Child Therapists in Washington, DC

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Karyne Messina
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
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
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Thoughts & Emotions, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20088
It is my hope that in working with individuals to better meet their own goals, I am able to help them to live happier and more fulfilled lives. I look forward to meeting with you and exploring the different options to improving your life. Over the past 24 years I have worked extensively with adults struggling with depression & anxiety as well as adolescents, and their families. My practice, Thoughts & Emotions, LLC works with adults, adolescents, preteens and children. Please take a look at my website for more information regarding my experience and practice.
It is my hope that in working with individuals to better meet their own goals, I am able to help them to live happier and more fulfilled lives. I look forward to meeting with you and exploring the different options to improving your life. Over the past 24 years I have worked extensively with adults struggling with depression & anxiety as well as adolescents, and their families. My practice, Thoughts & Emotions, LLC works with adults, adolescents, preteens and children. Please take a look at my website for more information regarding my experience and practice.
(301) 450-7436 View (301) 450-7436
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Ready Set Grow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Let's face it; life can be stressful. Are you feeling overwhelmed with family or work? Taking on more responsibilities than you're capable of managing? Are you caught in the middle of caring for your aging parents while raising your own children and feeling crushed by the pressure? Tired of yelling or simply being frustrated with those you love the most?
Let's face it; life can be stressful. Are you feeling overwhelmed with family or work? Taking on more responsibilities than you're capable of managing? Are you caught in the middle of caring for your aging parents while raising your own children and feeling crushed by the pressure? Tired of yelling or simply being frustrated with those you love the most?
(240) 394-4103 View (240) 394-4103
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Christine N Coyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Not accepting new clients
I am unique because I work with children and adults. I work with littles and support them to build stronger, healthier, and more attached connections with parents. I am passionate about working with adults that have courageously stepped forward to heal unresolved trauma. I have experience with how trauma impacts the whole self, not just thoughts and feelings, and remains stored in our very being and how trauma often leads to intense feelings and/or engagement in maladaptive patterns of behavior in adults. I am aware of how a challenging behavior can impact functioning and support improved attachment and self-esteem.
I am unique because I work with children and adults. I work with littles and support them to build stronger, healthier, and more attached connections with parents. I am passionate about working with adults that have courageously stepped forward to heal unresolved trauma. I have experience with how trauma impacts the whole self, not just thoughts and feelings, and remains stored in our very being and how trauma often leads to intense feelings and/or engagement in maladaptive patterns of behavior in adults. I am aware of how a challenging behavior can impact functioning and support improved attachment and self-esteem.
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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
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Inspired Leadership Therapy & Consulting Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20012
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief-Solution focused therapy, Parent Child Interactional therapy, and group therapy.
I am invested in the empowerment of individuals, families and organizations. I believe that within each system, there are natural leaders. The individual has the capacity to maximize their own outcomes. I will focus with each individual to explore that potential. The team also has experience in government, non-profit, and community based settings. I will utilize these experiences to support client success. An ideal client has a desire to believe!!
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief-Solution focused therapy, Parent Child Interactional therapy, and group therapy.
I am invested in the empowerment of individuals, families and organizations. I believe that within each system, there are natural leaders. The individual has the capacity to maximize their own outcomes. I will focus with each individual to explore that potential. The team also has experience in government, non-profit, and community based settings. I will utilize these experiences to support client success. An ideal client has a desire to believe!!
(240) 696-7567 View (240) 696-7567
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Dara Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult decision and a brave choice. In my practice, I work with my clients to build upon strengths that already exist to help you gain the skills to reach their fullest potential. I would like to help you have the opportunity to create meaningful change in your daily lives. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, individuals and their families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, and learning challenges. I have experience advocating for clients in the form of working with teachers, participating in IEP meetings, and educating the community.
Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult decision and a brave choice. In my practice, I work with my clients to build upon strengths that already exist to help you gain the skills to reach their fullest potential. I would like to help you have the opportunity to create meaningful change in your daily lives. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, individuals and their families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, and learning challenges. I have experience advocating for clients in the form of working with teachers, participating in IEP meetings, and educating the community.
(301) 861-0746 View (301) 861-0746
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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
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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
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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
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Maryland Neuropsychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20500
Services provided by neuropsychologists and licensed clinical psychologists, 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 neuropsychologists and licensed clinical psychologists, 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
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Nancy Sharpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20018
Not accepting new clients
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. 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. 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
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The Barker Adoption Foundation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20011
Are you wondering if your child's current struggles are related to developmental challenges related to adoption or something else; struggling with decisions about how and when to share specific adoption information with your child; is your child ready for search/reunion; need assistance navigating an open adoption, behavioral challenges? Give me a call.
Touched by Adoption? The Barker Foundation recognizes that adoption is a lifelong journey, with normal developmental challenges and tasks. We will walk with you through and support you through your journey. Whether you are an adoptive parent with a child that is struggling emotionally or academically; a birth parent who is seeking understanding, reflection, or search and reunion; or an adoptee looking for support- we are here for you.
Are you wondering if your child's current struggles are related to developmental challenges related to adoption or something else; struggling with decisions about how and when to share specific adoption information with your child; is your child ready for search/reunion; need assistance navigating an open adoption, behavioral challenges? Give me a call.
Touched by Adoption? The Barker Foundation recognizes that adoption is a lifelong journey, with normal developmental challenges and tasks. We will walk with you through and support you through your journey. Whether you are an adoptive parent with a child that is struggling emotionally or academically; a birth parent who is seeking understanding, reflection, or search and reunion; or an adoptee looking for support- we are here for you.
(240) 245-2720 View (240) 245-2720
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Dr. Anjelica Jackson Todd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Culturally-responsive therapy for everyone, everywhere. That’s my motto. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy—whether you’re looking for help navigating life’s challenges, improving your relationships, confronting unhelpful habits, or pursuing personal growth. I provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, tailoring treatment to meet the specific needs of each client while incorporating approaches supported by research.
Culturally-responsive therapy for everyone, everywhere. That’s my motto. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy—whether you’re looking for help navigating life’s challenges, improving your relationships, confronting unhelpful habits, or pursuing personal growth. I provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, tailoring treatment to meet the specific needs of each client while incorporating approaches supported by research.
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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
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Patty Ansani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
I believe each of us has the capacity to overcome life issues and challenges by utilizing strengths. However, we sometimes need assistance working through life’s obstacles and leveraging our strengths. I can provide a safe and empathic space for healing. My experience includes working with individual adults and children addressing trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, academic issues, anxiety, grief, and depression.
I believe each of us has the capacity to overcome life issues and challenges by utilizing strengths. However, we sometimes need assistance working through life’s obstacles and leveraging our strengths. I can provide a safe and empathic space for healing. My experience includes working with individual adults and children addressing trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, academic issues, anxiety, grief, and depression.
(703) 870-3468 View (703) 870-3468
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Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
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
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Celestial Hope Rising Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LPC, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Celestial Hope Rising Services is a mental health behavioral agency dedicated to providing clients of all ages and backgrounds with specialized services that cater to various challenges such as generational trauma, parent-child relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral concerns, and family conflict.
At Celestial Hope Rising Services, we believe in innovative ways to inspire open space for independent learning, growth, and development while upholding our core values of integrity, compassion, empowerment, person-centered care, and innovative approaches. Our agency aims to ensure our clients receive the best care and support for their well-being and quality of life. Our experienced team of professionals provides individualized care and treatment in a safe and non-judgmental environment, supporting clients on their journey to better mental health and resiliency. Join us on a journey towards better health and a brighter future.
Celestial Hope Rising Services is a mental health behavioral agency dedicated to providing clients of all ages and backgrounds with specialized services that cater to various challenges such as generational trauma, parent-child relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral concerns, and family conflict.
At Celestial Hope Rising Services, we believe in innovative ways to inspire open space for independent learning, growth, and development while upholding our core values of integrity, compassion, empowerment, person-centered care, and innovative approaches. Our agency aims to ensure our clients receive the best care and support for their well-being and quality of life. Our experienced team of professionals provides individualized care and treatment in a safe and non-judgmental environment, supporting clients on their journey to better mental health and resiliency. Join us on a journey towards better health and a brighter future.
(301) 719-2462 View (301) 719-2462
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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
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Rachel Scharf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
Is your child facing challenges with managing big feelings of anxiety? Do they find it difficult to connect with friends or keep up at school? Are you a parent struggling to understand and help your child express themselves and use healthy coping mechanisms? As a therapist, I'm here to give you and your child tools and strategies to work with life’s obstacles. I specialize in working with ADHD, Autism, anxiety disorders, grief, and trauma. In my work with children and teens, I utilize a blend of play-based techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts including art, music and drama, as well as sand play therapy.
Is your child facing challenges with managing big feelings of anxiety? Do they find it difficult to connect with friends or keep up at school? Are you a parent struggling to understand and help your child express themselves and use healthy coping mechanisms? As a therapist, I'm here to give you and your child tools and strategies to work with life’s obstacles. I specialize in working with ADHD, Autism, anxiety disorders, grief, and trauma. In my work with children and teens, I utilize a blend of play-based techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts including art, music and drama, as well as sand play therapy.
(301) 458-3153 View (301) 458-3153