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
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.
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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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Davin Maijala
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
***As of November/December 2021, I do not have availability 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
Not accepting new clients
***As of November/December 2021, I do not have availability 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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Justin Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I moved to Seattle in 2017 after spending the previous ten years on the East Coast in New York City and Washington, DC. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska as a Jewish gay kid who always felt “out of place” in a community where these identities were largely invisible. I also lost my mother to cancer at the tender age of 16 while attempting to accept my gay identity. As a therapist, these experiences have helped me develop resiliency and to better understand how oppressive systems can create feelings of loneliness, isolation, despair, and hopelessness.
(206) 339-6925
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I moved to Seattle in 2017 after spending the previous ten years on the East Coast in New York City and Washington, DC. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska as a Jewish gay kid who always felt “out of place” in a community where these identities were largely invisible. I also lost my mother to cancer at the tender age of 16 while attempting to accept my gay identity. As a therapist, these experiences have helped me develop resiliency and to better understand how oppressive systems can create feelings of loneliness, isolation, despair, and hopelessness.
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently operating on a short waitlist. New clients could expect to begin working together beginning mid-January 2022. 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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently operating on a short waitlist. New clients could expect to begin working together beginning mid-January 2022. 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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Marlow Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
**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
Not accepting new clients
**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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Stephen Holland
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I am Founder and Director of the Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Since 2003, the Institute has been a leading provider of research-proven treatments and compassionate care. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems. Studies find most patients in CBT have significant reduction in symptoms and distress.
(202) 759-2884
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I am Founder and Director of the Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Since 2003, the Institute has been a leading provider of research-proven treatments and compassionate care. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, personality disorders, and relationship problems. Studies find most patients in CBT have significant reduction in symptoms and distress.
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Frances Rekrut
Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Compassionate therapy has the power to help people reflect, grow, and change. Using a warm and engaging approach, I collaborate with clients to develop treatment strategies that work based on research-based techniques. I specialize in working with clients struggling with relationship issues, OCD, grief and loss, and difficult life transitions, including changes in roles or identity.
(202) 759-7878
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Compassionate therapy has the power to help people reflect, grow, and change. Using a warm and engaging approach, I collaborate with clients to develop treatment strategies that work based on research-based techniques. I specialize in working with clients struggling with relationship issues, OCD, grief and loss, and difficult life transitions, including changes in roles or identity.
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Rashanta Aneisha Bledman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
*IMMEDIATE openings w/ therapists in the practice*. I provide individual therapy to those hoping to better understand themselves and their unique experiences. I use a collaborative approach to highlight strength and resilience while assisting in learning to manage depression, anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, racial trauma, and interpersonal relationship difficulties. I have training and expertise in working with women's issues, religion/spirituality, racial/ethnic identity, sexual orientation identity development, gender identity and people of color.
(301) 683-5753
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
*IMMEDIATE openings w/ therapists in the practice*. I provide individual therapy to those hoping to better understand themselves and their unique experiences. I use a collaborative approach to highlight strength and resilience while assisting in learning to manage depression, anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, racial trauma, and interpersonal relationship difficulties. I have training and expertise in working with women's issues, religion/spirituality, racial/ethnic identity, sexual orientation identity development, gender identity and people of color.
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Sean Penny
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Do you feel anxious, sad, lonely, or isolated? Do you struggle with trauma connected to racism, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or one of the many ways we can be made to feel less than or not ourselves? Whatever the reason, your decision to seek out therapy is courageous because it is filled with significant emotional risk. As we build a relationship together, your thoughts, feelings, experiences, fears, and fantasies will be heard and treated with respect, curiosity, and care. You’ll find a gentle, affirming, and nonjudgmental space where we can better understand what brought you here and how you might move forward.
(202) 759-4803
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Do you feel anxious, sad, lonely, or isolated? Do you struggle with trauma connected to racism, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or one of the many ways we can be made to feel less than or not ourselves? Whatever the reason, your decision to seek out therapy is courageous because it is filled with significant emotional risk. As we build a relationship together, your thoughts, feelings, experiences, fears, and fantasies will be heard and treated with respect, curiosity, and care. You’ll find a gentle, affirming, and nonjudgmental space where we can better understand what brought you here and how you might move forward.
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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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Sandra Piedrahita
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, feel stuck, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a safe space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential.
(512) 410-1553
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, feel stuck, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a safe space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential.
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Therapeutic Links Behavioral Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Many LGBTQIA+ clients seek services from me because they've encountered counselors or therapists who were uneducated about issues around sexuality, gender and identity. They are often faced with discrimination and stigma that affects their well-being. I'm here to offer support and healing to everyone ages 14 and over. I have worked in mental health for several years with experience in community support and outreach, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and therapy in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings.
(202) 804-3738
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Many LGBTQIA+ clients seek services from me because they've encountered counselors or therapists who were uneducated about issues around sexuality, gender and identity. They are often faced with discrimination and stigma that affects their well-being. I'm here to offer support and healing to everyone ages 14 and over. I have worked in mental health for several years with experience in community support and outreach, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and therapy in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings.
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Charles Harney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Do you feel stuck in life, unable to move forward, to grow? Life can feel out of control leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, loneliness, isolation and boredom. These feelings can lead to unhealthy coping skills and acting out with drugs, alcohol, sex, food, spending, gambling, etc. I focus on helping my clients regain control and develop healthy coping skills. My practice combines cognitive behavioral therapy with motivational interviewing and mindfulness to help find solutions in the here and now.
(202) 831-3804
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Do you feel stuck in life, unable to move forward, to grow? Life can feel out of control leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, loneliness, isolation and boredom. These feelings can lead to unhealthy coping skills and acting out with drugs, alcohol, sex, food, spending, gambling, etc. I focus on helping my clients regain control and develop healthy coping skills. My practice combines cognitive behavioral therapy with motivational interviewing and mindfulness to help find solutions in the here and now.
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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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Erin Gelzer
Psychologist, MBA, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Evening/weekend appointments. Finding yourself in deep distress or feeling dissatisfied with life may signal you are ready for change. Therapy can help you understand the roots of distress and help you make desired changes. My therapeutic approach focuses on deepening your understanding of and compassion for yourself by exploring aspects of your identity, examining your values and beliefs, reflecting on relationships that have shaped you, and identifying patterns that may no longer serve you. From this place of understanding and compassion, those sources of distress can shift, creating profound changes in the areas of life most important to you.
(202) 831-0975
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Evening/weekend appointments. Finding yourself in deep distress or feeling dissatisfied with life may signal you are ready for change. Therapy can help you understand the roots of distress and help you make desired changes. My therapeutic approach focuses on deepening your understanding of and compassion for yourself by exploring aspects of your identity, examining your values and beliefs, reflecting on relationships that have shaped you, and identifying patterns that may no longer serve you. From this place of understanding and compassion, those sources of distress can shift, creating profound changes in the areas of life most important to you.
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Oksana Zadoro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MSFS, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
MY PRACTICE IS FULL AT THE MOMENT - NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I believe that in order to make changes in our lives we need to start by looking at our relationship to ourselves, to the world and to people in it. Some of our patterns of relating were set in motion long before we had any awareness of or language for our emotions. In my practice I have found that a compassionate, respectful and mutually trusting approach can lead to meaningful change and ultimately a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(202) 684-7844
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
MY PRACTICE IS FULL AT THE MOMENT - NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I believe that in order to make changes in our lives we need to start by looking at our relationship to ourselves, to the world and to people in it. Some of our patterns of relating were set in motion long before we had any awareness of or language for our emotions. In my practice I have found that a compassionate, respectful and mutually trusting approach can lead to meaningful change and ultimately a more authentic and fulfilling life.
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Adriana P. Robertson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
My therapy work is focused on emotional health and wellbeing. I work individually with clients and tailor treatment to best fit each person's concerns, character and goals. I do this by integrating insight-oriented treatment and establishing new ways of being in the present. This combines the exploration of long-standing maladaptive patterns and a focus on present-day functioning. I help also people examine and improve relationship dynamics.
(202) 499-6057
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
My therapy work is focused on emotional health and wellbeing. I work individually with clients and tailor treatment to best fit each person's concerns, character and goals. I do this by integrating insight-oriented treatment and establishing new ways of being in the present. This combines the exploration of long-standing maladaptive patterns and a focus on present-day functioning. I help also people examine and improve relationship dynamics.

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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.