Couples Counseling Therapists in Washington, DC

Photo of Mia Newell, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mia Newell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007
I have a background in supporting survivors of abuse, LGBTQ folks, polyamorous and traditional couples, as well as first responders.
Sometimes the world can feel impossibly heavy, and it is exhausting to cope with underlying challenges like chronic stressors, depression, anxiety, or trauma. Having a space to fully vent your worries and frustrations without fear or guilt is so important for mental health, but often so difficult to find. I approach my clients with warmth and without judgment. I work to cultivate a collaborative connection with clients, while empowering them to make sustainable, long-term changes, beyond our time together.
I have a background in supporting survivors of abuse, LGBTQ folks, polyamorous and traditional couples, as well as first responders.
Sometimes the world can feel impossibly heavy, and it is exhausting to cope with underlying challenges like chronic stressors, depression, anxiety, or trauma. Having a space to fully vent your worries and frustrations without fear or guilt is so important for mental health, but often so difficult to find. I approach my clients with warmth and without judgment. I work to cultivate a collaborative connection with clients, while empowering them to make sustainable, long-term changes, beyond our time together.
(202) 980-2626 View (202) 980-2626
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Ean Lischin-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I have over fifteen years of psychotherapy experience working with individuals, couples and families utilizing a combination of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Psychodynamic and Relational techniques among other modalities.
My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, holistic and individualized, meeting you where you are. I am passionate about the process of therapy and will help you to develop insight, identify and reach your goals and enhance wellness. I specialize in treating couples and individuals coping with mental health and relationship concerns. My aim is to engage in collaboration to illuminate, foster insight and clarify what is within as well as the path ahead.
I have over fifteen years of psychotherapy experience working with individuals, couples and families utilizing a combination of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Psychodynamic and Relational techniques among other modalities.
My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, holistic and individualized, meeting you where you are. I am passionate about the process of therapy and will help you to develop insight, identify and reach your goals and enhance wellness. I specialize in treating couples and individuals coping with mental health and relationship concerns. My aim is to engage in collaboration to illuminate, foster insight and clarify what is within as well as the path ahead.
(202) 960-4579 View (202) 960-4579
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Roberta Rothstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Do you feel stuck? Maybe you can't seem to shake the blues. Maybe it’s a loss. Or you can’t make a crucial decision. Perhaps jittery moods have reduced your functioning. Or you’re unable to control unhealthy behavior. Maybe every conversation with your spouse becomes an argument. Feel more confident, improve your relationships, move from illness to health, reconnect with your creativity, learn valuable coping skills, take control of your life and just feel better. I can help you move forward through obstacles, uncovering your true potential. Our work helps you feel resilient, so you can set and reach your goals.
Do you feel stuck? Maybe you can't seem to shake the blues. Maybe it’s a loss. Or you can’t make a crucial decision. Perhaps jittery moods have reduced your functioning. Or you’re unable to control unhealthy behavior. Maybe every conversation with your spouse becomes an argument. Feel more confident, improve your relationships, move from illness to health, reconnect with your creativity, learn valuable coping skills, take control of your life and just feel better. I can help you move forward through obstacles, uncovering your true potential. Our work helps you feel resilient, so you can set and reach your goals.
(202) 618-4387 View (202) 618-4387
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Susan Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I obtained this credential 13 years ago because so many of the individuals and couples I was working with had sexual issues which were llnked to emotional issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 30 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
I obtained this credential 13 years ago because so many of the individuals and couples I was working with had sexual issues which were llnked to emotional issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 30 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
(202) 800-1427 View (202) 800-1427
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Sonja Kubota Johansson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Chances are that you are here because something is not working in your life. Perhaps it’s a problematic relationship or general self doubt. Maybe you feel stuck and want help changing old patterns. Whatever the case, I recognize the courage it takes to look within and hope to meet you there with compassion, curiosity, and support. With over a decade of experience as a yoga teacher, I have special expertise in the mind-body connection. As a multilingual, mixed race clinician, I am aware of cultural intersections that might be part of your struggle.
Chances are that you are here because something is not working in your life. Perhaps it’s a problematic relationship or general self doubt. Maybe you feel stuck and want help changing old patterns. Whatever the case, I recognize the courage it takes to look within and hope to meet you there with compassion, curiosity, and support. With over a decade of experience as a yoga teacher, I have special expertise in the mind-body connection. As a multilingual, mixed race clinician, I am aware of cultural intersections that might be part of your struggle.
(202) 902-8867 View (202) 902-8867
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Dr. Shy Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women who are struggling with infertility, pregnancy, or postpartum challenges; adult individuals trying to cope with daily life challenges; couples who are dating, engaged, married, or contemplating the decision to stay or leave; and adolescents and young adults navigating life transitions. Through a collaborative and engaged process, we will work together to help you gain insight and self-awareness, find inner peace, achieve your goals, and/or, in the context of couples therapy, navigate the challenges of your relationship in order to regain stability, trust, and emotional safety.
I specialize in working with women who are struggling with infertility, pregnancy, or postpartum challenges; adult individuals trying to cope with daily life challenges; couples who are dating, engaged, married, or contemplating the decision to stay or leave; and adolescents and young adults navigating life transitions. Through a collaborative and engaged process, we will work together to help you gain insight and self-awareness, find inner peace, achieve your goals, and/or, in the context of couples therapy, navigate the challenges of your relationship in order to regain stability, trust, and emotional safety.
(844) 936-2858 View (844) 936-2858
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Sasha Varner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Sasha empowers couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships with others and themselves for the last 10 years. Sasha usually works with couples struggling with communication and individuals dealing with self esteem, setting boundaries and improving the negative inner voice.
Sasha empowers couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships with others and themselves for the last 10 years. Sasha usually works with couples struggling with communication and individuals dealing with self esteem, setting boundaries and improving the negative inner voice.
(202) 972-6580 View (202) 972-6580
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Katie Jacobi
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
These experiences in my own life allow me to form genuine, connected relationships with my clients so we can partner and create lasting change together.
Struggling to navigate your 20s or 30s? Feeling overwhelmed or stuck in a negative cycle that you can't seem to get out of? Sick of being so hard on yourself, but no matter what you do, you still don't feel good enough? Wondering why being an "adult" seems so tough, while everyone else seems to have figured it out? You’re not alone in feeling anxious, lost, or stuck. If it feels like you've tried everything, and the support of friends and family hasn’t been enough, it's time for a change.
These experiences in my own life allow me to form genuine, connected relationships with my clients so we can partner and create lasting change together.
Struggling to navigate your 20s or 30s? Feeling overwhelmed or stuck in a negative cycle that you can't seem to get out of? Sick of being so hard on yourself, but no matter what you do, you still don't feel good enough? Wondering why being an "adult" seems so tough, while everyone else seems to have figured it out? You’re not alone in feeling anxious, lost, or stuck. If it feels like you've tried everything, and the support of friends and family hasn’t been enough, it's time for a change.
(202) 335-5293 View (202) 335-5293
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Oz Ezkibel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
In Couples Therapy, I have Completed Level 1 Gottman Method Training, and also implement Emotion-Focused Therapy.
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
In Couples Therapy, I have Completed Level 1 Gottman Method Training, and also implement Emotion-Focused Therapy.
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
(202) 968-1053 View (202) 968-1053
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Dr. Cristina S Emrich
Counselor, EdD, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003
I am employed by CentrePointe Counseling, a Christian agency that specializes in offering Christ-centered professional counseling and consultation services with the aim of facilitating transformation for individuals, couples, and families.
I am employed by CentrePointe Counseling, a Christian agency that specializes in offering Christ-centered professional counseling and consultation services with the aim of facilitating transformation for individuals, couples, and families.
(202) 953-3168 View (202) 953-3168
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Robin Truitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Of note, while I still see individuals, and couples, I often use group psychotherapy as my primary therapeutic modality.
Often personal and professional relationships get complicated and difficult. This results from our patterns of behavior and how we experience the world. Also true, is that we do not easily see what blocks us from having a more fulfilling and meaningful life. The psychotherapy I offer, allows for better understanding of reflexive and often no-longer-helpful reactions and responses which can cause anxious or depressed moods, conflicted relationships and decreased satisfaction in personal and professional relationships. By making a commitment to your well being and by using your therapy, your life can become richer and more meaningful.
Of note, while I still see individuals, and couples, I often use group psychotherapy as my primary therapeutic modality.
Often personal and professional relationships get complicated and difficult. This results from our patterns of behavior and how we experience the world. Also true, is that we do not easily see what blocks us from having a more fulfilling and meaningful life. The psychotherapy I offer, allows for better understanding of reflexive and often no-longer-helpful reactions and responses which can cause anxious or depressed moods, conflicted relationships and decreased satisfaction in personal and professional relationships. By making a commitment to your well being and by using your therapy, your life can become richer and more meaningful.
(202) 760-4375 View (202) 760-4375
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Graham Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I work with clients individually, as couples, and in groups.
Prior to opening my private practice in Georgetown, I worked at the Kolmac Clinic on K Street in Washington, DC, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. I work with clients to improve self-esteem, identify what it is that they really want in their lives and help them to improve the overall quality of their lives and thrive more fully.
I work with clients individually, as couples, and in groups.
Prior to opening my private practice in Georgetown, I worked at the Kolmac Clinic on K Street in Washington, DC, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. I work with clients to improve self-esteem, identify what it is that they really want in their lives and help them to improve the overall quality of their lives and thrive more fully.
(202) 499-4548 View (202) 499-4548
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Seda Sümer-Richards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I work with clients who are experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, and issues related to adjustment/life transitions, acculturation, and stress.
I view the therapeutic environment as a place where you can find healing through self-discovery, gaining insight, exploring unhealthy thought patterns, and developing more effective strategies in dealing with your life's challenges. As a therapist, I work collaboratively, and strive to create a safe and supportive environment that facilitates growth with regards to your sense of well-being, authenticity, and ability to create change in your life.
I work with clients who are experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, and issues related to adjustment/life transitions, acculturation, and stress.
I view the therapeutic environment as a place where you can find healing through self-discovery, gaining insight, exploring unhealthy thought patterns, and developing more effective strategies in dealing with your life's challenges. As a therapist, I work collaboratively, and strive to create a safe and supportive environment that facilitates growth with regards to your sense of well-being, authenticity, and ability to create change in your life.
(202) 285-5486 View (202) 285-5486
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Carl D Siegel
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20012
My work is to provide a safe place where men and women, in all kinds of relationships, sort out relationship issues in a healthy way and improve their relationship skills that then lead to more empathy, better communication, more connection and more fulfilling relationships.
I've been working with stressed out, burned out, overworked, anxious and depressed Washingtonians for over 30 years and call me crazy but I still love the work. It's such a privilege to work with an amazing diversity of smart interesting people! While I have been trained in a variety of different therapeutic modalities I've learned the most from my clients. About half of my caseload is working with couples primarily using the Imago relationship therapy approach. The rest of my client load is working with individual adults and relationship groups for men. Men really flourish in these relationship groups.
My work is to provide a safe place where men and women, in all kinds of relationships, sort out relationship issues in a healthy way and improve their relationship skills that then lead to more empathy, better communication, more connection and more fulfilling relationships.
I've been working with stressed out, burned out, overworked, anxious and depressed Washingtonians for over 30 years and call me crazy but I still love the work. It's such a privilege to work with an amazing diversity of smart interesting people! While I have been trained in a variety of different therapeutic modalities I've learned the most from my clients. About half of my caseload is working with couples primarily using the Imago relationship therapy approach. The rest of my client load is working with individual adults and relationship groups for men. Men really flourish in these relationship groups.
(202) 836-6168 View (202) 836-6168
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Dr. Emma Basch & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
We are a group practice with a shared passion for women's mental health. Our clients are working professionals, parents, and students in all phases of life. We love to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD/neurodivergence, relationship challenges, trauma, and eating disorders. Our team has experience in numerous evidence-based treatment modalities including EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, ERP, & DBT. We believe in collaborative, integrative, and holistic mental health care and are here to support you. We are proud to offer individual, couples, and family therapy.
We are a group practice with a shared passion for women's mental health. Our clients are working professionals, parents, and students in all phases of life. We love to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD/neurodivergence, relationship challenges, trauma, and eating disorders. Our team has experience in numerous evidence-based treatment modalities including EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, ERP, & DBT. We believe in collaborative, integrative, and holistic mental health care and are here to support you. We are proud to offer individual, couples, and family therapy.
(202) 831-3085 View (202) 831-3085
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Jenna Budreau
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Feeling stuck or fed up with your current therapist? Let's get real – life can be tough. It’s especially hard on ambitious people, parents & perfectionists who are expected to have it all together. The more successful you are (or are expected to be), the more difficult it is to keep it all together. Add anxiety, depression, & relationship issues – forget it. And the more that you achieve, the harder it becomes to find a therapist of your caliber or solutions that work for your complex issues. But I'm not here to hand out generic advice or quick fixes. I'm here to help you uncover the root of your challenges & build lasting changes.
Feeling stuck or fed up with your current therapist? Let's get real – life can be tough. It’s especially hard on ambitious people, parents & perfectionists who are expected to have it all together. The more successful you are (or are expected to be), the more difficult it is to keep it all together. Add anxiety, depression, & relationship issues – forget it. And the more that you achieve, the harder it becomes to find a therapist of your caliber or solutions that work for your complex issues. But I'm not here to hand out generic advice or quick fixes. I'm here to help you uncover the root of your challenges & build lasting changes.
(855) 694-1093 View (855) 694-1093
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Athena Gavaris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, traumatic events, and chronic illness.
Have you not found success with other therapy experiences? Let’s meet. For over 25 years, I have been providing psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. It is a pleasure to see clients grow, resolve problems, and begin to live and feel in ways they never imagined. I create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment for exploring and gaining insight into the challenges you face, and together we will find new ways to understand, and address them. My goal is to help you find meaningful and lasting solutions that improve your mood, sense of well being, and relationships.
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, traumatic events, and chronic illness.
Have you not found success with other therapy experiences? Let’s meet. For over 25 years, I have been providing psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. It is a pleasure to see clients grow, resolve problems, and begin to live and feel in ways they never imagined. I create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment for exploring and gaining insight into the challenges you face, and together we will find new ways to understand, and address them. My goal is to help you find meaningful and lasting solutions that improve your mood, sense of well being, and relationships.
(202) 759-5433 View (202) 759-5433
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Sasha Taskier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
My areas of clinical specialty include: relational therapy and intimacy building for couples, life transitions (specifically fertility, perinatal & postpartum mental health, and the transition to parenthood for women and couples), and grief work.
I work with individuals and couples as they work to navigate life's transitions, increase understanding of themselves and their loved ones, heal from past hurts, and work to improve interpersonal relationships. My approach to therapy is culturally sensitive, affirming and focused on strengths. I am committed to joining you where you are in this moment, and walking alongside you on your journey, as an empathic and attuned guide.
My areas of clinical specialty include: relational therapy and intimacy building for couples, life transitions (specifically fertility, perinatal & postpartum mental health, and the transition to parenthood for women and couples), and grief work.
I work with individuals and couples as they work to navigate life's transitions, increase understanding of themselves and their loved ones, heal from past hurts, and work to improve interpersonal relationships. My approach to therapy is culturally sensitive, affirming and focused on strengths. I am committed to joining you where you are in this moment, and walking alongside you on your journey, as an empathic and attuned guide.
(202) 949-3457 View (202) 949-3457
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Jennifer Mostafa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
My Specialties include working with (but not limited to); LGBTQIA+ persons, couples work (traditional and non-traditional), Trans teens, Suicide prevention and intervention, bi-polar and identity challenges/transitions (ie.
Hi there! Congratulations on taking the first step toward engaging in therapy. I have been practicing the art of therapy for over 10 years and believe wholeheartedly in the process of therapy. I utilize an integrative, holistic and practical approach toward achieving client goals and incorporate a variety of techniques such as Person-Centered, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), combined with a reality-based approach that encourages self-acceptance and insight.
My Specialties include working with (but not limited to); LGBTQIA+ persons, couples work (traditional and non-traditional), Trans teens, Suicide prevention and intervention, bi-polar and identity challenges/transitions (ie.
Hi there! Congratulations on taking the first step toward engaging in therapy. I have been practicing the art of therapy for over 10 years and believe wholeheartedly in the process of therapy. I utilize an integrative, holistic and practical approach toward achieving client goals and incorporate a variety of techniques such as Person-Centered, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), combined with a reality-based approach that encourages self-acceptance and insight.
(202) 304-1180 View (202) 304-1180
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Elissa Gross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified 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