Therapists in Forest Hills, Washington, DC

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Rachel Bradley Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RPT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Not accepting new clients
Upon entering each new developmental phase of our lives, there is often a momentary pause, an unsettling of the ship as we adjust to new demands, challenges and desires (and this is true no matter our age). Perhaps the Terrible Twos, Tween or Teen years have hit? Could it be that your child is struggling at school and you'd like to support him or her to feel better and have more success? Maybe you are an adult who is feeling overwhelmed by stress and the demands of life. These moments are great opportunities for growth and I believe I can help.
Upon entering each new developmental phase of our lives, there is often a momentary pause, an unsettling of the ship as we adjust to new demands, challenges and desires (and this is true no matter our age). Perhaps the Terrible Twos, Tween or Teen years have hit? Could it be that your child is struggling at school and you'd like to support him or her to feel better and have more success? Maybe you are an adult who is feeling overwhelmed by stress and the demands of life. These moments are great opportunities for growth and I believe I can help.
(202) 304-1134 View (202) 304-1134
Photo of Monica Leonie Meerbaum, Psychologist in Forest Hills, Washington, DC
Monica Leonie Meerbaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
There is nothing like being listened to and understood on a deep level, with genuine interest and acceptance. This is what I strive to offer in therapy or analysis, as we explore together your hopes and dreams, your losses and regrets, your longings and fears. Many people come to therapy to free themselves from self-defeating patterns and the legacy of past traumas, so they can be more truly themselves in relation to others and live with greater satisfaction and meaning. My analytic training enables me to work intensively, and I enjoy incorporating experiential techniques like journaling, psychodrama, and art.
There is nothing like being listened to and understood on a deep level, with genuine interest and acceptance. This is what I strive to offer in therapy or analysis, as we explore together your hopes and dreams, your losses and regrets, your longings and fears. Many people come to therapy to free themselves from self-defeating patterns and the legacy of past traumas, so they can be more truly themselves in relation to others and live with greater satisfaction and meaning. My analytic training enables me to work intensively, and I enjoy incorporating experiential techniques like journaling, psychodrama, and art.
(240) 813-9612 View (240) 813-9612
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Gail J Winston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Not accepting new clients
My practice consists of those struggling with relationships, self defeating patterns and a wide range of transitional issues in life. I will collaborate with you to help reduce your symptoms, improve and expand your coping skills, increase your confidence and develop a greater capacity for self reflection. With over 42 years of experience, I bring wisdom, maturity, compassion and life experience which inform and deepen my work.
My practice consists of those struggling with relationships, self defeating patterns and a wide range of transitional issues in life. I will collaborate with you to help reduce your symptoms, improve and expand your coping skills, increase your confidence and develop a greater capacity for self reflection. With over 42 years of experience, I bring wisdom, maturity, compassion and life experience which inform and deepen my work.
(202) 759-4130 View (202) 759-4130
Samuel A Gordon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
I work with dolescents and adults striving to cope effectively with problems associated with depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, stress, and medical health issues.
I work with dolescents and adults striving to cope effectively with problems associated with depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, stress, and medical health issues.
(202) 516-7626 View (202) 516-7626
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Jeffrey Jay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
In therapy, the focus inevitably turns to the balance between self and others. Being responsible for one's own needs while being responsive to others, whether in a relationship, school, or at work is a dynamic, and sometimes confounding, process. How do you find that balance, being true to oneself and a truely caring person? That's the work of therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and students. I have a recognized expertise with severe psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, and marital problems including infidelities. I am proud to have been twice highly recommended by Washingtonian Magazine.
In therapy, the focus inevitably turns to the balance between self and others. Being responsible for one's own needs while being responsive to others, whether in a relationship, school, or at work is a dynamic, and sometimes confounding, process. How do you find that balance, being true to oneself and a truely caring person? That's the work of therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and students. I have a recognized expertise with severe psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, and marital problems including infidelities. I am proud to have been twice highly recommended by Washingtonian Magazine.
(202) 688-5479 View (202) 688-5479
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Glenn W Parkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
I use a compassionate and non-judgmental approach in my work with people of diverse backgrounds. My work is solution-focused, aimed at addressing ways people are dissatisfied with or struggle in their lives. Primary areas of work include trauma, depression, anxiety, medical issues, traumatic brain injury, and sexual health and intimacy concerns. I have extensive experience working with active duty military personnel, veterans, and civilians with deployment-related experience.
I use a compassionate and non-judgmental approach in my work with people of diverse backgrounds. My work is solution-focused, aimed at addressing ways people are dissatisfied with or struggle in their lives. Primary areas of work include trauma, depression, anxiety, medical issues, traumatic brain injury, and sexual health and intimacy concerns. I have extensive experience working with active duty military personnel, veterans, and civilians with deployment-related experience.
(202) 933-3620 View (202) 933-3620
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Liz Goll Lerner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Working with me is a collaborative process. We focus on making change a reality. We explore what isn't working in your life, relationship concerns, navigating life transitions, or the experience of a serious medical illness or a difficult childhood/adolescence. In my 30+ years as a clinician I have mastered many therapeutic techniques and methods. I love using all the tools in my toolbox to create an individualized therapeutic approach for each of my clients. Our work is action oriented, creative and encompasses healing mind, body and spirit. Free 20-minute phone consultation.
Working with me is a collaborative process. We focus on making change a reality. We explore what isn't working in your life, relationship concerns, navigating life transitions, or the experience of a serious medical illness or a difficult childhood/adolescence. In my 30+ years as a clinician I have mastered many therapeutic techniques and methods. I love using all the tools in my toolbox to create an individualized therapeutic approach for each of my clients. Our work is action oriented, creative and encompasses healing mind, body and spirit. Free 20-minute phone consultation.
(301) 859-3418 View (301) 859-3418
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Dr. Karin Arndt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women in young adulthood and midlife who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity-related questions, adjustment difficulties, "family history stuff," existential malaise, and issues related to gender and sexuality. My goal is to help you experience greater self-awareness, freedom, and comfort in your skin. My style is warm and compassionate, while also being direct and (oftentimes) challenging. I bring humor to the therapeutic process and love what I do for a living.
I specialize in working with women in young adulthood and midlife who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity-related questions, adjustment difficulties, "family history stuff," existential malaise, and issues related to gender and sexuality. My goal is to help you experience greater self-awareness, freedom, and comfort in your skin. My style is warm and compassionate, while also being direct and (oftentimes) challenging. I bring humor to the therapeutic process and love what I do for a living.
(202) 998-6817 View (202) 998-6817
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Judith A. Marx
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is a process of rebalancing yourself. When something is awry in your life-in relationships, career, emotion, health-your life loses its equilibrium. But as we construct your story in the safety of the therapeutic dialogue, we discover themes and patterns that help you articulate who you really are and what you truly want in your life.
Psychotherapy is a process of rebalancing yourself. When something is awry in your life-in relationships, career, emotion, health-your life loses its equilibrium. But as we construct your story in the safety of the therapeutic dialogue, we discover themes and patterns that help you articulate who you really are and what you truly want in your life.
(202) 681-6962 View (202) 681-6962
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Lynne G Greenwald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
I love my work. I work primarily with women. I find that most women, regardless of their personal histories, complain of feeling stuck - repeating patterns and behaviors that don't make them feel successful or happy. I believe a large part of the problem is that there are parts of themselves they have had to submerge very early in life. Some of my clients have suffered early parental loss, medical trauma, physical or sexual abuse, or a traumatic accident. Many describe parents who loved them, but who were unable to meet their emotional needs in significant ways.
I love my work. I work primarily with women. I find that most women, regardless of their personal histories, complain of feeling stuck - repeating patterns and behaviors that don't make them feel successful or happy. I believe a large part of the problem is that there are parts of themselves they have had to submerge very early in life. Some of my clients have suffered early parental loss, medical trauma, physical or sexual abuse, or a traumatic accident. Many describe parents who loved them, but who were unable to meet their emotional needs in significant ways.
(202) 499-5349 View (202) 499-5349
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Diane Reis
Psychologist, PsyD, PLLC
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
If you are feeling stuck but want to move forward in life, or in emotional pain, or seeking to work on mental health issues, I am happy to speak with you about individual psychotherapy or couple's therapy. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds on problems in their relationships, workplace, family life, and at times of difficult life transitions. I offer a safe environment to talk comfortably and work collaboratively to improve a client’s well-being. I specialize in helping lawyers and medical professionals under stress. And having had a past involvement in politics, I enjoy working with elected/government officials.
If you are feeling stuck but want to move forward in life, or in emotional pain, or seeking to work on mental health issues, I am happy to speak with you about individual psychotherapy or couple's therapy. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds on problems in their relationships, workplace, family life, and at times of difficult life transitions. I offer a safe environment to talk comfortably and work collaboratively to improve a client’s well-being. I specialize in helping lawyers and medical professionals under stress. And having had a past involvement in politics, I enjoy working with elected/government officials.
(202) 738-5745 View (202) 738-5745
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Jennie Lee Altieri
Counselor, MA, MEd, LGPC
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Jennie Altieri is a grief and trauma psychotherapist at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, DC. Ms. Altieri spent seven years working as a Crime Victim Advocate and seven years working with incarcerated men within six months of release. At the Wendt Center, she currently provides individual and group counseling, as well as crisis response to schools and agencies who have experienced a recent trauma. Ms. Altieri specializes in working with victims of crime, specifically homicide, intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
Jennie Altieri is a grief and trauma psychotherapist at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, DC. Ms. Altieri spent seven years working as a Crime Victim Advocate and seven years working with incarcerated men within six months of release. At the Wendt Center, she currently provides individual and group counseling, as well as crisis response to schools and agencies who have experienced a recent trauma. Ms. Altieri specializes in working with victims of crime, specifically homicide, intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
(586) 371-6709 View (586) 371-6709
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Joan Bellsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, CAC
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
You've always thought of yourself as confident and determined in your life's purpose, but now you are feeling overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety and thoughts or failure and loss. You may be thinking things are just too difficult to handle alone. If life is throwing you a challenge make the call. I can help. " Let Thoughts Come and Go. Just don't Serve them Tea."
You've always thought of yourself as confident and determined in your life's purpose, but now you are feeling overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety and thoughts or failure and loss. You may be thinking things are just too difficult to handle alone. If life is throwing you a challenge make the call. I can help. " Let Thoughts Come and Go. Just don't Serve them Tea."
(202) 999-3862 View (202) 999-3862
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Ernest Wallwork
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
I see patients suffering from anxiety, depression, self-destructive patterns, relationship issues, sexual difficulties, identity, adjustment problems in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couple's counseling. My aim is to relieve mental distress and interpersonal conflict by deepening self-understanding and self-control. After 36 years in practice, my clinical experience is broad and deep. My reputation and publications on relational, religious and ethical topics sometimes attracts patients with these difficulties. A graduate of Harvard University (MBA,PhD) and Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, I practice in Washington, DC.
I see patients suffering from anxiety, depression, self-destructive patterns, relationship issues, sexual difficulties, identity, adjustment problems in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couple's counseling. My aim is to relieve mental distress and interpersonal conflict by deepening self-understanding and self-control. After 36 years in practice, my clinical experience is broad and deep. My reputation and publications on relational, religious and ethical topics sometimes attracts patients with these difficulties. A graduate of Harvard University (MBA,PhD) and Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, I practice in Washington, DC.
(202) 759-7949 View (202) 759-7949
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Rachel Noble
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Please find more info at my website: noblepractice.com. I have unique experience working with people who struggle with complex medical concerns, chronic pain, and postpartum depression. About half of my clients fall into this category and the other half are struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling stuck in life.
Please find more info at my website: noblepractice.com. I have unique experience working with people who struggle with complex medical concerns, chronic pain, and postpartum depression. About half of my clients fall into this category and the other half are struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling stuck in life.
(202) 900-6633 View (202) 900-6633
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Lawrence Levner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
My approach to therapy is to create a context in which individuals, couples and families can know themselves in terms of their inherent strengths, competencies and capacities. I believe that when people experience themselves this way, they are most able to deal with stress, disruption, anxiety and depression in their lives. In my work with families and couples, I focus on interpersonal connection and work to help people experience the ways in which they make a positive difference to one another.
My approach to therapy is to create a context in which individuals, couples and families can know themselves in terms of their inherent strengths, competencies and capacities. I believe that when people experience themselves this way, they are most able to deal with stress, disruption, anxiety and depression in their lives. In my work with families and couples, I focus on interpersonal connection and work to help people experience the ways in which they make a positive difference to one another.
(301) 859-3386 View (301) 859-3386
Photo of Jonathan Lam, Psychologist in Forest Hills, Washington, DC
Jonathan Lam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Jonathan Lam is a professional life coach practicing in the Washington DC area. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in human potential, relationship health, creativity and athletic performance. He has trained extensively with professional and master coaches and he works with a diverse clientele that include young professionals at the beginning of their careers as well as executives and corporate leaders in the financial industry. Jonathan believes that clarity enables us to take a stand for what we want in life. It allows us to make a commitment to take action to create a life of our dreams.
Jonathan Lam is a professional life coach practicing in the Washington DC area. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in human potential, relationship health, creativity and athletic performance. He has trained extensively with professional and master coaches and he works with a diverse clientele that include young professionals at the beginning of their careers as well as executives and corporate leaders in the financial industry. Jonathan believes that clarity enables us to take a stand for what we want in life. It allows us to make a commitment to take action to create a life of our dreams.
(202) 915-1597 View (202) 915-1597
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Carole Stovall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Do you want a better life with more choices and success- every day? I am honored to work with clients to help them address life issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical illness & pain, relationship and general life issues to better live the life they chose. I work with you in a collaborative and interactive way. We work to help you understand what has happened in your life, but more importantly, how to address and create the meaningful changes, the life success, and happiness, that is most important to you to have your best life.
Do you want a better life with more choices and success- every day? I am honored to work with clients to help them address life issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical illness & pain, relationship and general life issues to better live the life they chose. I work with you in a collaborative and interactive way. We work to help you understand what has happened in your life, but more importantly, how to address and create the meaningful changes, the life success, and happiness, that is most important to you to have your best life.
(202) 759-2293 View (202) 759-2293
Lisa M Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Are life's challenges getting the best of you? Feeling stressed, anxious, angry or tired? It may be time to make your emotional wellness a priority. I welcome the opportunity to assist you.
Are life's challenges getting the best of you? Feeling stressed, anxious, angry or tired? It may be time to make your emotional wellness a priority. I welcome the opportunity to assist you.
(202) 891-4765 View (202) 891-4765
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Dr. Emily Green
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Hills, Washington, DC 20008
Not accepting new clients
As a clinician, I am focused on helping clients find a life of meaning and value. Often times in our pain there is incredibly useful information about what's important to us. As humans, we have evolved to move away from physical pain, to escape it: and for most types of pain, those methods work! But for emotional pain, avoidance not only doesn’t get rid of our pain and suffering, it often amplifies it. In discovering how each individual client finds meaning in their lives, we ground ourselves in the willingness to walk toward our pain, rather than away from it. It is in this space that we find healing and meaningful change.
As a clinician, I am focused on helping clients find a life of meaning and value. Often times in our pain there is incredibly useful information about what's important to us. As humans, we have evolved to move away from physical pain, to escape it: and for most types of pain, those methods work! But for emotional pain, avoidance not only doesn’t get rid of our pain and suffering, it often amplifies it. In discovering how each individual client finds meaning in their lives, we ground ourselves in the willingness to walk toward our pain, rather than away from it. It is in this space that we find healing and meaningful change.
(202) 831-9830 View (202) 831-9830

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Number of Therapists in Forest Hills, Washington, DC

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Forest Hills, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Life Transitions
66% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% CareFirst
31% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Forest Hills, Washington, DC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Forest Hills, Washington?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.