Leah Liszka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I specialize in bereavement counseling, fertility and postpartum care, exploring sexual and gender identities, and mental health care for transgender individuals and their families.
I believe that we all have the resources to succeed within ourselves. Therapy connects us to our strengths and our resilience. As a client-centered therapist, I am honored to collaborate with you and help you reach your mental health goals. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults with a wide range of life experiences, including the LGBTQ+ community. I am body- and sex- positive, kink-aware, and poly-friendly, and my practice philosophy is grounded in intersectional and feminist theory.
(202) 417-7868
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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I specialize in bereavement counseling, fertility and postpartum care, exploring sexual and gender identities, and mental health care for transgender individuals and their families.
I believe that we all have the resources to succeed within ourselves. Therapy connects us to our strengths and our resilience. As a client-centered therapist, I am honored to collaborate with you and help you reach your mental health goals. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults with a wide range of life experiences, including the LGBTQ+ community. I am body- and sex- positive, kink-aware, and poly-friendly, and my practice philosophy is grounded in intersectional and feminist theory.
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Davin Maijala
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
***As of September 2021, I do not have openings for new clients. My practice is 100% remote.*** I'm a psychologist with +20 years experience in the mental health field. My primary goal as a therapist is to help you explore and address the concerns that bring you to therapy. I take time to get to know you and understand what you'd like to improve in your life. I individualize my approach by integrating techniques to best help you grow and find balance and happiness. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment. I can also be more directive and solution-focused when that approach might be more effective for you.
(202) 817-2336
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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***As of September 2021, I do not have openings for new clients. My practice is 100% remote.*** I'm a psychologist with +20 years experience in the mental health field. My primary goal as a therapist is to help you explore and address the concerns that bring you to therapy. I take time to get to know you and understand what you'd like to improve in your life. I individualize my approach by integrating techniques to best help you grow and find balance and happiness. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment. I can also be more directive and solution-focused when that approach might be more effective for you.
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Michael A Giordano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
(202) 559-4269
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
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Kendra Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you are thinking about engaging in therapy, I appreciate your courage on this journey. Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times; especially now. Therapy can help us find direction, experience personal growth, and increase our tools and strategies for coping. One of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. This relationship is founded on trust, understanding, acceptance, and authenticity. I strive to create a positive and hopeful environment that fosters your individual growth and empowerment. I use an integrative and culturally-sensitive approach.
(443) 233-0095
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you are thinking about engaging in therapy, I appreciate your courage on this journey. Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times; especially now. Therapy can help us find direction, experience personal growth, and increase our tools and strategies for coping. One of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. This relationship is founded on trust, understanding, acceptance, and authenticity. I strive to create a positive and hopeful environment that fosters your individual growth and empowerment. I use an integrative and culturally-sensitive approach.
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Located in NoMa, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Located in NoMa, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
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Kate L Stewart
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I value working with individuals from many different backgrounds, including folx from the queer and trans community, POC, and both college students and working adults. I’m a strong advocate for trans* health and have experience in supporting clients as they navigate gender affirming changes in their lives. A significant focus of my work involves helping my clients to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
(401) 537-1193
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I value working with individuals from many different backgrounds, including folx from the queer and trans community, POC, and both college students and working adults. I’m a strong advocate for trans* health and have experience in supporting clients as they navigate gender affirming changes in their lives. A significant focus of my work involves helping my clients to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
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Marlow Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
**Please note** I am currently not taking any new clients.**** Are you feeling stuck or unable to relax? Having difficulty with maintaining boundaries or communicating what you need? Wishing you could feel more affirmed or more comfortable to be yourself? In working with me, you will find that I have a person-centered approach. I will meet you where you are, and we’ll go from there to accomplish your goals. I have over 3 years experience working with adults navigating substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, questions around identity, and all forms of trauma.
(301) 900-8470
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
**Please note** I am currently not taking any new clients.**** Are you feeling stuck or unable to relax? Having difficulty with maintaining boundaries or communicating what you need? Wishing you could feel more affirmed or more comfortable to be yourself? In working with me, you will find that I have a person-centered approach. I will meet you where you are, and we’ll go from there to accomplish your goals. I have over 3 years experience working with adults navigating substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, questions around identity, and all forms of trauma.
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Alice B. Penner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Sometimes we wait longer than we should- but when the mind is ready the help you need is available despite daunting beginnings. Is it the relationship with yourself or others, your career, some loss, a transition, or some still less clear discomfort? I will offer a safe place, free of external judgement so that you can feel your internal confusion lift and in the clearing of the rubble imagine a course in which to harness your inner essential strengths, express them fearlessly, and have them heard by those around you wherever you are.
(202) 296-7739
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Sometimes we wait longer than we should- but when the mind is ready the help you need is available despite daunting beginnings. Is it the relationship with yourself or others, your career, some loss, a transition, or some still less clear discomfort? I will offer a safe place, free of external judgement so that you can feel your internal confusion lift and in the clearing of the rubble imagine a course in which to harness your inner essential strengths, express them fearlessly, and have them heard by those around you wherever you are.
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Rachel B Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington DC. I provide confidential individual, group and couples therapy to adult and adolescent clients. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and welcome individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In my practice, I work as a generalist and treat individuals and couples on a wide variety of presenting issues and concerns, including relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, life and role transitions, and grief/loss.
(202) 759-3118
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington DC. I provide confidential individual, group and couples therapy to adult and adolescent clients. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and welcome individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In my practice, I work as a generalist and treat individuals and couples on a wide variety of presenting issues and concerns, including relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, life and role transitions, and grief/loss.
Dallas Clay Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
*At this time, I am only accepting new clients for EMDR treatment* Are you struggling with processing past traumatic events? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR provides a proven approach to address the symptoms of trauma that can interfere with thriving in your everyday life. EMDR allows individuals to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time.
(202) 556-3451
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
*At this time, I am only accepting new clients for EMDR treatment* Are you struggling with processing past traumatic events? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR provides a proven approach to address the symptoms of trauma that can interfere with thriving in your everyday life. EMDR allows individuals to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time.
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Jennifer Unterberg
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Finding a therapist with whom you have a good fit can be a daunting task, especially when you are experiencing painful emotions and major life changes. I strive to create an environment where you can feel safe to express your most intimate thoughts and feelings. I believe psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis can lead to deep and lasting change, and can help you resolve a wide range of issues. Learning more about yourself and how your past impacts your present can have many benefits, including more satisfying personal relationships, greater acceptance of yourself, relief from distress, and a richer experience of life.
(202) 803-8584
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Finding a therapist with whom you have a good fit can be a daunting task, especially when you are experiencing painful emotions and major life changes. I strive to create an environment where you can feel safe to express your most intimate thoughts and feelings. I believe psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis can lead to deep and lasting change, and can help you resolve a wide range of issues. Learning more about yourself and how your past impacts your present can have many benefits, including more satisfying personal relationships, greater acceptance of yourself, relief from distress, and a richer experience of life.
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Dorin Captari-Scirri
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, NCC, ACS, C-DBT Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you find yourself stuck, either in your own thoughts, muddling through complicated feelings or in your ability to connect with those around you, I would feel privileged to work with you and help you reach a meaningful breakthrough. If the quality of your life is undermined by depression, anxiety, pain or confusion please reach out and let's meet and see what we can do so that you return to enjoying your life in all its fullness. I look forward to helping you remove the obstacles that block your way from going deeper and further in your journey of reaching your full potential.
(202) 949-7141
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you find yourself stuck, either in your own thoughts, muddling through complicated feelings or in your ability to connect with those around you, I would feel privileged to work with you and help you reach a meaningful breakthrough. If the quality of your life is undermined by depression, anxiety, pain or confusion please reach out and let's meet and see what we can do so that you return to enjoying your life in all its fullness. I look forward to helping you remove the obstacles that block your way from going deeper and further in your journey of reaching your full potential.
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Cara Marie Curcio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy is—whether it is an addiction, depression, anxiety, body image issues, gender identity—I work to collaboratively get to the root of it to help increase insight about patterns that are playing out in your life. I have a background as a yoga practitioner and teacher so I also work to use mindfulness and meditation in sessions where appropriate. I work to individualize each therapy relationship, using psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy to guide my interventions.
(202) 410-0234
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy is—whether it is an addiction, depression, anxiety, body image issues, gender identity—I work to collaboratively get to the root of it to help increase insight about patterns that are playing out in your life. I have a background as a yoga practitioner and teacher so I also work to use mindfulness and meditation in sessions where appropriate. I work to individualize each therapy relationship, using psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy to guide my interventions.
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Vinita Mehta
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I believe that people can heal and change - and that therapy can be a powerful tool in that process. I'm a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities, and my approach with clients is collaborative, supportive, and results-oriented. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, my aim is to provide you with the insights and tools that will help you create a more productive and fulfilling life. We will start with where you are, and work together to make long-lasting changes.
(202) 759-3986
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I believe that people can heal and change - and that therapy can be a powerful tool in that process. I'm a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities, and my approach with clients is collaborative, supportive, and results-oriented. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, my aim is to provide you with the insights and tools that will help you create a more productive and fulfilling life. We will start with where you are, and work together to make long-lasting changes.
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Ziva Benezra
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am here to help you improve and heal your relationships with yourself and with the important people in your life. Perhaps you and your partner need help learning to communicate better and reach greater understanding and connection. Or perhaps you are facing important life transitions and challenges. I am compassionate, collaborative, and interactive, working with couples, individuals and groups. I also have extensive experience treating a wide range of other problems, including: depression, anxiety, relationship endings, family difficulties, trauma recovery, grief, self-esteem issues, and stage of life and identity concerns.
(202) 999-8423
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am here to help you improve and heal your relationships with yourself and with the important people in your life. Perhaps you and your partner need help learning to communicate better and reach greater understanding and connection. Or perhaps you are facing important life transitions and challenges. I am compassionate, collaborative, and interactive, working with couples, individuals and groups. I also have extensive experience treating a wide range of other problems, including: depression, anxiety, relationship endings, family difficulties, trauma recovery, grief, self-esteem issues, and stage of life and identity concerns.
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Kara Peters Veigas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is an approach to therapy that demands full and active collaboration between the patient and therapist. The patient is expected to bring a will to live as fulfilled and happy a life as possible. In using ISTDP I approach the patient's time as invaluable, and believe the wisest approach is to be up front with the patient immediately and continuously, to bring relief from suffering in the fastest and safest way possible. Therapy is typically conducted on a weekly basis following the initial evaluation until goals are achieved.
(202) 559-4860
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is an approach to therapy that demands full and active collaboration between the patient and therapist. The patient is expected to bring a will to live as fulfilled and happy a life as possible. In using ISTDP I approach the patient's time as invaluable, and believe the wisest approach is to be up front with the patient immediately and continuously, to bring relief from suffering in the fastest and safest way possible. Therapy is typically conducted on a weekly basis following the initial evaluation until goals are achieved.
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Ethan Mereish
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
It's courageous and wonderful that you are interested in starting therapy. As a psychologist, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. I see therapy as a place for you to gain insights about your personal patterns, process difficult experiences, overcome obstacles, and improve your relationships.
(202) 831-8978
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
It's courageous and wonderful that you are interested in starting therapy. As a psychologist, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. I see therapy as a place for you to gain insights about your personal patterns, process difficult experiences, overcome obstacles, and improve your relationships.
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Randall Dunkle
Counselor, MS, LGPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I specialize in assisting members of the LGBTQ+ community. However, I have considerable expertise and interest in helping those suffering from a wide range of issues from mild mental health issues to severe and persistent mental illness. I believe taking the step of seeking out therapy is a positive one and one that can benefit anyone. I tailor each therapy session to the individual client as well as the therapy goals that may (and frequently do) shift while progress is made during the therapy process. I view the therapy process as a journey taken by both therapist and client.
(202) 318-1893 x159
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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I specialize in assisting members of the LGBTQ+ community. However, I have considerable expertise and interest in helping those suffering from a wide range of issues from mild mental health issues to severe and persistent mental illness. I believe taking the step of seeking out therapy is a positive one and one that can benefit anyone. I tailor each therapy session to the individual client as well as the therapy goals that may (and frequently do) shift while progress is made during the therapy process. I view the therapy process as a journey taken by both therapist and client.
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Leslie C. Kilpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you’re considering therapy, you may be in a time of stress or transition. My goal is to ease your access to psychotherapy by providing you or your family with confidential online therapy, from the comfort of your own home. While I work with clients of all ages in any stage of life, my specialties include teen and family LGBTQIA issues, prenatal/postpartum challenges and working with women who feel “stuck.”
(571) 350-3289
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
If you’re considering therapy, you may be in a time of stress or transition. My goal is to ease your access to psychotherapy by providing you or your family with confidential online therapy, from the comfort of your own home. While I work with clients of all ages in any stage of life, my specialties include teen and family LGBTQIA issues, prenatal/postpartum challenges and working with women who feel “stuck.”
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Monica Freedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Seeking help takes courage. I am invested in working together toward making the changes you seek by creating a safe, trusting environment where we can explore the roadblocks holding you back. I practice in a holistic community where many modalities of treatment are used to promote healing. Do you feel "keyed up" most of the time or continue to behave in damaging patterns where you know the "why" but can't seem to make changes? Talk may not be enough.
(202) 417-2996
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Seeking help takes courage. I am invested in working together toward making the changes you seek by creating a safe, trusting environment where we can explore the roadblocks holding you back. I practice in a holistic community where many modalities of treatment are used to promote healing. Do you feel "keyed up" most of the time or continue to behave in damaging patterns where you know the "why" but can't seem to make changes? Talk may not be enough.

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Transgender Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Dupont Circle, Washington and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Dupont Circle, Washington or for a Dupont Circle, Washington transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Dupont Circle, Washington may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, transgender friendly therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Dupont Circle, Washington can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.