Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"I help struggling couples build resilient, loving, committed relationships; and I help individuals who are stuck, sad, or anxious learn ways to move forward, break free of depression, and overcome anxiety."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 234-3278
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"I help struggling couples build resilient, loving, committed relationships; and I help individuals who are stuck, sad, or anxious learn ways to move forward, break free of depression, and overcome anxiety."
Kiami Bibb, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"I am a Licensed Clinician and Certified Coach with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care for clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds, and a broad range of clinical and personal concerns. I possess an innate ability to establish trusting and healing relationships, with core values and passion for connecting with genuine compassion and understanding. I can confidently provide clients with support for becoming "unstuck" from mental/emotional/behavioral burdens, to be able to experience significant relief and find the motivation to set and achieve small goals toward positive life success!"
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 930-8375
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"I am a Licensed Clinician and Certified Coach with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care for clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds, and a broad range of clinical and personal concerns. I possess an innate ability to establish trusting and healing relationships, with core values and passion for connecting with genuine compassion and understanding. I can confidently provide clients with support for becoming "unstuck" from mental/emotional/behavioral burdens, to be able to experience significant relief and find the motivation to set and achieve small goals toward positive life success!"
Gordon Cohen, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Dedicated to helping my clients transform their lives, I create a warm, engaging space to resolve current life challenges while also grappling with long-term emotional issues that may underpin larger problems, such as anxiety or depression. I am collaborative, combining talk therapy with behavioral and cognitive techniques in individual, group and couples sessions. With over 30 years experience, I’m friendly yet direct, empathetic as well as challenging. I work with corporate and nonprofit leaders and professionals from around the world: women, men, gays, lesbians, straights, late 20's+, interracial couples and adoptive parents."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 738-5020
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Dedicated to helping my clients transform their lives, I create a warm, engaging space to resolve current life challenges while also grappling with long-term emotional issues that may underpin larger problems, such as anxiety or depression. I am collaborative, combining talk therapy with behavioral and cognitive techniques in individual, group and couples sessions. With over 30 years experience, I’m friendly yet direct, empathetic as well as challenging. I work with corporate and nonprofit leaders and professionals from around the world: women, men, gays, lesbians, straights, late 20's+, interracial couples and adoptive parents."
Pam Krooth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues can be extremely distressing. If you or someone you love is struggling you have come to the right place. I am passionate about being a therapist and how therapy can help change the way we feel about ourselves, our relationships and our lives. Together we will uncover why you are suffering and will develop strategies to help you cope with and heal from these issues, in order to live a more joyful and fulfilling life."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 831-7072
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues can be extremely distressing. If you or someone you love is struggling you have come to the right place. I am passionate about being a therapist and how therapy can help change the way we feel about ourselves, our relationships and our lives. Together we will uncover why you are suffering and will develop strategies to help you cope with and heal from these issues, in order to live a more joyful and fulfilling life."
Heidi Mattila, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Feeling stuck or experiencing life and relationships as old or frustrating? Life can at times be over-whelming, but it does not need to stay that way. Through a collaborative process, I help my clients to both understand themselves and effectively transform their lives and live more fully. I work with my clients as partners, and my sessions are interactive and productive. While the work can be deep and transformative, the approach is strength-based and pragmatic. We are all unique, and there is no method that fits everybody. Our work together is a joint and respectful discovery tailored to meet your specific goals and needs. "
Lesbian
Adoption
(240) 221-5212
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Feeling stuck or experiencing life and relationships as old or frustrating? Life can at times be over-whelming, but it does not need to stay that way. Through a collaborative process, I help my clients to both understand themselves and effectively transform their lives and live more fully. I work with my clients as partners, and my sessions are interactive and productive. While the work can be deep and transformative, the approach is strength-based and pragmatic. We are all unique, and there is no method that fits everybody. Our work together is a joint and respectful discovery tailored to meet your specific goals and needs. "
Teresa E. Doniger, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"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."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 335-7347
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"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."
Ellen D Mazer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"The decision to enter therapy often reflects one's desire to make changes in their lives. We posses a keen internal radar system that sometimes leads us to realize that the quality of our lives can improve. Your internal radar may point toward your readiness to enter therapy as suggested by your visit to this site. I provide patients a nonjudgmental emotional space to examine potential changes they desire in their lives. Together we explore how you can achieve your goals. My therapeutic approach emphasizes the examination of significant relationships, including the therapist and client, to provide the client with insight to grow."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 999-3478
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Lesbian
Adoption
"The decision to enter therapy often reflects one's desire to make changes in their lives. We posses a keen internal radar system that sometimes leads us to realize that the quality of our lives can improve. Your internal radar may point toward your readiness to enter therapy as suggested by your visit to this site. I provide patients a nonjudgmental emotional space to examine potential changes they desire in their lives. Together we explore how you can achieve your goals. My therapeutic approach emphasizes the examination of significant relationships, including the therapist and client, to provide the client with insight to grow."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Working with you to increase your experience of hope and of joy, and to help you dissolve your grief is my orientation in both short-term and longer-term therapy. So often hurt and knowledge get buried beneath unhelpful, and yet habitual, emotional responses and mind-sets. My goal is to help you understand and become your authentic self and to set aside those habits and practices which distress your mind and burden your heart."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 738-5103 x5
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
Lesbian
Adoption
"Working with you to increase your experience of hope and of joy, and to help you dissolve your grief is my orientation in both short-term and longer-term therapy. So often hurt and knowledge get buried beneath unhelpful, and yet habitual, emotional responses and mind-sets. My goal is to help you understand and become your authentic self and to set aside those habits and practices which distress your mind and burden your heart."
Women's Emotional Wellness Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, MSSW, CFTP, CLYL, EMDR-T
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Emotional issues are a community matter that affects us all. I am dedicated to meeting your needs through support, education, and direct services. I believe in a new high standard of response, helping you at the earliest stage and preventing unnecessary impairment and suffering for you and your family. I specialize in relationships, depression, anxiety, and family violence. I also assist with immigration and home studies. My main goal is to ensure you live a happy life, free of pain and negativity. You are not alone. We can walk together until you feel ready to fly."
Lesbian
Adoption
(956) 628-5323
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Emotional issues are a community matter that affects us all. I am dedicated to meeting your needs through support, education, and direct services. I believe in a new high standard of response, helping you at the earliest stage and preventing unnecessary impairment and suffering for you and your family. I specialize in relationships, depression, anxiety, and family violence. I also assist with immigration and home studies. My main goal is to ensure you live a happy life, free of pain and negativity. You are not alone. We can walk together until you feel ready to fly."
Ann Reifman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Therapy is a powerful tool for change. I believe that therapy works when people feel safe and challenged. I work to explore feelings and difficult situations. The goal is to find strategies to move through troubles and to feel more competent, hopeful and happy in life. You may be searching for therapy because you are depressed, anxious or have low self esteem. You may be struggling with questions of identity, issues of fertility, career possibilities, unhappy relationships, aging parents. I work with individuals, couples and groups."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 400-3100
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Therapy is a powerful tool for change. I believe that therapy works when people feel safe and challenged. I work to explore feelings and difficult situations. The goal is to find strategies to move through troubles and to feel more competent, hopeful and happy in life. You may be searching for therapy because you are depressed, anxious or have low self esteem. You may be struggling with questions of identity, issues of fertility, career possibilities, unhappy relationships, aging parents. I work with individuals, couples and groups."
Liz Buchanan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Are you troubled by your teen’s mood, decision-making skills, or grades? Do you have concerns about your child’s development, learning, or behavior? I help children, teens, and families to handle life’s challenges. Children respond well to me because I welcome them just as they are. Teens like that I can speak in plain language with them, about issues they face growing up in a technologically-advancing world. Parents appreciate that I work from a strengths-based and empowerment approach. I offer support to parents who struggle with how to help their children with these difficult issues."
Lesbian
Adoption
(855) 814-0335
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Are you troubled by your teen’s mood, decision-making skills, or grades? Do you have concerns about your child’s development, learning, or behavior? I help children, teens, and families to handle life’s challenges. Children respond well to me because I welcome them just as they are. Teens like that I can speak in plain language with them, about issues they face growing up in a technologically-advancing world. Parents appreciate that I work from a strengths-based and empowerment approach. I offer support to parents who struggle with how to help their children with these difficult issues."
Erika Bugaj, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Are you worried about your daughter? Have you noticed a change in her behavior patterns? Has she lost interest in doing the things she usually enjoys? Is she acting out in ways you don't undersand? Has she turned your household upside-down? If you are finding it hard to understand your teen or college-age daughter, I can help. I help teens and young women to increase their self-esteem, improve their body image, and make positive changes in their relationships. I also offer support to parents to help implement lasting changes for the whole family. "
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 999-3684
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Are you worried about your daughter? Have you noticed a change in her behavior patterns? Has she lost interest in doing the things she usually enjoys? Is she acting out in ways you don't undersand? Has she turned your household upside-down? If you are finding it hard to understand your teen or college-age daughter, I can help. I help teens and young women to increase their self-esteem, improve their body image, and make positive changes in their relationships. I also offer support to parents to help implement lasting changes for the whole family. "
Gabrielle Holder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"I am committed to helping people who feel challenged in relationships, in their professional lives, or creatively and emotionally. My approach is determined by your needs and pays attention to your strengths, guided by the belief that you already possess the ability to make things better. I provide individual therapy grounded in psychodynamic theories and utilize an open and flexible approach to understand challenges, promote insight and cultivate growth and change. I am noted for my warm demeanor, openness, positivity and authentic qualities. My practice offers a warm and caring place to build skills and enhance your growth."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 868-8760
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
Lesbian
Adoption
"I am committed to helping people who feel challenged in relationships, in their professional lives, or creatively and emotionally. My approach is determined by your needs and pays attention to your strengths, guided by the belief that you already possess the ability to make things better. I provide individual therapy grounded in psychodynamic theories and utilize an open and flexible approach to understand challenges, promote insight and cultivate growth and change. I am noted for my warm demeanor, openness, positivity and authentic qualities. My practice offers a warm and caring place to build skills and enhance your growth."
Melanie Cashdan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"In my practice, I strive to make the client feel safe, comfortable and understood from the moment we meet. I believe the quality of the connection between the client and the therapist is fundamental to emotional growth and genuine change. I understand that there are certain feelings, problems, relationship dynamics and behaviors that one would like to feel better about as soon as possible. My practice does not ignore one's need for change in the here and now."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 368-0600
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"In my practice, I strive to make the client feel safe, comfortable and understood from the moment we meet. I believe the quality of the connection between the client and the therapist is fundamental to emotional growth and genuine change. I understand that there are certain feelings, problems, relationship dynamics and behaviors that one would like to feel better about as soon as possible. My practice does not ignore one's need for change in the here and now."
Peggy L Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Welcome to my therapy practice! I am a therapist with over 25 years of experience helping individuals and couples achieve a greater sense of well being and fulfillment in their lives. I believe my role as therapist is to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential relationship in which we can work collaboratively to understand your current concerns and challenges,then identify and work toward goals and steps for achieving positive change. I am devoted to the individuals I work with and consider it a privilege to have an active role in their pursuit of a more gratifying life."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 831-9574
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Welcome to my therapy practice! I am a therapist with over 25 years of experience helping individuals and couples achieve a greater sense of well being and fulfillment in their lives. I believe my role as therapist is to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential relationship in which we can work collaboratively to understand your current concerns and challenges,then identify and work toward goals and steps for achieving positive change. I am devoted to the individuals I work with and consider it a privilege to have an active role in their pursuit of a more gratifying life."
Lara Cox, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired of repeating the same self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to learn healthy strategies to manage your current difficulties? I have over 20 years of clinical experience helping individuals lead fuller, more authentic and satisfying lives. My job is to help you gain insight into your conflicts, strengths, past experiences and current relationships so that you can break free of old patterns and find new possibilities. I find it extremely rewarding to watch my clients grow, realize their full potential and make successful changes in their lives."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 681-0974
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired of repeating the same self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to learn healthy strategies to manage your current difficulties? I have over 20 years of clinical experience helping individuals lead fuller, more authentic and satisfying lives. My job is to help you gain insight into your conflicts, strengths, past experiences and current relationships so that you can break free of old patterns and find new possibilities. I find it extremely rewarding to watch my clients grow, realize their full potential and make successful changes in their lives."
Jill Weber, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20015
"I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives."
Lesbian
Adoption
(540) 822-0947
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20015
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Lesbian
Adoption
"I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives."
Hilary Katz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"I have provided individual, group, couples and family therapy in both school settings as well as private practice settings since the onset of my career. I utilize behavioral management tools, cognitive behavioral therapy, and creative therapies to encourage and teach children as well as adults, how to increase their sense of self and learn how to celebrate their strengths and weaknesses. I feel strongly that children respond best when they are free to explore their feelings creatively as opposed to solely participating in talk therapy. I help clients feel accountable and more importantly, recognize they have the ability to grow."
Lesbian
Adoption
(844) 806-0055
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Lesbian
Adoption
"I have provided individual, group, couples and family therapy in both school settings as well as private practice settings since the onset of my career. I utilize behavioral management tools, cognitive behavioral therapy, and creative therapies to encourage and teach children as well as adults, how to increase their sense of self and learn how to celebrate their strengths and weaknesses. I feel strongly that children respond best when they are free to explore their feelings creatively as opposed to solely participating in talk therapy. I help clients feel accountable and more importantly, recognize they have the ability to grow."
Cristiano Santostefano, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"You may be looking to untie emotional knots that complicate fulfilling relationships or developing confidence at work. Parents whose children are struggling may want to better understand what complicates their child's development. In treatment, we will work together to uncover core emotional issues holding you back. You will learn techniques that foster insight about how these issues have affected you, both in the past and present. I believe these insights can support you to make meaningful changes in your life. "
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 839-9827
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Lesbian
Adoption
"You may be looking to untie emotional knots that complicate fulfilling relationships or developing confidence at work. Parents whose children are struggling may want to better understand what complicates their child's development. In treatment, we will work together to uncover core emotional issues holding you back. You will learn techniques that foster insight about how these issues have affected you, both in the past and present. I believe these insights can support you to make meaningful changes in your life. "
Lynn Hamerling, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Are you suffering from low self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy, shame or perhaps even self-loathing? These feelings can make it extremely difficult to seek the very treatment which might offer relief and change. It can feel risky and sometimes exquisitely shameful to reveal oneself to a another person. I can help reduce your shame and make the therapeutic process more bearable and productive. Together we will look honestly and fully at your conflicts, strengths, relationships and experiences - in a manner that is gentle, yet steadfast; warm, yet serious; and attentive to you in all your individual complexity."
Lesbian
Adoption
(202) 722-1507
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Lesbian
Adoption
"Are you suffering from low self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy, shame or perhaps even self-loathing? These feelings can make it extremely difficult to seek the very treatment which might offer relief and change. It can feel risky and sometimes exquisitely shameful to reveal oneself to a another person. I can help reduce your shame and make the therapeutic process more bearable and productive. Together we will look honestly and fully at your conflicts, strengths, relationships and experiences - in a manner that is gentle, yet steadfast; warm, yet serious; and attentive to you in all your individual complexity."

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We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Spring Valley, Washington. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Spring Valley, Washington lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Spring Valley, Washington or for a Spring Valley, Washington lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Spring Valley, Washington, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

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

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