Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
"If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, or struggling with other difficult emotions that are hindering your personal growth or interfering with your relationships then take the first step to change. I have a decade of clinical training with children, adolescents and adults in both New York and California. More importantly, I am a warm, non-judgmental, compassionate psychotherapist that respects an individual's values and culture. I seek to work collaboratively with you, and empower you by emphasizing your strengths in treatment and helping you achieve goals and movement toward life fulfillment."
(202) 849-7716
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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"If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, or struggling with other difficult emotions that are hindering your personal growth or interfering with your relationships then take the first step to change. I have a decade of clinical training with children, adolescents and adults in both New York and California. More importantly, I am a warm, non-judgmental, compassionate psychotherapist that respects an individual's values and culture. I seek to work collaboratively with you, and empower you by emphasizing your strengths in treatment and helping you achieve goals and movement toward life fulfillment."
Laura S Covington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"I provide therapy for various life course adjustment, such as managing anxiety and depression, coping with grief and loss, challenges with relationships, and considerations for ways to grow a family. I partner with reproductive medical practices to provide psychological services and counsel the patients who are undergoing or have undergone fertility treatment, as well as those who have chosen not to proceed forward with fertility treatment. I provide third party reproduction counseling sessions for donor sperm, egg, & embryo and gestational surrogacy. I provide evaluations for gestational carriers and gamete donors."
(202) 759-3807
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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"I provide therapy for various life course adjustment, such as managing anxiety and depression, coping with grief and loss, challenges with relationships, and considerations for ways to grow a family. I partner with reproductive medical practices to provide psychological services and counsel the patients who are undergoing or have undergone fertility treatment, as well as those who have chosen not to proceed forward with fertility treatment. I provide third party reproduction counseling sessions for donor sperm, egg, & embryo and gestational surrogacy. I provide evaluations for gestational carriers and gamete donors."
Katy Cribbs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20010
"We all carry wounds which affect our inner well-being, our relationships, and our ability to engage with the world. By facing our pain and suffering with compassion, we have the power to transform it into strength. Often, we cannot do this alone. Therapy is a journeying together to discover your own capacity for resilience and strength and healing into your deeper, truer self. I cultivate therapeutic relationships built on deep trust and incorporate mindfulness, narrative awareness, strengths-based insight building, and cognitive restructuring, focusing from a spiritual perspective on what gives meaning, purpose, and connection."
(202) 759-3997
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20010
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"We all carry wounds which affect our inner well-being, our relationships, and our ability to engage with the world. By facing our pain and suffering with compassion, we have the power to transform it into strength. Often, we cannot do this alone. Therapy is a journeying together to discover your own capacity for resilience and strength and healing into your deeper, truer self. I cultivate therapeutic relationships built on deep trust and incorporate mindfulness, narrative awareness, strengths-based insight building, and cognitive restructuring, focusing from a spiritual perspective on what gives meaning, purpose, and connection."
Trinity Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20019
"I believe trust between a therapist and a client is extremely important. Without trust, regardless the therapy goals, progress may be minimal. I enjoy working with clients new to therapy, or are returning. I invite those who have experienced a single incident causing distress or more complex issues related to job/family/career/immigration. Let's talk about the grief/loss and trauma, depression/anxiety, anger, possible deportation, family crisis, or parenting issues (heterosexual/same-sex couples) that have become barriers. I also provide letters of support, treatment summaries, and or therapy for immigration procedures."
(301) 541-7479
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20019
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"I believe trust between a therapist and a client is extremely important. Without trust, regardless the therapy goals, progress may be minimal. I enjoy working with clients new to therapy, or are returning. I invite those who have experienced a single incident causing distress or more complex issues related to job/family/career/immigration. Let's talk about the grief/loss and trauma, depression/anxiety, anger, possible deportation, family crisis, or parenting issues (heterosexual/same-sex couples) that have become barriers. I also provide letters of support, treatment summaries, and or therapy for immigration procedures."
Ron Kimball, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"Psychotherapy is this culture's way to help people address feelings of emotional and behavioral pain, loss, failure and self-disruption. Clients come to me seeking relief from emotional pain and behaviors that don't work to accomplish what is sought. Often the belief is that "I am defective or damaged" when, in fact, the truth is that we all get stuck in beliefs, attitudes, assumptions, and judgments and their related feelings and behaviors that may have once worked but no longer do. My role as therapist is to connect, understand, empathize, suggest, and -- occasionally -- leverage and confront."
(202) 559-4866
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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"Psychotherapy is this culture's way to help people address feelings of emotional and behavioral pain, loss, failure and self-disruption. Clients come to me seeking relief from emotional pain and behaviors that don't work to accomplish what is sought. Often the belief is that "I am defective or damaged" when, in fact, the truth is that we all get stuck in beliefs, attitudes, assumptions, and judgments and their related feelings and behaviors that may have once worked but no longer do. My role as therapist is to connect, understand, empathize, suggest, and -- occasionally -- leverage and confront."
Jodi Gilbert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CHC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 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."
(202) 759-4267
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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"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."
Catherine Olczak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"The human connection is what brings people to therapy and the therapeutic relationship can be one of trust, safety, and acceptance. In over 21 years of working as a psychotherapist, I believe it is also just as important to offer results-oriented therapeutic strategies to assist my clients with reaching their goals. I view everyone as distinctly unique and this is where I believe the therapeutic process begins. "
(202) 915-3447
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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"The human connection is what brings people to therapy and the therapeutic relationship can be one of trust, safety, and acceptance. In over 21 years of working as a psychotherapist, I believe it is also just as important to offer results-oriented therapeutic strategies to assist my clients with reaching their goals. I view everyone as distinctly unique and this is where I believe the therapeutic process begins. "
Sharon Kenthack, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"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
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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"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."
Ana Sierra Counseling / Consejeria, PLLC, Counselor
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"In our journey of self-growth, we must be willing to look at our past experiences, patterns and reflect on our understanding of our environment to reach emotional healing and strength. During a time of difficulty and stress, we are provided with an opportunity for growth."
(571) 418-2624
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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"In our journey of self-growth, we must be willing to look at our past experiences, patterns and reflect on our understanding of our environment to reach emotional healing and strength. During a time of difficulty and stress, we are provided with an opportunity for growth."
Pamela Coin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"Are you having some challenges with processing feelings and thoughts? I can help with self-esteem; relationships patterns and emotional regulation. I have extensive experience in providing individual therapy to identify behavior patterns of the past and present, so to initiate change for the future. I assist clients in understanding underlying feelings and thoughts that may motivate undesirable behavior. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Psychodymanic insight and Mindfulness to teach you ways to change unhealthy automatic thought process. I have been a therapist for over 20 years and have worked within the fluidity of gender; cultural and racial identity."
(202) 765-3861
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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"Are you having some challenges with processing feelings and thoughts? I can help with self-esteem; relationships patterns and emotional regulation. I have extensive experience in providing individual therapy to identify behavior patterns of the past and present, so to initiate change for the future. I assist clients in understanding underlying feelings and thoughts that may motivate undesirable behavior. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Psychodymanic insight and Mindfulness to teach you ways to change unhealthy automatic thought process. I have been a therapist for over 20 years and have worked within the fluidity of gender; cultural and racial identity."
Barbara Levin Abrams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"I believe that my role as a therapist is to provide support for clients who have decided to enter therapy due to any number of concerns. Addressing life's many challenges can be a daunting experience. Finding the right "fit" with a therapist can prove central in attaining the most positive outcome in a therapeutic relationship. I strive to provide an environment rich in understanding and empathy while helping clients achieve personal goals and reduction of emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression. My goal is to provide clients with a strong sense of self- awareness while building on individual strengths."
(202) 738-5121
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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"I believe that my role as a therapist is to provide support for clients who have decided to enter therapy due to any number of concerns. Addressing life's many challenges can be a daunting experience. Finding the right "fit" with a therapist can prove central in attaining the most positive outcome in a therapeutic relationship. I strive to provide an environment rich in understanding and empathy while helping clients achieve personal goals and reduction of emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression. My goal is to provide clients with a strong sense of self- awareness while building on individual strengths."
Brian Cross, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I work with a wide variety of clients in individual, couples, group and consultation formats.I provide a relationship that promotes respectful, direct expression of our unique human frailties and strengths be they happy, angry, fearful or sad. Psychotherapy is a potent elixir for change. The 'contents' of life provides for each of us at times a 'wild-ride', a 'lazy day', or somewhere in between. I help my clients with the 'process' of life to stay connected with their Self and others on their journeys."
(202) 643-6971
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"I work with a wide variety of clients in individual, couples, group and consultation formats.I provide a relationship that promotes respectful, direct expression of our unique human frailties and strengths be they happy, angry, fearful or sad. Psychotherapy is a potent elixir for change. The 'contents' of life provides for each of us at times a 'wild-ride', a 'lazy day', or somewhere in between. I help my clients with the 'process' of life to stay connected with their Self and others on their journeys."
The Institute for Emotions and Health, DC, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Do you suffer from physical symptoms such as chronic pain, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome (e.g., nausea, diarrhea), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, weakness, or dizziness? Have medical tests and treatments failed to explain or treat your symptoms? You may have Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms, which can be caused or worsened by emotional factors, and can be treated with therapy. At IEH-DC, we are experts in treating the emotional factors that can be at the root of these physical symptoms. Our diagnostic evaluation can help you and your medical team to diagnose whether and how emotional processes are impacting your physical health."
(610) 991-7082
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"Do you suffer from physical symptoms such as chronic pain, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome (e.g., nausea, diarrhea), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, weakness, or dizziness? Have medical tests and treatments failed to explain or treat your symptoms? You may have Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms, which can be caused or worsened by emotional factors, and can be treated with therapy. At IEH-DC, we are experts in treating the emotional factors that can be at the root of these physical symptoms. Our diagnostic evaluation can help you and your medical team to diagnose whether and how emotional processes are impacting your physical health."
Nickesha Riggins, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Nickesha Riggins is able to help women, men and teens of all backgrounds in healing their wounds and transforming their lives to a healthy state of normalcy. Utilizing her years of experience and training, she assists others in building and regaining hope and peace. Nickesha is equipped to meet you where you are and work with you to achieve your goals."
(202) 875-6042
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"Nickesha Riggins is able to help women, men and teens of all backgrounds in healing their wounds and transforming their lives to a healthy state of normalcy. Utilizing her years of experience and training, she assists others in building and regaining hope and peace. Nickesha is equipped to meet you where you are and work with you to achieve your goals."
Sapna Doshi, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
"Dr. Doshi is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating eating disorders, weight management, insomnia, OCD, anxiety disorders and depression. She utilizes scientific, evidence-based approaches to inform her treatment with clients. She specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)."
(571) 402-1903
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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"Dr. Doshi is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating eating disorders, weight management, insomnia, OCD, anxiety disorders and depression. She utilizes scientific, evidence-based approaches to inform her treatment with clients. She specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)."
Stacey Karpen Dohn, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I provide specialized care in the exploration of gender identity for children (ages 4+), adolescents and adults. I work with clients and their families as they navigate through the social and emotional aspects of transition, and also provide a specialized knowledge of the medical components including psychological assessments for hormone therapy and gender affirming surgeries. I work from a resilience based framework, encouraging clients to not only explore the challenges of transition, but to celebrate the joyful moments with authenticity and courage. "
(202) 759-4046
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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"I provide specialized care in the exploration of gender identity for children (ages 4+), adolescents and adults. I work with clients and their families as they navigate through the social and emotional aspects of transition, and also provide a specialized knowledge of the medical components including psychological assessments for hormone therapy and gender affirming surgeries. I work from a resilience based framework, encouraging clients to not only explore the challenges of transition, but to celebrate the joyful moments with authenticity and courage. "
Brooke Baker, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"My clinical expertise is in the treatment of all anxiety and mood disorders. Areas I am skilled in include: addiction, alcohol abuse, poor self -image, negative self-talk, decision paralysis, identity exploration, LGBTQ issues, coping with legal issues, career development, insomnia, emotional terrorism, coping with toxic people, and general relationship problems. Please note that I do not see clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic suicidality, or complex PTSD. I conduct sessions via video. My clients seem to appreciate the convenience, excellent evening availability, and how personal it still feels."
(240) 312-3079
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"My clinical expertise is in the treatment of all anxiety and mood disorders. Areas I am skilled in include: addiction, alcohol abuse, poor self -image, negative self-talk, decision paralysis, identity exploration, LGBTQ issues, coping with legal issues, career development, insomnia, emotional terrorism, coping with toxic people, and general relationship problems. Please note that I do not see clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic suicidality, or complex PTSD. I conduct sessions via video. My clients seem to appreciate the convenience, excellent evening availability, and how personal it still feels."
Eric Anthony Slaughter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
"I focus on empowering you and your family to heal, cope, recover, and grow. My vision is that relationships form the basis for a balanced life. The concept of family therapy is almost simple. The idea is to consider the entire family/community context of how we develop, manage choices, and build relationships. For example, when working with children, I also include parents and siblings along the way. I will often even consider history as far back as the womb, e.g. was your mom anxious or stressed during her pregnancy with you? It is an adventure that you will author."
(202) 836-6882
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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"I focus on empowering you and your family to heal, cope, recover, and grow. My vision is that relationships form the basis for a balanced life. The concept of family therapy is almost simple. The idea is to consider the entire family/community context of how we develop, manage choices, and build relationships. For example, when working with children, I also include parents and siblings along the way. I will often even consider history as far back as the womb, e.g. was your mom anxious or stressed during her pregnancy with you? It is an adventure that you will author."
Lynne S Gots, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
"Although by orientation I'm a cognitive-behavioral therapist--that is, I focus on how thoughts and actions affect how we feel and respond to situations--I don't follow a cookbook approach to treatment. Each individual brings a unique set of problems to therapy, and I start with a thorough evaluation to assess your needs and develop a collaborative treatment plan that is personal yet based on current research. This type of therapy is focused more on the present than the past and on developing coping skills to help you deal with the problems that are currently troubling you."
(301) 744-8859
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
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"Although by orientation I'm a cognitive-behavioral therapist--that is, I focus on how thoughts and actions affect how we feel and respond to situations--I don't follow a cookbook approach to treatment. Each individual brings a unique set of problems to therapy, and I start with a thorough evaluation to assess your needs and develop a collaborative treatment plan that is personal yet based on current research. This type of therapy is focused more on the present than the past and on developing coping skills to help you deal with the problems that are currently troubling you."
Shaakira Simmonds, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
"Pregnancy or newborns may bring about feelings of worry combined with increased anxiety or depression. There could be intrusive thoughts or repeated patterns of behaviors that feel like OCD that is difficult to manage alone. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum could foster mood swings, increased irritability, difficulty sleeping, sadness, and anger. It may be overwhelming at times and feel as if there is no way out. I work with parents and young adults who are new to adulting. College and work are difficult. I have an extensive and broad range of clinical experience working with parents, individuals and families."
(703) 436-9709
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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"Pregnancy or newborns may bring about feelings of worry combined with increased anxiety or depression. There could be intrusive thoughts or repeated patterns of behaviors that feel like OCD that is difficult to manage alone. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum could foster mood swings, increased irritability, difficulty sleeping, sadness, and anger. It may be overwhelming at times and feel as if there is no way out. I work with parents and young adults who are new to adulting. College and work are difficult. I have an extensive and broad range of clinical experience working with parents, individuals and families."

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