LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Washington, DC

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Kate L Stewart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Waitlist for new clients
I value working with individuals from many different backgrounds, including folx from queer and trans communities, POC, and both college students and working adults. I’m a strong advocate for gender affirming health care. A significant focus of my work involves helping my clients to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
I value working with individuals from many different backgrounds, including folx from queer and trans communities, POC, and both college students and working adults. I’m a strong advocate for gender affirming health care. A significant focus of my work involves helping my clients to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
(202) 933-5634 View (202) 933-5634
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Achieving Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20017
Therapists within this practice are active participants within the LGBTQ community who specialize in an array of mental wellness needs from the LGBTQ perspective.
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
Therapists within this practice are active participants within the LGBTQ community who specialize in an array of mental wellness needs from the LGBTQ perspective.
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
(301) 691-3874 View (301) 691-3874
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Alexzandra Earley
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005
I am passionate about my work with the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities, as well as, women and college students.
Have you been looking for a BIPOC therapist who prioritizes knowing and respecting all parts of your identity? Are you wanting a therapist who has been in your seat and knows what navigating ‘adulting’ feels like firsthand? I know that your 20's and 30's can feel especially tough while facing various changes: relationship shifts, relocating, career moves, and other intimidating life obligations. I am here to help you navigate these changes through a holistic lens.
I am passionate about my work with the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities, as well as, women and college students.
Have you been looking for a BIPOC therapist who prioritizes knowing and respecting all parts of your identity? Are you wanting a therapist who has been in your seat and knows what navigating ‘adulting’ feels like firsthand? I know that your 20's and 30's can feel especially tough while facing various changes: relationship shifts, relocating, career moves, and other intimidating life obligations. I am here to help you navigate these changes through a holistic lens.
(202) 978-4774 View (202) 978-4774
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Xanthia Bianca Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
My clinical areas of specialization and interest include but are not limited to: Women & Women of Color Issues, Urban Play Therapy, Expressive Arts, Sandtray Therapy, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ+ Folk, TF-CBT, Broad Spectrum Couples & Family Work.
Everyone deserves a chance to become their best selves. During defining transitions, I provide a safe place for you to be who you are. Whether you are 2 years old or 85 years young, you will enjoy a transformative experience. I know DC Metro folk and am experienced in the nuanced issues they face. If you are in a proactive self-seeking stanz, I can help you discover the panacea for which your heart has always desired. Thank you for considering me to be apart of your journey. I look forward to meeting you.
My clinical areas of specialization and interest include but are not limited to: Women & Women of Color Issues, Urban Play Therapy, Expressive Arts, Sandtray Therapy, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ+ Folk, TF-CBT, Broad Spectrum Couples & Family Work.
Everyone deserves a chance to become their best selves. During defining transitions, I provide a safe place for you to be who you are. Whether you are 2 years old or 85 years young, you will enjoy a transformative experience. I know DC Metro folk and am experienced in the nuanced issues they face. If you are in a proactive self-seeking stanz, I can help you discover the panacea for which your heart has always desired. Thank you for considering me to be apart of your journey. I look forward to meeting you.
(240) 949-4168 View (240) 949-4168
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Mix Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I am non-binary and work mostly with people who identify under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
Have you been questioning your gender identity or sexuality? Or struggling with anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationships, or grief? Have you experienced trauma? Are you on a journey into figuring out neurodivergence? Are you not quite sure what’s wrong? I’m here to work with you. My approach to therapy is eclectic and based on you and your goals. I will work with you as a teammate to identify the things that could be holding you back from the life you want to be living. Together we will identify which direction you want to go and how to get there.
I am non-binary and work mostly with people who identify under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
Have you been questioning your gender identity or sexuality? Or struggling with anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationships, or grief? Have you experienced trauma? Are you on a journey into figuring out neurodivergence? Are you not quite sure what’s wrong? I’m here to work with you. My approach to therapy is eclectic and based on you and your goals. I will work with you as a teammate to identify the things that could be holding you back from the life you want to be living. Together we will identify which direction you want to go and how to get there.
(202) 403-2263 View (202) 403-2263
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Kevin Waldorf-Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
My practice focuses on the LGBTQIA+ community.
My style is compassionate and supportive. I specialize in working with clients to enhance psychological growth, build satisfaction, and build community in their lives. I have over 15 years of experience facilitating change and self-integration. Clients often report feeling more alive, willing to take more risks, and feeling secure in their relationships with others following their therapy journey.
My practice focuses on the LGBTQIA+ community.
My style is compassionate and supportive. I specialize in working with clients to enhance psychological growth, build satisfaction, and build community in their lives. I have over 15 years of experience facilitating change and self-integration. Clients often report feeling more alive, willing to take more risks, and feeling secure in their relationships with others following their therapy journey.
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Joan Bellsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, CAC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Uncertainty about Your Career Path, LGBTQ, Relationship Ambivalence,Parenting, Wondering If you are Gay? Coaching.
You've always thought of yourself as confident and determined in your life's purpose, but now you are feeling overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety and thoughts or failure and loss. You may be thinking things are just too difficult to handle alone. If life is throwing you a challenge make the call. I can help. " Let Thoughts Come and Go. Just don't Serve them Tea."
Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Uncertainty about Your Career Path, LGBTQ, Relationship Ambivalence,Parenting, Wondering If you are Gay? Coaching.
You've always thought of yourself as confident and determined in your life's purpose, but now you are feeling overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety and thoughts or failure and loss. You may be thinking things are just too difficult to handle alone. If life is throwing you a challenge make the call. I can help. " Let Thoughts Come and Go. Just don't Serve them Tea."
(202) 999-3862 View (202) 999-3862
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Lyssa Barth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
It takes courage, strength, and commitment to find and connect with a therapist, which is why I value and respect the time I spend with each and every client. I make sure that treatment is tailored to your needs and that you feel heard. My passion for therapy, in combination with my education and training, keeps me rooted in up-to-date, evidence-based practices, ensuring that I am able to provide the best possible services to our clients. At Barth Therapy, I specialize in providing services for LGBTQ+ persons, with an emphasis on transgender people of color.
It takes courage, strength, and commitment to find and connect with a therapist, which is why I value and respect the time I spend with each and every client. I make sure that treatment is tailored to your needs and that you feel heard. My passion for therapy, in combination with my education and training, keeps me rooted in up-to-date, evidence-based practices, ensuring that I am able to provide the best possible services to our clients. At Barth Therapy, I specialize in providing services for LGBTQ+ persons, with an emphasis on transgender people of color.
(202) 930-9659 View (202) 930-9659
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Margo Beth Rowles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Special interests of mine include working with members of the LGBTQ community, dealing with the particular issues that arise from managing aging parents and developing children, as well as the depression and anxiety that come from job choices and changes.
Having been a clinical psychotherapist in DC for over thirty years, I am adept at helping adults with practical solutions to current troubling situations. With a nod to exploring your past life experiences and history, we together can identify patterns which are leading you to make personal and professional choices which may not be serving your best interests. I assist people with improving their personal and professional relationships, while managing a wide range of emotions in a relaxed and collaborative environment.
Special interests of mine include working with members of the LGBTQ community, dealing with the particular issues that arise from managing aging parents and developing children, as well as the depression and anxiety that come from job choices and changes.
Having been a clinical psychotherapist in DC for over thirty years, I am adept at helping adults with practical solutions to current troubling situations. With a nod to exploring your past life experiences and history, we together can identify patterns which are leading you to make personal and professional choices which may not be serving your best interests. I assist people with improving their personal and professional relationships, while managing a wide range of emotions in a relaxed and collaborative environment.
(202) 751-3715 View (202) 751-3715
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Jaime M Grant
PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
I have 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and polycules. My book, Great Sex: Mapping Your Desire, is based on a sexual liberation workshop I've offered on campuses and at LGBTQ+ rights conferences in the US and around the world. My clients are usually in therapy but need specialized work on gender, sexuality, identity, and intimacy. Most of us believe there is something 'wrong' with our sexuality -- what we want/don't want, how we connect or fail to connect, what we know or don't know about our desire. In our work together, we discover the power of our sex his/her/theystories and plot a path to pleasure.
I have 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and polycules. My book, Great Sex: Mapping Your Desire, is based on a sexual liberation workshop I've offered on campuses and at LGBTQ+ rights conferences in the US and around the world. My clients are usually in therapy but need specialized work on gender, sexuality, identity, and intimacy. Most of us believe there is something 'wrong' with our sexuality -- what we want/don't want, how we connect or fail to connect, what we know or don't know about our desire. In our work together, we discover the power of our sex his/her/theystories and plot a path to pleasure.
(202) 952-2093 View (202) 952-2093
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Jamy Drapeza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20045  (Online Only)
Jamy Drapeza, LICSW (they/she/siya) operates with a background in community based justice, restorative circle keeping, and people-led social change work. They are passionate about supporting people from all walks of life navigate through life transitions, identity exploration, and building towards their next best selves. Jamy specializes in adjusting to life changes, LGBTQ+ issues, transgender care issues, anxiety, and trauma healing.
Jamy Drapeza, LICSW (they/she/siya) operates with a background in community based justice, restorative circle keeping, and people-led social change work. They are passionate about supporting people from all walks of life navigate through life transitions, identity exploration, and building towards their next best selves. Jamy specializes in adjusting to life changes, LGBTQ+ issues, transgender care issues, anxiety, and trauma healing.
(202) 335-7009 View (202) 335-7009
Brian Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I am a gay psychotherapist, and enjoy and have had success working with both LGBTq and heterosexual adult clients. A warm and supportive environment allows for the gradual development of a professional relationship between client and therapist that can provide an important basis for their work together. Individuals often come into my practice dealing with feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as the impact of trauma, that affect both their ability to have a positive self-image and sense of identity, and to move ahead in their life. I support a client around reducing these blocks in their life.
I am a gay psychotherapist, and enjoy and have had success working with both LGBTq and heterosexual adult clients. A warm and supportive environment allows for the gradual development of a professional relationship between client and therapist that can provide an important basis for their work together. Individuals often come into my practice dealing with feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as the impact of trauma, that affect both their ability to have a positive self-image and sense of identity, and to move ahead in their life. I support a client around reducing these blocks in their life.
(202) 759-8326 View (202) 759-8326
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Morgan Summers-Slaughter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I love to work with clients in the process of working through identity struggles, and dynamics at play that impact a person's ability to be authentic. I'm particularly interested in working with young adults, and those in and around the LGBTQIA+ community. I work to provide an affirming, supportive space for healing and growth for all clients regardless of their age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background and practices (or lack thereof), or any other factor.
I love to work with clients in the process of working through identity struggles, and dynamics at play that impact a person's ability to be authentic. I'm particularly interested in working with young adults, and those in and around the LGBTQIA+ community. I work to provide an affirming, supportive space for healing and growth for all clients regardless of their age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background and practices (or lack thereof), or any other factor.
(240) 219-6923 View (240) 219-6923
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605 View (202) 301-4605
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Caitlin Eshelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
I am licensed in District of Columbia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I specialize in working with ENM, polyamorous and LGBTQ+ couples and individuals. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I am licensed in District of Columbia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I specialize in working with ENM, polyamorous and LGBTQ+ couples and individuals. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(866) 805-8678 View (866) 805-8678
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Sharon Kenthack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex issues.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy with a high success rate in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, and many other problems. Together, I will help you identify what thoughts and behaviors have been unhelpful, preventing you from living the life you desire. You will learn strategies and techniques in session to apply in your daily life for effective change. We will work as a collaborative partnership, progressing at a pace most comfortable for you.
I have extensive experience working with LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex issues.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy with a high success rate in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, and many other problems. Together, I will help you identify what thoughts and behaviors have been unhelpful, preventing you from living the life you desire. You will learn strategies and techniques in session to apply in your daily life for effective change. We will work as a collaborative partnership, progressing at a pace most comfortable for you.
(301) 603-3105 View (301) 603-3105
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LGBTQ Counseling
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Need help coming out? If you need an LGBTQ counselor or psychotherapist who truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences, we can help. LGBTQ Counseling is a highly experienced group of lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse LGBTQ+ community. We understand the stress of navigating and choosing the right psychotherapy and counseling techniques. Working together, we will develop a care plan for you to help you achieve your personal goals and become the most authentic version of yourself.
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Need help coming out? If you need an LGBTQ counselor or psychotherapist who truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences, we can help. LGBTQ Counseling is a highly experienced group of lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse LGBTQ+ community. We understand the stress of navigating and choosing the right psychotherapy and counseling techniques. Working together, we will develop a care plan for you to help you achieve your personal goals and become the most authentic version of yourself.
(202) 319-8541 View (202) 319-8541
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Dr. Shelley L Marfori
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a trauma survivor, and someone with a chronic pain disorder; I approach the work that I do from a place of empathy and personal understanding. I have an intense passion for understanding personal identity and the way race, culture, class, and sexuality come together to form what we believe about ourselves and what we feel we can accomplish in our lives. Anxiety and trauma can live in our bodies - together we will create a relationship that fosters dynamic and lasting growth, tapping into undiscovered reserves of resiliency that will help navigate the past and prepare for a more hopeful future.
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a trauma survivor, and someone with a chronic pain disorder; I approach the work that I do from a place of empathy and personal understanding. I have an intense passion for understanding personal identity and the way race, culture, class, and sexuality come together to form what we believe about ourselves and what we feel we can accomplish in our lives. Anxiety and trauma can live in our bodies - together we will create a relationship that fosters dynamic and lasting growth, tapping into undiscovered reserves of resiliency that will help navigate the past and prepare for a more hopeful future.
(202) 919-6929 x779 View (202) 919-6929 x779
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Alicia Sellitti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming, and welcomes all gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultures.
My approach to therapy is that “no one size fits all,” and to meet you where you are at in a non-judgmental space. I work with adults in individual, group, and couples therapy, with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and other mental health issues detrimental to a fulfilling life. All of my client relationships begin with an opportunity for you to talk and to have someone listen. Whether you are a young professional or recent graduate, or undergoing a transition that finds you stuck at a crossroad, I have the experience to support you as you take the next step.
My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming, and welcomes all gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultures.
My approach to therapy is that “no one size fits all,” and to meet you where you are at in a non-judgmental space. I work with adults in individual, group, and couples therapy, with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and other mental health issues detrimental to a fulfilling life. All of my client relationships begin with an opportunity for you to talk and to have someone listen. Whether you are a young professional or recent graduate, or undergoing a transition that finds you stuck at a crossroad, I have the experience to support you as you take the next step.
(202) 507-9872 View (202) 507-9872
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RS Davis Health & Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20020  (Online Only)
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step on your healing journey! My name is Sonjiah Davis, most people call me Adwoa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. My favorite populations to work with are individuals in the LGBTQ+ communities, individuals from immigrant families especially from Africa and the Caribbean, young adults trying to navigate the world of aduIting, women who have survived abusive relationships working to reclaim their lives, and individuals with religious trauma. I look forward to assisting you on your journey to be the best person you envision yourself to be.
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step on your healing journey! My name is Sonjiah Davis, most people call me Adwoa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. My favorite populations to work with are individuals in the LGBTQ+ communities, individuals from immigrant families especially from Africa and the Caribbean, young adults trying to navigate the world of aduIting, women who have survived abusive relationships working to reclaim their lives, and individuals with religious trauma. I look forward to assisting you on your journey to be the best person you envision yourself to be.
(202) 946-8232 View (202) 946-8232