Trauma Focused Therapists in Washington, DC

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Anne Gialanella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
If you find yourself struggling to overcome trauma, maintain healthy relationships, or cope with anxiety, I would be happy to talk with you about my approach to therapy and how we might work collaboratively to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I specialize in providing clinical services to adult survivors of trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witnesses to violence. I also help clients address issues of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and grief.
If you find yourself struggling to overcome trauma, maintain healthy relationships, or cope with anxiety, I would be happy to talk with you about my approach to therapy and how we might work collaboratively to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I specialize in providing clinical services to adult survivors of trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witnesses to violence. I also help clients address issues of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and grief.
(202) 978-4238 View (202) 978-4238
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Devyn Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20032  (Online Only)
Are you finding it overwhelming to manage the complexities of a chronic illness along with feelings of depression, anxiety, or grief? Let me help you navigate these challenges. Together, we can develop strategies to improve both your physical and mental well-being, empowering you to achieve a better quality of life.
Are you finding it overwhelming to manage the complexities of a chronic illness along with feelings of depression, anxiety, or grief? Let me help you navigate these challenges. Together, we can develop strategies to improve both your physical and mental well-being, empowering you to achieve a better quality of life.
(202) 804-0022 View (202) 804-0022
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Julissa Zambrano
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I have experience working with diverse populations who struggle with various issues (e.g., anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal relationships). I use empathy, reflective listening, and open-ended questioning to support clients in resolving their ambivalence and finding intrinsic motivation to make positive changes. I can help you manage life transitions and navigate those areas in which you need a perspective from an expert.
I have experience working with diverse populations who struggle with various issues (e.g., anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal relationships). I use empathy, reflective listening, and open-ended questioning to support clients in resolving their ambivalence and finding intrinsic motivation to make positive changes. I can help you manage life transitions and navigate those areas in which you need a perspective from an expert.
(202) 599-3931 View (202) 599-3931
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Therapeutic Links Behavioral Health Services
LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Have you ever left a therapy session still feeling empty inside and wondering what was accomplished? It might have felt good to vent…but did you feel like you were ready (or even knew how) to make specific changes in your life? My name is Easwari and I have a passion to help individuals overcome their fears/barriers and to find balance in life. I specialize in working with both young adults and adults who are dealing with low self-esteem, social anxiety, trauma, life transitions and quarter-life crisis. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to address whatever seems to hinder you from personal or professional growth.
Have you ever left a therapy session still feeling empty inside and wondering what was accomplished? It might have felt good to vent…but did you feel like you were ready (or even knew how) to make specific changes in your life? My name is Easwari and I have a passion to help individuals overcome their fears/barriers and to find balance in life. I specialize in working with both young adults and adults who are dealing with low self-esteem, social anxiety, trauma, life transitions and quarter-life crisis. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to address whatever seems to hinder you from personal or professional growth.
(202) 953-3551 View (202) 953-3551
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Sabanoh Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005
We have been intensively trained in innovative practices that are guaranteed to improve your day to day life (like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused therapy).
Are all the pieces in your life falling into place except one area and you just can't figure out why? Sabanoh Mental Health is a practice dedicated to women who need an ear, an objective voice, and a place where they can truly be themselves, in a judgement free zone. Our goal is to help women find peace and balance so they can be their best selves. Sabanoh works with clients on issues like stress, grief & loss, self-harm, and extreme hopelessness.
We have been intensively trained in innovative practices that are guaranteed to improve your day to day life (like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused therapy).
Are all the pieces in your life falling into place except one area and you just can't figure out why? Sabanoh Mental Health is a practice dedicated to women who need an ear, an objective voice, and a place where they can truly be themselves, in a judgement free zone. Our goal is to help women find peace and balance so they can be their best selves. Sabanoh works with clients on issues like stress, grief & loss, self-harm, and extreme hopelessness.
(202) 980-2562 View (202) 980-2562
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Jonathan Christophel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I use Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, CBT, and Eco-therapy based concepts in my work.
I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship.
I use Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, CBT, and Eco-therapy based concepts in my work.
I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship.
(202) 902-8779 View (202) 902-8779
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Tarah Keeley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work degree from Columbia University and I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. As a seasoned clinical social worker, with twenty-years of experience, I have experience working with individuals who experience ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, developmental disorders, substance misuse and who may have histories of trauma. I utilize a relational, humanistic approach that focuses on understanding a person in their whole environment—what has life been like that led you this moment, and what can be changed to help you move forward?
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work degree from Columbia University and I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. As a seasoned clinical social worker, with twenty-years of experience, I have experience working with individuals who experience ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, developmental disorders, substance misuse and who may have histories of trauma. I utilize a relational, humanistic approach that focuses on understanding a person in their whole environment—what has life been like that led you this moment, and what can be changed to help you move forward?
(888) 625-3657 View (888) 625-3657
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Nyasha Chikowore
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma focused interventions, and techniques relevant to your needs.
My clients range from adolescents to adults, presenting with concerns around depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, family discord, work & academic stress/conflict, gender and sexual identity, racism, and relationship problems. I have worked with individuals who are coming to therapy for the first time and those who want a change of pace in their journey; what all my clients have in common is that they're ready and willing to start.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma focused interventions, and techniques relevant to your needs.
My clients range from adolescents to adults, presenting with concerns around depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, family discord, work & academic stress/conflict, gender and sexual identity, racism, and relationship problems. I have worked with individuals who are coming to therapy for the first time and those who want a change of pace in their journey; what all my clients have in common is that they're ready and willing to start.
(202) 618-4934 View (202) 618-4934
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Taylor V Pinckney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I am a openly Queer identified Clinical Social Worker. I have been providing psychotherapy to youth and families since 2017. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to address Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, Gender Dysphoria, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief, and Adjustment Disorders. Much of my career has been working with individuals and families in the BIPOC community and the LGBTQIA+ community ages 14+.
I am a openly Queer identified Clinical Social Worker. I have been providing psychotherapy to youth and families since 2017. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to address Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, Gender Dysphoria, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief, and Adjustment Disorders. Much of my career has been working with individuals and families in the BIPOC community and the LGBTQIA+ community ages 14+.
(202) 760-4896 View (202) 760-4896
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Karin Luk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Welcome to therapy! Whether you’re here for the first time or you’re looking for a check-up you have made the decision to care for yourself. Therapy is about you and the change you want to see for yourself. My goal is to help you feel confident in finding your own solutions to problems no matter the source. This is a partnership, so whether you're struggling with past trauma, relationships, or life changes we will work together to identify and explore barriers holding you back and grow your strengths so you can be fully...You. I have a special interest in exploring how culture and identity impact and sometimes complicate our lives.
Welcome to therapy! Whether you’re here for the first time or you’re looking for a check-up you have made the decision to care for yourself. Therapy is about you and the change you want to see for yourself. My goal is to help you feel confident in finding your own solutions to problems no matter the source. This is a partnership, so whether you're struggling with past trauma, relationships, or life changes we will work together to identify and explore barriers holding you back and grow your strengths so you can be fully...You. I have a special interest in exploring how culture and identity impact and sometimes complicate our lives.
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Jess MacIntyre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Therapy helps us cope more effectively with challenges and encourages growth even in difficult circumstances. A strong relationship between therapist and client can make the process significantly more enjoyable and productive. I strive to be genuine and authentic in sessions, incorporating humor and warmth to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful space for support. Together, we will explore your ways of thinking in order to facilitate insight into your experience and gain new skills and strategies to create long-lasting, positive change in your life.
Therapy helps us cope more effectively with challenges and encourages growth even in difficult circumstances. A strong relationship between therapist and client can make the process significantly more enjoyable and productive. I strive to be genuine and authentic in sessions, incorporating humor and warmth to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful space for support. Together, we will explore your ways of thinking in order to facilitate insight into your experience and gain new skills and strategies to create long-lasting, positive change in your life.
(202) 902-8701 View (202) 902-8701
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Jessica N Canty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
My approach combines client centered therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused and trauma focused therapy.
If you have experienced generational trauma, grief and loss, career challenges, work life balance challenges, and self-esteem issues, you need a therapist who is committed to supporting you in changing the narrative of your life. When we work together you will discover and pursue your life’s passions.
My approach combines client centered therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused and trauma focused therapy.
If you have experienced generational trauma, grief and loss, career challenges, work life balance challenges, and self-esteem issues, you need a therapist who is committed to supporting you in changing the narrative of your life. When we work together you will discover and pursue your life’s passions.
(301) 467-3863 View (301) 467-3863
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Hannah F Sugarman
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment and psychoeducational evaluations that address a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment and psychoeducational evaluations that address a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
(202) 980-2733 x04 View (202) 980-2733 x04
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Jessica Henry
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning. I am also passionate about men's health and helping men learn how to express and cope with mental health.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning. I am also passionate about men's health and helping men learn how to express and cope with mental health.
(202) 952-8963 View (202) 952-8963
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L. B. Hodge
Psychologist, PsyD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I completed a one year postdoctoral fellowship in Trauma Focused-CBT at UMDNJ and I utilize this approach in treating children and adolescents.
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 completed a one year postdoctoral fellowship in Trauma Focused-CBT at UMDNJ and I utilize this approach in treating children and adolescents.
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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Andromeda Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you’re alone in your emotional challenges? Managing our mental health is something we should never have to do alone. My life’s journey has led me to my passions in both the mental health and entertainment industries, allowing me to advocate for mental health resources internationally and provide therapy. I guide people to feel their power which does not lie in an ideal of perfection, but rather to find ourselves in a space where we can begin to meet ourselves where we are to heal with self-compassion. With gratitude, I am a guide to assist individuals with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as couples.
Do you ever feel like you’re alone in your emotional challenges? Managing our mental health is something we should never have to do alone. My life’s journey has led me to my passions in both the mental health and entertainment industries, allowing me to advocate for mental health resources internationally and provide therapy. I guide people to feel their power which does not lie in an ideal of perfection, but rather to find ourselves in a space where we can begin to meet ourselves where we are to heal with self-compassion. With gratitude, I am a guide to assist individuals with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as couples.
(202) 937-0786 View (202) 937-0786
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Hannah Guidry
LICSW, LCSW, HFRM
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
My training includes Play therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Behavior Therapy, motivational interviewing, Trauma Focused Therapy and mindfulness practices.
Currently offering virtual sessions - Life can be really hard at times; however, therapy can help. I listen non-judgmentally and empathetically. Together, we can think through possibilities and options for change in your life. I use cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches to help you strengthen and develop your own life skills.
My training includes Play therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Behavior Therapy, motivational interviewing, Trauma Focused Therapy and mindfulness practices.
Currently offering virtual sessions - Life can be really hard at times; however, therapy can help. I listen non-judgmentally and empathetically. Together, we can think through possibilities and options for change in your life. I use cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches to help you strengthen and develop your own life skills.
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Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
Psychologist, EdD, MPH
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I see a wide range of clients who strive toward an authentic self, seek to explore growth and achieve their full potential. I have expertise in helping clients who have issues with anxiety, depression, and trauma and practice clinical interventions that are strength-based and solution-focused. I believe that psychological and behavioral problems are expressions of pain and efforts to cope with unacceptable environmental demands and consider therapy an important step in restoring resilience and making healing possible.
I see a wide range of clients who strive toward an authentic self, seek to explore growth and achieve their full potential. I have expertise in helping clients who have issues with anxiety, depression, and trauma and practice clinical interventions that are strength-based and solution-focused. I believe that psychological and behavioral problems are expressions of pain and efforts to cope with unacceptable environmental demands and consider therapy an important step in restoring resilience and making healing possible.
(202) 509-9493 View (202) 509-9493
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Aaryn Kopp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I work with ages 10+ who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, CPTSD/PTSD, and grief. I believe what we resist persists, so challenges are best overcome when faced directly with courage and compassion. True healing and change can take time and effort, and I believe deeply in the power of therapy to create a dynamic for growth and change—helping individuals create the selves and lives they hope to live.
I work with ages 10+ who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, CPTSD/PTSD, and grief. I believe what we resist persists, so challenges are best overcome when faced directly with courage and compassion. True healing and change can take time and effort, and I believe deeply in the power of therapy to create a dynamic for growth and change—helping individuals create the selves and lives they hope to live.
(202) 804-0924 x708 View (202) 804-0924 x708
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Erika Arnold-McEwan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
My clinical approach is always mindful of attachment needs, brain development, and how chronic stress impacts one's brain and body. If you have experienced traumatic stress you may be experiencing the following reactions: struggling with daily functioning; difficulty focusing; negative beliefs about self and others; difficulty feeling positive emotions; angry outbursts; flashbacks; feeling tense, on edge, or easily startled; physical pain; significant self-blame and shame; avoidance of traumatic memories, thoughts, feelings, and situations; nightmares; or difficulty falling and staying asleep.
My clinical approach is always mindful of attachment needs, brain development, and how chronic stress impacts one's brain and body. If you have experienced traumatic stress you may be experiencing the following reactions: struggling with daily functioning; difficulty focusing; negative beliefs about self and others; difficulty feeling positive emotions; angry outbursts; flashbacks; feeling tense, on edge, or easily startled; physical pain; significant self-blame and shame; avoidance of traumatic memories, thoughts, feelings, and situations; nightmares; or difficulty falling and staying asleep.
(651) 427-3310 x504 View (651) 427-3310 x504