LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

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David A. Heilman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
While I have enjoyed working effectively with a wide variety of individuals, I specialize in LGBTQ affirmative therapy, ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic shame, couples/relationship challenges, and open relationships.
One of the hardest parts of the therapeutic process is choosing the right therapist for you, and I hope to join you on your journey towards greater self-understanding, compassion, and insight. Many people come to therapy after experiencing emotional distress that has led them to feel overwhelmed and as though they have lost direction in, and control of, their life. In a safe and non-judgmental space, I work collaboratively with my clients to explore ways in which they can effectively regain a sense of empowerment, meaning, and control in their lives.
(202) 831-7813 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Dallas Clay Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C
Verified
I recognize that LGBTQ persons have unique challenges and may face additional obstacles when choosing a psychotherapist.
*At this time, I am only accepting new clients for EMDR treatment* Are you struggling with processing past traumatic events? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR provides a proven approach to address the symptoms of trauma that can interfere with thriving in your everyday life. EMDR allows individuals to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time.
(202) 556-3451 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Davin Maijala
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My areas of expertise include LGBTQ + issues, grief, stress/anxiety, and mood disorders.
***I currently do not have availability for new clients. My practice is 100% remote.*** I'm a psychologist with +20 years experience in the mental health field. My primary goal as a therapist is to help you explore and address the concerns that bring you to therapy. I take time to listen and get to know you to understand what you'd like to improve in your life. I individualize my approach by integrating techniques to best help you grow and find balance and happiness. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment. I am more directive and solution-focused when that approach might be more effective for you.
(202) 817-2336 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Tyler Strusowski
Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
I specialize in LGBTQ + issues, though you do not need to be on that spectrum to work with me. Typically clients approach me because of overwhelming stress, difficult feelings, or experiences that are affecting interpersonal relationships, career goals, sense of life satisfaction or fulfillment. I provide practical tools to assist you with managing your anxieties while highlighting aspects of your internal narrative that may no longer serve you. My approach will allow you to regain a sense of control and perhaps normalize what you're experiencing helping you redefine who you are.
(202) 234-7738 x160 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jeremy Ayers
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified
I believe you’re stronger and wiser than your current struggles might lead you to believe. It’s just that sometimes our core strength gets covered up by the stress of life and the difficulties we’ve faced. With me, therapy is about helping your best self emerge, which often takes a big dose of compassion and a much-needed break. I work with clients on a variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationships and sex, career changes, grief, trauma, and growing up in dysfunctional families. I'm also passionate about supporting LGBTQ , trans , and gender expansive clients.
(202) 979-9503 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Oz Ezkibel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
(202) 968-1053 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Joseph LaFleur & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MBA, LICSW, CDWF, SEP
Verified
I work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or those feeling lonely or bored with life. I have been practicing 20 plus years and will develop a treatment regime for you. The work is meaningful, rewarding, insightful, and life-changing. Good mental health is primary since it affects everything, so let's work together on fixing things. Some of my specialties include men's issues, LGBTQ , shame, and trauma. My goal is to ensure you have a safe, comfortable environment to share and explore your thoughts and life experiences. You have the skills. I bring them to your consciousness, supporting you to lean in courageously.
(202) 559-4759 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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The Crone Esquivel Group, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAR, MEd, LPC
Verified
I've researched Trauma-Informed Clinical Pastoral Care and provided trainings for multiple organizations on factors impacting mental health of the LGBTQ + community.
If you are seeking to enhance your life by building connection, confidence, character, and community, I invite you to contact me so we can begin the journey together. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, which is a short-term, results-oriented method. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I support my clients with becoming who they desire to be. These evidence-based treatments are especially effective for depression and anxiety.
(202) 875-5176 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Sara Mindel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I am a passionate about working with LGBTQ + and BIPOC folx and I work towards healing the emotional experience and bodies, in all bodies, including all sizes (HAES), genders, and relationship orientations including kink, poly and ethical monogamy.
Satisfaction, joy and self-awareness are key elements to a fulfilling life. Although that seems easier said than done, I believe that we can find these elements with encouraging support and guidance. I am a committed, compassionate therapist who is ready to help you uncover your inner strengths to make the changes you want and live a more gratifying life. I believe that we all take a journey to find ourselves, but it becomes even more difficult when we are burdened by depression, addiction and/or trauma. Finding the right fit can help us get through difficult times, creating positive relationship is paramount to our happiness.
(202) 670-5950 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Daniel Kraning
Counselor, MS, NCC, LGPC
Verified
While some of my interests include helping clients who struggle with spiritual concerns or members of the LGBT + community, I am prepared to help each and every person that I can.
(Offering Video Telehealth Sessions) Two main therapy approaches I use are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential Therapy. In CBT, I am able to help you understand what thoughts are present and how to work through those thoughts to change behavior. An additional option, if desired, is Existential Therapy; with this optional approach, I help you to focus on larger questions involving purpose in life, drives and passions, meaning of life and also death, and other topics. Click on my website link for more information about me and the additional approaches used.
 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
(301) 825-5154 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Steve Geishecker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, ACSW
Verified
I have expertise working with the LGBTQ + community.
Feeling depressed, confused, anxious? Let's talk about how I might be able to help. Creating a safe and supportive space is an important foundation for a good partnership in therapy. Rest assured that you will be entering the therapeutic process without judgment and with unconditional positive regard. I approach therapy as a collaborative process of exploration with the goal of achieving greater self-awareness and the ability to manage life in better balance. Good chemistry and a healthy rapport are essential elements in creating a meaningful working relationship.
(202) 759-4002 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Luba Roytburd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have a special interest in working with LGBTQ individuals, those dealing with adjusting to a new a culture, and individuals for whom cultural differences create challenges in family relationships.
Feeling different? Do you have a sense that people don’t get you? Do you travel a different path than everybody else? Are you living your life very differently from what other people expect you to? Life can be tough when you feel different. Different can also mean isolated, lonely, and misunderstood. But you can be different and still fit in. That's where I can help.
(301) 329-2377 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am currently operating on a short waitlist and not accepting new clients. 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”: 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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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Travis Wood Munnerlyn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist in Phoenix, AZ specializing in issues affecting men and the LGBTQ + community. I am also credentialed to offer telepsychology sessions to clients in AL, CO, DC, DE, GA, IL, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA. I target strategies to resolve issues related to intimacy, sexuality, communication, anxiety, and trauma. What makes a good partner, husband, son, father? Am I a poor communicator? What is healthy sexuality? Is this addictive or unhealthy? Is what happened traumatic? I offer safe non-judgmental space to explore these ideas with you individually or within your relationships.
(773) 570-1879 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Randall Dunkle
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified
I specialize in assisting members of the LGBTQ + community. However, I have considerable expertise and interest in helping those suffering from a wide range of issues from mild mental health issues to severe and persistent mental illness. I believe taking the step of seeking out therapy is a positive one and one that can benefit anyone. I tailor each therapy session to the individual client as well as the therapy goals that may (and frequently do) shift while progress is made during the therapy process. I view the therapy process as a journey taken by both therapist and client.
(202) 318-1893 x159 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Collin Vernay
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
I work with clients of all racial backgrounds and have received training in LGBTQ + and QTPOC affirming therapy in particular.
At a time when you might be feeling particularly vulnerable or overwhelmed, choosing a therapist can be difficult to do— and yet, finding a therapist with whom you “click” is the secret sauce to good therapy. If you are suffering from depression or anxiety; struggling in your relationships or feeling isolated; unlearning difficult family dynamics; recovering from trauma; feeling stuck; or simply navigating the complex challenges of your life and wanting extra support, I may be that right fit. I bring empathy, insight, warmth, and experience to empower people to change.
(202) 949-6947 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Hain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I have a particular passion for LGBTQ + clients and experience working with non-traditional relationships.
Everyone faces challenges along the journey. While you are the ultimate expert of your life, it is often valuable to have a trusted guide to help explore and navigate bumps in the road, internal and external conflicts and relationship issues. As a clinician, I have experience with a wide range of presenting concerns from stress and anxiety to serious mental illness. I specialize in psychotherapy with young adults, adults and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, human sexuality and relationship issues.
(202) 335-7523 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Robin J Mullican, PsyD, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
For over 20 years, I have worked with people facing a broad range of emotional and physical challenges. My interest in health psychology and experience working in medical settings leads me to often work with clients who wish to cope with and better manage chronic illness, chronic pain, and sleep issues; and address health habits to feel better. Another focus is addressing challenges with anxiety, depression, and stress. I also frequently help people explore many aspects of diversity, including issues impacting LGBTQ health.
(443) 365-2159 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Stacie Ain
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, and am LGBTQ affirming.
You and your partner feel stuck and don’t know how to make things better. Arguments can go in circles and never feel resolved. Sometimes the smallest disagreement can escalate quickly. You don’t know why it has to be this hard when both of you want to feel understood and cared for. Maybe major life transitions and changes have made it hard to feel as connected as you used to. You miss feeling close, and like they have your back. Talking about your issues doesn’t seem to help, but avoiding them isn’t working either.
(202) 759-8368 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Dupont Circle, 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.