Orna Goldwater

Psychologist, PhD, HSP

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Orna Goldwater, PhD, HSP, Psychologist in Washington
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Orna Goldwater

Psychologist, PhD, HSP


Orna Goldwater, PhD
3000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 137B
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
(469) 888-6158

Narrative And Collaborative Psychotherapy

I am a Collaborative Psychologist, working with individuals, families, and couples. I treat Depression, postpartum anxiety, marital conflicts, and I coach parents who struggle with hard to care for children. Therapy works when we develop complete honesty, mutual respect, optimism, and realistic goals . Yoga for treating mood, anxiety and Trauma, are new tools I added to my skill-set. These techniques allow me to reach places where words and conversation can't. Now, I am using LifeForce Yoga techniques to reach deeper, faster. Mindfulness, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) are research based tools I use to help individuals and couples.

Multi-Generational Health and Mental Health

Depression, Anxiety, Postpartum depression, ADHD, and Marital conflicts are problems I treat. Problem behaviors whether learned or biologically endowed, often impact more than one person. Pessimism, hopelessness, and passivity turn small problems to chronic and entrenched. Optimism, spirituality, hope, and active problem solving can change problems into opportunities for growth.

Humor and other Wellness Approaches

Sense of humor is valuable tool. Humor can help develop creativity and flexibility. When we approach our reality with humility and humor, we can experience gratitude, compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness for self, others as well as the universe we can celebrate reality. This is when problems turn to opportunities.


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Texas Woman's University
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License and State: 31826 Texas
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state


  • Avg Cost (per session): $250 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Patients are required to pay a full CoPay
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Orna Goldwater's Groups

Psych-Yoga Group: Managing Depression and Anxiety-

A group of 6-10 competent young adults, each struggling with one or two areas of life: such as intimacy, emotions, productivity, love belonging, & Complex Trauma related losses they experienced early in life. Group members improve their skills in connecting to others. Each provide and receive life coaching to and from each other. This Psycho-Yoga group is designed to provide corrective experience; a place to experience calm reflection rather than reaction; self acceptance, rather than self criticism. Aaron Michael Price is the yoga practioner specilaizing in using yoga to cope with mood and anxiety.

More about this group


Orna Goldwater, PhD
3000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 137B
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
(469) 888-6158
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Marital and Premarital
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Farsi and Hebrew
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Gay Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Narrative and Collaborative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Dr. Bethany Hampton, PhD
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Last Modified: 22 Dec 2018
Orna Goldwater, PhD, HSP, Psychologist in Washington

Orna Goldwater

Psychologist, PhD, HSP