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.

Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 6

No one wants to be in emotional pain, to feel anxious, or to be sad. Still, at some point in our lives, most of us do experience pain. At times like this, it’s important to have someone calm, supportive, and skillful to help us sort things out. I received my Master's of Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University in 2011. I am licensed in New Jersey and Washington, DC. I have been working in the human services field since 2002, with post graduate experience in community mental health and hospital settings providing individual, family sessions, assessments, ref...

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...

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...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I specialize in helping anxious adolescents and adults learn specific tools that they can immediately apply in order to reduce anxiety and increase peacefulness and focus in their lives.  ​As a Gottman Level 2 trained therapist I support couples who are struggling with communication difficulties, infidelities and/or are at odds with one another because of differing life goals, interests, or opposing values.  I also specialize in helping trauma survivors by the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and TF-CBT.  We will work toget...

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...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD

Bring me your weary and tire heart! That is what I say often to my clients. I love working with individuals needing a sacred place to lay their burdens down. I have had the honor to know early on that I wanted to serve people in mental health. So I have been in my field for over 24 years! I specialized in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting skills, and adjustment disorders. My therapeutic approach is primary to establishing a therapeutic relationship with each client. My foundation treatment approach is Strength Base treatment such as cognitive beha...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

As a therapist for 8+ years, I have had the privilege of working in community organizations that serve clients of all colors, creeds, ages and backgrounds. I have been told that I provide an excellent balance of acceptance and change strategies in my work with my clients, and I like to approach areas of needed growth with nonjudgmental curiosity. I also focus a great deal on instilling hope in my clients and supporting them in looking at their challenges with fresh eyes. A great deal of my work has been focused on helping clients reduce symptoms stemming from...

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...

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 20066 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.