Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Downtown, Washington, DCSee all therapists in Downtown, Washington
Manas Cor Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
I draw from my background in cognitive -behavioral skills training, family systems, and relational-cultural therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the DMV and currently offering testing and evaluation services out of my office in Capital Hill/Barracks area. I am able to provide comprehensive psychological assessments for learning disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), academic accommodations, and admissions testing. I also provide diagnostic clarification for psychiatric disorders if you are considering assessing for treatment progress or you/your provider seek a second opinion. I provide supervision for therapy and assessments, as well as welcome teaching and research opportunities.
Accepting New Clients! Children & Adults Welcome!
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
I utilize treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques to help you achieve a happier and healthier mental state.
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of mine, I will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow. Due to availability, assigned professional may differ from professional pictures.
Hello! My name is Christine and I am currently a CIT at Diversified Lifestyle Services under the direct supervision of Dr. Antoinette Lancaster. I am currently pursuing my master's degree in Forensic Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington D.C. My focus is supporting people going through life transitions and assisting them in meeting their goals. I am strengthening my skills in Cognitive -Behavioral Theory and utilizing integrative approaches to help clients meet their needs and goals. I have a special interest in working with returning citizens, behavioral issues, and anxiety.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
She specializes in applying a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive -behavioral therapy, meditation, dialectical-behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, motivational interviewing.
Sherika Elliott is a licensed clinical social worker. Working collaboratively, Sherika helps patients identify the stressors posing a barrier to their quality of life. From there, she helps patients identify the root causes of these issues and identify any behaviors that may be perpetuating the problem. Sherika sees her role as being there to assist the patient and offering accountability for change. In the session, Sherika takes her time establishing the therapeutic relationship, listening to each individual’s concerns, symptoms, and struggles. Her goal is to spread the love so her patients’ hearts can be touched by insight .
Kasaan E Holmes
My background includes a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Therapy is a collaborative relationship where I listen deeply and utilize tools to support you in the process of personal healing and growth. In therapy, you will discover why unwanted feelings or patterns exist, feel empowered, and learn the tools to change them. I will work to help you achieve your goals, whether that includes decreasing anxiety or depression, living a more fulfilling life, or improving interpersonal relationships.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
My primary orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ).
I have been a psychotherapist for over ten years working with diverse clients on an individual, group and couples basis. I am adept at working with persons who have intra- and interpersonal concerns. I assist clients with developing strategies and healthier coping skills to address the challenges of life. The theories, strategies and techniques I use in sessions are based solely on the needs of the client. My theoretical tool box can range from specific approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic to more Eclectic Approach.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
I have over fifteen years of psychotherapy experience working with individuals, couples and families utilizing a combination of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Psychodynamic and Relational techniques among other modalities.
My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, holistic and individualized, meeting you where you are. I am passionate about the process of therapy and will help you to develop insight, identify and reach your goals and enhance wellness. I specialize in treating couples and individuals coping with mental health and relationship concerns. My aim is to engage in collaboration to illuminate, foster insight and clarify what is within as well as the path ahead.
Psychologist, PhD , MA
Using cognitive behavioral therapy, short-term psychodynamic therapy and other evidence-based approaches, we collaboratively outline a strategy that empowers you to make informed changes.
Hello, I'm currently accepting new clients in my practice. I help clients actualize their full potential by addressing stress, anxiety, mood, or adjustment difficulties. I'm keen on ensuring you receive attentive care and an in-depth psychotherapy experience. I provide evidence-based tools, with an aim for a collaborative approach in the therapeutic relationship. I am able to provide a free telephone consultation and I can respond to your request within 24 hours.
Psychological Associate, PsyD
I have extensive training in psychodynamic and relational therapies, as well as skill-based approaches such as CBT and DBT.
I help clients to create change through a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. You may be feeling dissatisfied or uncertain, disconnected from others or lacking a sense of control over your emotions or life choices, but I believe that you already have the ability and determination to help yourself. I work to draw out that ability through a combination of insight-expanding exploration and skill building to help you overcome challenges, all while utilizing my training to call out patterns and behaviors that may be getting in your way. I aim to create an environment that feels safe, accepting, and empowering.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Claire utilizes relational, collaborative, strength-based, schema-focused, cognitive behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused approaches to therapy.
Claire Riesenberg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C., who has 10 years of experience partnering with individuals, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, substance use, physical and mental health, life transitions, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgetown University and graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work.
Elsa P Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
I have CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) training and have experience treating depression and other mental illness.
Hello, My name is Elsa Mendez and I am a LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) in DC. I have worked with different populations in the DC and Maryland areas. I received my bachelor's in psychology from Towson University and my master's in Social Work from Catholic University of America. I have worked and interned at different nonprofits in DC such as Neighbor's Consejo, Latin American Youth Center and St. Ann's Center For Children, Youth, and Families.
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I use CBT to help clients address ways of thinking that have a negative impact on their mental wellness.
People often want to feel relief from suffering and feelings of isolation. People want to feel connected, seen, and understood. Clients come to me when they are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and many other factors that impact their mental wellness. Their goals might be to increase their self-awareness, develop emotional intelligence, increase their self-esteem, or have healthier relationships with themselves and others.
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Accepting Clients! Children, Adults, Psych Meds!
I utilize treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques to help you achieve a happier and healthier mental state.
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of mine, I will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow
Charrise Hipol, Psy.D., PLLC
Psychodynamic, cognitive -behavioral, multicultural, and mindfulness theories guide my work.
There are circumstances in life that can lead people to feel anxious, depressed, stuck, or otherwise emotionally troubled. You may find yourself in patterns of unhealthy behaviors, thoughts or relationships that you can't seem to change.
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MA
I pull from various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, Emotion Focused Therapy, and psychodynamic.
I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself and explore what is bringing you to therapy. There is no problem too big or too small that we can't work on together. We will work collaboratively and utilize a compassionate, person centered, holistic approach. You are the expert of your story and I’m here to support you. Whether it's working on processing the past, managing life in the present, or preparing for the future, we will find ways to reach your goals.
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Counselor in the District of Columbia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) currently under the Supervision of Chevon Mathews, M.A, LPC, LCPC, NCC. I am passionate about benefiting the lives of others by fostering personal growth and change by acquiring new ways of learning and thinking through logic and flexibility, self-acceptance, personal competence, awareness of one’s full potential and establishing an interconnectedness of thinking, feeling, and behaving utilizing interventions such as Multicultural Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.
My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) and Humanistic, client-centered.
After many years as a psychotherapist working with adults, I’ve learned the best therapy is whatever encourages my clients to be curious about themselves and motivated to change what they really want to change while embracing what doesn’t need to change at all. Whether you are looking to work on anxiety, stress, family or relationship issues, work problems, trauma, sleep disorders, depression, or chronic illness – psychotherapy is a process that can help, and I will be happy to join you on that journey.
Adika Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
We collaborate with clients to identify precipitating events, the resulting cognitive , behavioral and emotional impact, responses and reactions of those triggers and strategies to develop the capacity for vulnerability, ability identify, tolerate and find language for feelings, develop relationship skills to increase systems of support and reduce symptoms.
Third-culture kids/adults, students and/or working professionals collaborate with us in individual counseling to explore and address the psychological impact of relational experiences, trauma including abandonment, abuse and neglect, mood changes, worry and anxiety, substance use, grief and loss, anxiety, unmet needs, life transitions, abuse and more. We work from a cultural and decolonizing lens and encourage our clients to speak about how oppression and discrimination affect their mental health through perfectionism, complacency, people-pleasing, persistent fear and more.
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC
I use foundations of psychodynamic and attachment frameworks such as Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and trauma focused therapies to help my clients identify strategies and interventions that help alleviate or eliminate the impact of distress and symptoms.
We'll explore how to identify and reframe negative thoughts, learn and implement new behaviors and learn to regulate mood. We'll also explore how your childhood experiences might impact and inform your current ability to form meaningful bonds. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) who works with BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQ+ (diverse) clients. We identify cognitive , emotional and behavioral distress related ADHD and neurodivergence, roles an expectations, discrimination, shame, transitions, socioeconomic stress, anxiety, grief, trauma and/or abuse, racial, ethic and cultural identity, and relationships.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
I operate primarily from a cognitive -behavioral perspective, using my years of experience to incorporate mindfulness, person-centered therapies, attachment theory, hypnotherapy, and solution-focused work to craft an approach tailored to your specific needs.
I strive to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for clients who feel burdened with hard feelings. You may be navigating a period of anxiety or depression, struggling with a difficult phase of life, or are unsure how to move beyond past experiences. We will create a collaborative partnership where we can work through these questions together, empowering you to find a path back to joy and calm in your life. I specialize in working with college students through established adults, and have particular expertise with clients experiencing infertility, adjusting to parenthood or navigating the joys and challenges of older kids.
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists
How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?
Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.
When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?
It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.
How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?
To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.
Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?
CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.