Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
"I believe that everyone deserves therapy and an objective ear. No problem is too big or too small. I see it as part of my job to help you understand the way you think and feel so that you can have more meaningful relationships with those closest to you. Together, we'll make sense of the things in your life that are troubling you, and explore ways to cope in order to help you feel less overwhelmed. "
Individuals
(202) 759-7441
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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Individuals
"I believe that everyone deserves therapy and an objective ear. No problem is too big or too small. I see it as part of my job to help you understand the way you think and feel so that you can have more meaningful relationships with those closest to you. Together, we'll make sense of the things in your life that are troubling you, and explore ways to cope in order to help you feel less overwhelmed. "
Nichola K Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"Life brings all kinds of situations our way. From experiencing a traumatic event to managing difficult relationships, many experience a time in their lives in which they feel broken and in need of some help to try to put it all back together. It is my hope that you will allow me the privilege of journeying with you and working with you to once again create something beautiful from the broken pieces."
Individuals
(202) 559-7171
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Individuals
"Life brings all kinds of situations our way. From experiencing a traumatic event to managing difficult relationships, many experience a time in their lives in which they feel broken and in need of some help to try to put it all back together. It is my hope that you will allow me the privilege of journeying with you and working with you to once again create something beautiful from the broken pieces."
Mywen Baysah, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"Thank you for taking the first steps toward your healing. I truly believe in the African Proverb, “It Take a Village to Raise a Child”, but it also takes a healthy village to maintain overall wellness and happiness. As a therapist, my goal is to strengthen and provide you with the tools to build and maintain a healthy self. I will support you through difficult times and assist you in developing positive coping skills to maintain a healthy life. I hold an MSW in Social Work from Howard University in 2006, and I am licensed in the District of Columbia."
Individuals
(202) 915-4001
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Individuals
"Thank you for taking the first steps toward your healing. I truly believe in the African Proverb, “It Take a Village to Raise a Child”, but it also takes a healthy village to maintain overall wellness and happiness. As a therapist, my goal is to strengthen and provide you with the tools to build and maintain a healthy self. I will support you through difficult times and assist you in developing positive coping skills to maintain a healthy life. I hold an MSW in Social Work from Howard University in 2006, and I am licensed in the District of Columbia."
Veronica Slaght, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"I work with adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds and identities who are looking for empowerment, transformation, or simply relief in some aspect of their lives - whether it be relationships, identity, career, stress, or all of the above. You may feel stuck, or you may feel like you are spinning out of control - either way, therapy can help to bring life into focus so you can make real, meaningful change. "
Individuals
(202) 759-8857
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Individuals
"I work with adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds and identities who are looking for empowerment, transformation, or simply relief in some aspect of their lives - whether it be relationships, identity, career, stress, or all of the above. You may feel stuck, or you may feel like you are spinning out of control - either way, therapy can help to bring life into focus so you can make real, meaningful change. "
Elizabeth Harring, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
"Are you ready to make a positive change? Taking the first step to engage in therapy isn't easy, but it is brave and it is worth it. I believe in the power of showing up and providing genuine support in a positive, non-judgmental environment. Regardless of what it is, we can start the process of healing and problem solving. I am a member of and work with the LGBTQIA+ community and am passionately committed to providing affirmative care; guided by WPATH standards. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, a life transition, trouble in your relationships, a loss or trauma. Regardless of what brings you in, I am here to help. "
Individuals
(443) 503-3454
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Individuals
"Are you ready to make a positive change? Taking the first step to engage in therapy isn't easy, but it is brave and it is worth it. I believe in the power of showing up and providing genuine support in a positive, non-judgmental environment. Regardless of what it is, we can start the process of healing and problem solving. I am a member of and work with the LGBTQIA+ community and am passionately committed to providing affirmative care; guided by WPATH standards. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, a life transition, trouble in your relationships, a loss or trauma. Regardless of what brings you in, I am here to help. "
Nicole Engel, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
"Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life."
Individuals
(919) 429-7907
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Individuals
"Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life."
James Sexton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
"Right above Starbucks with openings on Weds. You might feel overwhelmed now, but that doesn't have to last. Change can happen with a safe person to talk with, who brings insight, and evidence-based skills-training that helps create new experiences. None of us are perfect, but we can increase the joy and meaning in our lives when we find the right support and skills to reach our goals. How to choose? I know there are so many great therapists here because as a professor I have trained many of them. My therapy and research specialties are depression, anxiety, chronic pain, parenting, and couples."
Individuals
(703) 420-7031
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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Individuals
"Right above Starbucks with openings on Weds. You might feel overwhelmed now, but that doesn't have to last. Change can happen with a safe person to talk with, who brings insight, and evidence-based skills-training that helps create new experiences. None of us are perfect, but we can increase the joy and meaning in our lives when we find the right support and skills to reach our goals. How to choose? I know there are so many great therapists here because as a professor I have trained many of them. My therapy and research specialties are depression, anxiety, chronic pain, parenting, and couples."
Gail J Winston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"My practice consists of those struggling with relationships, self defeating patterns and a wide range of transitional issues in life. I will collaborate with you to help reduce your symptoms, improve and expand your coping skills, increase your confidence and develop a greater capacity for self reflection. With over thirty-eight years of experience, I bring wisdom, maturity, compassion and life experience which inform and deepen my work."
Individuals
(202) 759-4130
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Individuals
"My practice consists of those struggling with relationships, self defeating patterns and a wide range of transitional issues in life. I will collaborate with you to help reduce your symptoms, improve and expand your coping skills, increase your confidence and develop a greater capacity for self reflection. With over thirty-eight years of experience, I bring wisdom, maturity, compassion and life experience which inform and deepen my work."
Purcell Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"I am moving to Rehoboth Beach, DE and not taking new individuals at this time. My apologies."
Individuals
(202) 793-7630
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Individuals
"I am moving to Rehoboth Beach, DE and not taking new individuals at this time. My apologies."
Victoria Harley, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
"Our experiences impact the way we see the world. Symptoms often emerge as attempts to adapt. In the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can look at the parts of your life that are no longer serving you. In therapy, I will help you express your thoughts and feelings and listen to you on multiple levels. At times, I may call attention to your here-and-now experience."
Individuals
(202) 719-0517
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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Individuals
"Our experiences impact the way we see the world. Symptoms often emerge as attempts to adapt. In the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can look at the parts of your life that are no longer serving you. In therapy, I will help you express your thoughts and feelings and listen to you on multiple levels. At times, I may call attention to your here-and-now experience."
Jenna Weintraub, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I work with the young adult and adult population on a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, body image/self-esteem, trauma and grief. I also have extensive experience with substance use and addiction. I utilize techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In therapy, we will work together to find the approach that best works for you, to empower continued growth and fulfillment. "
Individuals
(202) 470-4595
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Individuals
"I work with the young adult and adult population on a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, body image/self-esteem, trauma and grief. I also have extensive experience with substance use and addiction. I utilize techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In therapy, we will work together to find the approach that best works for you, to empower continued growth and fulfillment. "
Sarah K Brandel, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"I enjoy working with adults who want to better understand themselves and hope to live a more satisfying and authentic life. You may be facing an unusual challenge at home, in the workplace, or with your health. You may be contemplating a change of career, retirement or the pursuit of other life-long goals. If you are, you are trying to understand yourself better and hoping to make changes that will restore your sense of equilibrium and purpose. In my experience that is when therapy may be particularly helpful."
Individuals
(301) 882-1365
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Individuals
"I enjoy working with adults who want to better understand themselves and hope to live a more satisfying and authentic life. You may be facing an unusual challenge at home, in the workplace, or with your health. You may be contemplating a change of career, retirement or the pursuit of other life-long goals. If you are, you are trying to understand yourself better and hoping to make changes that will restore your sense of equilibrium and purpose. In my experience that is when therapy may be particularly helpful."
Bob Coates, Counselor
Counselor, MDiv, LMFT-TN, LPC, -VA, LMHC-Fl
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
" My 40+ years in clinical practice yields significant compassion as to the private trials of pain, whether physical, spiritual, psychological pain, loneliness, and helping family members understand your life struggles and opportunities. I also offer secure, in crisis telemedicine sessions with individuals and families. I have an understanding of executive professional stress, recovering health care professionals, attorneys and judges, substance abuse addictions, and medication compliance. I as well provide sports performance for athletes. I am a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy."
Individuals
(813) 508-1859
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Individuals
" My 40+ years in clinical practice yields significant compassion as to the private trials of pain, whether physical, spiritual, psychological pain, loneliness, and helping family members understand your life struggles and opportunities. I also offer secure, in crisis telemedicine sessions with individuals and families. I have an understanding of executive professional stress, recovering health care professionals, attorneys and judges, substance abuse addictions, and medication compliance. I as well provide sports performance for athletes. I am a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy."
Sandhya Sharma, Counselor
Counselor, LPC, CAC II, EMDR
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
" Sandhya Sharma is a South Asian Indian LPC and certified addictions specialist who works with: Adults, Teens, LGBTQ community, and International Communities. Sandhya will help create a safe and supportive therapy environment and work with you collaboratively to both accurately assess your strengths as well as areas of struggle. She will develop a treatment plan with you to help you facilitate behavioral changes that more successfully meet your goals. Sandhya will help you look at the ways you have been currently coping with life’s problems and help you to develop new strategies from a strengths-based perspective. "
Individuals
(703) 828-0647
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
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Individuals
" Sandhya Sharma is a South Asian Indian LPC and certified addictions specialist who works with: Adults, Teens, LGBTQ community, and International Communities. Sandhya will help create a safe and supportive therapy environment and work with you collaboratively to both accurately assess your strengths as well as areas of struggle. She will develop a treatment plan with you to help you facilitate behavioral changes that more successfully meet your goals. Sandhya will help you look at the ways you have been currently coping with life’s problems and help you to develop new strategies from a strengths-based perspective. "
Michael A Kaufman, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"I work with a wide range of clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Clients learn to reduce stress and work with their feelings in ways that lead to personal growth and development of effective interpersonal skills. Feelings that cause stress, anxiety, depression, excessive self-criticism, perfectionism and emotional flooding are processed so that these problem feelings can lead to growth, greater empathy for self and others as well as greater kindness towards others in their life."
Individuals
(202) 883-6605
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Individuals
"I work with a wide range of clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Clients learn to reduce stress and work with their feelings in ways that lead to personal growth and development of effective interpersonal skills. Feelings that cause stress, anxiety, depression, excessive self-criticism, perfectionism and emotional flooding are processed so that these problem feelings can lead to growth, greater empathy for self and others as well as greater kindness towards others in their life."
Rosalie Mandelbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Whether you're in a current crisis or are struggling with long standing problems I can help you. I have over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I work with each individual, or couple in a supportive and non-judgmental environment that is also collaborative, challenging and compassionate. We may chose long term insight oriented psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or time limited psychotherapy but we always strive together to understand the problems, as well as recognize your unique strengths so that insight can lead to growth, change and a more satisfying life"
Individuals
(202) 600-9604
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Individuals
"Whether you're in a current crisis or are struggling with long standing problems I can help you. I have over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I work with each individual, or couple in a supportive and non-judgmental environment that is also collaborative, challenging and compassionate. We may chose long term insight oriented psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or time limited psychotherapy but we always strive together to understand the problems, as well as recognize your unique strengths so that insight can lead to growth, change and a more satisfying life"
Sandra Piedrahita, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, feel stuck, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a safe space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential."
Individuals
(512) 410-1553
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Individuals
"I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, feel stuck, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a safe space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential."
Stephanie D Avinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPA, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20059
" I offer over 15 years of clinical experience in individual, group, and family counseling. specialize in treating mood disorders, stress management, women's issues, depression, anxiety and workplace issues. I utilize an eclectic approach, and I am available for brief or long term therapy. ****Please note: Sessions are held virtually and not in office. **** "Healing takes courage, and we all have courage even if we have to dig a little to find it"- Tori Amos. Together, we can find the courage to move into a better way of living and loving life."
Individuals
(443) 747-7067
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20059
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Individuals
" I offer over 15 years of clinical experience in individual, group, and family counseling. specialize in treating mood disorders, stress management, women's issues, depression, anxiety and workplace issues. I utilize an eclectic approach, and I am available for brief or long term therapy. ****Please note: Sessions are held virtually and not in office. **** "Healing takes courage, and we all have courage even if we have to dig a little to find it"- Tori Amos. Together, we can find the courage to move into a better way of living and loving life."
Christine Jackson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Today's busy society requires many people to have so many roles, responsibilities, and obligations that they feel fractured and fragmented; many develop anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other emotional problems as a result. I understand how hard it can be to live a life that sustains and honors your values without giving in to 'business as usual,' and I can help you heal the fractures."
Individuals
(202) 600-9644
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Individuals
"Today's busy society requires many people to have so many roles, responsibilities, and obligations that they feel fractured and fragmented; many develop anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other emotional problems as a result. I understand how hard it can be to live a life that sustains and honors your values without giving in to 'business as usual,' and I can help you heal the fractures."
Barry M Wagner, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20015
"My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction."
Individuals
(202) 759-8558
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20015
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Individuals
"My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction."

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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.