Therapists in Washington, DC

Photo of Ruthie T Arbit, LICSW, MA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ruthie T Arbit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
My approach to therapy is to partner with you and your family to create an individualized and goal-directed treatment plan. I can help you uncover your strengths and use the skills you already have to make lasting changes. You will experience a warm, genuine, playful, and humorous treatment approach.
My approach to therapy is to partner with you and your family to create an individualized and goal-directed treatment plan. I can help you uncover your strengths and use the skills you already have to make lasting changes. You will experience a warm, genuine, playful, and humorous treatment approach.
(240) 230-3046 View (240) 230-3046
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Kathryn Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth. I offer therapy, assessment, and gender affirming evaluation services in person and remotely.
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth. I offer therapy, assessment, and gender affirming evaluation services in person and remotely.
(202) 729-9130 View (202) 729-9130
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Mengqi Li
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
No matter what has brought you to therapy, your experience is valid. I believe that even the most unlikeable, confusing, extreme parts of you have a wisdom to be understood, a protectiveness to be thanked, and a vulnerability to be seen and held. In my practice, I will seek to meet you exactly where you are, and together we can tend to the unique challenges in your life. My ultimate goal is for clients to uncover their essential self—to rediscover their own innate wisdom and strength that can face whatever life brings.
No matter what has brought you to therapy, your experience is valid. I believe that even the most unlikeable, confusing, extreme parts of you have a wisdom to be understood, a protectiveness to be thanked, and a vulnerability to be seen and held. In my practice, I will seek to meet you exactly where you are, and together we can tend to the unique challenges in your life. My ultimate goal is for clients to uncover their essential self—to rediscover their own innate wisdom and strength that can face whatever life brings.
(202) 360-4285 View (202) 360-4285
Photo of Jodi Gilbert, LCSW, LICSW, CHC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jodi Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CHC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I believe everyone has unique goals, is capable of change and developing themselves. Developed over years of experience in both private practice and non-profit institutions, I employ an eclectic mix of approaches including humanistic, cognitive behavioral and coaching. I encourage clients to consider their strengths, take an active role in psychotherapy and practice positive change in their lives. Further, I maintain a holistic model which takes into consideration how physical health, including food and exercise, play a factor in our mental health. All combined with my commitment, compassion and sense of humor, provide for an effective therapeutic process.
I believe everyone has unique goals, is capable of change and developing themselves. Developed over years of experience in both private practice and non-profit institutions, I employ an eclectic mix of approaches including humanistic, cognitive behavioral and coaching. I encourage clients to consider their strengths, take an active role in psychotherapy and practice positive change in their lives. Further, I maintain a holistic model which takes into consideration how physical health, including food and exercise, play a factor in our mental health. All combined with my commitment, compassion and sense of humor, provide for an effective therapeutic process.
(202) 759-4267 View (202) 759-4267
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Sarhand Hasan (Sarnosi)
Psychological Associate, MA, MSc
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20057
I work with adults facing common challenges: difficulty in forming and/or maintaining meaningful relationships, finding success & growth, sleep issues, anxiety, and processing past traumas. If you are struggling with any of these issues, I would be privileged to accompany you on your journey towards healing and growth. We humans consist of so many different aspects. But we have a tendency to see ourselves in terms of wounded pieces and the present problem we face. Therapy is the process of guiding our parts – e.g., the wounded parts, the scared parts, the happy parts, the anxious parts – to coexist through self-love and compassion.
I work with adults facing common challenges: difficulty in forming and/or maintaining meaningful relationships, finding success & growth, sleep issues, anxiety, and processing past traumas. If you are struggling with any of these issues, I would be privileged to accompany you on your journey towards healing and growth. We humans consist of so many different aspects. But we have a tendency to see ourselves in terms of wounded pieces and the present problem we face. Therapy is the process of guiding our parts – e.g., the wounded parts, the scared parts, the happy parts, the anxious parts – to coexist through self-love and compassion.
(202) 517-0769 View (202) 517-0769
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Monica Freedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Seeking help takes courage. I am invested in working together toward making the changes you seek by creating a safe, trusting environment where we can explore the roadblocks holding you back. I practice in a holistic community where many modalities of treatment are used to promote healing. Do you feel "keyed up" most of the time or continue to behave in damaging patterns where you know the "why" but can't seem to make changes? Talk may not be enough.
Seeking help takes courage. I am invested in working together toward making the changes you seek by creating a safe, trusting environment where we can explore the roadblocks holding you back. I practice in a holistic community where many modalities of treatment are used to promote healing. Do you feel "keyed up" most of the time or continue to behave in damaging patterns where you know the "why" but can't seem to make changes? Talk may not be enough.
(202) 417-2996 View (202) 417-2996
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Shally Vaid
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I strive to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for clients who feel burdened with hard feelings. You may be navigating a period of anxiety or depression, struggling with a difficult phase of life, or are unsure how to move beyond past experiences. We will create a collaborative partnership where we can work through these questions together, empowering you to find a path back to joy and calm in your life. I work with college students, adults, am Gottman-trained in couples work, and have particular expertise with clients experiencing infertility, adjusting to parenthood or navigating the joys and challenges of older kids.
I strive to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for clients who feel burdened with hard feelings. You may be navigating a period of anxiety or depression, struggling with a difficult phase of life, or are unsure how to move beyond past experiences. We will create a collaborative partnership where we can work through these questions together, empowering you to find a path back to joy and calm in your life. I work with college students, adults, am Gottman-trained in couples work, and have particular expertise with clients experiencing infertility, adjusting to parenthood or navigating the joys and challenges of older kids.
(202) 760-2749 View (202) 760-2749
Photo of Caroline Freedenberg, LICSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Caroline Freedenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Many women and partners/fathers feel sad, anxious, stressed, and struggle to find joy or experience barriers connecting with their pregnancy or baby. You are not alone, and it is not your fault. Think of me as an ally in your corner, a mirror for your strengths, and a strategist walking alongside you during this time. I am passionate about working with women and parents experiencing perinatal anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorders during or following a pregnancy, and navigating parenthood.
Many women and partners/fathers feel sad, anxious, stressed, and struggle to find joy or experience barriers connecting with their pregnancy or baby. You are not alone, and it is not your fault. Think of me as an ally in your corner, a mirror for your strengths, and a strategist walking alongside you during this time. I am passionate about working with women and parents experiencing perinatal anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorders during or following a pregnancy, and navigating parenthood.
(202) 759-5869 View (202) 759-5869
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Shelley Marfori
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
Expressions Therapy offers a wide array of therapeutic modalities for individuals, groups, and couples. Our approach is eclectic and flexible, founded in empathy and curiosity, where your unique needs and goals are centered. We are a practice that understands that support is vital even outside of prescribed session times, and while healthy boundaries are established and respected, so is an atmosphere of support and radical acceptance. 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 you didn't know you had.
Expressions Therapy offers a wide array of therapeutic modalities for individuals, groups, and couples. Our approach is eclectic and flexible, founded in empathy and curiosity, where your unique needs and goals are centered. We are a practice that understands that support is vital even outside of prescribed session times, and while healthy boundaries are established and respected, so is an atmosphere of support and radical acceptance. 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 you didn't know you had.
(202) 933-3027 x779 View (202) 933-3027 x779
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Brian Heenan, MSW, LGSW @Our Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Are anxious thoughts causing your thoughts and feelings to spiral? Does the mention of conflict make your stomach churn? Are you just overall feeling stuck? These problems are complex and painful, affecting your emotions and your personal and professional life.
Are anxious thoughts causing your thoughts and feelings to spiral? Does the mention of conflict make your stomach churn? Are you just overall feeling stuck? These problems are complex and painful, affecting your emotions and your personal and professional life.
(202) 935-7907 View (202) 935-7907
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SMILE Therapy Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003
We are now accepting self-pay clients in Georgia. SMILE Therapy Services LLC consist of Licensed professional Therapists whose goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
We are now accepting self-pay clients in Georgia. SMILE Therapy Services LLC consist of Licensed professional Therapists whose goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(240) 428-2278 View (240) 428-2278
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Marialuz Castro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Sligo Creek Counseling specializes in providing responsive and compassionate therapy for people beginning their lives as parents. With a deep understanding of the challenges that can arise during conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and infancy, our practice is committed to creating a safe environment where the therapist and client become partners in finding hope, courage, and clarity.
Sligo Creek Counseling specializes in providing responsive and compassionate therapy for people beginning their lives as parents. With a deep understanding of the challenges that can arise during conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and infancy, our practice is committed to creating a safe environment where the therapist and client become partners in finding hope, courage, and clarity.
(202) 240-2654 View (202) 240-2654
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Rebecca Yount
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Washington, DC with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University. My post-graduate training hours were spent at an acute psychiatric hospital, providing direct patient care and psychotherapy to those suffering from severe, chronic mental illness and mental health crises. I also have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders at the residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Washington, DC with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University. My post-graduate training hours were spent at an acute psychiatric hospital, providing direct patient care and psychotherapy to those suffering from severe, chronic mental illness and mental health crises. I also have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders at the residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care.
(202) 234-7738 View (202) 234-7738
Photo of Emily Hamberger, MA, EdM , LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Emily Hamberger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM , LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
Are you struggling to have a healthy relationship with yourself or with others? Does it often feel like happiness comes more easily to other people than it does to you? Or that somewhere along the way, you stumbled or lost your way, and are fighting to find it again? Let me assure you that you deserve and are capable of joy and growth. My work has shown me that happiness does not mean feeling "good" all the time, but rather being strong enough to tolerate all that life throws at us. Maybe you have been thrown an awful lot.
Are you struggling to have a healthy relationship with yourself or with others? Does it often feel like happiness comes more easily to other people than it does to you? Or that somewhere along the way, you stumbled or lost your way, and are fighting to find it again? Let me assure you that you deserve and are capable of joy and growth. My work has shown me that happiness does not mean feeling "good" all the time, but rather being strong enough to tolerate all that life throws at us. Maybe you have been thrown an awful lot.
(202) 335-3128 View (202) 335-3128
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Linda P Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about what's troubling you, while you get a sense of what it will be like working with me. After an assessment of 1 or 2 sessions, we will arrive at an initial understanding of your situation and the issues and/or symptoms you'd like to address. We'll look at treatment options and agree on a plan, which may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), insight-oriented psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, or couples therapy, as indicated by your particular problem.
Welcome to my practice. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about what's troubling you, while you get a sense of what it will be like working with me. After an assessment of 1 or 2 sessions, we will arrive at an initial understanding of your situation and the issues and/or symptoms you'd like to address. We'll look at treatment options and agree on a plan, which may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), insight-oriented psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, or couples therapy, as indicated by your particular problem.
(202) 609-7469 View (202) 609-7469
Photo of Jenn Hudak, MSEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jenn Hudak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m so glad our paths have crossed. I’m guessing you’ve landed here because something in your life isn’t quite where you want it to be. Maybe you struggle with your relationships. Perhaps you feel misunderstood or invisible. Perhaps you have been hurt by someone, maybe even by a lot of people, and maybe repeatedly. Maybe you feel like life is just passing you by or wondering why life must be hard. Whatever the reason that brought you to therapy, I’m glad you’re here. I’m Jenn & it’s great to meet you. Therapy can be a scary prospect, and guess what? You’ve already taken a step toward confronting that fear. Go you!
Hi! I’m so glad our paths have crossed. I’m guessing you’ve landed here because something in your life isn’t quite where you want it to be. Maybe you struggle with your relationships. Perhaps you feel misunderstood or invisible. Perhaps you have been hurt by someone, maybe even by a lot of people, and maybe repeatedly. Maybe you feel like life is just passing you by or wondering why life must be hard. Whatever the reason that brought you to therapy, I’m glad you’re here. I’m Jenn & it’s great to meet you. Therapy can be a scary prospect, and guess what? You’ve already taken a step toward confronting that fear. Go you!
(724) 573-3864 View (724) 573-3864
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Akoma Counseling Concepts
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
28 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
We have immediate openings! We specialize in women's issues, stress management, Black mental health, and perinatal mood disorders. We also specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, self esteem, race related issues, fertility issues, pregnancy/ infant loss, and postpartum depression. We offer flexible hours with evening availability online. We have a client centered approach to help you feel relief and control. Our goal is to help you better manage the thoughts that keep you up at night, your life stress, and mental health issues. Members of our treatment team are looking forward to help you!
We have immediate openings! We specialize in women's issues, stress management, Black mental health, and perinatal mood disorders. We also specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, self esteem, race related issues, fertility issues, pregnancy/ infant loss, and postpartum depression. We offer flexible hours with evening availability online. We have a client centered approach to help you feel relief and control. Our goal is to help you better manage the thoughts that keep you up at night, your life stress, and mental health issues. Members of our treatment team are looking forward to help you!
(202) 925-8718 View (202) 925-8718
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Christopher Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002
Life can constantly challenge our sense of self and confidence. I strongly feel that everyone is exactly who they ought to be. Each individual has strengths, and they can be difficult to identify when you’re struggling with your mental health. In my nearly 15 years of experience, I have worked with individuals who are experiencing every level of mental illness from its most disruptive forms to the day-to-day challenges. I have supported people in even the heaviest places recover, find a life of hope, and reaffirm their purpose.
Life can constantly challenge our sense of self and confidence. I strongly feel that everyone is exactly who they ought to be. Each individual has strengths, and they can be difficult to identify when you’re struggling with your mental health. In my nearly 15 years of experience, I have worked with individuals who are experiencing every level of mental illness from its most disruptive forms to the day-to-day challenges. I have supported people in even the heaviest places recover, find a life of hope, and reaffirm their purpose.
(202) 937-3791 View (202) 937-3791
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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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Stephen Rosen
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Would you like to make a change for the better in your life? Life presents each of us with daily challenges, perhaps in the form of circumstances beyond our control - the loss of a loved one, sudden unemployment, failing health. Or, our difficulties arise from within - anxieties, depression, anger, addictions. My approach is empathic, client centered and solution-focused. One's ability to navigate mindfully through stressful situations is key to living a more joyful life. I believe we each have the power to live happier lives through conscious choices and practical actions. For 25 years, I have worked as a therapist and coach, assisting many people find relief from non-productive anxiety and discover their authentic voice.
Would you like to make a change for the better in your life? Life presents each of us with daily challenges, perhaps in the form of circumstances beyond our control - the loss of a loved one, sudden unemployment, failing health. Or, our difficulties arise from within - anxieties, depression, anger, addictions. My approach is empathic, client centered and solution-focused. One's ability to navigate mindfully through stressful situations is key to living a more joyful life. I believe we each have the power to live happier lives through conscious choices and practical actions. For 25 years, I have worked as a therapist and coach, assisting many people find relief from non-productive anxiety and discover their authentic voice.
(202) 601-3806 View (202) 601-3806

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary