Family Therapy in Washington, DC

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The Butterfly Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
We provide counseling, family therapy , marriage boot camp, mediation, training and supervision to Maryland and DC Social Workers.
Are you experiencing feelings of low motivation, self destruction, trouble communicating, trouble managing anxiety, feelings of grief or loss, feeling overwhelmed at home, work or school, feelings of being different? We can help.
(202) 831-1892
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Washington, DC 20019
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Beth A Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with clients who want to better understand themselves, and would like to feel more satisfaction and less distress in their work, relationships with others, or within themselves. My clients’ concerns often include depression and anxiety, emotional distress, or traumatic experiences as an adult or in childhood. I have a long history of work supporting the needs of LGBTQIA and heterosexual people who are family building, have had challenges in their path to parenthood, or challenges during the perinatal or postpartum/post adoption period. You can visit my website at www.BethParkerLICSW.com for more information about me.
(202) 600-9607
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Washington, DC 20009
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Not accepting new clients
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Guillermo J Ybarra
Licensed Professional Counselor, CRC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My apologies, at this time I am NOT accepting new clients. There are times in life in which we all need some help. It can also be difficult to find someone who understands the struggles and situations you face. The decision to seek therapy can be stressful but it is a healthy indicator that you are ready to take the first step to a balanced life.
(202) 858-1831
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Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
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Veniecia Robinson
MFT
I am Veniecia Robinson (she, her, hers) a Marriage and Family Therapist , Life Coach and Financial Therapist. For the last 5 years, I have worked with Families, Women and Children dealing with anxiety, depression and struggles with self esteem. I approach therapy and coaching through a Narrative Therapeutic framework. I also uses Money Scripts to help her clients work through their struggles with money. Veniecia is known for her open and direct approach. I recently joined a virtual group practice, Alloy Wellness where I focus on peoples relationships with themselves as well as their relationship with money.
(202) 935-7781
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Washington, DC 20011
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Not accepting new clients
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Kelly G. Ezickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I was trained in family systems therapy and am experienced in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapy.
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
(774) 221-6105
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Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
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Lori Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, lCISWC, AASECT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
First and foremost my 20 plus years of practice has taught me that every person, couple or family with whom I work has unique needs and deserves to be treated as such.
HeartWerq Lori Shapiro, LICSW Senior Clinician Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Therapist, Marriage and Couples Therapist (She/Her) Lori Shapiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience. Her practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues, including couples counseling, sex therapy, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender identity support, as well as unique individual challenges. Lori has received degrees from Florida Atlantic University and Barry University (Master’s in Social Work) and also has a certification in sex therapy f
(240) 669-2573
Washington, DC 20009
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Nicole Moore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I enjoy and look forward to working with individuals in therapy who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, behavioral issues, difficulties with self-esteem, painful family dynamics, relational challenges, navigating life transitions, feeling ‘stuck,’ and with those who wish to know more about themselves.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who believes that everyone possesses the strengths and resources to overcome life’s challenges- even if sometimes we need a little assistance. I view seeking help as a sign of great strength. My role as a therapist is to help you better know and understand yourself. We will use this insight to build upon your innate abilities and strengths to understand obstacles, overcome challenges, and pave a way forward. I work with a Service Dog, Finn, who provides a gentle, loving presence that can be very comforting, anxiety reducing, and uplifting in sessions.
(202) 915-5676
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Washington, DC 20036
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Healing Through Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Now Accepting New Clients! My name is Raquel Cherry and I am a virtual therapist who specializes in working with women who want it all, but need help understanding how to "have it all" without losing herself in the process. In life, we can experience many highs and there can also be some lows. The stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm related to; parenting, intergenerational and vicarious trauma, burnout, relationship issues, women's issues, family conflict, enduring life transitions etc. are areas that a lot of people struggle to work through. Let's work together so you can feel fulfilled in all aspects of your life!
(202) 900-5280
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Washington, DC 20010
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Marika Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a PhD and two Master's degrees in marriage and family science.
I have over 20 years' experience helping couples with communication and conflict problems. I use a variety of techniques to restore emotional connection and teach skills that promote a solid, happy relationship. Therapy starts with a thorough assessment to pinpoint strengths and stress points of each person and the relationship. I help premarital couples prepare for marriage using a 4-session, private program called Happily Ever After, which includes testing and a workbook. I offer a brief divorce prevention course to help couples decide if their relationship can be saved. I also use EMDR to work with clients healing from trauma.
(202) 858-3969
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Washington, DC 20016
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Brittany Phipps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the District of Columbia. I have extensive experience working with children and teenagers ages 5-18, as well as adults 18+. I have worked with individuals who experience grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, anger outbursts, and stage of life transitions. I also have experience working with couples and families who are experiencing ineffective communication styles, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(202) 335-4546
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Washington, DC 20016
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Avi Margolies
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals and couples dealing with professional or family struggles, relationship discord, fears around intimacy and closeness, lack of motivation, perfectionism, self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, feelings of emptiness or isolation, trauma symptoms, loss and grief, and serious medical diagnoses.
Many people suffer under the weight of their sadness, fear, anger, and pain; others struggle to feel anything at all. Our self-esteem, relationships, or work can suffer as old cognitive, emotional, and behavioral paradigms are applied to new situations, often outside of our awareness. While it may seem daunting, exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences within the context of a safe therapeutic relationship can increase your access to, your awareness of, and your sense of control over your internal world. Through this process, you will find your strength, resilience, agency, and, ultimately, your freedom to more effectively shape your external world.
(202) 765-3806
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Washington, DC 20036
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EMDR of Washington, DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to EMDR, I have extensive training in psychodynamic, somatic, gestalt, hypnotherapy, couples and family therapy which I integrate in my clinical work.
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 might benefit from brief EMDR therapy.
(202) 670-8968 x2
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Washington, DC 20015
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Faith2Evolve, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAEd, MSW, LICSW, LCAS, CCSOTS
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC. I received my Bachelors in Family and Community Services, Masters in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse field since 2005. I enjoy working with individuals including adults and adolescents.
(202) 318-6499
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Washington, DC 20019
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Waitlist for new clients
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Gina Sangster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Impact of family dynamics on how we think, feel and behave.
Are you seeking help in making choices and decisions in your life that seem unattainable? Feel stuck and immobilized by conflict, lack of motivation and self doubt? I can help. Together we can sort out goals you'd like to achieve and identify steps you can take to get where you want to go. Starting with a here-and-now focus we can make sense of how the past influences the present. You can understand yourself and your relationships better and make changes in your life today. Let's begin with what feels most important to you! PLEASE NOTE: My calendar is full as of June 2022 except for inquiries for Recent Loss Group.
(202) 688-2376
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Washington, DC 20003
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Dr. Emma Basch & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We offer individual, couples, family , and group counseling, as well as evidence-based tailored parenting.
We are a group practice with a shared passion for women's mental health. Our therapists have specialized training in perinatal and reproductive concerns and support clients through perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS), infertility, perinatal loss, and birth trauma.
(202) 831-3085
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Washington, DC 20015
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Corene Alvarado
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Therapy can empower you to cope with and improve a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, loss, low self-esteem, past trauma, identity issues, and insecurities. My gentle, strengths-based approach will help you recognize the best in yourself and tolerate difficult feelings, while promoting changes in your life. I have a nonjudgmental attitude and appreciate each individual's cultural, spiritual, and family backgrounds. My style is collaborative and respectful; together we will consider how experiences from the past intersect with the present and focus on what is most meaningful to you now.
(202) 858-3165
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Washington, DC 20036
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Debra Nygaard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have a systems perspective and often encourage the inclusion of family and other significant persons to work as a team in support of change.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist with a PhD from UNC, a Masters degree in child/human development from Harvard. and past experience in the education field. In 25 years of clinical work, I've collaborated with a wide range of individuals and families in their efforts to make positive changes or adjust to life transitions, losses, and trauma. My services are tailored to the specific needs of clients and involve assessment, joint development of goals and plans, and use of best practice approaches to achieve their goals. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy as well as parent consultation.
(202) 733-6585
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Washington, DC 20016
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Afiya Mangum Mbilishaka
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a clinical psychologist, I have experience in working with both adults and adolescents presenting with concerns of depression, anxiety, family conflict, identity dilemmas, break-ups, work stress, academic concerns, and spirituality.
Feeling out of balance? Do things seem out of order in your life? Everyone needs a supportive space to process challenges of daily life and figure out how to cope with stress. I am dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every client, by developing a healthy relationship together and being an active listener to each client's unique story. My therapeutic approach is anchored in an integration of understanding how your past experiences have impacted your present situations, the healing aspects of telling your narrative, and finding solutions through a culturally meaningful lens.
(202) 601-4838
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Washington, DC 20036
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Mali G Parke - Life Coachmediator
Coach, CPC
I support what wants to emerge with approaches from Systemic Family Constellations, Attachment-Based and Trauma-Informed, Brain-Informed Empathic Coaching & Training, Body-Based Somatic and Polyvagal Applications, Collaborative and Change-Making Communication Skills, Restorative Practices, Positive Discipline, Systemic Transformative Justice and Change.
Are you longing for vitality, a sense of choice or self-love/confidence in your life? Are you looking for authenticity, courageous conversations, resonance or deep trust repair in your relationship/s? Are you hoping to find how to live a meaningful and impactful life? I support authentic, compassionate and empowered relating to yourself and others with courageous journeying opening your full expression, connection and power for change. My clients are individuals, partners, co-parents, educators, caregivers or leaders, teams or groups who want to achieve greater trust, connection, resonance, collaboration and systemic resilience.
(202) 760-2780
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Washington, DC 20009
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Elizabeth Blocker Ebaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have some training in EMDR and Family Constellations.
After 26 years of practice I see my ideal client as one who is ready for change. Ultimately, life is the method by which we grow. I work with a variety of tools to meet each client where they are. I have faith that we can all meet the challenges within ourselves and in life and find the inner capacity to move forward. My clients have ranged from those healing from a recent or historical trauma to those wanting life coaching. I have a holistic/systemic vision of my clients and enjoy working with body, mind spirit when appropriate.
(301) 852-7515
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Washington, DC 20008
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.