Male Therapists in Washington, DC

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Ean Lischin-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, holistic and individualized, meeting you where you are. I am passionate about the process of therapy and will help you to develop insight, identify and reach your goals and enhance wellness. I specialize in treating couples and individuals coping with mental health and relationship concerns. My aim is to engage in collaboration to illuminate, foster insight and clarify what is within as well as the path ahead.
My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, holistic and individualized, meeting you where you are. I am passionate about the process of therapy and will help you to develop insight, identify and reach your goals and enhance wellness. I specialize in treating couples and individuals coping with mental health and relationship concerns. My aim is to engage in collaboration to illuminate, foster insight and clarify what is within as well as the path ahead.
(202) 960-4579 View (202) 960-4579
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David Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Are you anxious, feeling stuck, or not sleeping? Does it seem harder for you to navigate life stressors than it does for other people? If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Depression, anxiety, and insomnia are common reasons people seek help. Whether you’re dealing with one or a combination of these issues, it might be hard to fully engage with the world, resulting in missed opportunities or an inability to experience the meaningful life you deserve. We all experience anxiety and depression, or have trouble sleeping at times, but if any of these have become obstacles for you, let’s work together to change that.
Are you anxious, feeling stuck, or not sleeping? Does it seem harder for you to navigate life stressors than it does for other people? If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Depression, anxiety, and insomnia are common reasons people seek help. Whether you’re dealing with one or a combination of these issues, it might be hard to fully engage with the world, resulting in missed opportunities or an inability to experience the meaningful life you deserve. We all experience anxiety and depression, or have trouble sleeping at times, but if any of these have become obstacles for you, let’s work together to change that.
(202) 539-6930 View (202) 539-6930
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Zachariah Stutman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Grounded in the alliance between the patient and clinician, psychotherapy provides a forum to communicate, organize, and manage thoughts and feelings. Treatment focuses on the expression and examination of emotion, exploration of avoidances, and identification of recurring themes and patterns. In addition to the cathartic impact, psychotherapy engenders flexibility of thought, tolerance, and opportunities to make more informed choices. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy for a variety of concerns, including: • Depression • Anxiety • Trauma • Relational difficulties and interpersonal conflict • Life transitions • Loss and grief • Stress management.
Grounded in the alliance between the patient and clinician, psychotherapy provides a forum to communicate, organize, and manage thoughts and feelings. Treatment focuses on the expression and examination of emotion, exploration of avoidances, and identification of recurring themes and patterns. In addition to the cathartic impact, psychotherapy engenders flexibility of thought, tolerance, and opportunities to make more informed choices. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy for a variety of concerns, including: • Depression • Anxiety • Trauma • Relational difficulties and interpersonal conflict • Life transitions • Loss and grief • Stress management.
(202) 999-3194 View (202) 999-3194
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Ryan Robinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
(202) 836-6839 View (202) 836-6839
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Tyler Strusowski
Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Waitlist for new clients
Clients usually approach me because they are overwhelmed by anxiety or stress, or because they are experiencing challenges that are affecting their emotional wellbeing, relationships, career, or sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. During sessions with me I will provide you with practical tools to assist with managing your anxiety and stress, while providing support towards changing habits, behaviors, or relationships that no longer serve you. My approach will normalize your experience and allow you to regain a sense of control thus helping you decide how to redefine who you are.
Clients usually approach me because they are overwhelmed by anxiety or stress, or because they are experiencing challenges that are affecting their emotional wellbeing, relationships, career, or sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. During sessions with me I will provide you with practical tools to assist with managing your anxiety and stress, while providing support towards changing habits, behaviors, or relationships that no longer serve you. My approach will normalize your experience and allow you to regain a sense of control thus helping you decide how to redefine who you are.
(202) 234-7738 x160 View (202) 234-7738 x160
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Jason Nicholsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
(202) 568-8621 View (202) 568-8621
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Tim Pineau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
As a licensed psychologist, I provide individual therapy to adolescent and adult clients looking to better understand themselves and their relationships. People often seek therapy to address symptoms or problems that they want to change, but ironically, this felt need for things to be different can often create more stress. I believe people are more than their problems, and so my aim is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore the connections between your past experience, relational patterns, and current behaviors to help you a achieve a meaningful sense of self-awareness, thereby giving you more freedom and choice.
As a licensed psychologist, I provide individual therapy to adolescent and adult clients looking to better understand themselves and their relationships. People often seek therapy to address symptoms or problems that they want to change, but ironically, this felt need for things to be different can often create more stress. I believe people are more than their problems, and so my aim is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore the connections between your past experience, relational patterns, and current behaviors to help you a achieve a meaningful sense of self-awareness, thereby giving you more freedom and choice.
(202) 858-0656 View (202) 858-0656
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Louis Laws
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) currently practicing within the District of Columbia. Children, teens, and young adults are the foundation for our future society. This population and their families are the bulk of the services that I provide. My therapeutic sessions focus on relieving stress by simply solving problems. My approach is to be honest, direct, while creating an environment for openness and collaborating with clients on their goals. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the theoretical approach of preference. I believe that everyone can change, and that your journey should not be compared to anyone else.
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) currently practicing within the District of Columbia. Children, teens, and young adults are the foundation for our future society. This population and their families are the bulk of the services that I provide. My therapeutic sessions focus on relieving stress by simply solving problems. My approach is to be honest, direct, while creating an environment for openness and collaborating with clients on their goals. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the theoretical approach of preference. I believe that everyone can change, and that your journey should not be compared to anyone else.
(202) 839-9351 View (202) 839-9351
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Dr. Jason Wang
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Currently accepting new clients! Entering a new phase of your career? Feeling stuck at work or at home? About to make a big change in your life? Feeling overwhelmed in our current political environment (e.g. experiencing "election stress disorder")? Our personal lives and careers are full of inflection points, where choices we make and events that occur to us can change the course of our life in impactful ways. Inflection points are often stressful, but also provide opportunities to examine our identities, our relationships, and how we want to live our lives. You don’t have to navigate these moments without support.
Currently accepting new clients! Entering a new phase of your career? Feeling stuck at work or at home? About to make a big change in your life? Feeling overwhelmed in our current political environment (e.g. experiencing "election stress disorder")? Our personal lives and careers are full of inflection points, where choices we make and events that occur to us can change the course of our life in impactful ways. Inflection points are often stressful, but also provide opportunities to examine our identities, our relationships, and how we want to live our lives. You don’t have to navigate these moments without support.
(202) 816-6459 View (202) 816-6459
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Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD, Sex, Therapi
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I am the owner and CEO of the Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness (CCPW). We provide individual, group, couples, family therapy, psychological testing, psychiatry, dietitians, acupuncture, personal training, massage therapy, and teaching. Our approach to care is client centered. We help to figure out your unique individual needs and tailor treatment to you. I am a clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and completing a PhD in Sexology. I specialize in working with all things sex related, LGBTQ+, social justice, mood disorders, eating concerns, body image, relationships, couples counseling, and group therapy.
I am the owner and CEO of the Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness (CCPW). We provide individual, group, couples, family therapy, psychological testing, psychiatry, dietitians, acupuncture, personal training, massage therapy, and teaching. Our approach to care is client centered. We help to figure out your unique individual needs and tailor treatment to you. I am a clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and completing a PhD in Sexology. I specialize in working with all things sex related, LGBTQ+, social justice, mood disorders, eating concerns, body image, relationships, couples counseling, and group therapy.
(202) 759-6364 View (202) 759-6364
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Elmer Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, TPSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with experience working with diverse populations. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most critical aspects of helping others with their healing process. I take a nonjudgmental approach and ensure your voice is honored, affirmed, and valued.
I am a therapist with experience working with diverse populations. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most critical aspects of helping others with their healing process. I take a nonjudgmental approach and ensure your voice is honored, affirmed, and valued.
(855) 740-3290 View (855) 740-3290
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Central Washington Psychotherapy Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
CWPA is an association of professionals which provides a broad spectrum of psychotherapy, psychiatry and mental health wellness services. Our offices are located in Northwest DC, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, Takoma Park, and in Alexandria. Regardless if you are seeking coaching or short-term counseling for a specific issue, traditional psychotherapy, medication management, therapy for your child, couples therapy or even depth psychoanalysis, we have skilled professionals who will help you meet your goals. we offer a wide variety of treatment modalities and areas of specialization. The therapists in our referral network, which are some of the best in the city, are exceptionally qualified.
CWPA is an association of professionals which provides a broad spectrum of psychotherapy, psychiatry and mental health wellness services. Our offices are located in Northwest DC, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, Takoma Park, and in Alexandria. Regardless if you are seeking coaching or short-term counseling for a specific issue, traditional psychotherapy, medication management, therapy for your child, couples therapy or even depth psychoanalysis, we have skilled professionals who will help you meet your goals. we offer a wide variety of treatment modalities and areas of specialization. The therapists in our referral network, which are some of the best in the city, are exceptionally qualified.
(202) 601-3726 View (202) 601-3726
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Dr. Larry Crenshaw
EdD, MBA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
EVOKE101 with Dr. Larry Crenshaw is a one-stop Life Coaching and Health and Wellness practice. EVOKE101 assists clients in forward goals, including Life Coaching, Fitness and Nutrition, Mental Health Wellness, and Marriage and Family challenges.
EVOKE101 with Dr. Larry Crenshaw is a one-stop Life Coaching and Health and Wellness practice. EVOKE101 assists clients in forward goals, including Life Coaching, Fitness and Nutrition, Mental Health Wellness, and Marriage and Family challenges.
(202) 952-3847 View (202) 952-3847
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David Angelich
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I work on problems caused by symptoms or troubling persistent personality traits by helping clients obtain a more complete and honest picture of themselves. The increased self-knowledge and insight achieved within a supportive therapeutic relationship helps my clients make the changes they are seeking. Enhanced relationships, improved confidence, and the elimination of self-defeating behaviors are the product of the continued development and deepening of the therapeutic relationship.
I work on problems caused by symptoms or troubling persistent personality traits by helping clients obtain a more complete and honest picture of themselves. The increased self-knowledge and insight achieved within a supportive therapeutic relationship helps my clients make the changes they are seeking. Enhanced relationships, improved confidence, and the elimination of self-defeating behaviors are the product of the continued development and deepening of the therapeutic relationship.
(202) 559-1015 View (202) 559-1015
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Jeremy Ayers
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I believe you’re stronger and wiser than your current struggles might lead you to believe. It’s just that sometimes our core strength gets covered up by the stress of life and the difficulties we’ve faced. With me, therapy is about helping your best self emerge, which often takes a big dose of compassion and a much-needed break. I work with clients on a variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationships and sex, career changes, grief, trauma, and growing up in dysfunctional families. I'm also passionate about supporting LGBTQ, trans, and gender expansive clients.
I believe you’re stronger and wiser than your current struggles might lead you to believe. It’s just that sometimes our core strength gets covered up by the stress of life and the difficulties we’ve faced. With me, therapy is about helping your best self emerge, which often takes a big dose of compassion and a much-needed break. I work with clients on a variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationships and sex, career changes, grief, trauma, and growing up in dysfunctional families. I'm also passionate about supporting LGBTQ, trans, and gender expansive clients.
(202) 979-9503 View (202) 979-9503
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Be.Here.Now.LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, C-DBT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
If you find yourself feeling stuck – trapped within the labyrinth of your own thoughts, navigating through intricate emotions, or struggling to connect with those around you – I would be honored to join you on a journey toward unlocking new possibilities. Guiding you through a transformative process is a privilege I hold dear. If anxiety, trauma, depression, emotional pain, or confusion are casting shadows over the quality of your life, please don't hesitate to reach out. Let's connect and explore how, together, we can pave a path for you to rediscover the joys of life in all their vibrancy.
If you find yourself feeling stuck – trapped within the labyrinth of your own thoughts, navigating through intricate emotions, or struggling to connect with those around you – I would be honored to join you on a journey toward unlocking new possibilities. Guiding you through a transformative process is a privilege I hold dear. If anxiety, trauma, depression, emotional pain, or confusion are casting shadows over the quality of your life, please don't hesitate to reach out. Let's connect and explore how, together, we can pave a path for you to rediscover the joys of life in all their vibrancy.
(202) 949-7141 View (202) 949-7141
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Élison Silva Santos
Psychological Associate, MS, LPA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
With over 16 years of dedicated service to clients, I have had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages, including adults, adolescents, couples, and groups. Throughout my career, my primary focus has been on providing support to those struggling with a wide range of emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, suicidal ideation, and OCD.
With over 16 years of dedicated service to clients, I have had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages, including adults, adolescents, couples, and groups. Throughout my career, my primary focus has been on providing support to those struggling with a wide range of emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, suicidal ideation, and OCD.
(202) 858-1784 View (202) 858-1784
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James W Brunson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
First and foremost, my responsibility is to create an environment where you feel welcomed, safe and supported. In our sessions, you can expect that I will spend a lot of time engaging in stimulating conversation that helps me to learn who you are, how you show up in the world, and what path(s) to take in helping you achieve your goals and desirable outcomes. As your therapist, you can expect for me to be actively present with you, while encouraging and supporting you along the journey of creating the life you desire.
First and foremost, my responsibility is to create an environment where you feel welcomed, safe and supported. In our sessions, you can expect that I will spend a lot of time engaging in stimulating conversation that helps me to learn who you are, how you show up in the world, and what path(s) to take in helping you achieve your goals and desirable outcomes. As your therapist, you can expect for me to be actively present with you, while encouraging and supporting you along the journey of creating the life you desire.
(202) 919-7794 View (202) 919-7794
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Bryce W Phillips
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I realize that for an individual to take the first steps toward looking inward at various psychological conflicts may be an anxiety-provoking process in and of itself, may even be a sense of relief, or a combination of the two. Through my professional training and experience in various treatment settings, I have had the honor to work with individuals and provide them the respect, privacy, and confidentiality that I believe every human being deserves. I focus on providing a safe, trusting, and confidential environment in which one may gain insight and understanding and ultimately grow through this therapeutic relationship.
I realize that for an individual to take the first steps toward looking inward at various psychological conflicts may be an anxiety-provoking process in and of itself, may even be a sense of relief, or a combination of the two. Through my professional training and experience in various treatment settings, I have had the honor to work with individuals and provide them the respect, privacy, and confidentiality that I believe every human being deserves. I focus on providing a safe, trusting, and confidential environment in which one may gain insight and understanding and ultimately grow through this therapeutic relationship.
(202) 455-6915 View (202) 455-6915
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Cristiano Santostefano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
You're looking to untie emotional knots that complicate fulfilling relationships and developing confidence. In treatment, we'll work together to uncover core emotional issues, learning techniques that foster insight about how these issues affect you, both in the past and present. I believe these insights can support you to make meaningful changes.
You're looking to untie emotional knots that complicate fulfilling relationships and developing confidence. In treatment, we'll work together to uncover core emotional issues, learning techniques that foster insight about how these issues affect you, both in the past and present. I believe these insights can support you to make meaningful changes.
(202) 839-9827 View (202) 839-9827
Male Therapists

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.