Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Washington, DC

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Melanie Kolkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Therapies Employed: Attachment-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gender Affirming Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Therapy.
Mental health is the core of wellness. If that isn’t cultivated, everything else in life becomes ten times harder. I have been a therapist since 2018 and have broad experience in many areas. I possess excellent communication and rapport-building skills, as well as a strong background in trauma-informed clinical care, research, and advocacy. The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is the connection I make with clients and the trust they put in me. It is an experience I am both deeply humbled by and truly grateful for.
Therapies Employed: Attachment-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gender Affirming Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Therapy.
Mental health is the core of wellness. If that isn’t cultivated, everything else in life becomes ten times harder. I have been a therapist since 2018 and have broad experience in many areas. I possess excellent communication and rapport-building skills, as well as a strong background in trauma-informed clinical care, research, and advocacy. The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is the connection I make with clients and the trust they put in me. It is an experience I am both deeply humbled by and truly grateful for.
(888) 870-6487 View (888) 870-6487
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Joseph C Melendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Joseph utilizes various approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Training and Parent Management Training.
Joseph is a holistic and integrative therapist and his core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency. He has extensive experience in counseling individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, and other areas. He provides counseling to couples and families to address stress, communication concerns, and conflict. Additionally, Joseph facilitates groups including a Men’s Wellness Group, an Emotional Regulation Basics group, and a Healthy Relationships Group.
Joseph utilizes various approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Training and Parent Management Training.
Joseph is a holistic and integrative therapist and his core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency. He has extensive experience in counseling individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, and other areas. He provides counseling to couples and families to address stress, communication concerns, and conflict. Additionally, Joseph facilitates groups including a Men’s Wellness Group, an Emotional Regulation Basics group, and a Healthy Relationships Group.
(240) 730-4353 View (240) 730-4353
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Dwayne Phillips-McNamee
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
Dwayne utilizes a variety of techniques informed by Relational-Cultural Therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy, and more.
Dwayne Phillips-McNamee is a Licensed Social Worker who works to provide a culturally sensitive, inclusive, equitable internal and external space for all clients regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, or any other factor. Dwayne works with adult individuals surrounding a variety of issues, including issues related to race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and relationships. He is particularly interested in working with black adults, those in and around the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating issues related to building and maintaining relationships.
Dwayne utilizes a variety of techniques informed by Relational-Cultural Therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy, and more.
Dwayne Phillips-McNamee is a Licensed Social Worker who works to provide a culturally sensitive, inclusive, equitable internal and external space for all clients regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, or any other factor. Dwayne works with adult individuals surrounding a variety of issues, including issues related to race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and relationships. He is particularly interested in working with black adults, those in and around the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating issues related to building and maintaining relationships.
(833) 658-9654 View (833) 658-9654
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Simran Puri
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and and others in order that I can support my clients to understand the purpose of their symptoms and develop new skills toward healing, managing and/or deceasing the impact of their symptoms.
Adults work with me to gain support for identity exploration, insight and skills to manage or eliminate anxiety, substance use, overwhelm, mood changes, inadequacy, shame, worry, sadness, concentration, transitions/adjustment, immigrant/expat identity and experiences, relationships, trauma, grief and more. We'll collaborate to complete a comprehensive treatment plan/goals to guide our process. We will explore how and why you adopted certain cognitive, behavioral and emotional patterns and identify new skills to manage or eliminate symptoms. I can incorporate your values, faith and traditions.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and and others in order that I can support my clients to understand the purpose of their symptoms and develop new skills toward healing, managing and/or deceasing the impact of their symptoms.
Adults work with me to gain support for identity exploration, insight and skills to manage or eliminate anxiety, substance use, overwhelm, mood changes, inadequacy, shame, worry, sadness, concentration, transitions/adjustment, immigrant/expat identity and experiences, relationships, trauma, grief and more. We'll collaborate to complete a comprehensive treatment plan/goals to guide our process. We will explore how and why you adopted certain cognitive, behavioral and emotional patterns and identify new skills to manage or eliminate symptoms. I can incorporate your values, faith and traditions.
(202) 931-5895 View (202) 931-5895
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Luis Ocampo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I use foundations of psychodynamic and attachment frameworks such as Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and trauma focused therapies to help my clients identify strategies and interventions that help alleviate or eliminate the impact of distress and symptoms.
We'll explore how to identify and reframe negative thoughts, regulate mood, improve communication, learn and implement new behaviors . We'll also explore how your childhood experiences might impact and inform your current ability to form meaningful bonds. I work with create space for BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQ+ (diverse) clients to be candid about their experiences. We identify cognitive, emotional and behavioral distress related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, roles an expectations, discrimination or privilege, shame, transitions, anxiety, grief, trauma and/or abuse, racial, ethic and cultural identity, and relationships.
I use foundations of psychodynamic and attachment frameworks such as Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and trauma focused therapies to help my clients identify strategies and interventions that help alleviate or eliminate the impact of distress and symptoms.
We'll explore how to identify and reframe negative thoughts, regulate mood, improve communication, learn and implement new behaviors . We'll also explore how your childhood experiences might impact and inform your current ability to form meaningful bonds. I work with create space for BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQ+ (diverse) clients to be candid about their experiences. We identify cognitive, emotional and behavioral distress related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, roles an expectations, discrimination or privilege, shame, transitions, anxiety, grief, trauma and/or abuse, racial, ethic and cultural identity, and relationships.
(202) 509-9356 View (202) 509-9356
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Jennifer Spatzer
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I work with pre-teens, teens, and adults and utilize an integrated therapeutic approach with a strong emphasis on cognitive-behavioral interventions.
I have 10+ years of experience working with clients who are in the acute phase of psychosis or a mood episode as well as moderate and mild phases of mental health issues, major life stressors, challenges and transitions. I offer a collaborative approach to therapy and provide an environment of acceptance, warmth and respect that allows my clients to gain insight, self-efficacy, and empowerment while working toward an ultimate goal of well-being, growth and healing.
I work with pre-teens, teens, and adults and utilize an integrated therapeutic approach with a strong emphasis on cognitive-behavioral interventions.
I have 10+ years of experience working with clients who are in the acute phase of psychosis or a mood episode as well as moderate and mild phases of mental health issues, major life stressors, challenges and transitions. I offer a collaborative approach to therapy and provide an environment of acceptance, warmth and respect that allows my clients to gain insight, self-efficacy, and empowerment while working toward an ultimate goal of well-being, growth and healing.
(202) 851-2776 View (202) 851-2776
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Julia Tier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
These include EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT, and IFS.
Welcome! My name is Julia and I can't wait to hear your story. I am passionate about therapy rooted in insight and action. This can look like naming perfectionism as a learned behavior that is no longer serving you, or better understanding the role you played in your family system and how this shows up in your relationships. Once we better understand our patterns we can answer the the ever vital question: Now what? My approach is warm, collaborative, and -above all- curious. Where insight and action meet we can find peace, growth, and even a bit of magic.
These include EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT, and IFS.
Welcome! My name is Julia and I can't wait to hear your story. I am passionate about therapy rooted in insight and action. This can look like naming perfectionism as a learned behavior that is no longer serving you, or better understanding the role you played in your family system and how this shows up in your relationships. Once we better understand our patterns we can answer the the ever vital question: Now what? My approach is warm, collaborative, and -above all- curious. Where insight and action meet we can find peace, growth, and even a bit of magic.
(202) 759-0509 View (202) 759-0509
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Bentley Noland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, biploar disorder, or have experienced trauma? Have you self-medicated in an attempt to manage your emotions? You can expect supportive, practical help in overcoming trauma, the treatment of mood disorders, and recovery from substance abuse and behavioral addictions. Therapy will be tailored to your needs, using the tools that work best for you, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Restructuring (a core technique from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and learning stress reduction skills. In therapy, you can build lasting alternatives to unhealthy family dynamics.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, biploar disorder, or have experienced trauma? Have you self-medicated in an attempt to manage your emotions? You can expect supportive, practical help in overcoming trauma, the treatment of mood disorders, and recovery from substance abuse and behavioral addictions. Therapy will be tailored to your needs, using the tools that work best for you, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Restructuring (a core technique from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and learning stress reduction skills. In therapy, you can build lasting alternatives to unhealthy family dynamics.
(202) 831-1608 View (202) 831-1608
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The Online Insomnia Center with Dr. Rosenblum
Psychologist, PsyD, DBSM
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
As the Sleep Psychologist for a nationally recognized sleep disorders center and teaching hospital, I lead our organization in both offering CBT-I and training other healthcare providers in it.
Has sleeping turned into a struggle? Are you tossing and turning at night or having trouble falling or staying asleep? Are you a night owl who finds it hard to get to bed on time? Maybe your sleep issues are starting to affect your health, mood, or how you function during the day. Perhaps you hoped your sleep problems would go away this summer. Hi, I'm Dr. Mark Rosenblum, a Sleep Psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold standard for treating insomnia. If you'd like to know more about CBT-I and how I can help you sleep better, feel free to reach out to me.
As the Sleep Psychologist for a nationally recognized sleep disorders center and teaching hospital, I lead our organization in both offering CBT-I and training other healthcare providers in it.
Has sleeping turned into a struggle? Are you tossing and turning at night or having trouble falling or staying asleep? Are you a night owl who finds it hard to get to bed on time? Maybe your sleep issues are starting to affect your health, mood, or how you function during the day. Perhaps you hoped your sleep problems would go away this summer. Hi, I'm Dr. Mark Rosenblum, a Sleep Psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold standard for treating insomnia. If you'd like to know more about CBT-I and how I can help you sleep better, feel free to reach out to me.
(202) 933-9406 View (202) 933-9406
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Luis Felipe Cebas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I work to help and support people improve their health and wellness.
I am passionate about working with all communities, especially People of Color, Latino, and other minority communities to improve their mental health and wellness. I offer therapy services geared towards adults, couples, and elderly individuals. My goal is to create and facilitate a physical, emotional, and spiritual safe space where clients can unpack and begin their healing journey. I am committed to educating and providing guidance for minorities and other communities of color by building a trusting, empowering, and supportive relationship with each client.
Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I work to help and support people improve their health and wellness.
I am passionate about working with all communities, especially People of Color, Latino, and other minority communities to improve their mental health and wellness. I offer therapy services geared towards adults, couples, and elderly individuals. My goal is to create and facilitate a physical, emotional, and spiritual safe space where clients can unpack and begin their healing journey. I am committed to educating and providing guidance for minorities and other communities of color by building a trusting, empowering, and supportive relationship with each client.
(202) 883-3834 View (202) 883-3834
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Roshni Chatterjee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
My practice is built on the core principles of Trauma-Informed Care. I serve diverse group of adults in my practice who struggle with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship issues, grief etc. Clients benefit from psychoeducation, expressing conflicting feelings, increased self-awareness and implementing cognitive strategies. I also have a sub-speciality that focuses on serving the South Asian diaspora - specifically around issues of generational clashes, agency and choice, and other immigrant issues.
My practice is built on the core principles of Trauma-Informed Care. I serve diverse group of adults in my practice who struggle with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship issues, grief etc. Clients benefit from psychoeducation, expressing conflicting feelings, increased self-awareness and implementing cognitive strategies. I also have a sub-speciality that focuses on serving the South Asian diaspora - specifically around issues of generational clashes, agency and choice, and other immigrant issues.
(202) 933-9637 View (202) 933-9637
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Amy Maisterra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My practice incorporates an evidence-based cognitive therapy approach developed by Dr.
If you're experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, unwanted habits, insomnia, or communication difficulties in your relationships, I am passionate about providing the support you need to thrive. When we start working together, I will take the time to understand your unique situation and life circumstances, and we will create a personalized treatment plan, practicing new skills designed to bring you relief. You can expect to experience relief within a few sessions, and through our collaborative work, you will become empowered to make lasting positive changes that help you find joy and fulfillment.
My practice incorporates an evidence-based cognitive therapy approach developed by Dr.
If you're experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, unwanted habits, insomnia, or communication difficulties in your relationships, I am passionate about providing the support you need to thrive. When we start working together, I will take the time to understand your unique situation and life circumstances, and we will create a personalized treatment plan, practicing new skills designed to bring you relief. You can expect to experience relief within a few sessions, and through our collaborative work, you will become empowered to make lasting positive changes that help you find joy and fulfillment.
(240) 627-6322 View (240) 627-6322
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Dr. Candace A. Koman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
What would it feel like to have someone help you navigate life’s challenges? Using an integrative approach, I work collaboratively with clients to better understand feelings of anxiety, sadness, frustration, and how to manage them. We discuss what you wish to get out of therapy and, using techniques from evidence-based approaches, work towards making sure you get the most out of our time together. My training includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Relational-Cultural Therapy.
What would it feel like to have someone help you navigate life’s challenges? Using an integrative approach, I work collaboratively with clients to better understand feelings of anxiety, sadness, frustration, and how to manage them. We discuss what you wish to get out of therapy and, using techniques from evidence-based approaches, work towards making sure you get the most out of our time together. My training includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Relational-Cultural Therapy.
(202) 656-6051 View (202) 656-6051
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Tenesha Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including trauma-informed care, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
While at PC Milestones LLC, I am a compassionate and dedicated licensed social worker with a passion for supporting women through critical life transitions and the challenges of navigating unhealthy romantic relationships. With over five years of experience in the field of mental health, I have honed expertise in providing empathetic, client-centered therapy that empowers women to reclaim their sense of self-worth and navigate their paths towards healthier, fulfilling lives.
I utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including trauma-informed care, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
While at PC Milestones LLC, I am a compassionate and dedicated licensed social worker with a passion for supporting women through critical life transitions and the challenges of navigating unhealthy romantic relationships. With over five years of experience in the field of mental health, I have honed expertise in providing empathetic, client-centered therapy that empowers women to reclaim their sense of self-worth and navigate their paths towards healthier, fulfilling lives.
(855) 523-1390 View (855) 523-1390
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Tracy l Thomas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005
My integrative approach uses techniques from evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My therapeutic style is warm, authentic, and interactive. I create a comfortable and non-judgmental working environment for my clients, using empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor. I approach each individual treatment collaboratively - establishing treatment goals that are tailored specifically to the individual client's needs. My clients gain understanding and insight that help alleviate symptoms and create positive life changes. Because the way we think affects the way we feel, I help my clients learn how to identify and challenge negative thinking. These practical skills enable them to maintain the level of progress they make during therapy.
My integrative approach uses techniques from evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My therapeutic style is warm, authentic, and interactive. I create a comfortable and non-judgmental working environment for my clients, using empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor. I approach each individual treatment collaboratively - establishing treatment goals that are tailored specifically to the individual client's needs. My clients gain understanding and insight that help alleviate symptoms and create positive life changes. Because the way we think affects the way we feel, I help my clients learn how to identify and challenge negative thinking. These practical skills enable them to maintain the level of progress they make during therapy.
(202) 552-0511 View (202) 552-0511
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Danielle Miro
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-Rp
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is patient-centered, but incorporates evidence-based techniques from different types of psychotherapies including acceptance and commitment-based therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).
When your body is in distress, your mind and mood suffer. Whether you want to address your weight, pain, disordered eating, stress, living with a chronic disease, recovering from an illness, or adjusting to a new medical condition, I can help. I also support care partners of those with chronic illness. As a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist, I emphasize a holistic approach to well-being and support people in leading a values-filled life that recognizes personal strengths, reduces shame and promotes self-compassion, encourages collaboration, and meets you where you are non-judgmentally.
My approach to therapy is patient-centered, but incorporates evidence-based techniques from different types of psychotherapies including acceptance and commitment-based therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).
When your body is in distress, your mind and mood suffer. Whether you want to address your weight, pain, disordered eating, stress, living with a chronic disease, recovering from an illness, or adjusting to a new medical condition, I can help. I also support care partners of those with chronic illness. As a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist, I emphasize a holistic approach to well-being and support people in leading a values-filled life that recognizes personal strengths, reduces shame and promotes self-compassion, encourages collaboration, and meets you where you are non-judgmentally.
(202) 873-8048 View (202) 873-8048
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Aaryn Kopp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
My approach is eclectic—though grounded psychodynamic (aka “Talk”) therapy, I blend several modalities into my work, including mindfulness, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment theory.
I work with ages 10+ who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, CPTSD/PTSD, and grief. I believe what we resist persists, so challenges are best overcome when faced directly with courage and compassion. True healing and change can take time and effort, and I believe deeply in the power of therapy to create a dynamic for growth and change—helping individuals create the selves and lives they hope to live.
My approach is eclectic—though grounded psychodynamic (aka “Talk”) therapy, I blend several modalities into my work, including mindfulness, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment theory.
I work with ages 10+ who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, CPTSD/PTSD, and grief. I believe what we resist persists, so challenges are best overcome when faced directly with courage and compassion. True healing and change can take time and effort, and I believe deeply in the power of therapy to create a dynamic for growth and change—helping individuals create the selves and lives they hope to live.
(202) 804-0924 x708 View (202) 804-0924 x708
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Dr. Myla D Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
I operate from a cognitive, person-centered and humanistic lens although specialize in a number of therapeutic approaches, techniques, and interventions.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or just stress from everyday life? I specialize in therapeutic intervention and treatment that address these symptoms and other factors complimentary of everyday stressors. Whether its vicarious trauma via news, grief, politics, parenting, work, depression, anxiety or trauma, I welcome anyone to join talk therapy. The goal is to work through, understand and navigate whatever may be disrupting your persona and/or quality of life. Please don't hesitate to reach out to begin the journey of healing.
I operate from a cognitive, person-centered and humanistic lens although specialize in a number of therapeutic approaches, techniques, and interventions.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or just stress from everyday life? I specialize in therapeutic intervention and treatment that address these symptoms and other factors complimentary of everyday stressors. Whether its vicarious trauma via news, grief, politics, parenting, work, depression, anxiety or trauma, I welcome anyone to join talk therapy. The goal is to work through, understand and navigate whatever may be disrupting your persona and/or quality of life. Please don't hesitate to reach out to begin the journey of healing.
(202) 804-1380 View (202) 804-1380
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Thérèse Aline Verley Strodel
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20011
Waitlist for new clients
I'll help you to discover your inner resources by working together, incorporating techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, breathwork and art-making.
Hello! Congratulations on taking this important first step in your healing journey! If you're struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, grief or other life transitions, I’d be honored to work collaboratively with you. When we better understand our patterns of behavior, we can then make small changes, that have great impact. This is how we find peace and equanimity. I will assist you in understanding what is getting in the way of living your best life, creating a non-judgmental and supportive space to discover your strengths and what is most important to you. Your healing journey awaits!
I'll help you to discover your inner resources by working together, incorporating techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, breathwork and art-making.
Hello! Congratulations on taking this important first step in your healing journey! If you're struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, grief or other life transitions, I’d be honored to work collaboratively with you. When we better understand our patterns of behavior, we can then make small changes, that have great impact. This is how we find peace and equanimity. I will assist you in understanding what is getting in the way of living your best life, creating a non-judgmental and supportive space to discover your strengths and what is most important to you. Your healing journey awaits!
(202) 759-8573 View (202) 759-8573
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Barry M Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
Some clinical perspectives on which I draw are cognitive-behavioral, acceptance/mindfulness, Gottman couple therapy, and family systems.
My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction.
Some clinical perspectives on which I draw are cognitive-behavioral, acceptance/mindfulness, Gottman couple therapy, and family systems.
My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction.
(202) 759-8558 View (202) 759-8558
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.