Emotionally Focused Therapists in Washington, DC

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Sage & Fifth Therapy Place PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
We also offer Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Interracial Couples Therapy, and Perinatal Therapy for Couples to help couples repair and strengthen their connection when dealing with tough life transitions, communication/ trust issues, infidelity, past traumas, perinatal issues, parenting struggles and conflicts in integrating cultural differences.
**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
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Olesya Van Dijck
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR-P, LGPC
Verified
Helping clients access underlying emotions in their individual work and recognizing the power of connection is what drew me to specializing in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Trauma and attachment issues can impact our body in ways that make us feel disconnected, often stuck in cycles of distress and suffering leading to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addictions. As a trauma-informed therapist and life-long yogini and artist, I help my clients to explore suppressed emotions and reconnect with their authentic selves through creative and embodied practices that reach beyond words. I use an integrative holistic approach to guide and empower my clients to strengthen their mind-body connection, activate their inner resources, and overcome unhealthy patterns to create more fulfillment and joy.
(202) 519-4854 x503 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Cindy Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
As your therapist, my goal is to help you recognize and become your best self. Together, we will come to a greater understanding of the fear, anxieties, and challenges you face and work towards discovering solutions. I specialize in working with couples in distress using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, created by Sue Johnson. We all get stuck in negative patterns of communication from time to time. When the destructive cycle takes permanent residence, it can feel horribly scary, isolating, and hopeless. But I've witnessed firsthand how EFT can be effective even with couples on the brink of despair.
(202) 559-4285 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Laura Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I am an experienced therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I provide treatment for a variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, and trauma. Through the use of evidence-based interventions including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and play therapy techniques I help client identify their triggers, and learn healthier ways to manage their emotions and deal with life stressors.
(703) 691-5886 
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Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
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Sonja Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
In addition to traditional talk therapy to glean how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors inform your process, I use mind-body awareness, emotionally focused therapy, and cognitive and behavioral techniques.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
(202) 849-7842 
Washington, DC 20036
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Huma Sikandar Fatakia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I also provide Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Interracial Couples Therapy, helping couples create a stronger bond and work through communication/ trust issues, infidelity, past traumas, tough life transitions, conflicts in integrating cultural/value differences, boundaries with families and the impact of a mental health diagnosis.
We all have a unique journey in life, as individuals and as couples, and I believe that our resilience is as unique as our journey. I work with clients to help them overcome distressing cycles that make them feel stuck and empower them to find stability, create healthier relationships and live an enriched life. Together we explore underlying emotions and find new ways of coping with past traumas, difficult life transitions, loss, relational distress and other mental health issues. While EMDR, mindfulness and cultural sensitivity are at the core of my practice, I also integrate Psychodynamic and CBT interventions.
(202) 301-8395 x501 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Carolyn Bell
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MA, MBA
Verified
My approach to couples therapy is Emotionally Focused (EFT) and Gottman Method.
Are you seeking deeper attachment? I work with couples and individuals to increase your awareness in everyday moments. You will begin to recognize habits and behaviors and remove obstacles that hinder your connections. Within a trusting environment, I help clients process life-changing events including loss and grief, chronic health diagnoses, adoption, and job growth and relocation. I offer support for couples who want to strengthen their relationships and resolve issues preventing emotional and sexual intimacy. Where appropriate, I offer intensive therapy to bring clarity and begin the healing process of life experiences.
(202) 301-3535 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Mary Hope Blase
MS, APRN, CNS
Verified
Welcome! I am an adult psychotherapist, licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). These credentials, coupled with nearly 30 years of related experience, allow me to address clients' needs holistically in individual, couples and group psychotherapy. Many individuals struggle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, loss, addictions, and adjustment to change. My style is direct, compassionate and interactive and relies on evidenced-based practices. I am open to the LGBT community. I aim to help individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives.
(202) 759-3991 
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Washington, DC 20037
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Erika L Bond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT
Verified
I have advanced training in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I believe healthy, trusting, connected relationships are the cornerstones of strong mental strength. Whether you’re coming in for couples counseling or individual therapy, I approach everything from a relational lens. When you feel fulfilled and empowered in your interpersonal relationships, you’re better equipped to handle the many stressors life presents.
(202) 900-0594 
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Washington, DC 20016
Offers online therapy
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Angela Fowler-Hurtado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
I am a certified therapist and supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and use this model when working with couples and families to bring healing and connection to relationships.
As a relationally focused and trauma informed therapist, I have a passion for helping clients feel more connected, grounded and safe in their lives and relationships. Every person has the ability to move toward connection and healing, even in the face of difficult, challenging or traumatic experiences. I work with couples, individuals and families to help them reconnect with the healthiest and most grounded parts of themselves and to restore and rebuild connection and safety within themselves and with others. I use research based, experiential models to keep us focus on your goals and healing process.
(202) 760-4452 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Debra Walther
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I provide Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for couples in distress.
Are you struggling with life and now also the various complications of living through the COVID-19 pandemic? Does everything feel tangled up together? Are old problems more seriously impinging on your current coping? If you contact me I will help you feel less alone while you untangle your thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Together we can help you to adjust to the new normal while continuing to have a sense of purpose and security.
(202) 684-2055 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Compass Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified
Our clinicians have training in Emotionally Focused therapy CBT, DBT and TF-CBT.
"Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving , we get stronger and more resilient" Steve Maraboli. If you are reading this, you have already taken the hardest step toward feeling better- reaching out for help. At Compass we understand that it is important for you to feel understood, heard and supported. When we all are working as a team, those things will be automatic. Our approach is direct yet very compassionate. Our goal is for us together to identify the cause of your issues, to develop what is needed and how it can be achieved. We would like to get you unstuck and on the path to happiness.
(202) 998-5586 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Stacy Notaras Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C
Verified
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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Natalie V Setliff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Her therapeutic approach is integrative, with its roots in systemic family therapy, solution-focused models, motivational interviewing/mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, and emotionally focused therapy.
Your search for inner peace is closer to fulfillment than you may realize. You have just made the first step toward healing, by looking for information that can help you make life changes and live the life you desire. Most of us expect to have a life surrounded by loving, intimate and meaningful relationships. Sometimes our expectations do not meet the reality of our lives. I will help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am here to listen and work with you during your journey towards healing and living the life you want.
(202) 946-3672 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Freedom's Flow Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
With relationship issues, I use evidenced based Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Do you feel like your mistakes or issues define or hinder your joy? Do you know what attachment trauma (micro and macro trauma) is? Have you ever explored attachment wounds with various relationships? I take an empathetic and affirming approach and I acknowledge that doing the inner work can be difficult. I'm proud of you for considering & investing in yourself. My area of focus is girls and womxn that are BI&POC -Black Indigenous and People of Color. I enjoy empowering clients as they explore how to create secure attachments as they learn more about their inner wisdom and heal from trauma and attachment wounds.
(202) 866-2115 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Troy A Waller
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MA, LPC
Verified
Dr. Troy Waller is a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of counseling experience. He specializes in helping adults through individual and couples therapy. Troy is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, a highly effective, research-validated approach to relationship improvement. In individual therapy, Troy uses solution-focused brief therapy. You'll find him to be supportive and offer specific tools that help you bounce back from roadblocks that keep you from being your best.
(703) 935-8996 
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Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
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Marjorie Nightingale
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, JD, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Sex Therapy.
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 
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Washington, DC 20036
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John W Cornelius
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
I help individuals work on life issues tied to anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, stress symptoms tied to childhood trauma, and families struggling with behavioral challenges. I teach communication skills that help with difficult relationships. These skills include helping my clients improve their power, voice, and contact with significant others. I employ many approaches in psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, gestalt, somatic experiencing (SE), accelerated experiential dynamic (AEDP), cognitive behavioral (CBT) and emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT).
(202) 600-9053 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Ami Norman Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I work with my patients from an integrated approach, depending on the needs of the individual(s), incorporating aspects of psychodynamic therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker, I provide individual psychotherapy as well as marriage and couples counseling in a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of eating disorders as well as helping couples repair their connections and establish secure, lasting bonds with one another.
(202) 759-2251 
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Robert G Hartford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, CSW, LSCP, EFT
Verified
As 1 of 3 certified EFT therapists in DC - by the International Center for Excellence ICEEFT, this couples method, I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Sue Johnson, a research driven model, with findings that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery with approximately 90% showing significant improvements.
As the only Licensed Systems-Centered* Therapist in the DC area, together we will explore how to get more of what you want. In a supportive, safe environment, you'll learn methods to reduce anxiety, depression and identify patterns that may have served you at one time but are not working now. Initially, sessions will be focused on: Exploring the issues that are important to you - determine goals you want to achieve. We will begin to develop trust, respect, and a personal connection so that you feel safe and understood. Marriage/couples work I am Certified EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapist.
(202) 600-8157 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Washington Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Washington Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Washington