Female Therapists in Washington, DC

Photo of Schwanna Qualls, LPC, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Schwanna Qualls
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I think therapy is like a puzzle, you put the pieces together to create a full picture. I focus on helping you develop a deeper exploration of who you are and how you can feel whole again. By understanding what's working and what's not working, we will be entering a deeper exploration of the self. The ultimate goal of therapy with me is to develop greater self knowledge, self acceptance and be able to change the things that need changing. Bring your patience, this is hard work and it takes time. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
I think therapy is like a puzzle, you put the pieces together to create a full picture. I focus on helping you develop a deeper exploration of who you are and how you can feel whole again. By understanding what's working and what's not working, we will be entering a deeper exploration of the self. The ultimate goal of therapy with me is to develop greater self knowledge, self acceptance and be able to change the things that need changing. Bring your patience, this is hard work and it takes time. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
(202) 759-2116 View (202) 759-2116
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Destinee Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy integrates interventions from various theoretical frameworks like Gestalt Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Feminist Theory. I rely on my personal history to cultivate a safe, genuine, healing space for those on a wellness journey. I am a Black, Queer, Cis-gender counselor. Therefore, I utilize my intersectional identities to assist individuals and couples in skill-building to manage anxiety, interpersonal concerns, transitions, adjustments, and striving for self-actualization.
My approach to therapy integrates interventions from various theoretical frameworks like Gestalt Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Feminist Theory. I rely on my personal history to cultivate a safe, genuine, healing space for those on a wellness journey. I am a Black, Queer, Cis-gender counselor. Therefore, I utilize my intersectional identities to assist individuals and couples in skill-building to manage anxiety, interpersonal concerns, transitions, adjustments, and striving for self-actualization.
(202) 873-9851 View (202) 873-9851
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Lina Assad Cates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002
Not accepting new clients
I see my role as an advocate. With a strong belief in human resilience, I work with individuals and couples who feel stuck and limited by life's challenges. By developing a safe and collaborative relationship with my clients, I empower them to find the strength within themselves to live their lives fully and authentically. I specialize in healing from traumatic experiences and addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem.
I see my role as an advocate. With a strong belief in human resilience, I work with individuals and couples who feel stuck and limited by life's challenges. By developing a safe and collaborative relationship with my clients, I empower them to find the strength within themselves to live their lives fully and authentically. I specialize in healing from traumatic experiences and addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem.
(202) 905-0688 View (202) 905-0688
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Celina Daniela Ticoll-Ramirez
MA, NCC, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a space to be seen and heard? Are there parts of you that are feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? Are the big emotions feeling particularly heavy? Your story is important and is what makes you uniquely you. I believe that we are shaped by our past experiences, relationships, and environments. Our stories rarely unfold in the way we expect. Oftentimes, to move forward we need to heal from things in our past. Together in therapy, we will explore all parts of your story – from the chapters already concluded to those not yet written.
Are you seeking a space to be seen and heard? Are there parts of you that are feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? Are the big emotions feeling particularly heavy? Your story is important and is what makes you uniquely you. I believe that we are shaped by our past experiences, relationships, and environments. Our stories rarely unfold in the way we expect. Oftentimes, to move forward we need to heal from things in our past. Together in therapy, we will explore all parts of your story – from the chapters already concluded to those not yet written.
(833) 366-4584 View (833) 366-4584
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Kate Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
I’m the founder and director of The Center for Family Well-Being, where we aim -- through our groups, individual therapy, and classes -- to help kids, teens, adults, couples, and families fully realize their potential with confidence, understanding, and an open heart. We're a group of highly-trained holistic therapists who integrate Western psychotherapy with the wisdom of Eastern mindful awareness practice, as well as other mind-body healing methods, for greater awareness, connection, and well-being for our clients -- within themselves and with others in their lives.
I’m the founder and director of The Center for Family Well-Being, where we aim -- through our groups, individual therapy, and classes -- to help kids, teens, adults, couples, and families fully realize their potential with confidence, understanding, and an open heart. We're a group of highly-trained holistic therapists who integrate Western psychotherapy with the wisdom of Eastern mindful awareness practice, as well as other mind-body healing methods, for greater awareness, connection, and well-being for our clients -- within themselves and with others in their lives.
(202) 804-8054 View (202) 804-8054
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Lisa Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20011
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.
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 View (202) 931-0849
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Shamara Howze
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Waitlist for new clients
I hope to support you as a caregiver and your child on your journey. No matter how you got here, whether through adjustments, trauma, grief, attachment, divorce, anxiety or other mental health related challenges. I work with both caregiver and child/teen to establish realistic goals that don't lead to a perfect road but one that feels safe enough to travel. This means caregiver presence is important throughout the process as you both explore new ways of being.
I hope to support you as a caregiver and your child on your journey. No matter how you got here, whether through adjustments, trauma, grief, attachment, divorce, anxiety or other mental health related challenges. I work with both caregiver and child/teen to establish realistic goals that don't lead to a perfect road but one that feels safe enough to travel. This means caregiver presence is important throughout the process as you both explore new ways of being.
(202) 952-5678 View (202) 952-5678
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Sammi Rosenfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, DC LPC, MD LCPC, MSEd, CCTP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Waitlist for new clients
I am a mental health and school counselor passionate about supporting the growth of children and young adults. I am experienced with both school-age children, young adults, and adults. I have also spent a lifetime in the world of professional dance and the creative arts. My experience in dance and the body highly influences my therapeutic lens. I view integration of body and mind through multi-sensory modalities as integral to client growth. I take an integrative approach to my work; in one session we may talk, play, draw, explore the sand tray, or move. Some moments may be more directive and some may be client-led.
I am a mental health and school counselor passionate about supporting the growth of children and young adults. I am experienced with both school-age children, young adults, and adults. I have also spent a lifetime in the world of professional dance and the creative arts. My experience in dance and the body highly influences my therapeutic lens. I view integration of body and mind through multi-sensory modalities as integral to client growth. I take an integrative approach to my work; in one session we may talk, play, draw, explore the sand tray, or move. Some moments may be more directive and some may be client-led.
(202) 935-7358 View (202) 935-7358
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Athena Gavaris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Have you not found success with other therapy experiences? Let’s meet. For over 25 years, I have been providing psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. It is a pleasure to see clients grow, resolve problems, and begin to live and feel in ways they never imagined. I create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment for exploring and gaining insight into the challenges you face, and together we will find new ways to understand, and address them. My goal is to help you find meaningful and lasting solutions that improve your mood, sense of well being, and relationships.
Have you not found success with other therapy experiences? Let’s meet. For over 25 years, I have been providing psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. It is a pleasure to see clients grow, resolve problems, and begin to live and feel in ways they never imagined. I create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment for exploring and gaining insight into the challenges you face, and together we will find new ways to understand, and address them. My goal is to help you find meaningful and lasting solutions that improve your mood, sense of well being, and relationships.
(202) 759-5433 View (202) 759-5433
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Suzanne A. Black
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA, NY, Washington, DC, over 25 years experience nationally/internationally. Eclectic approach tailored to the individual. Various modalities, solution-focused. Conduct online therapy. Training: Medical Ctr: Neuropsychology; UCLA postdoctoral fellowship: Emergency Room Psychiatry. Fmr Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Work w large range of cultures internationally, with embassies, international treaty organisations, university abroad programs, terrorist attack victims, PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, medical challenges, couples, group therapies, adults, adolescents.
Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA, NY, Washington, DC, over 25 years experience nationally/internationally. Eclectic approach tailored to the individual. Various modalities, solution-focused. Conduct online therapy. Training: Medical Ctr: Neuropsychology; UCLA postdoctoral fellowship: Emergency Room Psychiatry. Fmr Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Work w large range of cultures internationally, with embassies, international treaty organisations, university abroad programs, terrorist attack victims, PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, medical challenges, couples, group therapies, adults, adolescents.
(347) 754-3945 View (347) 754-3945
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Jocylynn Stephenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
The philosopher Socrates once said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." As a therapist, I am committed to helping my clients examine their lives to find meaning, happiness, and strength. I work with individuals, couples, and families, striving to build skills to resolve conflicts, increase confidence, and move beyond past hurt and trauma. My clients often say that they appreciate my warmth, empathy, and combination of optimism and realism.
The philosopher Socrates once said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." As a therapist, I am committed to helping my clients examine their lives to find meaning, happiness, and strength. I work with individuals, couples, and families, striving to build skills to resolve conflicts, increase confidence, and move beyond past hurt and trauma. My clients often say that they appreciate my warmth, empathy, and combination of optimism and realism.
(240) 288-3728 View (240) 288-3728
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Diane Shapson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
My counseling style is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy, with a person-centered and multicultural approach. I believe that no two people are alike and experience stressors in their own unique ways. Therapy sessions are client directed while I provide guidance, support, techniques, and clinical insight into the client’s experience. My role is to provide a strong therapeutic relationship through empathy, genuineness, and positive regard in order to enable the individual to develop the skills to change and grow.
My counseling style is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy, with a person-centered and multicultural approach. I believe that no two people are alike and experience stressors in their own unique ways. Therapy sessions are client directed while I provide guidance, support, techniques, and clinical insight into the client’s experience. My role is to provide a strong therapeutic relationship through empathy, genuineness, and positive regard in order to enable the individual to develop the skills to change and grow.
(844) 905-4356 View (844) 905-4356
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Carolyn Hoffmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who have experienced relationship trauma. I also have a passion for working with adults & couples who feel stuck or overwhelmed by daily responsibilities & life transitions. I'm a true believer in the therapeutic power of dialogue. Life can often be complex & messy, but with a supportive environment to talk things through, it can feel much easier to tackle. I strive to provide an inclusive, empathic, & non-judgmental space to manage your emotions & stressors as we work to nurture your personal relationships.
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who have experienced relationship trauma. I also have a passion for working with adults & couples who feel stuck or overwhelmed by daily responsibilities & life transitions. I'm a true believer in the therapeutic power of dialogue. Life can often be complex & messy, but with a supportive environment to talk things through, it can feel much easier to tackle. I strive to provide an inclusive, empathic, & non-judgmental space to manage your emotions & stressors as we work to nurture your personal relationships.
(202) 519-8318 View (202) 519-8318
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Dr. Jesse Walker
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
I’m a Black, multiracial, psychology associate in Washington, D.C., and I provide therapeutic services to adults of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and identities. While I work with all types of people, I have a particular interest in providing services to those who identify as multiracial, biracial, or mixed; BIPOC navigating predominantly white spaces; addressing issues of identity, family, relationships, and multicultural concerns. I also enjoy working with people in the midst of major life transitions - such as pregnancy, postpartum, adoption, marriage, break ups, loss, and career transitions.
I’m a Black, multiracial, psychology associate in Washington, D.C., and I provide therapeutic services to adults of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and identities. While I work with all types of people, I have a particular interest in providing services to those who identify as multiracial, biracial, or mixed; BIPOC navigating predominantly white spaces; addressing issues of identity, family, relationships, and multicultural concerns. I also enjoy working with people in the midst of major life transitions - such as pregnancy, postpartum, adoption, marriage, break ups, loss, and career transitions.
(202) 517-9370 View (202) 517-9370
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Jennifer Wiggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Life has the ability to impact our physical, mental and emotional wellness. I am an avid believer that therapy has the ability to promote wellness throughout the challenges that each of us face. Do you ever find yourself battling negative thoughts? Feeling overwhelmed with trying to cope with feelings? Are you in need of a space where you can feel seen and heard? Whether you are facing loss, traumas, family conflict, life transitions or difficulty with social wellness, my collaborative and supportive style supports you as you work toward your wellness goals.
Life has the ability to impact our physical, mental and emotional wellness. I am an avid believer that therapy has the ability to promote wellness throughout the challenges that each of us face. Do you ever find yourself battling negative thoughts? Feeling overwhelmed with trying to cope with feelings? Are you in need of a space where you can feel seen and heard? Whether you are facing loss, traumas, family conflict, life transitions or difficulty with social wellness, my collaborative and supportive style supports you as you work toward your wellness goals.
(202) 410-1053 View (202) 410-1053
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Meredith Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, communication, divorce, grief, relationships and behavior management. I am primarily cognitive behavioral and take an active role in therapy, challenging clients to explore alternative ways to deal with their issues while creating a trusting and caring environment. I am the founder and clinical director of District Therapy Associates, a psychotherapy practice with several diverse therapists who focus on child, adolescent, adult, family, marriage, and group therapy.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, communication, divorce, grief, relationships and behavior management. I am primarily cognitive behavioral and take an active role in therapy, challenging clients to explore alternative ways to deal with their issues while creating a trusting and caring environment. I am the founder and clinical director of District Therapy Associates, a psychotherapy practice with several diverse therapists who focus on child, adolescent, adult, family, marriage, and group therapy.
(202) 609-8914 View (202) 609-8914
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Campbell States
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
Welcome! The people I work with come to therapy for a lot of reasons. Some severe- suicidal ideation, trauma, dissociation, self-harm, moments of crisis. 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- should I leave my partner? My job? Have a baby? Transition? Who am I? What is art? Others are trying to figure out how to manage neurodiversity or plurality in a world that is not built for them.
Welcome! The people I work with come to therapy for a lot of reasons. Some severe- suicidal ideation, trauma, dissociation, self-harm, moments of crisis. 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- should I leave my partner? My job? Have a baby? Transition? Who am I? What is art? Others are trying to figure out how to manage neurodiversity or plurality in a world that is not built for them.
(202) 968-3508 View (202) 968-3508
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Emilie Trudeau
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, LRC, LGPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
My goal as a therapist is to help clients create a safe space where they can work on aspects of their life which they may be unhappy with. I have experience working with individuals with a wide-range of experiences from domestic abuse to bullying, and helping clients find their voice throughout those struggles, as well as the treatment of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and OCD. I take clients of all ages but I specialize in working with young adults and adolescents with eating disorders and trauma.
My goal as a therapist is to help clients create a safe space where they can work on aspects of their life which they may be unhappy with. I have experience working with individuals with a wide-range of experiences from domestic abuse to bullying, and helping clients find their voice throughout those struggles, as well as the treatment of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and OCD. I take clients of all ages but I specialize in working with young adults and adolescents with eating disorders and trauma.
(202) 816-4143 View (202) 816-4143
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Carolyn Ratner-Fitzgerald
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I offer psychological services for individuals and couples in a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment. My goal is to help individuals and couples gain a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I strive to help my patients reflect and examine issues in order to bring about personal growth and change. I believe in the importance of exploring both past and present and place particular emphasis on formative relationships and significant experiences. I have helped clients with a wide variety of issues, including: Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Trauma, Life Transitions, Grief, and Family Conflict.
I offer psychological services for individuals and couples in a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment. My goal is to help individuals and couples gain a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I strive to help my patients reflect and examine issues in order to bring about personal growth and change. I believe in the importance of exploring both past and present and place particular emphasis on formative relationships and significant experiences. I have helped clients with a wide variety of issues, including: Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Trauma, Life Transitions, Grief, and Family Conflict.
(202) 933-8647 View (202) 933-8647
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Willetta Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011
Willetta Wilson has been on the mission of "helping professionals" for several years. Educated, trained, and licensed as a licensed professional counselor (LPC), marriage and family therapist (LMFT), master addiction counselor (MAC), and board-certified telehealth therapist (BC-TMH),she is highly regarded in her field. She has a unique background in effective communication, leadership, counselor development, and strategic planning which provides her clients unique advantages. Willetta's clinical philosophy is that each person has their story that shaped what they are currently experiencing.
Willetta Wilson has been on the mission of "helping professionals" for several years. Educated, trained, and licensed as a licensed professional counselor (LPC), marriage and family therapist (LMFT), master addiction counselor (MAC), and board-certified telehealth therapist (BC-TMH),she is highly regarded in her field. She has a unique background in effective communication, leadership, counselor development, and strategic planning which provides her clients unique advantages. Willetta's clinical philosophy is that each person has their story that shaped what they are currently experiencing.
(833) 657-4307 View (833) 657-4307
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