Alzheimer's Therapists in Washington, DC

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Jonathan DeRight
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Neuropsychological evaluations are often helpful in determining the presence and/or extent of problems with thinking abilities, such as those occurring as a result of traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, cancer, depression, anxiety, and more.
Do you or your family worry about your thinking abilities? Have you always wondered whether your diagnosis is accurate or wished that you had a more comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms? I perform neuropsychological and psychological evaluations that integrate various cognitive and emotional traits into a personalized and thorough evaluation. I regularly perform forensic neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the court system. As a board certified neuropsychologist, I often perform cognitive testing to assess skills such as intelligence, attention, processing speed, executive functioning, language, and memory.
Neuropsychological evaluations are often helpful in determining the presence and/or extent of problems with thinking abilities, such as those occurring as a result of traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, cancer, depression, anxiety, and more.
Do you or your family worry about your thinking abilities? Have you always wondered whether your diagnosis is accurate or wished that you had a more comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms? I perform neuropsychological and psychological evaluations that integrate various cognitive and emotional traits into a personalized and thorough evaluation. I regularly perform forensic neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the court system. As a board certified neuropsychologist, I often perform cognitive testing to assess skills such as intelligence, attention, processing speed, executive functioning, language, and memory.
(703) 810-7283 View (703) 810-7283
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Erica Greenspan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
My experience in grief counseling, end of life care, and dementia, has allowed me to support what we call "The Sandwich Generation"- those who are caring for both their aging parents and their own children.
Hi, I'm Erica. I'm so glad you made it here. My clients describe me as warm, approachable, and curious. As is such, my therapeutic style is person-centered and rooted in relational psychotherapy. My specialty is working with Quarter-lifers, those who identify as Millennials and Gen Z. I have found this life stage to be most unpredictable and turbulent, making it an opportune time for mental health support. Whether it's depression, anxiety, loneliness or stress, we will dive in to explore the root of your pain in order to find relief.
My experience in grief counseling, end of life care, and dementia, has allowed me to support what we call "The Sandwich Generation"- those who are caring for both their aging parents and their own children.
Hi, I'm Erica. I'm so glad you made it here. My clients describe me as warm, approachable, and curious. As is such, my therapeutic style is person-centered and rooted in relational psychotherapy. My specialty is working with Quarter-lifers, those who identify as Millennials and Gen Z. I have found this life stage to be most unpredictable and turbulent, making it an opportune time for mental health support. Whether it's depression, anxiety, loneliness or stress, we will dive in to explore the root of your pain in order to find relief.
(240) 221-6667 View (240) 221-6667
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Elizabeth Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, GC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Accepting new telehealth clients. Immediate openings. As an individual I am joyful, colorful, and compassionate, emphasizing the importance of love, curiosity, connection and discovery. My intention is to guide you in waking up to your authentic self and building your resilience. I want to meet you where you are and listen with care. I believe in a holistic practice, and I bring a complete integration of approaching including bodily movement, expression, creativity and fun! You have the right to feel whole within your body. No matter how stuck you may feel, I believe in your power to live fully!
Accepting new telehealth clients. Immediate openings. As an individual I am joyful, colorful, and compassionate, emphasizing the importance of love, curiosity, connection and discovery. My intention is to guide you in waking up to your authentic self and building your resilience. I want to meet you where you are and listen with care. I believe in a holistic practice, and I bring a complete integration of approaching including bodily movement, expression, creativity and fun! You have the right to feel whole within your body. No matter how stuck you may feel, I believe in your power to live fully!
(877) 915-5298 View (877) 915-5298
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Rachel Noble
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
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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Vera C Sky, LiCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Welcome to my practice!. What ever your needs, I approach our work with zest and empathy which comes from broad experience working in psychiatric and health settings. Whether with problems of elderly, families,couples or people facing job loss, academic problems, illness, bereavement, trauma or the loneliness of anxiety and depression, psychotherapy can bring relief and find inner strengths and possibilities. I focus especially on communication skills, and deprograming early dysfunctional messages which interfere with forming relationships in all aspects of life. Together we will meet your immediate needs and begin a longer journey towards fulfilling your deepest aspirations.
Welcome to my practice!. What ever your needs, I approach our work with zest and empathy which comes from broad experience working in psychiatric and health settings. Whether with problems of elderly, families,couples or people facing job loss, academic problems, illness, bereavement, trauma or the loneliness of anxiety and depression, psychotherapy can bring relief and find inner strengths and possibilities. I focus especially on communication skills, and deprograming early dysfunctional messages which interfere with forming relationships in all aspects of life. Together we will meet your immediate needs and begin a longer journey towards fulfilling your deepest aspirations.
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Sid Binks
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Ideal clients are those who are looking for help and feel ready to challenge themselves and are ready for change. Issues of happiness, fulfullment, identity development, sexual orientation, gender, addiction, anxiety, depression and psychosis are some of the typical things clients bring into treatment.
Ideal clients are those who are looking for help and feel ready to challenge themselves and are ready for change. Issues of happiness, fulfullment, identity development, sexual orientation, gender, addiction, anxiety, depression and psychosis are some of the typical things clients bring into treatment.
(844) 931-3479 View (844) 931-3479
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Sandy Kilada
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Whether you're feeling inundated by challenging life experiences, navigating life transitions, or struggling with a relationship that's depleting your personal resources, I welcome the opportunity to work with you. You don't have to figure this out on your own. The fundamental value of therapy is being able to speak with an empathic person about what is happening in your life. It is an opportunity to be heard and recognized in the midst of whatever is occurring for you.
Whether you're feeling inundated by challenging life experiences, navigating life transitions, or struggling with a relationship that's depleting your personal resources, I welcome the opportunity to work with you. You don't have to figure this out on your own. The fundamental value of therapy is being able to speak with an empathic person about what is happening in your life. It is an opportunity to be heard and recognized in the midst of whatever is occurring for you.
(540) 227-8966 View (540) 227-8966
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(786) 526-0294 View (786) 526-0294
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Kristin Drouin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, APHSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who are navigating illness, grief, loss, trauma, and professional burnout. My passion for supporting children, teens, young adults and families impacted by a life-limiting medical diagnosis is informed by the years I spent as a pediatric social worker. In my bereavement work, I support clients affected by all manner of death, with a particular focus on grief after the death of a parent, young child or sibling.
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who are navigating illness, grief, loss, trauma, and professional burnout. My passion for supporting children, teens, young adults and families impacted by a life-limiting medical diagnosis is informed by the years I spent as a pediatric social worker. In my bereavement work, I support clients affected by all manner of death, with a particular focus on grief after the death of a parent, young child or sibling.
(202) 335-6360 View (202) 335-6360
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Christine Greer O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
Are you in your twenties or thirties and feeling lost in life? While the many changes that occur during young adulthood like graduation, new jobs, and dating can be exciting, they can also feel completely overwhelming. If you're struggling with some of these changes, you may be experiencing a quarterlife crisis. You are not alone, and we are here to help! Our therapists and career coaches at the Quarterlife Center specialize in helping young adults survive their quarterlife crisis and thrive in their lives. We are culturally competent, BIPOC allies, and LGBTQIA affirmative. All are welcome. To learn more: www.quarterlifecenter.com.
Are you in your twenties or thirties and feeling lost in life? While the many changes that occur during young adulthood like graduation, new jobs, and dating can be exciting, they can also feel completely overwhelming. If you're struggling with some of these changes, you may be experiencing a quarterlife crisis. You are not alone, and we are here to help! Our therapists and career coaches at the Quarterlife Center specialize in helping young adults survive their quarterlife crisis and thrive in their lives. We are culturally competent, BIPOC allies, and LGBTQIA affirmative. All are welcome. To learn more: www.quarterlifecenter.com.
(202) 858-0177 View (202) 858-0177
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Brenda Edmonds – Addictions, Anxiety, Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005
Brenda Edmonds is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in DC that specializes in Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Use, Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child & Parenting Needs, Coping Skills, Depression, Domestic Violence & Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Intellectual & Learning Disabilities, Medication Management, Self-Harming, Stress, Trauma & PTSD, Mental Health, Mood Disorders, and many other areas. Brenda’s 20 years of clinical experience has been widely dedicated to working with children and adults experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.
Brenda Edmonds is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in DC that specializes in Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Use, Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child & Parenting Needs, Coping Skills, Depression, Domestic Violence & Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Intellectual & Learning Disabilities, Medication Management, Self-Harming, Stress, Trauma & PTSD, Mental Health, Mood Disorders, and many other areas. Brenda’s 20 years of clinical experience has been widely dedicated to working with children and adults experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.
(202) 998-4725 View (202) 998-4725
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Jade Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MHSA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. Together we will face any changes, fears, anxiety and emotions you are experiencing, allowing you to gain more grounding and peace. I will work with you from an integrative, holistic approach to determine together what is needed for your coping, healing and self-care.
Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. Together we will face any changes, fears, anxiety and emotions you are experiencing, allowing you to gain more grounding and peace. I will work with you from an integrative, holistic approach to determine together what is needed for your coping, healing and self-care.
(510) 681-0947 View (510) 681-0947
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Hand in Hand Caregiver Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
With one unexpected life event can come a flood of unforeseen changes and decisions. This is a familiar experience for family members of distant loved ones managing a loss to their former abilities and independence.
With one unexpected life event can come a flood of unforeseen changes and decisions. This is a familiar experience for family members of distant loved ones managing a loss to their former abilities and independence.
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Evan Tokarz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Licensed in DC, FL, AZ. If you're grappling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, or issues in your relationships, you're not alone. Sometimes, we get caught in repetitive patterns that seem insurmountable. Through individual therapy, I offer strategies to help you break free from these cycles by talking through patterns in your life in an attempt to identify root issues. My goal is to empower you with the tools you need to enhance self-awareness, boost confidence, and take actions that foster the personal growth you rightfully deserve.
Licensed in DC, FL, AZ. If you're grappling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, or issues in your relationships, you're not alone. Sometimes, we get caught in repetitive patterns that seem insurmountable. Through individual therapy, I offer strategies to help you break free from these cycles by talking through patterns in your life in an attempt to identify root issues. My goal is to empower you with the tools you need to enhance self-awareness, boost confidence, and take actions that foster the personal growth you rightfully deserve.
(202) 991-3128 View (202) 991-3128
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Melissa Susser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
Life can be a complex journey filled with challenges, and it is not uncommon to find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or disconnected. I believe therapy is a powerful tool to help you navigate through these difficulties and rediscover your authentic self. Whether you're grappling with anxiety/depression, undergoing significant life changes, or simply yearning to improve your relationships, my mission is to support you on your path to personal growth and feel "better".
Life can be a complex journey filled with challenges, and it is not uncommon to find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or disconnected. I believe therapy is a powerful tool to help you navigate through these difficulties and rediscover your authentic self. Whether you're grappling with anxiety/depression, undergoing significant life changes, or simply yearning to improve your relationships, my mission is to support you on your path to personal growth and feel "better".
(301) 368-8568 View (301) 368-8568
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Bayside Therapy, PC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20024
Hi! Yeah! Spring is here. If you are still feeling like you need to discuss somethings, absolutely call. I am still available for therapy. I have been in practice for 17 years now, so there is not a lot I have NOT heard. But, you could try to surprise me :) Call me at the number below, Ty. Dr. Kesler (301)399-4696
Hi! Yeah! Spring is here. If you are still feeling like you need to discuss somethings, absolutely call. I am still available for therapy. I have been in practice for 17 years now, so there is not a lot I have NOT heard. But, you could try to surprise me :) Call me at the number below, Ty. Dr. Kesler (301)399-4696
(301) 399-4696 View (301) 399-4696
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One Alkaline Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Maybe you feel disconnected, overwhelmed, anxious, or alone. Whatever it is that brought you here, together we can find the answer to what is overloading your being. As the director of One Alkaline Life, LLC in Waldorf, Maryland, I have spent my career working with a patient-centered, holistic approach. I enjoy providing compassionate care to adults and children dealing with mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, and trauma. Give yourself the opportunity to build confidence and self-love along the way.
Maybe you feel disconnected, overwhelmed, anxious, or alone. Whatever it is that brought you here, together we can find the answer to what is overloading your being. As the director of One Alkaline Life, LLC in Waldorf, Maryland, I have spent my career working with a patient-centered, holistic approach. I enjoy providing compassionate care to adults and children dealing with mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, and trauma. Give yourself the opportunity to build confidence and self-love along the way.
(240) 823-5018 View (240) 823-5018
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David Cranford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I have over 20 years of experience in the field of clinical psychology, providing both psychological evaluation and therapy services. My areas of focus include identifying clinical and educational related concerns through evaluation as well as using cognitive behavioral methods to treat a wide range of concerns. My therapy clients often request services for depression, anxiety, school and work related issues, and coping with day to day stress.
I have over 20 years of experience in the field of clinical psychology, providing both psychological evaluation and therapy services. My areas of focus include identifying clinical and educational related concerns through evaluation as well as using cognitive behavioral methods to treat a wide range of concerns. My therapy clients often request services for depression, anxiety, school and work related issues, and coping with day to day stress.
(571) 495-3887 View (571) 495-3887
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Shelby Asher Muhammedi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
I implement a strengths-based perspective methodology. This means I take a holistic and individualistic approach by working through your personal history, environment, lifestyle, and spirituality. Your past is not indicative of your future. Everyone has a personal story that needs to be heard; therefore, I hope to build a partnership that's rooted in a judgment-free environment. I currently am licensed in New York and Utah and accepting new clients.
I implement a strengths-based perspective methodology. This means I take a holistic and individualistic approach by working through your personal history, environment, lifestyle, and spirituality. Your past is not indicative of your future. Everyone has a personal story that needs to be heard; therefore, I hope to build a partnership that's rooted in a judgment-free environment. I currently am licensed in New York and Utah and accepting new clients.
(917) 540-0196 View (917) 540-0196
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Andrew Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
Your decision to evaluate therapists today is a strong sign change is underway. I work to help individual adults and teens, couples, and families navigate relationship difficulties, behavioral issues, and unresolved emotional needs. My office is a place where clients can speak openly about their hopes, needs, and fears - with warmth, care, and authentic feedback in return. Our work can treat symptoms of grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Emotionally focused repair, cognitive insight, and concrete skills development can each play a role. My training emphasizes clients' experience in family, work, and other systems.
Your decision to evaluate therapists today is a strong sign change is underway. I work to help individual adults and teens, couples, and families navigate relationship difficulties, behavioral issues, and unresolved emotional needs. My office is a place where clients can speak openly about their hopes, needs, and fears - with warmth, care, and authentic feedback in return. Our work can treat symptoms of grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Emotionally focused repair, cognitive insight, and concrete skills development can each play a role. My training emphasizes clients' experience in family, work, and other systems.
(240) 623-5606 View (240) 623-5606
Alzheimer's Therapists

What are the first-line treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease?

The first-line treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is often medication, which may be prescribed based on the severity of the disease. These include cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, or a combination of the two. Behavioral treatments can help people cope with emotional distress, such as anxiety or anger, and explore lifestyle changes related to housing, caregiving, sleep, and finances.

When to seek treatment for Alzheimer’s?

It’s best to seek treatment at the first signs of dementia. Early warning signs of Alzheimer’s include memory problems, such as forgetting appointments or directions, as well as trouble concentrating, paying attention, retrieving words, and carrying out daily household tasks. An early diagnosis can help people slow the progression of the disease with treatment and plan for the future in terms of housing, support, finances, and legality.

Are there specific medications to treat Alzheimer’s?

Medications approved by the FDA to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s include galantamine, rivastigmine, and donepezil for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, and memantine, donepezil, and the rivastigmine patch for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s. These drugs can help manage the disease, but no drug currently cures the disease. Medications recently approved by the FDA, such aducanumab and lecanemab may slow the disease course, but aspects of their effectiveness are still debated.

Are there natural treatments for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured via natural remedies (nor via medication), but some lifestyle habits can help forestall it or slow its progression. Lifestyle activities that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease include regular exercise, a healthy, well-rounded diet, stimulating cognitive activity, time spent socializing, adequate sleep, and stress management as needed.