LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Washington, DC

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Charles Harney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Are you feeling stuck in life, unable to move forward and grow? Life can sometimes feel out of control, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, loneliness, isolation, and boredom. These emotions can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as drug or alcohol abuse, excessive spending, or other destructive behaviors. My approach focuses on helping clients regain control and develop healthy coping skills. I work with young adults, adults and couples, specializing in LGBTQ issues, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, trauma, and mood disorders.
Are you feeling stuck in life, unable to move forward and grow? Life can sometimes feel out of control, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, loneliness, isolation, and boredom. These emotions can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as drug or alcohol abuse, excessive spending, or other destructive behaviors. My approach focuses on helping clients regain control and develop healthy coping skills. I work with young adults, adults and couples, specializing in LGBTQ issues, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, trauma, and mood disorders.
(202) 831-3804 View (202) 831-3804
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Jay Sternberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay/lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay/lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
(202) 601-4571 View (202) 601-4571
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Jeffrey Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW, SUPV
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20019
I work with clients of all backgrounds with an intentional focus on men and women of color, those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and specifically black men; I utilize traditional counseling methods, coaching models as well as spiritual practice tools to support clients in gaining clarity, developing new insights and awareness and to hold themselves accountable.
I specialize in supporting clients in navigating transition and change while developing coping strategies for managing anxiety, stress triggers, new health diagnosis, interpersonal conflict, and relationship management.
I work with clients of all backgrounds with an intentional focus on men and women of color, those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and specifically black men; I utilize traditional counseling methods, coaching models as well as spiritual practice tools to support clients in gaining clarity, developing new insights and awareness and to hold themselves accountable.
I specialize in supporting clients in navigating transition and change while developing coping strategies for managing anxiety, stress triggers, new health diagnosis, interpersonal conflict, and relationship management.
(877) 817-1421 View (877) 817-1421
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Infinite Zen Holistic Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ABS, LICSW, LCSW, CCATP, CST
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Areas of Specialty: Ethically non-monogamous relationships, poly breakups, coming out LGBTQ/KINK, BDSM ,LS polyamorous, and multicultural relationships, intimacy and sexuality, sacred sexuality, anxiety, work-related stress, grief, and loss.
Are you experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, issues with intimacy, and sexual desire? I am a sex-positive, non-monogamous, BDSM/KINK, LGBTQIA+ affirming relationship therapist. Let's work together! Perhaps you lack self-compassion, you are self-conscious, or maybe you're unsure about the future of your relationship. An important aspect of therapy is examining our inner world, relationships, thoughts and feelings in a safe non-judgmental space. Using an integrative approach, I aim to create a positive therapeutic relationship that promotes healing with compassionate self-exploration. Contact me today!
Areas of Specialty: Ethically non-monogamous relationships, poly breakups, coming out LGBTQ/KINK, BDSM ,LS polyamorous, and multicultural relationships, intimacy and sexuality, sacred sexuality, anxiety, work-related stress, grief, and loss.
Are you experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, issues with intimacy, and sexual desire? I am a sex-positive, non-monogamous, BDSM/KINK, LGBTQIA+ affirming relationship therapist. Let's work together! Perhaps you lack self-compassion, you are self-conscious, or maybe you're unsure about the future of your relationship. An important aspect of therapy is examining our inner world, relationships, thoughts and feelings in a safe non-judgmental space. Using an integrative approach, I aim to create a positive therapeutic relationship that promotes healing with compassionate self-exploration. Contact me today!
(202) 816-6098 View (202) 816-6098
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Mia Newell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007
I have a background in supporting survivors of abuse, LGBTQ folks, polyamorous and traditional couples, as well as first responders.
Sometimes the world can feel impossibly heavy, and it is exhausting to cope with underlying challenges like chronic stressors, depression, anxiety, or trauma. Having a space to fully vent your worries and frustrations without fear or guilt is so important for mental health, but often so difficult to find. I approach my clients with warmth and without judgment. I work to cultivate a collaborative connection with clients, while empowering them to make sustainable, long-term changes, beyond our time together.
I have a background in supporting survivors of abuse, LGBTQ folks, polyamorous and traditional couples, as well as first responders.
Sometimes the world can feel impossibly heavy, and it is exhausting to cope with underlying challenges like chronic stressors, depression, anxiety, or trauma. Having a space to fully vent your worries and frustrations without fear or guilt is so important for mental health, but often so difficult to find. I approach my clients with warmth and without judgment. I work to cultivate a collaborative connection with clients, while empowering them to make sustainable, long-term changes, beyond our time together.
(202) 980-2626 View (202) 980-2626
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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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Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I have two decades of experience working with people affected by trauma and assault, childhood abuse, PTSD, loss and grief, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. I enjoy working with adults of all ages who are in life transitions or who may feel stuck as they try to move forward professionally or in their personal relationships. My clients are a rich mix of all races, cultures, ages, genders/sexual identities and religions. I am personally aware of the multicultural social and relational issues that many face. In the end, what we all want is to find happiness in our lives.
I have two decades of experience working with people affected by trauma and assault, childhood abuse, PTSD, loss and grief, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. I enjoy working with adults of all ages who are in life transitions or who may feel stuck as they try to move forward professionally or in their personal relationships. My clients are a rich mix of all races, cultures, ages, genders/sexual identities and religions. I am personally aware of the multicultural social and relational issues that many face. In the end, what we all want is to find happiness in our lives.
(202) 915-7827 View (202) 915-7827
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Mary C Quigley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My specialties include grief counseling, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and couples conflict. I have over 30 years of experience working with young adults in university settings and with individuals and couples in private practice. I have been the head clinician in an eating disorder and mood disorder clinic at a major university. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are struggling with low self worth and self loathing. I also have an expertise in working with gay couples.
I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My specialties include grief counseling, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and couples conflict. I have over 30 years of experience working with young adults in university settings and with individuals and couples in private practice. I have been the head clinician in an eating disorder and mood disorder clinic at a major university. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are struggling with low self worth and self loathing. I also have an expertise in working with gay couples.
(202) 417-2746 View (202) 417-2746
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Dwayne Phillips-McNamee
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
Dwayne Phillips-McNamee is a Licensed Social Worker who works to provide a culturally sensitive, inclusive, equitable internal and external space for all clients regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, or any other factor. Dwayne works with adult individuals surrounding a variety of issues, including issues related to race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and relationships. He is particularly interested in working with black adults, those in and around the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating issues related to building and maintaining relationships.
Dwayne Phillips-McNamee is a Licensed Social Worker who works to provide a culturally sensitive, inclusive, equitable internal and external space for all clients regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, or any other factor. Dwayne works with adult individuals surrounding a variety of issues, including issues related to race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and relationships. He is particularly interested in working with black adults, those in and around the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating issues related to building and maintaining relationships.
(833) 658-9654 View (833) 658-9654
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Alex Swales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I am a queer, curious, affirming, person-centered, HAES-aligned, trauma-informed clinician.
Life can be messy, chaotic, and complicated; therapy reminds me of spring cleaning. Similar to spring cleaning, therapy can be slow, overwhelming, & messy. Throughout the therapeutic process, it is my goal to support clients to embrace all the parts of them in healing from trauma. Together, we will work to unpack and find meaning, connection, understanding, and even humor. I work with individuals that have experienced sexual trauma, relational trauma, eating disorders, and struggle with the impacts of trauma. I deeply enjoy working with individuals that want to deepen their connection to self and community.
I am a queer, curious, affirming, person-centered, HAES-aligned, trauma-informed clinician.
Life can be messy, chaotic, and complicated; therapy reminds me of spring cleaning. Similar to spring cleaning, therapy can be slow, overwhelming, & messy. Throughout the therapeutic process, it is my goal to support clients to embrace all the parts of them in healing from trauma. Together, we will work to unpack and find meaning, connection, understanding, and even humor. I work with individuals that have experienced sexual trauma, relational trauma, eating disorders, and struggle with the impacts of trauma. I deeply enjoy working with individuals that want to deepen their connection to self and community.
(855) 922-4373 View (855) 922-4373
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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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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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Rachel B Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
I have specialized advanced training in couples and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical expertise in chronic medical health, LGBTQ, and college mental health.
Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington DC. I provide confidential individual, group and couples therapy to adult and adolescent clients. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and welcome individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In my practice, I work as a generalist and treat individuals and couples on a wide variety of presenting issues and concerns, including relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, life and role transitions, and grief/loss.
I have specialized advanced training in couples and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical expertise in chronic medical health, LGBTQ, and college mental health.
Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington DC. I provide confidential individual, group and couples therapy to adult and adolescent clients. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and welcome individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In my practice, I work as a generalist and treat individuals and couples on a wide variety of presenting issues and concerns, including relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, life and role transitions, and grief/loss.
(202) 759-3118 View (202) 759-3118
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Jocelyn V Vara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I have worked with people who identify as trans and non-binary, as well as people who identify as queer, pansexual and LGB.
Are you standing at a crossroads tempted to turn around because you're not sure how to take your next step? Do the "what if" scenarios that cycle through your mind make it difficult for you to make decisions and fall asleep at night? Do you feel stuck daydreaming of the life you want certain that it will only ever be a place you imagine? Does all of this make it hard to get out of bed some days, full of dread when you finally do, and likely to isolate from those you love?
I have worked with people who identify as trans and non-binary, as well as people who identify as queer, pansexual and LGB.
Are you standing at a crossroads tempted to turn around because you're not sure how to take your next step? Do the "what if" scenarios that cycle through your mind make it difficult for you to make decisions and fall asleep at night? Do you feel stuck daydreaming of the life you want certain that it will only ever be a place you imagine? Does all of this make it hard to get out of bed some days, full of dread when you finally do, and likely to isolate from those you love?
(202) 946-5059 View (202) 946-5059
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Lindsay A. Perrin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I specialize in addressing depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, identity development, and working with the LGBT community as an affirming therapist.
I take an eclectic approach to therapy and integrate many treatment modalities, including behavioral, cognitive, dialectic, and relational. In this way, I incorporate many different tools and techniques into a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so that they can talk openly about their concerns without fear of stigma or criticism. Please see my website www.DrLindsayPerrin.com for additional information.
I specialize in addressing depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, identity development, and working with the LGBT community as an affirming therapist.
I take an eclectic approach to therapy and integrate many treatment modalities, including behavioral, cognitive, dialectic, and relational. In this way, I incorporate many different tools and techniques into a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so that they can talk openly about their concerns without fear of stigma or criticism. Please see my website www.DrLindsayPerrin.com for additional information.
(202) 796-5808 View (202) 796-5808
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Katherine Hurley
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Hurley’s specialties include anxiety, depression, identity, LGBTQ+ community clientele, neurodiversity, trauma, and career counseling.
Dr. Hurley (she/her) believes that you come to therapy with everything you need to heal and move toward the life you want to lead. She believes that exploring identity, including your intersectional ones, your family of origin and relationships, and the systems around you can be a powerful path to knowing yourself and creating a life that tells the story of everything you hope to say. Through exploration, empowerment, and empathy, therapy can help you toward identifying and integrating the parts of your story that make you who you are. Together, we’ll explore your narratives, your goals and tools to get you where you want to be.
Hurley’s specialties include anxiety, depression, identity, LGBTQ+ community clientele, neurodiversity, trauma, and career counseling.
Dr. Hurley (she/her) believes that you come to therapy with everything you need to heal and move toward the life you want to lead. She believes that exploring identity, including your intersectional ones, your family of origin and relationships, and the systems around you can be a powerful path to knowing yourself and creating a life that tells the story of everything you hope to say. Through exploration, empowerment, and empathy, therapy can help you toward identifying and integrating the parts of your story that make you who you are. Together, we’ll explore your narratives, your goals and tools to get you where you want to be.
(202) 759-3121 View (202) 759-3121
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Freedom's Flow Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I work with partnerships that are monogamous, polyamorous and LGBTQIA+ I'm here for you as you navigate your invaluable journey towards Emotional Freedom and unleash your gifts.
New you, new flow! Have you been able to process how your nervous system is adjusting to life's stressors? 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. I work with clients who are BI&POC-Black Indigenous and People of Color. I enjoy empowering clients as they explore how their nervous system is responding to past and current experiences. Your relationships, career and dreams are evolving and when you win, I win!
I work with partnerships that are monogamous, polyamorous and LGBTQIA+ I'm here for you as you navigate your invaluable journey towards Emotional Freedom and unleash your gifts.
New you, new flow! Have you been able to process how your nervous system is adjusting to life's stressors? 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. I work with clients who are BI&POC-Black Indigenous and People of Color. I enjoy empowering clients as they explore how their nervous system is responding to past and current experiences. Your relationships, career and dreams are evolving and when you win, I win!
(202) 866-2115 View (202) 866-2115
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Athena Gavaris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
My expertise is in working with young adults, couples, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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.
My expertise is in working with young adults, couples, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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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Tyler A. Pietz
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Welcome to my practice. I offer counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and groups in Washington, DC as a licensed Psychology Associate. In my practice I work as a generalist and have experience with a wide range of concerns and issues including the stress of daily life, relationships, depression, anxiety, life adjustments, and addiction concerns. I work with adults from all backgrounds including college students, young professionals, and LGBTQ identifying individuals.
Welcome to my practice. I offer counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and groups in Washington, DC as a licensed Psychology Associate. In my practice I work as a generalist and have experience with a wide range of concerns and issues including the stress of daily life, relationships, depression, anxiety, life adjustments, and addiction concerns. I work with adults from all backgrounds including college students, young professionals, and LGBTQ identifying individuals.
(202) 915-3892 View (202) 915-3892
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Netelege Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20004  (Online Only)
As a Clinical Social Worker, i have experience in working with individuals who struggle with depression (Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm Urges), Anxiety, Anger, Adverse childhood events, parenting of adolescents, parenting of youth with mental health diagnosis, trauma related disorders, life transitions, school stressors, work stressors, race related issues and LGBTQIA+ related issues.
As a Clinical Social Worker, i have experience in working with individuals who struggle with depression (Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm Urges), Anxiety, Anger, Adverse childhood events, parenting of adolescents, parenting of youth with mental health diagnosis, trauma related disorders, life transitions, school stressors, work stressors, race related issues and LGBTQIA+ related issues.
(202) 980-1358 View (202) 980-1358