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): PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I am a holistic psychotherapist who works from a trauma informed approach. I promote wellness for all as I believe that if we can identify the source of our emotional challenges, we can address them and feel better. In our time together, we will develop realistic coping mechanisms that we can utilize when feeling distressed. My clinical expertise and abilities are in bipolar disorders, depressive and anxiety disorders, post partum depression, grief and loss, self-esteem/self-image challenges, social anxiety, anger management, relationship challenges, work/life bal...

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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): LICSW
Therapy 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 ...

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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, 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...

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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 ...

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 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...

This is Lauren Laich'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,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

My greatest reward is helping clients explore ways they can change their lives, allowing them to feel hopeful about their futures. I want to thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me, and my approach to counseling today. I have been in the counseling field for the last eight years and I have worked with many individuals during that time. I truly love what I do, and hope to continue to make a difference in the lives of others, everyday. I have worked with many individuals struggling with different issues and concerns over the years. I hav...

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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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

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 Carmen Calatayud'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,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! I'm really glad you're here right now and I honor your courage. I’m a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor in Washington, DC and Georgia who is passionate about helping you heal and thrive. With 14 years of mental health and body psychotherapy experience, I've worked with a range of concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addiction recovery, relationship issues, chronic illness, career/life transitions, and spiritual development. Rather than just use talk therapy, which keeps us stuck in past traumas, I ...

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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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hey there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5+ 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 have now transitioned fully into the e-counseling world. I en...

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: Relationship issues, 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? If you answered yes to any of the above- just know that life's most precious gifts are often on the other side of our comfort zone. Finding the right therapist is the first step to changing your life course and I am pleased to know that you are taking these important steps. I am a thirty-something Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am ...

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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, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 9

The first step in becoming a better you is being self-aware of the barriers that are preventing you from reaching your full potential. My goal is to help identify, guide and support you on your journey through life. My approach is simple. There is not secret formula. We will work as a team to create a plan to overcome the things that are happening in your life! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 10 years of experience. I have been happily married for 9 years and am a proud father of two. My life/professional experience focus in area...

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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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

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...

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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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! My name is Michelle and I am a licensed professional counselor in Washington, DC. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. The majority of my work has been in nonprofit, community-based settings providing direct services and counseling to individuals living with life challenges such as severe and persistent mental illness (depression, anxiety, delusional and bipolar disorders), unemployment, substance abuse, trauma, chronic homelessness, self-esteem, relationship and family issues, among other challenges. My experience with s...

This is Rose Neugroschel'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,CPT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome to Better Help – you’ve taken the first step in changing your situation and I know how hard that can be. My name is Rose Neugroschel and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree in the clinical concentration from the Catholic University of America in 2015. Research indicates that the therapeutic relationship is the number one predictor of treatment success; establishing that relationship is what I aim to do. I take a non-judgmental approach and aim to creat...

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): MA in Ed & HD,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 16

I’m so glad to be connecting with you on Better Help! I’m Melissa a Transformational Success Coach, Licensed Psychotherapist and Desire Map Facilitator. I help working & professional women who are overstressed, burnt out and feeling trapped how to quickly bring beacon light energy into their work and get better results, while finding personal and spiritual fulfillment. I use my background in education and psychotherapy to show women who are stuck in a life area, experiencing resistance or struggling with self-doubt how to embrace natural gifts & talents, i...

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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): 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...

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 20011 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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