Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I am a clinical social worker, practicing since 1993, and have accumulated a breadth of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and adults through various stages of life. My approach is warm, engaging, collaborative and positive, with an initial goal of developing a trusting and supportive connection. Together, we will then create a treatment strategy that is tailored to you. Regardless of the approach, I strive to create a safe space that invites honesty, insight, creativity and even humor. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of therapy, I welcome the opportunity to offer my assistance."
Grief
(202) 499-7341
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"I am a clinical social worker, practicing since 1993, and have accumulated a breadth of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and adults through various stages of life. My approach is warm, engaging, collaborative and positive, with an initial goal of developing a trusting and supportive connection. Together, we will then create a treatment strategy that is tailored to you. Regardless of the approach, I strive to create a safe space that invites honesty, insight, creativity and even humor. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of therapy, I welcome the opportunity to offer my assistance."
Christopher Haws,
MA Hons, GC-C
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Grief is a natural response to a bereavement or a loss of any kind, but the distress you understandably feel today need not be incapacitating or unnecessarily prolonged. My approach will help you come to terms with your new reality, while retaining a healthy and positive psychological relationship with the loved ones you have cherished, but who are now no longer physically present. We will work together to establish new strategies for living a fulfilling and joyful life - a life that can be continually enriched by the happy memories of times gone by. A life of gratitude, rather than regret."
Grief
(202) 858-2716
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Grief
"Grief is a natural response to a bereavement or a loss of any kind, but the distress you understandably feel today need not be incapacitating or unnecessarily prolonged. My approach will help you come to terms with your new reality, while retaining a healthy and positive psychological relationship with the loved ones you have cherished, but who are now no longer physically present. We will work together to establish new strategies for living a fulfilling and joyful life - a life that can be continually enriched by the happy memories of times gone by. A life of gratitude, rather than regret."
Jessica Kwerel, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
"Washington, DC is home to so many people deeply connected to their pets and companion animals. But what happens when your pet is terminally ill, dies, or goes missing and is never found? What emotional support is available to help you manage these painful and intense feelings? I created Pet Loss DC to provide therapeutic support for people going through this devastating and disorienting experience."
Grief
(202) 335-3019
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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Grief
"Washington, DC is home to so many people deeply connected to their pets and companion animals. But what happens when your pet is terminally ill, dies, or goes missing and is never found? What emotional support is available to help you manage these painful and intense feelings? I created Pet Loss DC to provide therapeutic support for people going through this devastating and disorienting experience."
Regina Tosca, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"Do your emotions feel overwhelming? Are you bored and restless with your life? Does the future seem hopeless? Many of us experience these feelings, yet often think we're the only ones. We worry that if we show people what’s really going on, they will avoid and judge us. In therapy, we give voice to these feelings, and learn that while they can be scary at times, they also reveal a path to healing and change. "
Grief
(202) 839-8736 x121
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Grief
"Do your emotions feel overwhelming? Are you bored and restless with your life? Does the future seem hopeless? Many of us experience these feelings, yet often think we're the only ones. We worry that if we show people what’s really going on, they will avoid and judge us. In therapy, we give voice to these feelings, and learn that while they can be scary at times, they also reveal a path to healing and change. "
Josephine A Bulkley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives."
Grief
(202) 883-4551
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Grief
"People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives."
Antonietta Corvasce, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CT
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"I specialize in grief and loss and couples and family counseling. During my years with a local hospice, as the grief counselor for the inpatient unit, I pursued my certification in Thanatology (the study of death education). I work with people who struggle through normal grief reactions associated with the death of a loved one, as well as those dealing with complicated grief reactions. My work also includes helping individuals and couples who have experienced traumatic loss--the death of a child, sudden death, suicide and homicide."
Grief
(202) 618-5234
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Grief
"I specialize in grief and loss and couples and family counseling. During my years with a local hospice, as the grief counselor for the inpatient unit, I pursued my certification in Thanatology (the study of death education). I work with people who struggle through normal grief reactions associated with the death of a loved one, as well as those dealing with complicated grief reactions. My work also includes helping individuals and couples who have experienced traumatic loss--the death of a child, sudden death, suicide and homicide."
Leslie K Santa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"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?"
Grief
(202) 999-3319
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"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?"
Douglas Gotel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
"Everyone needs a soft place to fall. The loss of a loved one disrupts everything in our lives and the intense emotions of grief can be overwhelming. This can be especially true for children who don't yet have the words to express themselves or for adolescents who are struggling with their need for emotional support but wanting to appear "normal" among their peers. Specializing in expressive therapies such as sandtray therapy, I help children, adolescents and adults cope with loss or trauma, and I help adults in need of assistance with learning more adaptive ways to cope with life's developmental challenges and changes."
Grief
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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Grief
"Everyone needs a soft place to fall. The loss of a loved one disrupts everything in our lives and the intense emotions of grief can be overwhelming. This can be especially true for children who don't yet have the words to express themselves or for adolescents who are struggling with their need for emotional support but wanting to appear "normal" among their peers. Specializing in expressive therapies such as sandtray therapy, I help children, adolescents and adults cope with loss or trauma, and I help adults in need of assistance with learning more adaptive ways to cope with life's developmental challenges and changes."
Elizabeth Crunk, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LGPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"*Providing Complicated Grief Therapy* I provide counseling to individuals and couples who are bereaved or who have experienced a loss. I specialize in treating diverse issues in grief and bereavement, including Complicated Grief (also termed Prolonged Grief Disorder), anticipatory grief, and non-death loss, such as relationship loss, family estrangement, and life transitions. My specialized training and nine years of research experience in grief and loss equip me to help individuals navigate these challenging experiences."
Grief
(240) 702-2393
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"*Providing Complicated Grief Therapy* I provide counseling to individuals and couples who are bereaved or who have experienced a loss. I specialize in treating diverse issues in grief and bereavement, including Complicated Grief (also termed Prolonged Grief Disorder), anticipatory grief, and non-death loss, such as relationship loss, family estrangement, and life transitions. My specialized training and nine years of research experience in grief and loss equip me to help individuals navigate these challenging experiences."
Arielle Mesa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"As a clinician, I believe that each person comes to therapy with the desire to grow and an inherent ability and strength to transcend and heal from the struggles they face. I offer a warm and compassionate space to support individuals in healing trauma, processing complicated loss and bereavement, coping with overwhelming stress and anxiety, overcoming depressed moods, and understanding and managing substance use. "
Grief
(202) 793-7584 x130
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Grief
"As a clinician, I believe that each person comes to therapy with the desire to grow and an inherent ability and strength to transcend and heal from the struggles they face. I offer a warm and compassionate space to support individuals in healing trauma, processing complicated loss and bereavement, coping with overwhelming stress and anxiety, overcoming depressed moods, and understanding and managing substance use. "
Elissa Gross,
MA, LGPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Life can be overwhelming and you are not alone in your struggles. Though reaching out for help can feel daunting, making this choice is often transformative. You deserve support and to have hope in your life. Therapy is a process where this happens and I find it an honor to walk beside and gently guide you through whatever you may be experiencing. I believe in basing our therapeutic relationship on acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. I work with all types of people--children, adolescents, and adults--who are struggling with the external, internal, or both in a non-judgmental, strengths-based, trauma-informed manner."
Grief
(202) 831-0229
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"Life can be overwhelming and you are not alone in your struggles. Though reaching out for help can feel daunting, making this choice is often transformative. You deserve support and to have hope in your life. Therapy is a process where this happens and I find it an honor to walk beside and gently guide you through whatever you may be experiencing. I believe in basing our therapeutic relationship on acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. I work with all types of people--children, adolescents, and adults--who are struggling with the external, internal, or both in a non-judgmental, strengths-based, trauma-informed manner."
Elizabeth Kelly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I specialize in working with adults, millennials, students, and adolescents contending with grief and loss, school and job stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use solution-focused, brief therapy to increase my clients' resiliency and their ability to cope with life's challenges. I help clients find meaning and purpose in their daily lives and assist them in identifying and meeting personal goals. As a provider on Talkspace ( https://www.talkspace.com/room/elizabethkelly ), I offer clients an affordable, convenient, and flexible option to seek therapy. "
Grief
(703) 828-0822
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Grief
"I specialize in working with adults, millennials, students, and adolescents contending with grief and loss, school and job stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use solution-focused, brief therapy to increase my clients' resiliency and their ability to cope with life's challenges. I help clients find meaning and purpose in their daily lives and assist them in identifying and meeting personal goals. As a provider on Talkspace ( https://www.talkspace.com/room/elizabethkelly ), I offer clients an affordable, convenient, and flexible option to seek therapy. "
Heather L. Gary, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Unexpected challenges, loss, or the simple momentum of life can sometimes make it hard to feel solid or know how to respond. Inner distress or outward behaviors can make it difficult to feel good about oneself or get along with others. At these times, one can benefit greatly from the support of a trained therapist to explore experiences, feelings, and concerns. I create a confidential supportive space where clients have the opportunity to draw upon their inner strengths and capacity to grow, discover new perspectives, tools, and options for behavior, and develop as individuals to improve their quality of life."
Grief
(202) 760-2746
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"Unexpected challenges, loss, or the simple momentum of life can sometimes make it hard to feel solid or know how to respond. Inner distress or outward behaviors can make it difficult to feel good about oneself or get along with others. At these times, one can benefit greatly from the support of a trained therapist to explore experiences, feelings, and concerns. I create a confidential supportive space where clients have the opportunity to draw upon their inner strengths and capacity to grow, discover new perspectives, tools, and options for behavior, and develop as individuals to improve their quality of life."
Art Therapy Services, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Hello! I am a creative arts therapist, and I offer art therapy, talk therapy, sandtray, and hypnotherapy in northwest Washington DC, near the Cathedral. In my studio, you have the option to express yourself through imagery rather than using words. This can help you move difficult or painful feelings outside yourself safely, where we can explore them together."
Grief
(703) 498-2569
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Grief
"Hello! I am a creative arts therapist, and I offer art therapy, talk therapy, sandtray, and hypnotherapy in northwest Washington DC, near the Cathedral. In my studio, you have the option to express yourself through imagery rather than using words. This can help you move difficult or painful feelings outside yourself safely, where we can explore them together."
Steve Asher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
"I see my role as helping my clients "make the unconscious, conscious." That is the first, vital step to changing the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that keep you from having the life you want. Once you grasp the unconscious thought or feeling that triggers you, we can work together to make real, concrete changes. While my practice includes responding to a variety of issues regardless of your age, I specialize in end-of-life issues for older adults; survivors of suicide; and grief and loss for adults, children and adolescents, especially men and boys."
Grief
(202) 813-1824
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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Grief
"I see my role as helping my clients "make the unconscious, conscious." That is the first, vital step to changing the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that keep you from having the life you want. Once you grasp the unconscious thought or feeling that triggers you, we can work together to make real, concrete changes. While my practice includes responding to a variety of issues regardless of your age, I specialize in end-of-life issues for older adults; survivors of suicide; and grief and loss for adults, children and adolescents, especially men and boys."
Amy Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW, GC-C, FT
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"You know you’re facing some big changes, but it’s leaving you feeling paralyzed, unsure, or overwhelmed. Maybe you’re facing a big change in your career; maybe your relationships keep going bad; maybe you’re depending too much on alcohol or something else to “keep going” -- but you can’t seem to find the “change within.” Of course you want to be doing better in your life, but no matter how you’ve tried, you haven’t been able to climb out of the old patterns and behaviors, or to make the good changes stick."
Grief
(301) 613-9126
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"You know you’re facing some big changes, but it’s leaving you feeling paralyzed, unsure, or overwhelmed. Maybe you’re facing a big change in your career; maybe your relationships keep going bad; maybe you’re depending too much on alcohol or something else to “keep going” -- but you can’t seem to find the “change within.” Of course you want to be doing better in your life, but no matter how you’ve tried, you haven’t been able to climb out of the old patterns and behaviors, or to make the good changes stick."
Jade Wood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MHSA
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. Together we will face any changes, fears, anxiety and emotions you are experiencing, allowing you to gain more grounding and peace. I will work with you from an integrative, holistic approach to determine together what is needed for your coping, healing and self-care."
Grief
(510) 681-0947
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. Together we will face any changes, fears, anxiety and emotions you are experiencing, allowing you to gain more grounding and peace. I will work with you from an integrative, holistic approach to determine together what is needed for your coping, healing and self-care."
Teresa E. Doniger, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I place a strong emphasis on understanding the 'systems' within which my clients exist -- systems such as family, work place, school, social life, and other types of environments and relationships. I am interested in helping you understand these various aspects of your life in order to identify patterns of thought and behavior that may be creating discomfort or dissatisfaction for you."
Grief
(202) 335-7347
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Grief
"I place a strong emphasis on understanding the 'systems' within which my clients exist -- systems such as family, work place, school, social life, and other types of environments and relationships. I am interested in helping you understand these various aspects of your life in order to identify patterns of thought and behavior that may be creating discomfort or dissatisfaction for you."
Trinity Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20019
"I believe trust between a therapist and a client is extremely important. Without trust, regardless the therapy goals, progress may be minimal. I enjoy working with clients new to therapy, or are returning. I invite those who have experienced a single incident causing distress or more complex issues related to job/family/career/immigration. Let's talk about the grief/loss and trauma, depression/anxiety, anger, possible deportation, family crisis, or parenting issues (heterosexual/same-sex couples) that have become barriers. I also provide letters of support, treatment summaries, and or therapy for immigration procedures."
Grief
(301) 541-7479
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20019
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Grief
"I believe trust between a therapist and a client is extremely important. Without trust, regardless the therapy goals, progress may be minimal. I enjoy working with clients new to therapy, or are returning. I invite those who have experienced a single incident causing distress or more complex issues related to job/family/career/immigration. Let's talk about the grief/loss and trauma, depression/anxiety, anger, possible deportation, family crisis, or parenting issues (heterosexual/same-sex couples) that have become barriers. I also provide letters of support, treatment summaries, and or therapy for immigration procedures."
Lizbeth Moses, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"During stressful times many people find life overwhelming and their sense of joy declining. Sometimes people feel stuck in self-defeating behaviors or situations that impact their health, relationships or work/life balance. Sometimes emotions are confusing and troubling to the point that they interfere in reaching personal satisfaction. After a few initial meetings, we collaborate together to determine the most beneficial treatment for you. If you choose psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, you can expect to improve your personal relationships, become more satisfied at home, work, or school and take greater pleasure in life."
Grief
(301) 637-4167
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Grief
"During stressful times many people find life overwhelming and their sense of joy declining. Sometimes people feel stuck in self-defeating behaviors or situations that impact their health, relationships or work/life balance. Sometimes emotions are confusing and troubling to the point that they interfere in reaching personal satisfaction. After a few initial meetings, we collaborate together to determine the most beneficial treatment for you. If you choose psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, you can expect to improve your personal relationships, become more satisfied at home, work, or school and take greater pleasure in life."

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If you're looking for help with grief in Washington or for a Washington grief therapist, these professionals provide grief counseling and grief support. They include grief therapists, grief psychologists, grief psychotherapists and grief counselors. They can help with grieving, grief stages, stages of grief and grief loss.If you're looking for help with grief therapy in Washington or for a Washington grief therapist, these professionals provide grief counseling and grief support. They include Washington grief therapists, grief psychologists, grief psychotherapists and grief counselors. They can help with Washington grieving therapy, grief stages, stages of grief and grief loss.

If you're looking for help with bereavement in Washington or for a Washington bereavement therapist, these professionals provide bereavement counseling and bereavement support. They include Washington bereavement therapists, bereavement psychologists and bereavement counselors.

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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Washington are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Washington you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Washington and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Washington or family therapy in Washington.