Chronic Illness Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Josephine A Bulkley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Josephine A Bulkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives.
People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives.
(202) 883-4551 View (202) 883-4551
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Lenka Glassman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Choosing the right therapist is critical to achieving real results. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space where you can realize your strengths and full potential. At the same time, I use an honest and direct approach to help you achieve your goals. I work with children, teens, and adults in individual therapy and also offer parent coaching. My ultimate goal is for you to leave therapy feeling empowered, confident, and armed with the tools you need to create a life you love. I feel privileged in helping my clients on their journey to creating healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Choosing the right therapist is critical to achieving real results. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space where you can realize your strengths and full potential. At the same time, I use an honest and direct approach to help you achieve your goals. I work with children, teens, and adults in individual therapy and also offer parent coaching. My ultimate goal is for you to leave therapy feeling empowered, confident, and armed with the tools you need to create a life you love. I feel privileged in helping my clients on their journey to creating healthier relationships with themselves and others.
(202) 335-3724 View (202) 335-3724
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Magnolia Mental Health DC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Have you felt your light dimming over the past few years? Felt disconnected from yourself and others? It’s hard to find people you can talk to about these things. It’s been harder to find people who understand your unique challenges? MMHDC’s therapists specialize in treating issues unique to minority communities including black women and members of the LBGTQIA+ community. We specialize in you! Are you ready to bloom and to grow? Learn more by contacting us at www.magnoliamhealth.com to set up an appointment.
Have you felt your light dimming over the past few years? Felt disconnected from yourself and others? It’s hard to find people you can talk to about these things. It’s been harder to find people who understand your unique challenges? MMHDC’s therapists specialize in treating issues unique to minority communities including black women and members of the LBGTQIA+ community. We specialize in you! Are you ready to bloom and to grow? Learn more by contacting us at www.magnoliamhealth.com to set up an appointment.
(877) 696-1642 View (877) 696-1642
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Debra Cruz Counseling, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, CEAP, CEC, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Debra Ann Cruz is a speaker, author, psychotherapist, and executive coach, and romantic intimacy specialist. Over the past 20 years, I have worked hard to create an innovative blend of psychotherapy, spirituality, and executive coaching to help clients reach breakthroughs and emotional healing to level up to own the success and prosperity they desire and deserve. Her specialty is helping high-functioning professionals, executives, and leaders to stop holding themselves back due to a negative internal dialogue of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt from their past.
Debra Ann Cruz is a speaker, author, psychotherapist, and executive coach, and romantic intimacy specialist. Over the past 20 years, I have worked hard to create an innovative blend of psychotherapy, spirituality, and executive coaching to help clients reach breakthroughs and emotional healing to level up to own the success and prosperity they desire and deserve. Her specialty is helping high-functioning professionals, executives, and leaders to stop holding themselves back due to a negative internal dialogue of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt from their past.
(202) 929-5570 View (202) 929-5570
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Molly Louise Mattison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Life is full of challenges and sometimes we can get support from friends and family but often that comes with well intentioned but sometimes unsolicited advice or you need to choose what you say or not say in order to protect loved ones feelings. Sometimes you want and need to externalize your thoughts and feelings without having to filter them. I offer adult therapy that is strengths based and solution focused in a warm environment. I can help you identify the root causes of your struggles and implement changes so you feel more content. I also offer parenting work that strengthens parents skill sets.
Life is full of challenges and sometimes we can get support from friends and family but often that comes with well intentioned but sometimes unsolicited advice or you need to choose what you say or not say in order to protect loved ones feelings. Sometimes you want and need to externalize your thoughts and feelings without having to filter them. I offer adult therapy that is strengths based and solution focused in a warm environment. I can help you identify the root causes of your struggles and implement changes so you feel more content. I also offer parenting work that strengthens parents skill sets.
(202) 883-5909 View (202) 883-5909
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Stephanie O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW, LMSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Loss is the universal human condition. At times, all of us move with a sense of "lostness" - be it around a death, a relationship, our sense of safety, hopes for the future. Yet as a culture, we have a hard time being with loss and accompanying grief. I believe that loss and grief deserve attention. You may know exactly why you are seeking therapy, or you may something may just feel off. My role is to help you learn about yourself and your losses. I hold special interest and skill supporting people with experiences of infertility/pregnancy loss, relationship loss, trauma, illness and death and dying.
Loss is the universal human condition. At times, all of us move with a sense of "lostness" - be it around a death, a relationship, our sense of safety, hopes for the future. Yet as a culture, we have a hard time being with loss and accompanying grief. I believe that loss and grief deserve attention. You may know exactly why you are seeking therapy, or you may something may just feel off. My role is to help you learn about yourself and your losses. I hold special interest and skill supporting people with experiences of infertility/pregnancy loss, relationship loss, trauma, illness and death and dying.
(202) 804-9592 View (202) 804-9592
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Sapna Doshi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
21 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Doshi specializes in the treating of eating disorders, body image concerns, behavioral weight management, pre & post bariatric counseling, insomnia, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, and multicultural and identity-related concerns. She utilizes scientific, evidence-based approaches to inform her treatment with clients. She specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).
Dr. Doshi specializes in the treating of eating disorders, body image concerns, behavioral weight management, pre & post bariatric counseling, insomnia, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, and multicultural and identity-related concerns. She utilizes scientific, evidence-based approaches to inform her treatment with clients. She specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).
(703) 783-9118 View (703) 783-9118
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Adair Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
My practice is devoted to providing psychotherapy for older adolescents and adults from diverse walks of life. I treat clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, loss, grief, and other sources of seemingly unmanageable distress. I also help clients navigate specific life transitions -- for example, to a new school, job, relationship, or parenthood. Finally, I welcome clients who are experiencing relatively diffuse, general discontent and searching for greater fulfillment with respect to their health, relationships, education, job career, or creative endeavors.
My practice is devoted to providing psychotherapy for older adolescents and adults from diverse walks of life. I treat clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, loss, grief, and other sources of seemingly unmanageable distress. I also help clients navigate specific life transitions -- for example, to a new school, job, relationship, or parenthood. Finally, I welcome clients who are experiencing relatively diffuse, general discontent and searching for greater fulfillment with respect to their health, relationships, education, job career, or creative endeavors.
(202) 559-0306 View (202) 559-0306
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Mana Ali Carter
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I assess and treat adults experiencing emotional difficulties associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment to major life events, and preparing for and healing from medical procedures including bariatric and cosmetic surgeries. Mood symptoms can have a negative impact on relationships, self-esteem, one’s ability to participate in meaningful activities, and management of health behaviors related to sleep, physical activity, and pain.
I assess and treat adults experiencing emotional difficulties associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment to major life events, and preparing for and healing from medical procedures including bariatric and cosmetic surgeries. Mood symptoms can have a negative impact on relationships, self-esteem, one’s ability to participate in meaningful activities, and management of health behaviors related to sleep, physical activity, and pain.
(202) 517-9831 x3 View (202) 517-9831 x3
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Healing Through Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients in DC and Virginia! My name is Raquel Cherry and I am a virtual therapist who specializes in working with women who want it all but need help understanding how to "have it all" without losing herself in the process. In life, we can experience many highs and there can also be some lows. The stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm related to; parenting, intergenerational and vicarious trauma, burnout, relationship, breakdowns, women's issues, family conflict, enduring life transitions etc. are areas that a lot of people struggle to work through. You can feel fulfilled in all aspects of your life!
Now Accepting New Clients in DC and Virginia! My name is Raquel Cherry and I am a virtual therapist who specializes in working with women who want it all but need help understanding how to "have it all" without losing herself in the process. In life, we can experience many highs and there can also be some lows. The stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm related to; parenting, intergenerational and vicarious trauma, burnout, relationship, breakdowns, women's issues, family conflict, enduring life transitions etc. are areas that a lot of people struggle to work through. You can feel fulfilled in all aspects of your life!
(202) 900-5280 View (202) 900-5280
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Amy Fuhrmann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
14 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Accepting clients. Sometimes we have trouble finding our way through life's challenges. I specialize in helping you navigate anxiety/stress, relationships, your relationship with yourself. I can help you to identify and lower your anxiety, address challenges in your relationships, and find lasting change. I work collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals through evidence-based treatments while using my experience and flexibility to tailor treatment to individual challenges and solutions. My clients tell me they appreciate my warmth, skill, insights and compassion as I help them address the unique challenges in their lives.
Accepting clients. Sometimes we have trouble finding our way through life's challenges. I specialize in helping you navigate anxiety/stress, relationships, your relationship with yourself. I can help you to identify and lower your anxiety, address challenges in your relationships, and find lasting change. I work collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals through evidence-based treatments while using my experience and flexibility to tailor treatment to individual challenges and solutions. My clients tell me they appreciate my warmth, skill, insights and compassion as I help them address the unique challenges in their lives.
(202) 217-1724 View (202) 217-1724
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Will Hayden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Being in distress and discomfort is hard, tiring, and sometimes discouraging. "I'm struggling with something, but what can I do about it?" "Why is it so easy for everyone else?" "I just want out of my head, and back into my life." I believe successful therapy is a collaborative effort that helps you build a real, authentic, and happy life. Therapy can be helpful when sensitive topics and difficult challenges feel intimidating and overwhelming. As your therapist, I will listen to and learn about your challenges. We'll find a pace that works for you and I'll help you keep your goals in focus. 
Being in distress and discomfort is hard, tiring, and sometimes discouraging. "I'm struggling with something, but what can I do about it?" "Why is it so easy for everyone else?" "I just want out of my head, and back into my life." I believe successful therapy is a collaborative effort that helps you build a real, authentic, and happy life. Therapy can be helpful when sensitive topics and difficult challenges feel intimidating and overwhelming. As your therapist, I will listen to and learn about your challenges. We'll find a pace that works for you and I'll help you keep your goals in focus. 
(202) 999-3137 View (202) 999-3137
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Sarah Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I enjoy working with clients in the polyamorous or ethically non monogamous and or kink community. For clients exploring non monogamy I provide a safe space to explore uncertainties, insecurities, and fears while also celebrating many of the joys this relationship style brings. I also work with many clients who may be questioning their gender or sexual identity. I also work with many clients who have experienced trauma, dissociation, and attachment wounding and family of origin issues.
I enjoy working with clients in the polyamorous or ethically non monogamous and or kink community. For clients exploring non monogamy I provide a safe space to explore uncertainties, insecurities, and fears while also celebrating many of the joys this relationship style brings. I also work with many clients who may be questioning their gender or sexual identity. I also work with many clients who have experienced trauma, dissociation, and attachment wounding and family of origin issues.
(202) 980-1236 View (202) 980-1236
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Christina Fals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Hispanic American Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offering virtual counseling services in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Puerto Rico. With a holistic approach to mental health, I provide personalized treatment for a diverse range of challenges. My focus is on offering compassionate support to individuals navigating life's obstacles. I specialize in helping clients with disruptive behaviors, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, gender identity exploration, and provide affirming care for LGBTQ individuals.
I am a bilingual Hispanic American Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offering virtual counseling services in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Puerto Rico. With a holistic approach to mental health, I provide personalized treatment for a diverse range of challenges. My focus is on offering compassionate support to individuals navigating life's obstacles. I specialize in helping clients with disruptive behaviors, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, gender identity exploration, and provide affirming care for LGBTQ individuals.
(202) 915-1422 View (202) 915-1422
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Leila Bremer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I am a psychodynamic psychologist. As such, I believe that our early experiences shape our later expectations of ourselves and our relationships. I assist patients in examining patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may have begun early in life and continue to generate unhappiness with the goal of helping to relieve the depression and anxiety. As patients gain self-awareness and come to recognize and handle their feelings more adeptly, they often develop a more cohesive identity. While working to mitigate them, I am mindful of understanding what underlies the patient's vulnerability to developing these particular symptoms.
I am a psychodynamic psychologist. As such, I believe that our early experiences shape our later expectations of ourselves and our relationships. I assist patients in examining patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may have begun early in life and continue to generate unhappiness with the goal of helping to relieve the depression and anxiety. As patients gain self-awareness and come to recognize and handle their feelings more adeptly, they often develop a more cohesive identity. While working to mitigate them, I am mindful of understanding what underlies the patient's vulnerability to developing these particular symptoms.
(202) 800-1273 View (202) 800-1273
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Compass Rose Counseling & Consultation, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Our mission is to ensure that individuals of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and political and religious affiliation are provided a safe space to receive high quality mental health care. Our clinicians are trained to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to support and empower a diverse population.
Our mission is to ensure that individuals of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and political and religious affiliation are provided a safe space to receive high quality mental health care. Our clinicians are trained to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to support and empower a diverse population.
(202) 919-8859 View (202) 919-8859
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Manas Cor Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20004
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the DMV and currently offering therapy and evaluation services out of my office in Downtown DC/Penn Quarter area and virtually. I provide individual psychotherapy with a strong skill-set in trauma-informed care for adolescents, young adults, adults, and women of color. I draw from my background in cognitive-behavioral skills training, family systems, and relational-cultural therapy. My approach is best described as warm, direct, and collaborative. Please reach out to me via email or phone call for a consultation to see if I could be a good fit for your needs.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the DMV and currently offering therapy and evaluation services out of my office in Downtown DC/Penn Quarter area and virtually. I provide individual psychotherapy with a strong skill-set in trauma-informed care for adolescents, young adults, adults, and women of color. I draw from my background in cognitive-behavioral skills training, family systems, and relational-cultural therapy. My approach is best described as warm, direct, and collaborative. Please reach out to me via email or phone call for a consultation to see if I could be a good fit for your needs.
(202) 902-7151 View (202) 902-7151
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Angelica Garcia-Ditta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Are you ready to increase your self-awareness from a relational-cultural framework in addition to implementing tailored coping strategies in your everyday life outside of sessions? If you're new to therapy, you are also encouraged to try short-term care and can expect a welcoming and compassionate environment. Individual tele-therapy services are available during evenings and weekends for individuals 16 years and older who are located in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
Are you ready to increase your self-awareness from a relational-cultural framework in addition to implementing tailored coping strategies in your everyday life outside of sessions? If you're new to therapy, you are also encouraged to try short-term care and can expect a welcoming and compassionate environment. Individual tele-therapy services are available during evenings and weekends for individuals 16 years and older who are located in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
(202) 946-8971 View (202) 946-8971
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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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Emily Lindon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Therapy can be a process of both healing and growing. Together we can explore important aspects of your past, while working to improve your present. I foster warm and collaborative relationships with my patients so that they feel understood, supported, and appropriately challenged. As your therapist, I would be committed to helping you develop the tools and mindset necessary to face present and future challenges. I would also support you in achieving greater self-acceptance, authenticity, and more satisfying relationships. I approach each new therapy relationship with curiosity, flexibility, and openness.
Therapy can be a process of both healing and growing. Together we can explore important aspects of your past, while working to improve your present. I foster warm and collaborative relationships with my patients so that they feel understood, supported, and appropriately challenged. As your therapist, I would be committed to helping you develop the tools and mindset necessary to face present and future challenges. I would also support you in achieving greater self-acceptance, authenticity, and more satisfying relationships. I approach each new therapy relationship with curiosity, flexibility, and openness.
(202) 759-7726 View (202) 759-7726

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