David A. Heilman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
While I have enjoyed working effectively with a wide variety of individuals, I specialize in LGBTQ affirmative therapy, ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic shame, couples/relationship challenges, and open relationships.
One of the hardest parts of the therapeutic process is choosing the right therapist for you, and I hope to join you on your journey towards greater self-understanding, compassion, and insight. Many people come to therapy after experiencing emotional distress that has led them to feel overwhelmed and as though they have lost direction in, and control of, their life. In a safe and non-judgmental space, I work collaboratively with my clients to explore ways in which they can effectively regain a sense of empowerment, meaning, and control in their lives.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 831-7813
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
While I have enjoyed working effectively with a wide variety of individuals, I specialize in LGBTQ affirmative therapy, ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic shame, couples/relationship challenges, and open relationships.
One of the hardest parts of the therapeutic process is choosing the right therapist for you, and I hope to join you on your journey towards greater self-understanding, compassion, and insight. Many people come to therapy after experiencing emotional distress that has led them to feel overwhelmed and as though they have lost direction in, and control of, their life. In a safe and non-judgmental space, I work collaboratively with my clients to explore ways in which they can effectively regain a sense of empowerment, meaning, and control in their lives.
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Justin Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I moved to Seattle in 2017 after spending the previous ten years on the East Coast in New York City and Washington, DC. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska as a Jewish gay kid who always felt “out of place” in a community where these identities were largely invisible. I also lost my mother to cancer at the tender age of 16 while attempting to accept my gay identity. As a therapist, these experiences have helped me develop resiliency and to better understand how oppressive systems can create feelings of loneliness, isolation, despair, and hopelessness.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(206) 339-6925
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I moved to Seattle in 2017 after spending the previous ten years on the East Coast in New York City and Washington, DC. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska as a Jewish gay kid who always felt “out of place” in a community where these identities were largely invisible. I also lost my mother to cancer at the tender age of 16 while attempting to accept my gay identity. As a therapist, these experiences have helped me develop resiliency and to better understand how oppressive systems can create feelings of loneliness, isolation, despair, and hopelessness.
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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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 670-5950
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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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Freedom Asihel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I work with partnerships that are monogamous, polyamorous and LGBTQIA+ I'm here for you as you navigate your unique journey towards Emotional Freedom and unleash your gifts.
Do you feel like your mistakes or issues define or hinder your joy? Do you think your relationships could use some repair? Have you ever explored attachment wounds with romantic, family or platonic relationships? I take an empathetic and affirming approach and acknowledge that doing the inner work can be very difficult. I'm proud of you for considering and investing in yourself. In our sessions, we create a process of exploring and establishing secure attachments with no shame or judgement! There's nothing wrong with you for having issues or trauma, you're doing the best you can with what you know. Your issues are not your identity.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 866-2115
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I work with partnerships that are monogamous, polyamorous and LGBTQIA+ I'm here for you as you navigate your unique journey towards Emotional Freedom and unleash your gifts.
Do you feel like your mistakes or issues define or hinder your joy? Do you think your relationships could use some repair? Have you ever explored attachment wounds with romantic, family or platonic relationships? I take an empathetic and affirming approach and acknowledge that doing the inner work can be very difficult. I'm proud of you for considering and investing in yourself. In our sessions, we create a process of exploring and establishing secure attachments with no shame or judgement! There's nothing wrong with you for having issues or trauma, you're doing the best you can with what you know. Your issues are not your identity.
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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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 301-3535
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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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Jay Sternberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay/lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 601-4571
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay/lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
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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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 831-8978
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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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Paula D Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, E-RYT Verified
Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
For over 15 years, I have worked with clients who struggle with "diagnosable" eating disorders, chronic disordered eating, food and body obsession, shame and self blame, thought patterns and behaviors resulting from prior dieting and living in a thin-obsessed world. My goal for every one of my clients is peace, freedom and sanity around food, movement, and body shape; that's it. I am a Health At Every Size certified practitioner. As such, I am dedicated to an anti-diet, body liberation perspective. My approach is compassionate, relational, casual, warm, and loving.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 568-8537
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
For over 15 years, I have worked with clients who struggle with "diagnosable" eating disorders, chronic disordered eating, food and body obsession, shame and self blame, thought patterns and behaviors resulting from prior dieting and living in a thin-obsessed world. My goal for every one of my clients is peace, freedom and sanity around food, movement, and body shape; that's it. I am a Health At Every Size certified practitioner. As such, I am dedicated to an anti-diet, body liberation perspective. My approach is compassionate, relational, casual, warm, and loving.
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Duncan Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment that allows us to better explore the issues you are facing. I believe that one of the most important elements of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. I value a trusting, open, and interactive relationship that allows us to improve insight into your struggles and issues, and develop a plan for recovery and healing.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 601-3836
Verified
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment that allows us to better explore the issues you are facing. I believe that one of the most important elements of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. I value a trusting, open, and interactive relationship that allows us to improve insight into your struggles and issues, and develop a plan for recovery and healing.
Leyla M. Kenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
During this time of uncertainty, many are experiencing increased stress, grief, depression, and interpersonal difficulties. With over 20 years of experience, I am here to help. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 559-4261
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
During this time of uncertainty, many are experiencing increased stress, grief, depression, and interpersonal difficulties. With over 20 years of experience, I am here to help. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy.
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Katie Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
One of my favorite therapy-isms is, "if nothing changes, nothing changes". You deserve the opportunity to feel your best and I would be honored to help you on your journey towards emotional healing and self-discovery. The best part of being a therapist is getting to discover all the unique strengths and coping skills that everyone possesses, and helping them identify and access those gifts. I love working with people in all stages of life, and truly believe in the healing power of a strong, therapeutic relationship.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 729-9476
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
One of my favorite therapy-isms is, "if nothing changes, nothing changes". You deserve the opportunity to feel your best and I would be honored to help you on your journey towards emotional healing and self-discovery. The best part of being a therapist is getting to discover all the unique strengths and coping skills that everyone possesses, and helping them identify and access those gifts. I love working with people in all stages of life, and truly believe in the healing power of a strong, therapeutic relationship.
Arielle Mesa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Each of our paths is unique. Sometimes, life can distort the clarity of our path, leaving us lost or stuck, uncertain of how to move forward. I support those who arrive at this place by holding a container for deep self exploration, reflection, and reconnection to one's innate ability to heal. Individuals connect with me for a trusted space to tend to wounds of developmental and ancestral trauma, sexual and domestic violence, and grief and loss. Others seek me out for support in cultivating an integrated awareness of themselves, their relationships, and their part in our world or to prepare for and process psychedelic ceremonies.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 793-7584
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Each of our paths is unique. Sometimes, life can distort the clarity of our path, leaving us lost or stuck, uncertain of how to move forward. I support those who arrive at this place by holding a container for deep self exploration, reflection, and reconnection to one's innate ability to heal. Individuals connect with me for a trusted space to tend to wounds of developmental and ancestral trauma, sexual and domestic violence, and grief and loss. Others seek me out for support in cultivating an integrated awareness of themselves, their relationships, and their part in our world or to prepare for and process psychedelic ceremonies.
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Erin K McCleary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Erin is a licensed clinical social worker who believes in our innate ability to heal if offered support, compassion, and empowering information. As a licensed body-worker for nearly a decade with a passion for wellness, she brings to her practice the importance of the mind-body connection and uses mindful strategies to promote emotional health. With a sense of humor and warmth, she is adept at creating a comfortable environment where tools for growth and desired change are attainable.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 760-4468
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Erin is a licensed clinical social worker who believes in our innate ability to heal if offered support, compassion, and empowering information. As a licensed body-worker for nearly a decade with a passion for wellness, she brings to her practice the importance of the mind-body connection and uses mindful strategies to promote emotional health. With a sense of humor and warmth, she is adept at creating a comfortable environment where tools for growth and desired change are attainable.
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Mara Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I'm a licensed psychotherapist specializing in depression and trauma. My clients are usually INFJs, empaths, and other highly sensitive humans who are looking to invite more clarity, calm, purpose, joy, and ease into their lives. They are often wanting to sort through deep questions and reconnect with their inner wisdom. Our work together helps them look inside and make sense of what feels like a tangled mess of emotions.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(586) 371-6631
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I'm a licensed psychotherapist specializing in depression and trauma. My clients are usually INFJs, empaths, and other highly sensitive humans who are looking to invite more clarity, calm, purpose, joy, and ease into their lives. They are often wanting to sort through deep questions and reconnect with their inner wisdom. Our work together helps them look inside and make sense of what feels like a tangled mess of emotions.
Dana Harron
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Being "sane" in this world might be crazy. If you’re looking for a therapist who will not pathologize you or talk down to you, we might be a good fit. Whether or not you are dealing with extra baggage like anxiety, depression or relationship problems, you are bound to feel overwhelmed right now. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing ok, or even thriving, in other areas of your life. I get that. I also get that thriving in some areas of life doesn't mean you aren't really, deeply struggling in other areas. You can look completely put together, but not feel that way at all some of the time. If this describes you, please call.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 688-0654
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Being "sane" in this world might be crazy. If you’re looking for a therapist who will not pathologize you or talk down to you, we might be a good fit. Whether or not you are dealing with extra baggage like anxiety, depression or relationship problems, you are bound to feel overwhelmed right now. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing ok, or even thriving, in other areas of your life. I get that. I also get that thriving in some areas of life doesn't mean you aren't really, deeply struggling in other areas. You can look completely put together, but not feel that way at all some of the time. If this describes you, please call.
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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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 600-9046
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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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Carissa L Strohecker Hannum
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Welcome, I truly believe that therapy is a brave and courageous choice. I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and safe environment for each client that chooses to work with me. I have a special expertise working with both adolescents and adults with mood disorders. Our relationship will be used as an element of change. Often, I will utilize aspects of our relationship to highlight barriers to change and provide a warm and directive approach to push you towards growth. My approach within our therapeutic relationship tends to be more collaborative and I commonly use interventions including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and attachment theory.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 410-6883
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Welcome, I truly believe that therapy is a brave and courageous choice. I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and safe environment for each client that chooses to work with me. I have a special expertise working with both adolescents and adults with mood disorders. Our relationship will be used as an element of change. Often, I will utilize aspects of our relationship to highlight barriers to change and provide a warm and directive approach to push you towards growth. My approach within our therapeutic relationship tends to be more collaborative and I commonly use interventions including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and attachment theory.
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EMDR, Brainspotting & Psychotherapy of Greater DC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, EMDR-C, BSP-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Your treatment has a beginning, middle & end. I am trained and certified in many of the latest breakthrough treatments including EMDR and Brainspotting. I use these modalities because I have found them to be the most effective. The field of psychotherapy has come a long way since it began. We now know that it doesn't have to take as long as previously believed for permanent healing and change to take place. The term "neuroplasticity" refers to the brain's ability to change and rewire itself at any age or stage of life.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 804-9954
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Your treatment has a beginning, middle & end. I am trained and certified in many of the latest breakthrough treatments including EMDR and Brainspotting. I use these modalities because I have found them to be the most effective. The field of psychotherapy has come a long way since it began. We now know that it doesn't have to take as long as previously believed for permanent healing and change to take place. The term "neuroplasticity" refers to the brain's ability to change and rewire itself at any age or stage of life.
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Claire Connolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a board-certified psychotherapist. In my practice I work with individuals and couples, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy and analytical psychology. It is my goal to create a warm and supportive environment in which to work with my clients to heal relational wounds and other forms of trauma. I support clients in their process to gain deeper self-understanding and to foster personal growth through self-compassion. Together we can explore new ways of understanding old patterns of behavior.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(202) 968-2303
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I am a board-certified psychotherapist. In my practice I work with individuals and couples, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy and analytical psychology. It is my goal to create a warm and supportive environment in which to work with my clients to heal relational wounds and other forms of trauma. I support clients in their process to gain deeper self-understanding and to foster personal growth through self-compassion. Together we can explore new ways of understanding old patterns of behavior.
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Rebecca Brown
PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I approach therapy with an integrative perspective incorporating both empirically supported treatments and third-wave theories to provide the best outcome across all demographics. I have experience providing counseling to individuals and partners across the lifespan and am comfortable working with a wide array of presentations, including but not limited to: trauma, gender/sexuality, relationship difficulties, social adversity, depression, and anxiety. I additionally offer psycho-diagnostic testing for differential diagnoses such as ADHD, learning disorders, and more.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
(240) 540-4605
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I approach therapy with an integrative perspective incorporating both empirically supported treatments and third-wave theories to provide the best outcome across all demographics. I have experience providing counseling to individuals and partners across the lifespan and am comfortable working with a wide array of presentations, including but not limited to: trauma, gender/sexuality, relationship difficulties, social adversity, depression, and anxiety. I additionally offer psycho-diagnostic testing for differential diagnoses such as ADHD, learning disorders, and more.

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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.