Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, or unhappy in your work life or relationships? Is there a deep loneliness with no one to talk to or really understand? Psychotherapy can help and heal. With over 30 years experience, I work by creating a safe, nurturing and understanding therapeutic relationship. My approach is to actively listen and work collaboratively on gaining a deeper understanding of the feelings, internal struggles, obstacles, the impact of earlier life experiences, as well as repeating patterns of behavior that may be underlying symptoms and the root cause of difficulties.
All people go through periods of darkness in life, but it is often that journey that helps illuminate the gifts of adversity within. Together, with kindness and a bit of humor, Krystin will help to empower your inner resilience and capacity to live a joyful and fulfilling life. Krystin’s work is rooted in a holistic, person-centered approach to healing. She will treat you with empathy, create a non-judgmental environment in which you feel safe and heard, and work to understand your lived experiences.
Therapy offers a setting in the service of further knowing and understanding one's feelings, so as to be better able to respectfully care for one's self. Generally, the more choices we have in caring for our feelings, the better we usually feel and function. Learning to talk through feelings lessens the risks of those feelings being acted out in self-destructive ways. Constructive self-management contributes to self-esteem. Self-understanding, in combination with more clearly defined personal boundaries, makes for more satisfying relationships with others.
Sometimes there are significant disruptions in life that not only affect the present, but also the future. They have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we talk to ourselves and others, and can even create negative beliefs about our world. I believe our past experiences shape who we are and how we interact with people today and in the future. My goal is to help you explore different areas of your life that need love and healing, and equip you with the strategies you need to handle what life throws at you. I also believe in using the strengths you already have to help you use them for healing, growth, and change.
My goal for every one of my clients is peace, freedom and sanity around food, movement, and body shape; that's it. For over 15 years, I have worked with clients who struggle with "diagnosable" eating disorders, chronic disordered eating, food and body obsession, shame and self hate, thought patterns and behaviors resulting from prior dieting and living in an insanely thin-obsessed world. I am a Body Justice-focused practitioner, as well as being IFS-informed, a yoga teacher and an energy healer. I am dedicated to an anti-diet, body liberation perspective, as well as being compassionate, relatable, casual, warm, and loving.
Using the powerful tools of EMDR and Brainspotting to directly heal the nervous system and create new neural pathways in the brain, I will guide you from feeling stuck in old patterns to change with confidence and expansiveness. Together, we can free you from old traumas and habits to move past the past with renewed strength, real growth, and authenticity. It is possible to gain resilience and transform your life to live in the present moment and create meaningful relationships.
Frog Point Therapy specializes in curating a highly individualized treatment experience by combining classic western psychotherapeutic approaches, eastern wisdom traditions, and the most modern research on human development. The desire to know oneself and the world around us, have agency and feel content are fundamental human wishes. We traverse stages of awareness over time. Some of these shifts happen naturally but we often must work to transcend these stages. We may get stuck in one stage or another because of rigidity, trauma, addiction, or depression. We specialize in facilitating our client’s next major upshift in development.
I have been in the private practice of psychodynamic psychiatry for over three decades. I provide psychotherapy and prescribe medication only when indicated as an adjunct to your psychotherapy. I offer a safe, warm and trusting environment in which you can discuss your deepest concerns and you can feel that you are being listened to and truly heard. Together we would work to understand the conflictual issues that are contributing to your difficulties and that are preventing you from achieving your goals in your interpersonal, occupational and academic life.
Finding the right therapist is like any other relationship in our lives, it's important that it's the right fit. My therapeutic style is warm, engaging, and collaborative. My priority is making sure the therapeutic relationship is a space where you can feel open to share your fears, dreams, goals, and authentic self while being supportively challenged on the things that are impeding your happiness and contributing to your distress. Throughout this process we will consider the role of your unique cultural identities and how your life experiences have influenced the person you are and hope to be.
I believe that most people struggle at some points in their life. Many people find a way through that struggle, but it can take a while, and some people get stuck in the struggle. I can help you get to the root of what’s holding you back. One of my strengths is helping people dig through the clutter to find the real reasons they are stuck. Therapy is a place to process emotions and examine ways of thinking that hold us back from living a fuller and more fulfilling life. My priorities are to meet you where you are, figure out what’s going on together, and develop effective plans for change, to conquer challenges and nurture growth.
I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My specialties include grief counseling, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and couples conflict. I have over 30 years of experience working with young adults in university settings and with individuals and couples in private practice. I have been the head clinician in an eating disorder and mood disorder clinic at a major university. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are struggling with low self worth and self loathing. I also have an expertise in working with gay couples.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: After two years in the pandemic, I am seeing common themes of boredom, feeling unsafe, issues with new or old relationships, and uncertainty about the future. Are you re-thinking your life goals, or trying to balance your life? Or perhaps you are in a transition period and trying to move from simply surviving to flourishing.
**Due to COVID-19, all services are virtual.** The decision to engage in the process of seeking help or making change is one that takes courage. It is important that the professional you work with has an appreciation for your story and your context.
Michael F. Shea, LICSW, is a integrative psychotherapist operating a private practice in Washington, DC with over 28 years of experience. Utilizing a holistic approach to health and healing, he integrates the disciplines of Social Work, Mind-Body Medicine, and Spirituality to aid those who seek self-awareness. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporate executive teams. His specialties include: addictions, mood disorders, pain management, crisis intervention, spiritual crisis, and strategic planning. He is certified by and is on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
In life, work, and relationships, do you ever find yourself feeling as if something is missing? Sitting with such a feeling is difficult, and, in our work together, I will use a blend of honesty and compassion to explore those feelings with you. My approach is warm, engaging, direct, and depth-oriented. As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are and to know you and how you think about yourself in the world. We will create a space to collaboratively discover how certain beliefs may be misperceptions or adding to the sense of limitation that you feel.
By the time people get to me they’ve often tried many things. They’ve read self-help books, perused articles, confided in friends about problems that just don’t seem to go away. Those issues span the gamut, from difficulty with family members to on-the-job problems, to outright trauma, to a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life. “What can I do about this?” people want to know. My answer is usually something along the lines of “Let’s try to understand more.” Things are often not what they seem at first glance. My office is a place to figure things out, to increase empathy for yourself and others, and to make needed changes.
Hailey works with individuals seeking relief from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and other life stressors. She has a master's in counseling from GW and experience working in residential, partial-hospitalization and outpatient levels of care. Hailey works to understand your world and cultural background and will develop a therapeutic approach that sees you and hears you. Whether you are struggling with a mood disorder, a life transition, or difficult relationships, Hailey will help guide you along your journey with warmth, acceptance, and just the right amount of forward lean.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering individual and couples psychotherapy. I have been working in the field as a clinician, teacher and researcher for 25+ years. My areas of expertise include trauma/PTSD, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process and tailor my approach to meet individual needs. I strive to be active, flexible, genuine and attentive. To inform my work, I draw from cognitive-behavioral theory (skills based), attachment theory (insight based) and neuroscience research (psychoeducation re: the mind/body connection).
Hello, I am a Harvard trained practitioner and Board Certified Coach with > 30 years experience helping people find success and satisfaction in work and life. Together we will define where you want to go in your life & how you will get there - with special emphasis on what's in the way. You may work on one or more parts of your life. Since 'You are You' wherever you may go, you may find that gains you make in one part of your life significantly improve other parts too. You will decide which part(s) of your life you want to work on. These may include: Work, Play, Family, Friends, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Money, Romance...
Typically individuals come to psychotherapy for relief of emotional and psychological pain, which may take the form of depression, anxiety, self-defeating behavior, and/or unfulfilled relationships or goals, to name a few. Many can identify some past trauma, or perhaps some mistreatment that seems somehow connected. For others the reasons are more elusive, like a general feeling of unhappiness, perhaps with oneself or with others.I strive to help you verbalize your thoughts and feelings about what happens between us in our emerging relationship as a way of understanding your relationships in general.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West End, Washington are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in West End, Washington then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in West End, Washington, or Child Psychologists in West End, Washington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West End, Washington psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in West End, Washington specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.