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): MS, LPC
Therapy 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...

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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...

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

I am a Clinical Counselor licensed in Maryland and Washington DC with over 11years experience working as a Psychotherapist and Bereavement Counselor. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem and loss of a loved one. My counseling style is warm and interactive, and I strive to meet you where you are in your experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I am curious and if you have questions, I support ...

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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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Felicia and I have been a psychotherapist since 2013 providing counseling to people of all ages and backgrounds. I identify religiously as a Christian and integrate Biblical doctrine and scripture into counseling. I am also open to working with the LGBTQ+ community members interested in coming out of the lifestyle, and individuals who are struggling with same sex attraction or gender dysphoria who are looking for Christian support. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassio...

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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, 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...

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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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Nekia White, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 10 years experience serving people trying to change and improve their lives. I am passionate about creating a safe space for individuals to share their concerns, fears, and challenges where they will find care, compassion, and a non-judgmental response that will validate their feelings, while empowering them to improve their lives. This is what I offer to everyone who I work with. I am a psychotherapist with experience with issues ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Greetings and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Dr. Samantha Knox and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (DC), a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Maryland), and a National Certified Counselor. I have nearly 10 years of experience in mental health. I obtained my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Dillard University, my Masters in Counseling/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University, and my Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Marymount University. I have experience in a variety of settings: c...

This is Madison Myrick'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." - Maya Angelou. Life is full of twists and turns. However, you can build resilience and empower yourself by recognizing your strengths and committing to your well-being. It takes courage to seek help, do the work, and move forward – I commend you and welcome you! I attended Howard University, where I earned my B.S. in Health Science in 2009 and a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2012. Throughout my practice, I have enjoyed working with adolescents and adults. ...

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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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed clinical social worker in Washington, DC with over 15 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges/changes and life changes. I have worked with individuals and families to support them through their challenges. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapeutic tech...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD, EdD, licensures: DE LPCMH-0000423; DC LPC-#13932; FL-MHC #3304; NCC-#24065;
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of Behavioral Health, my professional experience began as music therapist at a Forensic Psychiatric institution before moving on to directing Maryland's first Vocational Rehabilitation resocialization program for female and male clients who were enrolled in career training programs prior to their return to the respective communities. My other clinical experien...

This is Desiree Washington's avatar and link to their profile
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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Admitting to yourself that you need support can be a difficult first step. Life is complex and trying. Navigating relationships and addressing everyday stressors can feel tedious and overwhelming at times. It is especially hard when you feel stuck and alone. I'm glad you are taking the first step towards building a stronger relationship with yourself. I am glad you are here. Our work together will be collaborative and relaxed. My main focus is to ensure that you feel safe and supported while exploring the difficulties present in your life and working to help you c...

This is Kim Barry'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-C,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and welcome! My name is Kim M. Barry and I am pleased that you are considering us working together. I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of MD and DC with over 20 years of experience. I am able to work with clients experiencing a wide range of challenges such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, anger, and grief and loss. I also am able to counsel individuals with addictions and persons coping with general life changes and transitions. My Counseling style focuses on building trust, an authentic therapeutic relationship f...

This is Teresa Lee's avatar and link to their profile
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): 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): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Claire Riesenberg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C. She has 7 years of experience partnering with individuals and families facing life stressors, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and substance use. With Claire as your counselor, she builds a rapport that is genuine, thoughtful, and collaborative. She will facilitate your work together with a sharp memory, emotional intelligence, and clinical nimbleness. Claire's practice modalities include Insight-Oriented Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Existentialis...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” These words, written by Pema Chödrön, capture the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Our work will look like joining together as we honor your story and compassionately notice the places in your heart that feel broken and are hurting. The choice to show up in this way is both hard and brave; at times, it...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 29

Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been holding you back or move forward in embracing a new and better lifestyle, today is a great day to start. My name is Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss and I welcome the opportunity to learn more about how I can help you. Is it really possible to feel better about yourself and achieve your goals? The answer is a resounding yes. ...

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 20374 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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