Paula D Atkinson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, E-RYT

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Paula D Atkinson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, E-RYT


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

1555 Connecticut Ave.
Suite 200 E
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 568-8537

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Announcement icon It is an unprecedented time. I am happy to start virtual sessions with new clients, and transition to in person sessions when appropriate.
I have over 15 years of experience working with clients who suffer from shame, food & body issues and other compulsive behaviors. These are extremely complicated issues that may seem like no one truly understands to the person who suffers. I do. My goal for my clients is peace, freedom and sanity around food, exercise, and body shape. I am a Health At Every Size certified practitioner, and I am dedicated to non-diet, no judgment, compassionate and relational approaches to sometimes life long struggles. I work from a feminist, all inclusive, social justice standpoint and my approach is casual, relational, warm, and accepting.
Please visit www.pauladatkinson.com
I have a long history of experience, both personally and professionally, with members of the LGBTQIA community. I am proud of my work with this population and am very comfortable discussing queer issues.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $185+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • School: Hunter College School of Social Work
  • License and State: LC50079961 District of Columbia

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Yoga Alliance / E-RYT 500
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Location

1555 Connecticut Ave.
Suite 200 E
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 568-8537
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gay
  • Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Body Hatred, Self Hatred
  • Body Image, Exercise Compulsion, Food Compulsion
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Paula's optimism, hope, and high energy are contagious and are no doubt of great benefit to those she works with. I highly recommend her as a therapist and a collaborating clinician.
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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Paula D Atkinson, LICSW, E-RYT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington

Paula D Atkinson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, E-RYT