Child Therapists in Washington, DC

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Melissa Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings! My name is Melissa and I am a psychotherapist at RevoWell. We are a tribe of extraordinary clinicians dedicated to REVOlutionizing WELLness in the BIPOC community. If you are looking for a non-judgmental, honest, and empathetic therapist to help you work through past trauma, navigate current adversities, or discover and live in your purpose, you've found it - she is me! I specialize in utilizing an eclectic psychotherapy approach to work with individuals (children as well as adults) and couples.
Greetings! My name is Melissa and I am a psychotherapist at RevoWell. We are a tribe of extraordinary clinicians dedicated to REVOlutionizing WELLness in the BIPOC community. If you are looking for a non-judgmental, honest, and empathetic therapist to help you work through past trauma, navigate current adversities, or discover and live in your purpose, you've found it - she is me! I specialize in utilizing an eclectic psychotherapy approach to work with individuals (children as well as adults) and couples.
(866) 396-3262 View (866) 396-3262
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Capital Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been providing research-proven treatment and compassionate care in Washington, DC. In 2020, we expanded our practice to provide treatment and psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults in Bethesda, MD. CBT has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, personality disorders, and relationship problems.
Since it was founded in 2003 by Dr. Stephen Holland, Capital Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been providing research-proven treatment and compassionate care in Washington, DC. In 2020, we expanded our practice to provide treatment and psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults in Bethesda, MD. CBT has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, personality disorders, and relationship problems.
(301) 720-1186 x15 View (301) 720-1186 x15
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Nikki Talarico Yatron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20024  (Online Only)
Hello! I am so happy you found my page! I am very passionate about what I do and the families I serve. I have been a Mental Health Therapist serving children and adolescence for over 7 years.  I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. I am licensed in both DC and Pennsylvania. I hold a certification in TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and am in the process of obtaining my Registered Play Therapy Licensure.
Hello! I am so happy you found my page! I am very passionate about what I do and the families I serve. I have been a Mental Health Therapist serving children and adolescence for over 7 years.  I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. I am licensed in both DC and Pennsylvania. I hold a certification in TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and am in the process of obtaining my Registered Play Therapy Licensure.
(484) 209-1478 View (484) 209-1478
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One Alkaline Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Maybe you feel disconnected, overwhelmed, anxious, or alone. Whatever it is that brought you here, together we can find the answer to what is overloading your being. As the director of One Alkaline Life, LLC in Waldorf, Maryland, I have spent my career working with a patient-centered, holistic approach. I enjoy providing compassionate care to adults and children dealing with mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, and trauma. Give yourself the opportunity to build confidence and self-love along the way.
Maybe you feel disconnected, overwhelmed, anxious, or alone. Whatever it is that brought you here, together we can find the answer to what is overloading your being. As the director of One Alkaline Life, LLC in Waldorf, Maryland, I have spent my career working with a patient-centered, holistic approach. I enjoy providing compassionate care to adults and children dealing with mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, and trauma. Give yourself the opportunity to build confidence and self-love along the way.
(240) 823-5018 View (240) 823-5018
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Megan Bousquet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Throughout a woman’s life there are many emotional shifts and it takes strength to reach out for support. I understand the many challenges and stress that sometimes might have you not feeling like yourself. Do you feel alone, anxious, tired, sad, angry, irritable, or stressed? I work with women who are experiencing anxiety, depressed mood, grief and loss, fertility, miscarriage, transition to motherhood, and other life changing events. I have specialized training in anxiety, maternal mental health (pregnancy, birth, postpartum, motherhood), child development, and eating disorders.
Throughout a woman’s life there are many emotional shifts and it takes strength to reach out for support. I understand the many challenges and stress that sometimes might have you not feeling like yourself. Do you feel alone, anxious, tired, sad, angry, irritable, or stressed? I work with women who are experiencing anxiety, depressed mood, grief and loss, fertility, miscarriage, transition to motherhood, and other life changing events. I have specialized training in anxiety, maternal mental health (pregnancy, birth, postpartum, motherhood), child development, and eating disorders.
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Marcie E. Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Clients often seek therapy at an impasse with their spouse or partner, or with a child, parent, or sibling.
With over 35 years of broad clinical experience, Ms. Solomon actively engages her clients' own wisdom and strengths in developing options and strategies to manage the challenges they face. Drawing on Affect and Script Theory and family systems theory, Ms. Solomon guides clients in identifying, understanding, managing and honoring their complex emotions such that they can more effectively express their needs. This is the cornerstone of therapy and of the blueprint for creating a life filled with more enjoyment and satisfaction and with less distress and other painful emotions.
Clients often seek therapy at an impasse with their spouse or partner, or with a child, parent, or sibling.
With over 35 years of broad clinical experience, Ms. Solomon actively engages her clients' own wisdom and strengths in developing options and strategies to manage the challenges they face. Drawing on Affect and Script Theory and family systems theory, Ms. Solomon guides clients in identifying, understanding, managing and honoring their complex emotions such that they can more effectively express their needs. This is the cornerstone of therapy and of the blueprint for creating a life filled with more enjoyment and satisfaction and with less distress and other painful emotions.
(703) 493-0902 View (703) 493-0902
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Dr. Shaqueal Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20059  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Shaqueal Stevens, LCSW-C, and I am pleased to guide you and your child in the therapeutic process. Children experience various life changes that are sometimes hard for them to understand and work through. They may have difficulty identifying or expressing their feelings about life changes, such as divorce or separation, death, or going to a new school. They may have challenges with attention or focus, following instructions to complete tasks, or making friends. All of these experiences are very real, important and impactful in a child's life. I'm here to help your child reach individualized goals we set together.
My name is Dr. Shaqueal Stevens, LCSW-C, and I am pleased to guide you and your child in the therapeutic process. Children experience various life changes that are sometimes hard for them to understand and work through. They may have difficulty identifying or expressing their feelings about life changes, such as divorce or separation, death, or going to a new school. They may have challenges with attention or focus, following instructions to complete tasks, or making friends. All of these experiences are very real, important and impactful in a child's life. I'm here to help your child reach individualized goals we set together.
(301) 381-4673 View (301) 381-4673
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Patricia C Ortez Aparicio
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, MHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
My name is Patricia Ortez Aparicio a bilingual therapist (Spanish/English) at Hola Counseling Services, LLC. I have my masters in Mental Health Counseling. I'm currently Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington DC, Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii.  I have experience in providing counseling for areas such as; grief, loss, anxiety, trauma, family dynamics and relationship issues with a focus on increasing self-esteem and building onto current resiliency; from children (age 6) - adults (in their 60s) and to help you manage it effectively.
My name is Patricia Ortez Aparicio a bilingual therapist (Spanish/English) at Hola Counseling Services, LLC. I have my masters in Mental Health Counseling. I'm currently Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington DC, Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii.  I have experience in providing counseling for areas such as; grief, loss, anxiety, trauma, family dynamics and relationship issues with a focus on increasing self-esteem and building onto current resiliency; from children (age 6) - adults (in their 60s) and to help you manage it effectively.
(240) 358-4189 View (240) 358-4189
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Tiffani Taylor-Jenkins (TJ)—Teens & Young Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005
With a dual-focused MSW and a BA in Child Development and Family Studies, and significant practical experience working with children, adolescents, families, parents, young adults, and adults, you can expect practical help that makes your life better in tangible ways.
Do you, your child, your teenager, or your young adult feel like you are alone even when you are surrounded by others? Do you feel like everyone is better than you, and there is no way you could ever measure up? Are you struggling to understand who you are and your place in the world? Do you feel your family doesn't understand what you are going through? All of these thoughts and feelings are normal. You do not need to process this alone! Therapy is a safe space to ponder these questions and their implications. In therapy, you can learn coping skills to feel more secure and confident in yourself, and your relationships.
With a dual-focused MSW and a BA in Child Development and Family Studies, and significant practical experience working with children, adolescents, families, parents, young adults, and adults, you can expect practical help that makes your life better in tangible ways.
Do you, your child, your teenager, or your young adult feel like you are alone even when you are surrounded by others? Do you feel like everyone is better than you, and there is no way you could ever measure up? Are you struggling to understand who you are and your place in the world? Do you feel your family doesn't understand what you are going through? All of these thoughts and feelings are normal. You do not need to process this alone! Therapy is a safe space to ponder these questions and their implications. In therapy, you can learn coping skills to feel more secure and confident in yourself, and your relationships.
(301) 381-4144 View (301) 381-4144
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Heather Hunt: My Deaf Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
The decision to seek out a therapist is an important first step towards positively addressing conflicts, managing distress, and learning to cope with negative or overwhelming feelings. Our team of therapists bring years of therapy experience. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are Deaf or come from Deaf families (includes hearing family/friends who sign). We provide a supportive, nurturing environment. We use a multimodal approach incorporating mind-body therapies with evidence-based treatments. We also offer forensic-clinical services and applied behavior analysis treatment.
The decision to seek out a therapist is an important first step towards positively addressing conflicts, managing distress, and learning to cope with negative or overwhelming feelings. Our team of therapists bring years of therapy experience. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are Deaf or come from Deaf families (includes hearing family/friends who sign). We provide a supportive, nurturing environment. We use a multimodal approach incorporating mind-body therapies with evidence-based treatments. We also offer forensic-clinical services and applied behavior analysis treatment.
(240) 575-2203 View (240) 575-2203
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Jennifer Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I have 20 years of therapeutic experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Are you living every day with anxiety, fear, or worry? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed by the feeling that you're doing so much, yet it never seems enough? Are you constantly juggling life’s demands but feeling like you are falling short as a partner, parent, or employee? Life might seem like an endless stream of challenges that never lets up, leaving you feeling stuck in the "what if". What if life were different. I have an extensive amount of experience helping clients overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt, trauma, marital issues, family conflict, and struggles with childhood behavioral disorders.
I have 20 years of therapeutic experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Are you living every day with anxiety, fear, or worry? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed by the feeling that you're doing so much, yet it never seems enough? Are you constantly juggling life’s demands but feeling like you are falling short as a partner, parent, or employee? Life might seem like an endless stream of challenges that never lets up, leaving you feeling stuck in the "what if". What if life were different. I have an extensive amount of experience helping clients overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt, trauma, marital issues, family conflict, and struggles with childhood behavioral disorders.
(301) 231-1770 View (301) 231-1770
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Janan Broadbent
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Relationships in any context dominate our mood and motivation level, and allow us to enjoy life. Let me help you get the most out of your relationships, whether a romantic one, a parent-child one, or one with a colleague. I have personally lived through the trials and tribulations as well as the joys and fun in being married, divorced, remarried, losing close friends and family, and with all of these life experiences, offer to you a dedicated support source to get you where you want to be. It will be my privilege to accompany you in whatever goals you set.
Relationships in any context dominate our mood and motivation level, and allow us to enjoy life. Let me help you get the most out of your relationships, whether a romantic one, a parent-child one, or one with a colleague. I have personally lived through the trials and tribulations as well as the joys and fun in being married, divorced, remarried, losing close friends and family, and with all of these life experiences, offer to you a dedicated support source to get you where you want to be. It will be my privilege to accompany you in whatever goals you set.
(410) 205-1193 View (410) 205-1193
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Giana M. Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCADAS, SAP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003
Giana M. Davis is a graduate from Columbia University School of Social Work, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and a Certified Health Education Specialist. With over 10 years in the field of public health, fitness, and social work, Ms. Davis works with young children, adolescents, young and older adults dealing with a variety of health and mental health concerns. Ms. Davis integrates culturally sensitive holistic evidence-based modalities in daily work to address the concerns of her clients, while supporting her clients to achieve improved quality of life and healing.
Giana M. Davis is a graduate from Columbia University School of Social Work, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and a Certified Health Education Specialist. With over 10 years in the field of public health, fitness, and social work, Ms. Davis works with young children, adolescents, young and older adults dealing with a variety of health and mental health concerns. Ms. Davis integrates culturally sensitive holistic evidence-based modalities in daily work to address the concerns of her clients, while supporting her clients to achieve improved quality of life and healing.
(301) 918-5128 View (301) 918-5128
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Thoughts & Emotions, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 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
2 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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Jane Nielson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Through child psychotherapy and working in conjunction with parents, I have helped children and adolescents develop the skills needed to cope with depression, anxiety, and life's challenges and improve their ability to navigate the complicated years of physical, emotional, academic, and social development.
Maybe you've noticed that it's difficult to get up in the morning or that you are less interested in getting together with family and friends. Perhaps you've noticed destructive patterns in your relationships or that you keep "shooting yourself in the foot" at work. Conversations in therapy deepen understanding of distress and unproductive patterns of behavior. This new understanding and the tools you and I develop together can decrease distress and increase satisfaction with life.
Through child psychotherapy and working in conjunction with parents, I have helped children and adolescents develop the skills needed to cope with depression, anxiety, and life's challenges and improve their ability to navigate the complicated years of physical, emotional, academic, and social development.
Maybe you've noticed that it's difficult to get up in the morning or that you are less interested in getting together with family and friends. Perhaps you've noticed destructive patterns in your relationships or that you keep "shooting yourself in the foot" at work. Conversations in therapy deepen understanding of distress and unproductive patterns of behavior. This new understanding and the tools you and I develop together can decrease distress and increase satisfaction with life.
(301) 852-5307 View (301) 852-5307
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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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Karyne Messina
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
When I see a new patient for the first time, I try to assess what he or she wants from life or from what each person is struggling. I do this with individuals or parents so together so we can determine what is best for him or her or their child at the current time. Sometimes people want to work on one problem and then develop a curiosity about how their minds work. Often in those situations, I work more intensely and more frequency to search for what is meaning to people and how they wants to navigate in the world in a freer way.
When I see a new patient for the first time, I try to assess what he or she wants from life or from what each person is struggling. I do this with individuals or parents so together so we can determine what is best for him or her or their child at the current time. Sometimes people want to work on one problem and then develop a curiosity about how their minds work. Often in those situations, I work more intensely and more frequency to search for what is meaning to people and how they wants to navigate in the world in a freer way.
(301) 533-7606 View (301) 533-7606
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Chrishonna Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive training in relationship enhancement techniques, child development, and trauma-informed interventions.
Are you feeling discontent in your relationships, overwhelmed by life, or having difficulty adjusting to a recent change in your life? Seeking help is an amazing demonstration of self-awareness. It is also a demonstration of your intentional choice to heal and improve your emotional health. As your therapist, I will help you to see how challenging circumstances arise to show you areas in your life that require attention and resolve. Together, we will co-create multiple pathways to well-being, with the ultimate goal of creating healing for your mind, body, and spirit.
I have extensive training in relationship enhancement techniques, child development, and trauma-informed interventions.
Are you feeling discontent in your relationships, overwhelmed by life, or having difficulty adjusting to a recent change in your life? Seeking help is an amazing demonstration of self-awareness. It is also a demonstration of your intentional choice to heal and improve your emotional health. As your therapist, I will help you to see how challenging circumstances arise to show you areas in your life that require attention and resolve. Together, we will co-create multiple pathways to well-being, with the ultimate goal of creating healing for your mind, body, and spirit.
(703) 215-3574 View (703) 215-3574
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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