Therapists in Washington, DC

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Mix Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you been questioning your gender identity or sexuality? Or struggling with anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationships, or grief? Have you experienced trauma? Are you not quite sure what’s wrong? I’m here to work with you. My approach to therapy is eclectic and based on you and your goals. I will work with you as a teammate to identify the things that could be holding you back from the life you want to be living. Together we will identify which direction you want to go and how to get there.
(202) 403-2263
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Washington, DC 20002
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Phalasophy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LGPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
We are a collective of Black, queer, sex-positive, and neuroexpansive therapists, coaches, and consultants who specialize in trauma-informed, somatics-rooted, identity-affirming, and ancestral-based modalities. Our offerings include EMDR, reiki/energy healing, sex therapy, talk therapy, and somatic inquiry. We collaborate with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples, and communities throughout the diaspora looking to enhance connection, find freedom, practice compassion, and reclaim their power.
(202) 831-7967
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Washington, DC 20036
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Anna D'Avanzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Adolescence and young adulthood are some of the most formative and also challenging years of our lives. Your path forward might not always feel obvious or smooth. As a therapist, I provide a safe and empathetic environment for you to explore what matters to you most. The people I work with face challenges including life changes around school, college, and careers, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, and parent-child conflict. I also have years of experience helping clients work through past trauma. I also welcome the chance to work with the family members of my clients, if that is the right fit for you.
(202) 410-6796
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Washington, DC 20009
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Samuel A Gordon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with dolescents and adults striving to cope effectively with problems associated with depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, stress, and medical health issues.
(202) 516-7626
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Washington, DC 20008
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Andrea Yudell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
There are times that you might feel stuck in patterns that make life feel unsatisfying and empty. Maybe you feel depressed, anxious or in chronic pain. You may be negotiating a relationship or trying to adjust to a new job. Psychotherapy allows you the space to understand how your past and present intersect and what gets in the way of living life to your fullest while also helping you to tap into your inner resources. My approach is collaborative, thus giving you the space to reflect carefully. I work with you to develop better coping skills and help you to understand & manage complex feelings of anxiety or sadness.
(202) 759-7471
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Washington, DC 20036
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Kashawna Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I aim to provide a safe place to listen and understand my clients completely in an environment that is focused on healing and supportive techniques. Clients often appreciate my eagerness to understand their situations and provide an environment that provides support in a relaxed atmosphere. Through my years of experience, I have worked with clients and families overcoming trauma, domestic violence and clients that are looking for assistance in managing their depression and anxiety.
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Washington, DC 20006
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Mayra Figueroa-Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapists, Teacher and Healers:; Are you experiencing burn out? Numbness? Depression? Feeling like everyone gets the best of you but YOU? Your mind races all night long only to get up and show up next day. Yes, You are needed, but NOT at the expense of your Emotional and Physical wellbeing. You don't have to do "this" alone! So go ahead, make an appointment, I look forward to meeting you. I specialized in working Depression, Anxiety, simply or complex trauma that is getting in the way of fully living. Using Mindfulness, CBT, Meditations and EMDR we can move away from those symptoms and begin the HEALING process.
(202) 953-2511
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Washington, DC 20010
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Akoma Modalities to Better Behavioral Health LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We hold the key to all the answers we need on our journeys to self - actualization. In this day and time of fast-paced, quick stimulation and fixes gratification, we miss those opportunities to slow down and really listen to the our "spirit", our "gut instincts", the signs and signals our own body send to us to alert us when we are "out of balance" mentally and emotionally. As a result, we become clouded with doubts, mixed-messages, insecurity, etc. Right now, what is needed are those specific tools and strategies - just for you, in order to life to the fullest! Right Now! Let me help you in your journey to be the best you.
(703) 420-1117
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Washington, DC 20006
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Samantha B. Karlin
MA
Those who come to me are typically looking to become more confident and self assured, feel happier, communicate clearly and confidently, ease anxiety stemming from public speaking or interpersonal interaction, and/or find a fulfilling relationship or recover from a bad one. I am an action oriented coach, and use exercises and tangible tools to increase "stickiness," and forming of new neural pathways. I want to be clear that I am a coach, not a psychologist, therefore if you are experiencing any significant psychological difficulties, I suggest www.drhelenekarlin.com.
(202) 946-5820
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Washington, DC 20024
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Eclectic DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C, WPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I identify as an ethicist; a Womanist who advocates and practices feminist ideals, cultural humility through continuous learning, bodily integrity, reproductive justice, sex work is work, pacifism by utilizing non-violent resistance techniques. I believe children have rights, whistleblowers are vital in society, I embrace LGBTQ+, Black Lives Matter is factual, and representation matters. I practice mindfulness with the philosophy of ‘margin to center’ action. I embody, advocate, and support activism in action and respect of human rights. Neither ever ends, even when it is inconvenient or uncomfortable. We must remain firmly resolved
(202) 968-3652
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Washington, DC 20018
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Carrie Tiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is geared towards helping clients make choices and relate to others in ways that reinforce their feelings of autonomy, fulfillment, and peace. We engage to explore current situations and the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then develop strategies to help better manage situations or make decisions. Strategies we explore may include short term action plans as well as longer term resilience building to manage ongoing challenges. I will work with clients to develop new ways of interpreting difficulties, understanding others, and communicating that are in line with their own values and hopes.
(202) 935-7222
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Washington, DC 20036
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Suzanne A. Black
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA, NY, Washington, DC, over 25 years experience nationally/internationally. Eclectic approach tailored to the individual. Various modalities, solution-focused. Conduct online therapy. Training: Medical Ctr: Neuropsychology; UCLA postdoctoral fellowship: Emergency Room Psychiatry. Fmr Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Work w large range of cultures internationally, with embassies, international treaty organisations, university abroad programs, terrorist attack victims, PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, medical challenges, couples, group therapies, adults, adolescents.
(347) 754-3945
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Washington, DC 20009
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Daniela Vias
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work closely and collaboratively with you to explore emotions, process difficult experiences, identify feelings, and develop the skills you need to make effective changes. We will work together to establish the best course of treatment to meet your goals and needs. I help clients identify their problematic thinking patterns, develop coping mechanisms, and understand how past experiences affect their current functioning. I value the transformative nature of a strong therapeutic relationship. I have paired my passion for helping others and experience with multicultural and diverse populations into my counseling approach.
(202) 949-5841
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Washington, DC 20036
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Mickie Simon, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and families providing supportive psychotherapy to address life transitions, anxiety, depression, loss and parenting challenges. In addition, I also provide individual and group supervision for therapists and psychologists. After working at Johns Hopkins Child and Adolescent Clinic and then at Children's National Medical Center in Outpatient Psychiatry, I have been working in private practice for over fifteen years.
(202) 601-3272
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Washington, DC 20015
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Ralph Wood Wilson
PhD, ND, MS, NCCAOM
Strategizing. Deep change can be yours. Expanded options, CoherenceTherapy.org principles. Olympic level training for "Oops-Free Day." Helping you walk more freely. Dream Incubation. Hypnotherapy. Dr. Porges' new PolyVagal partnership (Unyte.com). "Teenage Brain" therapies. Attachment Amplification. Genetic testing. Somato-Emotional Release. Craniosacral therapy. Acupressure for Mind-Body trauma. Vetted referral network. Biofeedback. "Health Strategizing" via Google Meet for solo or couple. NICABM.com anti-racist psychotherapy. Black Brain rehab if child sat up too soon (Developmental Movement advisor). Quiet Mensan
(202) 918-2314
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Washington, DC 20008
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Adair Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My practice is devoted to providing psychotherapy for older adolescents and adults from diverse walks of life. I treat clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, loss, grief, and other sources of seemingly unmanageable distress. I also help clients navigate specific life transitions -- for example, to a new school, job, relationship, or parenthood. Finally, I welcome clients who are experiencing relatively diffuse, general discontent and searching for greater fulfillment with respect to their health, relationships, education, job career, or creative endeavors.
(202) 559-0306
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Washington, DC 20016
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Emily Hamberger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM , LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling to have a healthy relationship with yourself or with others? Does it often feel like happiness comes more easily to other people than it does to you? Or that somewhere along the way, you stumbled or lost your way, and are fighting to find it again? Let me assure you that you deserve and are capable of joy and growth. My work has shown me that happiness does not mean feeling "good" all the time, but rather being strong enough to tolerate all that life throws at us. Maybe you have been thrown an awful lot.
(202) 335-3128
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Washington, DC 20006
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John Jankowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is John Jankowski and I provide therapy for the Washington, DC community. My focus is to help you bridge the gap between their true self and ideal self. This approach creates an environment for people to discover self-worth, feel comfortable exploring their own identity, and ultimately change their behavior to better reflect their true self. I also assist you in finding meaning and purpose in life along with managing some of the unmovable difficulties that come with being a person.
(703) 691-5286
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Washington, DC 20010
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Nancy E. Moss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
My role is to help you examine and work through your feelings in order to remove emotional weight and expand your comfort zone in a supportive and safe environment. Through our work you will develop a higher tolerance for stress, anxiety, shifts in mood, and unexpected challenges in life. I work with adults specializing in women's issues (pregnancy and postpartum), adjustment issues (parenthood; marriage; relocation); relationship issues; depression; trauma; and eating/body issues. I provide a safe space for those from all backgrounds and identities.
(202) 759-6112
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Washington, DC 20006
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Melinda B Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Past clients have described me as someone who really listened & conveyed sincere concern, but who was also not afraid to say what they needed to hear. If you work with me, I will partner with you to identify your strengths & to empower you along the way to greater insight. We will always look for hope & positivity even when they may be hard to find. I exclusively work in the online setting, which allows you to attend therapy from the comfort of your home or workplace. I always offer an initial phone consultation to allow you to ask questions & see if we might work well together. I am licensed in Washington, D.C. & in Louisiana.
(202) 897-2107
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Washington, DC 20016
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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.