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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(202) 831-7813 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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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
Self Esteem
(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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(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
Self Esteem
(202) 301-4605 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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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.  
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(202) 968-1053 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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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
Self Esteem
(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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(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
Self Esteem
(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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
 
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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
Self Esteem
(301) 329-2377 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(773) 570-1879 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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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
Self Esteem
(202) 946-5059 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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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
Self Esteem
(202) 949-6947 
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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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(443) 365-2159 
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Office is near:
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.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(202) 759-8368 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Beth A Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Therapy is an opportunity to approach both long-standing problems and emerging concerns with deeper self-awareness and new skills. I bring a calm, thoughtful and skilled presence to help you tune into your thoughts and feelings, make meaning out of your experiences, and approach problems in a new way. My approach is tailored to you, with your unique experiences and needs. I work with a diverse population of clients with many concerns, including depression and anxiety, emotional and physical distress, trauma, infertility, parenting, LGBTQ + family building, and sexual and gender identity.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(202) 600-9607 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Janet L Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Throughout life we can experience challenges within our selves and our relationships. We can find ourselves feeling confused, stuck, unhappy, or unsatisfied. We might notice changes in our moods or behaviors, or feel more affected by stressors than at previous times in our lives. I specialize in adult psychotherapy, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. Other specialty areas include challenges in navigating transitions in young adulthood, relationships, and identity.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(301) 531-4812 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Emily Foster
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
I specialize in adult psychotherapy, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, relationships, and LGBTQ issues. It can be hard to experience hope when we feel stuck in old patterns of thinking and feeling about life, ourselves, and our relationships. This can lead to feelings of stress, confusion, unhappiness, or disappointment. I work to help individuals and couples to examine these patterns and to explore and experiment with new ways of thinking and acting, which in turn can have dramatic impact on how they are feeling.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(202) 804-0315 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Kathryn Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in LGBTQ Healthcare.
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth.
Bisexual
Self Esteem
(202) 729-9130 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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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.