Therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

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Justine Lassman
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Anxiety and depression are concerns for people of all ages and frequently contribute to feelings of stress. I work closely with individuals whose struggles are getting in the way of developing safe, loving relationships and achieving objectives as well as those who are facing major life transition and feeling overwhelmed. Providing a warm, supportive relationship, I work with clients to identify and change patterns of behavior that are troubling them. For all of us, within the context of major stressors and recent or distant traumas, opportunities are present for identifying and building on our strengths.
Anxiety and depression are concerns for people of all ages and frequently contribute to feelings of stress. I work closely with individuals whose struggles are getting in the way of developing safe, loving relationships and achieving objectives as well as those who are facing major life transition and feeling overwhelmed. Providing a warm, supportive relationship, I work with clients to identify and change patterns of behavior that are troubling them. For all of us, within the context of major stressors and recent or distant traumas, opportunities are present for identifying and building on our strengths.
(202) 804-0997 View (202) 804-0997
Photo of Ami Norman Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Ami Norman Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker, I provide individual psychotherapy as well as marriage and couples counseling in a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of eating disorders as well as helping couples repair their connections and establish secure, lasting bonds with one another.
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker, I provide individual psychotherapy as well as marriage and couples counseling in a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of eating disorders as well as helping couples repair their connections and establish secure, lasting bonds with one another.
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Rolando J Fuentes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Rolando Fuentes. I am a clinical social worker with over fifteen years experience working with couples, families, and individual adults. My work is focused on bicultural and bilingual couples and families as well as individual who want to integrate and explore what it means to live as an individual in two cultures.
Hello! My name is Rolando Fuentes. I am a clinical social worker with over fifteen years experience working with couples, families, and individual adults. My work is focused on bicultural and bilingual couples and families as well as individual who want to integrate and explore what it means to live as an individual in two cultures.
(202) 800-1491 View (202) 800-1491
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Suzanne L. Fuchs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals dealing with depression and or anxiety. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients understand their views about themselves and others. These views may not be adaptive in current situations and changing them can lead to growth and change. I work in a empathetic, respectful and non judgmental manner. I am comfortable giving feedback and providing a moderate amount of interaction.
I work with individuals dealing with depression and or anxiety. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients understand their views about themselves and others. These views may not be adaptive in current situations and changing them can lead to growth and change. I work in a empathetic, respectful and non judgmental manner. I am comfortable giving feedback and providing a moderate amount of interaction.
(202) 643-5989 View (202) 643-5989
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Morgan Summers-Slaughter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I love to work with clients in the process of working through identity struggles, and dynamics at play that impact a person's ability to be authentic. I'm particularly interested in working with young adults, and those in and around the LGBTQIA+ community. I work to provide an affirming, supportive space for healing and growth for all clients regardless of their age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background and practices (or lack thereof), or any other factor.
I love to work with clients in the process of working through identity struggles, and dynamics at play that impact a person's ability to be authentic. I'm particularly interested in working with young adults, and those in and around the LGBTQIA+ community. I work to provide an affirming, supportive space for healing and growth for all clients regardless of their age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background and practices (or lack thereof), or any other factor.
(240) 219-6923 View (240) 219-6923
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Erin K McCleary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Erin is a licensed clinical social worker who believes in our innate ability to heal if offered support, compassion, and empowering information. As a licensed body-worker for nearly a decade with a passion for wellness, she brings to her practice the importance of the mind-body connection and uses mindful strategies to promote emotional health. With a sense of humor and warmth, she is adept at creating a comfortable environment where tools for growth and desired change are attainable.
Erin is a licensed clinical social worker who believes in our innate ability to heal if offered support, compassion, and empowering information. As a licensed body-worker for nearly a decade with a passion for wellness, she brings to her practice the importance of the mind-body connection and uses mindful strategies to promote emotional health. With a sense of humor and warmth, she is adept at creating a comfortable environment where tools for growth and desired change are attainable.
(202) 760-4468 View (202) 760-4468
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Paul M Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW, JD
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
I am a psychotherapist in a private practice in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, where I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I work with adults experiencing a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties coping with life stressors, emotion regulation, self-esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I bring a warm, supportive, non-judgmental, and collaborative style to therapy.
I am a psychotherapist in a private practice in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, where I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I work with adults experiencing a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties coping with life stressors, emotion regulation, self-esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I bring a warm, supportive, non-judgmental, and collaborative style to therapy.
(202) 804-8096 View (202) 804-8096
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Jane O Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Accepting new clients in DC & MD - I am passionate about creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to be their true selves and work together with clients as a team. I utilize a trauma informed holistic and person-centered approach to empower clients to achieve their goals and overcome the challenges they are facing. I also incorporate mindfulness, attachment theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy DBT and CBT interventions in work with clients, tailoring my approach to help clients process through difficult life experiences and build the skills they need to thrive.
Accepting new clients in DC & MD - I am passionate about creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to be their true selves and work together with clients as a team. I utilize a trauma informed holistic and person-centered approach to empower clients to achieve their goals and overcome the challenges they are facing. I also incorporate mindfulness, attachment theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy DBT and CBT interventions in work with clients, tailoring my approach to help clients process through difficult life experiences and build the skills they need to thrive.
(202) 519-0449 x506 View (202) 519-0449 x506
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Frances Rekrut
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Compassionate therapy has the power to help people reflect, grow, and change. Using a warm and engaging approach, I collaborate with clients to develop treatment strategies that work based on research-based techniques. I specialize in working with clients struggling with relationship issues, OCD, grief and loss, and difficult life transitions, including changes in roles or identity.
Compassionate therapy has the power to help people reflect, grow, and change. Using a warm and engaging approach, I collaborate with clients to develop treatment strategies that work based on research-based techniques. I specialize in working with clients struggling with relationship issues, OCD, grief and loss, and difficult life transitions, including changes in roles or identity.
(202) 759-7878 View (202) 759-7878
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Jennifer Spatzer
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
I have 10+ years of experience working with clients who are in the acute phase of psychosis or a mood episode as well as moderate and mild phases of mental health issues, major life stressors, challenges and transitions. I offer a collaborative approach to therapy and provide an environment of acceptance, warmth and respect that allows my clients to gain insight, self-efficacy, and empowerment while working toward an ultimate goal of well-being, growth and healing.
I have 10+ years of experience working with clients who are in the acute phase of psychosis or a mood episode as well as moderate and mild phases of mental health issues, major life stressors, challenges and transitions. I offer a collaborative approach to therapy and provide an environment of acceptance, warmth and respect that allows my clients to gain insight, self-efficacy, and empowerment while working toward an ultimate goal of well-being, growth and healing.
(202) 851-2776 View (202) 851-2776
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Jacqueline Beaudry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help clients move towards a more satisfying and meaningful life. Using a non-judgmental, collaborative, and flexible approach, I tailor my treatment style based on clients’ needs and personal goals. My treatment style combines CBT with acceptance- and mindfulness-based interventions. I also provide strategies for relaxation, emotion regulation, and coping with the physical manifestations of chronic stress.
My goal is to help clients move towards a more satisfying and meaningful life. Using a non-judgmental, collaborative, and flexible approach, I tailor my treatment style based on clients’ needs and personal goals. My treatment style combines CBT with acceptance- and mindfulness-based interventions. I also provide strategies for relaxation, emotion regulation, and coping with the physical manifestations of chronic stress.
(202) 952-8145 View (202) 952-8145
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Emily West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009
Sometimes we worry that coming to therapy means something is wrong. I believe it means something is right. Often, my clients find themselves facing more decisions and questions about who they are and what they want out of their lives and relationships than ever before. My clients experience a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, loneliness, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, adjusting to life changes, difficult family dynamics, and generally feeling overwhelmed by life. This is an important time when many people ask themselves: How can I feel like what I do matters?
Sometimes we worry that coming to therapy means something is wrong. I believe it means something is right. Often, my clients find themselves facing more decisions and questions about who they are and what they want out of their lives and relationships than ever before. My clients experience a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, loneliness, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, adjusting to life changes, difficult family dynamics, and generally feeling overwhelmed by life. This is an important time when many people ask themselves: How can I feel like what I do matters?
(202) 519-6813 View (202) 519-6813
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Goli Bellinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009
If you are tired of repetitive fights, arguments that leave you feeling worse, or there isn't much talking or connection, call me. I'm very engaging, and will provide direction, calm, and lightheartedness to cut through tense moments. If you are experiencing a crisis in your relationship, I can help. As a couple's expert, I aim to stabilize major conflict in the first month, starting in the first session. You will become experienced in managing, navigating, and repairing to reach peace with your partner. Additionally, as a cultural specialist, I have worked extensively with intercultural, immigrant, & interracial couples.
If you are tired of repetitive fights, arguments that leave you feeling worse, or there isn't much talking or connection, call me. I'm very engaging, and will provide direction, calm, and lightheartedness to cut through tense moments. If you are experiencing a crisis in your relationship, I can help. As a couple's expert, I aim to stabilize major conflict in the first month, starting in the first session. You will become experienced in managing, navigating, and repairing to reach peace with your partner. Additionally, as a cultural specialist, I have worked extensively with intercultural, immigrant, & interracial couples.
(202) 929-6594 View (202) 929-6594
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Laura Lokker
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
At some point in our lives many of us will struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career concerns or life transitions. If you are facing one or more of these challenges, I believe I can help. I am a licensed psychologist providing counseling and psychotherapy to adults in Washington DC. I have experience working with diverse clients on a wide range of issues. Depending on your needs and goals, I integrate various therapeutic approaches and treatment models, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and mindfulness.
At some point in our lives many of us will struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career concerns or life transitions. If you are facing one or more of these challenges, I believe I can help. I am a licensed psychologist providing counseling and psychotherapy to adults in Washington DC. I have experience working with diverse clients on a wide range of issues. Depending on your needs and goals, I integrate various therapeutic approaches and treatment models, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and mindfulness.
(202) 760-2717 View (202) 760-2717
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Natalie Rusch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Welcome! It takes strength and courage to pursue therapy, and it is wonderful that you are considering taking this step. As a clinician, I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, empathy, and trust where my clients feel supported and understood. I work with a diverse group of adults and young professionals experiencing a range of concerns, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and general feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck. I believe that developing a positive therapeutic relationship with each client is an essential part of helping them grow, heal, and achieve their goals.
Welcome! It takes strength and courage to pursue therapy, and it is wonderful that you are considering taking this step. As a clinician, I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, empathy, and trust where my clients feel supported and understood. I work with a diverse group of adults and young professionals experiencing a range of concerns, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and general feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck. I believe that developing a positive therapeutic relationship with each client is an essential part of helping them grow, heal, and achieve their goals.
(202) 798-1894 View (202) 798-1894
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Veronica Thornton
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Trauma changes us and the way we see the world. In fact it takes things away from us that we really want. Surviving trauma makes clients resilient, but can leave them feeling disconnected from themselves and the world. Their struggles may look like anxiety, depression, avoidance, chronic physical illness, loss of sense of self or grief that does not go away. I am specialized in EMDR trauma therapy and Mindfulness-Holistic Psychotherapy. I work with adults who need support with trauma connected to complex grief, divorce, disruptive family relationships/attachments, sexual trauma, childhood abuse, or other stressful life transitions.
Trauma changes us and the way we see the world. In fact it takes things away from us that we really want. Surviving trauma makes clients resilient, but can leave them feeling disconnected from themselves and the world. Their struggles may look like anxiety, depression, avoidance, chronic physical illness, loss of sense of self or grief that does not go away. I am specialized in EMDR trauma therapy and Mindfulness-Holistic Psychotherapy. I work with adults who need support with trauma connected to complex grief, divorce, disruptive family relationships/attachments, sexual trauma, childhood abuse, or other stressful life transitions.
(202) 883-4709 x505 View (202) 883-4709 x505
Photo of Catherine Grothus, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Catherine Grothus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST, CAC-I
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
I believe that each and every one of us has a truth, and that discussing those truths can be both a powerful and a painful experience. As a therapist, I am honored to help individuals uncover and rediscover what brings fulfillment, meaning, and connection with themselves and others.
I believe that each and every one of us has a truth, and that discussing those truths can be both a powerful and a painful experience. As a therapist, I am honored to help individuals uncover and rediscover what brings fulfillment, meaning, and connection with themselves and others.
(202) 932-6588 View (202) 932-6588
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Colleen Sandick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
My caseload is full of dynamic and wonderful clients who seek to change the way they relate to themselves, their life circumstances, and their relationships. I have a particular interest working with recovering alcoholics actively working their 12-step program but are "just feeling stuck". In addition, I especially enjoy supporting women seeking to be authentic to themselves and those around them. Together, we will identify your goals and I will support you in pursuing your personal growth, finding your own answers and balance, and identifying and resolving how your past may be unconsciously impacting your day-to-day life.
My caseload is full of dynamic and wonderful clients who seek to change the way they relate to themselves, their life circumstances, and their relationships. I have a particular interest working with recovering alcoholics actively working their 12-step program but are "just feeling stuck". In addition, I especially enjoy supporting women seeking to be authentic to themselves and those around them. Together, we will identify your goals and I will support you in pursuing your personal growth, finding your own answers and balance, and identifying and resolving how your past may be unconsciously impacting your day-to-day life.
(202) 796-7699 View (202) 796-7699
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James Lim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I am a progressive, inclusive therapist and life coach believing there is no singular way one thinks or feels. We are complex people requiring a blend of kindness, empathy, patience, flexibility, acceptance, and a healthy bond to others. How one achieves this in our work together will be dependent on you and me. I welcome individuals who like to work organically, discussing thoughts and feelings that arise in the moment; and individuals who prefer a more structured approach.
I am a progressive, inclusive therapist and life coach believing there is no singular way one thinks or feels. We are complex people requiring a blend of kindness, empathy, patience, flexibility, acceptance, and a healthy bond to others. How one achieves this in our work together will be dependent on you and me. I welcome individuals who like to work organically, discussing thoughts and feelings that arise in the moment; and individuals who prefer a more structured approach.
(202) 318-5942 View (202) 318-5942
Photo of Agustin Aguirre Herrera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Agustin Aguirre Herrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an affirming, trauma-trained therapist who believes in the strength of a collaborative, compassionate, and spiritually grounded healing relationship. As a result of our co-created safe space and relationship, you will experience increased resiliency, positive self-identification, emotional balance, self-compassion, and enhanced spiritual connection with your inner self-energy.
I am an affirming, trauma-trained therapist who believes in the strength of a collaborative, compassionate, and spiritually grounded healing relationship. As a result of our co-created safe space and relationship, you will experience increased resiliency, positive self-identification, emotional balance, self-compassion, and enhanced spiritual connection with your inner self-energy.
(866) 764-6174 View (866) 764-6174

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Number of Therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

500+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
90% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% CareFirst
34% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dupont Circle, Washington?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.