Relationship Issues Therapists in Downtown, Washington, DC

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Afiya Mangum Mbilishaka
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Feeling out of balance? Do things seem out of order in your life? Everyone needs a supportive space to process challenges of daily life and figure out how to cope with stress. I am dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every client, by developing a healthy relationship together and being an active listener to each client's unique story. My therapeutic approach is anchored in an integration of understanding how your past experiences have impacted your present situations, the healing aspects of telling your narrative, and finding solutions through a culturally meaningful lens.
(202) 601-4838 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Ean Lischin-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
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.
(202) 960-4579 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Rosebud Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEAP, NCC
Verified
I specialize in relationship and communication issues through both individual as well as couples counseling.
I'm Donna Inman, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, and a Nationally Certified Counselor working in downtown Washington DC... With 20 plus years in the mental health field, I've developed a very practical approach to life and the difficulties it can sometimes bring. I use short-term solution focused approaches and I try and assist people with setting and meeting goals. I firmly believe that most answers we seek are already within us, and I believe counseling can sometimes help bring those answers to the surface. Feel free to call or email me to schedule an appointment.
(703) 810-7693 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
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Carlos Durana Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
In relationship and couples counseling, I help clients develop effective communication and conflict management skills, and relationship building blocks which generate understanding, intimacy, satisfaction, respect, affection, appreciation, and the mutual support that is so important for reaching personal aspirations.
I love helping individuals and couples achieve their goals and aspirations. I offer a caring, safe, and healing environment that allows clients the opportunity to explore, experience, work through problems, and create solutions that expand their potential for growth and wellness. As a proponent of integrative and holistic therapy that honors the mind-body connection and its impact on well-being, health, and happiness, I attend to the whole person, not just a set of symptoms or problems. I emphasize teaching skills that develop inner resources for successful coping in life. I use a variety of methods, but the method has to meet your needs.
(202) 849-7840 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
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Branden Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
His goal is to establish a collaborative, comfortable, and caring relationship .
Branden Vazquez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Washington, DC who has over 5 years of experiences that include working with young adults and adults who are feeling emotionally challenged with anxiety, men’s issues, work-life balance, stress management, relationship issues , work-life balance issues, grief, loss, and much more.He received his Master's degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Counseling, DC campus. Branden uses evidence-based therapy modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solutions-focused therapy.
(202) 949-6486 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20045
Offers online therapy
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Elizabeth Melnikoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LICSW
Verified
Of most importance to me is creating an environment and therapeutic relationship that honors privacy, past experiences, struggles, resilience, and goals looking forward.
My goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable to share and know you will be heard from the moment you walk in the door. Together, we prioritize your goals and explore the best ways to help you achieve them. I am a general practitioner with a wealth of experience working with clients of all backgrounds who have diverse needs.
(202) 480-2617 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Sandra K Holley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Whether struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues , or the stress of everyday life, I strive to tailor my work toward each individual's unique set of challenges.
With therapy, it's all about the fit. There is no "one size fits all" approach. I focus on the person, not the diagnosis. My goal is to assist clients in reaching their personal and professional goals in a safe and confidential environment where they feel understood and heard. With over 15 years experience in "Corporate America" before transitioning to a career in therapy, I am equipped to offer personal life experience to my clients in order for them to develop healthier coping skills and work through unresolved issues.
(703) 662-0889 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
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Bernasha Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
The bedrock of my practice is a safe and collaborative relationship where folks feel comfortable exploring the concerns that brought them to therapy. I provide support for adults with anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma-related concerns. My therapeutic approach aims to help you gain richer relationships with yourself and others. My warm and compassionate style will help you explore your challenges while empowering your growth. Our work will explore the tougher parts of your human experience while making space for your joy.
(202) 951-7842 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Hayes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, MAEd
Verified
Emotional stress often stems from our relationship with painful past experiences combined with disconnection from the present, our physical bodies, inherent worth, and personal values.
I specialize in therapy for individuals and couples struggling with emotional, thought-based, and relational problems and those adapting to serious life transitions, trauma, grief and loss. I provide an engaged, safe and present-oriented space where you can tell your story and explore how thoughts and past experiences impact the way you feel, behave, relate to others and manage life's challenges. I then assist you in finding healthy alternatives and an empowered path forward. Nico, a certified therapy dog, aids in our work.
 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
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Jay Sternberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay/lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
(202) 601-4571 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
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Ashley Alderette
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have particular expertise in anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, social connectedness, grief, life transitions, perfectionism and disordered eating, with a focus on helping clients to remain present and resilient in response to day-to-day demands.
I help clients who may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, disconnected or stuck to bring about lasting change and peace of mind. My approach is warm, empathic, collaborative and non-judgmental; I aim for you to feel understood and empowered in session, and to carry those feelings into your broader life. I have extensive training in skill-based techniques, drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), radically open dialectical behavioral therapy (RO DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and insight-oriented therapies.
(202) 751-4132 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Christine Greer O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
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. 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 at the Quarterlife Center specialize in helping young adults survive their quarterlife crisis and thrive in their lives. We are culturally competent, BIPOC allies, and LGBTQIA affirmative. All are welcome. To learn more: www.quarterlifecenter.com.
(202) 858-0177 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
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Dawn Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have extensive experience with college students, young adults and mid-career professionals, with a particular focus on individuals navigating life transitions such as the postpartum period, relationship changes and moves.
If you feel anxious, sad, overwhelmed or stuck, if you are frustrated by your family or relationships, navigating a challenging life transition or are worn out by disordered eating, my practice may be a good fit for you. My therapy style is collaborative, warm, and nonjudgmental, with room for humor. Together, we will work to improve your symptoms, gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and bring about lasting change.
(202) 858-2559 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Kara Gruszewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I also often see adults who were adopted as children, as well as people struggling with romantic or social relationship concerns.
Some reasons you might seek therapy with me include the following: if you are struggling with anxiety or depression; if you lack motivation or feel overwhelmed by stress; if you are having trouble in your romantic or social relationships; if you are grieving the loss of a loved one; if you are navigating challenging workplace relationships; or if you are having strong emotional responses you don't understand.
(202) 804-9938 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Phyllis Kaye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
My specialities include, but are not limited to; couples therapy, sex therapy, relationship ,intimacy and stepparenting issues, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
I have been providing individual and couples therapy for 29 years. I have been told that my style is direct, compassionate and non-judgemental.
(202) 656-8970 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Marcus Hummings
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Have you been on an emotional roller coaster? Are you overwhelmed with low self-esteem? Are you one of many men and women battling a history of sexual abuse? Is your relationship struggling to survive? You don't have to suffer in silence. You don't have to do this alone. Together we can begin to resolve the challenges in your life, break hurtful and long-standing patterns of behavior, and uncover your true potential.
(202) 618-4448 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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James W Brunson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have helped support those who have experienced many forms of trauma, mood/personality disorders, relationship conflict, issues pertaining to gender and sexuality.
First and foremost, my responsibility to create an environment where you feel welcomed, safe and supported. In our sessions, you can expect that I will spend a lot of time engaging in stimulating conversation that helps me to learn who you are, how you show up in the world, and what path(s) to take in helping you achieve your goals and desirable outcomes. As your therapist, you can expect for me to be actively present with you, while encouraging and supporting you along the journey of creating the life you desire.
(202) 919-7794 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Seda Sümer-Richards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with clients who are experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, and issues related to adjustment/life transitions, acculturation, and stress.
I view the therapeutic environment as a place where you can find healing through self-discovery, gaining insight, exploring unhealthy thought patterns, and developing more effective strategies in dealing with your life's challenges. As a therapist, I work collaboratively, and strive to create a safe and supportive environment that facilitates growth with regards to your sense of well-being, authenticity, and ability to create change in your life.
(202) 285-5486 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Veronica D Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CCTP
Verified
Specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse Disorders (Assessment and Evaluation), Addictions, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Communication and Relationship Issues , Sexual Abuse, Life, Executive and Job Coaching.
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Change is one of the most challenging aspects of life. I am here to help you realize your full potential by measuring your life successes through change. The goal is to help you break through the barriers that impede you from having a successful and wholesome life. I am available for you via the following means: Face-to-Face (office visit), email, telephone, or e-therapy. For the working individual, I am available on evenings! Call or email me to schedule your initial consultation.
(301) 852-6305 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Norma Ortiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
My specialty is helping queer women cope with codependency, life transitions and relationship issues .
Therapeutic Compatability Check: Do you often feel insecure, lonely, and anxious in your relationships? Do you ever feel controlled and completely consumed by your emotions? Do you constantly wonder if your relationships will always be this HARD? Do you have a hard time trusting others and fear they might abandon you? Do you often find yourself saying YES to others when you really wish you could say NO? Do you struggle to stick with your boundaries when you get push back from other people? Do you ever tell yourself you can’t be okay until everyone you love is okay?
 
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20002
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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Downtown, Washington relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Downtown, Washington.