Depression Therapists in Washington, DC

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Christine L. Zepka, LICSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Our practice focuses on psychotherapy for individuals, couples, college students, veterans and adolescents who may be experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression , relationship difficulty, trauma or adjustment difficulty.
Strengthen your quality of life. Emotional and psychological stress can create significant difficulties in reaching one's life goals. As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I provide intensive psychotherapy for adults, couples, college students, veterans and adolescents. My clinical focus involves working collaboratively to identify and treat painful symptoms that can lead to struggles in work, school and relationships.
(202) 751-4299
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Washington, DC 20037
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MyTherapist DC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD, CAC-II
Verified
Verified
​MyTherapist DC customizes the therapy experience to fit your mental health needs. I have over 15 years of experience in helping individuals & families journey to emotional well-being.  Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression , anxiety, or major life changes? Perhaps you want to become your ideal self or heal from childhood & present emotional wounds, and have thought it'll get better with time. But time does not heal all wounds. Don't worry you're not alone. Its time to heal so you can hear what's being said without the filter of your wounds. We can manifest bio-psycho-social-spiritual change.
(202) 998-7484
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Washington, DC 20006
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Michael A Kaufman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with a wide range of clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds in person and remotely. Clients learn to reduce stress and work with their feelings in ways that lead to personal growth and development of effective interpersonal skills. Feelings that cause stress, anxiety, depression , excessive self-criticism, perfectionism and emotional flooding are processed so that these problem feelings can lead to growth, greater empathy for self and others as well as greater kindness towards others in their life. Additionally, clients who employ detachment as a means of self-protection develop emotional awareness and intelligence.
(202) 883-6605
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Washington, DC 20006
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Jessica Kirchhoefer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed , struggling with disordered eating, self esteem, relationships or career, we can work together to bring about concrete, lasting change. My approach combines a warm, collaborative style with evidence-based treatments. We will help you to gain useful insights and specific skills to manage your concerns. My goal is to help you to make mindful choices, and to have a happier, more empowered and satisfying life. I specialize in college students/young adults through middle-adulthood, and in anxiety, depression , eating disorders, relationships, and life transitions.
(319) 458-5058
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Washington, DC 20006
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Edward McCurty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My areas of expertise are treating depression , anxiety, grief and loss and trauma (PTSD).
We are born into mystery and we are on a spiritual quest to know ourselves more fully, to discover our life's purpose and to find our personal power. My therapeutic approach involves accompanying my clients on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery. For, as Carlos Castaneda wrote, "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong...the amount of work is the same." Ultimately, my goal is to be a mirror that reflects back to you your own innate goodness, strength and wisdom. We repeat what we don't repair. So, my job is to be a witness to your process of awakening the healer that's already present within you.
(202) 759-8132
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Washington, DC 20006
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Laura Reid Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be helpful at anytime in your life, but it could be particularly important for you now, when so many of us are experiencing heightened emotions. Whether you're suffering from trauma, depression , anxiety, grief, loss, relationship struggles, or other concerns, we can work together to understand the underlying causes for your symptoms and help you find relief.
(202) 519-0335
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Washington, DC 20036
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Dolores Jones
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Depression , Domestic Violence, and Learning Disorders.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have taken the first step in taking the journey toward self-discovery. At some point, most people need assistance in their lives to deal with unresolved issues, to process feelings, or to make changes in their lives that stifle their personal growth and limit their potential growth. It is during these stressful times, a supportive therapist working in a safe, honest, and open environment would help you to address unresolved issues, to process feelings and to work on maximizing your potential in all aspects of your life.
(202) 499-6631
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Washington, DC 20011
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Natasha Chantal Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA , MSW, LGSW
Verified
Verified
We all encounter challenges in life without caution. Handling the surge of emotions resulting from these unexpected experiences can negatively impact our behavior and interaction with others. My goal is to help you overcome those difficulties and re-imagine your life in the future. I am a psychotherapist who helps get to the root of your symptoms. Whether it’s anger, depression , anxiety, trauma, problems with self-esteem, or relationship difficulties, we will identify whatever hinders your growth to a better you. No matter where we begin, we work together, and your journey is based on the steps you choose to take.
(202) 980-2118
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Washington, DC 20036
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Barry M Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Washington, DC 20015
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Anna D'Avanzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Adolescence and young adulthood are some of the most formative and also challenging years of our lives. Your path forward might not always feel obvious or smooth. As a therapist, I provide a safe and empathetic environment for you to explore what matters to you most. The people I work with face challenges including life changes around school, college, and careers, anxiety, depression , relationship issues, family conflict, and parent-child conflict. I also have years of experience helping clients work through past trauma. I also welcome the chance to work with the family members of my clients, if that is the right fit for you.
(202) 410-6796
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Washington, DC 20009
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Susan B Diamond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PLLC
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy provides us an opportunity to learn about our feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how to develop healthier coping skills. In our work together, I will offer you strategies to enhance your primary relationships, friendships, and work-life balance. The goal is to help you develop a greater awareness of yourself, and to have more options for relating to the world. If you are depressed , anxious, having marital conflicts, or in the midst of a life transition, psychotherapy can help you. I have over 20 years of experience providing individual and couples therapy to adults.
(202) 670-1969
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Washington, DC 20007
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Eve Sussman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Everything we do has a purpose, it’s about discovering what it does for us that gives us the power to change it. We often don’t realize that many of our behaviors are responses to our needs not being met. Eventually, they go from being adaptive (bringing relief) to being maladaptive (not working for us). My hope is to help you better understand your actions, notice the messages or stories you tell yourself and work with you to rewrite these narratives so you can live the life you want. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with self-esteem, depression , anxiety, trauma, complex relationships, perfectionism,
(202) 759-5866
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Washington, DC 20008
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Yolanda Pearson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CDBT
Verified
Verified
I help clients who feel overwhelmed with anxiety, depression , life changes, transitions, and career issues. I am committed to helping you reconnect with your strengths and establish resilience towards navigating the challenges of life. It is incredibly important to establish a therapeutic rapport with you. My role is to provide authencity, empathy, and positive regard to assist you with developing the skills necessary for change and growth. As your therapist, my mission is to provide you with tools to reach your therapy goals. I will work collaboratively with you to discover the most resilient and confident version of yourself.
(202) 937-0530
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Washington, DC 20001
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Lindsay A. Perrin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in addressing depression , anxiety, relationship conflicts, identity development, and working with the LGBT community as an affirming therapist.
I take an eclectic approach to therapy and integrate many treatment modalities, including behavioral, cognitive, dialectic, and relational. In this way, I incorporate many different tools and techniques into a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so that they can talk openly about their concerns without fear of stigma or criticism. Please see my website www.DrLindsayPerrin.com for additional information.
(202) 796-5808
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Washington, DC 20037
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Elena Mundey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am so glad you stopped by my profile! Welcome to your healing phase. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression , shame, and hurt, you have found the right one. If you often put on a strong face for others or say you like yourself but don’t really feel that way there is help. I know you want to stop feeling anxious, avoiding people, and events. You want the bad thoughts to stop. You may want to get over the grief of losing a loved one, or a divorce. You want to be happy, and to know if you work at it you can be happy again. Your goal is to be whole, loved, and purposeful and that comes with loving yourself, flaws and all.
(202) 978-6085
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Washington, DC 20001
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Stacy Notaras Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Whether in person or via telehealth during the pandemic, I am passionate about helping people facing relationship struggles that manifest as anxiety, depression , and difficulty with intimacy. My experience and training (EFT: Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Imago, PACT) taught me that most emotional challenges are tied to how we function in our personal relationships. I've been told that my real strength is helping people feel safe and reflective enough to recognize, think through, and either accept or change the way they approach the relationships that matter most.
(202) 760-2121
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Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
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Alicia Sellitti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is that “no one size fits all,” and to meet you where you are at in a non-judgmental space. I work with adults in individual, group, and couples therapy, with people struggling with anxiety, depression , trauma, loss, and other mental health issues detrimental to a fulfilling life. All of my client relationships begin with an opportunity for you to talk and to have someone listen. Whether you are a young professional or recent graduate, or undergoing a transition that finds you stuck at a crossroad, I have the experience to support you as you take the next step.
(202) 507-9872
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Washington, DC 20009
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Dr. Lauren E. Mays
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I serve a diverse group of young professionals, students, and adults managing depression , anxiety, trauma, intimacy concerns, and adjustments.
Welcome! I am a results-oriented therapist who specializes in helping individuals break free of old patterns, find motivation, form deeper relationships, and manage difficult transitions. Using foundations of attachment and neuroscience, I work collaboratively with clients to help them gain insight into how they are "wired". This blueprint allows us to develop effective strategies that both reduce immediate stress and make lasting impacts on your overall well-being and life satisfaction. I believe that the therapist-client connection is paramount to this work and strive to provide a space that is safe, thought-provoking, (sometimes) fun, and always real.
(202) 517-1937
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Washington, DC 20036
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Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
** ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS (TELEHEALTH AND IN-PERSON) We work with AGES 4-99 (CHILDREN AND ADULTS) with anxiety disorders (e.g., Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder), School Refusal, "Failure to Launch" syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (e.g., Skin Picking, Trichotillomania), and depression . We work with those exhibiting behavioral problems (e.g., ADHD, toileting issues). Our ideal client is interested in a collaborative friendly relationship, where we work hard towards achieving therapy goals.
(202) 751-3595
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Washington, DC 20003
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Tamara D Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating eating and body image issues, depression , anxiety, and difficulties associated with adjusting to life changes and transitions.
I approach therapy in a direct yet compassionate manner believing that long-term sustained change can only happen when growth occurs on the inside and flows outward. My goal is to help my clients walk their own individual path from self-judgment to self-transformation. I use a cognitive behavioral approach which guides you to understand how your thoughts/beliefs, feelings, and behaviors work together to determine your life experiences. Together, we will identify self-destructive patterns that stop you from getting what you want in life and replace them with constructive and goal-achieving ways of thinking and behaving.
(202) 618-9651
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Washington, DC 20006
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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.