LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

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Trevor Dunn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. Dunn specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ + concerns, life transitions, relationship/interpersonal concerns, gender affirming treatment evaluations, grief/loss, identity concerns, and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity). Trained as a counseling psychologist, he provides evidence-based, culturally centered therapy to adults in Washington DC, Virginia, and other PSYPACT states. Using warmth and empathy, he helps clients examine and reflect on their lives, and move in the direction of their goals and values.
(703) 884-1802 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
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Luis C Marcano
Counselor, LPC
Verified
As an LGBTQ + identified licensed mental health counselor, I specialize in providing helpful and efficient strategies for you to manage anxiety and depression.
During these uncertain times, most people are reporting feeling anxious, helpless, and in need of connection. If you are struggling to manage any of these emotions or experiencing recurrent negative thoughts; there is hope. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express yourself in an authentic and truthful way. I've been providing counseling services for over 15 years in the DC Metro Area. Above all, I value our therapeutic relationship and your culture. I take time and care in getting to know what's important to you. I currently provide Telehealth counseling for the Virginia and Washington D.C. communities.
(202) 935-7064 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
Not accepting new clients
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Jason Nicholsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I have a professional focus in working with members of LGBTQIA communities.
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
(202) 568-8621 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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Derron Garvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I specialize in working with; managing chronic medical conditions, grief and loss, palliative care, advanced care planning, mood disorders, and LGBTQ + focused support.
The recent years have been exceptionally stressful and full of anxiety for many of us. We can all use therapeutic support to navigate life's transitions, family issues, medical illness, and also grief (to name a few). Having a safe space to process our innermost thoughts and feelings can be a big first step in working towards change. My main goal in treatment is to create a space where clients can be their true selves, express their true feelings, and gain true insight.
(240) 775-2452 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
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John Russell Stanger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
I have extensive experience working with and advocating for LGBTQ people.
Would you like to feel less depressed or anxious? Are you worried your teenager is struggling at home or school? Has accepting yourself or coming out as LGBTQ been difficult? Are you having a hard time connecting with your partner or recovering from infidelity? Therapy can help—especially when you feel stuck, like you've tried everything, or are out of options. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. I enjoy creating a supportive environment for you to discover new possibilities for growth and transformation. I work with individuals, couples, and families with diverse backgrounds and issues.
(202) 972-4487 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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Antoine L. Crosby
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Affirmative Spaces specializes in providing psychotherapy to LGBTQ + people of color and other marginalized groups. In treatment I utilize a culturally informed approach and strive to create a space where you are free to be your unapologetic authentic self, and ensure your experiences are honored, affirmed, and handled with care. Additionally, I utilize a theoretical approach that explores the influence of early relationships on current functioning. In each therapy relationship I collaborate with clients to gain insight to your unique experiences and how these experiences contribute to current distress experienced.
(202) 866-2161 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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Eric Teeters
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I offer a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where clients can feel welcome and safe. This allows clients the opportunity to express themselves deeply and identify their authentic selves. I have a special interest in LGBT concerns and health psychology. I have expertise working with the mental health challenges that often accompany physical health conditions (e.g., IBS, Crohn's Disease, diabetes, cancers, TBI, HIV, insomnia). I also have considerable experience working with PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, and OCD.
(202) 888-8275 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
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Mix Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
I am non-binary and work mostly with people who identify under the LGBTQIA + umbrella.
Have you been questioning your your gender identity or sexuality? Or struggling with anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationships, grief, have 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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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Located in NoMa, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer , blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
Offers online therapy
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Gotel And Thrive - Douglas Gotel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Verified
Gotel & Thrive is the restorative space for queer and heterosexual men of color, women of color, and children & youth of diverse backgrounds to undo the thinking and behaviors that block joy and provide tools to cope when life forces you to pivot.
You are trying to shine bright like a diamond and have the things most of us desire for a good life. But there is something dimming your brilliance—it constricts you. You know, those feelings of doubt, dread, disgruntlement, desperation, or despair. Like that constant wondering about whether you are viewed as competent at work; like that disappointment you cover up with food, drink or overachieving because you haven’t met “the one;” like that hurt you carry from a past that shamed you or the depths of grief; or like the helplessness feel when your child is struggling.
(202) 980-2433 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
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Ian Walker Crowe
Counselor, MA, NCC, LGPC
Verified
While I work with a wide variety of individuals, I specialize in supporting LGBTQ + clients to process difficult feelings, relationships, and life transitions.
I strive to empower clients in session to make sense of personal circumstances and experiences. Through greater exploration and self-understanding, clients can strengthen their sense of self and break down barriers. I use a client-centered and strengths-based integrative approach to improve self-esteem and autonomy. With a holistic, multicultural lens I help clients grow and seek clarity as they work through times of stress, anxiety, change, or stagnation. I believe self-compassion is one of the most important tenets of growth, and one of the most compassionate things one can do is seek and accept support.
(202) 519-0309 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
Offers online therapy
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Jordan L. Costen-Sumpter
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW, QMHP-A
Verified
Over the course of my career as a therapist I have helped members of the LGBTQ + community find solace and peace of mind in the face of adverse personal and professional situations.
Well, hello. I am glad you decided to meet. Let me pour you some tea or coffee and let’s discuss what is on your mind. Sometimes it can be pretty difficult to seek out help. Especially for those who either thought they didn’t need it or were convinced that their issues are manageable. That often occurs with members of the LGBTQ + community. Regardless, you took the first step, as difficult as it may have been. As a next step I want to work with you and build trust. Once that has been established and you feel comfortable, we can address the items that cause you concern.
(571) 901-1072 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
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Cara Miller
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified
I believe every person has the ability to grow and transform. I believe that we can best do so when accompanied compassionately along our journeys. Through increasing self-awareness, cultivating our inner and external resources, and understanding the interconnected influences of mind and body in our daily lives, we can transform through painful times and arrive into greater and deeper capacity for relationships to ourselves and with others. I specialize in working with adults through trauma healing, grief and loss (including that of beloved animals), LGBTQIA + identities and relationships, depression/anxiety, and life transitions.
 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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James U. DeFrancis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, major life transitions, relationships, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma and PTSD, recovery from religious-based trauma, and coming out as LGBTQIA .
In today’s stressful and uncertain world, each of us can experience challenges with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, and low self-esteem. I work to provide my clients with a safe, affirming, non-judgmental space to work through these challenges on their journeys to wellness and fulfillment. I support my clients as they find healing from trauma, develop meaningful relationships, achieve their life goals, and come to celebrate their truest, deepest selves.
(202) 873-9292 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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Kimberly Brammer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
I specialize in working with women, LGBTQ + folks, as well as couples and families.
I believe that resiliency is in each of us. You may have tried multiple ways to create change for yourself and found it difficulty to break out of unhealthy patterns. These feelings may be affecting your work, relationships, or health. I have worked with many individuals and couples who struggle with creating change long term. Whether you've tried therapy before or this is your first time, deciding to step outside your comfort zone and try something different is the first step to a more fulfilling life.
(202) 860-1523 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
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Leah Liszka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I believe that we all have the resources to succeed within ourselves. Therapy connects us to our strengths and our resilience. As a client-centered therapist, I am honored to collaborate with you and help you reach your mental health goals. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults with a wide range of life experiences, including the LGBTQ + community. I am body- and sex- positive, kink-aware, and poly-friendly, and my practice philosophy is grounded in intersectional and feminist theory.
(202) 417-7868 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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E J Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Clients who work with me are interested in symptom relief (anxiety, dysphoria, relationship concerns, etc...), the journey of self-discovery, and cultivating satisfying sexual relationships. Therapy is a means to explore new ways of thinking and to improve emotional connections to self and others. Life transitions, trauma, stress, and grief can take a toll on well-being. Helping clients meet their goals is my top priority & incorporating your insights is key to meeting those goals. I focus my work on treating survivors of sexual trauma and working with LGBQ+, Nonbinary & Trans populations on their journeys of identity discovery.
(202) 972-4561 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
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Infinite Zen Holistic Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Areas of Specialty: Ethically non-monogamous relationships, poly breakups, coming out LGBTQIA /KINK, BDSM  polyamorous, and multicultural relationships, intimacy and sexuality, sacred sexuality, anxiety, work-related stress, grief, and loss.
Are you experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, issues with intimacy and sexual desire? Perhaps you lack self-compassion, you are self-conscious, or maybe you're unsure about the future of your relationships. Today you've taken the first step towards wellness. An important aspect of therapy is examining our interactions, relationships, our thoughts and feelings in a safe non-judgmental space. A positive therapeutic relationship promotes healing with compassionate self-exploration. I am a sex-positive, BDSM/KINK, LGBTQIA + affirming therapist. Let's work together! Contact me today!
(202) 816-6098 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
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Cj Seitz-Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As you’re looking for a therapist, it’s important to find someone you feel comfortable opening up to, and maybe even sharing aspects of your life that are hard to discuss. My clients often go there with me quickly; they can tell that I will be warm, supportive, nonjudgmental, and honor their trust. My approach to therapy is multicultural, LGBTQ + affirming, sex/kink positive, and I have a background working with first gen people. Clients who want to better understand and express their emotions have found therapy with me helpful for learning communication and skills they weren’t taught growing up.
(202) 410-0194 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
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Kathryn Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in LGBTQ Healthcare.
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth.
(202) 729-9130 
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Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Capitol Hill, Washington. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.