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): LICSW,LCSW-C
Therapy 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...

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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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! My name is Lakeiya (Kia) Cherry. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland and in the District of Columbia. I have been a social worker for 15 years. However, I have worked in the mental health field for approximately 20 years. My experience working with diverse populations has allowed me the opportunity to support individuals, groups, and families with addressing various needs such as depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, issues with communication, family discord, relationship issues, and parent-child relations. The interv...

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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, 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...

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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 10 years of experience providing direct mental health services. I obtained a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 2008. I have worked with individuals ages six to adult with a variety of presenting issues; including 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 appro...

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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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Javai I am a therapist licensed in Washington, D.C. with over 10 years of varying experience working within the mental health field. As a therapist I have worked with both children and adults with a wide range of concerns including: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, relationship and self-esteem issues, parenting-child relationships, career challenges, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and engaging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion while I understanding that life experiences affect our perspective. Und...

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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, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hey there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 6+ years of experience working with addictions, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship challenges and LGBTQ+ issues. I attended George Washington University and received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. I am now living in Seattle, WA but I spent most of my time in Washington DC working in outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities with individuals who were experiencing chronic mental health issues and I have now transitioned fully into the e-counseling world. I ...

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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: 5

Hello! My name is Amanda Watson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently licensed in Washington, DC and Louisiana. I have over 5 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, without judgment...

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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: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Seeking help can be a challenging and frightening experience. I applaud you for having the courage and strength to take steps toward improving your life and mental health. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland with over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with people of all backgrounds in a variety of settings including crisis intervention and inpatient hospital settings. I specialize in working with individuals who have reach...

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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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hey there! I’m Tabatha and I appreciate you stopping by. I want to take a moment to describe my background and approach to you in hopes that I am a good match and we can establish a strong working connection to address your struggles. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology and my masters is in social work (both completed in the Boston area). I have been practicing in the social work field since 2007 and have had the opportunity to work in three state/government child and family welfare agencies in multiple capacities, a preschool with 3-4 year old children a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome…..I look forward to getting to know you better. Seeking help is a sign of courage and you are making a conscious decision to enhance the quality of your life. I know that searching for a therapist can difficult. I would like to share some details about myself that will assist you in your decision. I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been practicing clinical social work for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certification in Child and Adolescent P...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSWC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

Hello! My name is Stephanie. Thank you for your contact and your courage to take a first step toward your personal wellness. For over 25 years, I have provided therapeutic counseling to adults and children in the Washington DC and Maryland area.I have worked with clients that were experiencing a myriad of diagnoses and personal issues including anxiety, trauma and abuse, mood disorders, stress, and relationship conflicts. I understand that sometimes just navigating one's day to day circumstances may raise challenges that need talking through with someone who ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSSA,LICSW,LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

With over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Counselor, I have in-depth experience in assisting individuals in working through the daily stressors of life that impact one's emotional, psychological and social well-being. These stressors historically influence how we think, feel and act. I am highly invested in the collaborative process to address and overcome these barriers. When these barriers are not addressed, they have a huge impact on how we handle stress, relate to others and make life choices. I take great pride in assisting...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW-C,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia with over 10 years of experience. I have been truly blessed to work with clients ranging from preteens to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues to anger management, family issues and physical and emotional abuse to name a few. I have been especially proud of working with youth and young adults who were and formally in the foster care system transition emotionally and mentally to adulthood and society as a whole. T...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LCSW, ABPP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am a licensed psychologist in DC and Florida, as well as an LCSW in New York and Maryland . I practice in DC and New York. I work with individuals, couples and groups.My work with people is an a variety of areas including but not limited to anxiety, depression relationship issues, codependency, LGBTQI, and work . I work by trying to help people bring their thoughts and emotions together. I am interactive, relational,cognitive and psychodynamic, helping my clients connect their head and heart. I am warm and engaging and astute. I think the therapy relationship i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and thanks for checking out BetterHelp. If you are struggling or need help dealing with a life issue you have come to the right place and I may be your person. I'm Wendy...I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in a vast array of settings. I received my MSW from the University of Oklahoma and I hold licenses in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Washington DC. My experience as well as my diverse life history and worldwide travel will help me see you as a unique and remarkable person. I am a military brat and a veteran, a ...

This is Dr. Chandra Colvin'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,LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

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 20 years of experience working in executive behavioral health positions wh...

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and Illinois. I understand that reaching out for support can feel scary, but I am here to listen to my clients without judgement so that we can work together to develop a plan to address my client's needs. I approach each individual with respect and openness to listening to their story and use a strengths based approach to identify goals and strategies to address concerns. My focus is making sure my clients are getting the best from me. I offer my perspective and strategies after listening to yo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LCPC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with the State of Maryland and Licensed Clinical Professional (LPC) with the District of Columbia. I am equipped with 10 years’ experience in the mental health field and qualified to provide mental health therapeutic services in school, residential, hospital and community-based settings, which require expertise in clinical psychology, treatment planning, and case management. Organized, experienced, dedicated, and uti...

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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: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, I am Razaria Best, MA, LCMFT, CRCYCP, BC-TMH. I have over 20 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 training. I use various therapeutic models (Solution-Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to assist my clients in alleviating...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, 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.

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 20469 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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