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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

Hi there! My name is Karen and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. I've been helping people help themselves for 15 years now and have worked in a variety of settings, but for the past eight years have worked in a residential treatment center (aka rehab) focusing on young adults, addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma. I utilize a variety of perspectives: existential, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic. What that really means is that I want to help you discover what gives your life meaning and help you identify w...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist who specializes in comprehensive, young adult, and adult psychotherapy. My mission is to confidentially, and professionally treat clients struggling with social, emotional, or behavioral barriers that hinder personal success and overall quality of life. I have experience treating a variety behavior and mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, and substance abuse among others. I earned my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from The University of Chicago and completed my post-MSW...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

As Mahatma Gandhi said “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” and I am a believer that even in our weakest moments, we have the capacity to tap into our own personal strength although, we sometimes need guidance to find the will. I offer myself as that guide. I am a psychotherapist with 18 years of experience. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, phobias, ADHD, grief and loss, work/family stress, negative behavior patterns, self-defeating behaviors, relation...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Thank you so much for connecting with me. I’m a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Washington, DC. After attending the University of Michigan to obtain a Masters in Social Work I relocated to the Washington, DC metropolitan area in 2004 to begin my social work career. The last 5 years of that career has been dedicated to assisting people manage various mental health challenges that have had significant impact on their lives. I have worked with clients around grief and loss issues, anxiety, Bipolar and Major Depression. Through therapeutic techniqu...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland as well as in the District of Columbia. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Howard University in 2000. I am currently enrolled in the Doctoral program for Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. My concentration of study within my doctoral program is Couples Therapy. I have been in private practice since 2004. Most of my clinical experience has been providing couples therapy and adult psychotherapy. I routinely work with clients that want help with the following issues: a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker based in San Francisco, CA and I have worked in private practice for over 10 years. I have had significant experience helping individuals experiencing both personal and work stress in a variety of settings. More specifically, I have done work with those who have been geographically separated from their families and other support systems for extended periods while working in challenging environments. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, life transitions, and diversity issues. As a ment...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a seasoned and compassionate therapist licensed in Washington, DC. I have worked in the mental health field for over 14 years. I have a passion for helping others improve their overall wellbeing and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, parenting issues, career challenges, neglect, physical abuse, trauma, and more. I have also worked with individuals who were formerly incarcerated. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. My approach...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 13 years of experience providing counseling services to adolescents, adults and families. I work a great deal with adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, learning issues, depression, ADHD, OCD, self-esteem, and anger issues. I have a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore in Social Work. I completed internships in the school system and hospital system working with children with complex medical needs. I currently am a school social worker in the Washington, DC area. I ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

As far as I can remember, I have always been a counselor. As a kid, adults would seat next to me on the bus and tell me the problems of their day. I soon learned the value of listening and discovered this was the profession for me. I then went to college and got a BS Degree and later an MSW in Social Work. I became licensed in VA, Maryland and DC. With over thirty years doing crisis intervention, individual therapy, group therapy, and case management; I would like to help you through modern technology, to conquer your fears, discover why things are not worki...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Wanda. I have worked in healthcare for the past 20 years. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the DC Metro area. I have experience working with a number of different issues such as mood disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, addiction issues and trauma. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals and private practice. I have been instrumental with people dealing with life transitions such as grief/loss, major illness, and relationship problems. I provide co...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Washington area. First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy or couple’s counseling; just pick what’s right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, and finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Washington, elsewhere in the District of Columbia county.

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

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in Washington ranges from $75-$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 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.

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. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. 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, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A Washington therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 681,170 people in the city of Washington, 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 20037 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.