Couples Counseling Therapists in Washington, DC

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Conscientious Coupling: Center for Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CIRT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Mo is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) + is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist (CIRT)/Coach.
Dr. Monique Walker, LMFT understands the unique healing path necessary to overcome racial, gender + sexuality-based oppression due to her own personal + professional experiences navigating these challenges. Dr. Mo knows how rewarding it is to invest in your personal growth through a process that offers a space to be nurtured and lovingly challenged. She looks forward to getting to know you + finding the right balance to explore what’s possible in your life right now. Dr. Mo works with individuals, couples + families to help them heal past traumas, become more authentic + create better relationships with themselves and others.
Mo is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) + is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist (CIRT)/Coach.
Dr. Monique Walker, LMFT understands the unique healing path necessary to overcome racial, gender + sexuality-based oppression due to her own personal + professional experiences navigating these challenges. Dr. Mo knows how rewarding it is to invest in your personal growth through a process that offers a space to be nurtured and lovingly challenged. She looks forward to getting to know you + finding the right balance to explore what’s possible in your life right now. Dr. Mo works with individuals, couples + families to help them heal past traumas, become more authentic + create better relationships with themselves and others.
(888) 410-9396 View (888) 410-9396
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Caroline McKenna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
In my work with individuals and couples, I support clients through stressors that arise, and assist them in tapping into their internal resources and self-discovery to navigate through these challenging times. I create a safe and supportive environment to work with clients to heal relational wounds, foster understanding, create closeness, and support each other through change and growth.
In my work with individuals and couples, I support clients through stressors that arise, and assist them in tapping into their internal resources and self-discovery to navigate through these challenging times. I create a safe and supportive environment to work with clients to heal relational wounds, foster understanding, create closeness, and support each other through change and growth.
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Megan K Doherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Do you feel “stuck” in repeating patterns? Do you long for a change but can’t seem to make it happen? Or have you recently made a big transition and need help adjusting? Has trauma – either a one-time life event, or an ongoing stressful situation – stopped you from living fully? I help individuals and couples identify goals and the barriers to reaching them. With a collaborative and supportive approach you will find purpose, confidence, and belonging. My approach emphasizes self- determination and collaboration, drawing on evidence-based talk therapies and mind-body approaches like EMDR, mindfulness meditation, and yoga.
Do you feel “stuck” in repeating patterns? Do you long for a change but can’t seem to make it happen? Or have you recently made a big transition and need help adjusting? Has trauma – either a one-time life event, or an ongoing stressful situation – stopped you from living fully? I help individuals and couples identify goals and the barriers to reaching them. With a collaborative and supportive approach you will find purpose, confidence, and belonging. My approach emphasizes self- determination and collaboration, drawing on evidence-based talk therapies and mind-body approaches like EMDR, mindfulness meditation, and yoga.
(202) 952-2134 View (202) 952-2134
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Karen J. Osterle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
Most people have mixed feelings about starting individual therapy or couples counseling, and yet you may remember happier times when life and relationships felt easier. You might be finding that everyone's friendly advice, self-help books, podcasts, and all of your existing coping mechanisms haven't worked sufficiently for you of late. By now, you want to get to the root of your present-day struggles and to come up with new endings to the same old stories. I can help. I also help couples to strengthen their connection (or to part amicably, if need be) by articulating the dynamic and teaching effective conflict-resolution skills.
Most people have mixed feelings about starting individual therapy or couples counseling, and yet you may remember happier times when life and relationships felt easier. You might be finding that everyone's friendly advice, self-help books, podcasts, and all of your existing coping mechanisms haven't worked sufficiently for you of late. By now, you want to get to the root of your present-day struggles and to come up with new endings to the same old stories. I can help. I also help couples to strengthen their connection (or to part amicably, if need be) by articulating the dynamic and teaching effective conflict-resolution skills.
(202) 643-0971 View (202) 643-0971
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Krysta Michaelides
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I offer Finance Therapy, helping individuals/couples gain insight into money-related beliefs & behaviors rooted in their childhood, and how they affect one’s adult life.
Ready to heal from past trauma? Work and financial stress impacting your well-being & ready for change? Seeking deeper attachment in your relationships? I work with heterosexual & LGBTQ+ individuals and couples exploring ways to live that fully meet your needs. I help clients address & alleviate stressors as they explore & resolve past emotional wounds & traumas. I offer couples support to strengthen their relationships & resolve issues preventing emotional & sexual intimacy. I’m licensed in DC/MD/VA, practicing under the clinical supervision of Lisa Smith, LPC. My background incl. Wall Street, the legal industry & journalism.
I offer Finance Therapy, helping individuals/couples gain insight into money-related beliefs & behaviors rooted in their childhood, and how they affect one’s adult life.
Ready to heal from past trauma? Work and financial stress impacting your well-being & ready for change? Seeking deeper attachment in your relationships? I work with heterosexual & LGBTQ+ individuals and couples exploring ways to live that fully meet your needs. I help clients address & alleviate stressors as they explore & resolve past emotional wounds & traumas. I offer couples support to strengthen their relationships & resolve issues preventing emotional & sexual intimacy. I’m licensed in DC/MD/VA, practicing under the clinical supervision of Lisa Smith, LPC. My background incl. Wall Street, the legal industry & journalism.
(202) 846-2415 View (202) 846-2415
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Cynthia Putchat, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I draw on more than 38 years of experience and learning in the practice of individual, group, and couples therapy, and I work with people of all ages and at all stages of life.
I draw on more than 38 years of experience and learning in the practice of individual, group, and couples therapy, and I work with people of all ages and at all stages of life.
(202) 972-3032 View (202) 972-3032
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Nancy F. Hensler, PhD, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
With the therapy relationship as the foundation for our work, I draw upon training in a broad array of treatment interventions, including somatic psychotherapy, vagus/nervous system regulation, cognitive-behavioral tools, mindfulness.
Through 30 years' experience in university, hospital and outpatient settings, I have developed specializations in Healthy Relationships, Trauma & Abuse, Grief & Loss, Women's Empowerment, Mindful Living, & the College Experience. Trained by a pioneer in complex trauma treatment, I assist survivors regain their sense of security and self. My past career research informs my continuing passion for mentoring women in their multiple roles and across their lifespans. I help individuals, couples & groups manage stress, anxiety, depression, and pain; navigate major life transitions and losses; & repair/strengthen their relationships.
With the therapy relationship as the foundation for our work, I draw upon training in a broad array of treatment interventions, including somatic psychotherapy, vagus/nervous system regulation, cognitive-behavioral tools, mindfulness.
Through 30 years' experience in university, hospital and outpatient settings, I have developed specializations in Healthy Relationships, Trauma & Abuse, Grief & Loss, Women's Empowerment, Mindful Living, & the College Experience. Trained by a pioneer in complex trauma treatment, I assist survivors regain their sense of security and self. My past career research informs my continuing passion for mentoring women in their multiple roles and across their lifespans. I help individuals, couples & groups manage stress, anxiety, depression, and pain; navigate major life transitions and losses; & repair/strengthen their relationships.
(202) 760-4678 View (202) 760-4678
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The Capitol Hill Center for Individual and Family
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003
Why do we cling to dysfunctional relationship patterns or engage in self-defeating behaviors, perpetuating these ways of living despite the suffering involved? The work we do addresses these concerns in the lives of adults, adolescents, and children.
Why do we cling to dysfunctional relationship patterns or engage in self-defeating behaviors, perpetuating these ways of living despite the suffering involved? The work we do addresses these concerns in the lives of adults, adolescents, and children.
(202) 999-3598 View (202) 999-3598
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Marjorie Nightingale
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, JD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I work with individuals and couples from many different backgrounds.
My ideal clients are those who are experiencing difficulties with their relationships and are looking for a compassionate person to validate that what they are experiencing is real and legitimate. I enjoy working with clients who have decided that wherever they are is not where they want to be and today is the day to make change. Therapy is not always easy or fast, but it has the power to shift one from hopeless to joyful for those who are willing to do the hard work.
I work with individuals and couples from many different backgrounds.
My ideal clients are those who are experiencing difficulties with their relationships and are looking for a compassionate person to validate that what they are experiencing is real and legitimate. I enjoy working with clients who have decided that wherever they are is not where they want to be and today is the day to make change. Therapy is not always easy or fast, but it has the power to shift one from hopeless to joyful for those who are willing to do the hard work.
(202) 831-3045 View (202) 831-3045
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Madison Myrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
I understand the idea of the unknown, tough transitions, relationship and family conflicts.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou. Life is full or twists and turns. However, you can build resilience and empower yourself by recognizing your strength and committing to your own well-being. It takes courage to seek help, do the work, and move forward - I commend you and welcome you! Throughout my practice I have enjoyed working with adolescents and adults.
I understand the idea of the unknown, tough transitions, relationship and family conflicts.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou. Life is full or twists and turns. However, you can build resilience and empower yourself by recognizing your strength and committing to your own well-being. It takes courage to seek help, do the work, and move forward - I commend you and welcome you! Throughout my practice I have enjoyed working with adolescents and adults.
(866) 967-4166 View (866) 967-4166
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Sarah Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
In my work with sexual concerns I often support persons w/ nonconforming relationship structures and welcome those who identify as kinky, queer, & trans.
Are you a child of a dysfunctional family, see yourself playing roles of a caretaker, people pleaser, fawner or avoidant of conflict? Do you wonder how these roles began? Perhaps you recognize their origin but feel uncertain how to step outside of these roles that feel inauthentic. Do you ever think to yourself, “I don’t feel like I know my ‘true self’”? You may desire to show up differently but not sure where or how to begin. I assure you; these questions and thoughts make complete sense to me, and I am here to work alongside you as we walk the path towards discovering your inner wisdom, truth and power to heal your past wounds.
In my work with sexual concerns I often support persons w/ nonconforming relationship structures and welcome those who identify as kinky, queer, & trans.
Are you a child of a dysfunctional family, see yourself playing roles of a caretaker, people pleaser, fawner or avoidant of conflict? Do you wonder how these roles began? Perhaps you recognize their origin but feel uncertain how to step outside of these roles that feel inauthentic. Do you ever think to yourself, “I don’t feel like I know my ‘true self’”? You may desire to show up differently but not sure where or how to begin. I assure you; these questions and thoughts make complete sense to me, and I am here to work alongside you as we walk the path towards discovering your inner wisdom, truth and power to heal your past wounds.
(202) 980-1236 View (202) 980-1236
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Aleesha O’Brien
Counselor, MEd, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Email communication is preferred! Aleesha’s goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment for all of her clients to be their genuine selves. She also hopes to help clients gain tools needed to process and express different emotions wholeheartedly. She believes that with a strong therapeutic relationship, anything is possible!
Email communication is preferred! Aleesha’s goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment for all of her clients to be their genuine selves. She also hopes to help clients gain tools needed to process and express different emotions wholeheartedly. She believes that with a strong therapeutic relationship, anything is possible!
(202) 935-9687 View (202) 935-9687
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Mina Barimany
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Unlike many who treat a range of issues and populations, Dr. Barimany's specialization is in adult development and interpersonal relationships. Human beings have fundamental needs for intra-personal and inter-personal happiness: the ability to perceive reality accurately, to know oneself, be in fulfilling relationships, and make healthy decisions. Dr. Barimany's work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and mental health professionals develop parts of the mind that are ripe for growth to improve the quality of life, cultivate professional growth, and find intrinsic freedom and happiness.
Unlike many who treat a range of issues and populations, Dr. Barimany's specialization is in adult development and interpersonal relationships. Human beings have fundamental needs for intra-personal and inter-personal happiness: the ability to perceive reality accurately, to know oneself, be in fulfilling relationships, and make healthy decisions. Dr. Barimany's work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and mental health professionals develop parts of the mind that are ripe for growth to improve the quality of life, cultivate professional growth, and find intrinsic freedom and happiness.
(202) 838-4017 x1 View (202) 838-4017 x1
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Duncan Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I am also skilled at working on relationship issues, grief, and life transitions.
My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment that allows us to better explore the issues you are facing. I believe that one of the most important elements of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. I value a trusting, open, and interactive relationship that allows us to improve insight into your struggles and issues, and develop a plan for recovery and healing.
I am also skilled at working on relationship issues, grief, and life transitions.
My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment that allows us to better explore the issues you are facing. I believe that one of the most important elements of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. I value a trusting, open, and interactive relationship that allows us to improve insight into your struggles and issues, and develop a plan for recovery and healing.
(202) 601-3836 View (202) 601-3836
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Sheri A Rosenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
I specialize in working dynamically with couples and families searching to find ways to better communicate and to learn ways to grow creatively .
I am a client-centered therapist whose speciality is couple and family work . I am attachment and psychodynamically trained but as a dancer I also use the body signals as information to guide me towards creating a workable creative partnership and family unit . I work with the language we use in our relationships and our past family interactions to guide us toward a workable and balanced way of living in partnership with others . My training in trauma, anxiety, sexual concerns guide my work with my patients .
I specialize in working dynamically with couples and families searching to find ways to better communicate and to learn ways to grow creatively .
I am a client-centered therapist whose speciality is couple and family work . I am attachment and psychodynamically trained but as a dancer I also use the body signals as information to guide me towards creating a workable creative partnership and family unit . I work with the language we use in our relationships and our past family interactions to guide us toward a workable and balanced way of living in partnership with others . My training in trauma, anxiety, sexual concerns guide my work with my patients .
(202) 335-3907 View (202) 335-3907
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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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Mariana Figueira
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I specialize in relationship and couples concerns, as well as multicultural and LGBTQ issues.
Through an empathic, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic approach, I will focus on helping you understand what is getting in the way of you feeling more fulfilled in life. Perhaps you question your ability to sustain meaningful and lasting relationships. Or you worry about how others see you, spend too much energy trying to please people, and doubt your attractiveness and worthiness to them. I believe therapy can help you develop a more authentic relationship with yourself, allowing you to be more clear in your communication with others. I have ample experience and enjoy working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and career concerns.
I specialize in relationship and couples concerns, as well as multicultural and LGBTQ issues.
Through an empathic, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic approach, I will focus on helping you understand what is getting in the way of you feeling more fulfilled in life. Perhaps you question your ability to sustain meaningful and lasting relationships. Or you worry about how others see you, spend too much energy trying to please people, and doubt your attractiveness and worthiness to them. I believe therapy can help you develop a more authentic relationship with yourself, allowing you to be more clear in your communication with others. I have ample experience and enjoy working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and career concerns.
(202) 796-5530 View (202) 796-5530
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Kathryn Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth. I offer therapy, assessment, and gender affirming evaluation services in person and remotely.
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth. I offer therapy, assessment, and gender affirming evaluation services in person and remotely.
(202) 729-9130 View (202) 729-9130
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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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Jennifer A Crumlish
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
My practice includes assessment and treatment of adults,and couples.
My treatment approach is flexible and pragmatic, based upon a core belief that gaining insight into one's self and others will lead to desired behavioral changes and an overall sense of well-being. I enjoy working with individuals and couples. I am particularly skilled at helping those who feel frustrated or discouraged with relationships and/or progress toward life goals. I utilize insight-oriented, cognitive, and behavioral approaches with an emphasis on tailoring treatment to each individual.
My practice includes assessment and treatment of adults,and couples.
My treatment approach is flexible and pragmatic, based upon a core belief that gaining insight into one's self and others will lead to desired behavioral changes and an overall sense of well-being. I enjoy working with individuals and couples. I am particularly skilled at helping those who feel frustrated or discouraged with relationships and/or progress toward life goals. I utilize insight-oriented, cognitive, and behavioral approaches with an emphasis on tailoring treatment to each individual.
(202) 618-4076 View (202) 618-4076