Dallas Clay Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I recognize that LGBTQ persons have unique challenges and may face additional obstacles when choosing a psychotherapist.
*At this time, I am only accepting new clients for EMDR treatment* Are you struggling with processing past traumatic events? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR provides a proven approach to address the symptoms of trauma that can interfere with thriving in your everyday life. EMDR allows individuals to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time.
Sex Therapy
(202) 556-3451
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Sex Therapy
I recognize that LGBTQ persons have unique challenges and may face additional obstacles when choosing a psychotherapist.
*At this time, I am only accepting new clients for EMDR treatment* Are you struggling with processing past traumatic events? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR provides a proven approach to address the symptoms of trauma that can interfere with thriving in your everyday life. EMDR allows individuals to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time.
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Ronald O Esquivel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
Sex Therapy
(202) 968-1053
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
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Sara Mindel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I am a passionate about working with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folx and I work towards healing the emotional experience and bodies, in all bodies, including all sizes (HAES), genders, and relationship orientations including kink, poly and ethical monogamy.
Satisfaction, joy and self-awareness are key elements to a fulfilling life. Although that seems easier said than done, I believe that we can find these elements with encouraging support and guidance. I am a committed, compassionate therapist who is ready to help you uncover your inner strengths to make the changes you want and live a more gratifying life. I believe that we all take a journey to find ourselves, but it becomes even more difficult when we are burdened by depression, addiction and/or trauma. Finding the right fit can help us get through difficult times, creating positive relationship is paramount to our happiness.
Sex Therapy
(202) 670-5950
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
I am a passionate about working with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folx and I work towards healing the emotional experience and bodies, in all bodies, including all sizes (HAES), genders, and relationship orientations including kink, poly and ethical monogamy.
Satisfaction, joy and self-awareness are key elements to a fulfilling life. Although that seems easier said than done, I believe that we can find these elements with encouraging support and guidance. I am a committed, compassionate therapist who is ready to help you uncover your inner strengths to make the changes you want and live a more gratifying life. I believe that we all take a journey to find ourselves, but it becomes even more difficult when we are burdened by depression, addiction and/or trauma. Finding the right fit can help us get through difficult times, creating positive relationship is paramount to our happiness.
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Anthony Hain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have a particular passion for LGBTQ+ clients and experience working with non-traditional relationships.
Everyone faces challenges along the journey. While you are the ultimate expert of your life, it is valuable to have a trusted guide to help explore and navigate bumps in the road, internal and external conflicts and relationship issues. As a clinician, I have experience with a wide range of presenting concerns from stress and anxiety to serious mental illness. I specialize in psychotherapy with young adults, adults and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, human sexuality and relationship issues.
Sex Therapy
(202) 335-7523
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Sex Therapy
I have a particular passion for LGBTQ+ clients and experience working with non-traditional relationships.
Everyone faces challenges along the journey. While you are the ultimate expert of your life, it is valuable to have a trusted guide to help explore and navigate bumps in the road, internal and external conflicts and relationship issues. As a clinician, I have experience with a wide range of presenting concerns from stress and anxiety to serious mental illness. I specialize in psychotherapy with young adults, adults and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, human sexuality and relationship issues.
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Lisa Smith-Couples Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CST Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
If you're an individual experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, sexual problems, LGBTQ+ issues, or life transitions, you'll find a warm and accepting place to explore and resolve your issues.
Are you experiencing relationship issues? Working together, I can help you resolve problems and feelings that may seem overwhelming. Whether you're seeking couples counseling or individual therapy, I'll listen deeply and will help you forge a path towards your goals. You'll find an affirming, supportive environment and strategies to enable you to live your life more fully and joyfully. Clients have told me that my warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach helps them feel comfortable working through difficult issues.
Sex Therapy
(202) 803-7244
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
If you're an individual experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, sexual problems, LGBTQ+ issues, or life transitions, you'll find a warm and accepting place to explore and resolve your issues.
Are you experiencing relationship issues? Working together, I can help you resolve problems and feelings that may seem overwhelming. Whether you're seeking couples counseling or individual therapy, I'll listen deeply and will help you forge a path towards your goals. You'll find an affirming, supportive environment and strategies to enable you to live your life more fully and joyfully. Clients have told me that my warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach helps them feel comfortable working through difficult issues.
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Carolyn Bell
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MA, MBA Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I’m experienced working with LGBTQ+ and heterosexual couples, and with monogamous and consensually non-monogamous relationships.
Are you seeking deeper attachment? I work with couples and individuals to increase your awareness in everyday moments. You will begin to recognize habits and behaviors and remove obstacles that hinder your connections. Within a trusting environment, I help clients process life-changing events including loss and grief, chronic health diagnoses, adoption, and job growth and relocation. I offer support for couples who want to strengthen their relationships and resolve issues preventing emotional and sexual intimacy. Where appropriate, I offer intensive therapy to bring clarity and begin the healing process of life experiences.
Sex Therapy
(202) 301-3535
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
I’m experienced working with LGBTQ+ and heterosexual couples, and with monogamous and consensually non-monogamous relationships.
Are you seeking deeper attachment? I work with couples and individuals to increase your awareness in everyday moments. You will begin to recognize habits and behaviors and remove obstacles that hinder your connections. Within a trusting environment, I help clients process life-changing events including loss and grief, chronic health diagnoses, adoption, and job growth and relocation. I offer support for couples who want to strengthen their relationships and resolve issues preventing emotional and sexual intimacy. Where appropriate, I offer intensive therapy to bring clarity and begin the healing process of life experiences.
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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.
Sex Therapy
(240) 650-8566
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
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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Katherine Jones
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a somatic practitioner who specializes in working with trauma, the LGBTQIA+ community, cultural concerns, consensual non-monogamy/polyamory, and kink/BDSM.
Welcome to my practice! Seeking professional support is a courageous step. Life often poses many challenges, which can be difficult to navigate alone. Through empathic, genuine, and non-judgmental support, I help clients understand how past experiences have impacted their current lives and relationships. I work collaboratively and creatively with my clients to build their awareness and confidence to feel empowered to make changes that lead to more satisfying and fulfilling lives. My aim is to help clients reduce suffering, build insight and awareness, develop more adaptive resources, and facilitate growth and healing.
Sex Therapy
(202) 335-4436
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Sex Therapy
I am a somatic practitioner who specializes in working with trauma, the LGBTQIA+ community, cultural concerns, consensual non-monogamy/polyamory, and kink/BDSM.
Welcome to my practice! Seeking professional support is a courageous step. Life often poses many challenges, which can be difficult to navigate alone. Through empathic, genuine, and non-judgmental support, I help clients understand how past experiences have impacted their current lives and relationships. I work collaboratively and creatively with my clients to build their awareness and confidence to feel empowered to make changes that lead to more satisfying and fulfilling lives. My aim is to help clients reduce suffering, build insight and awareness, develop more adaptive resources, and facilitate growth and healing.
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Briana Flesch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, CST Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Areas of interest under this umbrella include working with LGBTQ people, consensual non-monogamous relationships, and I am a kink competent therapist.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with adults and couples. With a warm but direct approach I encourage a client in their personal growth and development. I utilize a mix of therapies, with a strong basis in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and strengths based theories. I earned my B.A. in psychology and my Master of Social Work at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. In previous internship and work experiences, I have worked in a variety of different settings including intensive community based programs, inpatient hospitals and outpatient services.
Sex Therapy
(202) 813-0336
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
Areas of interest under this umbrella include working with LGBTQ people, consensual non-monogamous relationships, and I am a kink competent therapist.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with adults and couples. With a warm but direct approach I encourage a client in their personal growth and development. I utilize a mix of therapies, with a strong basis in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and strengths based theories. I earned my B.A. in psychology and my Master of Social Work at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. In previous internship and work experiences, I have worked in a variety of different settings including intensive community based programs, inpatient hospitals and outpatient services.
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Susan Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 25 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
Sex Therapy
(202) 800-1427
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 25 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
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Teresa Harris
Counselor, LGPC, MBA Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
**Limited availability. One biweekly Tuesday afternoon spot, one weekly Thursday 1p spot!** 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.
Sex Therapy
(202) 234-7738 x158
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Sex Therapy
**Limited availability. One biweekly Tuesday afternoon spot, one weekly Thursday 1p spot!** 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.
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Ethan Mereish
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
It's courageous and wonderful that you are interested in starting therapy. As a psychologist, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. I see therapy as a place for you to gain insights about your personal patterns, process difficult experiences, overcome obstacles, and improve your relationships.
Sex Therapy
(202) 831-8978
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
It's courageous and wonderful that you are interested in starting therapy. As a psychologist, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. I see therapy as a place for you to gain insights about your personal patterns, process difficult experiences, overcome obstacles, and improve your relationships.
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Michael A Giordano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
Sex Therapy
(202) 559-4269
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
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Ryan Robinson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Hosts group in:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
Sex Therapy
(202) 836-6839
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Sex Therapy
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
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Karen Apsel
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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
Sex Therapy
(202) 969-2276
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
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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Alex Honigman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Are you looking to improve your relationships, dating and love life? Or are you trying to work through some anxiety, depression or trauma? Maybe you just need a safe space to process. I'm here for you. I'm a passionate and experienced therapist who absolutely believes that mental health should be accessible, practical and centered around you. I love working with both couples and individual clients who are seeking therapy to enhance their lives. I provide treatment tailored and geared toward making daily improvements utilizing evidence based practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your full potential.
Sex Therapy
(562) 352-1789
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
Are you looking to improve your relationships, dating and love life? Or are you trying to work through some anxiety, depression or trauma? Maybe you just need a safe space to process. I'm here for you. I'm a passionate and experienced therapist who absolutely believes that mental health should be accessible, practical and centered around you. I love working with both couples and individual clients who are seeking therapy to enhance their lives. I provide treatment tailored and geared toward making daily improvements utilizing evidence based practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your full potential.
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Brian Cross
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I work with a wide variety of clients in individual, couples, group and consultation formats.I provide a relationship that promotes respectful, direct expression of our unique human frailties and strengths be they happy, angry, fearful or sad. Psychotherapy is a potent elixir for change. The 'contents' of life provides for each of us at times a 'wild-ride', a 'lazy day', or somewhere in between. I help my clients with the 'process' of life to stay connected with their Self and others. If all goes well in the individual or couples therapy, most of my clients matriculate into a group psychotherapy process to further their growth.
Sex Therapy
(202) 643-6971
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
I work with a wide variety of clients in individual, couples, group and consultation formats.I provide a relationship that promotes respectful, direct expression of our unique human frailties and strengths be they happy, angry, fearful or sad. Psychotherapy is a potent elixir for change. The 'contents' of life provides for each of us at times a 'wild-ride', a 'lazy day', or somewhere in between. I help my clients with the 'process' of life to stay connected with their Self and others. If all goes well in the individual or couples therapy, most of my clients matriculate into a group psychotherapy process to further their growth.
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Molly Boehm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients until May 2021. Has stay at home left you stuck in your own head? Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
Sex Therapy
(571) 474-9416
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Sex Therapy
Currently not accepting new clients until May 2021. Has stay at home left you stuck in your own head? Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
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Emily West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with young adults, adolescents, and their families in individual, couple, and family therapy. Sometimes we worry that coming to therapy means something is wrong. I believe it means something is right. Often, my clients find themselves facing more decisions and questions about who they are and what they want out of their lives and relationships than ever before. This is an important time in life when many people ask themselves: How can I feel like what I do matters?
Sex Therapy
(844) 260-5989
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Sex Therapy
I specialize in working with young adults, adolescents, and their families in individual, couple, and family therapy. Sometimes we worry that coming to therapy means something is wrong. I believe it means something is right. Often, my clients find themselves facing more decisions and questions about who they are and what they want out of their lives and relationships than ever before. This is an important time in life when many people ask themselves: How can I feel like what I do matters?
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Alice B. Penner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Sometimes we wait longer than we should- but when the mind is ready the help you need is available despite daunting beginnings. Is it the relationship with yourself or others, your career, some loss, a transition, or some still less clear discomfort? I will offer a safe place, free of external judgement so that you can feel your internal confusion lift and in the clearing of the rubble imagine a course in which to harness your inner essential strengths, express them fearlessly, and have them heard by those around you wherever you are.
Sex Therapy
(202) 296-7739
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Sex Therapy
Sometimes we wait longer than we should- but when the mind is ready the help you need is available despite daunting beginnings. Is it the relationship with yourself or others, your career, some loss, a transition, or some still less clear discomfort? I will offer a safe place, free of external judgement so that you can feel your internal confusion lift and in the clearing of the rubble imagine a course in which to harness your inner essential strengths, express them fearlessly, and have them heard by those around you wherever you are.

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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Dupont Circle, Washington. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.