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...

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...

LICSW,LCSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

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...

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...

LICSW,LCSW,IBHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome to BetterHelp Therapy. I'm John Brill, LICSW-LCSW-IBHC, and I look forward to assisting you along your life journey. As your social worker, I am looking simply to help you learn and grow as the person you want to be. I hope you’ll find that our sessions provide a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere where you can speak freely about yourself and your experiences. The feedback I provide will give you insight into what is troubling you. My treatment is primarily person-centered and solution-focused. I aim to give you the tools and teach you the skills to solve ...

LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a psychotherapist and District of Columbia licensed independent clinical social worker with eight years of experience providing counseling. I have worked with a diverse client population in Australia, Malawi, South Carolina, and Washington, DC. My counseling style is open, expressive, warm, empathetic, strengths-based, and nonjudgmental. I support you where you are, how you are, and how you wish to be. I have specialized training in psychotherapy, breathing & mindfulness techniques, brief solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral techniques....

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 15 years of social service work. I have provided counseling for over 10 years to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I earned a Master's of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. I have a foundation of working successfully with clients with a variety of needs and experiences. I've worked with adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, learning issues, depression, ADHD, OCD, self-esteem, and anger issues. I currently am a school social worker in the Washington, DC area. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome to BetterHelp Therapy. Seeking help is often the first and most difficult step to initiating change in our lives and I'm here to help you on this important journey. My name is Eugene VanBurch and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience providing psychotherapy services to small children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have immense passion coupled with real-life results for treating anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, stress, and trauma. I am dedicated to helping my clients l...

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...

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 20240 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.