Child Therapists in Washington, DC

Photo of Christina Tripodi Mitchell, PsyD, NCSP, Psychologist
Christina Tripodi Mitchell
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
The Child & Family Practice of Washington, DC is committed to providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychological and educational support services to children, families, schools, and other organizations. We specialize in the assessment of learning and behavioral concerns and in the creation of targeted, supportive programming designed to equip individuals with the tools they need to succeed in school, work, and beyond. We also provide psychological and educational consultation and support to families, schools, and organizations based in the Washington, DC metro area, nation-wide, and abroad.
The Child & Family Practice of Washington, DC is committed to providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychological and educational support services to children, families, schools, and other organizations. We specialize in the assessment of learning and behavioral concerns and in the creation of targeted, supportive programming designed to equip individuals with the tools they need to succeed in school, work, and beyond. We also provide psychological and educational consultation and support to families, schools, and organizations based in the Washington, DC metro area, nation-wide, and abroad.
(703) 596-1360 View (703) 596-1360
Photo of Devon C King, PhD, Psychologist
Devon C King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I have tremendous respect for people who make the difficult decision to enter in to psychotherapy. I work collaboratively with older children, adolescents, and adults, in individual, couples, and family therapy. My goal is to explore collaboratively the troubles that have led them to seek treatment at this time. I try to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment, where one can develop insight to better understand and ultimately change behavioral and relational patterns that get in the way of happiness and fulfillment. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as relationship difficulties and life transitions.
I have tremendous respect for people who make the difficult decision to enter in to psychotherapy. I work collaboratively with older children, adolescents, and adults, in individual, couples, and family therapy. My goal is to explore collaboratively the troubles that have led them to seek treatment at this time. I try to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment, where one can develop insight to better understand and ultimately change behavioral and relational patterns that get in the way of happiness and fulfillment. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(240) 262-4455 View (240) 262-4455
Photo of Karyne Messina, EdD, Psychologist
Karyne Messina
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
When I see a new patient for the first time, I try to assess what he or she wants from life or from what each person is struggling. I do this with individuals or parents so together so we can determine what is best for him or her or their child at the current time. Sometimes people want to work on one problem and then develop a curiosity about how their minds work. Often in those situations, I work more intensely and more frequency to search for what is meaning to people and how they wants to navigate in the world in a freer way.
When I see a new patient for the first time, I try to assess what he or she wants from life or from what each person is struggling. I do this with individuals or parents so together so we can determine what is best for him or her or their child at the current time. Sometimes people want to work on one problem and then develop a curiosity about how their minds work. Often in those situations, I work more intensely and more frequency to search for what is meaning to people and how they wants to navigate in the world in a freer way.
(301) 533-7606 View (301) 533-7606
Photo of undefined - Cameron & Company, Inc, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cameron & Company, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
I call upon my over 30 years experience in areas Child Welfare; Medical/Hospital Social Work; Navy, Army, Marine and Air Force, Individual and Family Life Issues.
I work with families, individuals, couples, groups around the following issues: Stage of Life Adjustments; Depression; Anxiety; Elder Care Management; Military Family Life; Active Duty Issues;PTSD;Traumatic Brain Issues;Employee Assistance;Child and Family Issues; Family Conflicts;Adolescent Adjustments as well as Veteran and Retirement Concerns.
I call upon my over 30 years experience in areas Child Welfare; Medical/Hospital Social Work; Navy, Army, Marine and Air Force, Individual and Family Life Issues.
I work with families, individuals, couples, groups around the following issues: Stage of Life Adjustments; Depression; Anxiety; Elder Care Management; Military Family Life; Active Duty Issues;PTSD;Traumatic Brain Issues;Employee Assistance;Child and Family Issues; Family Conflicts;Adolescent Adjustments as well as Veteran and Retirement Concerns.
(757) 353-4117 View (757) 353-4117
Photo of Chrishonna Greene, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chrishonna Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive training in relationship enhancement techniques, child development, and trauma-informed interventions.
Are you feeling discontent in your relationships, overwhelmed by life, or having difficulty adjusting to a recent change in your life? Seeking help is an amazing demonstration of self-awareness. It is also a demonstration of your intentional choice to heal and improve your emotional health. As your therapist, I will help you to see how challenging circumstances arise to show you areas in your life that require attention and resolve. Together, we will co-create multiple pathways to well-being, with the ultimate goal of creating healing for your mind, body, and spirit.
I have extensive training in relationship enhancement techniques, child development, and trauma-informed interventions.
Are you feeling discontent in your relationships, overwhelmed by life, or having difficulty adjusting to a recent change in your life? Seeking help is an amazing demonstration of self-awareness. It is also a demonstration of your intentional choice to heal and improve your emotional health. As your therapist, I will help you to see how challenging circumstances arise to show you areas in your life that require attention and resolve. Together, we will co-create multiple pathways to well-being, with the ultimate goal of creating healing for your mind, body, and spirit.
(703) 215-3574 View (703) 215-3574
Photo of Rebecca Whitmore, LCSW-C, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rebecca Whitmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I am skilled at helping children and adults to build internal positive self regard.
We overcome difficulties, adjust to changes, and manage difficult emotions best when we do not have to go at it alone. I offer a supportive partnership to help you identify your goals and build capacity to experience joy, compassionate self regard, and healthy rewarding relationships. I have over 35 years of experience helping children, couples, adults, and parents who experience feeling stuck, alone, sad, anxious, or unable to find the forward motion to reach goals for well being. Together we can create a safe space to address difficult emotions, and identify resources and habits that support resiliency and wellness.
I am skilled at helping children and adults to build internal positive self regard.
We overcome difficulties, adjust to changes, and manage difficult emotions best when we do not have to go at it alone. I offer a supportive partnership to help you identify your goals and build capacity to experience joy, compassionate self regard, and healthy rewarding relationships. I have over 35 years of experience helping children, couples, adults, and parents who experience feeling stuck, alone, sad, anxious, or unable to find the forward motion to reach goals for well being. Together we can create a safe space to address difficult emotions, and identify resources and habits that support resiliency and wellness.
(240) 775-2294 View (240) 775-2294
Photo of Stefanie Gilbert, PhD, Psychologist
Stefanie Gilbert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals who seek to live happier, healthier lives and recognize that change can only happen by trying something new. Each of us has the power to create better lives for ourselves simply by changing the way we relate to ourselves. Many people never learned as children how to cope with stress and negative emotion. But this is a skill that can be learned in adulthood and that can pave the way for greater happiness throughout our lives. The ultimate goal is to prioritize your well-being and care for yourself by noticing and responding to your thoughts and feelings with compassion and validation.
I enjoy working with individuals who seek to live happier, healthier lives and recognize that change can only happen by trying something new. Each of us has the power to create better lives for ourselves simply by changing the way we relate to ourselves. Many people never learned as children how to cope with stress and negative emotion. But this is a skill that can be learned in adulthood and that can pave the way for greater happiness throughout our lives. The ultimate goal is to prioritize your well-being and care for yourself by noticing and responding to your thoughts and feelings with compassion and validation.
(240) 202-1838 View (240) 202-1838
Photo of Caryn Harris Bohac, LCPC, NCC
Caryn Harris Bohac
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
My practice focuses on treating children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, executive functioning, and low self-esteem. I help individuals and families identify concerns, understand maladaptive behavioral and relational patterns, and develop insight to make positive changes. I am passionate about empowering clients with the skills to improve self-esteem, manage stress, and navigate difficult life transitions. I help clients develop effective communication skills to improve self-advocacy and confidence. I want each client to recognize and own their personal strengths and challenges and work to develop new coping skills to lead a more fulfilling life.
My practice focuses on treating children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, executive functioning, and low self-esteem. I help individuals and families identify concerns, understand maladaptive behavioral and relational patterns, and develop insight to make positive changes. I am passionate about empowering clients with the skills to improve self-esteem, manage stress, and navigate difficult life transitions. I help clients develop effective communication skills to improve self-advocacy and confidence. I want each client to recognize and own their personal strengths and challenges and work to develop new coping skills to lead a more fulfilling life.
(240) 696-7544 View (240) 696-7544
Photo of Nancy Sharpe, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nancy Sharpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20018
I love working with college and graduate students, professionals, parents of young children, folks living with ADHD, and folks living with chronic illness who are seeking greater work-life balance, belonging, and significance.
Limited spots available in person on Wednesday. Please e-mail me. Seeking support is a courageous act of self-love. I would love to explore the possibility of working together. Clients often come in with symptoms of depression and anxiety and feel disconnected from themselves and others. My hope is to build a trusting relationship where you can explore the emotional obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your goals, and to help you identify the underlying emotions motivating behaviors such as hurt, sadness, fear, loss, and loneliness. My clients report feeling listened to, understood, and empowered.
I love working with college and graduate students, professionals, parents of young children, folks living with ADHD, and folks living with chronic illness who are seeking greater work-life balance, belonging, and significance.
Limited spots available in person on Wednesday. Please e-mail me. Seeking support is a courageous act of self-love. I would love to explore the possibility of working together. Clients often come in with symptoms of depression and anxiety and feel disconnected from themselves and others. My hope is to build a trusting relationship where you can explore the emotional obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your goals, and to help you identify the underlying emotions motivating behaviors such as hurt, sadness, fear, loss, and loneliness. My clients report feeling listened to, understood, and empowered.
(240) 245-2761 View (240) 245-2761
Photo of undefined - Maryland Neuropsychological Services, LLC, PsyD, NCC, Psychologist
Maryland Neuropsychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20500
Services provided by a pediatric neuropsychologist who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, in the state of Maryland. Therapy is provided to individuals across the lifespan (children and adults). Client issues we can help with includes grief, stress management, anxiety, depression, life issues, compulsions and obsessions, and an umbrella of sexual issues (including voyeurism, exhibitionism, pedophilia, sexuality and issues having sex, and more), neurodevelopmental disorders (autism/ADHD), and trauma. Founder: Dr. Sarah Gardner, PsyD, NCC
Services provided by a pediatric neuropsychologist who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, in the state of Maryland. Therapy is provided to individuals across the lifespan (children and adults). Client issues we can help with includes grief, stress management, anxiety, depression, life issues, compulsions and obsessions, and an umbrella of sexual issues (including voyeurism, exhibitionism, pedophilia, sexuality and issues having sex, and more), neurodevelopmental disorders (autism/ADHD), and trauma. Founder: Dr. Sarah Gardner, PsyD, NCC
(410) 834-4913 View (410) 834-4913
Photo of Brandy Walker, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brandy Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
As a holistic trauma-informed therapist, I help you move from overwhelm and anxiety to navigating life with confidence, ease, and joy. My areas of focus include anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and addiction—because they often occur simultaneously. I help you see your innate wisdom so that you can create goals, remember dreams, and find a deep, abiding sense of contentment within yourself. Many clients I work with were told they were "too sensitive" or "overdramatic" as a child. I am skilled at guiding you reconnect with younger parts of yourself and shift unhelpful core beliefs. I am licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
As a holistic trauma-informed therapist, I help you move from overwhelm and anxiety to navigating life with confidence, ease, and joy. My areas of focus include anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and addiction—because they often occur simultaneously. I help you see your innate wisdom so that you can create goals, remember dreams, and find a deep, abiding sense of contentment within yourself. Many clients I work with were told they were "too sensitive" or "overdramatic" as a child. I am skilled at guiding you reconnect with younger parts of yourself and shift unhelpful core beliefs. I am licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
(703) 215-3277 View (703) 215-3277
Photo of Ashley Wilson, LGSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ashley Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults managing the emotions and stressors that come along with significant life transitions.
I enjoy working with clients seeking healing, peace and understanding in the face of various mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, mood instability and/or trauma. I realize that many of us may not know where to begin when we feel stuck or hopeless. If you are willing to take the chance and even consider what a "light at the end of the tunnel" might look like, I know we could work together to get you to a place where you feel you have the tools and knowledge to move forward on a path of wellness.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults managing the emotions and stressors that come along with significant life transitions.
I enjoy working with clients seeking healing, peace and understanding in the face of various mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, mood instability and/or trauma. I realize that many of us may not know where to begin when we feel stuck or hopeless. If you are willing to take the chance and even consider what a "light at the end of the tunnel" might look like, I know we could work together to get you to a place where you feel you have the tools and knowledge to move forward on a path of wellness.
(240) 410-6874 View (240) 410-6874
Photo of undefined - Christ & Counseling Services, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Christ & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002
Waitlist for new clients
I view therapy as a partnership where the majority of the work is done outside of the session. I assign Self- Work (Homework) for my clients. I want you to get the credit for building a better version of yourself. I’m here to bring awareness and help you make sense of out whatever you are currently dealing with. I serve women between the ages of 25- 65 who are struggling with adjusting post-breakup or divorce. Additionally, I also help married couples repair their broken relationships through the beautiful art of Marriage Therapy. Prior to becoming a clinical therapist, I worked in the field of Child Welfare and public schools
I view therapy as a partnership where the majority of the work is done outside of the session. I assign Self- Work (Homework) for my clients. I want you to get the credit for building a better version of yourself. I’m here to bring awareness and help you make sense of out whatever you are currently dealing with. I serve women between the ages of 25- 65 who are struggling with adjusting post-breakup or divorce. Additionally, I also help married couples repair their broken relationships through the beautiful art of Marriage Therapy. Prior to becoming a clinical therapist, I worked in the field of Child Welfare and public schools
View
Photo of Zanita Bohea Zody, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Zanita Bohea Zody
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
I hold an MS & PhD in child, adolescent & family development with a specialty in marriage and family therapy and have devoted the past 20+ years to my work in the eating disorder community.
My work focuses on creating body trust and respect, healing from disordered eating behaviors and thoughts, and recovering from diagnosable eating disorders. I have worked across the continuum of all levels of care, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions. My work combines honoring your individual story and path toward recovery with evidenced-based interventions to provide you with the tools and information you need for that journey. For my younger clients, this often also includes working with parents so they can effectively support their loved one's recovery.
I hold an MS & PhD in child, adolescent & family development with a specialty in marriage and family therapy and have devoted the past 20+ years to my work in the eating disorder community.
My work focuses on creating body trust and respect, healing from disordered eating behaviors and thoughts, and recovering from diagnosable eating disorders. I have worked across the continuum of all levels of care, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions. My work combines honoring your individual story and path toward recovery with evidenced-based interventions to provide you with the tools and information you need for that journey. For my younger clients, this often also includes working with parents so they can effectively support their loved one's recovery.
(857) 466-2017 View (857) 466-2017
Photo of Kate Scharff, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kate Scharff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I'm a Washington, DC area (DC/MD/VA) therapist with 35 years' experience helping individuals, couples and families to navigate such issues as relationship difficulties (including around communication, intimacy and infidelity), parenting and co-parenting, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and trauma. I maintain a general practice of individual and couple therapy. A separate part of my practice is dedicating to working with individuals, couples and children going through separation and divorce. I'm also an author, trainer of mental health professionals, and podcaster. Learn more about me at at www.katescharff.com.
I'm a Washington, DC area (DC/MD/VA) therapist with 35 years' experience helping individuals, couples and families to navigate such issues as relationship difficulties (including around communication, intimacy and infidelity), parenting and co-parenting, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and trauma. I maintain a general practice of individual and couple therapy. A separate part of my practice is dedicating to working with individuals, couples and children going through separation and divorce. I'm also an author, trainer of mental health professionals, and podcaster. Learn more about me at at www.katescharff.com.
(301) 641-3211 View (301) 641-3211
Photo of undefined - Life Connection Services, LCSW-C, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Life Connection Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
Nicole White-Samuels has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, residential and private practice. Nicole White-Samuels is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidenced based practice found extremely effective in providing relief and healing for those suffering with trauma, as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). an evidence-based practice used in treating children impacted by trauma. She is certified in Brainspotting assisting her clients to access, process and overcome unresolved trauma, negative emotions, and pain.
Nicole White-Samuels has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, residential and private practice. Nicole White-Samuels is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidenced based practice found extremely effective in providing relief and healing for those suffering with trauma, as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). an evidence-based practice used in treating children impacted by trauma. She is certified in Brainspotting assisting her clients to access, process and overcome unresolved trauma, negative emotions, and pain.
(410) 469-6681 View (410) 469-6681
Photo of Christa Carlton, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, RYT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Christa Carlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with diverse populations of all ages, including children and teens.
People come to me with the need for a non-judgmental space to explore their own lived experiences and express their thoughts and feelings. I specialize in supporting survivors of trauma and employ a client-centered, strengths-based approach. I help clients develop insight around factors influencing development, understand the mind-body connection, and explore individualized strategies for optimizing mental wellness. I have experience supporting clients around a variety of needs including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, neurodiversity, identity, special needs parenting, relationships, behaviors, and substance use.
I have extensive experience working with diverse populations of all ages, including children and teens.
People come to me with the need for a non-judgmental space to explore their own lived experiences and express their thoughts and feelings. I specialize in supporting survivors of trauma and employ a client-centered, strengths-based approach. I help clients develop insight around factors influencing development, understand the mind-body connection, and explore individualized strategies for optimizing mental wellness. I have experience supporting clients around a variety of needs including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, neurodiversity, identity, special needs parenting, relationships, behaviors, and substance use.
(443) 785-2982 View (443) 785-2982
Photo of Waltrina J. Stancell, LPC, LCPC, CACII, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Waltrina J. Stancell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, CACII, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and Welcome! My name is Waltrina. I am an independently licensed clinician in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I have over ten years of experience in mental health and addictions counseling. I am a graduate of Howard University and Boston University School of Medicine. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I use a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Waltrina. I am an independently licensed clinician in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I have over ten years of experience in mental health and addictions counseling. I am a graduate of Howard University and Boston University School of Medicine. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I use a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors.
(301) 923-4402 View (301) 923-4402
Photo of Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers. Are you feeling stuck and lost in a cycle of repetition? Are you unsure how to change your relationship with yourself and others? I am experienced in treating adults, children, and adolescents, who have struggled with a combination of issues. Additionally, I have a special interest in couples therapy and work out of a Gottman and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy perspective. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and adjustment disorders.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers. Are you feeling stuck and lost in a cycle of repetition? Are you unsure how to change your relationship with yourself and others? I am experienced in treating adults, children, and adolescents, who have struggled with a combination of issues. Additionally, I have a special interest in couples therapy and work out of a Gottman and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy perspective. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and adjustment disorders.
(703) 440-7619 View (703) 440-7619
Photo of Melissa Melendez, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Melendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Hi! I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depressive disorders, grieving, self-esteem, social skills, and relationship issues. I provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. I am passionate about working with clients from diverse backgrounds and strive to incorporate cultural competence in my therapeutic practice. I believe it’s crucial to provide psychotherapy and preventative services to clients from diverse backgrounds who may be unaware of potential warning signs and risk factors associated with mental health disorders.
Hi! I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depressive disorders, grieving, self-esteem, social skills, and relationship issues. I provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. I am passionate about working with clients from diverse backgrounds and strive to incorporate cultural competence in my therapeutic practice. I believe it’s crucial to provide psychotherapy and preventative services to clients from diverse backgrounds who may be unaware of potential warning signs and risk factors associated with mental health disorders.
(301) 769-7528 View (301) 769-7528