Child Therapists in Washington, DC

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The Capitol Hill Center for Individual and Family
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003
Why do we cling to dysfunctional relationship patterns or engage in self-defeating behaviors, perpetuating these ways of living despite the suffering involved? The work we do addresses these concerns in the lives of adults, adolescents, and children.
Why do we cling to dysfunctional relationship patterns or engage in self-defeating behaviors, perpetuating these ways of living despite the suffering involved? The work we do addresses these concerns in the lives of adults, adolescents, and children.
(202) 999-3598 View (202) 999-3598
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Marcela Kepic
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC , ACS
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
My expertise spans two domains: aiding adults and couples in navigating intricate relationships and life transitions, and nurturing the emotional and behavioral well-being of children and adolescents.
Thank you for embarking on this courageous journey towards self-improvement. Life's path is often strewn with challenges, yet each hurdle presents an opportunity for growth and resilience. I firmly believe in the inherent capacity of every individual to learn, evolve, and heal, irrespective of the adversities they face. Together, let's awaken the dormant potential within.
My expertise spans two domains: aiding adults and couples in navigating intricate relationships and life transitions, and nurturing the emotional and behavioral well-being of children and adolescents.
Thank you for embarking on this courageous journey towards self-improvement. Life's path is often strewn with challenges, yet each hurdle presents an opportunity for growth and resilience. I firmly believe in the inherent capacity of every individual to learn, evolve, and heal, irrespective of the adversities they face. Together, let's awaken the dormant potential within.
(202) 902-8596 View (202) 902-8596
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Chelsey Barrios Foster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment difficulties, ADHD, emotion dysregulation, coping with health issues and chronic illness, and stress-related disorders across the lifespan. I also specialize in women’s mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I further specialize in working with college students and young adults (20's and 30's) through life transitions and identity development. In addition, I consult with parents to develop strategies to support their children, and enact lasting change in the home.
I provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment difficulties, ADHD, emotion dysregulation, coping with health issues and chronic illness, and stress-related disorders across the lifespan. I also specialize in women’s mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I further specialize in working with college students and young adults (20's and 30's) through life transitions and identity development. In addition, I consult with parents to develop strategies to support their children, and enact lasting change in the home.
(202) 937-2621 View (202) 937-2621
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Tara Zandi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
I am trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)- tailored for children aged 2-7.
I hold licensure as an independent clinical social worker and possess dual Master's degrees-an MA in clinical psychology and an MSW in clinical social work. Over the course of my clinical career, I have gained experience in various settings such as outpatient, inpatient, hospitals, foster care, and schools, offering therapeutic assistance to a diverse range of individuals. Presently, I provide therapy to clients spanning various ages and backgrounds. My expertise includes working with individuals dealing with issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, anger, and other emotional health challenges.
I am trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)- tailored for children aged 2-7.
I hold licensure as an independent clinical social worker and possess dual Master's degrees-an MA in clinical psychology and an MSW in clinical social work. Over the course of my clinical career, I have gained experience in various settings such as outpatient, inpatient, hospitals, foster care, and schools, offering therapeutic assistance to a diverse range of individuals. Presently, I provide therapy to clients spanning various ages and backgrounds. My expertise includes working with individuals dealing with issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, anger, and other emotional health challenges.
(202) 946-8522 View (202) 946-8522
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Monique J Douglas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience working with children and families to assist with the social and emotional well-being of children 0-5 years of age. My focus of treatment has been to allow children to express themselves in a way in which to be free and in a nonthreatening way.
I have over 10 years of experience working with children and families to assist with the social and emotional well-being of children 0-5 years of age. My focus of treatment has been to allow children to express themselves in a way in which to be free and in a nonthreatening way.
(202) 519-7794 View (202) 519-7794
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Elissa Gross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming and you are not alone in your struggles. Though reaching out for help can feel scary, making this choice is often transformative. You deserve support and to have hope in your life. Therapy with me is a process where this happens and I find it an honor to walk beside and gently guide you through whatever you may be experiencing. I believe in basing our therapeutic relationship on acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. I work with all types of people--children, adolescents, and adults--who are struggling with the external, internal, or both in a non-judgmental, strengths-based, trauma-informed manner.
Life can be overwhelming and you are not alone in your struggles. Though reaching out for help can feel scary, making this choice is often transformative. You deserve support and to have hope in your life. Therapy with me is a process where this happens and I find it an honor to walk beside and gently guide you through whatever you may be experiencing. I believe in basing our therapeutic relationship on acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. I work with all types of people--children, adolescents, and adults--who are struggling with the external, internal, or both in a non-judgmental, strengths-based, trauma-informed manner.
(202) 831-0229 View (202) 831-0229
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Dr. Meghan Keely McMackin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010
I work with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, young adults, and parents.
I specialize in treating anxiety and OCD and co-occurring problems, including ADHD and depression. I have substantial experience treating these conditions in children, adolescents, and adults. In my work with children and adolescents, I also work directly with parents to promote treatment progress. My approach as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and strengths-based. I see my clients in a positive light, emphasizing their strengths and positive qualities and harnessing them to promote lasting change. I believe that through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we can work together to meet your goals.
I work with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, young adults, and parents.
I specialize in treating anxiety and OCD and co-occurring problems, including ADHD and depression. I have substantial experience treating these conditions in children, adolescents, and adults. In my work with children and adolescents, I also work directly with parents to promote treatment progress. My approach as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and strengths-based. I see my clients in a positive light, emphasizing their strengths and positive qualities and harnessing them to promote lasting change. I believe that through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we can work together to meet your goals.
(202) 925-8719 View (202) 925-8719
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Marina Barbosa
Counselor, LPC, MEdPsy, MHW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
Women and children deserve a safe space to heal and thrive. As a specialized therapist, I offer compassionate, engaging, and insight-based support tailored to your unique needs. Whether navigating pressure, stress, anxiety, relationship trauma, or personal challenges, I am here to help you find resilience and peace. Together, we'll discover strategies to navigate difficult times, build inner strength, and foster healthier relationships. My approach is centered on empowering you to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilling life. Let's work together towards a brighter, more empowered future.
Women and children deserve a safe space to heal and thrive. As a specialized therapist, I offer compassionate, engaging, and insight-based support tailored to your unique needs. Whether navigating pressure, stress, anxiety, relationship trauma, or personal challenges, I am here to help you find resilience and peace. Together, we'll discover strategies to navigate difficult times, build inner strength, and foster healthier relationships. My approach is centered on empowering you to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilling life. Let's work together towards a brighter, more empowered future.
(202) 318-1931 View (202) 318-1931
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Sarah Beth Alcabes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
In therapy, your child will have the opportunity to learn tools to more easily identify their own feelings and gain self-regulating coping skills.
I specialize in supporting kids with emotion identification, self-regulation, and anxiety management. I am a therapist committed to serving queer and trans youth, and all young people, with respect, compassion, and attentiveness.
In therapy, your child will have the opportunity to learn tools to more easily identify their own feelings and gain self-regulating coping skills.
I specialize in supporting kids with emotion identification, self-regulation, and anxiety management. I am a therapist committed to serving queer and trans youth, and all young people, with respect, compassion, and attentiveness.
(202) 601-8315 View (202) 601-8315
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The Corley Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
My practice specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, chronic stress, and issues concerning women and children.
I believe that you have the ability to achieve fulfilling life goals and to make healthy life choices for yourself. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my job is to be the catalyst to assist you in the decision making and healing process and to support you in achieving those goals.
My practice specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, chronic stress, and issues concerning women and children.
I believe that you have the ability to achieve fulfilling life goals and to make healthy life choices for yourself. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my job is to be the catalyst to assist you in the decision making and healing process and to support you in achieving those goals.
(833) 657-5195 View (833) 657-5195
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Adriana Salcedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I am only taking telehealth appointments. I use a strengths-based, solution-focused approach in working with children, families and adults. I have more than 20 years of experience in school, community and private practice settings throughout DC and New York City. I specialize in family work, grief and loss, anxiety, panic and depression, and behavioral problems. I also help clients work through life changes and achieving their goals.
I am only taking telehealth appointments. I use a strengths-based, solution-focused approach in working with children, families and adults. I have more than 20 years of experience in school, community and private practice settings throughout DC and New York City. I specialize in family work, grief and loss, anxiety, panic and depression, and behavioral problems. I also help clients work through life changes and achieving their goals.
(202) 851-9262 View (202) 851-9262
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Debra Nygaard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I am an experienced clinical psychologist with a PhD from UNC, a Masters degree in child/human development from Harvard. and past experience in the education field. In 25 years of clinical work, I've collaborated with a wide range of individuals and families in their efforts to make positive changes or adjust to life transitions, losses, and trauma. My services are tailored to the specific needs of clients and involve assessment, joint development of goals and plans, and use of best practice approaches to achieve their goals. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy as well as parent consultation.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist with a PhD from UNC, a Masters degree in child/human development from Harvard. and past experience in the education field. In 25 years of clinical work, I've collaborated with a wide range of individuals and families in their efforts to make positive changes or adjust to life transitions, losses, and trauma. My services are tailored to the specific needs of clients and involve assessment, joint development of goals and plans, and use of best practice approaches to achieve their goals. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy as well as parent consultation.
(202) 733-6585 View (202) 733-6585
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Alexander Gorodetsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
As children, we are learning from interactions with our parents who we are and how to fit into the world around us. After we leave home, we become our own parents as we continue to learn about ourselves and how to find our own place in life. And when we have families of our own, we are now parents both for our children and for ourselves, as we continue to understand more about who we are. I provide a warm, empathic and accepting environment where you can explore your current life challenges, as well as address past issues that impact your everyday life.
As children, we are learning from interactions with our parents who we are and how to fit into the world around us. After we leave home, we become our own parents as we continue to learn about ourselves and how to find our own place in life. And when we have families of our own, we are now parents both for our children and for ourselves, as we continue to understand more about who we are. I provide a warm, empathic and accepting environment where you can explore your current life challenges, as well as address past issues that impact your everyday life.
(301) 355-2172 View (301) 355-2172
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Leticia Lopez
Counselor, LGPC, MA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I also have more than 8 years of experience working with children and adolescents.
At times, we can feel that something is not working as well as it was. It could be a feeling that you are not functioning as you were before, or life became harder or even boring. Therapy and psychoanalysis is a singular process and I believe that your treatment is unique, that´s why I tailor treatment to the desires and needs of each of my clients
I also have more than 8 years of experience working with children and adolescents.
At times, we can feel that something is not working as well as it was. It could be a feeling that you are not functioning as you were before, or life became harder or even boring. Therapy and psychoanalysis is a singular process and I believe that your treatment is unique, that´s why I tailor treatment to the desires and needs of each of my clients
(202) 361-5498 View (202) 361-5498
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Dandelion Counseling & Care
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
At Dandelion, we have therapists with various specialties ranging from maternal wellness, to LGBTQIA issues, to work with children and teens.
We a group psychotherapy practice comprised of clinicians who provide compassionate counseling and therapy services, using a team approach, to meet the diverse needs of busy Washingtonians. We love to support families or people individually in their journeys to live healthier and more well lives. Our team includes graduate student interns, provisionally-licensed clinicians, fully licensed clinicians, and an executive leadership and life coach.
At Dandelion, we have therapists with various specialties ranging from maternal wellness, to LGBTQIA issues, to work with children and teens.
We a group psychotherapy practice comprised of clinicians who provide compassionate counseling and therapy services, using a team approach, to meet the diverse needs of busy Washingtonians. We love to support families or people individually in their journeys to live healthier and more well lives. Our team includes graduate student interns, provisionally-licensed clinicians, fully licensed clinicians, and an executive leadership and life coach.
(202) 999-3684 View (202) 999-3684
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Jennifer Smith
Psychological Associate, PsyS, PsyM, NCSP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
The choices we make as parents have a significant impact on our child’s future.
Children are multifaceted, and their evaluations should be too. After reviewing many psychoeducational evaluations that failed to identify the needs of children accurately, I developed a holistic approach with a clinical psychologist to offer nuanced & comprehensive evaluations. This approach enables me to gain an accurate understanding of your child's unique nature & complexities to help facilitate a plan for their present/future needs. Evaluations cover all aspects of development & outline needs & capabilities in the home, community, & school settings. Evaluations are also available for college students requesting accommodations.
The choices we make as parents have a significant impact on our child’s future.
Children are multifaceted, and their evaluations should be too. After reviewing many psychoeducational evaluations that failed to identify the needs of children accurately, I developed a holistic approach with a clinical psychologist to offer nuanced & comprehensive evaluations. This approach enables me to gain an accurate understanding of your child's unique nature & complexities to help facilitate a plan for their present/future needs. Evaluations cover all aspects of development & outline needs & capabilities in the home, community, & school settings. Evaluations are also available for college students requesting accommodations.
(844) 971-0345 View (844) 971-0345
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Hannah F Sugarman
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment and psychoeducational evaluations that address a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment and psychoeducational evaluations that address a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
(202) 980-2733 x04 View (202) 980-2733 x04
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Tiffany Bufort-Odom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, CCTP, ACS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Gabby Douglas said it best "Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made." Are you struggling with managing daily stressors? Have you gone through a traumatic event and are ready to take back your power? Are you noticing a disconnect between you and your child? Therapy provides a place for you to work on your healing process. It's a powerful and rewarding journey. Remember, your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. If you are ready for this next step, I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
Gabby Douglas said it best "Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made." Are you struggling with managing daily stressors? Have you gone through a traumatic event and are ready to take back your power? Are you noticing a disconnect between you and your child? Therapy provides a place for you to work on your healing process. It's a powerful and rewarding journey. Remember, your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. If you are ready for this next step, I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
(202) 740-9499 View (202) 740-9499
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Meryl S. Heyliger
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Seeking help for yourself or a child can be daunting and requires courage. I want to partner with you as you work to gain the life that you envision, help open possibilities and promote a mindset of strength, resilience and competence to tackle what may be getting in your way. As a Licensed Psychologist, with 20 years of experience as a school psychologist and counselor, I am dedicated to helping others understand and potentially change behavior and mindsets for improved functioning in settings, including work and school, and in relationships with others.
Seeking help for yourself or a child can be daunting and requires courage. I want to partner with you as you work to gain the life that you envision, help open possibilities and promote a mindset of strength, resilience and competence to tackle what may be getting in your way. As a Licensed Psychologist, with 20 years of experience as a school psychologist and counselor, I am dedicated to helping others understand and potentially change behavior and mindsets for improved functioning in settings, including work and school, and in relationships with others.
(202) 417-3054 View (202) 417-3054
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Jennifer A. Tollefson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and older adolescents in the Washington, DC area. I tend to work with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties, struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, or processing life transitions, trauma, or loss. When working with adolescents, I also hold sessions with parents so that they can better understand their child and be supportive of their growth. I welcome individuals of all backgrounds and identities and strive to be culturally sensitive in my work as a therapist.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and older adolescents in the Washington, DC area. I tend to work with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties, struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, or processing life transitions, trauma, or loss. When working with adolescents, I also hold sessions with parents so that they can better understand their child and be supportive of their growth. I welcome individuals of all backgrounds and identities and strive to be culturally sensitive in my work as a therapist.
(202) 933-1199 View (202) 933-1199