Elise Brau
MA, LGPC, NCC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed and in need of some guidance? Does it feel like everything around you is changing and you don’t know where to begin? I believe we are all capable of healing and finding peace, we just might need a little help to get there. In my practice, I help clients navigate change by recognizing their emotions, inspiring insight, exploring their beliefs, and getting in touch with their bodies. Together, we explore the roots of your issues with the goal of reducing depression and anxiety, processing past traumas, understanding your relationships, and making meaning out of life transitions and loss.
(202) 318-1847 x502
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed and in need of some guidance? Does it feel like everything around you is changing and you don’t know where to begin? I believe we are all capable of healing and finding peace, we just might need a little help to get there. In my practice, I help clients navigate change by recognizing their emotions, inspiring insight, exploring their beliefs, and getting in touch with their bodies. Together, we explore the roots of your issues with the goal of reducing depression and anxiety, processing past traumas, understanding your relationships, and making meaning out of life transitions and loss.
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Rachel Leipow
Psychological Associate, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Life can be hard sometimes, leaving us with bumps, bruises, and wounds that are difficult to heal on our own. Therapy is a space where you can better understand yourself so that you can heal and find a different and more meaningful way of being in the world. In the context of a safe and empathic therapeutic relationship, you are able to listen better to yourself, understand your emotional pain, and see the ways that it has impacted your life. It is through this process that the work of therapy can be both hard but ultimately rewarding.
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Life can be hard sometimes, leaving us with bumps, bruises, and wounds that are difficult to heal on our own. Therapy is a space where you can better understand yourself so that you can heal and find a different and more meaningful way of being in the world. In the context of a safe and empathic therapeutic relationship, you are able to listen better to yourself, understand your emotional pain, and see the ways that it has impacted your life. It is through this process that the work of therapy can be both hard but ultimately rewarding.
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Olesya Van Dijck
MA, ATR-P, LGPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Trauma and attachment issues can impact our body in ways that make us feel disconnected, often stuck in cycles of distress and suffering leading to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addictions. As a trauma-informed therapist and life-long yogini and artist, I help my clients to explore suppressed emotions and reconnect with their authentic selves through creative and embodied practices that reach beyond words. I use an integrative holistic approach to guide and empower my clients to strengthen their mind-body connection, activate their inner resources, and overcome unhealthy patterns to create more fulfillment and joy.
(202) 519-4854 x503
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Trauma and attachment issues can impact our body in ways that make us feel disconnected, often stuck in cycles of distress and suffering leading to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addictions. As a trauma-informed therapist and life-long yogini and artist, I help my clients to explore suppressed emotions and reconnect with their authentic selves through creative and embodied practices that reach beyond words. I use an integrative holistic approach to guide and empower my clients to strengthen their mind-body connection, activate their inner resources, and overcome unhealthy patterns to create more fulfillment and joy.
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Rula Garside
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
We all experience challenging times when we don’t feel like ourselves. We may feel stuck, lost, or experience the same unsatisfying relationships. Engaging in therapy, with the right therapist, can help. Within a supportive and collaborative relationship, I actively work with my clients to better understand themselves and their relationships; to acquire healthy coping strategies; and to achieve an enhanced sense of well-being. I am flexible, tailoring the therapy according to the needs of each client. I bring an integrative approach to psychotherapy that includes insight-oriented work, practical interventions, and cognitive/behavioral techniques, all within a nurturing relationship.
(202) 930-0543
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
We all experience challenging times when we don’t feel like ourselves. We may feel stuck, lost, or experience the same unsatisfying relationships. Engaging in therapy, with the right therapist, can help. Within a supportive and collaborative relationship, I actively work with my clients to better understand themselves and their relationships; to acquire healthy coping strategies; and to achieve an enhanced sense of well-being. I am flexible, tailoring the therapy according to the needs of each client. I bring an integrative approach to psychotherapy that includes insight-oriented work, practical interventions, and cognitive/behavioral techniques, all within a nurturing relationship.
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Deardre McGuire, LICSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PLLC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20016
Beginning therapy can be a difficult step. But if you find yourself stuck, repeating the same ineffective, undermining coping mechanisms and unable to manage your emotions, then it might be time to start working together to help you identify more effective and constructive approaches to achieve your goals.
(202) 370-7078
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20016
Beginning therapy can be a difficult step. But if you find yourself stuck, repeating the same ineffective, undermining coping mechanisms and unable to manage your emotions, then it might be time to start working together to help you identify more effective and constructive approaches to achieve your goals.
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Maura Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I believe people are fundamentally resilient. Our histories and life experiences shape us, change us and require us to adapt. But in the midst of a global pandemic, climate emergencies, gender, ethnic and racial violence, and economic and political unrest, even the healthiest among us are struggling to cope.
(202) 600-9046
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I believe people are fundamentally resilient. Our histories and life experiences shape us, change us and require us to adapt. But in the midst of a global pandemic, climate emergencies, gender, ethnic and racial violence, and economic and political unrest, even the healthiest among us are struggling to cope.
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Oksana Zadoro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MSFS, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
MY PRACTICE IS FULL AT THE MOMENT - NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I believe that in order to make changes in our lives we need to start by looking at our relationship to ourselves, to the world and to people in it. Some of our patterns of relating were set in motion long before we had any awareness of or language for our emotions. In my practice I have found that a compassionate, respectful and mutually trusting approach can lead to meaningful change and ultimately a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(202) 684-7844
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
MY PRACTICE IS FULL AT THE MOMENT - NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I believe that in order to make changes in our lives we need to start by looking at our relationship to ourselves, to the world and to people in it. Some of our patterns of relating were set in motion long before we had any awareness of or language for our emotions. In my practice I have found that a compassionate, respectful and mutually trusting approach can lead to meaningful change and ultimately a more authentic and fulfilling life.
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Leslie K Santa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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?
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Elaina Vasserman-Stokes
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
My clinical expertise is in issues related to emotional regulation, trauma, loss, and early life attachment experiences. I have a particular interest in supporting parents of young children (particularly at this time and in relationship to COVID-related school and care transitions). My approach can broadly be described as insight oriented and rooted in attachment, relational, and interpersonal theories as well as self-psychology. My expertise rests on meaningful personal experiences and on continuing rigorous training and teaching.
(240) 607-5480
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
My clinical expertise is in issues related to emotional regulation, trauma, loss, and early life attachment experiences. I have a particular interest in supporting parents of young children (particularly at this time and in relationship to COVID-related school and care transitions). My approach can broadly be described as insight oriented and rooted in attachment, relational, and interpersonal theories as well as self-psychology. My expertise rests on meaningful personal experiences and on continuing rigorous training and teaching.
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Natalie Rusch
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a powerful tool for growth and healing, and deciding to pursue therapy takes strength and courage. As a clinician, I seek to provide warmth, understanding, and support to clients so that they feel heard, accepted, and empowered. I believe that therapy is not just about reducing distress, but about promoting overall wellness, building resilience, and celebrating existing strengths. I take a collaborative approach to my work with clients and tailor my style to meet each person's individual needs.
(202) 798-1894
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a powerful tool for growth and healing, and deciding to pursue therapy takes strength and courage. As a clinician, I seek to provide warmth, understanding, and support to clients so that they feel heard, accepted, and empowered. I believe that therapy is not just about reducing distress, but about promoting overall wellness, building resilience, and celebrating existing strengths. I take a collaborative approach to my work with clients and tailor my style to meet each person's individual needs.
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Teresa Harris
Counselor, LGPC, MBA Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
**Currently fully booked, but can put you on a wait list!** My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches, particularly with clients experiencing depression and/or anxiety.
(202) 234-7738 x158
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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**Currently fully booked, but can put you on a wait list!** My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches, particularly with clients experiencing depression and/or anxiety.
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Marcela Kepic
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC , ACS Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
(551) 243-6337
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Thanks for choosing this courageous step in your journey toward improvement. Life can be challenging and it might take some time to overcome obstacles in our way. I believe that everyone has a potential to learn, grow, improve, and heal no matter what circumstances one is facing. We are resilient beings so let's uncover what has been sitting dormant.
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Katie Graczyk LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
I enjoy working with people at all different phases of their lives and truly coming to understand what life is like for them. Establishing a supportive, connected relationship is essential for the brave work of each client in therapy to understand how change is possible. My approach is twofold: first, to focus on immediate symptom relief and second, to help my clients create lasting change through deeper exploration. At the end of the day, research shows that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship that you and I are able to form.
(202) 410-3272
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
I enjoy working with people at all different phases of their lives and truly coming to understand what life is like for them. Establishing a supportive, connected relationship is essential for the brave work of each client in therapy to understand how change is possible. My approach is twofold: first, to focus on immediate symptom relief and second, to help my clients create lasting change through deeper exploration. At the end of the day, research shows that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship that you and I are able to form.
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Heather Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you're worried about your future, struggling to stay positive, fed up with work, longing for more joy, wondering whether to stay or leave, irritated all the time: I can help you. You don't have to stay "stuck." We'll work together until you get clear and move forward. Over a long career I've helped hundreds of individuals, couples and families navigate difficult situations, painful losses - and even welcome, but (who knew?) surprisingly challenging successes: graduating; getting married; becoming a parent; finally landing a job. Find Testimonials to my help on my website, https://www.heatherwilliamslicsw.com/.
(202) 618-9486
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you're worried about your future, struggling to stay positive, fed up with work, longing for more joy, wondering whether to stay or leave, irritated all the time: I can help you. You don't have to stay "stuck." We'll work together until you get clear and move forward. Over a long career I've helped hundreds of individuals, couples and families navigate difficult situations, painful losses - and even welcome, but (who knew?) surprisingly challenging successes: graduating; getting married; becoming a parent; finally landing a job. Find Testimonials to my help on my website, https://www.heatherwilliamslicsw.com/.
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Katalin Vladar
MD, CGP Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
As a psychiatrist and therapist, I offer both medication management and psychotherapy, fitting best mental health needs. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. I can help with the effects of traumatic experiences, with troubles of everyday living, interpersonal difficulties, sexuality, or infertility/adoption issues. I can help if you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or with not reaching your goals. I assist couples in resolving painful, conflicted relationship issues. I also provide long-term therapy for self-exploration, and for changing complex personality patterns that make everyday life difficult.
(240) 392-1672
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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As a psychiatrist and therapist, I offer both medication management and psychotherapy, fitting best mental health needs. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. I can help with the effects of traumatic experiences, with troubles of everyday living, interpersonal difficulties, sexuality, or infertility/adoption issues. I can help if you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or with not reaching your goals. I assist couples in resolving painful, conflicted relationship issues. I also provide long-term therapy for self-exploration, and for changing complex personality patterns that make everyday life difficult.
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Dara Herbert McDowell
MS Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Hello! Based on my experience servicing couples, families and individuals, I am able to create an open space to tell your story, connect the dots and get results in your life where you need it the most.
(202) 860-1493
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Hello! Based on my experience servicing couples, families and individuals, I am able to create an open space to tell your story, connect the dots and get results in your life where you need it the most.
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Michelle Cortright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP, NCC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a holistic therapist committed to creating space for clients to connect with their authentic selves and heal from within. I hold a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University and am a licensed professional counselor, certified EMDR therapist, breathwork guide, and wellness coach. I am passionate about empowering others to create a life in which their souls shine brightest and focus on opportunities for healing from trauma and major life challenges including addiction/substance abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and life transitions, interpersonal development, and self-actualization.
(615) 614-8494
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a holistic therapist committed to creating space for clients to connect with their authentic selves and heal from within. I hold a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University and am a licensed professional counselor, certified EMDR therapist, breathwork guide, and wellness coach. I am passionate about empowering others to create a life in which their souls shine brightest and focus on opportunities for healing from trauma and major life challenges including addiction/substance abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and life transitions, interpersonal development, and self-actualization.
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Kimberly Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Hello! I work with clients seeking support with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and navigating grief and/or transition. By offering a safe space to reflect, our sessions focus on helping you gain insight, reduce stress and anxiety, set goals, create change, and highlight strengths. We collaborate to deepen self-understanding and self-compassion, expand coping skills, and move you forward. Through my work I've been called upon as a wellness expert for Cosmopolitan, US News & World Report, Huffington Post, books, podcasts, TV, and radio.
(202) 813-1683
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Hello! I work with clients seeking support with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and navigating grief and/or transition. By offering a safe space to reflect, our sessions focus on helping you gain insight, reduce stress and anxiety, set goals, create change, and highlight strengths. We collaborate to deepen self-understanding and self-compassion, expand coping skills, and move you forward. Through my work I've been called upon as a wellness expert for Cosmopolitan, US News & World Report, Huffington Post, books, podcasts, TV, and radio.
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Adrian J Connolly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as an invitation to bring awareness to the here and now. For many of us, we press forward, through, and over difficult feelings when they arise in our daily lives. Often they show up as unwanted thoughts or images. They not only fill us with dread, but we will go to great lengths to avoid them. On the other hand, what if moving toward our feelings actually reduces the influence they have over us, allowing us to attend to the very things we value, thereby creating meaning and purpose in our lives.
(202) 813-1485
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as an invitation to bring awareness to the here and now. For many of us, we press forward, through, and over difficult feelings when they arise in our daily lives. Often they show up as unwanted thoughts or images. They not only fill us with dread, but we will go to great lengths to avoid them. On the other hand, what if moving toward our feelings actually reduces the influence they have over us, allowing us to attend to the very things we value, thereby creating meaning and purpose in our lives.
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Anna Colangelo
Psychological Associate, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Seeking out therapy is the first step in your journey to healing and understanding. Through therapy, I will work with you to address present challenges, identify tools to navigate current and future difficult situations, and make changes to patterns of behavior or thoughts that are causing distress. Throughout our work, we will focus on broadening and deepening your awareness of yourself.   The foundation of successful therapeutic work is the therapist-client relationship. I understand the importance of this relationship, and I strive to establish a collaborative working connection filled with warmth and understanding.
(844) 338-4927
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Seeking out therapy is the first step in your journey to healing and understanding. Through therapy, I will work with you to address present challenges, identify tools to navigate current and future difficult situations, and make changes to patterns of behavior or thoughts that are causing distress. Throughout our work, we will focus on broadening and deepening your awareness of yourself.   The foundation of successful therapeutic work is the therapist-client relationship. I understand the importance of this relationship, and I strive to establish a collaborative working connection filled with warmth and understanding.

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