Working with a compassionate therapist can help you meet your mental health goals. If you’re looking for a therapist, DC has many online treatment options to consider. With BetterHelp, you attend therapy sessions with a qualified mental health professional from the comfort of your home at a time that fits your schedule. You don’t have to worry about commuting to an office or checking your out-of-network benefits. BetterHelp does not accept insurance at this time; subscriptions range from $65 to $100 weekly, billed every four weeks.

While BetterHelp does not currently offer group therapy, the professionals on the platform provide individual therapy sessions in a supportive environment that can help you with a broad range of challenges. With online treatment, a licensed therapist can guide you through the healing process and help you learn the coping skills you need to manage your unique challenges.

The convenience and flexibility of online treatment can be ideal for busy college students, professionals, and parents. Whether you’re interested in commitment therapy and want to learn to heal relational wounds or need help managing anxiety, connect with one of the licensed DC therapists below to learn more about online treatment.

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Maureen A-Ngeh

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
License: LICSW,LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland with over 10 years of experience. I have had the opportunity to work with children and families, young adults as well as the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, dealing with societal and environmental stressors while hospitalized as well as with the community. These issues often interrupt our daily lives and can feel debilitating. However, when one has a trusting therapeutic relationship with someone who cares, one can work towards a path to appropriately managing these issues and eventually freedom. My counseling style is interactive, empathetic, and warm. It is my belief that listening is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and every client that I am blessed to serve will feel heard. Being treated with dignity, respect and compassion are also the tenets that I abide by and will display that in every interaction and intervention. My approach combines strengths therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy and solution-focused therapy to ensure that the highest level of outcome is achieved as outlined by a treatment plan that will be tailored to your needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Juliana Sarkodee

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
License: LICSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. I have provided services in the mental health and child welfare setting for more than 10 years. My clinical approach is client-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused. I use my skill set to assist clients to discover their strengths and improve on coping skills they have utilized and learn new approaches. I work with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing clients. With hearing clients, we will use live chat or video with live captions. The clients will determine the options that are comfortable for them. I believe that the clients are experts on what works on the issues they face. I have worked with clients on anxiety. adjustment issues, trauma, and stress-related concerns, coping with life changes using the strength-based, solution-focused approach as well as motivational interviews.

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Nicole White-Samuels

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
License: LCSW-C,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

I have a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals and families struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. My clinical vision is to “ensure I provide a safe atmosphere for clients to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories.” I have enjoyed a rewarding career working with children, adolescents, and families for many years. I have provided services in the mental health field in multiple capacities including as a community support worker, community based therapist, clinical director and clinical supervisor. Treatment modalities I utilize include cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, behavior modification and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland and graduate degree in Social Work from Morgan State University. I am licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified (LCSW-C) with Clinical Supervision designation.

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Joelle Purdy

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
License: LICSW
Grief
4 years of experience

Hello there! I am a licensed independent social worker in the District of Columbia. I have 10 years of experience working with persons experiencing anticipatory grief, grief, loss and death and dying. Grief is something we learn to live with, not "get over with." There are so many complex emotions and feelings that accompany grief and loss- whether that be a loss of a loved one, job, dream, etc. I hope to help explore some of these emotions to assist you in understanding your grief and how you can honor and remember what was lost. I value truly listening and building rapport with my clients. My style is warm, interactive and hopefully promotes growth and self- exploration. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion an empathy. My approach is a mix of cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and cultural sensitivity. I will modify our conversations based on your specific goals and needs. I recognize the strength it takes to strive towards securing a more balanced and fulfilling life. Especially, the courage you exhibited by taking the first steps towards acknowledging and embracing the desire for change and growth. I am here to support, empower and accompany you on this journey! Look forward to working with you!

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Kathy Bates

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
Parenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington DC with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and & coping with balancing life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I admire you for getting started!

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Tina Allen

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland, DC and Virginia with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Pamela Gray

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Justin Scott

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
AddictionsBipolar disorder
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kim Barsella-Williams

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, conflicts, coping, & single lifestyle issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tiffany Washington

Offering therapy in District of Columbia
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

PROFESSIONAL, LICENSED, CLINICIAN WHO YOU CAN TRUST When life gives you lemons, I want to provide you with the skills and resources to turn those lemons into lemonade. Life stressors, trauma, depression, and anxiety is at an all-time high. I have the skill set and expertise to assist my clients to overcome life's challenges. I received my BSW in 2008 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, received my MSW in 2010 from Howard University, and I am currently pursing my PhD. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities including TFCBT, CBT, humanistic therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I am licensed in District of Columbia with 14 years of professional work experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How can therapists in District of Columbia support you?

Therapists in District of Columbia can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 681,170 people live in District of Columbia, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in District of Columbia may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of District of Columbia working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in District of Columbia, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in District of Columbia support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in District of Columbia can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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