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 Farah Westbrook'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, LCPC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I find great passion in assisting my clients in meeting and surpassing their full potential. After I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology, I continued my education and received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed in multiple states, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatmen...

This is Rebecca Stiemens'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-S ,CCTSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 15

If you struggle with post traumatic stress disorder, are a part of a couple who is in need of support or an individual who struggles with anxiety, I am glad you are here! I specialize in helping trauma survivors by the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) We will work together to reprocess your trauma to help you see and experience distressing images and memories in a new and less painful way. For my couple work I have completed training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Level 3 Practicum Training in the Gottman method. I supp...

This is Wayne Barnstone'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-R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calm and easy going manner. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years, helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety are among the many areas that I have helped my clients effectively deal with and overcome. I also have supervised and trained therapists . My approach will always be collaborative and together we will develop specific methods and perspectives that will not only help you resolve your current issue, but give you the tools to make...

This is Justin Jacques's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.S. ,LPC,CAC II
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I believe that compassionate, thoughtful introspection through therapy can help people reflect, grow, and change. Using a warm and engaging approach, I work with clients to create a strong therapeutic connection and collaborate to create a treatment strategy that works for them. I tailor therapy to each person’s individual needs, be that by exploring issues in relationships, teaching concrete skills to better cope with challenging emotions, behaviors, and thoughts, or simply providing a safe, empathetic space to process the events and experiences of life. I spe...

This is Asia Rodriquez's avatar and link to their profile
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...

This is Melissa Bartolomeo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello ! I am Melissa, a licensed professional counselor, who has experience helping individuals with an assortment of life challenges. I have personal and professional experiences that has helped me connect with others. I understand people can feel stuck sometimes and reach out to counseling for a place to find solutions, talk through emotions or conflict, or use it as a safe space to vent. I will provide you with a counseling experience of empathy, respect, and unconditional positive regard in order to establish a positive rapport with you. I am here to offer ...

This is Kiami Bibb's avatar and link to their profile
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...

This is Chanell Gaines's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC-S,LPC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in DC and MD. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families with a varying array of needs to include depression, substance use and ADHD. I have also worked in a variety of settings to include an inpatient state hospital, an inpatient substance abuse facility, a non-profit in-home therapy provider, private practice and an outpatient mental health clinic. While I work well with those that aren't quite ready to make life changes, I work best with individuals that are engaged and ready to d...

This is Tashia Chambers'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: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Have you been living the same script with different cast members? Do you want to overcome life's most complicating situations? Are you on a quest to get to know yourself better? Do you want to make your wildest dreams a reality? I am a thirty-something Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am bicoastal- residing in Los Angeles for the last few months; however, my roots are on the East Coast. I am licensed to provide therapy to those residing in Maryland and the District of Columbia. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy and over the last 5+ years, I have wo...

This is Katie Grodin'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: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I have been in the helping field for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, social behavior, and crisis counseling. I specialize in areas of trauma to include physical and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cogni...

This is Dr. D'Errico Wylie's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

Dr. Derrico Wylie African-American male who has been providing services for individuals for over 14 years in the Tennessee, Maryland and Washington DC areas. It has always been my goal to help individuals reach mental stability by focusing on goals that they choose and are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Major areas of focus: Depression, Anger, Trauma, Career, Substance Abuse, Motivation, Sexuality, LGBTQ+ , Domestic Violence, Foster Care, Homelessness, etc Treatment Modality: Client-Centered Therapy is my preference but I am very...

This is Christopher Villalobos's avatar and link to their profile
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...

This is Vanessa Banks'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: 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): 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): LCPC, ,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, my name is Alan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been Licensed as a Professional Counselor since 1996. I have a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut at Bridgeport CT, as well as course work in professional counseling from Georgia State University, Capella University and the William Alanson White institute for psychotherapy. Currently I run a Human Service Program at a college in Maryland where I teach students how to be “Helpers” I teach courses in individual, f...

This is Stephanie  Nash'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,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 ...

This is Arielle Griffin'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,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Florida, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia with three years of post-graduate experience. I have worked in both outpatient medical clinic care and acute hospital care. I also have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to those who have experienced trauma or are navigating grief. In addition to this, I work with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges and more. I would describe my style as inviting and caring. ...

This is Wendy McDermott'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,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. Alexandra Duffy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

Hi there! I am Alexandra Duffy a clinical psychologist with licenses in California, Massachusetts and Washington. Thanks for taking a moment to learn how my counseling and therapy can be a useful tool for yourself or someone you care about. Therapy is a way to invest in yourself, have support during difficult times and deal with past issues that impact your current life and relationships. Together, we discover healthy ways to help cope with the unknown and things outside of our control. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, eatin...

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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...

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 20289 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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