Josephine A Bulkley

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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(202) 883-4551

Josephine A Bulkley

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

5028 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Suite 303
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 883-4551
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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Additional Location

5304 Wapakoneta Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(202) 883-4551
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About

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.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals, including adults of all ages, with a special emphasis on therapy with college students and adults in their 20's and 30's, helping them eliminate unhealthy defense mechanisms and overcoming obstacles to achieving fulfillment in their love and work lives.
I believe the efficacy of psychotherapy depends on weekly or more frequent sessions, constituting a process that occurs over time, lasting one or more years. The relationship between the therapist and patient is a critical factor in a person's progress and improvement, coupled with the patient's sincere motivation and commitment to change.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
I currently accept Medicare. I assist patients with filing claims for reimbursement.
Email me or call (202) 883-4551 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 26 Years
  • License: District of Columbia / LC303585
  • School: Catholic University of America
  • Year Graduated: 1997

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Antioch School of Law / Juris Doctor
  • Certificate Date: 1978

Location

5028 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Suite 303
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 883-4551
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

5304 Wapakoneta Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(202) 883-4551
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Specialty with young people, age 18 - 30’s
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022
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Josephine A Bulkley

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW