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.

This is Brittany Bordonaro's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience providing direct mental health services. I obtained a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 2008. I have worked with individuals with a variety of presenting issues; including self esteem, stress, anxiety, work-related issues, problems with peer group, issues related to the military life style, family issues, relationship issues, infidelity and trust issues, intimacy issues, trauma and family violence. I comfortable working with clients from all backgrounds and always approach t...

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

Hello! My name is Amanda Watson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently licensed in the District of Columbia and Louisiana. I have nearly 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with people of all ages in a variety of settings including in the community, in client's homes, at schools, in more traditional offices, and online. My unique and varied experiences have helped me to develop a holistic understanding of clients' lives. I have immense respect for my clients, and I always approach counseling with warmth, with...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

I am very excited about continuing my intensive focus on the way that relationships develop and thrive as a result of non-judgmental, positive regard. It is important to create a safe space that is sensitive to each client’s lifestyle, culture, and beliefs. An excellent communicator, I always seek to build trust and authenticity into relationships and I look forward to taking full advantage of this talent and assisting you with your goals. I have worked individually with adults since 2008. My focus has been on helping others develop management strategies for mood...

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

I am a social work educator, practitioner and supervisor with 20 years of organizational and clinical experience. I have worked with clients of every age and ilk; with nearly every kind of issue. I have worked with clients experiencing chemical dependency, neglect, abuse, intimate partner violence, interpersonal/familial discord, anxiety, depression, trauma, transitional challenges, etc. It has been a privilege to help them find relief and to learn and grow as a provider, a mother, a partner and a human being. I have always viewed therapy as the “best thing ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMFT,CRCYCP,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, I am Razaria Best, MA, LCMFT, CRCYCP, BC-TMH. I have over 21 years of education and over 14 years of experience. I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University. My MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Appalachian State University. I continue to seek knowledge through online classes, conferences, workshops, and trainings. I use various therapeutic models (Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Therapy, ) to assist my clients in all...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hi. I'm C.E. English-El, known by most as Ce. I've been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years and a certified Life Coach for over 10 years. My counseling style is eclectic and whole person centered with a wellness orientation. Not only am I good at connecting with people I enjoy the process of engaging, learning, growing and moving . My wealth of experience and exposure is grounded in the addiction treatment milieu where I evolved from a fledgling counselor to a director of clinical services for adult and adolescent inpatient and outpatie...

This is Maureen McEachen's avatar and link to their profile
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 to concentrate on the importance of coping and supporting healthy navigation of life's challenges. I received a specialty credential in Hospice and Palliative care with an emphasis 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!

This is Cathy Bottrell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Counseling for individuals coping with grief and loss, illness, and other life transitions. I am a licensed clinical social worker based in Virginia with over 20 years of experience working as a clinical social worker /therapist. My background includes a wide range of therapeutic concerns addressing adjustment to illness, depression, anxiety, behavioral changes, grief/loss, adoption issues, and HIV/AIDS. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they walk through difficult times in their life. I provide counseling for teens and adults in a caring and saf...

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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, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 5 years of experience working as a Therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, and self-esteem/self confidence challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced emotional abuse. My therapy style is collaborative in which you and I work together to discover creative solutions to presenting problems. I strongly believe in being completely honest with my clients. I will always treat everyone with respect, sensi...

This is Misty Walsh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

There are times life gives us more than we can handle, and I'm here to help you through. In this moment you may be feeling uncertain and isolated. You are not alone though; we can work through things together. Starting counseling is the first step towards finding greater happiness and stability. I completed graduate school in counseling psychology in 2001 and I've been licensed for private practice for over fifteen years.. I'm currently licensed in Oregon, California, Washington DC and Georgia. I utilize an integrated approach in client-centered therapy. Y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) based in Maryland with 11 total years of mental health experience, including 5 years of post- graduate experience. I have worked in many different settings, including the emergency department, a crisis and stabilization unit for children and adolescents, inpatient psychiatric unit, and an outpatient community health clinic. I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses, life stressors, and clients ranging in age from 5- 85 years of age. I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and ...

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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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome! My name is Jennifer Rochel and I am licensed clinical social worker. If you are exploring better help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. I'd like to help. Finding the right counselor that you feel comfortable with is important to have a good alliance in meeting your goals. I believe that creating a safe environment for my client and developing a caring relationship is critical to successful therapy. I'd like to tell you about myself so you can see if we are a good fit. I have been a social worker for more ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia with over 10 years experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with various clients with a broad range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, substance use, relationship issues, behavior challenges, and suicidal ideations. In addition, I have worked in the social work field for 8 years providing care in the home, school, and community settings. Such care included, crisis intervention, family therapy, substance abuse treatment, and collaborating with ...

This is Kayla Balensiefer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in the District of Columbia and Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am a Certified Geek Therapist (March 29, 2022) and work to incorporate client interests and fandoms into the therapeutic process. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes coura...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am an Army Veteran and licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) licensed in the District of Columbia with over 5 years of experience working a therapist and case manager in child welfare. I have worked with clients with active duty military, the military connected population, Veterans and their families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. ...

This is Jessica Goodman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

My childhood dream of talking to people all day has finally come true as a counselor. My mission is to intentionally empower others to thrive in whatever situations they experience or choose. I am particularly passionate about helping clients feel more engaged with life and encouraging them to make values-based decisions. I have experience with clients as young as 3 (and as old as 78) in community, college, court, and school settings. When not working, I volunteer, walk my pup, Sammy, and stay on the move as much as possible.

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

James S. Campbell MSW, LICSW and LCSW-C I am a veteran social worker. I graduated from Howard University with a Liberal Arts degree in Sociology in 1987. I received my master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University in 1989. I spent 23 years working with children and families at Child and Family Service Agency in the District of Columbia. While at Child and Family Service Agency, I served as a Supervisor, Program Manager and an Administrator. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I am a clinically licensed social worker in the District of Columbia (LICSW) and in Virginia (LCSW) with 21 years of professional social work experience. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and my graduate degree from New York University. I have experience with helping clients with: depression and anxiety; relationship issues; coping with grief and loss; supporting new parents; providers experiencing compassion fatigue and professional burnout; receiving new medical or mental health diagnoses; life and health changes and tran...

This is Rashida Clegg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in District of Columbia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. My therapeutic approach is strength-focused; I help you utilize your stren...

This is Correlia Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW-CP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Are you tired of feeling like the emotional pain will never go away? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and overwhelming feelings from a traumatic event or the loss of a loved one? Does it feel like these feelings are impacting your life, school, or work? Life's stressors and experiences can be overwhelming. It could leave us with feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, or frustrated. The choice to seek counseling for what you are experiencing is not always an easy one. Seeking help takes strength and courage. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker...

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 $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


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 in-app messaging 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. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 20055 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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