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.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 831-7813 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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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.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 670-5950 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Carolyn Bell
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MA, MBA
Verified
I’m experienced working with LGBTQ + and heterosexual couples, and with monogamous and consensually non-monogamous relationships.
Are you seeking deeper attachment? I work with couples and individuals to increase your awareness in everyday moments. You will begin to recognize habits and behaviors and remove obstacles that hinder your connections. Within a trusting environment, I help clients process life-changing events including loss and grief, chronic health diagnoses, adoption, and job growth and relocation. I offer support for couples who want to strengthen their relationships and resolve issues preventing emotional and sexual intimacy. Where appropriate, I offer intensive therapy to bring clarity and begin the healing process of life experiences.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 301-3535 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Freedom's Flow Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I work with partnerships that are monogamous, polyamorous and LGBTQIA + I'm here for you as you navigate your invaluable journey towards Emotional Freedom and unleash your gifts.
Do you feel like your mistakes or issues define or hinder your joy? Do you know what attachment trauma (micro and macro trauma) is? Have you ever explored attachment wounds with various relationships? I take an empathetic and affirming approach and I acknowledge that doing the inner work can be difficult. I'm proud of you for considering & investing in yourself. My area of focus is girls and womxn that are BI&POC -Black Indigenous and People of Color. I enjoy empowering clients as they explore how to create secure attachments as they learn more about their inner wisdom and heal from trauma and attachment wounds.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 866-2115 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Jay Sternberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay / lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 601-4571 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Stacy Notaras Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C
Verified
I wrote for Counseling Today on subjects like facing infertility, LGBT issues, and college life adjustment.
Whether in person or via telehealth during the pandemic, I am passionate about helping people facing relationship struggles that manifest as anxiety, depression, and difficulty with intimacy. My experience and training (EFT: Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Imago, PACT) taught me that most emotional challenges are tied to how we function in our personal relationships. I've been told that my real strength is helping people feel safe and reflective enough to recognize, think through, and either accept or change the way they approach the relationships that matter most.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 760-2121 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Judson Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CBIS
Verified
Are you anxious that you might not be able to handle this big life challenge with your physical & emotional wellbeing, authenticity & integrity, and values & serenity still intact? Are you hopeful that maybe, just maybe, you can come out on the other side of it with new growth & wisdom? Are you struggling to navigate life and find fulfillment, love, & belonging as someone who's “different”, even from some of the people & communities you love most? Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, unseen, unheard, or unfulfilled in your relationships? Do you wrestle with inner whispers of shame, and wonder “Am I enough? Am I good enough?"
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 968-3279 
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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.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 831-8978 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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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.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 568-8537 
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Elizabeth Crunk
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LGPC
Verified
I help adults navigate the challenging experience of coping with grief following a loss. I also help clients with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and family-of-origin issues. I specialize in treating complicated grief, traumatic bereavement, and grief stemming from attachment trauma, relationship loss, and family estrangement. Loss is often a highly distressing experience and there is not a duration of time that grieving should take; however, some mourners feel stuck in their grief or desire support. My aim is not to help you extinguish or "cure" grief, but to help you find ways to integrate it into your life narrative.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(240) 702-2393 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Claire Connolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I am a board-certified psychotherapist. In my practice I work with individuals and couples, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy and analytical psychology. It is my goal to create a warm and supportive environment in which to work with my clients to heal relational wounds and other forms of trauma. I support clients in their process to gain deeper self-understanding and to foster personal growth through self-compassion. Together we can explore new ways of understanding old patterns of behavior.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 968-2303 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Elise Brau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed and in need of some guidance? Does it feel like everything around you is changing and you don’t know where to begin? I believe we are all capable of healing and finding peace, we just might need a little help to get there. In my practice, I help clients navigate change by recognizing their emotions, inspiring insight, exploring their beliefs, and getting in touch with their bodies. Together, we explore the roots of your issues with the goal of reducing depression and anxiety, processing past traumas, understanding your relationships, and making meaning out of life transitions and loss.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 318-1847 x502 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Many of us find ourselves struggling with persistent feelings, patterns, and reactions that hold us back. Perhaps you’ve tried psychotherapy before, and you have a good understanding of your problems but they haven’t changed. Or perhaps you 'know' that you are capable, worthy, and appreciated by others, but at your core, you don't feel this way. I believe that much of the time, symptoms develop from negative life experiences that have not been fully resolved.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(571) 222-6624 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Mara Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I'm a licensed psychotherapist specializing in depression and trauma. My clients are usually INFJs, empaths, and other highly sensitive humans who are looking to invite more clarity, calm, purpose, joy, and ease into their lives. They are often wanting to sort through deep questions and reconnect with their inner wisdom. Our work together helps them look inside and make sense of what feels like a tangled mess of emotions.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(586) 371-6631 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Katie Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
One of my favorite therapy-isms is, "if nothing changes, nothing changes". You deserve the opportunity to feel your best and I would be honored to help you on your journey towards emotional healing and self-discovery. The best part of being a therapist is getting to discover all the unique strengths and coping skills that everyone possesses, and helping them identify and access those gifts. I love working with people in all stages of life, and truly believe in the healing power of a strong, therapeutic relationship.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 729-9476 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 516-7609 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Gabrielle Yundt
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Many people would like to imagine the world is a good, safe place full of potential, yet at times we find our lives suddenly interrupted and shaken up. Perhaps leaving you feeling disoriented, disconnected, lost or confused. During times of challenge, change, or following a frightening event, our natural instincts are to reach out to loved ones for support. When we've had experiences of loved ones as distant, dangerous, or unpredictable this might leave us to try to cope with these feelings on our own.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 937-3918 
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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.
Anxiety
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.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 946-3672 
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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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.
Anxiety
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 688-0654 
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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.