Child Therapists in Washington, DC

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Erika Arnold-McEwan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
During the past 21 years, I have provided therapy for children, adolescents, and adults to facilitate their trauma healing, manage current stressors, and develop more helpful coping strategies.
My clinical approach is always mindful of attachment needs, brain development, and how chronic stress impacts one's brain and body. If you have experienced traumatic stress you may be experiencing the following reactions: struggling with daily functioning; difficulty focusing; negative beliefs about self and others; difficulty feeling positive emotions; angry outbursts; flashbacks; feeling tense, on edge, or easily startled; physical pain; significant self-blame and shame; avoidance of traumatic memories, thoughts, feelings, and situations; nightmares; or difficulty falling and staying asleep.
During the past 21 years, I have provided therapy for children, adolescents, and adults to facilitate their trauma healing, manage current stressors, and develop more helpful coping strategies.
My clinical approach is always mindful of attachment needs, brain development, and how chronic stress impacts one's brain and body. If you have experienced traumatic stress you may be experiencing the following reactions: struggling with daily functioning; difficulty focusing; negative beliefs about self and others; difficulty feeling positive emotions; angry outbursts; flashbacks; feeling tense, on edge, or easily startled; physical pain; significant self-blame and shame; avoidance of traumatic memories, thoughts, feelings, and situations; nightmares; or difficulty falling and staying asleep.
(651) 427-3310 x504 View (651) 427-3310 x504
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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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Sheila Delvalle—Substance Abuse•Couples•Teens
Licensed Master Social Worker, MSW, LMSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005
Support for you, your relationship, and your adolescent children.
Do you struggle with substance use? Has addiction taken over your life? Your past does not have to dictate your present or your future. You can recover from traumatic experiences. In therapy, you can defuse the factors powering addiction. You can build practical coping skills for sustained recovery. You can save your relationship with couples therapy. I am a social worker with advanced training in substance abuse, harm reduction, and trauma therapy. Experienced therapist for teenagers. Reach out now. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you, your teenager, or your relationship get back on track.
Support for you, your relationship, and your adolescent children.
Do you struggle with substance use? Has addiction taken over your life? Your past does not have to dictate your present or your future. You can recover from traumatic experiences. In therapy, you can defuse the factors powering addiction. You can build practical coping skills for sustained recovery. You can save your relationship with couples therapy. I am a social worker with advanced training in substance abuse, harm reduction, and trauma therapy. Experienced therapist for teenagers. Reach out now. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you, your teenager, or your relationship get back on track.
(202) 796-6511 View (202) 796-6511
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Elizabeth Schachter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Looking to feel confident in your choices as a person and/or parent and connected to the people in your life? Wishing life came with instruction manuals? Looking to gain more control over your emotional reactions and feelings of worry? I can help. Therapy is a place where you can work to understand yourself, feel seen and be heard. Together, in a safe space we can work on making mindset shifts, building self-acceptance and developing positive coping mechanisms and setting and working towards your goals. I also have extensive experience working with young child and partnering with parents offering guidance and support.
Looking to feel confident in your choices as a person and/or parent and connected to the people in your life? Wishing life came with instruction manuals? Looking to gain more control over your emotional reactions and feelings of worry? I can help. Therapy is a place where you can work to understand yourself, feel seen and be heard. Together, in a safe space we can work on making mindset shifts, building self-acceptance and developing positive coping mechanisms and setting and working towards your goals. I also have extensive experience working with young child and partnering with parents offering guidance and support.
(319) 214-7769 View (319) 214-7769
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PlayfulLeigh Psyched, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, MS/MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We work with individuals, families, and children. We specialize in trauma including generational trauma, perinatal, immigrants, parent-child relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and family conflict. Our greatest intention is to help you understand yourself better and improve your quality of life and relationships. We tailor our approach to the needs of each person or family, responding to your unique problems, identities, and realities. This is not a one-size-fits-all practice because we are trauma-informed and social-emotional focused practices from a social justice framework.
We work with individuals, families, and children. We specialize in trauma including generational trauma, perinatal, immigrants, parent-child relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and family conflict. Our greatest intention is to help you understand yourself better and improve your quality of life and relationships. We tailor our approach to the needs of each person or family, responding to your unique problems, identities, and realities. This is not a one-size-fits-all practice because we are trauma-informed and social-emotional focused practices from a social justice framework.
(301) 835-2610 View (301) 835-2610
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Growing Minds Early Childhood - Adolescence Parenting Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PhD, LCPC, RPT-S, CLS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
We provide TELETHERAPY and IN-PERSON therapy. Growing Minds offers expertise in social-emotional development for early childhood through adolescence as well as parenting support. Our playful, expressive and evidence-based approach will engage your child and deepen your insight into your child's behaviors and inner-world. We provide guidance in concrete parenting strategies to both manage challenges and build your family's resilience. Our integrative methods focus on the whole-child through individual, family, and group therapy modalities, along with collaboration with schools, specialists, and community resources.
We provide TELETHERAPY and IN-PERSON therapy. Growing Minds offers expertise in social-emotional development for early childhood through adolescence as well as parenting support. Our playful, expressive and evidence-based approach will engage your child and deepen your insight into your child's behaviors and inner-world. We provide guidance in concrete parenting strategies to both manage challenges and build your family's resilience. Our integrative methods focus on the whole-child through individual, family, and group therapy modalities, along with collaboration with schools, specialists, and community resources.
(301) 888-5258 View (301) 888-5258
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Dr. Taylor Day
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Although my primary specialty is in early child development and autism, I am also uniquely positioned to treat child anxiety and emotion regulation difficulties.
Did you know autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 14 months of age? So often parents are told to "wait and see" despite having concerns about their child's development. As a child psychologist, I have expertise in the early diagnosis and intervention of autism. I have over a decade of experience conducting gold-standard evaluations for autism and research to advance knowledge about early autism signs with over 25 peer-reviewed publications/book chapters. I offer both diagnosis and intervention services for families of young children via telehealth throughout the country (select states). Contact me for a FREE consult!
Although my primary specialty is in early child development and autism, I am also uniquely positioned to treat child anxiety and emotion regulation difficulties.
Did you know autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 14 months of age? So often parents are told to "wait and see" despite having concerns about their child's development. As a child psychologist, I have expertise in the early diagnosis and intervention of autism. I have over a decade of experience conducting gold-standard evaluations for autism and research to advance knowledge about early autism signs with over 25 peer-reviewed publications/book chapters. I offer both diagnosis and intervention services for families of young children via telehealth throughout the country (select states). Contact me for a FREE consult!
(412) 837-0965 View (412) 837-0965
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Mindology Counseling and Wellness Center
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20024
We specialized in Trauma Treatment; Children and Adolescents Therapy.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN FEELING: Worried about future; Stressed about work; Discouraged and not motivated for life; Feeling I am not good enough; Feeling lost, loneliness, hopeless, and confused...WE WILL HELP YOU FEEL: Fulfilled life with purpose and joy; Ready for whatever life obstacles are ahead of you; Connected with the people who you are close to! You have been struggling for some time with negative thoughts and feelings that just won't seem to go away. You are in the right place. We can help! Mindology is a professional and licensed private counseling practice that is specialized in treatment for Trauma, Substance Abuse and other mental/behavioral disorders, in order to empower and help our clients to overcome day-to-day life challenges; achieve personal goals and improve the qualities of life.
We specialized in Trauma Treatment; Children and Adolescents Therapy.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN FEELING: Worried about future; Stressed about work; Discouraged and not motivated for life; Feeling I am not good enough; Feeling lost, loneliness, hopeless, and confused...WE WILL HELP YOU FEEL: Fulfilled life with purpose and joy; Ready for whatever life obstacles are ahead of you; Connected with the people who you are close to! You have been struggling for some time with negative thoughts and feelings that just won't seem to go away. You are in the right place. We can help! Mindology is a professional and licensed private counseling practice that is specialized in treatment for Trauma, Substance Abuse and other mental/behavioral disorders, in order to empower and help our clients to overcome day-to-day life challenges; achieve personal goals and improve the qualities of life.
(301) 701-2481 View (301) 701-2481
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Thompson Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20004
Has your child's school told you they need to be tested? Have you been rejected for a job and need to be re-tested to demonstrate you actually do qualify? Has your therapy hit a dead end and your therapist needs diagnostic clarity to take you to the next level? My practice was designed to address each of these concerns and more. Testing and evaluation opens up doors to school services, better job opportunities, and in some cases, can help the courts better understand your side of situations. Together, we can use your testing results to help you navigate these systems even more effectively. Not offering therapy at this time.
Has your child's school told you they need to be tested? Have you been rejected for a job and need to be re-tested to demonstrate you actually do qualify? Has your therapy hit a dead end and your therapist needs diagnostic clarity to take you to the next level? My practice was designed to address each of these concerns and more. Testing and evaluation opens up doors to school services, better job opportunities, and in some cases, can help the courts better understand your side of situations. Together, we can use your testing results to help you navigate these systems even more effectively. Not offering therapy at this time.
(646) 492-8820 View (646) 492-8820
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Carly Blackstone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I work with children, adolescents, adults and families regarding emotional needs.
Today you or your family are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I see therapy (individual, couples and family) as a collaborative effort to figure out what obstacles are getting in the way of you and your family's happiness. We explore past and current behaviors, thoughts, relationships, and make connections between past and current experiences to help create change. We can work together to create a new experience that not only gets you through the storm to the calm, but can help you or your family thrive.
I work with children, adolescents, adults and families regarding emotional needs.
Today you or your family are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I see therapy (individual, couples and family) as a collaborative effort to figure out what obstacles are getting in the way of you and your family's happiness. We explore past and current behaviors, thoughts, relationships, and make connections between past and current experiences to help create change. We can work together to create a new experience that not only gets you through the storm to the calm, but can help you or your family thrive.
(240) 213-3117 View (240) 213-3117
Lesley K Sanders
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20010
I am passionate about working with young children and their families who are experiencing challenges with academics, parenting, separation and divorce, as well as regulatory and behavioral issues. I provide psychological, developmental, and admissions testing. I also conduct play therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, divorce mediation, as well as school consultations. Early intervention and prevention as well as parental involvement is essential and paramount for optimal and favorable treatment outcomes.
I am passionate about working with young children and their families who are experiencing challenges with academics, parenting, separation and divorce, as well as regulatory and behavioral issues. I provide psychological, developmental, and admissions testing. I also conduct play therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, divorce mediation, as well as school consultations. Early intervention and prevention as well as parental involvement is essential and paramount for optimal and favorable treatment outcomes.
(301) 684-8146 View (301) 684-8146
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Cathy Webster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Webster is a psychologist with extensive clinical training and experience in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety (GAD, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety), mood (depression, adjustment to life stressors), obsessive-compulsive spectrum, impulse control and emotion regulation disorders serving children, adolescents, adults and families in community and hospital-based settings.
Dr. Webster is a psychologist with extensive clinical training and experience in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety (GAD, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety), mood (depression, adjustment to life stressors), obsessive-compulsive spectrum, impulse control and emotion regulation disorders serving children, adolescents, adults and families in community and hospital-based settings.
(571) 556-4234 View (571) 556-4234
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Sarah T Tyler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
I support children living with divorced, blended or non-traditional family structures.
Feeling overwhelmed and/or stuck? Are you struggling to enjoy your family or loved ones? Welcome to my practice and I look forward to working with you. Providing a safe and comfortable environment, I will listen to you and offer fresh perspectives on challenging and/or overwhelming life circumstances. With 20 years of experience, my areas of focus include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment and transitions, and crisis management. I enjoy working with children, adults and families. My practice includes consultation, assessment and evaluation and when warranted I will provide in-home and school observations.
I support children living with divorced, blended or non-traditional family structures.
Feeling overwhelmed and/or stuck? Are you struggling to enjoy your family or loved ones? Welcome to my practice and I look forward to working with you. Providing a safe and comfortable environment, I will listen to you and offer fresh perspectives on challenging and/or overwhelming life circumstances. With 20 years of experience, my areas of focus include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment and transitions, and crisis management. I enjoy working with children, adults and families. My practice includes consultation, assessment and evaluation and when warranted I will provide in-home and school observations.
(703) 957-7754 View (703) 957-7754
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Pat Webbink
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
With 50 years of clinical experience, a Duke U. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, I am an empathic, results-oriented psychologist. My specialties: relationships, anxiety, depression, stress reduction, intimacy, trauma & abuse. I work with adults, adolescents, & children in individual, couple, family & group therapy. I counsel in Spanish, French & Japanese. I've authored 4 books on intimacy & relationships & hold FREE monthly Zoom workshops on Mindfulness, Creative Movement & Relationships using guided imagery & music. My licensed associates and I serve MD, D.C. & VA. My interactive audio flyer is available at AacCounseling.com. Call me.
With 50 years of clinical experience, a Duke U. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, I am an empathic, results-oriented psychologist. My specialties: relationships, anxiety, depression, stress reduction, intimacy, trauma & abuse. I work with adults, adolescents, & children in individual, couple, family & group therapy. I counsel in Spanish, French & Japanese. I've authored 4 books on intimacy & relationships & hold FREE monthly Zoom workshops on Mindfulness, Creative Movement & Relationships using guided imagery & music. My licensed associates and I serve MD, D.C. & VA. My interactive audio flyer is available at AacCounseling.com. Call me.
(240) 435-4843 View (240) 435-4843
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption, blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption, blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.
(240) 242-9949 View (240) 242-9949
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Peter Aron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
I work with children and teens and their families. I address issues including problematical attachment with parents and/or caregivers, negative self-image, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, oppositionality, poor communication and social skills, acting out behaviors, sibling problems, and difficulties in school. As a therapist, I establish a safe "container" in which to work with children and parents together in order to strengthen a child's positive sense of self, reinforce the family system and bonds of attachment, and promote behavioral and emotional regulation. I work with teachers and school administrators to help children learn and thrive in school
I work with children and teens and their families. I address issues including problematical attachment with parents and/or caregivers, negative self-image, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, oppositionality, poor communication and social skills, acting out behaviors, sibling problems, and difficulties in school. As a therapist, I establish a safe "container" in which to work with children and parents together in order to strengthen a child's positive sense of self, reinforce the family system and bonds of attachment, and promote behavioral and emotional regulation. I work with teachers and school administrators to help children learn and thrive in school
(301) 281-4144 View (301) 281-4144
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Sarah S. Berger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
program that emphasizes biopsychosocial and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches and completed my internship at Children's Hospital Boston/ Harvard Medical School.
Therapy is often about change - changing oneself or parts of one's life. Taking steps towards change requires tremendous courage, but many people find the rewards of this process well worth the effort. A supportive, helpful guide can go a long way towards making productive changes and that is where I come in. Support is my primary role; my secondary role is to help individuals identify thoughts or behaviors that are limiting progress in one's life. In addition to helping with a wide range of common symptoms like stress, anxiety, depression, I specialize in health psychology (coping with illness).
program that emphasizes biopsychosocial and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches and completed my internship at Children's Hospital Boston/ Harvard Medical School.
Therapy is often about change - changing oneself or parts of one's life. Taking steps towards change requires tremendous courage, but many people find the rewards of this process well worth the effort. A supportive, helpful guide can go a long way towards making productive changes and that is where I come in. Support is my primary role; my secondary role is to help individuals identify thoughts or behaviors that are limiting progress in one's life. In addition to helping with a wide range of common symptoms like stress, anxiety, depression, I specialize in health psychology (coping with illness).
(240) 847-3693 View (240) 847-3693
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Jonathan Rhoads
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
If you are looking for a supportive and approachable therapist to help you, your child, or your adolescent build effective coping strategies and create goal oriented solutions to help you improve your quality of life, I can help. My passion is adolescents and children. Some of the issues I focus on include anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, and social skills enhancement in young people. I have extensive experience in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with complex underlying medical and/or developmental diagnoses deal with the impact these conditions have on their behavior, emotional happiness, and interactions with others.
If you are looking for a supportive and approachable therapist to help you, your child, or your adolescent build effective coping strategies and create goal oriented solutions to help you improve your quality of life, I can help. My passion is adolescents and children. Some of the issues I focus on include anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, and social skills enhancement in young people. I have extensive experience in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with complex underlying medical and/or developmental diagnoses deal with the impact these conditions have on their behavior, emotional happiness, and interactions with others.
(301) 859-3897 View (301) 859-3897
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McGhee & Associates, LLC
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Our goals for you are clear: help you to find your best self and most fulfilled life. We specialize in providing psychotherapy for children, adults and groups. We also provide parent guidance to help the parent improve the child's well-being and solidify familial relationships. Testing is also a specialty at McGhee & Associates. We also consult with parents about school settings, educational accommodations and education-related stressors.
Our goals for you are clear: help you to find your best self and most fulfilled life. We specialize in providing psychotherapy for children, adults and groups. We also provide parent guidance to help the parent improve the child's well-being and solidify familial relationships. Testing is also a specialty at McGhee & Associates. We also consult with parents about school settings, educational accommodations and education-related stressors.
(301) 349-3619 View (301) 349-3619
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Teece Nowell Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Are you worried about your child? Do you feel at a loss as a parent? Is your relationship suffering? Does your family feel disconnected? Not sure what to do, where to turn? I work with kids in grades 1-5 who are struggling. Has your sweet loving 6 year old turned into a grumpy cranky brat, has your hard working focused 10 year old started not turning in homework, has your out going fun loving 8 year old stopped playing with friends and closed himself in his bedroom. Change is possible; together we can turn tough times into total triumphs.
Are you worried about your child? Do you feel at a loss as a parent? Is your relationship suffering? Does your family feel disconnected? Not sure what to do, where to turn? I work with kids in grades 1-5 who are struggling. Has your sweet loving 6 year old turned into a grumpy cranky brat, has your hard working focused 10 year old started not turning in homework, has your out going fun loving 8 year old stopped playing with friends and closed himself in his bedroom. Change is possible; together we can turn tough times into total triumphs.
(410) 927-5746 View (410) 927-5746