LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Washington, DC

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Ayelet Silberberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
I work through a racially aware, LGBTQIA+ affirming, feminist, fat-accepting, neurodiversity-affirming, and disability justice lens.
Accepting new clients. I am a trauma-informed psychologist with over 12 years of experience. I work with adults who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their worlds, and those who want to heal from relational wounds or complicated childhoods. As a relational therapist, I value getting to know my clients as human beings first and foremost, while supporting them in creating a path towards authentic healing and growth. I see clients with depression, anxiety, CPTSD (complex trauma), relationship issues, and experiences around gender, sexuality, and identity, among other concerns.
I work through a racially aware, LGBTQIA+ affirming, feminist, fat-accepting, neurodiversity-affirming, and disability justice lens.
Accepting new clients. I am a trauma-informed psychologist with over 12 years of experience. I work with adults who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their worlds, and those who want to heal from relational wounds or complicated childhoods. As a relational therapist, I value getting to know my clients as human beings first and foremost, while supporting them in creating a path towards authentic healing and growth. I see clients with depression, anxiety, CPTSD (complex trauma), relationship issues, and experiences around gender, sexuality, and identity, among other concerns.
(202) 217-0741 View (202) 217-0741
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Sydney Rosen
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
In particular, I have experience working with LGBTQ+ clients, various faith traditions, and ethical non-monogamy.
I help clients to create change through a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. You may be feeling dissatisfied or uncertain, disconnected from others or lacking a sense of control over your emotions or life choices, but I believe that you already have the ability and determination to help yourself. I work to draw out that ability through a combination of insight-expanding exploration and skill building to help you overcome challenges, all while utilizing my training to call out patterns and behaviors that may be getting in your way. I aim to create an environment that feels safe, accepting, and empowering.
In particular, I have experience working with LGBTQ+ clients, various faith traditions, and ethical non-monogamy.
I help clients to create change through a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. You may be feeling dissatisfied or uncertain, disconnected from others or lacking a sense of control over your emotions or life choices, but I believe that you already have the ability and determination to help yourself. I work to draw out that ability through a combination of insight-expanding exploration and skill building to help you overcome challenges, all while utilizing my training to call out patterns and behaviors that may be getting in your way. I aim to create an environment that feels safe, accepting, and empowering.
(202) 998-4956 View (202) 998-4956
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Leslie C. Kilpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
If you’re considering therapy, you may be in a time of stress or transition. My goal is to ease your access to psychotherapy by providing you or your family with confidential online therapy, from the comfort of your own home. While I work with clients of all ages in any stage of life, my specialties include teen and family LGBTQIA issues, prenatal/postpartum challenges, parenting children with special needs and working with women who feel “stuck.”
If you’re considering therapy, you may be in a time of stress or transition. My goal is to ease your access to psychotherapy by providing you or your family with confidential online therapy, from the comfort of your own home. While I work with clients of all ages in any stage of life, my specialties include teen and family LGBTQIA issues, prenatal/postpartum challenges, parenting children with special needs and working with women who feel “stuck.”
(571) 350-3289 View (571) 350-3289
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Caroline Hicks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience with college and graduate students, young adults, LGBTQ+ folx, and those who are navigating their various identities and life transitions.
Feeling alone? Confused with how you got here, or even where to go from here? Frustrated with not feeling authentic? Or maybe you’re stuck in the same pattern. My therapeutic style is affirming, collaborative, and warm. I provide a compassionate space to explore your experience, and experiment with what it means to live authentically in a world of conflicting norms/expectations. Together, we will work to make intentional and sustainable changes.
I have extensive experience with college and graduate students, young adults, LGBTQ+ folx, and those who are navigating their various identities and life transitions.
Feeling alone? Confused with how you got here, or even where to go from here? Frustrated with not feeling authentic? Or maybe you’re stuck in the same pattern. My therapeutic style is affirming, collaborative, and warm. I provide a compassionate space to explore your experience, and experiment with what it means to live authentically in a world of conflicting norms/expectations. Together, we will work to make intentional and sustainable changes.
(202) 968-1812 View (202) 968-1812
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Tiffany Jerinsky
Counselor, MS, LGPC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I strive to be multiculturally aware and enjoy working with diverse populations, including racial/ethnic minorities, religious minorities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a counselor with years of experience working with clients who are managing depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses. I have specialized training in working with those who experience interpersonal violence and sexual assault/abuse. When an individual survives a trauma or hardship it can be extremely difficult to cope and obtain fulfillment. Whatever the struggle is I believe in helping clients identify their strengths in order to overcome the obstacle.
I strive to be multiculturally aware and enjoy working with diverse populations, including racial/ethnic minorities, religious minorities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a counselor with years of experience working with clients who are managing depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses. I have specialized training in working with those who experience interpersonal violence and sexual assault/abuse. When an individual survives a trauma or hardship it can be extremely difficult to cope and obtain fulfillment. Whatever the struggle is I believe in helping clients identify their strengths in order to overcome the obstacle.
(202) 301-8321 View (202) 301-8321
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Katherine Jones
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
I am a somatic practitioner who specializes in working with trauma, the LGBTQIA+ community, cultural concerns, non-monogamy/polyamory, and kink/BDSM.
Welcome to my practice! Seeking professional support is a courageous step. Life often poses many challenges, which can be difficult to navigate alone. Through empathic, genuine, and non-judgmental support, I help clients understand how past and current experiences impact their lives and relationships. I work collaboratively, creatively, and from a consent-based and anti-racist framework to build awareness, confidence, and a sense of empowerment to make changes that lead to more satisfying and fulfilling lives. My aim is to help clients reduce suffering, develop more adaptive resources, and facilitate growth, healing, and resilience.
I am a somatic practitioner who specializes in working with trauma, the LGBTQIA+ community, cultural concerns, non-monogamy/polyamory, and kink/BDSM.
Welcome to my practice! Seeking professional support is a courageous step. Life often poses many challenges, which can be difficult to navigate alone. Through empathic, genuine, and non-judgmental support, I help clients understand how past and current experiences impact their lives and relationships. I work collaboratively, creatively, and from a consent-based and anti-racist framework to build awareness, confidence, and a sense of empowerment to make changes that lead to more satisfying and fulfilling lives. My aim is to help clients reduce suffering, develop more adaptive resources, and facilitate growth, healing, and resilience.
(202) 335-4436 View (202) 335-4436
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Eric Jones
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
As I use a cultural lens in my work, I welcome communities of color, LGBTQ individuals and those who have felt marginalized.
The conflict for you is that you are talented and capable, but underneath you are not so sure. You have overcome challenges and survived. Yet there remains self-doubt and anxiety. You are not going to get to where you feel you should be as long as these struggles weigh you down. Are you feeling misunderstood by others or unsure who's right for you? Or maybe unsure of what you really need? Whatever the reasons, it leads you to a familiar road of dissatisfaction, frustration, and sadness.
As I use a cultural lens in my work, I welcome communities of color, LGBTQ individuals and those who have felt marginalized.
The conflict for you is that you are talented and capable, but underneath you are not so sure. You have overcome challenges and survived. Yet there remains self-doubt and anxiety. You are not going to get to where you feel you should be as long as these struggles weigh you down. Are you feeling misunderstood by others or unsure who's right for you? Or maybe unsure of what you really need? Whatever the reasons, it leads you to a familiar road of dissatisfaction, frustration, and sadness.
(202) 807-1104 View (202) 807-1104
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Che'vaniece Marshall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, intimacy related issues, motivation/self esteem, lgbtq+ related issues and substance use disorders.
Peace and Love! I am honored that you are considering me to help you along your healing journey. I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. I am also a certified School Counselor.
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, intimacy related issues, motivation/self esteem, lgbtq+ related issues and substance use disorders.
Peace and Love! I am honored that you are considering me to help you along your healing journey. I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. I am also a certified School Counselor.
(844) 889-5841 View (844) 889-5841
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L. B. Hodge
Psychologist, PsyD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I am a licensed Psychologist in Washington DC and in Maryland. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, specifically child sexual abuse. I have extensive experience in the utilization of evidenced based treatment in the area of trauma with children as young as 3 years old. I also provide psychological and psycho-educational evaluations. I have worked with children impacted by the foster care system, multiple traumas, grief and loss, gay, lesbian, and transgendered youth . I strongly believe in creating a warm and accepting amotsphere and that this is a neccessary condition for successful treatment.
I am a licensed Psychologist in Washington DC and in Maryland. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, specifically child sexual abuse. I have extensive experience in the utilization of evidenced based treatment in the area of trauma with children as young as 3 years old. I also provide psychological and psycho-educational evaluations. I have worked with children impacted by the foster care system, multiple traumas, grief and loss, gay, lesbian, and transgendered youth . I strongly believe in creating a warm and accepting amotsphere and that this is a neccessary condition for successful treatment.
(240) 428-6697 View (240) 428-6697
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Rosie Bick-Mera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I practice LGBTQIA+ affirming care, and am passionate about using an intersectional approach to explore the different ways culture, social norms, policies, history, and our various social identities (chosen, ascribed, and assumed) impact our experiences in the world and how we understand ourselves.
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse. It's OK if you don't resonate with that word. Maybe you've said that you had a "dysfunctional family" or a "complicated childhood." However you see it, it is what we experienced and learned in childhood that influences how we show up in relationships with others and with ourselves. My clients want to heal their inner child, want to improve their relationships, what to feel safe and secure in who they are. They want to rewrite the stories they've held on to, and unlearn the painful negative beliefs about who they are and what they deserve.
I practice LGBTQIA+ affirming care, and am passionate about using an intersectional approach to explore the different ways culture, social norms, policies, history, and our various social identities (chosen, ascribed, and assumed) impact our experiences in the world and how we understand ourselves.
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse. It's OK if you don't resonate with that word. Maybe you've said that you had a "dysfunctional family" or a "complicated childhood." However you see it, it is what we experienced and learned in childhood that influences how we show up in relationships with others and with ourselves. My clients want to heal their inner child, want to improve their relationships, what to feel safe and secure in who they are. They want to rewrite the stories they've held on to, and unlearn the painful negative beliefs about who they are and what they deserve.
(202) 883-8129 View (202) 883-8129
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Dr. Arianne E. Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with Academics, BIPOC, LGBTQ and nonbinary clients, as well as teaching Psychology at San Diego State University, Harvard Medical School and UCSD.
Deciding to go to therapy sometimes takes a long time because we may minimize our suffering and delay finding someone who can help. Whether you are feeling stuck, trying to resolve a specific problem, make a relationship work, or manage stress, illness or trauma, no issue is too small or too big. I work collaboratively with all my clients to develop a safe and authentic relationship to address their goals. I help my clients to understand the history and impact of their relationships and critical life events that have created suffering or difficulty, and develop skills and strategies that lead to growth and long lasting healing.
I have extensive experience working with Academics, BIPOC, LGBTQ and nonbinary clients, as well as teaching Psychology at San Diego State University, Harvard Medical School and UCSD.
Deciding to go to therapy sometimes takes a long time because we may minimize our suffering and delay finding someone who can help. Whether you are feeling stuck, trying to resolve a specific problem, make a relationship work, or manage stress, illness or trauma, no issue is too small or too big. I work collaboratively with all my clients to develop a safe and authentic relationship to address their goals. I help my clients to understand the history and impact of their relationships and critical life events that have created suffering or difficulty, and develop skills and strategies that lead to growth and long lasting healing.
(202) 873-1164 View (202) 873-1164
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Sandra Piedrahita
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, multicultural issues and working with the LGBT community as an affirming therapist.
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, are seeking relief from past trauma, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a therapeutic space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential.
I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, multicultural issues and working with the LGBT community as an affirming therapist.
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, are seeking relief from past trauma, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a therapeutic space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential.
(202) 932-0612 View (202) 932-0612
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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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Dr. Aliza Goldberg
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with social anxiety, complex trauma, university students, and folx in the LGBTQ+ community.
Thanks for taking a look at my profile! I provide individual and couples therapy to adults and enjoy helping clients work through anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship challenges, life transitions, and identity-related concerns. As your therapist, I will strive to understand your challenges and symptoms in the context of your personal history, biology, relationships, and intersectional identities. We will work collaboratively to develop an individualized treatment plan informed by our shared understanding of your presenting concerns and goals, my knowledge of psychology and evidence-based treatments, and your feedback.
I specialize in working with social anxiety, complex trauma, university students, and folx in the LGBTQ+ community.
Thanks for taking a look at my profile! I provide individual and couples therapy to adults and enjoy helping clients work through anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship challenges, life transitions, and identity-related concerns. As your therapist, I will strive to understand your challenges and symptoms in the context of your personal history, biology, relationships, and intersectional identities. We will work collaboratively to develop an individualized treatment plan informed by our shared understanding of your presenting concerns and goals, my knowledge of psychology and evidence-based treatments, and your feedback.
(202) 915-7459 View (202) 915-7459
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The F.L. Wolters Group
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Are you grappling with intense emotions, navigating life transitions, or seeking a space for open conversation and self-discovery? Do you experience anxiety, tension, or overwhelm, or wonder why you feel irritable, tearful, or unable to enjoy your usual activities? In times of stress, people often withdraw or adopt other unhealthy habits, only to find it makes the situation worse. Our therapists can support you in overcoming these challenges. We are an inclusive, multicultural and LGBTQIA+ affirming practice and we welcome all of who you are. We are accepting new clients!
Are you grappling with intense emotions, navigating life transitions, or seeking a space for open conversation and self-discovery? Do you experience anxiety, tension, or overwhelm, or wonder why you feel irritable, tearful, or unable to enjoy your usual activities? In times of stress, people often withdraw or adopt other unhealthy habits, only to find it makes the situation worse. Our therapists can support you in overcoming these challenges. We are an inclusive, multicultural and LGBTQIA+ affirming practice and we welcome all of who you are. We are accepting new clients!
(202) 978-1413 View (202) 978-1413
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Jessa Doeppner Llewellyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Before launching her private practice full time, Jessa worked in a LGBTQ+ health clinic, providing gender affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
Jessa Llewellyn specializes in body-centered care for trauma recovery and wellness. Jessa treats adults who are struggling with posttraumatic stress responses, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and self-doubt. Jessa provides in-person individual psychotherapy sessions in her DC office located in northwest DC. Jessa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in DC, MD, and VA and can provide telehealth sessions for residents of the DMV.
Before launching her private practice full time, Jessa worked in a LGBTQ+ health clinic, providing gender affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
Jessa Llewellyn specializes in body-centered care for trauma recovery and wellness. Jessa treats adults who are struggling with posttraumatic stress responses, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and self-doubt. Jessa provides in-person individual psychotherapy sessions in her DC office located in northwest DC. Jessa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in DC, MD, and VA and can provide telehealth sessions for residents of the DMV.
(833) 315-5631 View (833) 315-5631
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Drew Joseph - Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I provide a confidential setting where straight & gay couples can address matters of the heart. I help you figure out what's wrong and consider what to do about it. The length of therapy varies from one-time consultations to long-term treatment, depending on your problem, interest, and resources. I work well with couples who fear they may not be able to go on together. I also enjoy working with recovering alcoholics and addicts, supporting their integration of therapy with the wisdom and fellowship of the Twelve Steps.
I provide a confidential setting where straight & gay couples can address matters of the heart. I help you figure out what's wrong and consider what to do about it. The length of therapy varies from one-time consultations to long-term treatment, depending on your problem, interest, and resources. I work well with couples who fear they may not be able to go on together. I also enjoy working with recovering alcoholics and addicts, supporting their integration of therapy with the wisdom and fellowship of the Twelve Steps.
(202) 559-4837 View (202) 559-4837
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Meaghon Omobude
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
As a Black, Queer therapist I am passionate about working with people of diverse backgrounds, specifically individuals who identify as BIPOC, Queer, and/or neurodivergent in the D.C area. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lived experiences and that my role is to empower you through cultivating a space of healing. I help clients navigate challenges associated with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. As well as working with concerns related to ADHD, Autism, and gender and/or sexual identity.
As a Black, Queer therapist I am passionate about working with people of diverse backgrounds, specifically individuals who identify as BIPOC, Queer, and/or neurodivergent in the D.C area. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lived experiences and that my role is to empower you through cultivating a space of healing. I help clients navigate challenges associated with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. As well as working with concerns related to ADHD, Autism, and gender and/or sexual identity.
(855) 626-1711 View (855) 626-1711
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Kara Gruszewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
My practice is a safe space to process topics related to identity, including racial and ethnic identities, gender identity, and concerns unique to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Some reasons you might seek therapy with me include the following: if you are struggling with anxiety or depression; if you lack motivation or feel overwhelmed by stress; if you are having trouble in your romantic or social relationships; if you are grieving the loss of a loved one; if you are navigating challenging workplace relationships; or if you are having strong emotional responses you don't understand.
My practice is a safe space to process topics related to identity, including racial and ethnic identities, gender identity, and concerns unique to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Some reasons you might seek therapy with me include the following: if you are struggling with anxiety or depression; if you lack motivation or feel overwhelmed by stress; if you are having trouble in your romantic or social relationships; if you are grieving the loss of a loved one; if you are navigating challenging workplace relationships; or if you are having strong emotional responses you don't understand.
(202) 804-9938 View (202) 804-9938
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Mary Hope Blase
MS, APRN, CNS
Not Verified Not Verified
Washington, DC 20037
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.
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 View (202) 759-3991