Chronic Illness Therapists in Washington, DC

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Abir Aldhalimi
Psychologist, PhD , MA
Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Hello, I am currently welcoming new clients to work towards self-actualization and well-being. I support individuals in overcoming stress, anxiety, and burnout, including for those in high-pressure careers. My commitment lies in providing attentive care and fostering a psychotherapy experience tailored to your unique needs. Utilizing evidence-based techniques, I offer a collaborative approach within the therapeutic relationship. Together, we'll explore and implement effective tools to facilitate growth and healing. I understand the importance of accessibility and offer a complimentary telephone consultation.
Hello, I am currently welcoming new clients to work towards self-actualization and well-being. I support individuals in overcoming stress, anxiety, and burnout, including for those in high-pressure careers. My commitment lies in providing attentive care and fostering a psychotherapy experience tailored to your unique needs. Utilizing evidence-based techniques, I offer a collaborative approach within the therapeutic relationship. Together, we'll explore and implement effective tools to facilitate growth and healing. I understand the importance of accessibility and offer a complimentary telephone consultation.
(202) 931-7650 View (202) 931-7650
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Teresa Harris
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MBA, CPT
Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
(202) 769-0591 View (202) 769-0591
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Fortitude Wellness Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
At Fortitude Wellness Collective, our mission is to provide culturally competent mental health therapy services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where individuals can feel heard and understood, and work towards achieving their mental wellness goals. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health care. Together, we offer a wide range of evidence-based treatments and services to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve optimal mental health and well-being.
At Fortitude Wellness Collective, our mission is to provide culturally competent mental health therapy services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where individuals can feel heard and understood, and work towards achieving their mental wellness goals. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health care. Together, we offer a wide range of evidence-based treatments and services to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve optimal mental health and well-being.
(202) 629-0429 View (202) 629-0429
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Halli Faulkner
JD, MAEd, YACEP, E-RYT
Washington, DC 20024  (Online Only)
As a yoga therapist, I believe that each of us has the innate power to heal ourselves and that we also need lots of help along the way. I love yoga therapy because it's focused, personalized, and individualized care. The same sorts of problems that draw people to more traditional psychotherapy also bring people to yoga therapy - depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, disordered eating, trauma, and many other types of pain and suffering.
As a yoga therapist, I believe that each of us has the innate power to heal ourselves and that we also need lots of help along the way. I love yoga therapy because it's focused, personalized, and individualized care. The same sorts of problems that draw people to more traditional psychotherapy also bring people to yoga therapy - depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, disordered eating, trauma, and many other types of pain and suffering.
(202) 875-6040 View (202) 875-6040
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Abigail Amanda Plaisance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I work with young professionals to help them through difficult times, such as transitioning to a new place, new job, or new relationships. I assist my clients understand their emotions and thoughts and work to bring deeper understanding of their sense of self. By utilizing mindfulness interventions, along with cognitive behavioral therapy, I help my clients develop coping skills, boundaries, and techniques to help them feel grounded in the present time and reduce anxiety and negative thoughts.
I work with young professionals to help them through difficult times, such as transitioning to a new place, new job, or new relationships. I assist my clients understand their emotions and thoughts and work to bring deeper understanding of their sense of self. By utilizing mindfulness interventions, along with cognitive behavioral therapy, I help my clients develop coping skills, boundaries, and techniques to help them feel grounded in the present time and reduce anxiety and negative thoughts.
(202) 972-6960 View (202) 972-6960
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Cathy Eisenhower
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20012
The key to successful therapy is a relationship with a caring, nonjudgmental therapist there to respond sensitively and patiently to whatever comes up. In my work, I offer that to my clients, as we collaborate in developing an understanding of your emotional states and how they drive your thoughts and actions. We’ll learn together what you need to strengthen and grow. My work with children and adolescents informs my understanding of development over the life span, and how those relationships and experiences that shape us are alive in the present moment.
The key to successful therapy is a relationship with a caring, nonjudgmental therapist there to respond sensitively and patiently to whatever comes up. In my work, I offer that to my clients, as we collaborate in developing an understanding of your emotional states and how they drive your thoughts and actions. We’ll learn together what you need to strengthen and grow. My work with children and adolescents informs my understanding of development over the life span, and how those relationships and experiences that shape us are alive in the present moment.
(202) 318-3958 View (202) 318-3958
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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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Sammi Rosenfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, DC LPC, MD LCPC, MSEd, CCTP
Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Waitlist for new clients
I am a mental health and school counselor passionate about supporting the growth of children and young adults. I am experienced with both school-age children, young adults, and adults. I have also spent a lifetime in the world of professional dance and the creative arts. My experience in dance and the body highly influences my therapeutic lens. I view integration of body and mind through multi-sensory modalities as integral to client growth. I take an integrative approach to my work; in one session we may talk, play, draw, explore the sand tray, or move. Some moments may be more directive and some may be client-led.
I am a mental health and school counselor passionate about supporting the growth of children and young adults. I am experienced with both school-age children, young adults, and adults. I have also spent a lifetime in the world of professional dance and the creative arts. My experience in dance and the body highly influences my therapeutic lens. I view integration of body and mind through multi-sensory modalities as integral to client growth. I take an integrative approach to my work; in one session we may talk, play, draw, explore the sand tray, or move. Some moments may be more directive and some may be client-led.
(202) 935-7358 View (202) 935-7358
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Dandelion Counseling & Care
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
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.
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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Jessica Kirchhoefer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, or depression? Are you looking to improve your relationships or add new ones into your life but aren’t sure where to start? If you are struggling with disordered eating, fertility, burnout, self esteem, body image, relationships, or career, we can work together to bring about concrete, long term change. I work with college students, young adults, mid-career professionals, and all the life transitions in between. I specialize in areas of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationships, and career changes.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, or depression? Are you looking to improve your relationships or add new ones into your life but aren’t sure where to start? If you are struggling with disordered eating, fertility, burnout, self esteem, body image, relationships, or career, we can work together to bring about concrete, long term change. I work with college students, young adults, mid-career professionals, and all the life transitions in between. I specialize in areas of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationships, and career changes.
(202) 868-8887 View (202) 868-8887
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Lauren Fadem
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Feeling better is so possible, but it is not about getting rid of all "negative" thoughts and feelings – it’s about building the resilience. The therapy & coaching I offer is for folks interested in living a purpose-driven life, who are willing to take a close look at the patterns of thoughts, emotions, & behaviors that get in their own way. I work mostly with self-aware folks dealing with life transitions, anxiety, self-doubt, & perfectionist tendencies. We’ll work together to learn how to sit with yourself, clarify goals, & take value-driven actions that are in alignment with your desires.
Feeling better is so possible, but it is not about getting rid of all "negative" thoughts and feelings – it’s about building the resilience. The therapy & coaching I offer is for folks interested in living a purpose-driven life, who are willing to take a close look at the patterns of thoughts, emotions, & behaviors that get in their own way. I work mostly with self-aware folks dealing with life transitions, anxiety, self-doubt, & perfectionist tendencies. We’ll work together to learn how to sit with yourself, clarify goals, & take value-driven actions that are in alignment with your desires.
(202) 301-4375 View (202) 301-4375
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Legacy Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LGPC, LGSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Legacy Therapy, LLC. is a Minority Woman & Black/POC owned Holistic Psychotherapy and Coaching practice in Washington D.C. Legacy Therapy is a holistic approach to mental wellness that combines psychotherapy with holistic services (such as mindfulness, somatic experiencing and yoga) to enhance wellness and fulfillment in all areas of life functioning.
Legacy Therapy, LLC. is a Minority Woman & Black/POC owned Holistic Psychotherapy and Coaching practice in Washington D.C. Legacy Therapy is a holistic approach to mental wellness that combines psychotherapy with holistic services (such as mindfulness, somatic experiencing and yoga) to enhance wellness and fulfillment in all areas of life functioning.
(202) 978-4457 View (202) 978-4457
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Brendalan Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned professional with many years spent providing quality services working with families and individuals to restore hope during difficult times. I strive to give you a space to be your most authentic self. I create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgment environment, supporting your healing journey. I am licensed in Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
I am a seasoned professional with many years spent providing quality services working with families and individuals to restore hope during difficult times. I strive to give you a space to be your most authentic self. I create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgment environment, supporting your healing journey. I am licensed in Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
(301) 684-6522 View (301) 684-6522
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Maury L. Joseph
Psychologist, PsyD, MPsy
Verified
13 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, and the other experiences that bring us to therapy are some of life's greatest challenges, but in therapy they become valuable opportunities for growth. Through therapy our struggles become an opening to deeper self-understanding, to new ways of living, and even to new beginnings. Our suffering asks us to seek help and to find a place where we may learn to better help ourselves. In the supportive context of therapy we begin to see our symptoms and difficulties in a new way- as the first difficult steps on a journey of learning and growth.
Anxiety, depression, and the other experiences that bring us to therapy are some of life's greatest challenges, but in therapy they become valuable opportunities for growth. Through therapy our struggles become an opening to deeper self-understanding, to new ways of living, and even to new beginnings. Our suffering asks us to seek help and to find a place where we may learn to better help ourselves. In the supportive context of therapy we begin to see our symptoms and difficulties in a new way- as the first difficult steps on a journey of learning and growth.
(202) 968-2530 View (202) 968-2530
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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Elissa Gross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
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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Bloom Counseling - Liz Caritj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Life can be daunting. I help stressed out adults overcome anxiety, self-doubt and sleepless nights to find their footing and begin to create the lives they want. Are you your own worst critic? Maybe you can’t shake the feeling that your best is never good enough? Do the little things feel overwhelming? Is it hard for you to stick up for yourself and you’re left swallowing your anger or disappointment? My name is Liz Caritj and I work with people in high stress situations, particularly people working in the field of law or in rigorous academic programs, who feel like they’re falling apart trying to hold everything together perfectly.
Life can be daunting. I help stressed out adults overcome anxiety, self-doubt and sleepless nights to find their footing and begin to create the lives they want. Are you your own worst critic? Maybe you can’t shake the feeling that your best is never good enough? Do the little things feel overwhelming? Is it hard for you to stick up for yourself and you’re left swallowing your anger or disappointment? My name is Liz Caritj and I work with people in high stress situations, particularly people working in the field of law or in rigorous academic programs, who feel like they’re falling apart trying to hold everything together perfectly.
(202) 933-7233 View (202) 933-7233
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Jason Deramo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I tailor my services to each client and their unique needs, always from the humanistic approach. That means that I see my clients first and foremost as human beings, having what we would consider a human experience. Clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, job issues, or really any other type of discomfort will benefit from my integration of mindfulness and meditative practices into their treatment, alongside the use of building the psychological tools that empower them to create measurable changes to their circumstances.
I tailor my services to each client and their unique needs, always from the humanistic approach. That means that I see my clients first and foremost as human beings, having what we would consider a human experience. Clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, job issues, or really any other type of discomfort will benefit from my integration of mindfulness and meditative practices into their treatment, alongside the use of building the psychological tools that empower them to create measurable changes to their circumstances.
(571) 497-5751 View (571) 497-5751
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Frances Rekrut
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
12 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
Compassionate therapy has the power to help people reflect, grow, and change. Using a warm and engaging approach, I collaborate with clients to develop treatment strategies that work based on research-based techniques. I specialize in working with clients struggling with relationship issues, OCD, grief and loss, and difficult life transitions, including changes in roles or identity.
Compassionate therapy has the power to help people reflect, grow, and change. Using a warm and engaging approach, I collaborate with clients to develop treatment strategies that work based on research-based techniques. I specialize in working with clients struggling with relationship issues, OCD, grief and loss, and difficult life transitions, including changes in roles or identity.
(202) 759-7878 View (202) 759-7878
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Susan R Driscoll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Susan R. Driscoll is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Washington DC who entered the field with an interest in helping couples, families, and individuals develop their inherent strengths to create positive and lasting change in their lives. She brings a compassionate, empathic, authentic, and flexible approach to each of her clients. Susan considers the therapeutic alliance between herself and her clients as a partnership with the goal of empowering clients to be effective experts in their own lives.
Susan R. Driscoll is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Washington DC who entered the field with an interest in helping couples, families, and individuals develop their inherent strengths to create positive and lasting change in their lives. She brings a compassionate, empathic, authentic, and flexible approach to each of her clients. Susan considers the therapeutic alliance between herself and her clients as a partnership with the goal of empowering clients to be effective experts in their own lives.
(202) 972-4287 View (202) 972-4287

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