Molly Louise Mattison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Offers online therapy
Parents will often identify struggles going on at home but are hesitant about placing their children in therapy. Parenting work can help identify the challenges at home and build new parenting skills. Sometimes parenting work is needed when parents already have a child in therapy but the child's needs are so great that the parents need their own support person. I also specialize in divorce parenting work where I help separating parents co-parent. My emphasis is creating consistency between the two homes. Children can experience anxiety going between two homes but with parental consistency and low conflict, children can thrive.
(202) 883-5909
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Washington, DC 20016
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Parents will often identify struggles going on at home but are hesitant about placing their children in therapy. Parenting work can help identify the challenges at home and build new parenting skills. Sometimes parenting work is needed when parents already have a child in therapy but the child's needs are so great that the parents need their own support person. I also specialize in divorce parenting work where I help separating parents co-parent. My emphasis is creating consistency between the two homes. Children can experience anxiety going between two homes but with parental consistency and low conflict, children can thrive.
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Deborah P Hecker
Counselor, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Offers online therapy
Hecker also specializes in helping people who are transitioning through separation and divorce, and she also assists business people in balancing their commitments to their busy work schedules and their personal lives.
Combining her backgrounds in psychoanalysis and couples' training, Dr. Deborah Hecker has created a cutting-edge counseling process called Yours, Mine, Ours: Partnership Done Right. Her goals with her clients are twofold: to simultaneously help people to develop their unique identities and how to successfully integrate them into outstanding relationships.
(850) 404-7567
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Washington, DC 20015
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Hecker also specializes in helping people who are transitioning through separation and divorce, and she also assists business people in balancing their commitments to their busy work schedules and their personal lives.
Combining her backgrounds in psychoanalysis and couples' training, Dr. Deborah Hecker has created a cutting-edge counseling process called Yours, Mine, Ours: Partnership Done Right. Her goals with her clients are twofold: to simultaneously help people to develop their unique identities and how to successfully integrate them into outstanding relationships.
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Jennifer Joyner-Hall
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Life is challenging and at times we need geniune help to grow to our fullest potential. As a clinical psychologist, it is my passion to help individuals discover what keeps them from obtaining their life goals. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, divorce, and/or basic growing pains can negatively impact one's life. My practice is centered around breaking down the barriers that impede on life success, and learning real strategies to combat future difficulties. In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide parenting coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
(202) 559-4821
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Washington, DC 20009
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Life is challenging and at times we need geniune help to grow to our fullest potential. As a clinical psychologist, it is my passion to help individuals discover what keeps them from obtaining their life goals. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, divorce, and/or basic growing pains can negatively impact one's life. My practice is centered around breaking down the barriers that impede on life success, and learning real strategies to combat future difficulties. In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide parenting coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
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Ann Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
I understand the challenges of parenting, divorce, struggling with anxiety, grieving the loss of a loved one, and dealing with substance abuse and work stressors.
I help clients who are struggling with a variety of issues whether they're at home, school, or work. I'll help you look at patterns of behavior, your upbringing, environment and current interactions so we can determine the next steps for you to take toward your goals.
(240) 219-5738
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Washington, DC 20007
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I understand the challenges of parenting, divorce, struggling with anxiety, grieving the loss of a loved one, and dealing with substance abuse and work stressors.
I help clients who are struggling with a variety of issues whether they're at home, school, or work. I'll help you look at patterns of behavior, your upbringing, environment and current interactions so we can determine the next steps for you to take toward your goals.
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Carly Blackstone
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20016
In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide divorce coaching and parent coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
Today you or your family are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I see therapy (individual, couples and family) as a collaborative effort to figure out what obstacles are getting in the way of you and your family's happiness. We explore past and current behaviors, thoughts, relationships, and make connections between past and current experiences to help create change. We can work together to create a new experience that not only gets you through the storm to the calm, but can help you or your family thrive.
(240) 213-3117
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Washington, DC 20016
In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide divorce coaching and parent coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
Today you or your family are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I see therapy (individual, couples and family) as a collaborative effort to figure out what obstacles are getting in the way of you and your family's happiness. We explore past and current behaviors, thoughts, relationships, and make connections between past and current experiences to help create change. We can work together to create a new experience that not only gets you through the storm to the calm, but can help you or your family thrive.
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Ajita M. Robinson
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LCPC-S Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20052
Offers online therapy
the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce, or other events.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is aimed at providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address life's challenges. With empathy and understanding I provide services tailored to each individual or family. I work collaboratively alongside my clients to assist them in utilizing their strengths to accomplish their goals.
(301) 850-6839
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20052
Offers online therapy
the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce, or other events.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is aimed at providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address life's challenges. With empathy and understanding I provide services tailored to each individual or family. I work collaboratively alongside my clients to assist them in utilizing their strengths to accomplish their goals.
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Deena Kotlewski
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NBCC Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20015
Offers online therapy
My primary focus is working with children and adolescents who are struggling with family discord, parent separation and/or divorce. Since 1996 I have been working within the school system, consulting for an adolescent residential/outpatient therapeutic treatment facility and in private practice. I work with children, adolescents, and their families to improve their skills navigating through life's challenges, transitions, and daily stressors. I also assist people who are feeling depressed, sad, anxious, or dealing with general relationship concerns. Together we develop skills to increase self esteem and coping abilities to promote resilient individuals and more communicative families.
(202) 656-0929
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20015
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My primary focus is working with children and adolescents who are struggling with family discord, parent separation and/or divorce. Since 1996 I have been working within the school system, consulting for an adolescent residential/outpatient therapeutic treatment facility and in private practice. I work with children, adolescents, and their families to improve their skills navigating through life's challenges, transitions, and daily stressors. I also assist people who are feeling depressed, sad, anxious, or dealing with general relationship concerns. Together we develop skills to increase self esteem and coping abilities to promote resilient individuals and more communicative families.
Walid Jawad
Couples, Coach, MS, JDR
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
Offers online therapy
My MS in Conflict Resolution and BS in Decision Science combined with my divorce and family mediation work and cross-cultural negotiations allows me to offer a practical option between reflective therapy and continued conflict spiral.
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
(202) 804-9550
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
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My MS in Conflict Resolution and BS in Decision Science combined with my divorce and family mediation work and cross-cultural negotiations allows me to offer a practical option between reflective therapy and continued conflict spiral.
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
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Kristen Quigley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and also work extensively with many other issues such as trauma, PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, self-esteem, infertility, perinatal & postpartum issues (including post pardon depression), self-sabotage habits, stress, family of origin issues, OCD, ADD, ADHD, domestic violence and abuse, separation & divorce.
Welcome! Recognizing that something in your life isn't working is a great sign of hope & resilience and those who find their way to my practice are usually looking for something to change in their lives. The reasons why you are seeking therapy are my top priorities and helping you have the life you want is my job. I am often described as compassionate, intuitive, empathetic, open and honest. Seeking out a therapist you connect with and trust it critical. Please come in and decide if you feel that I'm the right therapist for you! I have Tuesday-Saturday hours available.
(202) 760-2882
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Washington, DC 20007
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and also work extensively with many other issues such as trauma, PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, self-esteem, infertility, perinatal & postpartum issues (including post pardon depression), self-sabotage habits, stress, family of origin issues, OCD, ADD, ADHD, domestic violence and abuse, separation & divorce.
Welcome! Recognizing that something in your life isn't working is a great sign of hope & resilience and those who find their way to my practice are usually looking for something to change in their lives. The reasons why you are seeking therapy are my top priorities and helping you have the life you want is my job. I am often described as compassionate, intuitive, empathetic, open and honest. Seeking out a therapist you connect with and trust it critical. Please come in and decide if you feel that I'm the right therapist for you! I have Tuesday-Saturday hours available.
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Blessing E. Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Washington, DC 20003
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating those experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions (trauma, marriage, divorce, breakups, perinatal, postpartum, relocation, medical diagnosis, career changes, etc.
I provide therapy to millennial individuals and couples, equipping them with tools they can use to reach their personal and relational goals. I help millennials heal from difficulties related to life transitions, conflicts in their relationships, stress management, interpersonal trauma, and so much more. In our work together, we can take a deeper look into what you need to feel more satisfied in life and happier in your relationships.
(202) 630-3165
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Washington, DC 20003
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I specialize in treating those experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions (trauma, marriage, divorce, breakups, perinatal, postpartum, relocation, medical diagnosis, career changes, etc.
I provide therapy to millennial individuals and couples, equipping them with tools they can use to reach their personal and relational goals. I help millennials heal from difficulties related to life transitions, conflicts in their relationships, stress management, interpersonal trauma, and so much more. In our work together, we can take a deeper look into what you need to feel more satisfied in life and happier in your relationships.
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Karen Apsel
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Recent studies of divorce attorneys have indicated that pornography use is cited as one of the major contributors to divorce for 50% of divorcing couples.
I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I help clients gain insight into what is getting in their way and to develop healthier coping strategies. I also work extensively with those struggling with addictions, including alcoholism and sexual addictions and compulsive internet pornography use. I have successfully helped break the interference of addictions and compulsions to lead healthier, more productive lives. In addition, I often work with spouses/partners who are struggling with the impact (and trauma) of these addictions on themselves and their relationships
(202) 969-2276
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Washington, DC 20036
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Recent studies of divorce attorneys have indicated that pornography use is cited as one of the major contributors to divorce for 50% of divorcing couples.
I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I help clients gain insight into what is getting in their way and to develop healthier coping strategies. I also work extensively with those struggling with addictions, including alcoholism and sexual addictions and compulsive internet pornography use. I have successfully helped break the interference of addictions and compulsions to lead healthier, more productive lives. In addition, I often work with spouses/partners who are struggling with the impact (and trauma) of these addictions on themselves and their relationships
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Laurie A. Ferreri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, MAC Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Offers online therapy
My approach focuses on strengths and what's working in one's life, while also assisting in practical problem solving. Those who want to establish a mind/body/spirit connection and have more joy in their lives will benefit the most by working with me. My excitement for counseling and coaching comes from helping people create wellness and balance, while going through life's transitions: adolescence, college, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging, adjusting to losses and dealing with health issues. I'm also a cancer survivor interested in helping others on their healing journey by phone or in person.
(202) 643-4938
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Washington, DC 20008
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My approach focuses on strengths and what's working in one's life, while also assisting in practical problem solving. Those who want to establish a mind/body/spirit connection and have more joy in their lives will benefit the most by working with me. My excitement for counseling and coaching comes from helping people create wellness and balance, while going through life's transitions: adolescence, college, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging, adjusting to losses and dealing with health issues. I'm also a cancer survivor interested in helping others on their healing journey by phone or in person.
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Catherine Kaplan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MA, BA Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Offers online therapy
I also work with clients going through a divorce or separation a.
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I received my graduate degree from New York University and I am an experienced professional therapist for individuals, couples, and families trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. I specialize in relationship issues within the family, couple, and/or individual, improving the understanding of oneself and their relationship to others. I track the impact of family history on relationships, and the complex patterns of interaction that play out within relationships to help re-establish better connections and form better pathways to healthier communication.
(202) 519-1709
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Washington, DC 20016
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I also work with clients going through a divorce or separation a.
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I received my graduate degree from New York University and I am an experienced professional therapist for individuals, couples, and families trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. I specialize in relationship issues within the family, couple, and/or individual, improving the understanding of oneself and their relationship to others. I track the impact of family history on relationships, and the complex patterns of interaction that play out within relationships to help re-establish better connections and form better pathways to healthier communication.
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Carrie Tiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I see children, adolescents, and adults, including children struggling with their parents' separation or divorce.
My approach is geared towards helping clients make choices and relate to others in ways that reinforce their feelings of autonomy, fulfillment, and peace. We engage to explore current situations and the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then develop strategies to help better manage situations or make decisions. Strategies we explore may include short term action plans as well as longer term resilience building to manage ongoing challenges. I will work with clients to develop new ways of interpreting difficulties, understanding others, and communicating that are in line with their own values and hopes.
(240) 650-8891
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Washington, DC 20009
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I see children, adolescents, and adults, including children struggling with their parents' separation or divorce.
My approach is geared towards helping clients make choices and relate to others in ways that reinforce their feelings of autonomy, fulfillment, and peace. We engage to explore current situations and the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then develop strategies to help better manage situations or make decisions. Strategies we explore may include short term action plans as well as longer term resilience building to manage ongoing challenges. I will work with clients to develop new ways of interpreting difficulties, understanding others, and communicating that are in line with their own values and hopes.
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
My specialties include sexual and relationship difficulties, divorce, relationship transitions, and addressing the aftermath of affairs.
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
(240) 650-8566
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Washington, DC 20009
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My specialties include sexual and relationship difficulties, divorce, relationship transitions, and addressing the aftermath of affairs.
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
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Suzanne Koopmans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed? I work with adults from all walks of life who are dealing with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, tensions in relationships. I am passionate about the power of therapy and I know that it can support people deal with unexpected changes in their lives, for example illness, death of a loved one, becoming a parent, divorce, homesickness, adjusting to a new environment, starting a new career. Therapy can also address long standing psychological issues that take great courage to address.
(301) 327-2824
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed? I work with adults from all walks of life who are dealing with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, tensions in relationships. I am passionate about the power of therapy and I know that it can support people deal with unexpected changes in their lives, for example illness, death of a loved one, becoming a parent, divorce, homesickness, adjusting to a new environment, starting a new career. Therapy can also address long standing psychological issues that take great courage to address.
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Maria Thestrup
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
In addition to individual therapy, I also work with couples in various stages of their relationship with a number of different issues, ranging from pre-marriage concerns to post-divorce counseling.
Everyone has the potential to change, grow and heal. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful tool toward those ends. Effective therapy requires an accepting and authentic therapist-client relationship, and I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, trust and understanding. I will encourage you to deepen your understanding of your experiences and emotional life. As most people enter therapy during a time of heightened discomfort, I also strive to quickly identify areas of concern, develop an approach that feels comfortable, and help you find greater fulfillment in your life.
(703) 574-2590
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Washington, DC 20007
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In addition to individual therapy, I also work with couples in various stages of their relationship with a number of different issues, ranging from pre-marriage concerns to post-divorce counseling.
Everyone has the potential to change, grow and heal. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful tool toward those ends. Effective therapy requires an accepting and authentic therapist-client relationship, and I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, trust and understanding. I will encourage you to deepen your understanding of your experiences and emotional life. As most people enter therapy during a time of heightened discomfort, I also strive to quickly identify areas of concern, develop an approach that feels comfortable, and help you find greater fulfillment in your life.
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Deborah M Schechter
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LPC Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Offers online therapy
My areas of clinical experience include depression; anxiety; relationship issues; couples therapy; behavioral modification for executive functioning, emotional and self regulation, and procrastination; trauma and PTSD; grief and loss; self care; mindfulness; spirituality; divorce; suicide treatment and prevention; and effective communication skills.
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, which allows me to work most successfully with clients on a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. I also incorporate other theoretical approaches and interventions when called for, including attachment theory; and humanistic, pastoral, and psychodynamic approaches. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. See my website: www.debbieschechter.com for more information.
(202) 914-0489
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Washington, DC 20015
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My areas of clinical experience include depression; anxiety; relationship issues; couples therapy; behavioral modification for executive functioning, emotional and self regulation, and procrastination; trauma and PTSD; grief and loss; self care; mindfulness; spirituality; divorce; suicide treatment and prevention; and effective communication skills.
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, which allows me to work most successfully with clients on a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. I also incorporate other theoretical approaches and interventions when called for, including attachment theory; and humanistic, pastoral, and psychodynamic approaches. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. See my website: www.debbieschechter.com for more information.
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Meredith Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, communication, divorce, grief, relationships and behavior management. I am primarily cognitive behavioral and take an active role in therapy, challenging clients to explore alternative ways to deal with their issues while creating a trusting and caring environment. I am the founder and clinical director of District Therapy Associates, a small psychotherapy practice with several therapists who focus on child, adolescent, adult, family, marriage, and group therapy.
(202) 609-8914
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Washington, DC 20016
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I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, communication, divorce, grief, relationships and behavior management. I am primarily cognitive behavioral and take an active role in therapy, challenging clients to explore alternative ways to deal with their issues while creating a trusting and caring environment. I am the founder and clinical director of District Therapy Associates, a small psychotherapy practice with several therapists who focus on child, adolescent, adult, family, marriage, and group therapy.
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Jeremy Klass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW, JD Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Offers online therapy
I am licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia. My focus is to help clients identify and make meaningful changes and improve their lives. I help people navigate and manage anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, major life transitions, adjustment difficulties, and substance abuse. I work primarily with adults 18 and up, including students, lawyers, medical professionals, and government and private-sector professionals who hold sensitive positions. I am available for short- and long-term individual therapy, couples therapy, career counseling, parent coordination, mediation and collaborative divorce.
(240) 245-2173
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Washington, DC 20008
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I am licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia. My focus is to help clients identify and make meaningful changes and improve their lives. I help people navigate and manage anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, major life transitions, adjustment difficulties, and substance abuse. I work primarily with adults 18 and up, including students, lawyers, medical professionals, and government and private-sector professionals who hold sensitive positions. I am available for short- and long-term individual therapy, couples therapy, career counseling, parent coordination, mediation and collaborative divorce.

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Divorce Therapists
The dissolution of a marriage is almost always an upsetting event, at the very least marked by disappointment and the loss of dreams and expectations.

A divorce therapist in Washington can help you by exploring the struggles you’re facing, identifying whether or not those problems can be resolved, creating a realistic picture of what life would look like after divorce, and how your children could be affected and protected. In the process of answering these questions, a divorce therapist helps you work towards acceptance and forgiveness.