Therapists in Shaw, Washington, DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
I am a therapist with experience working with diverse populations. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most critical aspects of helping others with their healing process. I take a nonjudgmental approach and ensure your voice is honored, affirmed, and valued.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
You’re meant for something more. Maybe your past is holding your back, or you feel like something is missing but you aren’t sure what. Many of us find that previous experiences get in the way of a full and meaningful life. Maybe your struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, or challenging relationships has interfered with knowing and living into your purpose. If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I can guide you as you heal, learning to trust yourself. We will draw upon your strengths, including your spirituality and inner wisdom, so you can be kind to yourself and present for your meaningful life.
Laureen E DiMattia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering me on your journey. I founded Seasons of Strength to provide compassionate, effective, evidence-based psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families from Washington DC. As an independent private practice clinician, I offer an individually tailored therapy experience designed to help you or your loved one reach your goals and achieve wellness. No matter how bad things might seem, no matter what challenges you are facing, I believe there is hope.
Not accepting new clients
Susannah Stein LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW , LCSW-C, LCSW
Greetings! My name is Susannah. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I work through a trauma-informed, strengths-based framework, utilizing techniques of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness to support healthy coping with life’s challenges and stressors. My passion is helping teens and young adults navigate life transitions, which can include experiences of grief and loss, trauma, depression and anxiety. My goal is to provide an empathic presence to support clients through times of challenge as well as possibility, with an emphasis on skill building so that clients build the capacity to cope effectively and meet their own goals.
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
You have taken a positive step to get support on your life's journey! I can work with you on issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual/emotional/physical abuse, divorce, relationship issues, depression, etc. I am also experienced with GLBT issues, working with immigrants who are adapting to a new country, and in helping our returning veterans. I will help you learn to observe yourself and your patterns of thought and behavior. Once you have gained insight into yourself, you have the power to choose your next step and influence the life you want for yourself.
Not accepting new clients
Allison M. Bondanza
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Allison M. Bondanza is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in a range of emotional and behavioral health concerns. She specializes in providing evidenced-based treatment to an adult population for concerns such as anxiety, depression, work related stress, and relationship issues. Dr. Bondanza takes a compassionate and personalized approach to meet each client unique needs while creating a safe and trusting environment. She appreciates the vulnerable yet transformational relationship that can occur in counseling and believes that all individuals can positively benefit from self-exploration.
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Many of us have had experiences, big and small, that have impacted us in powerful and unexpected ways and, for so many reasons, we haven’t had the time or space to heal from them. Often symptoms of anxiety and depression develop from our attempts to adapt to life experiences, especially those that happen early in our lives. I believe that when we develop insight into our symptoms, we are then able to change them and find new ways of getting our needs met. This is where therapy can help.
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
We all carry around a metaphorical bag of stuff with us. That bag is filled with our thoughts, feelings, experiences; everything that makes us who we are. In therapy, we unpack your bag together. We explore each item, get curious about it. How did that item get in the bag? What is the impact of carrying it around with you? Together, we make meaning of your items. Some items you will decide are essential. Others are weighing you down, and preventing you from being your authentic self. I help you decide what you want to do with those items and then figure out how to do it.
Waitlist for new clients
Ashley Lauren Harrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Every client I work with is multifaceted and has many identities. I adapt my approach to meet people where they are, and honor the differences between us. People often come to therapy looking for change. I aim to provide a supportive space where change can safely occur. I have training in Somatic Experiencing, and believe that supporting the mind-body connection can be a fundamental part of a full healing and growth process. I believe every person has an innate capacity to heal, adapt, and thrive, once genuine support and safety are in place. Whether you reach out to me or another therapist, I hope you find what you need.
Waitlist for new clients
Bernard John Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
I help clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions and career issues. I enjoy helping clients live more joyful lives that better align with their goals and desires. I appreciate how COVID-19 has affected each of us personally and professionally. My sessions are solution-focused, and I strive to help my clients in a results-oriented manner. I am both a mental health counselor and a certified life coach. We will explore the issues that might be preventing you from living your life to the fullest and together develop effective tools to help.
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My name is McKenna Polak and I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) working at a private counseling practice, MBS Performance Counseling in Frederick, MD. We provide counseling services to adolescents with a specific focus on athletes; helping them manage anxiety, doubt, and fear in their sport, in the classroom, and in their lives. Student-athletes deal with specific challenges and demands which, as a former college athlete and coach, I understand. The MBS Performance Counseling approach is specifically geared to build resilience, grit, and self confidence in athletes age 10-24!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Life can be messy, chaotic, and complicated. In my practice, it is my goal to support clients to embrace all the parts of them in healing from trauma. When working with those that have experienced trauma, I've found that individuals can feel shame over how they've survived, what they've experienced, or who they are. In our sessions, we come together to learn the various ways you've survived and understand how they serve you currently. You don't need fixing or saving; instead, we work together to find deeper understanding, compassion, and acceptance of yourself.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
My goal as a therapist is to help you find the best ways to navigate your needs in a safe space. I will help you to engage in and to incorporate self-care into your day to day life. Have you recently felt like your life was changed forever? Have you experienced a loss of a job or a loved one or are currently in crisis? Are you feeling lost or anxious?
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, JD
Are you feeling down, unmotivated, watching too much tv? Is the pandemic kicking your butt, and you don't know why? Are you wondering if you're ever going to have fun again? Many of us feel isolated and disconnected. Days feel boring and hard with not enough joy. Try as we might, we still feel stuck. Guess what, there's good news! You are not alone! Got it? I'll say it again for emphasis. You. Are. Not. Alone. We are collectively going through a world-wide unprecedented hard time where every day feels like Groundhog Day. We are all struggling, present company included. You are not the only one, and you don't have to do it alone.
Amaris Watson Gale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
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My Deaf Therapy
The decision to seek out a therapist is an important first step towards positively addressing conflicts, managing distress, and learning to cope with negative or overwhelming feelings. Our team of therapists bring years of therapy experience. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are Deaf or come from Deaf families (includes hearing family/friends who sign). We provide a supportive, nurturing environment. We use a multimodal approach incorporating mind-body therapies with evidence-based treatments.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Are you navigating a transition in your life, experiencing an unusual amount of stress, or finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Do you want to better understand yourself and your relationships with your partner, family, friends, or coworkers? You are wired for belonging and connection and want intimacy and authenticity in your relationships. When these needs are not being met, you feel detached, adrift, sad, and irritable. It is difficult, but this can be the perfect opportunity for creating a new, healthier "normal."
Le Fleur Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Life can present with challenging situations that can cause you to stop growing. These disruptions can sometimes cause you to become stagnant or make you feel like continuing is impossible. These situations can be caused by internal or external triggers. Resulting in conflict with family, relationships, career or your peace of mind. It could impact how you feel about yourself, the world, and communicate with your partner or cope with life. Regardless of the issue, we would be glad to speak with you. Together we will identify and create the best patterns and coping methods that help you fully blossom into you ideal self.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
You’re at a crossroads in your relationship and don’t know whether to stay or to go. This is compounded by the difficulty you often have with making and sticking to decisions. If you choose to break up, you’ll ask yourself if you made the right choice, and potentially regret leaving. If you stay, you fear growing resentful toward your partner, and maybe even yourself. All of this on top of having to bring your A-game at work, show up for your family and friends, and keep a decent routine for yourself. It’s lonely, confusing, and frustrating to always be “on,” and the anxiety and self-doubt you’re feeling leave you emotionally spent.
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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.
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.
What type of therapist is right for me?
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.
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 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.
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.