LGBTQ Counseling
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Are you looking for a counselor or psychotherapist that truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences? Do you know you want an LGBTQ counselor or therapist but don't know how to find someone who is the best match for you? How do you navigate and choose among the many different psychotherapy and counseling approaches? We are a highly experienced group of 8 lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse lgbt community. We have a wide variety of psychological approaches, specializations, office locations and fees.
(202) 319-8541
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Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Are you looking for a counselor or psychotherapist that truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences? Do you know you want an LGBTQ counselor or therapist but don't know how to find someone who is the best match for you? How do you navigate and choose among the many different psychotherapy and counseling approaches? We are a highly experienced group of 8 lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse lgbt community. We have a wide variety of psychological approaches, specializations, office locations and fees.
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Kim V. Chisolm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CSAC, SAP Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia. My clinical population includes both adults and adolescents. I specialize in the following clinical areas: addictive disorders, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief issues, gay and lesbian issues, relationship conflicts, and overall wellness. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and have utilized my clinical expertise in outpatient, inpatient, detoxification, EAP, and Emergency Services settings. Feel free to contact me for Substance Abuse Evaluations, DOT/SAP Evaluations, individual and group needs.
(703) 436-9970
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Arlington, VA 22203
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia. My clinical population includes both adults and adolescents. I specialize in the following clinical areas: addictive disorders, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief issues, gay and lesbian issues, relationship conflicts, and overall wellness. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and have utilized my clinical expertise in outpatient, inpatient, detoxification, EAP, and Emergency Services settings. Feel free to contact me for Substance Abuse Evaluations, DOT/SAP Evaluations, individual and group needs.
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Melvin Cauthen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
(202) 499-7607
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
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E J Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
LGBQ+, Nonbinary & Trans affirming mental health care. Clients who work with me are interested in symptom relief (anxiety, dysphoria, grief, etc...), and also invested in the journey of self-discovery. Therapy is a means to explore new ways of thinking and to improve emotional connections to self and others. Life transitions, trauma, stress, and grief can take a toll on your wellbeing. Helping clients meet their goals is my #1 priority & incorporating your insights is key to meeting those goals. I focus my work on treating survivors of sexual trauma and working with LGBTQIA+ populations on their journeys of identity discovery.
(571) 620-5077
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Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
LGBQ+, Nonbinary & Trans affirming mental health care. Clients who work with me are interested in symptom relief (anxiety, dysphoria, grief, etc...), and also invested in the journey of self-discovery. Therapy is a means to explore new ways of thinking and to improve emotional connections to self and others. Life transitions, trauma, stress, and grief can take a toll on your wellbeing. Helping clients meet their goals is my #1 priority & incorporating your insights is key to meeting those goals. I focus my work on treating survivors of sexual trauma and working with LGBTQIA+ populations on their journeys of identity discovery.
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Raven Freeborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Is it time to get clear and confident about your needs, your strengths, and your desires? As a therapist I partner with people who are seeking better wellness and wholeness while navigating life changes, challenges, and chaos. I work with individuals who are in search of satisfaction with their selves, their relationships, and their careers. While we cannot remove harm that has happened in the past or stop change from persisting in our world, we can work together to reconcile the differences so that you experience less anxiety, depressive symptoms, obsessive control, fatigue, and doubt in your future days.
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22206
Offers online therapy
Is it time to get clear and confident about your needs, your strengths, and your desires? As a therapist I partner with people who are seeking better wellness and wholeness while navigating life changes, challenges, and chaos. I work with individuals who are in search of satisfaction with their selves, their relationships, and their careers. While we cannot remove harm that has happened in the past or stop change from persisting in our world, we can work together to reconcile the differences so that you experience less anxiety, depressive symptoms, obsessive control, fatigue, and doubt in your future days.
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Jocelyn V Vara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
*Immediate Saturday openings* It takes courage to seek therapy in order to create steps to live the life you want for yourself. Life transitions can be challenging and overwhelming and have only been amplified during this last year. Perhaps there have been recent milestones in your life - moving, pursuing education, starting a career, relationship challenges, or beginning a new family. It may be helpful to have additional space and support to navigate through these challenges in a way you feel empowered and equipped to meet the demands of these changes. There is no manual on how to successfully "be an adult."
(202) 946-5059
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
*Immediate Saturday openings* It takes courage to seek therapy in order to create steps to live the life you want for yourself. Life transitions can be challenging and overwhelming and have only been amplified during this last year. Perhaps there have been recent milestones in your life - moving, pursuing education, starting a career, relationship challenges, or beginning a new family. It may be helpful to have additional space and support to navigate through these challenges in a way you feel empowered and equipped to meet the demands of these changes. There is no manual on how to successfully "be an adult."
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Cheryl Zandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
You do it all, and you are the one that everyone else counts on. Lately though, ongoing stress and worry feels like it's taking its toll. Between the many obligations you have, these days there's not much left over for you and it's getting harder to just brush it off and keep going. You wish there was a way to feel more like yourself, reconnect with the people you care about, and maybe even sleep better again. When was the last time you really felt your best? It's starting to feel like it's time to take the next step to take care of *you* now. To be able to really feel inside what you work so hard to show everyone on the outside.
(844) 231-7137
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22207
Offers online therapy
You do it all, and you are the one that everyone else counts on. Lately though, ongoing stress and worry feels like it's taking its toll. Between the many obligations you have, these days there's not much left over for you and it's getting harder to just brush it off and keep going. You wish there was a way to feel more like yourself, reconnect with the people you care about, and maybe even sleep better again. When was the last time you really felt your best? It's starting to feel like it's time to take the next step to take care of *you* now. To be able to really feel inside what you work so hard to show everyone on the outside.
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Lisa Zager, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
My purpose in each therapeutic relationship is to create a safe environment where compassion and curiosity rule. I respect the courage it takes to explore vulnerability. I have just as much respect for protective strategies that are employed,no matter how constructive or destructive they may seem. In our time together we will focus on bringing clarity to both internal and external or relational distress. My education, training and experience have prepared me to address issues of grief, trauma and transition from many angles.
(703) 935-5801
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Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
My purpose in each therapeutic relationship is to create a safe environment where compassion and curiosity rule. I respect the courage it takes to explore vulnerability. I have just as much respect for protective strategies that are employed,no matter how constructive or destructive they may seem. In our time together we will focus on bringing clarity to both internal and external or relational distress. My education, training and experience have prepared me to address issues of grief, trauma and transition from many angles.
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Jonathon Ross Carrington
Resident in Counseling, MA, LPC-R Verified
Arlington, VA 22204
Offers online therapy
I work with BIPOC clients experiencing core wounds from generational, personal, physical and vicarious racism, microaggression, and gaslighting. Clients may be experiencing symptoms of fear, aggression, anxiety, depression, low self-image, shame, hyper-vigilance, night terrors, addiction, pessimism, difficulty concentrating, substance abuse, flashbacks, and dysfunctional relationships. As a result, clients may experience physical health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, hyperactivity, and migraines. Clients can learn the various pathways towards understanding and processing their painful stories into resilience.
(703) 552-5263
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Arlington, VA 22204
Offers online therapy
I work with BIPOC clients experiencing core wounds from generational, personal, physical and vicarious racism, microaggression, and gaslighting. Clients may be experiencing symptoms of fear, aggression, anxiety, depression, low self-image, shame, hyper-vigilance, night terrors, addiction, pessimism, difficulty concentrating, substance abuse, flashbacks, and dysfunctional relationships. As a result, clients may experience physical health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, hyperactivity, and migraines. Clients can learn the various pathways towards understanding and processing their painful stories into resilience.
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Jessica C. Jones
Psychologist, Psy, D Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Due to the stress of the everyday world, emotions can become intense, overwhelming, and at times debilitating. Therapy provides individuals with the support necessary to become your best self. I utilize a genuine, empathic and open-minded approach to treatment. I strive to help clients achieve improved connections, increased insight and a deeper understanding of oneself and others. I provide couples with the skills needed to improve communication, build trust and enhance intimacy.
(703) 991-8958
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Due to the stress of the everyday world, emotions can become intense, overwhelming, and at times debilitating. Therapy provides individuals with the support necessary to become your best self. I utilize a genuine, empathic and open-minded approach to treatment. I strive to help clients achieve improved connections, increased insight and a deeper understanding of oneself and others. I provide couples with the skills needed to improve communication, build trust and enhance intimacy.
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Marlene Joan Drucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
I have been in private practice for over 40 years. I tend to be warm, interactive and empathic with my clients as I believe a successful outcome is based on positive regard and trust between client and therapist. I am Humanistic and client centered in my approach, I believe that therapy is an ideal means to fully imagine one's potential and vision for a healthy, happy, and productive future however that is defined by the client.
(703) 465-1515
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Arlington, VA 22203
I have been in private practice for over 40 years. I tend to be warm, interactive and empathic with my clients as I believe a successful outcome is based on positive regard and trust between client and therapist. I am Humanistic and client centered in my approach, I believe that therapy is an ideal means to fully imagine one's potential and vision for a healthy, happy, and productive future however that is defined by the client.
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Anthony LoPresti
Psychologist, MS, PsyD Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
"A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are built for." Do you feel "stuck?" Are you wondering what lies beyond the life you have been living? I believe at some point we all need a little help exiting our safe harbors and trekking though uncharted waters. Whether you are handling a difficult breakup, managing stressful work, transitioning through different phases of life, grieving a loss, or dealing with chronic symptoms such as sadness, worry, or anger, I can help.
(571) 536-7202 x110
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Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
"A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are built for." Do you feel "stuck?" Are you wondering what lies beyond the life you have been living? I believe at some point we all need a little help exiting our safe harbors and trekking though uncharted waters. Whether you are handling a difficult breakup, managing stressful work, transitioning through different phases of life, grieving a loss, or dealing with chronic symptoms such as sadness, worry, or anger, I can help.
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Damon J. Murphy Psy.d.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing care for individuals seeking change in a growth-enhancing direction. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, identity issues, or just the stress of everyday life, my practice is designed to work with you. Therapy can be a difficult experience for some individuals and therefore its important that I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative relationship to facilitate the therapeutic work we do together. My major goal is to increase insight and action in clients using various modalities to deepen self-understanding and a shift in thinking, feeling, and behavior.
(703) 854-9223
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Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing care for individuals seeking change in a growth-enhancing direction. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, identity issues, or just the stress of everyday life, my practice is designed to work with you. Therapy can be a difficult experience for some individuals and therefore its important that I provide a safe, empathic, and collaborative relationship to facilitate the therapeutic work we do together. My major goal is to increase insight and action in clients using various modalities to deepen self-understanding and a shift in thinking, feeling, and behavior.
Walid Jawad
Couples, Coach, MS, JDR
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
(202) 804-9550
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Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
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James Sexton
Psychologist, PhD, PhD Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Currently doing HIPAA compliant teletherapy. 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.
(703) 420-7031
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Arlington, VA 22201
Offers online therapy
Currently doing HIPAA compliant teletherapy. 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.
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Karen Karafin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Arlington, VA 22204
Offers online therapy
Having trouble coping with the suddenly changed circumstances of everyday life? The pandemic has stressed everyone in different ways. Are you isolated and lonely, feeling like nobody knows what you're going through, or that everyone is consumed by their own problems? Has the quarantine exposed problems in your close relationships with your spouse or your kids? Are you extremely anxious, scared that you or someone you love will get sick? I can help! Phone and video sessions can be just as powerful as traditional sessions in the hands of an experienced therapist. You can get the help you need even while this crisis is continuing!
(703) 671-7668
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Arlington, VA 22204
Offers online therapy
Having trouble coping with the suddenly changed circumstances of everyday life? The pandemic has stressed everyone in different ways. Are you isolated and lonely, feeling like nobody knows what you're going through, or that everyone is consumed by their own problems? Has the quarantine exposed problems in your close relationships with your spouse or your kids? Are you extremely anxious, scared that you or someone you love will get sick? I can help! Phone and video sessions can be just as powerful as traditional sessions in the hands of an experienced therapist. You can get the help you need even while this crisis is continuing!
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Kami Sidman, M.A.Ed., J.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
Whether you're feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed; or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues; I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges. 
(703) 382-5008
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Arlington, VA 22202
Offers online therapy
Whether you're feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed; or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues; I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges. 
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Mark F. Yapelli
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy for adults and adolescents. I am first and foremost a client-centered therapist. This means that, no matter who you are and no matter what you seek help with, my goal is to engage you with empathy, warmth, and understanding. I do not believe in one-size-fits-all therapy, and integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches into my work with clients. Three themes I often emphasize are interpersonal relationships, identity, and family dynamics.
(703) 596-1924
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Arlington, VA 22209
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I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy for adults and adolescents. I am first and foremost a client-centered therapist. This means that, no matter who you are and no matter what you seek help with, my goal is to engage you with empathy, warmth, and understanding. I do not believe in one-size-fits-all therapy, and integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches into my work with clients. Three themes I often emphasize are interpersonal relationships, identity, and family dynamics.
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Timothy Ellsworth
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
***I am not able to take new patients right now*** I typically see individual adults who feel stuck, confused, in pain, and/or dissatisfied with their lives or relationships. I help clients resolve symptoms and to understand the underlying thoughts and feelings that contribute to negative life experiences.
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Arlington, VA 22203
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***I am not able to take new patients right now*** I typically see individual adults who feel stuck, confused, in pain, and/or dissatisfied with their lives or relationships. I help clients resolve symptoms and to understand the underlying thoughts and feelings that contribute to negative life experiences.
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Kimberly Harrell, LPC Counseling and Consultation
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, ACS Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and move forward into the life you long to have. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges you face. We will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from the life you deserve. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. This first step is the hardest. Let's take it together.
(571) 222-4336
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Arlington, VA 22203
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and move forward into the life you long to have. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges you face. We will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from the life you deserve. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. This first step is the hardest. Let's take it together.

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