E J Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(202) 972-4561

E J Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

650 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 972-4561
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Out of an abundance of caution for public health, I continue to offer virtual sessions. Office visits can be arranged on limited days.

About

LGBQ+, Nonbinary & Trans affirming mental health care. Clients who work with me are interested in symptom relief (anxiety, dysphoria, relationship concerns, etc...), and the journey of self-discovery. Therapy is a means to explore new ways of thinking and to improve emotional connections to self and others. Life transitions, trauma, stress, and grief can take a toll on your wellbeing. Helping clients meet their goals is my top priority & incorporating your insights is key to meeting those goals. I focus my work on treating survivors of sexual trauma and working with LGBTQIA+ populations on their journeys of identity discovery.
As an existential therapist, I offer a safe non-judgmental environment for exploration. I treat concerns that individuals face with evidence-based techniques (i.e. EMDR, CPT) in the context of finding meaning and purpose. I am a certified trauma professional & transgender healthcare therapist. I also offer sex and couples therapy. ENM/poly/kinky welcome!
Ultimately, I believe that while we cannot always control what happens to us, we absolutely get to assign meaning to those events as we see fit. My style is direct and empowerment-focused, but not abrasive. Shame is poison for the soul. I believe that finding your truth is fundamental to living a fulfilling life you actually want to show up for! - E.J.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am an out-of-network provider. Payments (in full) expected at time of the appointment. Superbills provided for Out-of-Network benefits.
Email me or call (202) 972-4561 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Virginia / 0701008031
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state.
  • School: Walden University
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Transgender Certification Assoc. / Transgender Care Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: Texas / 72052
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LSATP, MAC

E J Smith's Groups

LB+Q Women's Group

The LB+Q Women's Group meets on the 1st/3rd Wednesdays of the Month. The therapy group that runs in 12 session cycles for clients who identify as women to explore the intersectionality of their feminine and sexual orientations/identities. Therapeutic techniques such as cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and reflection serve as the platform to explore a wide variety of topics including the coming out process (family/work), gender/sexual expression, heteronormativity, and more. This group, like all of E.J.'s groups, are trans/NB-inclusive. Contact our office to be notified when the next group cycle opens.

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Gender Identity Group

The Gender Identity Group meets on the 2nd/4th Wednesdays of the Month. The therapy group runs in 12 session cycles for clients who identify as trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming (& others) to explore the intersectionality of their gender and other identities. Therapeutic techniques such as cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and reflection serve as the platform to explore a wide variety of topics including the coming out process (family/work), gender expression, gender roles, unlearning internalized negativity, and more. Contact our office to be notified when the next group cycle opens. E.J. is certified as a Transgender Care Therapist by ITCA.

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Location

650 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 972-4561
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Nonbinary
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Dysphoria/Questioning
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Gottman Method
  • LGB/Trans/GenderNonConforming Affirming Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 6 Aug 2022
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E J Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP