Therapists in Washington, DC

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Dr. Pooja Datta
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20004
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the DMV and currently offering therapy and evaluation services out of my office in Downtown DC/Penn Quarter area and virtually. I provide individual psychotherapy with a strong skill-set in trauma-informed care for adolescents, young adults, adults, and women of color. I draw from my background in cognitive-behavioral skills training, family systems, and relational-cultural therapy. My approach is best described as warm, direct, and collaborative. Please reach out to me via email or phone call for a consultation to see if I could be a good fit for your needs.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the DMV and currently offering therapy and evaluation services out of my office in Downtown DC/Penn Quarter area and virtually. I provide individual psychotherapy with a strong skill-set in trauma-informed care for adolescents, young adults, adults, and women of color. I draw from my background in cognitive-behavioral skills training, family systems, and relational-cultural therapy. My approach is best described as warm, direct, and collaborative. Please reach out to me via email or phone call for a consultation to see if I could be a good fit for your needs.
(202) 902-7151 View (202) 902-7151
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The Healing Palace
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Congratulations on beginning your journey of Healing! The Healing Palace is here to support you on your journey. We help our clients navigate life by providing realistic, healthy coping tools that can be applied in various settings in life.
Congratulations on beginning your journey of Healing! The Healing Palace is here to support you on your journey. We help our clients navigate life by providing realistic, healthy coping tools that can be applied in various settings in life.
(844) 293-4208 x800 View (844) 293-4208 x800
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Kathy A. Johns
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
Life presents us with pain and conflict that we have trouble navigating alone. Why is it that we often find ourselves in scenarios that seem to repeat themselves, even though we want differently?
Life presents us with pain and conflict that we have trouble navigating alone. Why is it that we often find ourselves in scenarios that seem to repeat themselves, even though we want differently?
(206) 309-6260 View (206) 309-6260
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Chasity Deal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Chasity is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She is licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Washington D.C. Chasity’s therapy style is warm, open, non-judgmental, and collaborative. She fosters self-determination and resiliency in her clients to create self-confidence, accountability, and growth. She also engages in a psycho-educational approach to therapy, providing information and awareness to the client about their triggers, patterns, or behaviors that create stronger outcomes towards goal setting and achieving goals.
Chasity is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She is licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Washington D.C. Chasity’s therapy style is warm, open, non-judgmental, and collaborative. She fosters self-determination and resiliency in her clients to create self-confidence, accountability, and growth. She also engages in a psycho-educational approach to therapy, providing information and awareness to the client about their triggers, patterns, or behaviors that create stronger outcomes towards goal setting and achieving goals.
(202) 972-4839 View (202) 972-4839
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Debra Zatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LICSW, BCPsa
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I treat individuals and couples who present with a range of needs, from debilitating eating disorders to mild anxiety and to issues that cannot be described in five words or less. I see the whole person rather than a group of symptoms with the recognition that people are complex and that most of us have difficulties in one or more areas of our lives. I work to help people become more integrated which, I believe, helps them lead more fulfilling lives. Life isn't so easy sometimes, but through insight change is possible.
I treat individuals and couples who present with a range of needs, from debilitating eating disorders to mild anxiety and to issues that cannot be described in five words or less. I see the whole person rather than a group of symptoms with the recognition that people are complex and that most of us have difficulties in one or more areas of our lives. I work to help people become more integrated which, I believe, helps them lead more fulfilling lives. Life isn't so easy sometimes, but through insight change is possible.
(202) 643-9909 View (202) 643-9909
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Victoria Harley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
17 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
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Suzanne K Haddad
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
We all have complicated personal stories that have led us to where we are in life. Your unique thoughts, fears, desires and emotions can affect the quality of your daily experiences and cause you to repeat unhealthy patterns.
We all have complicated personal stories that have led us to where we are in life. Your unique thoughts, fears, desires and emotions can affect the quality of your daily experiences and cause you to repeat unhealthy patterns.
(202) 559-1126 View (202) 559-1126
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Elizabeth Blocker Ebaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008
After 26 years of practice I see my ideal client as one who is ready for change. Ultimately, life is the method by which we grow. I work with a variety of tools to meet each client where they are. I have faith that we can all meet the challenges within ourselves and in life and find the inner capacity to move forward. My clients have ranged from those healing from a recent or historical trauma to those wanting life coaching. I have a holistic/systemic vision of my clients and enjoy working with body, mind spirit when appropriate.
After 26 years of practice I see my ideal client as one who is ready for change. Ultimately, life is the method by which we grow. I work with a variety of tools to meet each client where they are. I have faith that we can all meet the challenges within ourselves and in life and find the inner capacity to move forward. My clients have ranged from those healing from a recent or historical trauma to those wanting life coaching. I have a holistic/systemic vision of my clients and enjoy working with body, mind spirit when appropriate.
(301) 852-7515 View (301) 852-7515
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Madison Myrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou. Life is full or twists and turns. However, you can build resilience and empower yourself by recognizing your strength and committing to your own well-being. It takes courage to seek help, do the work, and move forward - I commend you and welcome you! Throughout my practice I have enjoyed working with adolescents and adults.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou. Life is full or twists and turns. However, you can build resilience and empower yourself by recognizing your strength and committing to your own well-being. It takes courage to seek help, do the work, and move forward - I commend you and welcome you! Throughout my practice I have enjoyed working with adolescents and adults.
(866) 967-4166 View (866) 967-4166
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Dyuti Ganesh
Psychological Associate, LPA, MPS
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Hello! Congratulations on taking this step in your mental wellness journey. When navigating through transitions, relationships, intersectionality, and other challenging aspects of life, you may find that you encounter new or unfamiliar emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. These moments in which you are faced with change involve intention and care. Therapy allows you to enter a safe, warm, and compassionate space to address the experiences that have brought you to where you are today with the hope that in time, you can begin to gain awareness and fulfillment, develop your identity, and deepen your understanding of what makes you, you.
Hello! Congratulations on taking this step in your mental wellness journey. When navigating through transitions, relationships, intersectionality, and other challenging aspects of life, you may find that you encounter new or unfamiliar emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. These moments in which you are faced with change involve intention and care. Therapy allows you to enter a safe, warm, and compassionate space to address the experiences that have brought you to where you are today with the hope that in time, you can begin to gain awareness and fulfillment, develop your identity, and deepen your understanding of what makes you, you.
(202) 933-5065 View (202) 933-5065
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Di Lauro & Associates Counseling, PLLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Latrice brings a wealth of expertise in addressing a diverse range of challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem issues, occupational challenges and stress, substance use disorder, and physical disabilities. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, warmth, and trust, creating a collaborative space for clients to explore and embrace their feelings and experiences. Latrice plays a crucial role in helping clients understand themselves, their past, relationships, and self-awareness, fostering authenticity and life transformation.
Latrice brings a wealth of expertise in addressing a diverse range of challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem issues, occupational challenges and stress, substance use disorder, and physical disabilities. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, warmth, and trust, creating a collaborative space for clients to explore and embrace their feelings and experiences. Latrice plays a crucial role in helping clients understand themselves, their past, relationships, and self-awareness, fostering authenticity and life transformation.
(855) 629-2418 View (855) 629-2418
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Susan Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I specialize in working with young adults on up as well as couples. facing challenges they are wanting to manage more effectively. The goal of therapy in my view is to help people access their best selves by learning to identify and work with their strengths along with impediments as they meet life's challenges with greater confidence and self awareness. Therapy is both an art and a science . Consequently I integrate cutting edge approaches utilizing neuroscience integrated with other modalities to provide meaningful and effective treatment.
I specialize in working with young adults on up as well as couples. facing challenges they are wanting to manage more effectively. The goal of therapy in my view is to help people access their best selves by learning to identify and work with their strengths along with impediments as they meet life's challenges with greater confidence and self awareness. Therapy is both an art and a science . Consequently I integrate cutting edge approaches utilizing neuroscience integrated with other modalities to provide meaningful and effective treatment.
(202) 659-3681 View (202) 659-3681
Photo of Reuben Steele, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Reuben Steele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
I believe that people can transform their thoughts, feelings, lives and relationships when provided with the right support. Newfound strength, resilience and growth often emerge from places where deep hurt and pain once existed. My therapeutic style incorporates compassion, kindness, hope, humor and spirituality. I strive to create a welcoming and safe environment which may reduce fear and make sharing easier. Seeking help is a sign of strength and courage that I acknowledge and celebrate. Therapy involves honesty, self-discovery, empowerment and accountability. It can help shift your perspective and supply relief and freedom.
I believe that people can transform their thoughts, feelings, lives and relationships when provided with the right support. Newfound strength, resilience and growth often emerge from places where deep hurt and pain once existed. My therapeutic style incorporates compassion, kindness, hope, humor and spirituality. I strive to create a welcoming and safe environment which may reduce fear and make sharing easier. Seeking help is a sign of strength and courage that I acknowledge and celebrate. Therapy involves honesty, self-discovery, empowerment and accountability. It can help shift your perspective and supply relief and freedom.
(202) 517-9890 View (202) 517-9890
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Le'Marus Alston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Life is a journey consisting of decisions about which route to take and who to ask for directions. Each of us encounter roadblocks like relationship issues, significant loss, or major life transitions. Sometimes, we find ourselves traveling this path with fears, anxieties, insecurities, and shame. If you have noticed these roadblocks then you are reading this at the right time, because I am committed to being with you on your unique, journey. As you contemplate whether individual therapy could be beneficial for you, consider whether you are fulfilled in your work, in your connection to others, or through your capacity to recharge.
Life is a journey consisting of decisions about which route to take and who to ask for directions. Each of us encounter roadblocks like relationship issues, significant loss, or major life transitions. Sometimes, we find ourselves traveling this path with fears, anxieties, insecurities, and shame. If you have noticed these roadblocks then you are reading this at the right time, because I am committed to being with you on your unique, journey. As you contemplate whether individual therapy could be beneficial for you, consider whether you are fulfilled in your work, in your connection to others, or through your capacity to recharge.
(202) 915-0878 View (202) 915-0878
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Kara O'Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
Waitlist for new clients
When life becomes hard, painful, stressful, or traumatic, as it sometimes will, a person needs both new tools and new support. I specialize in helping people heal from the past and thrive in the present. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples to reduce their suffering and find their resilience when they have been experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and health struggles.
When life becomes hard, painful, stressful, or traumatic, as it sometimes will, a person needs both new tools and new support. I specialize in helping people heal from the past and thrive in the present. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples to reduce their suffering and find their resilience when they have been experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and health struggles.
(202) 915-8990 View (202) 915-8990
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Fiona Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Would you like to live a more balanced and fulfilling life and know something needs to change but are not sure where to begin? I help adults gain the insight they need to re-work patterns and beliefs in order to discover who they are and what they want. My style is warm, genuine, and collaborative and my work is rooted in effective therapy techniques with a spirit of creativity. Some of the issues I address include: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders and body image, relationships, creative and career fulfillment, and navigating life transitions and existential dilemmas. Read more at www.fionagriffintherapy.com.
Would you like to live a more balanced and fulfilling life and know something needs to change but are not sure where to begin? I help adults gain the insight they need to re-work patterns and beliefs in order to discover who they are and what they want. My style is warm, genuine, and collaborative and my work is rooted in effective therapy techniques with a spirit of creativity. Some of the issues I address include: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders and body image, relationships, creative and career fulfillment, and navigating life transitions and existential dilemmas. Read more at www.fionagriffintherapy.com.
(202) 946-6254 View (202) 946-6254
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The Heights Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CEMDR, RYT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
At The Heights Counseling and Wellness, we understand that the process of wellness can often be a daunting journey. It can feel like you are alone, climbing uphill, without the necessary support to keep moving forward. ​Whether it's seeking individual counseling during challenging times; desiring to begin a journey of wellness; or looking to support your staff, The Heights Counseling and Wellness will customize services to your unique needs. At The Heights we offer a variety of services all under one roof, including counseling and psychotherapy, wellness coaching, yoga, fitness & nutrition training, and wellness workshops.
At The Heights Counseling and Wellness, we understand that the process of wellness can often be a daunting journey. It can feel like you are alone, climbing uphill, without the necessary support to keep moving forward. ​Whether it's seeking individual counseling during challenging times; desiring to begin a journey of wellness; or looking to support your staff, The Heights Counseling and Wellness will customize services to your unique needs. At The Heights we offer a variety of services all under one roof, including counseling and psychotherapy, wellness coaching, yoga, fitness & nutrition training, and wellness workshops.
(202) 831-2463 View (202) 831-2463
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Catherine Kaplan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I received my graduate degree from New York University and I am an experienced professional therapist for individuals, couples, and families trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. I specialize in relationship issues within the family, couple, and/or individual, improving the understanding of oneself and their relationship to others. I track the impact of family history on relationships, and the complex patterns of interaction that play out within relationships to help re-establish better connections and form better pathways to healthier communication.
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I received my graduate degree from New York University and I am an experienced professional therapist for individuals, couples, and families trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. I specialize in relationship issues within the family, couple, and/or individual, improving the understanding of oneself and their relationship to others. I track the impact of family history on relationships, and the complex patterns of interaction that play out within relationships to help re-establish better connections and form better pathways to healthier communication.
(202) 519-1709 View (202) 519-1709
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Imani Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Bowie state University graduate (2019) and Pre licensed professional serving clients in DC area by virtual appointment for your convenience . Currently under supervision at Vision ,Hope and Healing LLC . a black owned virtual private therapeutic practice e specializing in helping you become the best you. If you are ready for change and growth ,emotional regulation and sound intervention you have come to the right place. No WAIT LIST .
Bowie state University graduate (2019) and Pre licensed professional serving clients in DC area by virtual appointment for your convenience . Currently under supervision at Vision ,Hope and Healing LLC . a black owned virtual private therapeutic practice e specializing in helping you become the best you. If you are ready for change and growth ,emotional regulation and sound intervention you have come to the right place. No WAIT LIST .
(202) 933-6407 View (202) 933-6407
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Dustin Winkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome anyone into my practice who is interested in making sustainable life changes, Here & NOW. I've been lucky to work with a diverse client population in a variety of clinical settings and specialities including private practice, children & families, adolescents, young adults, healthcare, rural and urban, inpatient and outpatient, dual diagnoses, LGBTQIA, and community mental health across three states and the District of Columbia. All of my experiences have deepened my understanding of the regional, socioeconomic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity where I live. Change is possible for everyone. I can help.
I welcome anyone into my practice who is interested in making sustainable life changes, Here & NOW. I've been lucky to work with a diverse client population in a variety of clinical settings and specialities including private practice, children & families, adolescents, young adults, healthcare, rural and urban, inpatient and outpatient, dual diagnoses, LGBTQIA, and community mental health across three states and the District of Columbia. All of my experiences have deepened my understanding of the regional, socioeconomic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity where I live. Change is possible for everyone. I can help.
(202) 935-7804 View (202) 935-7804

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.