Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Brandy Engler - Silver Lake Psychology--Washington D.C. location, PsyD, Psychologist
Silver Lake Psychology--Washington D.C. location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(202) 949-3034 View (202) 949-3034
Photo of Samira Pizarro, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Samira Pizarro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Samira Pizaro is a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to motivating change, creating healthier habits, and building a safe space for clients. You can trust Samira will be purpose-driven and practical around your care needs and treatment planning. Her approach toward accessible, well-rounded mental health care includes challenging negative thinking with insightful questioning and value-oriented goal setting so you can maintain the healthiest version of yourself. With Samira, you will explore what your values are and find ways to use those values to stay committed to your goals.
Samira Pizaro is a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to motivating change, creating healthier habits, and building a safe space for clients. You can trust Samira will be purpose-driven and practical around your care needs and treatment planning. Her approach toward accessible, well-rounded mental health care includes challenging negative thinking with insightful questioning and value-oriented goal setting so you can maintain the healthiest version of yourself. With Samira, you will explore what your values are and find ways to use those values to stay committed to your goals.
(202) 980-4192 View (202) 980-4192
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Adriana P. Robertson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
My therapy work is focused on emotional health and wellbeing. I work individually with clients and tailor treatment to best fit each person's concerns, character and goals. I do this by integrating insight-oriented treatment and establishing new ways of being in the present. This combines the exploration of long-standing maladaptive patterns and a focus on present-day functioning. I help also people examine and improve relationship dynamics.
My therapy work is focused on emotional health and wellbeing. I work individually with clients and tailor treatment to best fit each person's concerns, character and goals. I do this by integrating insight-oriented treatment and establishing new ways of being in the present. This combines the exploration of long-standing maladaptive patterns and a focus on present-day functioning. I help also people examine and improve relationship dynamics.
(202) 499-6057 View (202) 499-6057
Photo of Maria Antonia Alfonso, MS, LPC, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maria Antonia Alfonso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the aftermath of a breakup? Feeling the weight of trauma history in your relationships? or Are you navigating the complexities of sexual health challenges, like issues related to gender, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, or living with HIV/AIDS? Do you want healthy and fulfilling relationships and would like to create a more balanced life, that includes sexual pleasure and sexual safety as well, but don’t know how to start? You have landed on the right profile! Schedule a free consultation with me now.
Are you struggling with the aftermath of a breakup? Feeling the weight of trauma history in your relationships? or Are you navigating the complexities of sexual health challenges, like issues related to gender, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, or living with HIV/AIDS? Do you want healthy and fulfilling relationships and would like to create a more balanced life, that includes sexual pleasure and sexual safety as well, but don’t know how to start? You have landed on the right profile! Schedule a free consultation with me now.
(866) 779-3045 View (866) 779-3045
Photo of Maury L. Joseph, PsyD, MPsy, Psychologist
Maury L. Joseph
Psychologist, PsyD, MPsy
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
The problems that bring us to therapy often start as solutions to life's problems, our best efforts to get by in a difficult world. When these solutions stop working, and when depression and anxiety break through despite our best efforts to cope, it is wise to seek help. You are giving yourself a gift in doing so.
The problems that bring us to therapy often start as solutions to life's problems, our best efforts to get by in a difficult world. When these solutions stop working, and when depression and anxiety break through despite our best efforts to cope, it is wise to seek help. You are giving yourself a gift in doing so.
(202) 968-2530 View (202) 968-2530
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Erica Shawn Merson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I have a particular passion for working with university students and young-middle aged adults who are figuring out and navigating their next "chapter" of life. I aim to help individuals capitalize on their strengths and work with their limitations, change their responses to interpersonal problems, and help them form new and improved healthy relationships and ways of relating to their world that does not repeat previously unhealthy patterns. By bringing support, encouragement, humor, and a nonjudgmental perspective to our work together, I meet clients where they are. My goal is to make my clients feel heard, understood, and BETTER!
I have a particular passion for working with university students and young-middle aged adults who are figuring out and navigating their next "chapter" of life. I aim to help individuals capitalize on their strengths and work with their limitations, change their responses to interpersonal problems, and help them form new and improved healthy relationships and ways of relating to their world that does not repeat previously unhealthy patterns. By bringing support, encouragement, humor, and a nonjudgmental perspective to our work together, I meet clients where they are. My goal is to make my clients feel heard, understood, and BETTER!
(973) 828-8191 View (973) 828-8191
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Sheryl Aaron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Whether you're struggling with relationships, navigating life transitions, feeling paralyzed by depression or anxiety, or trying to overcome trauma, I'd like to help you feel less stuck and more empowered to live a healthier, more meaningful life. Clients say they appreciate my warmth, humor and collaborative style as we tackle the sometimes difficult work of therapy as a team.
Whether you're struggling with relationships, navigating life transitions, feeling paralyzed by depression or anxiety, or trying to overcome trauma, I'd like to help you feel less stuck and more empowered to live a healthier, more meaningful life. Clients say they appreciate my warmth, humor and collaborative style as we tackle the sometimes difficult work of therapy as a team.
(202) 999-3386 View (202) 999-3386
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Towanda Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, DSW, LMFT, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I enjoy working with clients who are seeking counseling for the first time and those who are looking for a therapeutic relationship. Many of my clients range in age from adolescence to seniors. Jackson Marriage and Family Counseling offer brief and intensive psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
I enjoy working with clients who are seeking counseling for the first time and those who are looking for a therapeutic relationship. Many of my clients range in age from adolescence to seniors. Jackson Marriage and Family Counseling offer brief and intensive psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
(202) 998-6026 View (202) 998-6026
Photo of Brandy Engler - Silver Lake Psychology--Washington DC location, PsyD, Psychologist
Silver Lake Psychology--Washington DC location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(202) 918-3447 View (202) 918-3447
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Sarah Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Many of us find ourselves struggling with persistent feelings, patterns, and reactions that hold us back. Perhaps you’ve tried psychotherapy before, and you have a good understanding of your problems but they haven’t changed. Or perhaps you 'know' that you are capable, worthy, and appreciated by others, but at your core, you don't feel this way. I believe that much of the time, symptoms develop from negative life experiences that have not been fully resolved.
Many of us find ourselves struggling with persistent feelings, patterns, and reactions that hold us back. Perhaps you’ve tried psychotherapy before, and you have a good understanding of your problems but they haven’t changed. Or perhaps you 'know' that you are capable, worthy, and appreciated by others, but at your core, you don't feel this way. I believe that much of the time, symptoms develop from negative life experiences that have not been fully resolved.
(571) 222-6624 View (571) 222-6624
Photo of Terah Ryan, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Terah Ryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Welcome— I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Terah Ryan, a Clinical Social Worker and therapist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. It’s my commitment to create a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, patterns, and relationships to create a more meaningful self. I work with adults of all ages experiencing concerns such as chronic illness, grief, loss, relationship or family issues, anxiety, and troublesome or stressful life transitions. My clients find me to be supportive, collaborative, and direct. I also have substantial experience working with healthcare professionals and supporting caregivers of loved ones.
Welcome— I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Terah Ryan, a Clinical Social Worker and therapist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. It’s my commitment to create a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, patterns, and relationships to create a more meaningful self. I work with adults of all ages experiencing concerns such as chronic illness, grief, loss, relationship or family issues, anxiety, and troublesome or stressful life transitions. My clients find me to be supportive, collaborative, and direct. I also have substantial experience working with healthcare professionals and supporting caregivers of loved ones.
(202) 883-4787 View (202) 883-4787
Photo of Nathan Luecking, MA, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nathan Luecking
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20017  (Online Only)
Life transitions and stressors, anxiety, depression, and trauma can often get in the way of feeling like yourself and doing what is best for you. These barriers can mean losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, regularly feeling burned out or on edge, feeling disconnected from your friends and family, or simply not feeling like yourself. With my confidential, professional, and supportive care, we can understand and treat your mood-related symptoms.
Life transitions and stressors, anxiety, depression, and trauma can often get in the way of feeling like yourself and doing what is best for you. These barriers can mean losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, regularly feeling burned out or on edge, feeling disconnected from your friends and family, or simply not feeling like yourself. With my confidential, professional, and supportive care, we can understand and treat your mood-related symptoms.
(202) 972-4887 View (202) 972-4887
Photo of Karen Garman, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Karen Garman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
I work with adults, adolescents and children to create a safe space in which to explore and understand struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and cultivate fulfilling relationships. I bring my understanding of development across the life span, listening skills, and a commitment to help each individual feel understood, supported, and challenged to move toward healing, growth, and the change they desire.
I work with adults, adolescents and children to create a safe space in which to explore and understand struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and cultivate fulfilling relationships. I bring my understanding of development across the life span, listening skills, and a commitment to help each individual feel understood, supported, and challenged to move toward healing, growth, and the change they desire.
(202) 729-9092 View (202) 729-9092
Photo of Chiara Abbatelli, PsyD, Psychological Associate
Chiara Abbatelli
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Italian, bilingual, psychology associate in Washington D.C. and I provide therapy to young adults, adults, and seniors. I have experience working with diverse clinical populations and a broad spectrum of issues, with an emphasis on trauma and posttraumatic disorders, anxiety and depression, perinatal mood disorders, multicultural concerns, interpersonal and familial difficulties. I am a certified EMDR therapist, and I integrate this approach in my practice to help clients heal from traumatic or adverse life experiences.
I am an Italian, bilingual, psychology associate in Washington D.C. and I provide therapy to young adults, adults, and seniors. I have experience working with diverse clinical populations and a broad spectrum of issues, with an emphasis on trauma and posttraumatic disorders, anxiety and depression, perinatal mood disorders, multicultural concerns, interpersonal and familial difficulties. I am a certified EMDR therapist, and I integrate this approach in my practice to help clients heal from traumatic or adverse life experiences.
(202) 873-1108 View (202) 873-1108
Photo of Chris Quam Sherman, LPC, LCPC, ERYT200, CPT, GFI, Licensed Professional Counselor
Chris Quam Sherman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, ERYT200, CPT, GFI
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
What if the things that always made you different (ie your neurodivergence, gender identity, sexual orientation) were not an indicator that you were wrong or broken? Who you are is a gift. You do not have to hide or become less of who you are. Through therapy we will uncover and use your unique strengths to move towards growth and healing.
What if the things that always made you different (ie your neurodivergence, gender identity, sexual orientation) were not an indicator that you were wrong or broken? Who you are is a gift. You do not have to hide or become less of who you are. Through therapy we will uncover and use your unique strengths to move towards growth and healing.
(202) 516-7609 View (202) 516-7609
Photo of Marina Barbosa, LPC, MEdPsy, MHW, Counselor
Marina Barbosa
Counselor, LPC, MEdPsy, MHW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Struggling with stress, anxiety, or trauma? Women and children deserve a safe space to heal and thrive. As a specialized therapist, I offer compassionate, engaging, and insight-based support tailored to your unique needs. Whether navigating pressure, stress, anxiety, relationship trauma, or personal challenges, I am here to help you find resilience and peace. Together, we'll discover strategies to navigate difficult times, build inner strength, and foster healthier relationships. My approach is centered on empowering you to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilling life. Let's work together towards a brighter, more empowered future
Struggling with stress, anxiety, or trauma? Women and children deserve a safe space to heal and thrive. As a specialized therapist, I offer compassionate, engaging, and insight-based support tailored to your unique needs. Whether navigating pressure, stress, anxiety, relationship trauma, or personal challenges, I am here to help you find resilience and peace. Together, we'll discover strategies to navigate difficult times, build inner strength, and foster healthier relationships. My approach is centered on empowering you to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilling life. Let's work together towards a brighter, more empowered future
(202) 318-1931 View (202) 318-1931
Photo of Brian Heenan - Brian Heenan, MSW, LGSW @Our Collective, MSW, LGSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brian Heenan, MSW, LGSW @Our Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Are anxious thoughts causing your thoughts and feelings to spiral? Does the mention of conflict make your stomach churn? Are you just overall feeling stuck? These problems are complex and painful, affecting your emotions and your personal and professional life.
Are anxious thoughts causing your thoughts and feelings to spiral? Does the mention of conflict make your stomach churn? Are you just overall feeling stuck? These problems are complex and painful, affecting your emotions and your personal and professional life.
(202) 935-7907 View (202) 935-7907
Photo of Brandy Engler - Silver Lake Psychology--Washington DC location, PsyD, Psychologist
Silver Lake Psychology--Washington DC location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(202) 991-3191 View (202) 991-3191
Photo of Kate Lieberman, PhD, Psychologist
Kate Lieberman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Psychological evaluations are my area of expertise and passion. My goal when conducting assessments is to identify an individual’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide recommendations for treatment, work and/or school, interpersonal relationships, and daily living. In the context of assessments, I can provide diagnoses and second opinions. A diagnosis is only one aspect of the process, however, and I emphasize understanding underlying cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal processes, and how these combine and manifest in daily life.
Psychological evaluations are my area of expertise and passion. My goal when conducting assessments is to identify an individual’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide recommendations for treatment, work and/or school, interpersonal relationships, and daily living. In the context of assessments, I can provide diagnoses and second opinions. A diagnosis is only one aspect of the process, however, and I emphasize understanding underlying cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal processes, and how these combine and manifest in daily life.
(202) 751-3415 View (202) 751-3415
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Matthew R Schottland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively.
I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively.
(732) 751-4552 View (732) 751-4552

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:

93% 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

55% In Person and Online
45% 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.