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Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd

Kristin Pillay

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
5506 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 25, Washington, DC 20015
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (202) 933-8243
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I have extensive experience working with kids, adolescents, and families and use a strengths based approach to meet children where they are. You can show up now and be seen, known, and valued at our new office. As a former school counselor, I know that children have varying school experiences and show up with you to build community, partner with you, and to meet each child where they are. I am curious, not all knowing, and consider the impact of words and actions. Our creative therapeutic interventions to support and to increase self understanding for kids across developmental stages
I specialize in the changing needs of families, children and adolescents from ages 4-14 including parenting, school challenges, life transitions, ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationships, self esteem. Our creative therapeutic interventions utilize movement, mindfulness, play, art, and a therapy dog-all there to meet kids and adolescents where they are.
Life can feel unexpected at times. From birth through adolescence we all need a community to count on.
Call or Kristin Pillay now for a free 15 minute consultation - (202) 933-8243

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

District Kids: Center for Minds and Hearts

5506 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 25

Washington, DC 20015

(202) 933-8243
Come to our new office in NW Washington, DC! Kids will love to play in the multiple art, movement, and creative therapy spaces.
I specialize in Child and Parenting 
$240 Per Session  
I see individuals, families and groups  
Let's Connect (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

District Kids: Center for Minds and Hearts

5506 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 25

Washington, DC 20015

(202) 933-8243
Come to our new office in NW Washington, DC! Kids will love to play in the multiple art, movement, and creative therapy spaces.
I specialize in Child and Parenting 
$240 Per Session  
I see individuals, families and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $240
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (202) 933-8243
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Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of District of Columbia / LC50079895 Kristin Pillay
  • In Practice for 17 Years
  • Membership with NASW 886521183 / 2009
  • Degree/Diploma from Boston College's Lynch School of Education M.Ed / 2005
  • Attended Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, Graduated 2009
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (202) 933-8243
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Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Child
  • Parenting

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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As a former school counselor and teacher, I understand that kids need a variety of modalities to teach them about themselves. I have had extensive experience working with kids and adolescents to support their growth. I utilize holistic, multi sensory interventions to help kids navigate challenges through play, art, and movement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
"
As a former school counselor and teacher, I understand that kids need a variety of modalities to teach them about themselves. I have had extensive experience working with kids and adolescents to support their growth. I utilize holistic, multi sensory interventions to help kids navigate challenges through play, art, and movement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd

2 Endorsements

Meryl S. Heyliger
Meryl S. Heyliger
PsychologistPhDNCSP
Ms. Pillay is a thoughtful, compassionate and insightful clinician who works patiently with her clients to affect change. She brings a warmth and dedication that makes her easy to work with and children gravitate to her. I highly recommend her!
Gabrielle Holder
Gabrielle Holder
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLICSWMEd
Kristin Pillay is a deeply compassionate and caring clinician who offers insight and engaged work in order to cultivate growth and change with her clients. She is truly a wonderful clinician and I highly recommend her!

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd

Groups

Location

Primary Location

District Kids: Center for Minds and Hearts

5506 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 25

Washington, DC 20015

(202) 933-8243
"
Come to our new office in NW Washington, DC! Kids will love to play in the multiple art, movement, and creative therapy spaces.
Call for a free consultation now - (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
"
Come to our new office in NW Washington, DC! Kids will love to play in the multiple art, movement, and creative therapy spaces.
Call for a free consultation now - (202) 933-8243
Photo of Kristin Pillay, LICSW, MEd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristin Pillay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd