EMDR Therapists in Washington, DC

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Sage & Fifth Therapy Place PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
**Accepting new clients in Washington DC & Maryland** Our resilience is as unique as our journey and sometimes we need more support to break out of the distressing cycles that we feel stuck in. We specialize in holistic psychotherapy to help clients dealing with past traumas, relationships difficulties, transitions, anxiety, perinatal issues and mental health struggles. We empower our clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationship struggles, and process past traumas by incorporating somatic bodywork, EMDR and mindfulness skills with talk therapy. We also offer Postpartum Holistic Wellness Support Groups.
(202) 935-5912 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Jessica Mcdonald
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My specialties include EMDR therapy, trauma, interpersonal/relationship concerns, self-esteem, adjustment issues, eating disorders, as well as identity development (LGBTQ, gender, cultural, etc.
Are you looking to make a change in your life or your relationships? Do you want to understand why you tend to repeat the same patterns again and again? I am here to help. I believe in the resilience that exists within all of us and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. My role as a therapist is that of an active collaborator, working together with clients to explore and address current challenges. My most important job is creating a safe and empathic therapeutic environment which fosters individual growth and empowers clients to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
(813) 452-4917 
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Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
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EMDR of Washington, DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I am director of EMDR of Washington, DC and co-director with my wife, Deany Laliotis, of the training program, The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy. We have trained many of the EMDR therapists listed on the Psychology Today DC/MD/VA website. I specialize in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and difficulties related to normal life-cycle challenges. I have been practicing EMDR since it's introduction 30 years ago and I am offering services to clients who are residents of DC or Maryland and who might benefit from brief EMDR therapy.
(202) 670-8968 x2 
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Washington, DC 20015
Offers online therapy
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EMDR, Brainspotting & Psychotherapy of Greater DC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, EMDR-C, BSP-C
Verified
Your treatment has a beginning, middle & end. I am trained and certified in many of the latest breakthrough treatments including EMDR and Brainspotting. I use these modalities because I have found them to be the most effective. The field of psychotherapy has come a long way since it began. We now know that it doesn't have to take as long as previously believed for permanent healing and change to take place. The term "neuroplasticity" refers to the brain's ability to change and rewire itself at any age or stage of life.
(202) 804-9954 
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Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
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Michelle Cortright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified
I am a holistic therapist committed to creating space for clients to connect with their authentic selves and heal from within. I hold a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University and am a licensed professional counselor, certified EMDR therapist, breathwork guide, and wellness coach. I am passionate about empowering others to create a life in which their souls shine brightest and focus on opportunities for healing from trauma and major life challenges including addiction/substance abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and life transitions, interpersonal development, and self-actualization.
(615) 614-8494 
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Angela Sarafin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified
I use EMDR , family systems, and ego-state therapy methods to help you settle unresolved issues from the past, calm your inner turmoil, and focus on building positive and satisfying relationships with others.
Do you keep asking yourself "When is this going to get better?" or "Why can't I figure this out?" or "Why does this keep happening?" Your past experiences might be causing you to be fearful or angry or defensive and negative feelings often get us stuck in unhelpful repetitive patterns. When those feelings and patterns are interrupting your productivity at work or are causing communication or connection problems with friends, family members, and romantic partners, it is time to get help.
(202) 883-4941 
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Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
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Lenna Jawdat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C, RYT200
Verified
I am trained in brain-body techniques such as EMDR and trauma sensitive yoga that help us to access trauma stored in the body and calm the nervous system.
I believe in our innate power to heal and grow from difficult life experiences. Whether you've experienced a trauma recently or many years ago, these experiences may continue to impact you in the present: physically, emotionally, psychologically and relationally. I offer a gentle, collaborative and affirming space to access and work through past events, however they show up, as well as for self-exploration and personal growth. I pay attention to the ways in which issues of identity (race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, size, etc.) may impact your experience.
(202) 838-4899 
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Washington, DC 20008
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ) – a powerful, integrative psychotherapy approach – to tackle deeply rooted issues that have remained stuck, often for many years.
Many of us find ourselves struggling with persistent feelings, patterns, and reactions that hold us back. Perhaps you’ve tried psychotherapy before, and you have a good understanding of your problems but they haven’t changed. Or perhaps you 'know' that you are capable, worthy, and appreciated by others, but at your core, you don't feel this way. I believe that much of the time, symptoms develop from negative life experiences that have not been fully resolved.
(571) 222-6624 
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Laureen E DiMattia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
My specialization is EMDR .
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering me on your journey. I founded Seasons of Strength to provide compassionate, effective, evidence-based psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families from Washington DC. As an independent private practice clinician, I offer an individually tailored therapy experience designed to help you or your loved one reach your goals and achieve wellness. No matter how bad things might seem, no matter what challenges you are facing, I believe there is hope.
(551) 231-1179 
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Washington, DC 20001
Offers online therapy
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Mary McGregor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
I have over 10 years experience providing treatment specifically for EMDR for PTSD, that have given me great insight into how to liberate oneself from outgrown patterns of thinking and relating.
Accepting New Clients. Release the tension of holding on tightly, to breathe new life into your mind, body, and soul. You have followed your dreams and traversed the coasts to reach your greatest career achievements. Yet deep fear remains. You fear you chose the wrong life path. You fear the work to achieve isn't worth it and are asking yourself what is a sustainable, meaningful, purposeful life. You fear you can't be a good partner or parent. You fear you have lost yourself in the race for stability and success. I'm here to remind you, you've been here all along. You can trust yourself. You're just ready to birth a new dream.
(202) 471-1529 
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Washington, DC 20008
Offers online therapy
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Stacy Notaras Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C
Verified
I use the Enneagram personality assessment with most clients and offer EMDR , a short-term modality that helps process traumatic experiences, often with immediate, lasting results.
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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Justine Lassman
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
My training has primarily been psychodynamic and thus I believe our past has an impact on our present, however I draw on other approaches as needed including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
Anxiety and depression are concerns for people of all ages and frequently contribute to feelings of stress. I work closely with individuals whose struggles are getting in the way of developing safe, loving relationships and achieving objectives as well as those who are facing major life transition and feeling overwhelmed. Providing a warm, supportive relationship, I work with clients to identify and change patterns of behavior that are troubling them. For all of us, within the context of major stressors and recent or distant traumas, opportunities are present for identifying and building on our strengths.
(202) 804-0997 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Megan K Doherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
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 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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The DC Center for Neurocognitive Excellence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, BCD
Verified
We use the best intervention for you including assessments, CBT, mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ), and Neurofeedback to help you.
The Center for Neurocognitive Excellence integrates assessments, counseling, and neurofeedback to best identify the source of your stress and effectively treat it so that we can reduce the intensity, duration, and frequency of your most stressful moments. We are experts at integrating approaches to best suit your needs. Listening and working with you is a huge source of joy!
(202) 499-6780 
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Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
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Kara O'Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have a psychodynamic, relational orientation and practice empirically-supported treatments such as ACT, IPT, DBT, CBT-Insomnia, and EMDR .
When life becomes hard, painful, stressful, or traumatic, as it sometimes will, a person needs both new tools and new support. I specialize in helping people heal from the past and thrive in the present. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples to reduce their suffering and find their resilience when they have been experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and health struggles.
(202) 915-8990 
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Washington, DC 20015
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT
Verified
I work from a psychodynamic base and integrate a range of approaches including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral strategies, EMDR and sand therapy to address the client's specific needs and preferences.
Knowing when to reach out for help is one of the most important things in life - I'm glad you're here. I work with clients to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and travel phobias; to navigate grief, life transitions, and relationship issues; and to establish a healthy sense of self that doesn't change with other people's opinions. I also work with individuals who aren't sure at first what they want to work on but have a vague sense that they aren't as happy as they want to be. Whatever the concern, we explore it in a safe and relaxed atmosphere and agree together on a plan to move forward.
(202) 931-0849 
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Washington, DC 20011
Offers online therapy
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Mary Szegda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified
I draw on training in Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, EMDR , DBT and somatic/body based methods.
My practice is designed to give you the therapeutic tools and processing experiences necessary to bring balance to your nervous system. This approach can be helpful for clients who suffer the multi-systemic impacts of chronic and acute stress which can show up as anxiety disorders, PTSD and C-PTSD. People seeking support for anxiety related muscle tension, emotional dysregulation and those who identify as "highly sensitive" may also benefit. If it interests you, we can incorporate mindfulness, meditation, somatic movement, yoga based relaxation training or expressive techniques including role play into your sessions.
 
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Washington, DC 20016
Offers online therapy
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Elizabeth Tschoegl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MSc
Verified
I integrate evidence-based cognitive and behavioral techniques and mind-body approaches (CBT, EMDR , Brainspotting, and mindfulness) to address not only symptoms but also the core of why this event stayed with you.
Finding a therapist can be tough. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed. Maybe life has thrown more at you than you think you can handle, or your usual coping strategies are failing. Using humor and a collaborative approach, we can tackle these challenges together. Drawing on your own innate resilience and capacity to change, I hope to give confidence to the belief that change is possible and that you can feel better.
(202) 618-3044 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Raphaelle Cuenod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I most often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness/Grounding Techniques, Seeking Safety, and Motivational Interviewing.
Sometimes, life can become too overwhelming for us to work through it alone. Whether it be a life transition, tension in a relationship, or past trauma, therapy is a way for you to reconnect with your mind and body and allow you to regain control over your emotions, thoughts and feelings. I strive to create a safe and comfortable space for all of my clients in order to assist them in their journey of working towards their goals. Every client is different, that is why I use a variety of treatments to best suit my clients’ needs.
(855) 759-0696 
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Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
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Campbell States
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
I also use EMDR and somatic approaches.
People come to treatment for a lot of reasons. Some severe- suicidal ideation, trauma, dissociation, self-harm, moments of crisis when life splits apart into a distinct before and after. Others appear to have a life that seems fine- stable work and/or relationships but experience a persistent and burbling sense that life is not as satisfying as it could be. Some have a question that needs answering- should I leave my partner? My job? Have a baby? End a pregnancy? Come out? Let go of a part of my identity that others value about me but no longer fits? How do I live a more passionate and creative life? Who am I? What is art?
(202) 968-3508 
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Washington, DC 20006
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EMDR Therapists
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an information processing therapy that helps clients cope with trauma, addictions, and phobias. During this treatment, the patient focuses on a specific thought, image, emotion, or sensation while simultaneously watching the therapist's finger or baton move in front of his or her eyes. The client is told to recognize what comes up for him/her when thinking of an image; then the client is told to let it go while doing bilateral stimulation.

If you're looking for EMDR therapy in Washington or for a Washington EMDR therapist these professionals provide EMDR therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and EMDR treatment. They include EMDR therapists, EMDR psychologists, EMDR psychotherapists, and EMDR counselors.