LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

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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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 817-2336 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 831-7813 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting 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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 979-9503 
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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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 301-4605 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 559-4759 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 670-5950 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(301) 329-2377 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 318-1893 x159 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Aimee C Ruscio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
If you are a military veteran, queer , or gender non-conforming, I can offer you unique insight based on my extensive training, background, and personal history in these areas.
You've spent much of your life doing the things that you "should," so you wonder, "why don't I feel happier?" People may see you as "put together" and accomplished from the outside, but inside, you feel numb, chaotic, anxious, or even broken. I help people who've been through traumatic experiences feel in charge of their lives again without being held back by painful memories from the past. If you feel angry, stressed, depressed, guilty, or self-loathing, I want you to know that there is a way through this to a meaningful and happy life.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 968-1362 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 949-6947 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Jocelyn V Vara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
I have worked with people who identify as trans and non-binary, as well as people who identify as queer , pansexual and LGB.
Are you standing at a crossroads tempted to turn around because you're not sure how to take your next step? Do the "what if" scenarios that cycle through your mind make it difficult for you to make decisions and fall asleep at night? Do you feel stuck daydreaming of the life you want certain that it will only ever be a place you imagine? Does all of this make it hard to get out of bed some days, full of dread when you finally do, and likely to isolate from those you love?
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 946-5059 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel B Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
I have specialized advanced training in couples and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical expertise in chronic medical health, LGBTQ , and college mental health.
Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington DC. I provide confidential individual, group and couples therapy to adult and adolescent clients. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and welcome individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In my practice, I work as a generalist and treat individuals and couples on a wide variety of presenting issues and concerns, including relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, life and role transitions, and grief/loss.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 759-3118 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Leslie C. Kilpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW
Verified
If you’re considering therapy, you may be in a time of stress or transition. My goal is to ease your access to psychotherapy by providing you or your family with confidential online therapy, from the comfort of your own home. While I work with clients of all ages in any stage of life, my specialties include teen and family LGBTQIA issues, prenatal/postpartum challenges and working with women who feel “stuck.”
Bisexual
Transgender
(571) 350-3289 
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Smith-Couples Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CST
Verified
If you're an individual experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, sexual problems, LGBTQ + issues, or life transitions, you'll find a warm and accepting place to explore and resolve your issues.
Are you experiencing relationship issues? Working together, I can help you resolve problems and feelings that may seem overwhelming. Whether you're seeking couples counseling or individual therapy, I'll listen deeply and will help you forge a path towards your goals. You'll find an affirming, supportive environment and strategies to enable you to live your life more fully and joyfully. Clients have told me that my warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach helps them feel comfortable working through difficult issues.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 803-7244 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Lindsay A. Perrin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in addressing depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, identity development, and working with the LGBT community as an affirming therapist.
I take an eclectic approach to therapy and integrate many treatment modalities, including behavioral, cognitive, dialectic, and relational. In this way, I incorporate many different tools and techniques into a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so that they can talk openly about their concerns without fear of stigma or criticism. Please see my website www.DrLindsayPerrin.com for additional information.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 796-5808 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20037
Offers online therapy
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Guillermo J Ybarra
Licensed Professional Counselor, CRC, LPC
Verified
I offer a nonjudgmental, understanding, and therapeutic approach that will help you to work through anxiety, depression, sexual assault/trauma, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, addiction, LGBTQ issues, and career counseling.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My apologies, at this time I am NOT accepting new clients. There are times in life in which we all need some help. It can also be difficult to find someone who understands the struggles and situations you face. The decision to seek therapy can be stressful but it is a healthy indicator that you are ready to take the first step to a balanced life.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 858-1831 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay , lesbian , and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
Bisexual
Transgender
(240) 650-8566 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Charles Harney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
I have 10+ years of background offering therapy in the field of addictions, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as LGBTQ issues, individual and couples therapy, trauma and mood disorders.
Do you feel stuck in life, unable to move forward, to grow? Life can feel out of control leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, loneliness, isolation and boredom. These feelings can lead to unhealthy coping skills and acting out with drugs, alcohol, sex, food, spending, gambling, etc. I focus on helping my clients regain control and develop healthy coping skills. My practice combines cognitive behavioral therapy with motivational interviewing and mindfulness to help find solutions in the here and now.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 831-3804 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Athena Gavaris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
My expertise is in working with young adults, couples, and members of the LGBTQ + community.
Feeling anxious, depressed or struggling in your relationship? I can help. For over 25 years, I have been providing psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. It is a pleasure to see clients grow, resolve problems, and begin to feel in ways they never imagined. I create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment for exploring and gaining insight into the challenges you face, and together we will find new ways to react to, cope with, and address them. My goal is to help you find meaningful and lasting solutions that improve your mood, sense of well being and relationships.
Bisexual
Transgender
(202) 759-5433 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients


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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.