Codependency Therapists in Washington, DC

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Bridget L Burke
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
A psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University. Prior to becoming a therapist I lived and worked in various countries in West Africa, Haiti, and the Middle East and bring a unique cross-cultural lens to my work. My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, people-pleasing, codependency, trauma, adult children of alcoholics, career issues, dating/relationship struggles, life transitions, and cultural identity development.
A psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University. Prior to becoming a therapist I lived and worked in various countries in West Africa, Haiti, and the Middle East and bring a unique cross-cultural lens to my work. My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, people-pleasing, codependency, trauma, adult children of alcoholics, career issues, dating/relationship struggles, life transitions, and cultural identity development.
(202) 980-1420 View (202) 980-1420
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Melissa Williams, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I have particular expertise in working with folks who want to deepen their emotional intimacy and also those who struggle with codependency.
I have a passion for helping people gain freedom in their lives + thrive in their relationships. I do my best to compassionately understand where you are in this season of life and help you honestly identify where you want to be. I enjoy working with adult + adolescent clients in individual, couples and group therapy to identify & work through the barriers the get in the way of living a full and rich life, including past trauma, stress management, life transitions, attachment issues & self-esteem.
I have particular expertise in working with folks who want to deepen their emotional intimacy and also those who struggle with codependency.
I have a passion for helping people gain freedom in their lives + thrive in their relationships. I do my best to compassionately understand where you are in this season of life and help you honestly identify where you want to be. I enjoy working with adult + adolescent clients in individual, couples and group therapy to identify & work through the barriers the get in the way of living a full and rich life, including past trauma, stress management, life transitions, attachment issues & self-esteem.
(202) 972-4757 View (202) 972-4757
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Sarah Gibbons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida, Maryland, Washington D.C., and California, as well as a dedicated Reiki healer. I'm currently offering my services exclusively through telehealth. My approach is rooted in empathy and a strong commitment to aiding others, driven by an unyielding passion for personal development. Specializing in supporting young adult women, I focus on various challenges including codependency, anxiety, ADHD, highly sensitive people (HSP), depression, panic attacks, life transitions, relationship strains, college planning, self-esteem, family of origin, and attachment.
Accepting New Clients! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida, Maryland, Washington D.C., and California, as well as a dedicated Reiki healer. I'm currently offering my services exclusively through telehealth. My approach is rooted in empathy and a strong commitment to aiding others, driven by an unyielding passion for personal development. Specializing in supporting young adult women, I focus on various challenges including codependency, anxiety, ADHD, highly sensitive people (HSP), depression, panic attacks, life transitions, relationship strains, college planning, self-esteem, family of origin, and attachment.
(202) 816-4408 View (202) 816-4408
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Carol Jarboe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Washington, DC 20016
My specialty has become working with victims of narcissistic abuse and codependency.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Virginia and D.C, I specialize in helping clients with issues that keep them from feeling and performing at their best. Using an holistic and interpersonal approach allows me to integrate aspects of the whole self. I help clients with anxiety & transition issues that surround relationship conflicts, stress, job, grief and health concerns, etc. We can examine feeling overwhelmed, while looking at past and current patterns and how they may be affecting your life. If you are looking for more meaning and purpose in your life, I am happy to walk that path with you, as well.
My specialty has become working with victims of narcissistic abuse and codependency.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Virginia and D.C, I specialize in helping clients with issues that keep them from feeling and performing at their best. Using an holistic and interpersonal approach allows me to integrate aspects of the whole self. I help clients with anxiety & transition issues that surround relationship conflicts, stress, job, grief and health concerns, etc. We can examine feeling overwhelmed, while looking at past and current patterns and how they may be affecting your life. If you are looking for more meaning and purpose in your life, I am happy to walk that path with you, as well.
(703) 957-7049 View (703) 957-7049
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Peter Sugg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I have a wealth of experience treating the issues of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, codependency, and others having worked in inpatient/outpatient psychiatric settings and crisis lines in my beloved Washington, D.
Life can be tricky. Maybe you’ve hit a big rut. Perhaps you’re doing just fine, except that you’re afraid of the other shoe dropping. This may be your first foray into individual therapy, or you may be a seasoned patient in need of a new therapeutic voice and perspective. Regardless, I am here to listen and help you discover solutions, whether immediate, long-term, or anywhere along the continuum.
I have a wealth of experience treating the issues of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, codependency, and others having worked in inpatient/outpatient psychiatric settings and crisis lines in my beloved Washington, D.
Life can be tricky. Maybe you’ve hit a big rut. Perhaps you’re doing just fine, except that you’re afraid of the other shoe dropping. This may be your first foray into individual therapy, or you may be a seasoned patient in need of a new therapeutic voice and perspective. Regardless, I am here to listen and help you discover solutions, whether immediate, long-term, or anywhere along the continuum.
(202) 883-5116 View (202) 883-5116
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Ana Radakovic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CGP, ATR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Areas of interest include trauma, addiction, eating disorders, attachment, codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexuality, gender identity, parenting, infertility, grief & loss.
I am a psychotherapist located in Washington, DC offering individual, group, and couples therapy. I enjoy helping people live authentically and thrive in all areas of their lives. I pull from a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques, but collaborate with each individual to create a space that best suits one’s unique set of needs and goals. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate, and appropriately challenging. I am also a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and incorporate mindfulness and body-based approaches in therapy where its appropriate.
Areas of interest include trauma, addiction, eating disorders, attachment, codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexuality, gender identity, parenting, infertility, grief & loss.
I am a psychotherapist located in Washington, DC offering individual, group, and couples therapy. I enjoy helping people live authentically and thrive in all areas of their lives. I pull from a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques, but collaborate with each individual to create a space that best suits one’s unique set of needs and goals. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate, and appropriately challenging. I am also a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and incorporate mindfulness and body-based approaches in therapy where its appropriate.
(202) 915-3003 View (202) 915-3003
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Ashley Bauman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
My specialities include: grief/loss, anxiety, Christian faith and spirituality concerns, relationship issues, communication, loss of relationship, codependency, self esteem issues, women's issues, relational trauma, depression, career concerns, and mood disorders.
Life is sacred and challenging. Navigating problems on our own can be overwhelming and difficult. Hope and healing are not out of reach for you. A kind and caring presence can help us begin to change and enter into a growth process. Counseling can be an important part of our journey to become the best version of ourselves in our relationships with others and ourselves. I approach clients with compassion, empathy, and kindness to work collaboratively on what you are going through.
My specialities include: grief/loss, anxiety, Christian faith and spirituality concerns, relationship issues, communication, loss of relationship, codependency, self esteem issues, women's issues, relational trauma, depression, career concerns, and mood disorders.
Life is sacred and challenging. Navigating problems on our own can be overwhelming and difficult. Hope and healing are not out of reach for you. A kind and caring presence can help us begin to change and enter into a growth process. Counseling can be an important part of our journey to become the best version of ourselves in our relationships with others and ourselves. I approach clients with compassion, empathy, and kindness to work collaboratively on what you are going through.
(202) 804-8909 View (202) 804-8909
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Claire Connolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
My clinical specializations include anxiety disorders, depression, guilt, shame, trauma, relationship challenges, infidelity, self-esteem, substance use, disordered eating, adult children of alcoholics, and codependency.
I am a board-certified psychotherapist. In my practice I provide psychotherapy to adults, couples, and older adolescents, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy and analytical psychology. It is my goal to create a warm and supportive environment in which to work with my clients to heal relational wounds and other forms of trauma. I support clients in their process to gain deeper self-understanding and to foster personal growth through self-compassion. Together we can explore new ways of understanding old patterns of behavior.
My clinical specializations include anxiety disorders, depression, guilt, shame, trauma, relationship challenges, infidelity, self-esteem, substance use, disordered eating, adult children of alcoholics, and codependency.
I am a board-certified psychotherapist. In my practice I provide psychotherapy to adults, couples, and older adolescents, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy and analytical psychology. It is my goal to create a warm and supportive environment in which to work with my clients to heal relational wounds and other forms of trauma. I support clients in their process to gain deeper self-understanding and to foster personal growth through self-compassion. Together we can explore new ways of understanding old patterns of behavior.
(202) 968-2303 View (202) 968-2303
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Raha Janka, MSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LGSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I have experience working with clients suffering from anxiety, codependency, substance use, and trauma/PTSD, as well marginalized, BIPOC, and LGBT communities, providing trauma-informed and culturally affirming care.
I believe therapy is a powerful tool to help you cultivate the life you want. My intention is to create a safe space where you can access inner resources and increase awareness of your authentic self. As a first-generation immigrant, I bring a multicultural lens to our work together, honoring your multifaceted identities and cultural strengths. Infused with humor and compassion, we will work together to identify and build a personal development toolkit for effective communication in relationships, boundary setting, navigating identity struggles, learned behaviors, intergenerational trauma, and explore agency within your life.
I have experience working with clients suffering from anxiety, codependency, substance use, and trauma/PTSD, as well marginalized, BIPOC, and LGBT communities, providing trauma-informed and culturally affirming care.
I believe therapy is a powerful tool to help you cultivate the life you want. My intention is to create a safe space where you can access inner resources and increase awareness of your authentic self. As a first-generation immigrant, I bring a multicultural lens to our work together, honoring your multifaceted identities and cultural strengths. Infused with humor and compassion, we will work together to identify and build a personal development toolkit for effective communication in relationships, boundary setting, navigating identity struggles, learned behaviors, intergenerational trauma, and explore agency within your life.
(202) 499-6055 View (202) 499-6055
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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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Elizabeth Perwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I connect deeply and empathically with my clients, and challenge them towards greater self-awareness that leads to happiness and peace of mind internally and within relationships. Individuals and couples inevitably reach periods of frustration and conflict that signal the need for change. Whether these problems are grounded in past loss or current misfortune, outside intervention can offer immediate relief. I specialize in treating mood disorders, couples in gridlock, and adult children with a legacy of trauma, neglect or codependency. Working with adults and couples, I approach difficulties compassionately and non-pathologically. Psychotherapy helps restore emotional balance and well-being.
I connect deeply and empathically with my clients, and challenge them towards greater self-awareness that leads to happiness and peace of mind internally and within relationships. Individuals and couples inevitably reach periods of frustration and conflict that signal the need for change. Whether these problems are grounded in past loss or current misfortune, outside intervention can offer immediate relief. I specialize in treating mood disorders, couples in gridlock, and adult children with a legacy of trauma, neglect or codependency. Working with adults and couples, I approach difficulties compassionately and non-pathologically. Psychotherapy helps restore emotional balance and well-being.
(301) 852-6000 View (301) 852-6000
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Antoine Trowers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW , LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20017
I view therapy as a collaborative process that balances listening and insightful feedback to help you make the changes you desire. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, codependency and grief & loss. I utilizes CBT, solution-focused, person-centered and family systems approaches to help you develop insight, create meaning in your life, and find traction to achieve your relationship, career, health and wellness goals.
I view therapy as a collaborative process that balances listening and insightful feedback to help you make the changes you desire. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, codependency and grief & loss. I utilizes CBT, solution-focused, person-centered and family systems approaches to help you develop insight, create meaning in your life, and find traction to achieve your relationship, career, health and wellness goals.
(301) 215-3015 View (301) 215-3015
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Morgan Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! My clients oftentimes say they struggle with symptoms such as recurring negative patterns in their life, anxiety, depression, anger, overwhelm, relationship issues, problematic family dynamics, trouble getting new habits to stick, compulsively using external things to feel better (i.e. work, people, alcohol), pain, headaches, and more. Through a mixture of talk therapy and body centered approaches, we explore sources of symptoms with curiosity and build on your strengths to move toward feeling more grounded, presence, and connected.
Accepting new clients! My clients oftentimes say they struggle with symptoms such as recurring negative patterns in their life, anxiety, depression, anger, overwhelm, relationship issues, problematic family dynamics, trouble getting new habits to stick, compulsively using external things to feel better (i.e. work, people, alcohol), pain, headaches, and more. Through a mixture of talk therapy and body centered approaches, we explore sources of symptoms with curiosity and build on your strengths to move toward feeling more grounded, presence, and connected.
(667) 213-5474 View (667) 213-5474
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Cara N. Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Many of us are looking outside ourselves for love, fulfillment and joy only to find ourselves deeply dissatisfied, lonely and separated from connection and intimacy with others and ourselves. Life can be difficult and is filled with challenges and traumatic experiences that require our attention and care in order to heal. We are skilled at silencing the aching inside via escape hatches: excessive shopping, over/under eating, using drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, gaming, etc. I believe the therapeutic relationship can offer support as we move into freedom by learning to live in the present moment with all life has to offer.
Many of us are looking outside ourselves for love, fulfillment and joy only to find ourselves deeply dissatisfied, lonely and separated from connection and intimacy with others and ourselves. Life can be difficult and is filled with challenges and traumatic experiences that require our attention and care in order to heal. We are skilled at silencing the aching inside via escape hatches: excessive shopping, over/under eating, using drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, gaming, etc. I believe the therapeutic relationship can offer support as we move into freedom by learning to live in the present moment with all life has to offer.
(202) 991-3396 View (202) 991-3396
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Brian Heenan, MSW, LGSW @Our Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Are anxious thoughts causing your thoughts and feelings to spiral? Does the mention of conflict make your stomach churn? Are you just overall feeling stuck? These problems are complex and painful, affecting your emotions and your personal and professional life.
Are anxious thoughts causing your thoughts and feelings to spiral? Does the mention of conflict make your stomach churn? Are you just overall feeling stuck? These problems are complex and painful, affecting your emotions and your personal and professional life.
(202) 935-7907 View (202) 935-7907
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Sabrina Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Struggling to function at work and at home, meet deadlines, as well as the expectations of relationships, while also experiencing anxiety, depression or substance abuse-whatever the challenge may be-can be hard to explain to friends and family. At times explaining what's happening in our heads actually feels more exhausting than what's really happening and can lead us to isolation and loneliness.
Struggling to function at work and at home, meet deadlines, as well as the expectations of relationships, while also experiencing anxiety, depression or substance abuse-whatever the challenge may be-can be hard to explain to friends and family. At times explaining what's happening in our heads actually feels more exhausting than what's really happening and can lead us to isolation and loneliness.
(912) 217-7224 View (912) 217-7224
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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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Rola Jawdat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Welcome to my practice and thank you for considering me as a companion on your journey towards healing and growth. Are you looking for a compassionate therapist who will listen deeply and attentively to your concerns whether they stem from difficulties coping with relationship issues, work stressors, past traumatic events or simply feeling that your life could have more meaning and depth?
Welcome to my practice and thank you for considering me as a companion on your journey towards healing and growth. Are you looking for a compassionate therapist who will listen deeply and attentively to your concerns whether they stem from difficulties coping with relationship issues, work stressors, past traumatic events or simply feeling that your life could have more meaning and depth?
(202) 858-0395 View (202) 858-0395
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Alex Cople
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
I specialize in two areas: 1) I help working professionals manage chronic anxiety, self-doubt, procrastination, and reduce overthinking to increase professional success. My clients work in politics, health, mental health, law, upper management, business owners, creatives, or PhD/graduate students. 2) Interpersonal stress. Understanding family dynamics, reducing social conflict, improving romantic relationships, and friendships. I work best with high functioning people who are introspective, motivated, and want change in their life.
I specialize in two areas: 1) I help working professionals manage chronic anxiety, self-doubt, procrastination, and reduce overthinking to increase professional success. My clients work in politics, health, mental health, law, upper management, business owners, creatives, or PhD/graduate students. 2) Interpersonal stress. Understanding family dynamics, reducing social conflict, improving romantic relationships, and friendships. I work best with high functioning people who are introspective, motivated, and want change in their life.
(703) 691-5830 View (703) 691-5830
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Kimberly Ottinger
Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
(202) 918-3495 View (202) 918-3495

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Codependency Therapists

What therapy types help with codependency problems?

Both couples and family therapy and cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) can help with the relationship difficulties referred to as codependency. Such problems typically include inappropriate feelings of responsibility for a loved one’s destructive behavior, irrational patterns of thinking about such behavior, and family interaction patterns in which the needs of one troubled member override the needs of others in a household.

What happens in therapy for codependency?

Spouses and family members learn and practice how to interact and support each other in a healthy way without sacrificing their own needs or well-being. They learn the limits of their responsibility for their loved ones and correct faulty patterns of thinking and feeling that underlie codependent behavior. Individuals may be encouraged to nurture an array of social relationships and to cultivate their own talents and interests so that they develop a healthy sense of self outside the family.

How does therapy help a person or couple overcome codependency?

Therapy helps people establish healthy ways of being in a relationship. Spouses and family members learn how to nurture and support one another without sacrificing their own needs or allowing the needs of one person to dominate the dynamic. Individuals learn how to say no and set boundaries, and how to maintain their own identity and self-esteem. Therapy helps people understand that they are not responsible for the feelings and actions of others. It also helps individuals deal with the turbulence that can come from living with a person suffering from such conditions as substance abuse and mental illness.

What is the goal of therapy for codependency?

One goal of therapy for codependency is to alleviate feelings of responsibility for and correct irrational patterns of thinking about loved ones whose behavioral problems override the needs of others in a household. Therapy helps people establish healthy boundaries of behavior and speak up for their own needs in a relationship. In addition, people learn how to maintain a healthy relationship, one in which both parties give and receive equally and are able to retain their own identity.