Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
"Hi I'm Joanne. Psychology Today asks "imagine your ideal client." The honest answer is that I don't have one. I've worked in the behavioral health field for 15 wonderful years. During that time, I've worked with diverse populations, people with a vast variety of diagnoses, and people with a wide range of differences in levels of functioning. The most important aspect of therapy for me is that we build trust and a strong working alliance in order to confront and overcome whatever challenges you may face. "
(202) 831-4083
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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"Hi I'm Joanne. Psychology Today asks "imagine your ideal client." The honest answer is that I don't have one. I've worked in the behavioral health field for 15 wonderful years. During that time, I've worked with diverse populations, people with a vast variety of diagnoses, and people with a wide range of differences in levels of functioning. The most important aspect of therapy for me is that we build trust and a strong working alliance in order to confront and overcome whatever challenges you may face. "
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com)."
(240) 813-4351
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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"Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com)."
Matthew R Schottland, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively."
(732) 751-4552
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively."
Douglas Gotel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
"Everyone needs a soft place to fall. The loss of a loved one disrupts everything in our lives and the intense emotions of grief can be overwhelming. This can be especially true for children who don't yet have the words to express themselves or for adolescents who are struggling with their need for emotional support but wanting to appear "normal" among their peers. Specializing in expressive therapies such as sandtray therapy, I help children, adolescents and adults cope with loss or trauma, and I help adults in need of assistance with learning more adaptive ways to cope with life's developmental challenges and changes."
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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"Everyone needs a soft place to fall. The loss of a loved one disrupts everything in our lives and the intense emotions of grief can be overwhelming. This can be especially true for children who don't yet have the words to express themselves or for adolescents who are struggling with their need for emotional support but wanting to appear "normal" among their peers. Specializing in expressive therapies such as sandtray therapy, I help children, adolescents and adults cope with loss or trauma, and I help adults in need of assistance with learning more adaptive ways to cope with life's developmental challenges and changes."
Cheryl Hughes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Are negative thoughts are paralyzing you -- keeping you stuck in a unfulfilling life? Maybe these thoughts and/or worries are a major component of challenging illness, grief and loss. Or maybe you're worried that the disease may come back. My goal is to help my clients find peace and purpose in every possible life transition and challenge. I work with my clients to uncover negative patterns that may be getting in the way of their best life. Together, we develop and implement a plan that allows clients to achieve their goals, and live a rich, full, satisfying life."
(703) 991-2113
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"Are negative thoughts are paralyzing you -- keeping you stuck in a unfulfilling life? Maybe these thoughts and/or worries are a major component of challenging illness, grief and loss. Or maybe you're worried that the disease may come back. My goal is to help my clients find peace and purpose in every possible life transition and challenge. I work with my clients to uncover negative patterns that may be getting in the way of their best life. Together, we develop and implement a plan that allows clients to achieve their goals, and live a rich, full, satisfying life."
Harpreet Kang, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
"You are contemplating therapy because something is amiss in your life. Maybe you feel sad or anxious. Perhaps you feel alone? overwhelmed? It takes courage to enter therapy. To go on a voyage of self-discovery and change. It can be a rewarding journey. My approach focuses on helping you identify and work through whatever it is that is keeping you from reaching your full potential. I am collaborative, compassionate, and accepting. I have an interactive style, in which we work together to make sense of your experiences. Please contact me for additional information to help you make your decision."
(202) 629-0450
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
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"You are contemplating therapy because something is amiss in your life. Maybe you feel sad or anxious. Perhaps you feel alone? overwhelmed? It takes courage to enter therapy. To go on a voyage of self-discovery and change. It can be a rewarding journey. My approach focuses on helping you identify and work through whatever it is that is keeping you from reaching your full potential. I am collaborative, compassionate, and accepting. I have an interactive style, in which we work together to make sense of your experiences. Please contact me for additional information to help you make your decision."
Tracy Corpening, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAC-II
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
" Here’s to the daydreamers with a case of “the mean reds” as Audrey Hepburn called them. That goes for you: the stressed out entrepreneur, the transitioning new professional, and a few others who are looking for a chance to check-in and process their plan to work on reducing mental and emotional barriers to managing stress and pursuing purpose. "
(202) 838-5574
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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" Here’s to the daydreamers with a case of “the mean reds” as Audrey Hepburn called them. That goes for you: the stressed out entrepreneur, the transitioning new professional, and a few others who are looking for a chance to check-in and process their plan to work on reducing mental and emotional barriers to managing stress and pursuing purpose. "
Faith G Lewis, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LCSW, Cert, Analyst
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
"30+ years practicing clinical psychotherapy /psychoanalysis, I especially loving working with: young adults, couples, adolescents & their families .....I am French bi-lingual and work in French with some clients; I have lived, and loved living in, France and in the Third World ..... Two offices: DC and Falls Church, VA...... Work some evenings...."
(202) 499-7682
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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"30+ years practicing clinical psychotherapy /psychoanalysis, I especially loving working with: young adults, couples, adolescents & their families .....I am French bi-lingual and work in French with some clients; I have lived, and loved living in, France and in the Third World ..... Two offices: DC and Falls Church, VA...... Work some evenings...."
Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, Psychologist
Psychologist, EdD, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
"I welcome a wide range of clients who have the goal of striving toward a more authentic life and who seek to explore maximal growth and potential. I have expertise in working with clients who are struggling with health behaviors, I have worked with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma and have a practice of clinical intervention that is strength-based and solution focused. My belief is that psychological and behavioral problems are expressions of pain and efforts to cope with unacceptable environmental demands. The goal of therapy is to restore the resilience within each person, so that healing is possible."
(617) 600-7441
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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"I welcome a wide range of clients who have the goal of striving toward a more authentic life and who seek to explore maximal growth and potential. I have expertise in working with clients who are struggling with health behaviors, I have worked with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma and have a practice of clinical intervention that is strength-based and solution focused. My belief is that psychological and behavioral problems are expressions of pain and efforts to cope with unacceptable environmental demands. The goal of therapy is to restore the resilience within each person, so that healing is possible."
Leila Bremer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I am a psychodynamic psychologist. As such, I believe that our early experiences shape our later expectations of ourselves and our relationships. I assist patients in examining patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may have begun early in life and continue to generate unhappiness with the goal of helping to relieve the depression and anxiety. As patients gain self-awareness and come to recognize and handle their feelings more adeptly, they often develop a more cohesive identity. While working to mitigate them, I am mindful of understanding what underlies the patient's vulnerability to developing these particular symptoms."
(202) 800-1273
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"I am a psychodynamic psychologist. As such, I believe that our early experiences shape our later expectations of ourselves and our relationships. I assist patients in examining patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may have begun early in life and continue to generate unhappiness with the goal of helping to relieve the depression and anxiety. As patients gain self-awareness and come to recognize and handle their feelings more adeptly, they often develop a more cohesive identity. While working to mitigate them, I am mindful of understanding what underlies the patient's vulnerability to developing these particular symptoms."
Sam Broderick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
"Whether simply wanting an objective presence and witness to the ups and downs of life, or dealing with more complex challenges, Sam offers a supportive, protected space to do the messy yet valuable work of changing patterns and crafting a vision for an integrated self. Sam is especially aware of the complexities and delicacies of stigma, identity, and oppression. Sam holds nonjudgemental space for clients from diverse walks of life, with sensitivity to complex/developmental trauma, grief (including suicide), military culture, queer & questioning youth/adults, alternative lifestyles, foster care, and young adults in transition."
(202) 873-9071
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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"Whether simply wanting an objective presence and witness to the ups and downs of life, or dealing with more complex challenges, Sam offers a supportive, protected space to do the messy yet valuable work of changing patterns and crafting a vision for an integrated self. Sam is especially aware of the complexities and delicacies of stigma, identity, and oppression. Sam holds nonjudgemental space for clients from diverse walks of life, with sensitivity to complex/developmental trauma, grief (including suicide), military culture, queer & questioning youth/adults, alternative lifestyles, foster care, and young adults in transition."
Laura Kushner, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"The type of therapy I practice is about who you are as a person, not just a particular diagnosis you may have. We all struggle at times, whether with unfulfilling relationships, challenges in our professional lives, how we feel about ourselves, or other issues. When we first meet, my goal is to try to understand and appreciate the full context of your situation and not solely the troubling symptoms. I work hard to create a safe, warm, trusting environment. Over time, I'll help you uncover patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may contribute to your current problem."
(202) 760-4748
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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"The type of therapy I practice is about who you are as a person, not just a particular diagnosis you may have. We all struggle at times, whether with unfulfilling relationships, challenges in our professional lives, how we feel about ourselves, or other issues. When we first meet, my goal is to try to understand and appreciate the full context of your situation and not solely the troubling symptoms. I work hard to create a safe, warm, trusting environment. Over time, I'll help you uncover patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may contribute to your current problem."
Leyla M. Kenny, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I work with clients to help them increase confidence and reduce anxiety. In addition, many of my clients notice an increased capacity to form healthy emotionally intimate relationships. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy."
(202) 559-4261
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"I work with clients to help them increase confidence and reduce anxiety. In addition, many of my clients notice an increased capacity to form healthy emotionally intimate relationships. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy."
Sharilyn Wiskup, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
"I believe that everyone deserves therapy and an objective ear. No problem is too big or too small. I see it as part of my job to help you understand the way you think and feel so that you can have more meaningful relationships with those closest to you. Together, we'll make sense of the things in your life that are troubling you, and explore ways to cope in order to help you feel less overwhelmed. "
(202) 759-7441
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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"I believe that everyone deserves therapy and an objective ear. No problem is too big or too small. I see it as part of my job to help you understand the way you think and feel so that you can have more meaningful relationships with those closest to you. Together, we'll make sense of the things in your life that are troubling you, and explore ways to cope in order to help you feel less overwhelmed. "
Stephon Patterson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"Are you experiencing difficulties associated with a recent divorce, separation, or breakup? Do you feel that you sometimes become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Do you believe it is time to take the next step in your life but are uncertain how to take that step? My name is Stephon Patterson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. I work with individuals, couples and families in their efforts to find balance in their home, work, school and social lives. My areas of clinical experience include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictive behavior, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, and sexual orientation."
(202) 335-7411
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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"Are you experiencing difficulties associated with a recent divorce, separation, or breakup? Do you feel that you sometimes become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Do you believe it is time to take the next step in your life but are uncertain how to take that step? My name is Stephon Patterson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. I work with individuals, couples and families in their efforts to find balance in their home, work, school and social lives. My areas of clinical experience include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictive behavior, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, and sexual orientation."
Jonathan Kirkendall, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"Currently accepting new clients, I specialize in bringing integrative, wellness solutions to anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. "Integrative mental health" is concerned with maintaining optimal wellness and managing symptoms of each unique person in the context of your values, preferences and circumstances. I bring over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, and an expertise in mindfulness, nutrition, and holistic practices to help you sustain a full sense of well being. Choosing a therapist can be tough - visit my blog on my website to view my videos which will give you a better sense of who I am."
(202) 250-3744
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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"Currently accepting new clients, I specialize in bringing integrative, wellness solutions to anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. "Integrative mental health" is concerned with maintaining optimal wellness and managing symptoms of each unique person in the context of your values, preferences and circumstances. I bring over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, and an expertise in mindfulness, nutrition, and holistic practices to help you sustain a full sense of well being. Choosing a therapist can be tough - visit my blog on my website to view my videos which will give you a better sense of who I am."
Leslie K Santa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"You can’t imagine feeling okay again now that your loved one is gone. How can the world move on when your own world has stopped? The decisions you’ve made in your life since they died have been about survival and not desires. Truthfully, you aren't even sure what you want anymore. You yearn to feel like yourself again, but you also feel guilty that it could mean letting go of your loved one somehow. You see your peers moving on in their life and you fear that you are falling more and more behind. You worry that what you need most you could only get from the person who is no longer with you. Is this the life you're resigned to?"
(202) 999-3319
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"You can’t imagine feeling okay again now that your loved one is gone. How can the world move on when your own world has stopped? The decisions you’ve made in your life since they died have been about survival and not desires. Truthfully, you aren't even sure what you want anymore. You yearn to feel like yourself again, but you also feel guilty that it could mean letting go of your loved one somehow. You see your peers moving on in their life and you fear that you are falling more and more behind. You worry that what you need most you could only get from the person who is no longer with you. Is this the life you're resigned to?"
Suzanne Miller Friedman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"It's so important to find a therapist who really understands you. That connection becomes the base from which you can take emotional risks essential for deep exploration and enduring change. The bond we form allows our interaction to be characterized by safety, trust, mutual respect, and even humor. I offer a free consultation to help you decide whether we would work well together. Please join me for a cup of tea to share your story, chart a course for how we might work together, and ask any questions about therapy and how I can help you."
(202) 686-1155 x3
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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"It's so important to find a therapist who really understands you. That connection becomes the base from which you can take emotional risks essential for deep exploration and enduring change. The bond we form allows our interaction to be characterized by safety, trust, mutual respect, and even humor. I offer a free consultation to help you decide whether we would work well together. Please join me for a cup of tea to share your story, chart a course for how we might work together, and ask any questions about therapy and how I can help you."
Georgiana Mora, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I believe that each person has an innate ability to heal from trauma and pain. Events from the past can impact our mind and body in the present--sometimes getting in the way of current relationships and goals. I offer a safe space to tap into transformative healing, self-exploration, and personal growth. My clients bring an array of issues to therapy including trauma, addiction, sexual difficulties, relationship challenges, self-injury, and dissociation. I work collaboratively, recognizing that each client brings their own unique strengths to the work. "
(470) 299-9775
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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"I believe that each person has an innate ability to heal from trauma and pain. Events from the past can impact our mind and body in the present--sometimes getting in the way of current relationships and goals. I offer a safe space to tap into transformative healing, self-exploration, and personal growth. My clients bring an array of issues to therapy including trauma, addiction, sexual difficulties, relationship challenges, self-injury, and dissociation. I work collaboratively, recognizing that each client brings their own unique strengths to the work. "
Anne Gialanella, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 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 child, adolescent, and 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. I am committed to supporting all clients on their healing journey."
(919) 666-3763
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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"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 child, adolescent, and 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. I am committed to supporting all clients on their healing journey."

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