Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"My practice focuses on supporting professionals working in international development, international affairs and public affairs, particularly on improving parenting skills. I use both supportive and insight-oriented talk therapy to help professionals/parents identify areas of difficulty/sensitivity with children/adolescents as well as their other caregivers, strategize what can be changed, and then provide ongoing support and evaluation as parents try to adjust their parenting style. When possible I try to make arrangements for behavioral observation of children/adolescents, and if indicated conduct formal psychological testing. "
Sandplay
(202) 804-1078
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Sandplay
"My practice focuses on supporting professionals working in international development, international affairs and public affairs, particularly on improving parenting skills. I use both supportive and insight-oriented talk therapy to help professionals/parents identify areas of difficulty/sensitivity with children/adolescents as well as their other caregivers, strategize what can be changed, and then provide ongoing support and evaluation as parents try to adjust their parenting style. When possible I try to make arrangements for behavioral observation of children/adolescents, and if indicated conduct formal psychological testing. "
Cynthia E. Killough, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I use an active, serious and friendly approach to help you figure out where you are right now and how to move forward. Talking with a professional psychologist can organize your thinking and transform your outlook. You can overcome issues such as anxiety, fearfulness, low mood, career concerns, dating troubles, family problems and more when you move past emotional roadblocks. Problem-solve for 1-2 sessions or take a deeper look at your underlying thoughts and habits. When you understand yourself more fully you can take action to make your life better."
Sandplay
(202) 670-0925
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Sandplay
"I use an active, serious and friendly approach to help you figure out where you are right now and how to move forward. Talking with a professional psychologist can organize your thinking and transform your outlook. You can overcome issues such as anxiety, fearfulness, low mood, career concerns, dating troubles, family problems and more when you move past emotional roadblocks. Problem-solve for 1-2 sessions or take a deeper look at your underlying thoughts and habits. When you understand yourself more fully you can take action to make your life better."
Alison Ritchie, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
"I work with children, teens, families and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition and relationship issues, parenting concerns, grief and loss, and trauma. I support my clients with gaining insight into the source of their struggles and with developing strategies to have more ease and joy in their lives and relationships. I have significant training in working with trauma, as well as in mindfulness and expressive therapies, to include art, sand tray and play therapy. I am registered play therapist and a graduate of the child and adolescent training program at the Washington School of Psychiatry."
Sandplay
(202) 517-7652
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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Sandplay
"I work with children, teens, families and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition and relationship issues, parenting concerns, grief and loss, and trauma. I support my clients with gaining insight into the source of their struggles and with developing strategies to have more ease and joy in their lives and relationships. I have significant training in working with trauma, as well as in mindfulness and expressive therapies, to include art, sand tray and play therapy. I am registered play therapist and a graduate of the child and adolescent training program at the Washington School of Psychiatry."
Therapeutic Links Behavioral Health Services
LGPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"Being a survivor of various traumatic experiences such as sexual assault, refugee travel, torture, grief, and witnessing or learning about a suicide, you are often left with the painful memories and scars these events have left behind. Your perception of the world and people have changed, thus creating uncomfortable symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, feeling jumpy, and being easily irritated and angered."
Sandplay
(202) 517-7963
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Sandplay
"Being a survivor of various traumatic experiences such as sexual assault, refugee travel, torture, grief, and witnessing or learning about a suicide, you are often left with the painful memories and scars these events have left behind. Your perception of the world and people have changed, thus creating uncomfortable symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, feeling jumpy, and being easily irritated and angered."
Kate Kelly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"I’m the founder and director of The Center for Family Well-Being, where we aim -- through our groups, individual therapy, and classes -- to help kids, teens, adults, couples, and families fully realize their potential with confidence, understanding, and an open heart. We're a group of highly-trained holistic therapists who integrate Western psychotherapy with the wisdom of Eastern mindful awareness practice, as well as other mind-body healing methods, for greater awareness, connection, and well-being for our clients -- within themselves and with others in their lives. "
Sandplay
(202) 804-8054
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Sandplay
"I’m the founder and director of The Center for Family Well-Being, where we aim -- through our groups, individual therapy, and classes -- to help kids, teens, adults, couples, and families fully realize their potential with confidence, understanding, and an open heart. We're a group of highly-trained holistic therapists who integrate Western psychotherapy with the wisdom of Eastern mindful awareness practice, as well as other mind-body healing methods, for greater awareness, connection, and well-being for our clients -- within themselves and with others in their lives. "
Cheryl Aguilar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
"Thanks for considering embarking on your wellness journey with me. I am committed to the overall wellbeing of community members and meet clients wherever they are in their journey. I believe in people's strengths and resilience, and work in collaboration with clients to design a unique therapeutic experience to meet their unique needs. In addition to utilizing therapies like CBT and mindfulness based interventions, I integrate expressive therapies such as sand tray and art therapy to provide clients the opportunity to express themselves in a way they are most comfortable. Aside from in person services, I provide TeleMental Health. "
Sandplay
(202) 335-8365
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Sandplay
"Thanks for considering embarking on your wellness journey with me. I am committed to the overall wellbeing of community members and meet clients wherever they are in their journey. I believe in people's strengths and resilience, and work in collaboration with clients to design a unique therapeutic experience to meet their unique needs. In addition to utilizing therapies like CBT and mindfulness based interventions, I integrate expressive therapies such as sand tray and art therapy to provide clients the opportunity to express themselves in a way they are most comfortable. Aside from in person services, I provide TeleMental Health. "
Carrie Tiller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"My approach is oriented towards helping clients make choices and relate to others in ways that reinforce their feelings of autonomy, fulfillment, and peace. We engage to explore current situations and the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then develop strategies to help better manage situations or make decisions. Strategies we will explore may include immediate actions to help manage today's concerns, and longer-term strategies to build resilience when facing ongoing challenges or crises. I work with clients to develop new ways of interpreting difficulties, understanding others, and communicating that are in line with their own values and hopes."
Sandplay
(240) 650-8891
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Sandplay
"My approach is oriented towards helping clients make choices and relate to others in ways that reinforce their feelings of autonomy, fulfillment, and peace. We engage to explore current situations and the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then develop strategies to help better manage situations or make decisions. Strategies we will explore may include immediate actions to help manage today's concerns, and longer-term strategies to build resilience when facing ongoing challenges or crises. I work with clients to develop new ways of interpreting difficulties, understanding others, and communicating that are in line with their own values and hopes."
Liz Goll Lerner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Working with me is a collaborative process. We focus on making change a reality. We explore what isn't working in your life, relationship concerns, navigating life transitions, or the experience of a serious medical illness or a difficult childhood/adolescence. In my 30+ years as a clinician I have mastered many therapeutic techniques and methods. I love using all the tools in my toolbox to create an individualized therapeutic approach for each of my clients. Our work is action oriented, creative and encompasses healing mind, body and spirit. Free 20-minute phone consultation."
Sandplay
(301) 859-3418
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Sandplay
"Working with me is a collaborative process. We focus on making change a reality. We explore what isn't working in your life, relationship concerns, navigating life transitions, or the experience of a serious medical illness or a difficult childhood/adolescence. In my 30+ years as a clinician I have mastered many therapeutic techniques and methods. I love using all the tools in my toolbox to create an individualized therapeutic approach for each of my clients. Our work is action oriented, creative and encompasses healing mind, body and spirit. Free 20-minute phone consultation."
Ehrhardt Therapy and Associates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
"Welcome! Beginning therapy can be a difficult first step, but it often leads to important insights and tremendous personal growth. Therapy is not a one size fits all model. Our approach ensures you will receive the treatment that is right for you. Whether you're looking to address issues from the past or current life challenges, you don't have to do it alone. Our goal is to create a safe and warm therapeutic environment."
Sandplay
(202) 642-6661
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Sandplay
"Welcome! Beginning therapy can be a difficult first step, but it often leads to important insights and tremendous personal growth. Therapy is not a one size fits all model. Our approach ensures you will receive the treatment that is right for you. Whether you're looking to address issues from the past or current life challenges, you don't have to do it alone. Our goal is to create a safe and warm therapeutic environment."
Rolando J Fuentes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"Hello! My name is Rolando Fuentes. I am a clinical social worker with over fifteen years experience working with couples, families, and individual adults. My work is focused on bicultural and bilingual couples and families as well as individual who want to integrate and explore what it means to live as an individual in two cultures. "
Sandplay
(202) 800-1491
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Sandplay
"Hello! My name is Rolando Fuentes. I am a clinical social worker with over fifteen years experience working with couples, families, and individual adults. My work is focused on bicultural and bilingual couples and families as well as individual who want to integrate and explore what it means to live as an individual in two cultures. "
Aisha Marie Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
"I believe everyone has the ability to learn new ways to cope and view their personal situation differently. Therapy is a place where you can access your most authentic self and allow the therapeutic process to guide healing. Through creating a safe, comfortable and trusting environment clients will be able to share honestly and receive genuine feedback. My approach is supportive and client centered. You are the expert of your past and together we will explore patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors to establish improved ways of being and building relationships with others to help shape your future. "
Sandplay
(301) 298-2537
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Sandplay
"I believe everyone has the ability to learn new ways to cope and view their personal situation differently. Therapy is a place where you can access your most authentic self and allow the therapeutic process to guide healing. Through creating a safe, comfortable and trusting environment clients will be able to share honestly and receive genuine feedback. My approach is supportive and client centered. You are the expert of your past and together we will explore patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors to establish improved ways of being and building relationships with others to help shape your future. "
Douglas Gotel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
"Everyone needs a soft place to fall. The loss of a loved one disrupts everything in our lives and the intense emotions of grief can be overwhelming. This can be especially true for children who don't yet have the words to express themselves or for adolescents who are struggling with their need for emotional support but wanting to appear "normal" among their peers. Specializing in expressive therapies such as sandtray therapy, I help children, adolescents and adults cope with loss or trauma, and I help adults in need of assistance with learning more adaptive ways to cope with life's developmental challenges and changes."
Sandplay
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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Sandplay
"Everyone needs a soft place to fall. The loss of a loved one disrupts everything in our lives and the intense emotions of grief can be overwhelming. This can be especially true for children who don't yet have the words to express themselves or for adolescents who are struggling with their need for emotional support but wanting to appear "normal" among their peers. Specializing in expressive therapies such as sandtray therapy, I help children, adolescents and adults cope with loss or trauma, and I help adults in need of assistance with learning more adaptive ways to cope with life's developmental challenges and changes."
Margot Lamson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and provide therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families. I believe family collaboration in their child's treatment produces optimal results. With warmth and transparency, I create a safe space for families to proactively communicate, take pride in their strengths and resiliencies, and build new skills to grow together. I have worked with elementary to high school-aged students in school settings, an outpatient clinic setting, and provided in-home family therapy for high-risk youth and their families. Whether your child is experiencing behavior concerns at school and/or home, trouble focusing, anxiety, and other developmental challenges, I am here to help. "
Sandplay
(202) 875-5861
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Sandplay
"Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and provide therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families. I believe family collaboration in their child's treatment produces optimal results. With warmth and transparency, I create a safe space for families to proactively communicate, take pride in their strengths and resiliencies, and build new skills to grow together. I have worked with elementary to high school-aged students in school settings, an outpatient clinic setting, and provided in-home family therapy for high-risk youth and their families. Whether your child is experiencing behavior concerns at school and/or home, trouble focusing, anxiety, and other developmental challenges, I am here to help. "
Paula Howie, Art Therapist
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20015
"I am both an art therapist and licensed professional counselor in private practice in Washington, DC. I teach courses to graduate students in art therapy and counseling. Although I specialize in helping both children and adults with issues of trauma, family, and relationship, people bring a wide range of concerns from personal growth to serious mental illness. Before entering private practice, I directed an activities therapy department in an army medical center where military members and their families were hospitalized for personality and mental disorders. At this facility, I also worked with children and adolescents on a medical ward."
Sandplay
(240) 949-6779
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20015
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Sandplay
"I am both an art therapist and licensed professional counselor in private practice in Washington, DC. I teach courses to graduate students in art therapy and counseling. Although I specialize in helping both children and adults with issues of trauma, family, and relationship, people bring a wide range of concerns from personal growth to serious mental illness. Before entering private practice, I directed an activities therapy department in an army medical center where military members and their families were hospitalized for personality and mental disorders. At this facility, I also worked with children and adolescents on a medical ward."
Roberta F Rinker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
"I am an adoption, attachment, and trauma-competent therapist with FamilyWorks Together, a program of Adoptions Together. Children, teens and families face unique emotional and behavioral challenges that stem from adoption and trauma experiences. We serve all children, all parents, and all families with any issue that can occur within the context of a family. We used evidence-based assessments and interventions to ensure best practices are implemented. We provide individual, family and group therapy, using a strength-based approach and understand that healing occurs within the context of healthy relationships. "
Sandplay
(202) 883-5958
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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Sandplay
"I am an adoption, attachment, and trauma-competent therapist with FamilyWorks Together, a program of Adoptions Together. Children, teens and families face unique emotional and behavioral challenges that stem from adoption and trauma experiences. We serve all children, all parents, and all families with any issue that can occur within the context of a family. We used evidence-based assessments and interventions to ensure best practices are implemented. We provide individual, family and group therapy, using a strength-based approach and understand that healing occurs within the context of healthy relationships. "
Mari Clemson-Hines, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"Please note: I am currently living abroad and have suspended my in person practice. I am providing on-line therapy to those who reside in DC, Virginia or California as those are the states where I am licensed and therefore able to continue my practice on-line. If you are also living abroad we may be able to work together. You are unique so your therapy path should be too. If working on-line sounds like it would fit with your lifestyle and schedule please contact me and we can discuss if this is a good fit for you."
Sandplay
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Sandplay
"Please note: I am currently living abroad and have suspended my in person practice. I am providing on-line therapy to those who reside in DC, Virginia or California as those are the states where I am licensed and therefore able to continue my practice on-line. If you are also living abroad we may be able to work together. You are unique so your therapy path should be too. If working on-line sounds like it would fit with your lifestyle and schedule please contact me and we can discuss if this is a good fit for you."
Jonathan Christophel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
"I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship."
Sandplay
(202) 902-8779
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Sandplay
"I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship."
Elissa Gross,
MA, LGPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
"Life can be overwhelming and you are not alone in your struggles. Though reaching out for help can feel daunting, making this choice is often transformative. You deserve support and to have hope in your life. Therapy is a process where this happens and I find it an honor to walk beside and gently guide you through whatever you may be experiencing. I believe in basing our therapeutic relationship on acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. I work with all types of people--children, adolescents, and adults--who are struggling with the external, internal, or both in a non-judgmental, strengths-based, trauma-informed manner."
Sandplay
(202) 831-0229
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Sandplay
"Life can be overwhelming and you are not alone in your struggles. Though reaching out for help can feel daunting, making this choice is often transformative. You deserve support and to have hope in your life. Therapy is a process where this happens and I find it an honor to walk beside and gently guide you through whatever you may be experiencing. I believe in basing our therapeutic relationship on acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. I work with all types of people--children, adolescents, and adults--who are struggling with the external, internal, or both in a non-judgmental, strengths-based, trauma-informed manner."
Art Therapy Services, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"Hello! I am a creative arts therapist, and I offer art therapy, talk therapy, sandtray, and hypnotherapy in northwest Washington DC, near the Cathedral. In my studio, you have the option to express yourself through imagery rather than using words. This can help you move difficult or painful feelings outside yourself safely, where we can explore them together."
Sandplay
(703) 498-2569
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Sandplay
"Hello! I am a creative arts therapist, and I offer art therapy, talk therapy, sandtray, and hypnotherapy in northwest Washington DC, near the Cathedral. In my studio, you have the option to express yourself through imagery rather than using words. This can help you move difficult or painful feelings outside yourself safely, where we can explore them together."
Mali Jimenez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
"My ideal client is someone who is self-motivated to work through their hindrances with kindness, compassion and commitment. I particularly enjoy working with young adults and college age students. I work alongside clients to develop their awareness of behavioral patterns and use mindfulness-based CBT techniques to redirect repetitive and compulsive thought patterns. Additionally, I incorporate somatic techniques to help bring clients in closer touch with their bodies. Finally, I explore relationship patterns using a psychodynamic lens, looking at connections with caretakers during childhood years."
Sandplay
(301) 485-5818
Verified
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Sandplay
"My ideal client is someone who is self-motivated to work through their hindrances with kindness, compassion and commitment. I particularly enjoy working with young adults and college age students. I work alongside clients to develop their awareness of behavioral patterns and use mindfulness-based CBT techniques to redirect repetitive and compulsive thought patterns. Additionally, I incorporate somatic techniques to help bring clients in closer touch with their bodies. Finally, I explore relationship patterns using a psychodynamic lens, looking at connections with caretakers during childhood years."

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Sandplay Therapists
Sandplay therapy in Washington establishes a safe and protected space, where the complexities of the client's inner world can be explored. Often young children, clients place miniature figurines in a small sandbox to express confusing feelings and inner experiences. This creates a visual representation of the client's thoughts and feelings and can reveal unconscious concerns that are inaccessible. The therapist does not interpret, interfere with, or direct the client's sand play but maintains an attitude of receptivity and acceptance, so the client can bring unconscious material into consciousness without censure. If you're looking for a Washington sandplay Therapist, or sand play Therapists for sand therapy.

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

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