LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Downtown, Washington, DC

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Leila Barzegar
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
Leila has specialized training in providing therapy to LGBTQIA adults.
Leila’s approach to therapy is anchored in creating an identity-affirming, judgment free space that cultivates deepened self-awareness, desired behavioral change, and overall personal growth. She utilizes a holistic approach with clients, drawing upon cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques. Leila also recognizes the importance of processing the enduring influence of early relationships and experiences in her work with clients and highlights each individual’s unique resilience and strengths.
(202) 949-6723 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Walter H. Stamp II
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
These experiences helped me establish clinical specialties to include LGBTQ +, BIPOC, HIV/AIDS, and other marginalized groups, and experience addressing depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem challenges, and phase of life concerns.
Together we will work as a team to unlock personal growth and change the way we view the world. My approach is to meet you where you are, operating from the viewpoint that individuals have within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and for altering their self-concepts, basic attitudes, and self-directed behavior; these resources can be tapped through providing an environment where repair and healing are the priority. With me, you can expect to receive empathy and unconditional positive regard no matter what you may be going through. We are here, together, to facilitate change.
(202) 972-6941 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
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Kris Oseth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, CPT
Verified
I work with clients of all backgrounds, while specializing in following areas: LGBTQ +, Transgender /Gender-Diverse/Non-binary transitioning process and identity; kink/poly/non-monogamous relationships, sex work, substance use/misuse – goals for sobriety/recovery or harm reduction, out of control sexual behavior, anxiety/trauma, Personal Training, EMDR.
I will work with you to illuminate the meaning of your experience and help you practice greater self-acceptance. Therapy goals/counseling/education will be tailored to your unique needs. I may show you how to change your behavior by using Mindfulness/changing your thoughts, recovery/harm reduction tools to address substance use, guidance/education/resources for exploring sexual orientation/gender identity/transitioning/coming out, provide couples/individual work for better communication in relationships, and/or I can apply EMDR/somatic-based approaches for trauma/anxiety and even substance using/behavioral urges.
(202) 759-8060 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
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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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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Not accepting new clients
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Woodford Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The vision for Woodford Wellness was birthed from the passion of Dr. Bryant to provide a therapeutic space for persons to bring their entire selves and achieve wellness. To do so, Dr. Bryant integrates both his queer psychological and theological expertise to meet clients where they are. Additionally, Dr. Bryant commonly employs a narrative therapeutic approach with clients to best understand a client’s personal narrative. Such an approach yields the unveiling of a client’s key skills and traits which are fostered to rewrite a client’s personal narrative towards wellness.
(202) 804-3511 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20002
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Brian Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I am a gay psychotherapist, and enjoy and have had success working with both LGBTq and heterosexual adult clients. A warm and supportive environment allows for the gradual development of a professional relationship between client and therapist that can provide an important basis for their work together. Individuals often come into my practice dealing with feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as the impact of trauma, that affect both their ability to have a positive self-image and sense of identity, and to move ahead in their life. I support a client around reducing these blocks in their life.
(202) 759-8326 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
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Amy Julia Cheyfitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I believe that my role as a therapist is to create a space where you feel supported, safe, and validated as we navigate challenges together. I will be there beside you as you gain the skills to shape your life the way you envision and work towards your goals. I think that everyone can benefit from therapy, whether it’s short-term to help you through a life transition or longer-term support, I will be here to help and accept you as you are. Many people who are members of the LGBTQ +, kink, or poly communities can feel stigmatized during therapy and I aim to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere for all my clients.
(202) 933-1074 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
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Melvin Cauthen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
(202) 499-7607 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
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Matthew R Schottland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
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Margo Beth Rowles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Special interests of mine include working with members of the LGBTQ community, dealing with the particular issues that arise from managing aging parents and developing children, as well as the depression and anxiety that come from job choices and changes.
Having been a clinical psychotherapist in DC for over thirty years, I am adept at helping adults with practical solutions to current troubling situations. With a nod to exploring your past life experiences and history, we together can identify patterns which are leading you to make personal and professional choices which may not be serving your best interests. I assist people with improving their personal and professional relationships, while managing a wide range of emotions in a relaxed and collaborative environment.
(202) 751-3715 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
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Jamilah Eid Ph.d.
Psychological Associate, PhD, PsyA
Verified
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety? Do you have issues assimilating in a new culture? Are you a member of the LGBTQ and have issues? Are you unable to advance socially, academically, or professionally? Do you want a professional to listen to you?
(703) 382-5227 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20004
Offers online therapy
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Christina R. Phelps
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, QMHP
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, grief, sadness, loneliness, or other difficult, overwhelming emotions? You do not have to struggle alone. In working with clients, I use an integrative approach to help children, adolescents, and adults develop coping skills and improve their mental health while both identifying and accomplishing their goals. I especially enjoy working with the LGBQ+ and trans and disabled communities. I believe that anyone can truly thrive with the proper support, understanding, and resources throughout the therapeutic journey.
(571) 600-6968 x902 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Joshua DeSilva
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Men's mental health, and demystifying therapy for marginalized folks, including LGBTQ + and BIPOC communities, Latinx folks, leaders of color, and clients with chronic health conditions are areas of particular expertise.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page and for considering me for your mental health needs. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in DC and Virginia. Antiracist and identity-affirming practice is very important to me. I help clients navigate mood-related concerns (e.g., anxiety and depression), relationship issues, identity conflicts, and family of origin issues, among others. Seeking out mental health services requires courage and a desire to change. I try to honor this courage by working hard to be present, warm, and responsive every time we meet. Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP) informs my work.
(202) 953-3512 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
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Emma Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
In particular, I want my LGBTQ + clients to know that, although I may not have your exact lived experience, I bring understanding, empathy, and openness that will allow you to share your story authentically.
Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate adulthood as a 20- or 30-something? Feeling pressure to figure out who you are and what you really want out of life, your relationships, or career? Feeling stuck in a negative pattern that you're aware of but can't seem to get out of? Know you're in need of a change but not sure where to start? Wondering why "adulting" seems so tough, while everyone else seems to have figured it out? You’re not alone in feeling anxious, lost, or stuck. If it feels like you've tried everything, and leaning on friends and family hasn’t been enough, it's time for a change.
(202) 816-7061 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
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Jessica Mcdonald
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My specialties include EMDR therapy, trauma, interpersonal/relationship concerns, self-esteem, adjustment issues, eating disorders, as well as identity development ( LGBTQ , gender, cultural, etc.
Are you looking to make a change in your life or your relationships? Do you want to understand why you tend to repeat the same patterns again and again? I am here to help. I believe in the resilience that exists within all of us and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. My role as a therapist is that of an active collaborator, working together with clients to explore and address current challenges. My most important job is creating a safe and empathic therapeutic environment which fosters individual growth and empowers clients to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
(813) 452-4917 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
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Aaliyah J Muhammad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, TCYM, EMDR
Verified
Not Accepting New Clients -- With over 10 years of experience working with at risk youth, substance users, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, families in conflict, those with interpersonal relationships struggles, work-life balance challenges, grief, depression, and anxiety. Most of the clients I work with seek relief from stress, confusion, feelings associated with grief/loss, low self-esteem, hopelessness, struggles related to change/adjustment, and feelings of stagnation.
(844) 663-7245 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
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Quarterlife Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
We’re culturally competent, BIPOC allies, and LGBTQIA affirmative.
Are you in your 20s or 30s and feeling lost? The many changes we experience in early adulthood like graduating from college, moving to a new place, ending a relationship, or starting a new job, can feel overwhelming. Changes that result from life transitions are an inevitable part of life, and much of our happiness depends on how we navigate these times of transition. If you're struggling with some of these changes, you may be experiencing a quarterlife crisis. You are not alone, and we are here to help! Our therapists and career coaches specialize in helping young adults survive their quarterlife crisis and thrive in their lives.
(202) 868-8546 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
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Infinity Mental Health, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW
Verified
As a practitioner, my goal is to provide clients with a safe place to bring their concerns, worries, fears and more. Together we work to create strategies and interventions to ease the challenges they face. I believe that the client is the most important person in the room, and should feel heard, felt, and supported. I am trauma informed and LGBTQ + affirming. Therapy is a great start to creating change in our lives. I strive to provide a safe and empathetic environment. Re-telling traumas can be triggering, and overwhelming. My hope is for clients to leave without feeling raw, unsafe, and re-traumatized.
(202) 946-4822 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
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Lyssa Barth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
It takes courage, strength, and commitment to find and connect with a therapist, which is why I value and respect the time I spend with each and every client. I make sure that treatment is tailored to your needs and that you feel heard. My passion for therapy, in combination with my education and training, keeps me rooted in up-to-date, evidence-based practices, ensuring that I am able to provide the best possible services to our clients. At Barth Therapy, I specialize in providing services for LGBTQ + persons, with an emphasis on transgender people of color.
(202) 930-9659 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
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Kevin Waldorf-Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
My practice has largely focused on issues related to the LGBTQIA communities.
My style is compassionate and supportive. I specialize in working with individuals to enhance growth, build life satisfaction, and increase connection in their lives. I have over 15 years of experience facilitating positive changes and improving self-connection and relationships. Clients often report feeling less shame and disconnection following our work.
(301) 655-9737 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Downtown, 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.