Teen Therapists in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC

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Photo of Karen Garman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC
Karen Garman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, and provide services tailored to the child or adolescent’s developmental level and needs.
I work with adults, adolescents and children to create a safe space in which to explore and understand struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and cultivate fulfilling relationships. I bring my understanding of development across the life span, listening skills, and a commitment to help each individual feel understood, supported, and challenged to move toward healing, growth, and the change they desire.
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, and provide services tailored to the child or adolescent’s developmental level and needs.
I work with adults, adolescents and children to create a safe space in which to explore and understand struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and cultivate fulfilling relationships. I bring my understanding of development across the life span, listening skills, and a commitment to help each individual feel understood, supported, and challenged to move toward healing, growth, and the change they desire.
(202) 729-9092 View (202) 729-9092
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Jill Weber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives.
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives.
(540) 822-0947 View (540) 822-0947
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Lenka Glassman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Choosing the right therapist is critical to achieving real results. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space where you can realize your strengths and full potential. At the same time, I use an honest and direct approach to help you achieve your goals. I work with children, teens, and adults in individual therapy and also offer parent coaching. My ultimate goal is for you to leave therapy feeling empowered, confident, and armed with the tools you need to create a life you love. I feel privileged in helping my clients on their journey to creating healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Choosing the right therapist is critical to achieving real results. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space where you can realize your strengths and full potential. At the same time, I use an honest and direct approach to help you achieve your goals. I work with children, teens, and adults in individual therapy and also offer parent coaching. My ultimate goal is for you to leave therapy feeling empowered, confident, and armed with the tools you need to create a life you love. I feel privileged in helping my clients on their journey to creating healthier relationships with themselves and others.
(202) 335-3724 View (202) 335-3724
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Shirley - Scribner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I work with individual adults and couples in a supportive, constructive, and empathetic way. My style is encouraging, warm, and insightful. With over 20 years experience, I offer a safe environment in which to explore options for improving functioning and moving towards fulfillment of one's values and life goals.
I work with individual adults and couples in a supportive, constructive, and empathetic way. My style is encouraging, warm, and insightful. With over 20 years experience, I offer a safe environment in which to explore options for improving functioning and moving towards fulfillment of one's values and life goals.
(202) 519-4306 View (202) 519-4306
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Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Sexual behavior that's out of control? Porn addiction? Infidelity? Trauma? Substance addiction? I'll help you find healing and recovery. I also work with sexuality issues, PTSD (EMDR), depression and anxiety. Not just endless talk, talk, talk that goes nowhere. I use multiple evidence-based mental health treatments combined with genuine compassion and care so that my clients feel better sooner. If they're open to it, I often give my clients specific handouts or homework to do during the week. I don't believe in forcing the client to do something that isn't working. I begin where you are.
Sexual behavior that's out of control? Porn addiction? Infidelity? Trauma? Substance addiction? I'll help you find healing and recovery. I also work with sexuality issues, PTSD (EMDR), depression and anxiety. Not just endless talk, talk, talk that goes nowhere. I use multiple evidence-based mental health treatments combined with genuine compassion and care so that my clients feel better sooner. If they're open to it, I often give my clients specific handouts or homework to do during the week. I don't believe in forcing the client to do something that isn't working. I begin where you are.
(202) 951-8669 View (202) 951-8669
Patricia Gershefski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)
(240) 813-4351 View (240) 813-4351
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Brigit Van Widenfelt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Hello. In my practice I work with clients on relationship issues, anxiety, depression and related difficulties. I am a Clinical Psychologist and have worked at the University my entire career doing clinical research, mentoring, supervising, teaching, training and doing therapy. I keep up with empirically based approaches in the field of Psychology/ Psychiatry and integrate new developments into my work. I am licensed in Washington, DC and have a PSYPACT license for video therapy in most states. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello. In my practice I work with clients on relationship issues, anxiety, depression and related difficulties. I am a Clinical Psychologist and have worked at the University my entire career doing clinical research, mentoring, supervising, teaching, training and doing therapy. I keep up with empirically based approaches in the field of Psychology/ Psychiatry and integrate new developments into my work. I am licensed in Washington, DC and have a PSYPACT license for video therapy in most states. I look forward to meeting you!
(202) 868-8575 View (202) 868-8575
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Belinda Lehman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with life transitions, relationship issues, women's health issues, infertility, anxiety and depression. I also work with couples seeking help with communication and better understanding one another. My work is informed by psychodynamic principles. I would be happy to speak with you by phone and answer any questions you might have about my approach and practice.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with life transitions, relationship issues, women's health issues, infertility, anxiety and depression. I also work with couples seeking help with communication and better understanding one another. My work is informed by psychodynamic principles. I would be happy to speak with you by phone and answer any questions you might have about my approach and practice.
(202) 738-4862 View (202) 738-4862
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Emily M. Bauman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you been through a traumatic experience or painful loss? Are you struggling to cope with stressful relationships? Then contact me today to move one step closer to feeling better tomorrow. I provide individual psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, adjustment concerns, perinatal/postpartum issues, and I specialize in treating PTSD and associated conditions. It takes courage to look inward, make changes, and begin to heal. Together we'll develop a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better and reach your goals.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you been through a traumatic experience or painful loss? Are you struggling to cope with stressful relationships? Then contact me today to move one step closer to feeling better tomorrow. I provide individual psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, adjustment concerns, perinatal/postpartum issues, and I specialize in treating PTSD and associated conditions. It takes courage to look inward, make changes, and begin to heal. Together we'll develop a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better and reach your goals.
(202) 540-0845 View (202) 540-0845
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Brendan A Rich
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents with a wide-range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although my expertise is with youth with mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, I also have extensive experience with youth with social and behavioral struggles. My approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in focus, as it is best supported by research, children and adolescents respond to it very positively, and because I have found it to produce immediate and long-lasting improvements in functioning.
I specialize in providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents with a wide-range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although my expertise is with youth with mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, I also have extensive experience with youth with social and behavioral struggles. My approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in focus, as it is best supported by research, children and adolescents respond to it very positively, and because I have found it to produce immediate and long-lasting improvements in functioning.
(240) 258-2384 View (240) 258-2384
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Karen L Weise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
My specialty is helping individuals to work to remove challenges to achieving satisfaction in their lives. Many times we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are self-defeating but seem difficult to change. These may cause us problems in school and work, as well as in our peer and family relationships, and interfere with the enjoyment of pleasurable activities. These patterns may be due to our early experiences within our families, or as a result of challenges faced in adolescence and adulthood. No matter your age or phase of life, therapy can help.
My specialty is helping individuals to work to remove challenges to achieving satisfaction in their lives. Many times we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are self-defeating but seem difficult to change. These may cause us problems in school and work, as well as in our peer and family relationships, and interfere with the enjoyment of pleasurable activities. These patterns may be due to our early experiences within our families, or as a result of challenges faced in adolescence and adulthood. No matter your age or phase of life, therapy can help.
(202) 817-2142 View (202) 817-2142
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Zoé R Fiske
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Dr. Zoé Fiske is a licensed psychologist with experience providing therapy and forensic assessment services to adolescents and adults. Dr. Fiske has training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy and works with individuals with a range of presenting problems. Dr. Fiske also conducts adult forensic assessments in a variety of areas including competency to stand trial, insanity, mitigation, parenting capacity, and psychosexual evaluations. Dr. Fiske is licensed in DC and Indiana and also has her PSYPACT certification allowing her to provide telehealth services in most states.
Dr. Zoé Fiske is a licensed psychologist with experience providing therapy and forensic assessment services to adolescents and adults. Dr. Fiske has training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy and works with individuals with a range of presenting problems. Dr. Fiske also conducts adult forensic assessments in a variety of areas including competency to stand trial, insanity, mitigation, parenting capacity, and psychosexual evaluations. Dr. Fiske is licensed in DC and Indiana and also has her PSYPACT certification allowing her to provide telehealth services in most states.
(202) 931-0542 x07 View (202) 931-0542 x07
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Josephine A Bulkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives.
People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives.
(202) 883-4551 View (202) 883-4551
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Rosa Aurora Chavez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, FABP, Analyst
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I will help you. It is hard and painful to be in crisis not knowing where to start and how to get help. I will help you getting an assessment and a treatment that is good for your needs. As a psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst I work with you, closely listening in a safe and containing environment, so we can identify and understand patterns and behaviors that affect your wellbeing, productivity and relationships; working together to develop pathways towards emotional growth that could facilitate meaningful and lasting changes and healing from past traumas, leading to a more fulfilling, productive life.
I will help you. It is hard and painful to be in crisis not knowing where to start and how to get help. I will help you getting an assessment and a treatment that is good for your needs. As a psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst I work with you, closely listening in a safe and containing environment, so we can identify and understand patterns and behaviors that affect your wellbeing, productivity and relationships; working together to develop pathways towards emotional growth that could facilitate meaningful and lasting changes and healing from past traumas, leading to a more fulfilling, productive life.
(202) 681-4902 View (202) 681-4902
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Hannah F Sugarman
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment that addresses a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment that addresses a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
(202) 980-2733 x04 View (202) 980-2733 x04
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Renee L DeBoard-Lucas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Accepting PCIT referrals! Dr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating trauma and anxiety in children, teens, and adults. She is passionate about using evidence based treatments because these treatments work and instill hope that people can get better! She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas provides Exposure and Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training for OCD & Tic Disorders. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas currently has openings for PCIT, for children age 2-7 years with behavioral concerns.
Accepting PCIT referrals! Dr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating trauma and anxiety in children, teens, and adults. She is passionate about using evidence based treatments because these treatments work and instill hope that people can get better! She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas provides Exposure and Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training for OCD & Tic Disorders. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas currently has openings for PCIT, for children age 2-7 years with behavioral concerns.
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Keith A Kaufman
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
Welcome to a unique clinical sport psychology practice serving the Washington, DC area. With expertise in treating a wide array of clinical and performance issues, I am prepared to help you reach your life goals. Are you looking for new ways to address challenges? Are you dissatisfied with your performance at work, school, home, on the athletic field, or elsewhere? Are you feeling like life moves so fast that you have no time? Are you wanting to work with a psychologist on the cutting edge of practice and research? Contact me for an appointment or a free phone consultation.
Welcome to a unique clinical sport psychology practice serving the Washington, DC area. With expertise in treating a wide array of clinical and performance issues, I am prepared to help you reach your life goals. Are you looking for new ways to address challenges? Are you dissatisfied with your performance at work, school, home, on the athletic field, or elsewhere? Are you feeling like life moves so fast that you have no time? Are you wanting to work with a psychologist on the cutting edge of practice and research? Contact me for an appointment or a free phone consultation.
(202) 681-4126 View (202) 681-4126
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Jeff Rosenberg
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
You are suffering and looking for resolution. This may manifest in myriad ways ---finding, communicating, separating from, or being more intimate in relationships; depression/anxiety sucking the energy/pleasure/novelty from life... Let's be curious together and understand the causes of your suffering. Let's see if there can be a change in perspective, in some ways a psychic paradigm shift, that lifts you out of the matrix of your current reality and relieves suffering. Let's learn from this therapeutic process an ongoing path for being with and exploring life so that it may be fuller and happier.
You are suffering and looking for resolution. This may manifest in myriad ways ---finding, communicating, separating from, or being more intimate in relationships; depression/anxiety sucking the energy/pleasure/novelty from life... Let's be curious together and understand the causes of your suffering. Let's see if there can be a change in perspective, in some ways a psychic paradigm shift, that lifts you out of the matrix of your current reality and relieves suffering. Let's learn from this therapeutic process an ongoing path for being with and exploring life so that it may be fuller and happier.
(202) 681-9923 View (202) 681-9923
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Alison Fellowes Comly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I team with adults, children, and parents to create solutions and awaken aspects of themselves they would like to grow. We work together to heal past pain, strengthen, and to build a fresh start. Our sessions will allow you to take time for yourself to step away from the expectations and pressures of the outside world so that you can feel, see, and build a stronger self. Taking a break from work, school, and life for one or two sessions a week allows for clarity of mind, strengthening of self, and a generation of a new mindset. I will work as your guide in providing you the tools you need to live your life more fully.
I team with adults, children, and parents to create solutions and awaken aspects of themselves they would like to grow. We work together to heal past pain, strengthen, and to build a fresh start. Our sessions will allow you to take time for yourself to step away from the expectations and pressures of the outside world so that you can feel, see, and build a stronger self. Taking a break from work, school, and life for one or two sessions a week allows for clarity of mind, strengthening of self, and a generation of a new mindset. I will work as your guide in providing you the tools you need to live your life more fully.
(202) 643-7935 View (202) 643-7935
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Joanne Zucchetto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
My belief that the therapeutic relationship is the key element of successful treatment informs my practice. This working relationship, based on mutual trust and shared goals, allows for self-exploration and ultimately personal growth. In working with individuals, couples, families and/or groups I think that connecting the dots between past and present allows the client to have a better grasp on what is influencing her/his feelings and life choices leading to greater empowerment and life satisfaction.
My belief that the therapeutic relationship is the key element of successful treatment informs my practice. This working relationship, based on mutual trust and shared goals, allows for self-exploration and ultimately personal growth. In working with individuals, couples, families and/or groups I think that connecting the dots between past and present allows the client to have a better grasp on what is influencing her/his feelings and life choices leading to greater empowerment and life satisfaction.
(410) 988-2167 View (410) 988-2167

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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.