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.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 831-7813 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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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.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 670-5950 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Ethan Mereish
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
It's courageous and wonderful that you are interested in starting therapy. As a psychologist, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. I see therapy as a place for you to gain insights about your personal patterns, process difficult experiences, overcome obstacles, and improve your relationships.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 831-8978 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Paula D Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, E-RYT
Verified
For over 15 years, I have worked with clients who struggle with "diagnosable" eating disorders, chronic disordered eating, food and body obsession, shame and self blame, thought patterns and behaviors resulting from prior dieting and living in a thin-obsessed world. My goal for every one of my clients is peace, freedom and sanity around food, movement, and body shape; that's it. I am a Health At Every Size certified practitioner. As such, I am dedicated to an anti-diet, body liberation perspective. My approach is compassionate, relational, casual, warm, and loving.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 568-8537 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Chris Quam Sherman
Counselor, LGPC, ERYT200, CPT, GFI
Verified
Eating disorders are like chasing a rabbit down a hole in pursuit of something you lost. One day, you realize what you lost was yourself. Food, exercise, & body image are treacherous to navigate in a society that overvalues appearance and that values some body types over others. It can be especially challenging if you identify as autistic, an ADHDer, a highly sensitive person, and/or a human who wrestles with gender dysphoria. Who you are is a gift. You do not have to hide or become less of who you are. Through therapy we will uncover and use your unique strengths to move towards growth and healing.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 516-7609 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Erin K McCleary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
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.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 760-4468 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
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Natalie V Setliff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Your search for inner peace is closer to fulfillment than you may realize. You have just made the first step toward healing, by looking for information that can help you make life changes and live the life you desire. Most of us expect to have a life surrounded by loving, intimate and meaningful relationships. Sometimes our expectations do not meet the reality of our lives. I will help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am here to listen and work with you during your journey towards healing and living the life you want.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 946-3672 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Dana Harron
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Do you have a "body-mind" issue? IBS, eating disorders, insomnia, anxiety, auto-immune conditions, trauma reactions, depression and even relationship problems can be tied in to the way that your body is functioning! When you are flooded with stress hormones, you become impatient with yourself and others. When you are not properly nourished or rested, you aren't able to be present and connected.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 688-0654 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I approach therapy with an integrative perspective incorporating both empirically supported treatments and third-wave theories to provide the best outcome across all demographics. I have experience providing counseling to individuals and partners across the lifespan and am comfortable working with a wide array of presentations, including but not limited to: trauma, gender/sexuality, relationship difficulties, social adversity, depression, and anxiety. I additionally offer psycho-diagnostic testing for differential diagnoses such as ADHD, learning disorders, and more.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(240) 540-4605 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Rebecca Newkirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If only the image you have perfected projecting were true. Everyone seems to buy it; that you are as calm, confident, and competent as you portray yourself to be. Meanwhile, you walk around feeling like a little girl wearing her mother’s heels. The worst part is always worrying about being “found out” as the fraud that you know yourself to be. It makes it hard to be really emotionally available and honest in your relationships and you always end up feeling so alone. All the success in your professional life just makes you feel like you have that much more to lose when someone really sees what you are desperately trying to hide.
Transgender
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(505) 207-4126 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy

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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.