Child Therapists in Washington, DC

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Next Level Up Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
At Next Level Up Counseling, we specialize in services to children, caregivers and families navigating behavioral challenges and anxiety disorders in childhood. We believe that progress is not made by jumping to the top. It is made by doing the work to get to the next level up from where you were, and celebrating that as the moment of growth that it is.
At Next Level Up Counseling, we specialize in services to children, caregivers and families navigating behavioral challenges and anxiety disorders in childhood. We believe that progress is not made by jumping to the top. It is made by doing the work to get to the next level up from where you were, and celebrating that as the moment of growth that it is.
(202) 816-7480 View (202) 816-7480
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Justine Kalas Reeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DPsych
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
I am a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst.
In addition to my work with creative and ambitious adults, I work with young children and adolescents to increase harmony, pleasure and satisfaction in life. I treat people who are underachieving in work or school despite clear talent; overachieving in work or school yet at a high price; people who are highly anxious; people who feel hopeless about change; people who are trying to achieve greatness in sports or career; and people who know they deserve so much more but for whom it feels elusive. Let's strengthen your capacity to hear yourself better so your relationships and creativity can continue to flourish.
I am a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst.
In addition to my work with creative and ambitious adults, I work with young children and adolescents to increase harmony, pleasure and satisfaction in life. I treat people who are underachieving in work or school despite clear talent; overachieving in work or school yet at a high price; people who are highly anxious; people who feel hopeless about change; people who are trying to achieve greatness in sports or career; and people who know they deserve so much more but for whom it feels elusive. Let's strengthen your capacity to hear yourself better so your relationships and creativity can continue to flourish.
(202) 796-6090 View (202) 796-6090
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Elaina Vasserman-Stokes
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I offer individual, couples, and play therapy to adults, children, and parents.
My clinical expertise is in issues related to emotional regulation, trauma, loss, and early life attachment experiences. I have a particular interest in supporting parents of young children (particularly at this time and in relationship to COVID-related school and care transitions). My approach can broadly be described as insight oriented and rooted in attachment, relational, and interpersonal theories as well as self-psychology. My expertise rests on meaningful personal experiences and on continuing rigorous training and teaching.
I offer individual, couples, and play therapy to adults, children, and parents.
My clinical expertise is in issues related to emotional regulation, trauma, loss, and early life attachment experiences. I have a particular interest in supporting parents of young children (particularly at this time and in relationship to COVID-related school and care transitions). My approach can broadly be described as insight oriented and rooted in attachment, relational, and interpersonal theories as well as self-psychology. My expertise rests on meaningful personal experiences and on continuing rigorous training and teaching.
(240) 607-5480 View (240) 607-5480
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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
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N.E. Beautiful Mind
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
Are you a parent of a child who is experiencing a change in their mood, level of stress or anxiety? Maybe you are a young adult who is uncertain about the future. Perhaps you are an athlete or entertainer that is experiencing performance anxiety. If that is the case, you've found the right place. N.E. Beautiful Mind has been established as a dedicated mental health organization, unwavering in its commitment to normalizing the profound benefits and transformative impact that therapeutic support can have on individuals.
Are you a parent of a child who is experiencing a change in their mood, level of stress or anxiety? Maybe you are a young adult who is uncertain about the future. Perhaps you are an athlete or entertainer that is experiencing performance anxiety. If that is the case, you've found the right place. N.E. Beautiful Mind has been established as a dedicated mental health organization, unwavering in its commitment to normalizing the profound benefits and transformative impact that therapeutic support can have on individuals.
(202) 335-7140 View (202) 335-7140
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Dr. Brooke Stroud
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MSc
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I offer an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness to achieve the change you seek. I am also trained in Play Therapy, SPACE for parents of anxious children, adolescents and young adults, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I offer an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness to achieve the change you seek. I am also trained in Play Therapy, SPACE for parents of anxious children, adolescents and young adults, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(202) 972-7179 View (202) 972-7179
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Meredith Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, communication, divorce, grief, relationships and behavior management. I am primarily cognitive behavioral and take an active role in therapy, challenging clients to explore alternative ways to deal with their issues while creating a trusting and caring environment. I am the founder and clinical director of District Therapy Associates, a psychotherapy practice with several diverse therapists who focus on child, adolescent, adult, family, marriage, and group therapy.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, communication, divorce, grief, relationships and behavior management. I am primarily cognitive behavioral and take an active role in therapy, challenging clients to explore alternative ways to deal with their issues while creating a trusting and caring environment. I am the founder and clinical director of District Therapy Associates, a psychotherapy practice with several diverse therapists who focus on child, adolescent, adult, family, marriage, and group therapy.
(202) 609-8914 View (202) 609-8914
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Jermaine Boston (Graves)
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) serving children, adolescents, individuals, couples, college/graduate students, and LGBTQ clients. I have specialized in providing services to adolescents and their families for more than 25 years. I am licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been practicing as a Mental Health Clinician for 14 years providing services in group homes, communities, educational, and private practice settings. At Peace of Mind Therapy, LLC, we offer services by other Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Social Workers that are Qualified, Capable, & Culturally Competent.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) serving children, adolescents, individuals, couples, college/graduate students, and LGBTQ clients. I have specialized in providing services to adolescents and their families for more than 25 years. I am licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been practicing as a Mental Health Clinician for 14 years providing services in group homes, communities, educational, and private practice settings. At Peace of Mind Therapy, LLC, we offer services by other Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Social Workers that are Qualified, Capable, & Culturally Competent.
(240) 428-6710 View (240) 428-6710
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The MECCA Group LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
The MECCA Group is comprised of a clinically and culturally diverse team of professionals who provide comprehensive services for children, adolescents, young adults, and their support systems in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Our dedicated team of therapeutic professionals consists of psychologists, social workers, counselors, behavior analysts, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, vocational specialists, and special educators. All professional team members have extensive knowledge and experience in providing evidence-based practices as well comprehensive holistic care to help all clients reach their highest potential and to Live Fully.
The MECCA Group is comprised of a clinically and culturally diverse team of professionals who provide comprehensive services for children, adolescents, young adults, and their support systems in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Our dedicated team of therapeutic professionals consists of psychologists, social workers, counselors, behavior analysts, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, vocational specialists, and special educators. All professional team members have extensive knowledge and experience in providing evidence-based practices as well comprehensive holistic care to help all clients reach their highest potential and to Live Fully.
(202) 759-8874 View (202) 759-8874
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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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Capitol Hill Counseling and Resource Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Our licensed professionals specialize in evidence-based therapy that integrates a Christian perspective for children ages 3 and up, teens, adults and families.
At the Capitol Hill Counseling and Resource Center, we know life isn't always easy. At some point, many of us need a little help to work through the challenges we face. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, there is hope. Initially, you may be hesitant to seek help thru therapy. Most people are, but when you do, you can be confident you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and a better you. We are ready to help you become the person you want to be. We offer help, healing and hope.
Our licensed professionals specialize in evidence-based therapy that integrates a Christian perspective for children ages 3 and up, teens, adults and families.
At the Capitol Hill Counseling and Resource Center, we know life isn't always easy. At some point, many of us need a little help to work through the challenges we face. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, there is hope. Initially, you may be hesitant to seek help thru therapy. Most people are, but when you do, you can be confident you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and a better you. We are ready to help you become the person you want to be. We offer help, healing and hope.
(202) 318-6595 View (202) 318-6595
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Laurel Tobias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with children ages 4-13 as well as adolescent treatment and parent coaching. I provide individual and family support for a range of different mental healthcare needs: Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Depression, Trauma, adjustment/life transitions, behavioral concerns, learning disabilties, social skills, and emotion regulation questions and issues. Many children/adolescents have a deep desire to be heard and understood and I am here to listen, support, and provide them with appropriate tools.
I specialize in working with children ages 4-13 as well as adolescent treatment and parent coaching. I provide individual and family support for a range of different mental healthcare needs: Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Depression, Trauma, adjustment/life transitions, behavioral concerns, learning disabilties, social skills, and emotion regulation questions and issues. Many children/adolescents have a deep desire to be heard and understood and I am here to listen, support, and provide them with appropriate tools.
(844) 387-5544 x719 View (844) 387-5544 x719
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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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Brendan A Rich
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents with a wide-range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although my expertise is with youth with mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, I also have extensive experience with youth with social and behavioral struggles. My approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in focus, as it is best supported by research, children and adolescents respond to it very positively, and because I have found it to produce immediate and long-lasting improvements in functioning.
I specialize in providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents with a wide-range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although my expertise is with youth with mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, I also have extensive experience with youth with social and behavioral struggles. My approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in focus, as it is best supported by research, children and adolescents respond to it very positively, and because I have found it to produce immediate and long-lasting improvements in functioning.
(240) 258-2384 View (240) 258-2384
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Lisa S Oakley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
I provide a positive and supportive approach to helping children, adolescents, adults and families who are navigating a variety of emotional or transitional challenges, including anxiety, mood disorders, school issues, family conflict and other sources of stress or disruption that may affect daily functioning or emotional well-being. I apply a person-centered and strength-based approach which involves respecting and encouraging a client's own goals and perspectives. I also work closely with parents to help identify practical and personalized strategies and interventions to address the many challenges that come with raising children and teenagers.
I provide a positive and supportive approach to helping children, adolescents, adults and families who are navigating a variety of emotional or transitional challenges, including anxiety, mood disorders, school issues, family conflict and other sources of stress or disruption that may affect daily functioning or emotional well-being. I apply a person-centered and strength-based approach which involves respecting and encouraging a client's own goals and perspectives. I also work closely with parents to help identify practical and personalized strategies and interventions to address the many challenges that come with raising children and teenagers.
(202) 759-3472 View (202) 759-3472
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Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience working with kids, adolescents, and families and use a strengths based approach to meet children where they are. You can show up now and be seen, known, and valued at our new office. As a former school counselor, I know that children have varying school experiences and show up with you to build community, partner with you, and to meet each child where they are. I am curious, not all knowing, and consider the impact of words and actions. Our creative therapeutic interventions to support and to increase self understanding for kids across developmental stages
I have extensive experience working with kids, adolescents, and families and use a strengths based approach to meet children where they are. You can show up now and be seen, known, and valued at our new office. As a former school counselor, I know that children have varying school experiences and show up with you to build community, partner with you, and to meet each child where they are. I am curious, not all knowing, and consider the impact of words and actions. Our creative therapeutic interventions to support and to increase self understanding for kids across developmental stages
(202) 933-8243 View (202) 933-8243
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Rhetya Kelly Thompson
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
I specialize in therapy for children and teens facing behavioral and emotional challenges, as well as supporting their parents. If your child's intense emotions or behaviors are overwhelming, or if your teen is struggling with defiance, social challenges, or managing their feelings, know that you're not alone. My balanced approach focuses on helping your child or teen express and regulate their emotions positively, while equally empowering you as a parent with effective strategies for guidance and support. Together, we'll work towards building stronger family dynamics and individual emotional resilience.
I specialize in therapy for children and teens facing behavioral and emotional challenges, as well as supporting their parents. If your child's intense emotions or behaviors are overwhelming, or if your teen is struggling with defiance, social challenges, or managing their feelings, know that you're not alone. My balanced approach focuses on helping your child or teen express and regulate their emotions positively, while equally empowering you as a parent with effective strategies for guidance and support. Together, we'll work towards building stronger family dynamics and individual emotional resilience.
(833) 657-4006 View (833) 657-4006
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Anxiety Adhd Life Transitions Trauma Recovery Chauntia Postell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Inhale.Exhale & Relax your shoulders. You’re in the right place! As a licensed clinical social worker and recipient of D.C.'s 2023 School Social Worker of The Year, I'm fueled by a deep passion for guiding children, adolescents, and young adults towards empowerment and resilience. Life's transitions can be tough, but you don't have to face them alone. Whether you're struggling with interpersonal relationships, navigating major life changes, or coping with ADHD symptoms, battling anxiety and depression to conquering imposter syndrome and perfectionism, I'm here to help you break through barriers and embrace your full potential.
Inhale.Exhale & Relax your shoulders. You’re in the right place! As a licensed clinical social worker and recipient of D.C.'s 2023 School Social Worker of The Year, I'm fueled by a deep passion for guiding children, adolescents, and young adults towards empowerment and resilience. Life's transitions can be tough, but you don't have to face them alone. Whether you're struggling with interpersonal relationships, navigating major life changes, or coping with ADHD symptoms, battling anxiety and depression to conquering imposter syndrome and perfectionism, I'm here to help you break through barriers and embrace your full potential.
(877) 395-3209 View (877) 395-3209
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Shamara Howze
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
I hope to support you as a caregiver and your child on your journey. No matter how you got here, whether through adjustments, trauma, grief, attachment, divorce, anxiety or other mental health related challenges. I work with both caregiver and child/teen to establish realistic goals that don't lead to a perfect road but one that feels safe enough to travel. This means caregiver presence is important throughout the process as you both explore new ways of being.
I hope to support you as a caregiver and your child on your journey. No matter how you got here, whether through adjustments, trauma, grief, attachment, divorce, anxiety or other mental health related challenges. I work with both caregiver and child/teen to establish realistic goals that don't lead to a perfect road but one that feels safe enough to travel. This means caregiver presence is important throughout the process as you both explore new ways of being.
(202) 952-5678 View (202) 952-5678
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Andrea Mattison Fisher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008
I have post doctoral training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
"Picking up the telephone to make an initial appointment to see a psychologist, can be difficult for many people for various reasons. One may be feeling wounded, lost, or stuck. I am dedicated to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families begin to heal and get "unstuck" by freeing themselves of distressing and sometimes debilitating feelings such as depression, anxiety, and feeling out of control. I believe awareness and insight into your child's feelings and behaviors, and your feelings and behaviors, is the great gift of psychotherapy. At its best, psychotherapy is a rewarding, productive, and at times, fun experience."
I have post doctoral training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
"Picking up the telephone to make an initial appointment to see a psychologist, can be difficult for many people for various reasons. One may be feeling wounded, lost, or stuck. I am dedicated to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families begin to heal and get "unstuck" by freeing themselves of distressing and sometimes debilitating feelings such as depression, anxiety, and feeling out of control. I believe awareness and insight into your child's feelings and behaviors, and your feelings and behaviors, is the great gift of psychotherapy. At its best, psychotherapy is a rewarding, productive, and at times, fun experience."
(202) 559-4850 View (202) 559-4850