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)
LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed psychotherapist and registered 200-hour yoga teacher. My training includes a Masters in Art Therapy from The George Washington University, a post-graduate Certificate in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, as well as the wonderful learning platform that life itself has afforded me! The way I use Betterhelp is by having 30 min. weekly solution-focused video sessions with my clients. If you are looking for deeper therapeutic work, I would probably not be a good fit. I want to use this platform to help people learnstrate...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LICSW,LCSW-C
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)
LICSW,LCSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working in Saint Louis and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. I have my Master's degree from Washington University in Saint Louis and am licensed in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss and addictions. Life is hard, no matter who you are. We are meant to be in relationship, but that doesn't mean relationships are easy. I went into social work because...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LICSW
Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
MA, LCPC, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

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, I am a National Certified Counselor and a certified supervisor for therapists that are in the process o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
MSW, BCD, LCSW-C
Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LCSW-S ,CCTSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
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. As a therapist who has completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in the Gottman method couples therapy I support couples who are struggling with...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
MSW,LCSW-C,LICSW
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 13 + 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 inte...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
MA, LPC
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)
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Waltrina Stancell is an independently licensed clinician with experience in mental health and addictions counseling. She is a graduate of Howard University and Boston University School of Medicine with over eight years of experience with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Waltrina uses a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to allow the client to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors. Waltrina provides a warm and safe e...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! I am a psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker and have been in practice for 10 years. I received my Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples of all ages. I have experience working with individuals that are having difficulty adjusting to new life situations/transitions such as finishing college, losing or getting a job, having a child, moving to a new city, getting divorced, retiring, grief/loss, and more. I help individuals cope and develop new skills to improve symp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LICSW
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)
Ed.D.,LPC,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I believe psychotherapy is a journey of self-discovery, problem solving and emotional recovery. I help my clients to grow and heal from issues with depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues and family adjustments. I support my clients with improving social and emotionl functioning and increasing interpersonal skills while developing positive and solution-focused goals for creating a more fullfilling and healthy lifestyle. If you are exploring ways to achieve a more balanced way of managing the everyday stressors and challenges in life, the services I provide...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LICSW, LCSW-C
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)
LCSW-C,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome My name is Kathleen Nardella. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Congratulations on taking this first step to reach out. Modern life can be complicated. Having a place to stop and review where you are now, and where you are going, can be extremely helpful in the midst of our busy days. I believe psychotherapy can be invaluable in helping us to develop perspective as well as new ways of responding to the struggles that we all encounter from time to time. Common reasons a client migh...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LCSW-C,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LCSW-R
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)
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello ! I am Melissa, a licensed professional counselor, who has experience helping individuals with an assortment of life challenges. I have an assortment of 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 even use it as a safe space to vent. I am here to help guide you through your personal challenges in order to increase your life satisfaction. I will provide you with an effective counselin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
LMHC,LPC
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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
MA,MA,LPC
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Adrienne Harding and I am a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor. I am a helper by nature and have been in the helping profession for over 10 years. I have vast experience in working with underserved populations that range from persons struggling with addiction and substance issues, trauma and domestic violence survivors, persons diagnosed w/ long-term illnesses and much more. I operate from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens that allow my clients to be receptive and thrive. Living in one’s purpose is imp...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

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

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

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in Washington ranges from $75-$150. Some therapists in the state of District of Columbia will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Washington and elsewhere throughout the state of District of Columbia, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).

Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above able to work with people like you in or around Washington offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs. Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A Washington therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 681,170 people in the city of Washington, finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 56965 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.

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