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.

This is Dr. Brynez Roane's avatar and link to their profile
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...

This is Karen Wood's avatar and link to their profile
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...

This is Nathan Luecking'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, 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)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Therapy 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)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW,IBHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome to BetterHelp Therapy. I'm John Brill, LCSW-LICSW-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 ...

This is LaRita Mullins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, BCD, LCSW-C
Therapy 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...

This is Rebecca Stiemens'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-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...

This is Waltrina Stancell'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
Therapy 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...

This is Dr. Markelle Handy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D.,LPC,LCPC
Therapy 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...

This is Willie Simmons'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: 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...

This is Cynthia Swan'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, 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 Kathleen Nardella'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: 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...

This is Wanda Scott'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: 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...

This is Wayne Barnstone'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-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...

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
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 Javai  Evans's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Javai Evans I am a therapist licensed in Washington, D.C. with over 10 years of varying experience working within the mental health field. As a therapist I have worked with both children and adults with a wide range of concerns including: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, relationship and self-esteem issues, parenting-child relationships, career challenges, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and engaging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion while I understanding that life experiences affect our perspectiv...

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 ...

This is Kristina McTigue's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical social worker that has worked in both the child welfare arena in addition to hospital settings for 5+ years. I have an array of experience in dealing with difficult transitions, adjustments and issues within family dynamics. Additionally, i have supported clients with difficult news and decisions that have a great impact on their life and assisted with creating plans and goals to best adapt to these changes. I have worked with a full range of clients with multiple different diagnosis to help reach their full potential, move through issues and creat...

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...

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 ...

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 somes 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 20330 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 more than just a clinical social worker, 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 counseor 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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