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Does feeling guilt, shame, and unworthiness take up all your free time and you feel you can’t stop these thoughts? You are not alone. I understand how difficult this makes life for you- from difficulty concentrating, low energy, avoiding interactions with others, to issues with intimacy in dating/relationships and feeling like you don't fit in. With me, you will learn to identify unhealthy thoughts, habits, and patterns to safely challenge and replace those negative thoughts. You will experience relief from being your own worst critic, improved comfort in socializing with others and feel better about yourself overall.
(202) 915-9131
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Washington, DC 20036
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Rafael Malaga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
No matter how difficult your current circumstances may feel, psychotherapy can help you identify what is holding you back and help you develop the right strategies to feel connected with yourself and others. My goal in therapy is to assist you to find your own voice and to guide you to live life in your own terms.
(202) 999-3642
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Washington, DC 20009
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The Meltzer Center
PhD
The Meltzer Center provides a variety of low fee assessment and therapy mental health services to individuals within the Washington, DC metro area. We are located at George Washington University, near the Foggy Bottom metro. We offer evidence-based individual, family, group (see below for current group description), and couples therapy (CBT, etc.) to address a wide variety of psychological problems, relationship issues, and personal concerns.
(202) 618-5182
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Washington, DC 20006
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Peter Fritch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I offer trauma-informed, shame-free, LGBT-affirming, sex- and kink-positive therapy for each and every person I've had the honor of working with. My practice is grounded in choice and consent, safety, collaboration, trustworthiness, empowerment, and social justice. As a queer therapist and community mental health worker, I've had extensive experience with people struggling with life changes, anxiety, depression, mania, hearing voices, and OCD; with complex trauma and with substance use and addiction; with people diagnosed with personality disorders; and with TGNC youth. NOTE: Preference for new clients will be given to trauma/LGBTQ
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Washington, DC 20010
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Giovanna Di Lauro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS NOW VIA TELEHEALTH ONLY*** Safety and trust are key components to the working alliance between my clients and me. By creating a space of nonjudgement, compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard, we work together to develop a safe and trusting environment to explore life's struggles and victories.
(202) 849-9844
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Washington, DC 20006
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Olesya Van Dijck
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR-P, LGPC
Verified
Verified
Trauma and attachment issues can impact our body in ways that make us feel disconnected, often stuck in cycles of distress and suffering leading to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addictions. As a trauma-informed therapist and life-long yogini and artist, I help my clients to explore suppressed emotions and reconnect with their authentic selves through creative and embodied practices that reach beyond words. I use an integrative holistic approach to guide and empower my clients to strengthen their mind-body connection, activate their inner resources, and overcome unhealthy patterns to create more fulfillment and joy.
(202) 519-4854 x503
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Washington, DC 20036
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Daniel Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LISW-CP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is lived in the intersection where intentions and outcomes are determined by our actions. We are happy when our intentions match our outcomes... but when they do not, we can feel stressed, anxious, depressed, disappointed or even desperate. At such moments, it is helpful to speak to someone that can help us feel understood and find the courage to power forward.
(202) 931-7269
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Washington, DC 20006
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Amber R Cargill
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
**Due to COVID-19, all services are virtual.** The decision to engage in the process of seeking help or making change is one that takes courage. It is important that the professional you work with has an appreciation for your story and your context.
(703) 879-6616
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Washington, DC 20037
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Dorin Captari-Scirri
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, NCC, ACS, C-DBT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
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.
(202) 949-7141
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Washington, DC 20036
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Suzanne M Goldberg
Psychologist, DMH
Verified
Verified
In my experience of over 30years in clinical practice, I have learned to use a variety of approaches to help people with a broad range of life problems. I began with a grounding in psychoanalytic theory,tempered with an awareness of cultural and socio-economic differences, enhanced by a foundation in medicine. My way of working is to listen carefully to develop an understanding of each person's background, history and world view in order to help that person understand his/her motives, emotions,behavior in order to resolve conflicts and lead a more fulfilled life with more satisfying relationships.
(202) 643-4910
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Washington, DC 20009
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Robert G Hartford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, CSW, LSCP, EFT
Verified
Verified
As the only Licensed Systems-Centered* Therapist in the DC area, together we will explore how to get more of what you want. In a supportive, safe environment, you'll learn methods to reduce anxiety, depression and identify patterns that may have served you at one time but are not working now. Initially, sessions will be focused on: Exploring the issues that are important to you - determine goals you want to achieve. We will begin to develop trust, respect, and a personal connection so that you feel safe and understood. Marriage/couples work I am Certified EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapist.
(202) 600-8157
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Washington, DC 20036
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Robert Muller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you cling to habitual patterns of reaction and interaction that keep you from reaching your full social, romantic and career potential... If a traumatic life event or ongoing family conflict is overwhelming you... If depression, poorly controlled emotions or stifling self-consciousness are holding you back... It's time to take charge of your life again and begin the path to greater personal fulfillment. For more details on my background and how I work, consult my website at: RobMullerPhD.org. Please note, I am currently licensed in Washington, DC & New York.
(202) 596-7222
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Washington, DC 20005
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Carolyn Watson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Helping you heal, grow, and thrive is my passion. As a clinical therapist, it’s my privilege to hold space for clients as they unpack areas of concern, increase self-awareness, restore balance, and identify strengths they can cultivate to create sustainable change. My clientele come from diverse walks of life. Many are working professionals who are struggling to keep up with the busy demands of life and now feel ready to explore areas they are stuck.
(202) 831-4486
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Washington, DC 20009
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Mindfulness Journey Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are your fears so intense that they are preventing you from living the quality of life that you want? Are the compulsions so strong that you feel you need to do certain physical and/or mental compulsions to feel better for the moment, only to have the fear come back just as intense? Do you have intrusive thoughts that are so disturbing that you are afraid to tell anyone for fear they won't understand? I am here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your personal journeys.
(202) 793-7073
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Washington, DC 20001
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Betsy Mencher, Ph.D. and Associates, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Effective therapy provides the opportunity for a collaborative conversation about how to manage life's varied challenges and address any issues that are causing you distress. With a therapist as your guide, you can identify and understand your feelings better, gain insight into patterns of behavior that leave you frustrated and unsatisfied and develop the needed tools to manage emotions and communicate effectively. Our therapists have varied specialties and use an integrative and personalized approach to best serve the needs of each client.
(202) 760-2152 x297
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Washington, DC 20036
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Heidi Knoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If Self Help advice and strategies had been enough you probably would not be looking for a therapist. Those strategies make sense but are often very difficult to implement. The human psyche is a complicated mechanism which tends to resist change. Breaking problematic patterns of behavior and interactions with family, friends and in work environments is harder than it looks. Past history , fears and anxieties often contribute to making it difficult to make positive changes in ones life. My work with you includes examination of factors making it difficult to change and strengthening your resolve to make beneficial changes.
(202) 410-7660
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Washington, DC 20005
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What type of Washington mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Washington?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.