LGBTQ Counseling
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Are you looking for a counselor or psychotherapist that truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences? Do you know you want an LGBTQ counselor or therapist but don't know how to find someone who is the best match for you? How do you navigate and choose among the many different psychotherapy and counseling approaches? We are a highly experienced group of 8 lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse lgbt community. We have a wide variety of psychological approaches, specializations, office locations and fees.
(202) 319-8541
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Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Are you looking for a counselor or psychotherapist that truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences? Do you know you want an LGBTQ counselor or therapist but don't know how to find someone who is the best match for you? How do you navigate and choose among the many different psychotherapy and counseling approaches? We are a highly experienced group of 8 lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse lgbt community. We have a wide variety of psychological approaches, specializations, office locations and fees.
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Matthew R Schottland
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively.
(732) 751-4552
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively.
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Melvin Cauthen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
(202) 499-7607
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
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Kim V. Chisolm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CSAC, SAP Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia. My clinical population includes both adults and adolescents. I specialize in the following clinical areas: addictive disorders, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief issues, gay and lesbian issues, relationship conflicts, and overall wellness. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and have utilized my clinical expertise in outpatient, inpatient, detoxification, EAP, and Emergency Services settings. Feel free to contact me for Substance Abuse Evaluations, DOT/SAP Evaluations, individual and group needs.
(703) 436-9970
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Arlington, VA 22203
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia. My clinical population includes both adults and adolescents. I specialize in the following clinical areas: addictive disorders, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief issues, gay and lesbian issues, relationship conflicts, and overall wellness. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and have utilized my clinical expertise in outpatient, inpatient, detoxification, EAP, and Emergency Services settings. Feel free to contact me for Substance Abuse Evaluations, DOT/SAP Evaluations, individual and group needs.
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David W Hoover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
I have a large gay clientele.
I am interested in helping people overcome old messages that interfere with life today.I am especially good at incorporating spiritual healing into my practice. Anxiety and depression are often the result of habitual negative self talk. I can help people focus on ways to manage depression, anxiety and sexual compulsions.
(301) 684-5363
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
I have a large gay clientele.
I am interested in helping people overcome old messages that interfere with life today.I am especially good at incorporating spiritual healing into my practice. Anxiety and depression are often the result of habitual negative self talk. I can help people focus on ways to manage depression, anxiety and sexual compulsions.
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Susan Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
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.
(202) 800-1427
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
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.
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Michael A Vigorito
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP, CST Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
How do you know if your sexual behavior is out of control? It's a subjective question that many men unfortunately wait until relationship, occupational or medical consequences accumulate before considering. I believe the most important person to evaluate concerns with regulating sexual behavior is the man experiencing the dilemma. I start with two basic questions: "What is your conflict with your sexual behavior?" and "What is your vision for your sexual health?" Since 2001, I have provided a safe, informed and confidential space for sexual health conversations with heterosexual, gay and bisexual men.
(619) 567-4522
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
How do you know if your sexual behavior is out of control? It's a subjective question that many men unfortunately wait until relationship, occupational or medical consequences accumulate before considering. I believe the most important person to evaluate concerns with regulating sexual behavior is the man experiencing the dilemma. I start with two basic questions: "What is your conflict with your sexual behavior?" and "What is your vision for your sexual health?" Since 2001, I have provided a safe, informed and confidential space for sexual health conversations with heterosexual, gay and bisexual men.
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Trevor Dunn
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
Dr. Dunn specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ concerns, life transitions, relationship/interpersonal concerns, gender affirming treatment evaluations, grief/loss, identity concerns, and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity). Trained as a counseling psychologist, he provides evidence-based, culturally centered therapy to adolescents (16+) and adults in Washington DC and Virginia. Using warmth and empathy, he helps clients examine and reflect on their lives, and move in the direction of their goals and values.
(703) 884-1802
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Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
Dr. Dunn specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ concerns, life transitions, relationship/interpersonal concerns, gender affirming treatment evaluations, grief/loss, identity concerns, and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity). Trained as a counseling psychologist, he provides evidence-based, culturally centered therapy to adolescents (16+) and adults in Washington DC and Virginia. Using warmth and empathy, he helps clients examine and reflect on their lives, and move in the direction of their goals and values.
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Luis Carlos Marcano
Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22205
Offers online therapy
During these uncertain times, most people are reporting feeling anxious, helpless, and in need of connection. If you are struggling to manage any of these emotions or experiencing recurrent negative thoughts; there is hope. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express yourself in an authentic and truthful way. I've been providing counseling services for over 15 years in the DC Metro Area. Above all, I value our therapeutic relationship and your culture. I take time and care in getting to know what's important to you. I currently provide Telehealth counseling for the Virginia nd Washington D.C. communities.
(202) 935-7064
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22205
Offers online therapy
During these uncertain times, most people are reporting feeling anxious, helpless, and in need of connection. If you are struggling to manage any of these emotions or experiencing recurrent negative thoughts; there is hope. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express yourself in an authentic and truthful way. I've been providing counseling services for over 15 years in the DC Metro Area. Above all, I value our therapeutic relationship and your culture. I take time and care in getting to know what's important to you. I currently provide Telehealth counseling for the Virginia nd Washington D.C. communities.
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Ronald O Esquivel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
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.  
(202) 968-1053
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
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.  
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Jane Whitaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Arlington, VA 22206
I have over 30 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and group psychotherapy. I now see primarily individuals in my practice. I encourage clients to become more aware and accepting of their feelings and thoughts. This honesty and self-acceptance creates more clarity and more options for making desired changes, improving relationships, and feeling more expansive. I have an interactive style, I sometimes use humor, and clients tell me they feel safe and supported. Therapy is work, but can be very rewarding for both client and clinician. I also offer billing services to your insurer for your convenience.
(540) 724-1934
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Arlington, VA 22206
I have over 30 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and group psychotherapy. I now see primarily individuals in my practice. I encourage clients to become more aware and accepting of their feelings and thoughts. This honesty and self-acceptance creates more clarity and more options for making desired changes, improving relationships, and feeling more expansive. I have an interactive style, I sometimes use humor, and clients tell me they feel safe and supported. Therapy is work, but can be very rewarding for both client and clinician. I also offer billing services to your insurer for your convenience.
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Timothy Q Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, I believe our lives are made up of relationships - relationship with others, with the world around us, and with ourselves. When we feel "out of whack," this is one sign that at least one of these relationships needs our attention. Therapy is an excellent avenue to examine and explore these connections. My practice is rooted in client-centered approaches. While I use cognitive behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based techniques - each session is tailored to meet you right where you are that day. My hope is that you feel safe and affirmed during all interactions.
(703) 884-2179
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Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, I believe our lives are made up of relationships - relationship with others, with the world around us, and with ourselves. When we feel "out of whack," this is one sign that at least one of these relationships needs our attention. Therapy is an excellent avenue to examine and explore these connections. My practice is rooted in client-centered approaches. While I use cognitive behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based techniques - each session is tailored to meet you right where you are that day. My hope is that you feel safe and affirmed during all interactions.
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Laila Cooper
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process, and the first step is often the hardest! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
(703) 291-1498
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process, and the first step is often the hardest! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
Sid Binks
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Ideal clients are those who are looking for help and feel ready to challenge themselves and are ready for change. Issues of happiness, fulfullment, identity development, sexual orientation, gender, addiction, anxiety, depression and psychosis are some of the typical things clients bring into treatment.
(844) 931-3479
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Ideal clients are those who are looking for help and feel ready to challenge themselves and are ready for change. Issues of happiness, fulfullment, identity development, sexual orientation, gender, addiction, anxiety, depression and psychosis are some of the typical things clients bring into treatment.
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Eugene Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, Dipl Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy can be many things: from understanding and gaining control of a major emotional or substance abuse problem, to improving a partner or family relationship, to knowing yourself better. Our “mental health” like our physical health can benefit greatly from a skilled helper to address a sudden major problem or provide long-term support to be stronger and achieve our potential. Good individual, couple/family or group therapy can address the kind of work you need for where you are in life, whether you are facing a major crisis or looking for the insight and support you need to be who you can truly be.
(301) 900-6150
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy can be many things: from understanding and gaining control of a major emotional or substance abuse problem, to improving a partner or family relationship, to knowing yourself better. Our “mental health” like our physical health can benefit greatly from a skilled helper to address a sudden major problem or provide long-term support to be stronger and achieve our potential. Good individual, couple/family or group therapy can address the kind of work you need for where you are in life, whether you are facing a major crisis or looking for the insight and support you need to be who you can truly be.
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Sonia Kahn
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Our personal difficulties are often a "Catch 22," -- comfortable, familiar patterns of behavior inadvertently keep us in unhealthy/unsatisfactory circumstances or relationships. As your therapist, I aim to help you understand your current problems in the context of your unique life experiences, allowing you to develop insight into how your difficulties developed while growing in ways that get you 'unstuck.' I do this by facilitating conversations about your interpersonal relationships (past and present); early life experiences; what you are thinking and feeling (or may be preventing yourself from feeling); and how you communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs with others.
(703) 596-1781 x104
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Arlington, VA 22209
Our personal difficulties are often a "Catch 22," -- comfortable, familiar patterns of behavior inadvertently keep us in unhealthy/unsatisfactory circumstances or relationships. As your therapist, I aim to help you understand your current problems in the context of your unique life experiences, allowing you to develop insight into how your difficulties developed while growing in ways that get you 'unstuck.' I do this by facilitating conversations about your interpersonal relationships (past and present); early life experiences; what you are thinking and feeling (or may be preventing yourself from feeling); and how you communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs with others.
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Jamaal A. Crone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAR, MEd, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
If you are seeking to enhance your life by building connection, confidence, character, and community, I invite you to contact me so we can begin the journey together. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, which is a short-term, results-oriented method. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I support my clients with becoming who they desire to be. These evidence-based treatments are especially effective for depression and anxiety.
(202) 875-5176
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
If you are seeking to enhance your life by building connection, confidence, character, and community, I invite you to contact me so we can begin the journey together. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, which is a short-term, results-oriented method. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I support my clients with becoming who they desire to be. These evidence-based treatments are especially effective for depression and anxiety.
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Philip W Meilman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
I like to work with adults, young adults, and late adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, and/or substance abuse difficulties, often using an action-oriented and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach. Of necessity, the approach will vary somewhat depending on the need. A licensed clinical psychologist, I have been in practice for 44 years. Currently I am providing services virtually, by teletherapy, using a secure video platform.
(607) 358-7129
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Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
I like to work with adults, young adults, and late adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, and/or substance abuse difficulties, often using an action-oriented and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach. Of necessity, the approach will vary somewhat depending on the need. A licensed clinical psychologist, I have been in practice for 44 years. Currently I am providing services virtually, by teletherapy, using a secure video platform.
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Zeyad Layous
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22204
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is open, supportive, and fosters curiosity instead of judgment. I work to help clients achieve insight about the origins of symptoms, while at the same time providing ways to cope with distressing emotions in the present. Our lives can be full of challenges that leave us feeling sad, overwhelmed, alone, and afraid. Sometimes we are unable to understand why we harbor such feelings. Therapy allows us to sort through our emotions, unhelpful behaviors, and negative self-beliefs so that we can continue on with more clarity, self-assurance, purpose, and happiness.
(571) 748-3874
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22204
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is open, supportive, and fosters curiosity instead of judgment. I work to help clients achieve insight about the origins of symptoms, while at the same time providing ways to cope with distressing emotions in the present. Our lives can be full of challenges that leave us feeling sad, overwhelmed, alone, and afraid. Sometimes we are unable to understand why we harbor such feelings. Therapy allows us to sort through our emotions, unhelpful behaviors, and negative self-beliefs so that we can continue on with more clarity, self-assurance, purpose, and happiness.
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Raven Freeborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Is it time to get clear and confident about your needs, your strengths, and your desires? As a therapist I partner with people who are seeking better wellness and wholeness while navigating life changes, challenges, and chaos. I work with individuals who are in search of satisfaction with their selves, their relationships, and their careers. While we cannot remove harm that has happened in the past or stop change from persisting in our world, we can work together to reconcile the differences so that you experience less anxiety, depressive symptoms, obsessive control, fatigue, and doubt in your future days.
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Is it time to get clear and confident about your needs, your strengths, and your desires? As a therapist I partner with people who are seeking better wellness and wholeness while navigating life changes, challenges, and chaos. I work with individuals who are in search of satisfaction with their selves, their relationships, and their careers. While we cannot remove harm that has happened in the past or stop change from persisting in our world, we can work together to reconcile the differences so that you experience less anxiety, depressive symptoms, obsessive control, fatigue, and doubt in your future days.

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