Dr. Chandra Colvin

LCSW-C, LICSW

About me

ABOUT ME
Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to live your best life? It takes courage to seek help for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. It’s not always easy to ask for help but the good thing is you do not have to do it alone. I’m here to help you get from where you currently are to where you want to be.

I am a Clinical Psychologist and licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and the District of Columbia (LICSW, LCSW-C) with over 25 years of experience working in executive behavioral health positions while conducting psychotherapy in my private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, dually diagnosed, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I offer a space where you can be your true and authentic self. My integrated approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic, motivational-interviewing, person-centered, mindfulness and trauma-focused therapy. As no two people are the same, I will tailor our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

Remember,” nothing changes if Nothing Changes”

I look forward to working with you!

SPECIALTIES
• Stress, Anxiety
• Trauma and abuse
• Bipolar disorder
• Depression
• Self-esteem
• Coping with life changes

SERVICES OFFERED
• MESSAGING
• PHONE
• VIDEO
• LIVE CHAT

LANGUAGES
• English

LICENSING
LICSW #LC50077718 (Expires: 07/31/2023)
LCSW-C #15445 (Expires: 10/31/2023)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCSW-C 15445

DC LICSW LC50077718


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Chandra Colvin. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Dr. Colvin has been fantastic and helped me through difficult moments. Cannot recommended her enough!

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

From the beginning Dr.Colvin has been very helpful, understanding, sympathetic and has made me feel like I was truly being heard. Every session I left feeling better and a lot lighter. I would definitely recommend Dr.C to my friends and anyone who is seeking help and wants to feel welcomed. Every session I felt like I could say what was on my mind without being judged. I am thankful for Dr.C and I wouldn’t be in a happier place mentally and emotionally without her help

Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Colvin has gotten me through the worst 6 months of my adult life. I feel like I’m coming out a far better person than I was going in. She helped me through deep grief, stress, anger, and frustration, and she did so with empathy, a little tough love, and humor. She is the very best. I can’t say enough about how much I have appreciated her support. The. Best.

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Colvin was amazing. She is incredibly supportive, and is an amazing listener. No matter what the situation is, Dr. Colvin has a keen ability to navigate the conversation to a very realistic side of things. She gives incredible advice, and offers alternatives/next steps to the situations you are dealing with. After just a few sessions with Dr. Colvin, I feel much better about the situations I was/am dealing with thanks to her guidance. Thank you Dr. C!

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Absolutely wonderful and super responsive!

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Colvin is an absolute gift. Smart, generous in time and spirit, and absolutely professional and helpful in every interaction. So grateful to have her and her wisdom in my life. Thank you, Dr. Colvin.

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Colvin helped me achieve personal goals in such a short amount of time that I felt were unattainable. She helped me grow my confidence and showed me how to manage my anxiety. She also helped me discover ways to encourage healthier habits within my relationship which have helped dramatically. I have nothing but good things to say, she’s truly incredible and a professional at what she does. Thank you Dr. C!!

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 9 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

My appointments with Dr Colvin have been an incredible addition to my life and support system.

Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Awesome therapist!

Written on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, adhd, and anger management

She is an excellent counselor.

Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. C is very warm, caring, laid back, and non-judgmental. She is a good listener, and, unlike some therapists I have known, she is willing to share experiences from her own life, which makes me feel like she relates well to me and adds a new perspective when I am working through something. I would highly recommend her!

Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr C has been great to talk to and has helped me manage my anxiety and what to do when I’m in a negative state of mind. I would highly recommend speaking with her for anyone looking for therapy and bettering their everyday life.

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. C is an incredible resource to those that she serves. She has a warm, relaxed, and welcoming manner and truly made me feel like I was in a "safe space" to discuss and share my issues and needs. She listens attentively and provides affirming feedback that made me feel heard but also challenged me in the ways necessary for me to grow. I feel so empowered with the tools she has provided me with!

Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Dr. Colvin was so helpful to me. She is very caring and knowledgeable with a dose of reality in her sessions. She really helps you to understand the problems you are facing and how to get through them. I would absolutely recommend her to others that are looking for counseling!

Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 7 months on issues concerning self esteem

Dr. Colvin creates a comfortable space to talk and openly and be vulnerable. She sticks to her beliefs and wants you to succeed and helps you to be able to help yourself cope with difficult situations. I'm very thankful for my time With Dr. Colvin!

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She was tough in me and I needed that. She listened to me without judgement. Highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. C is kind and straight to the point. She inspires me to get out of my comfort zone while gently nudging me in the right direction. Her ideas and perspective is why I don’t ever see myself choosing another therapist on BetterHelp.

Written on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Colvin is a blessing to whomever she helps. I had various issues that I presented to her. She helped me lay out my goals, and helped me achieve them. She is a pleasure to talk to, and she will be real with you. She will call you out on your nonsense whilst also helping you and supporting you. Dr. Colvin has definitely helped me grow as a person, and I will be forever thankful. After only a few weeks I’ve definitely felt much happier, mentally healthier, and way more positive. Dr. Colvin has 100% had a hugely positive impact in my life.

Written on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Chandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

My therapy sessions with Dr. Colvin have been extremely helpful during a very difficult time in my life. She is professional, kind, patient, and is helping me focus on positive changes in my life. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Chandra for 3 weeks

I've had two sessions with Dr Colvin and shes already helped me, tremendously. Her responses in regards to what I was going through, were very helpful, and although simple - it was exactly what I needed to hear.

Written on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Chandra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Colvin is perfect for someone who feels stuck and trapped by their current mental health situation, who couldn't see a spark of hope in the darkness of it all. She will push you so hard to change when you don't even think it's possible. Providing practical skills, timely responses, and honesty as sobering as winter morning air, she will act as the best guidance while you make the changes you had always wanted, dreamt about.

Written on Oct 13, 2020 after therapy with Chandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Colvin is caring, dedicated and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable with her from day one and remained impressed by her commitment. In a very short time she understood my needs, and what would be the best approach to help me tackle my issues. I feel lucky to have found Dr. Colvin and truly recommend her.

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