Cancer Therapists in Washington, DC

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Teresa Harris
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MBA, CPT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Also, after enduring a cancer "journey" of my own, I find joy in helping cancer patients through theirs.
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
Also, after enduring a cancer "journey" of my own, I find joy in helping cancer patients through theirs.
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
(202) 769-0591 View (202) 769-0591
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Janet Osherow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
“Warm and compassionate with a no-nonsense approach” is how my clients describe me. I have been working with children and adolescents for over 25 years and as a licensed clinical social worker for 15 years. I provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. My broad range of experience includes helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, gender identity & issues related to sexual orientation. I have the unique experience of guiding families through grief and issues related to chronic illness such as HIV and cancer. Often, I engage the whole family to address communication barriers.
“Warm and compassionate with a no-nonsense approach” is how my clients describe me. I have been working with children and adolescents for over 25 years and as a licensed clinical social worker for 15 years. I provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. My broad range of experience includes helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, gender identity & issues related to sexual orientation. I have the unique experience of guiding families through grief and issues related to chronic illness such as HIV and cancer. Often, I engage the whole family to address communication barriers.
(202) 968-1332 View (202) 968-1332
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Margie Stohner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
I have also presented numerous workshops on coping with cancer , the impact of cancer on the family and the challenge of the transition after cancer treatment.
With over 50 years of psychotherapy experience, I specialize in anxiety management, relationship issues, depression, medical illness-related concerns and chronic insomnia.
I have also presented numerous workshops on coping with cancer , the impact of cancer on the family and the challenge of the transition after cancer treatment.
With over 50 years of psychotherapy experience, I specialize in anxiety management, relationship issues, depression, medical illness-related concerns and chronic insomnia.
(202) 656-4943 View (202) 656-4943
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Mark Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
I see individuals from two special groups: alcoholics and their family members and cancer patients and their caregivers.
Most of us are stuck in our heads, struggling with competing ideologies, worldviews, and internalized (usually critical) voices from our past. Using empathetic active listening and body-focused inquiry, I will work with you to create safe space within which to explore who you are and replace confusion with clarity---a body-based "felt sense" of what's true that becomes an increasingly reliable guide for authentic action.
I see individuals from two special groups: alcoholics and their family members and cancer patients and their caregivers.
Most of us are stuck in our heads, struggling with competing ideologies, worldviews, and internalized (usually critical) voices from our past. Using empathetic active listening and body-focused inquiry, I will work with you to create safe space within which to explore who you are and replace confusion with clarity---a body-based "felt sense" of what's true that becomes an increasingly reliable guide for authentic action.
(202) 800-1672 View (202) 800-1672
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Sara Moore Kerai
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20017
My specialties are counseling individuals who have cancer and/or who are grieving a significant loss, supporting family caregivers taking care of sick loved ones, & counseling healthcare workers.
If you are in the midst of a daunting medical diagnosis or grieving a painful loss, I am glad you found my page. Perhaps you are caring for a loved one, and find yourself mentally and physically exhausted, or you're a healthcare professional and you're feeling overwhelmed. Or maybe you are about to embark on treatment for cancer and are struggling with a tangled ball of emotions. In my work with clients, I create a safe, compassionate space to unpack and explore these issues, and to be a companion on your journey toward healing, growth, and transformation. Whatever brought you here today: I am here to listen.
My specialties are counseling individuals who have cancer and/or who are grieving a significant loss, supporting family caregivers taking care of sick loved ones, & counseling healthcare workers.
If you are in the midst of a daunting medical diagnosis or grieving a painful loss, I am glad you found my page. Perhaps you are caring for a loved one, and find yourself mentally and physically exhausted, or you're a healthcare professional and you're feeling overwhelmed. Or maybe you are about to embark on treatment for cancer and are struggling with a tangled ball of emotions. In my work with clients, I create a safe, compassionate space to unpack and explore these issues, and to be a companion on your journey toward healing, growth, and transformation. Whatever brought you here today: I am here to listen.
(202) 517-8251 View (202) 517-8251
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Teresa E. Doniger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
Some of my clients have had a loved one die and others are witnessing ongoing losses of a loved that come with terminal or debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS.
I have been working with young to mid career professionals since 2012. Since then, I have become a therapist that Gen X, Y, and Z clients seek out to address various types of life challenges. I enjoy providing support and encouragement to people who are facing life stage transitions and change with all of the stress, anxiety, as well as the excitement that these events may bring. My training is in family therapy and I work within the frameworks of family systems, attachment theory, as well as grief/loss and living with loss.
Some of my clients have had a loved one die and others are witnessing ongoing losses of a loved that come with terminal or debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS.
I have been working with young to mid career professionals since 2012. Since then, I have become a therapist that Gen X, Y, and Z clients seek out to address various types of life challenges. I enjoy providing support and encouragement to people who are facing life stage transitions and change with all of the stress, anxiety, as well as the excitement that these events may bring. My training is in family therapy and I work within the frameworks of family systems, attachment theory, as well as grief/loss and living with loss.
(202) 335-7347 View (202) 335-7347
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Dr. Arianne E. Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include self-care, stress management, depression, anxiety, life and career transitions, eating issues, cancer and race-related stress and trauma.
Deciding to go to therapy sometimes takes a long time because we may minimize our suffering and delay finding someone who can help. Whether you are feeling stuck, trying to resolve a specific problem, make a relationship work, or manage stress, illness or trauma, no issue is too small or too big. I work collaboratively with all my clients to develop a safe and authentic relationship to address their goals. I help my clients to understand the history and impact of their relationships and critical life events that have created suffering or difficulty, and develop skills and strategies that lead to growth and long lasting healing.
My areas of expertise include self-care, stress management, depression, anxiety, life and career transitions, eating issues, cancer and race-related stress and trauma.
Deciding to go to therapy sometimes takes a long time because we may minimize our suffering and delay finding someone who can help. Whether you are feeling stuck, trying to resolve a specific problem, make a relationship work, or manage stress, illness or trauma, no issue is too small or too big. I work collaboratively with all my clients to develop a safe and authentic relationship to address their goals. I help my clients to understand the history and impact of their relationships and critical life events that have created suffering or difficulty, and develop skills and strategies that lead to growth and long lasting healing.
(202) 873-1164 View (202) 873-1164
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Lisa A. Zoppetti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, life transitions (marriage, pregnancy, postpartum, aging/retirement), career/work, women and cancer, etc.
What all of my clients have in common is a desire to be self-reflective (even though this may be scary), to learn more about themselves at a deeper (unconscious) level, and to grow in ways that allow them to have the life and relationships for which their hearts yearn. Psychotherapy is a process of learning to listen to, care for and heal the pained parts of ourselves that burden our mind, body, heart and spirit. Including the body in this process is essential, as it carries our pain. This is not always easy, but is certainly self-empowering and life-changing.
I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, life transitions (marriage, pregnancy, postpartum, aging/retirement), career/work, women and cancer, etc.
What all of my clients have in common is a desire to be self-reflective (even though this may be scary), to learn more about themselves at a deeper (unconscious) level, and to grow in ways that allow them to have the life and relationships for which their hearts yearn. Psychotherapy is a process of learning to listen to, care for and heal the pained parts of ourselves that burden our mind, body, heart and spirit. Including the body in this process is essential, as it carries our pain. This is not always easy, but is certainly self-empowering and life-changing.
(804) 793-9547 View (804) 793-9547
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Deborah G Meisel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
These include emotional and relationship concerns, addressing life transitions, cancer, other medical issues, and navigating life with ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Depression.
Accepting new patients- I am a seasoned clinician with extensive experience as a therapist for adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from various cultural backgrounds. My goal is to team with clients to reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals, we can help you gain new skills to cope with and overcome your challenges. My style is collaborative and we can find solutions together. Success requires honesty, understanding, strong communication skills, and a willingness to work through difficulties. Often people shy away from getting help.
These include emotional and relationship concerns, addressing life transitions, cancer, other medical issues, and navigating life with ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Depression.
Accepting new patients- I am a seasoned clinician with extensive experience as a therapist for adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from various cultural backgrounds. My goal is to team with clients to reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals, we can help you gain new skills to cope with and overcome your challenges. My style is collaborative and we can find solutions together. Success requires honesty, understanding, strong communication skills, and a willingness to work through difficulties. Often people shy away from getting help.
(301) 605-9171 View (301) 605-9171
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Mary Beth Covert
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Familiar with caring for special needs and nurturing relationships through the ups and downs, I'm also a cancer survivor and know that living wholeheartedly after transitions is possible.
Hello and welcome! All of us encounter times when our lives don't look like we expected they would. My passion for the last 18 years has been helping adults heal from past pain/trauma & live into their courage and freedom. I specialize in assisting people with re-discovering joy and wholeheartedness following life transitions. Your journey MATTERS and the way that you walk through this difficult season matters. I offer online psychotherapy to Clients in NY, TN, VA & FL, & DC.
Familiar with caring for special needs and nurturing relationships through the ups and downs, I'm also a cancer survivor and know that living wholeheartedly after transitions is possible.
Hello and welcome! All of us encounter times when our lives don't look like we expected they would. My passion for the last 18 years has been helping adults heal from past pain/trauma & live into their courage and freedom. I specialize in assisting people with re-discovering joy and wholeheartedness following life transitions. Your journey MATTERS and the way that you walk through this difficult season matters. I offer online psychotherapy to Clients in NY, TN, VA & FL, & DC.
(629) 205-7765 View (629) 205-7765
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Dr. Ameena Ahmed
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! I’m Dr. Ameena, a licensed clinical psychologist, actively practicing in the DMV area. I am a generalist practitioner and treat individuals across the lifespan with a variety of presenting concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder). Some of my specialties include working with individuals who have acute and chronic medical conditions (e.g., cancer, transplant recipient, chronic pain), as well as their caregivers. I have primarily worked in hospital settings, although have also worked in community mental health agencies and private practice.
Hi there! I’m Dr. Ameena, a licensed clinical psychologist, actively practicing in the DMV area. I am a generalist practitioner and treat individuals across the lifespan with a variety of presenting concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder). Some of my specialties include working with individuals who have acute and chronic medical conditions (e.g., cancer, transplant recipient, chronic pain), as well as their caregivers. I have primarily worked in hospital settings, although have also worked in community mental health agencies and private practice.
(301) 433-7418 View (301) 433-7418
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Susan Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
I am also a long term cancer survivor.
You have survived the pandemic, congratulations! But..are you thriving now? If you're here on this site, something is going on that you want to change. I am a unique therapist who is goal oriented. You can't get back what you have lost these last 2 years, but you can figure out how the rest of your life should look. That is what I offer. I will help you look at the narratives you have about yourself. Some may be helpful and some may keep you locked up, ashamed, fearful, lonely. Let's change that You are never more than 1 thought away from a new way of life.
I am also a long term cancer survivor.
You have survived the pandemic, congratulations! But..are you thriving now? If you're here on this site, something is going on that you want to change. I am a unique therapist who is goal oriented. You can't get back what you have lost these last 2 years, but you can figure out how the rest of your life should look. That is what I offer. I will help you look at the narratives you have about yourself. Some may be helpful and some may keep you locked up, ashamed, fearful, lonely. Let's change that You are never more than 1 thought away from a new way of life.
(434) 201-4302 View (434) 201-4302
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Victoria Tripp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20064
Waitlist for new clients
Individuals suffering from cancer and chronic illnesses are often overwhelmed with numerous challenges, including family system dynamics, and the tumult of intense and fluctuating emotions of fear, anxiety, depression, anger and anticipatory grief. These challenges can bring up existential questions regarding the meaning of life and personal faith. My experience as a therapist havs inspired my counseling style as one where there is space for client’s to process these important questions without judgment.
Individuals suffering from cancer and chronic illnesses are often overwhelmed with numerous challenges, including family system dynamics, and the tumult of intense and fluctuating emotions of fear, anxiety, depression, anger and anticipatory grief. These challenges can bring up existential questions regarding the meaning of life and personal faith. My experience as a therapist havs inspired my counseling style as one where there is space for client’s to process these important questions without judgment.
(540) 274-0289 View (540) 274-0289
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Stellium Integrative Wellness
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20566  (Online Only)
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
(503) 461-7881 View (503) 461-7881
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Dr. Danielle M Shpigel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Choosing a mental health provider can feel daunting. I approach treatment with the philosophy that the foundation for positive change begins with a strong therapist-client relationship and that individuals can find meaning and thrive even amidst life’s most challenging chapters. I am experienced in treating adults with a range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, and life stressors such as relationship and work difficulties. I also specialize in helping clients and their loved ones cope with medical conditions such as pain, insomnia, and cancer, as well as other physical illnesses or disabilities.
Choosing a mental health provider can feel daunting. I approach treatment with the philosophy that the foundation for positive change begins with a strong therapist-client relationship and that individuals can find meaning and thrive even amidst life’s most challenging chapters. I am experienced in treating adults with a range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, and life stressors such as relationship and work difficulties. I also specialize in helping clients and their loved ones cope with medical conditions such as pain, insomnia, and cancer, as well as other physical illnesses or disabilities.
(202) 301-4984 View (202) 301-4984
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Anne Brennan Malec
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Please note that all sessions are via tele-medicine. I believe that clients seeking counseling services desire tools for living a better life, and I strive to provide those tools. I do not push change on clients, but rather helps them articulate how they want their lives to be, and then collaboratively set out to put the foundation in place to create that life. I feel that clients gain the most from the counseling experience when they feel supported, encouraged, and understood by their therapist. This process works best in a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space, which I provide.
Please note that all sessions are via tele-medicine. I believe that clients seeking counseling services desire tools for living a better life, and I strive to provide those tools. I do not push change on clients, but rather helps them articulate how they want their lives to be, and then collaboratively set out to put the foundation in place to create that life. I feel that clients gain the most from the counseling experience when they feel supported, encouraged, and understood by their therapist. This process works best in a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space, which I provide.
(312) 626-9612 View (312) 626-9612
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Marcela Kepic
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC , ACS
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
(551) 243-6337 View (551) 243-6337
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A Therapeutic Alliance
LICSW, LCSW, LMSW, CST, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Using a client-centered approach, our Clinicians help Clients understand and work through problems of everyday living, including relationship issues, work-life balance and self care issues, the impact of traumatic experiences past and present, and issues which affect day-to-day living. Connecting the dots of your inner experience and your outward struggles can be a powerful motivator for change. Together, we keep close track of your goals for therapy and your satisfaction with the results.
Using a client-centered approach, our Clinicians help Clients understand and work through problems of everyday living, including relationship issues, work-life balance and self care issues, the impact of traumatic experiences past and present, and issues which affect day-to-day living. Connecting the dots of your inner experience and your outward struggles can be a powerful motivator for change. Together, we keep close track of your goals for therapy and your satisfaction with the results.
(571) 882-9743 View (571) 882-9743
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Dr. Delishia Pittman
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, ABPP, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
I'm Dr. Delishia Pittman, Founder & Clinical Director of The Wellness Collective. I applaud you for taking this brave step toward finding support to work through the issues that concern you most. It is my personal belief that humans have an innate capacity to heal and orientation toward growth. I subscribe to an integrative multicultural orientation and rely heavily on the language and interventions of relational cultural, feminist and psychodynamic theories. I work to establish a sense of felt security and empowerment with the goal of managing presenting concerns and fostering growth and wellbeing.
I'm Dr. Delishia Pittman, Founder & Clinical Director of The Wellness Collective. I applaud you for taking this brave step toward finding support to work through the issues that concern you most. It is my personal belief that humans have an innate capacity to heal and orientation toward growth. I subscribe to an integrative multicultural orientation and rely heavily on the language and interventions of relational cultural, feminist and psychodynamic theories. I work to establish a sense of felt security and empowerment with the goal of managing presenting concerns and fostering growth and wellbeing.
(202) 930-9820 View (202) 930-9820
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Sammi Rosenfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, DC LPC, MD LCPC, MSEd, CCTP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Waitlist for new clients
I am a mental health and school counselor passionate about supporting the growth of children and young adults. I am experienced with both school-age children, young adults, and adults. I have also spent a lifetime in the world of professional dance and the creative arts. My experience in dance and the body highly influences my therapeutic lens. I view integration of body and mind through multi-sensory modalities as integral to client growth. I take an integrative approach to my work; in one session we may talk, play, draw, explore the sand tray, or move. Some moments may be more directive and some may be client-led.
I am a mental health and school counselor passionate about supporting the growth of children and young adults. I am experienced with both school-age children, young adults, and adults. I have also spent a lifetime in the world of professional dance and the creative arts. My experience in dance and the body highly influences my therapeutic lens. I view integration of body and mind through multi-sensory modalities as integral to client growth. I take an integrative approach to my work; in one session we may talk, play, draw, explore the sand tray, or move. Some moments may be more directive and some may be client-led.
(202) 935-7358 View (202) 935-7358