Chronic Illness Therapists in Washington, DC

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Patricia Gershefski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)
(240) 813-4351 View (240) 813-4351
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Dr. David Keuler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Years of experience often matter when people are anxious or otherwise distraught. For 25 years, I have specialized in the cognitive-behavioral (CBT) treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as a range of anxiety and depressive disorders in late adolescents and adults. These disorders include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, and Illness Anxiety Disorder as well as persistent depression. I frequently work with relationship challenges, stressful life circumstances, and a broad range of outpatient mental health issues. I see clients in DC, MD, VA and nationally in all participating PsyPact states.
Years of experience often matter when people are anxious or otherwise distraught. For 25 years, I have specialized in the cognitive-behavioral (CBT) treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as a range of anxiety and depressive disorders in late adolescents and adults. These disorders include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, and Illness Anxiety Disorder as well as persistent depression. I frequently work with relationship challenges, stressful life circumstances, and a broad range of outpatient mental health issues. I see clients in DC, MD, VA and nationally in all participating PsyPact states.
(202) 952-8940 View (202) 952-8940
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Trevor Dunn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Dunn specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ concerns, life transitions, relationship/interpersonal concerns, gender affirming treatment evaluations, grief/loss, identity concerns, and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity). Trained as a counseling psychologist, he provides evidence-based, culturally centered therapy to adults in Washington DC, Virginia, and other PSYPACT states. Using warmth and empathy, he helps clients examine and reflect on their lives, and move in the direction of their goals and values.
Dr. Dunn specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ concerns, life transitions, relationship/interpersonal concerns, gender affirming treatment evaluations, grief/loss, identity concerns, and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity). Trained as a counseling psychologist, he provides evidence-based, culturally centered therapy to adults in Washington DC, Virginia, and other PSYPACT states. Using warmth and empathy, he helps clients examine and reflect on their lives, and move in the direction of their goals and values.
(703) 884-1802 View (703) 884-1802
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Judson Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CBIS
Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Are you anxious that you might not be able to handle this big life challenge with your physical & emotional wellbeing, authenticity & integrity, and values & serenity still intact? Are you hopeful that maybe, just maybe, you can come out on the other side of it with new growth & wisdom? Are you struggling to navigate life and find fulfillment, love, & belonging as someone who's “different”, even from some of the people & communities you love most? Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, unseen, unheard, or unfulfilled in your relationships? Do you wrestle with inner whispers of shame, and wonder “Am I enough? Am I good enough?"
Are you anxious that you might not be able to handle this big life challenge with your physical & emotional wellbeing, authenticity & integrity, and values & serenity still intact? Are you hopeful that maybe, just maybe, you can come out on the other side of it with new growth & wisdom? Are you struggling to navigate life and find fulfillment, love, & belonging as someone who's “different”, even from some of the people & communities you love most? Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, unseen, unheard, or unfulfilled in your relationships? Do you wrestle with inner whispers of shame, and wonder “Am I enough? Am I good enough?"
(202) 968-3279 View (202) 968-3279
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Michaela Fitzgerald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinician in Washington, DC. I am excited about working with you and helping resolve your most personal issues. These include: codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, grief, and trauma. I have had substantial experience in all of these areas.
I am a licensed clinician in Washington, DC. I am excited about working with you and helping resolve your most personal issues. These include: codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, grief, and trauma. I have had substantial experience in all of these areas.
(844) 751-1471 View (844) 751-1471
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Adrienne Harding, MA, LPC — Optimal Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20005
Are you stuck? Do you or your teenager need support recovering from addiction? Are depression, anxiety, or poor self-image keeping you stuck in life? Have you been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (BPD), schizophrenia, or other mental health challenges? Have you experienced traumatic events in childhood or in your adult life? In therapy, we will draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other treatment modalities to support you in developing effective coping skills. We can work on resolving trauma and defusing other factors that may be powering your difficulties. Contact me today. I am looking forward to hearing your story.
Are you stuck? Do you or your teenager need support recovering from addiction? Are depression, anxiety, or poor self-image keeping you stuck in life? Have you been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (BPD), schizophrenia, or other mental health challenges? Have you experienced traumatic events in childhood or in your adult life? In therapy, we will draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other treatment modalities to support you in developing effective coping skills. We can work on resolving trauma and defusing other factors that may be powering your difficulties. Contact me today. I am looking forward to hearing your story.
(202) 866-1366 View (202) 866-1366
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Ann Duvall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Our work together is designed to enable you to discover the teacher within, to connect with your wisest self and help guide you in all parts of your life. I use a tailored, integrative approach across several disciplines including therapy, life coaching, spiritual direction and Qigong. Whether you wish to discover your calling or need help transitioning from a personal or health crisis, my approach can assist in deepening your life experience at home, at work, and in relationships.
Our work together is designed to enable you to discover the teacher within, to connect with your wisest self and help guide you in all parts of your life. I use a tailored, integrative approach across several disciplines including therapy, life coaching, spiritual direction and Qigong. Whether you wish to discover your calling or need help transitioning from a personal or health crisis, my approach can assist in deepening your life experience at home, at work, and in relationships.
(202) 640-4281 View (202) 640-4281
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Carrie Elizabeth Collier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-DC, LPC-Va
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I have been a licensed professional counselor since 2001. I offer individual, couples and family therapy. I focus on family and life challenges pertaining to marriage, partners, family cut offs and estrangements, friends, and parenting using Bowen Family Systems Theory. I work online with individuals, couples, parents, and families from all walks of life with a wide array of family and marital challenges, emotional and relationship concerns.
I have been a licensed professional counselor since 2001. I offer individual, couples and family therapy. I focus on family and life challenges pertaining to marriage, partners, family cut offs and estrangements, friends, and parenting using Bowen Family Systems Theory. I work online with individuals, couples, parents, and families from all walks of life with a wide array of family and marital challenges, emotional and relationship concerns.
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Cara Marie Curcio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy is—whether it is an addiction, depression, anxiety, body image issues, gender identity—I work to collaboratively to help you get to the root of it to help increase insight about patterns that are playing out in your life. I have a background as a yoga practitioner and teacher so I also work to use mindfulness and meditation in sessions where appropriate. I work to individualize each therapy relationship, using psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy to guide my interventions.
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy is—whether it is an addiction, depression, anxiety, body image issues, gender identity—I work to collaboratively to help you get to the root of it to help increase insight about patterns that are playing out in your life. I have a background as a yoga practitioner and teacher so I also work to use mindfulness and meditation in sessions where appropriate. I work to individualize each therapy relationship, using psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy to guide my interventions.
(202) 410-0234 View (202) 410-0234
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Tiffany Jerinsky
Counselor, MS, LGPC, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I am a counselor with years of experience working with clients who are managing depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses. I have specialized training in working with those who experience interpersonal violence and sexual assault/abuse. When an individual survives a trauma or hardship it can be extremely difficult to cope and obtain fulfillment. Whatever the struggle is I believe in helping clients identify their strengths in order to overcome the obstacle.
I am a counselor with years of experience working with clients who are managing depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses. I have specialized training in working with those who experience interpersonal violence and sexual assault/abuse. When an individual survives a trauma or hardship it can be extremely difficult to cope and obtain fulfillment. Whatever the struggle is I believe in helping clients identify their strengths in order to overcome the obstacle.
(202) 301-8321 View (202) 301-8321
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Adam Bloom
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC, MAC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Making the decision to embark on a therapeutic journey takes courage and vulnerability. Congratulations on taking this step towards improving your personal wellness. Productive therapy starts by creating a safe space and working on building a relationship that fosters trust. We will discuss your current reasons for engaging in therapy, explore parts of your history that may inform our work together, and develop a tailored plan to support symptom relief and address the root causes to optimize your healing and growth.
Making the decision to embark on a therapeutic journey takes courage and vulnerability. Congratulations on taking this step towards improving your personal wellness. Productive therapy starts by creating a safe space and working on building a relationship that fosters trust. We will discuss your current reasons for engaging in therapy, explore parts of your history that may inform our work together, and develop a tailored plan to support symptom relief and address the root causes to optimize your healing and growth.
(202) 759-2255 View (202) 759-2255
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Goli Bellinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
As a relationship specialist, I will help you find peace in managing conflicts. I am very engaging, and provide direction and calm to high conflict. You will be able to go deeper to better understand and connect to your loved ones, yourself, and your body. With 22 years of experience, I bring over 15 years in couples work and training by the masters in the field: Bernard Guerney's Relationship Enhancement, Steven Stosny's CompassionPower, The John Gottman Institute & Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing. I am also a cultural specialist and have worked extensively with immigrants, intercultural and interracial couples.
As a relationship specialist, I will help you find peace in managing conflicts. I am very engaging, and provide direction and calm to high conflict. You will be able to go deeper to better understand and connect to your loved ones, yourself, and your body. With 22 years of experience, I bring over 15 years in couples work and training by the masters in the field: Bernard Guerney's Relationship Enhancement, Steven Stosny's CompassionPower, The John Gottman Institute & Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing. I am also a cultural specialist and have worked extensively with immigrants, intercultural and interracial couples.
(202) 929-6594 View (202) 929-6594
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Mary C Quigley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My specialties include grief counseling, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and couples conflict. I have over 30 years of experience working with young adults in university settings and with individuals and couples in private practice. I have been the head clinician in an eating disorder and mood disorder clinic at a major university. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are struggling with low self worth and self loathing. I also have an expertise in working with gay couples.
I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My specialties include grief counseling, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and couples conflict. I have over 30 years of experience working with young adults in university settings and with individuals and couples in private practice. I have been the head clinician in an eating disorder and mood disorder clinic at a major university. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are struggling with low self worth and self loathing. I also have an expertise in working with gay couples.
(202) 417-2746 View (202) 417-2746
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Rafael Malaga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
No matter how difficult your current circumstances may feel, psychotherapy can help you identify what is holding you back and help you develop the right strategies to feel connected with yourself and others. My goal in therapy is to assist you to find your own voice and to guide you to live life in your own terms.
No matter how difficult your current circumstances may feel, psychotherapy can help you identify what is holding you back and help you develop the right strategies to feel connected with yourself and others. My goal in therapy is to assist you to find your own voice and to guide you to live life in your own terms.
(202) 999-3642 View (202) 999-3642
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Marcela Kepic
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC , ACS
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
(551) 243-6337 View (551) 243-6337
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
(240) 650-8566 View (240) 650-8566
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Morgan Christie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist working online with adults (both individuals and couples) in Maryland and DC. I provide evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, gender-affirming care, body affirmation and wellness, and identity development. My collaborative approach with clients allows us to build a strong connection in treatment, creating a space where clients feel safe and understood. We will work together to identify goals for therapy, develop helpful coping skills, and process life events in meaningful ways.
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist working online with adults (both individuals and couples) in Maryland and DC. I provide evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, gender-affirming care, body affirmation and wellness, and identity development. My collaborative approach with clients allows us to build a strong connection in treatment, creating a space where clients feel safe and understood. We will work together to identify goals for therapy, develop helpful coping skills, and process life events in meaningful ways.
(202) 953-4328 View (202) 953-4328
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Elsa Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Elsa Mendez, a bilingual Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) based in DC. I hold a bachelor's degree in psychology from Towson University and a master's in Social Work from Catholic University. My professional journey has led me to collaborate with diverse populations across the DC and Maryland regions. These experiences have enriched my perspective and equipped me with valuable insights into the diverse challenges individuals face from all walks of life. My goal is to provide you with a safe, compassionate, and culturally sensitive space where your journey towards healing and growth can flourish.
Hello, I'm Elsa Mendez, a bilingual Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) based in DC. I hold a bachelor's degree in psychology from Towson University and a master's in Social Work from Catholic University. My professional journey has led me to collaborate with diverse populations across the DC and Maryland regions. These experiences have enriched my perspective and equipped me with valuable insights into the diverse challenges individuals face from all walks of life. My goal is to provide you with a safe, compassionate, and culturally sensitive space where your journey towards healing and growth can flourish.
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Molly Milgrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Life can be painful and draining. Some days it feels like we're stuck or moving further away from our goals. Even during the most difficult times, we have the opportunity to learn and grow, if we feel supported. If you are struggling, feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or just curious to learn more about yourself, I can help. I believe that all of us has the potential to thrive and feel fulfilled. Our relationship will be the main instrument in promoting growth and healing and our first step will be to build trust and understanding.
Life can be painful and draining. Some days it feels like we're stuck or moving further away from our goals. Even during the most difficult times, we have the opportunity to learn and grow, if we feel supported. If you are struggling, feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or just curious to learn more about yourself, I can help. I believe that all of us has the potential to thrive and feel fulfilled. Our relationship will be the main instrument in promoting growth and healing and our first step will be to build trust and understanding.
(202) 759-2347 View (202) 759-2347
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Abigail Middleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I've worked with a variety of populations including adults, elderly, and children, and presenting issues including depression, bipolar disorder, severe mental illness, and trauma. My experience includes inpatient, community-based, school, and outpatient settings. I believe each individual has the power to change, and it is my privilege to work through life's challenges together with you.
I've worked with a variety of populations including adults, elderly, and children, and presenting issues including depression, bipolar disorder, severe mental illness, and trauma. My experience includes inpatient, community-based, school, and outpatient settings. I believe each individual has the power to change, and it is my privilege to work through life's challenges together with you.
(202) 779-1828 View (202) 779-1828

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