Washington, DC. The capital of the United States of America. Filled with beautiful monuments and government buildings, it’s a city worth visiting. Your mental health can be like a government. Sometimes, it feels like it’s running smoothly enough. Other times, you wonder who in the world is running your mind, because they aren’t doing a good job. 

A counselor can help you vote out the people who are making your mind a disaster, and replace them with those who are willing to work for you. Washington needs a sweeping of mental health, and a counselor based in Washington, DC can be able to help you.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): L.P.C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the DC Metro Area with over 7 years of experience. I have had the privilege of helping people cope with whatever life throws their way from depression, stress, anxiety related issues to career counseling and relationship issues. I want to help other people get the most out of life and find what their keys to success. No one should have to live an unfulfilled life and that is where I come in to help guide through. I want the opportunity to empower individuals to reach their maximum potential and meet their life goals.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello, My name is Natasha St.Amand. I am a graduate of Temple University School of Education in Philadelphia, I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Baruch College (CUNY) in my hometown of New York City. I currently reside in Northern Virginia and work in the District of Columbia as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition, I have 15 years of experience in the field of mental health support. My focus for most of my career have been with adolescents and their families who have experienced l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LCPC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Asia Rodriquez. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor in Washington, DC. I'm also a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). My favorite part about being a Therapist is being able to see someone transition from a “low” point in their life to a place where they feel fulfilled and happy. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia State University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore. I have experience providing individual and family therapy i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Aloha! I am a Licensed Clinician and Certified Coach with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care for clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds, and a broad range of clinical and personal concerns. I possess an innate ability to establish trusting and healing relationships, with core values and passion for connecting with genuine compassion and understanding. I can confidently provide clients with support for becoming "unstuck" from mental/emotional/behavioral burdens, to be able to experience significant relief and find the motivation to set...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Bar Lehmann. As a counselor, I provide a safe place where one can explore problems, questions, issues in a way that has the potential to lead to new emotional, practical, or other insights. I bring a sincere interest in others and respect for diverse life paths, choices, and challenges. I am a very good listener. As a therapist/counselor I am in a position to be objective, I am not a friend and therefore have no ego in counseling conversations. I seek to understand the problem in your own words, and help create collaborative windows for explorati...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and welcome to Better Help! I want to commend you for reaching out for help. This is often a major, yet courageous step one can make! My name is Vanessa Banks, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Criminal Justice, from Howard University in 2015. I have worked in many different settings with adults and youth, who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, trauma/abuse, substance use, and more. For almost ten years, I have worked fiercely...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! I salute you for prioritizing your mental health and emotional wellness, an incredible act of self love. I believe in a collaborative approach to the work that we will due in cultivating greater awareness and insight into how you are showing up in the many spaces that you occupy in your life. With extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, we will identify tools and practices to support you in challenging any limiting beliefs impacting your ability to identify, own, and exercise your inherent gifts and strengths...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MAEd,MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Teresa M. Lee and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC. I received my Bachelors in Family and Community Services, Masters in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse field since 2005. I enjoy working with individuals including adults, adolescents and children. My clinical focus is centered around those that have co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have about 8 years of providing counseling services. I began my career counseling couples and families as well as conducting groups while doing my practicum at Bowie Youth and Family services. After obtaining my Master’s degree in 2013, I began doing counseling at DC public schools in which I was able to work with elementary, middle, and high school students. After 3 years of that, I then moved along to working with various CSA’s in DC and Maryland doing individual therapy (age range 8-72) as well as a clinical manager where I was able to do therapy as well as s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! Right now you are looking to connect with someone for support or help with something personal in your life. I commend you for taking this step. My name is Mar Johnson, I use they/them pronouns, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC. 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW-C,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Do you feel like there is a glass wall between you and the rest of the world? You want to break out, but you feel stuck and overwhelmed? Are you tired of over thinking, under performing, and feeling disconnected? Then you’ve come to the right place, because you don’t have to live this way. I have been working in the field of mental health for more than 20 years, and I have helped hundreds of people, just like you, shatter that wall and reclaim their lives. I will help you navigate the road ahead with compassion, commitment, collaboration, and support so that you c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am an LCSW specializing in life transitions, grief and loss. Having relocated 20 years ago to California from the Washington, DC area where I primarily focused on mental health and depression, I began focusing on the importance of coping and supporting healthy navigation of life's challenges. I received a specialty credential in Hospice and Palliative care with a focus on helping individuals and families through serious illness, and the loss of a loved one. I would be honored to talk through part of your life's journey with you.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! I am a clinical social worker practicing in Washington, DC. I enjoy working with people who are looking for ways to feel better and get rid of obstacles that keep them from living their best life. I have more than 20 years of counseling experience that includes working with people on depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem, substance misuse issues, relationship issues and feeling stuck. I bring warmth and empathy to my practice allowing clients to feel relaxed and authentic through the therapy journey. I have worked in a variety of settings, many of whi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker. I have worked as both a contract therapist as well as within an organization for 6 years. I have worked with a wide variety of clients from individuals to families and couples; ranging in age from 6yrs-55yrs. I work with clients with varying issues from depression, anxiety, ADHD, relational issues, trauma and developmental attachment problems. I have also done a lot of work with parenting issues in my current full time position in the school system. My counseling style is client centered but I also like to gu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have over 14 years of experience working with forensic services, adolescents, adults, and the LGBTQ community providing individual mental health therapy or through social services. . My experience has given me the opportunity to work with clients dealing with a broad range of issues to include, stress management, anxiety, depression and family problems just to name a few. I feel that all situations are unique and will do my best to provide you with the guidance and feedback that is best suited for you. My counseling styl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Professional Counselor,Certified Addictions Counselor II,Certified Anger Management Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Counseling in my view is the ability to help identify behaviors with individuals that are negative destructive and harmful. My goal is to dialogue with a client and help uncover solutions, guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties is not forced on anyone. Counseling is collaboration between clients and trained knowledgeable clinicians. Participation from the client is essential in the success of any therapeutic exchange with me. Most people need a platform to identify problem areas in their thinking and in their lives that...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker licensed in the District of Columbia with over 12 years of experience working as a family therapist, individual therapist and school-based therapist for youth between the ages of 16 and 30. I have also worked in private practice settings where I have served clients with depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, anxiety and women's issues. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is personable and interactive. I tend to take a client-centered, strength-ba...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D. Candidate, M.Phil.,M.S.W.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Ernest E. Garrett III and I have 15 years of post-graduate MSW-level social work experience, within special education settings and the private practice setting. I am a Deaf therapist who is able to communicate effectively with diverse clients from all walks of life. I received my M.S.W. degree from Gallaudet University, and I am licensed at the clinical level in Missouri, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, and Louisiana. I regard myself as a specialist in the provision of culturally sensitive and competent clinical social work services; I offer su...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 24

I have been a social worker for over 24 years, initially with a focus on medical social worker in a hospital setting and then in a clinical setting working with people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Since that time, I have been in the field of child welfare, working in CPS and the Child Abuse Hotline in Washington, DC. This has provided me with a wealth of experience in crisis intervention, depression, child abuse and trauma, anxiety, substance use, emotional abuse, domestic violence and parenting issues. When working with clients, I believe in allowing them to tak...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

As we experience challenges and trying times in our lives, we learn that we don't have to face these events alone. We are brave, better, and stronger for reaching out and asking for help. Whatever brings you to therapy, I will meet you where you're at. You'll have a confidential and safe space to give voice to what's on your mind at your own pace. Together, we can explore where you are now, where you would like to be, and how you can work towards moving forward. I value establishing authentic therapeutic relationships with a person-centered, strengths-based...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Washington? (Here Is How Our Washington Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Washington area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Washington therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Washington, or elsewhere in the District of Columbia county or state of District of Columbia.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Washington, DC ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of District of Columbia will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Washington and elsewhere throughout the state of District of Columbia, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Washington offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Washington therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 681170 people in the city of Washington, DC finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 20527 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Washington, couples counseling in Washington, family conflict therapy in Washington, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Washington, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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