Therapists in Takoma Park, Washington, DC

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John Hite
PsyD, MEd, NCSP
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
My focus as an educational consultant includes collaboratively working with parents and schools to help address children's individual developmental and special needs, navigate special education, IEP problems, and advocate for evidence-based interventions. My approach is rooted in the belief that growth is possible for all children, informed by educational research and the experiences I gained as a teacher, special education consultant, and school psychologist.
My focus as an educational consultant includes collaboratively working with parents and schools to help address children's individual developmental and special needs, navigate special education, IEP problems, and advocate for evidence-based interventions. My approach is rooted in the belief that growth is possible for all children, informed by educational research and the experiences I gained as a teacher, special education consultant, and school psychologist.
(301) 327-2784 View (301) 327-2784
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Emily Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012  (Online Only)
My practice prioritizes helping families to get off to a strong start, with a special focus on new parents and their babies. In-home services include: couples counseling, individual support around perinatal mental health for moms AND dads (aiming to prevent Postpartum Depression & Anxiety when possible), hands-on parenting support including my direct observation & modeling.
My practice prioritizes helping families to get off to a strong start, with a special focus on new parents and their babies. In-home services include: couples counseling, individual support around perinatal mental health for moms AND dads (aiming to prevent Postpartum Depression & Anxiety when possible), hands-on parenting support including my direct observation & modeling.
(202) 760-4547 View (202) 760-4547
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Creative Ways Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Please feel free to give us a call, text, or email if you’d like to consider how one of our therapists may be of support to you.
Please feel free to give us a call, text, or email if you’d like to consider how one of our therapists may be of support to you.
(202) 670-5947 View (202) 670-5947
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Gwyneth Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
I am committed to providing effective, empirically tested, affordable treatment. My approach is honest, collaborative, interactive, and nonjudgmental. Often in life we buy into stories about ourselves that seem to protect us but ultimately prevent us from moving toward the things we value. We get caught up in judging whether a behavior is good or bad, rather than asking if it is effective in creating the life that we envision.
I am committed to providing effective, empirically tested, affordable treatment. My approach is honest, collaborative, interactive, and nonjudgmental. Often in life we buy into stories about ourselves that seem to protect us but ultimately prevent us from moving toward the things we value. We get caught up in judging whether a behavior is good or bad, rather than asking if it is effective in creating the life that we envision.
(202) 800-1905 View (202) 800-1905
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Dr. Michelle Toussaint
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Do you find yourself often thinking, I know what I need to do, I just have a hard time doing it? I hope I can help you understand that and consider what you want, why you want it, and how best to approach it. My practice is a warm, safe space to help you bring your deepest wants and worries to the surface in order to live the life you have wanted. I aim to walk through the therapeutic process with you, by your side - through old wounds and/or difficult current dilemmas - in order to experience positive change.
Do you find yourself often thinking, I know what I need to do, I just have a hard time doing it? I hope I can help you understand that and consider what you want, why you want it, and how best to approach it. My practice is a warm, safe space to help you bring your deepest wants and worries to the surface in order to live the life you have wanted. I aim to walk through the therapeutic process with you, by your side - through old wounds and/or difficult current dilemmas - in order to experience positive change.
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John Joseph Pavco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
I’m a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist who customizes my approach based on your unique worries and fears. We’ll work collaboratively to reduce or eliminate your anxieties. You’ll be in control of the sessions at all times, so you can feel safe. When you’re no longer held back by anxiety, you can enjoy your life and relationships so much more.
I’m a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist who customizes my approach based on your unique worries and fears. We’ll work collaboratively to reduce or eliminate your anxieties. You’ll be in control of the sessions at all times, so you can feel safe. When you’re no longer held back by anxiety, you can enjoy your life and relationships so much more.
(202) 831-9107 View (202) 831-9107
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Nandir Temlong, LICSW. iXhale Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012  (Online Only)
In today's fast-paced world, I often see adults facing life transitions that bring about a range of emotions and challenges. Whether you're experiencing a career shift, changes in relationship dynamics, aging, or adapting to new social roles, these transitions can lead to feelings of uncertainty and stress. Compounded by issues like depression, anxiety, grief, and unresolved trauma, navigating these phases can be overwhelming. My ideal clients are those in the midst of these tumultuous times, looking not just to cope but to thrive.
In today's fast-paced world, I often see adults facing life transitions that bring about a range of emotions and challenges. Whether you're experiencing a career shift, changes in relationship dynamics, aging, or adapting to new social roles, these transitions can lead to feelings of uncertainty and stress. Compounded by issues like depression, anxiety, grief, and unresolved trauma, navigating these phases can be overwhelming. My ideal clients are those in the midst of these tumultuous times, looking not just to cope but to thrive.
(240) 363-2025 View (240) 363-2025
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After We Say I Do - Marriage Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012  (Online Only)
Available in 40 States Via Telepsychology! Welcome to After We Say I Do Marriage Therapy, where we believe that love is a journey, and we're here to support you along the way. We are committed to helping you navigate the challenges and joys of married life, building a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness. At After We Say I Do, we believe that every marriage is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our therapy sessions are designed to create a safe and nurturing space for couples to explore their feelings, identify areas of improvement, and develop effective strategies for overcoming obstacles.
Available in 40 States Via Telepsychology! Welcome to After We Say I Do Marriage Therapy, where we believe that love is a journey, and we're here to support you along the way. We are committed to helping you navigate the challenges and joys of married life, building a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness. At After We Say I Do, we believe that every marriage is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our therapy sessions are designed to create a safe and nurturing space for couples to explore their feelings, identify areas of improvement, and develop effective strategies for overcoming obstacles.
(240) 734-2860 View (240) 734-2860
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Faith G Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Cert, Analyst
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
30+ years practicing clinical psychotherapy /psychoanalysis, I especially loving working with: young adults, couples, adolescents & their families .....I am French bi-lingual and work in French with some clients; I have lived, and loved living in, France and in the Third World ..... Two offices: DC and Falls Church, VA...... Work some evenings....
30+ years practicing clinical psychotherapy /psychoanalysis, I especially loving working with: young adults, couples, adolescents & their families .....I am French bi-lingual and work in French with some clients; I have lived, and loved living in, France and in the Third World ..... Two offices: DC and Falls Church, VA...... Work some evenings....
(202) 499-7682 View (202) 499-7682
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Angele Moss-Baker
Counselor, LPC, LMFT, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012  (Online Only)
“Just like a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, you too can experience a process of change, growth, and freedom.”
“Just like a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, you too can experience a process of change, growth, and freedom.”
(202) 607-1613 View (202) 607-1613
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Kevin Lamont Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Well I just would like to thank you for a moment of your time. I work with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/ stress related issues, ADHD, Disruptive Behavioral and child and family service. It is important for me to work for my client using relations and professional foundations to meet you.
Well I just would like to thank you for a moment of your time. I work with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/ stress related issues, ADHD, Disruptive Behavioral and child and family service. It is important for me to work for my client using relations and professional foundations to meet you.
(202) 816-5997 View (202) 816-5997
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Jen Sermoneta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling listened to with care, respect, and curiosity helps you gain clarity and self-understanding. Patients tell me they feel stronger and more confident through our work, and their relationships and careers often show the benefits. Together, we can examine and explore your life. We can untangle your strengths, conflicts and questions. We can identify things you keep doing even though they're not working for you. When we find issues interfering with your goals, passions, or relationships, we can work together toward change. More info at tppsych.com
Feeling listened to with care, respect, and curiosity helps you gain clarity and self-understanding. Patients tell me they feel stronger and more confident through our work, and their relationships and careers often show the benefits. Together, we can examine and explore your life. We can untangle your strengths, conflicts and questions. We can identify things you keep doing even though they're not working for you. When we find issues interfering with your goals, passions, or relationships, we can work together toward change. More info at tppsych.com
(202) 618-3714 View (202) 618-3714
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Maria Thestrup
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Everyone has the potential to change, grow and heal. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful tool toward those ends. Effective therapy requires an accepting and authentic therapist-client relationship, and I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, trust and understanding. I will encourage you to deepen your understanding of your experiences and emotional life. As most people enter therapy during a time of heightened discomfort, I also strive to quickly identify areas of concern, develop an approach that feels comfortable, and help you find greater fulfillment in your life.
Everyone has the potential to change, grow and heal. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful tool toward those ends. Effective therapy requires an accepting and authentic therapist-client relationship, and I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, trust and understanding. I will encourage you to deepen your understanding of your experiences and emotional life. As most people enter therapy during a time of heightened discomfort, I also strive to quickly identify areas of concern, develop an approach that feels comfortable, and help you find greater fulfillment in your life.
(703) 574-2590 View (703) 574-2590
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Henry Prempeh
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
My approach to therapy is one that focuses on a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. Through a strong therapeutic relationship, I believe clients are able to work through their struggles in an emotionally, safe space that is nonjudgmental, honest and compassionate. The journey of working through struggle becomes an opportunity for growth and healing. Through the therapeutic process, we explore patterns and ways of gaining insight into struggles while also building practical coping skills for managing difficulties on a daily basis.
My approach to therapy is one that focuses on a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. Through a strong therapeutic relationship, I believe clients are able to work through their struggles in an emotionally, safe space that is nonjudgmental, honest and compassionate. The journey of working through struggle becomes an opportunity for growth and healing. Through the therapeutic process, we explore patterns and ways of gaining insight into struggles while also building practical coping skills for managing difficulties on a daily basis.
(703) 420-3522 View (703) 420-3522
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Ron Kelly
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012  (Online Only)
I believe that when problems surface, people do the best they can to cope. Therapy provides a way to increase our coping skills and can give us a sense of relief. With my empathetic style and collaborative problem-solving approach, I can help you create the kind of life you have always imagined for yourself. I seek to empower people with the tools and skills that they need to understand, confront, cope with and manage their life stressors. You'll gain important skills to cope with stress, manage troublesome feelings and improve relationships.
I believe that when problems surface, people do the best they can to cope. Therapy provides a way to increase our coping skills and can give us a sense of relief. With my empathetic style and collaborative problem-solving approach, I can help you create the kind of life you have always imagined for yourself. I seek to empower people with the tools and skills that they need to understand, confront, cope with and manage their life stressors. You'll gain important skills to cope with stress, manage troublesome feelings and improve relationships.
(240) 839-4721 View (240) 839-4721
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Simone Jacobs - Takoma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Life can be overwhelming at times and it can feel as if you are not properly equipped to handle the difficulties you have to face. I believe that we all try to do the right thing, but sometimes old habits persist, unwanted feelings intrude, and we can feel like we are doing it all alone. If you choose to explore working with me, I hope to encourage your natural curiosity about your life, your relationships, and your current circumstances. I hope to encourage connections that lead you towards lasting change.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Life can be overwhelming at times and it can feel as if you are not properly equipped to handle the difficulties you have to face. I believe that we all try to do the right thing, but sometimes old habits persist, unwanted feelings intrude, and we can feel like we are doing it all alone. If you choose to explore working with me, I hope to encourage your natural curiosity about your life, your relationships, and your current circumstances. I hope to encourage connections that lead you towards lasting change.
(301) 246-2879 View (301) 246-2879
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Jenny McCartney
Psychologist, PsyD, EdM
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Not accepting new clients
When your troubles are starting to interfere with your relationships, your work, or your health, it is time to seek professional help. With over 10 years of experience as a therapist, I help adults, couples, adolescents, and families to get things back on track. You will set the priorities for our work together.
When your troubles are starting to interfere with your relationships, your work, or your health, it is time to seek professional help. With over 10 years of experience as a therapist, I help adults, couples, adolescents, and families to get things back on track. You will set the priorities for our work together.
(301) 684-6453 View (301) 684-6453
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Katherine Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel you are not fulfilling your potential in life and love? Are there things you want to change about yourself, your situation, your partner? I use a multidimensional understanding of a person to quickly identify core issues. All people have strengths and gifts of which they are often unaware. Together we can uncover these strengths, develop new capacities and chart a course for the future. I'm an interactive, engaged therapist. I use a variety of techniques from cognitive, somatic and depth psychology, to promote self-awareness and emotional growth.
Do you feel you are not fulfilling your potential in life and love? Are there things you want to change about yourself, your situation, your partner? I use a multidimensional understanding of a person to quickly identify core issues. All people have strengths and gifts of which they are often unaware. Together we can uncover these strengths, develop new capacities and chart a course for the future. I'm an interactive, engaged therapist. I use a variety of techniques from cognitive, somatic and depth psychology, to promote self-awareness and emotional growth.
(240) 392-1505 View (240) 392-1505
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Inspired Leadership Therapy & Consulting Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
I am invested in the empowerment of individuals, families and organizations. I believe that within each system, there are natural leaders. The individual has the capacity to maximize their own outcomes. I will focus with each individual to explore that potential. The team also has experience in government, non-profit, and community based settings. I will utilize these experiences to support client success. An ideal client has a desire to believe!!
I am invested in the empowerment of individuals, families and organizations. I believe that within each system, there are natural leaders. The individual has the capacity to maximize their own outcomes. I will focus with each individual to explore that potential. The team also has experience in government, non-profit, and community based settings. I will utilize these experiences to support client success. An ideal client has a desire to believe!!
(240) 696-7567 View (240) 696-7567
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Becky Granatstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, Washington, DC 20012
My clients tell me that I am a down to earth, shock proof therapist who genuinely cares... I have been doing therapy for many years so I can tailor therapy to your individual needs.... I help reduce depression, anxiety, social isolation and teach skills to better handle life's stresses. We may take a cognitive behavioral approach or an arts based approach to improving the quality of your life.... Help is on the way! Please go to my website: www. ACaringPlace. info to see what clients are saying.
My clients tell me that I am a down to earth, shock proof therapist who genuinely cares... I have been doing therapy for many years so I can tailor therapy to your individual needs.... I help reduce depression, anxiety, social isolation and teach skills to better handle life's stresses. We may take a cognitive behavioral approach or an arts based approach to improving the quality of your life.... Help is on the way! Please go to my website: www. ACaringPlace. info to see what clients are saying.
(301) 747-3647 View (301) 747-3647

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Takoma Park, Washington, DC

50+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Takoma Park, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
65% Self Esteem
61% Stress
59% Trauma and PTSD
57% Grief

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% CareFirst
57% BlueCross and BlueShield
46% Aetna

How Therapists in Takoma Park, Washington, DC see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Takoma Park, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.