I. Therapists in Washington, D.C.

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There are no therapists currently located in Washington DC, WA. The following therapists are located in WA.

Dr. J Quyen Nichols

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: LGBT, Grief, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching

Brian Noonan

Areas of focus: Drug Abuse

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing

State Licenses: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington D.C.

Jessica Ahrens

  • 19 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Deer Park, WA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Washington

Erin Swan

  • 22 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Existential, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Somatic

State License: Washington

Lisa Watson

Areas of focus: Anxiety, Borderline Personality, Depression, Grief, Marital / Premarital, Military, Parenting, Postpartum, Sleep or Insomnia, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Nebraska and Washington

Kian Leggett

Areas of focus: Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Feminist, Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Trauma Focused

State License: Washington

Anna Redgrave

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Eclectic, Family / Marital, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Washington

Wes Wynn

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State Licenses: Texas and Washington

Diedra Clay

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Feminist, Forensic Psychology, Multicultural, Narrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Somatic, Trauma Focused

State License: Washington

II. Choosing the Best Washington, D.C. Therapists

This list includes 15 of the best therapists in Washington, D.C. Online Therapy selected these therapists based on eight key factors that include specializations, accessibility, and cost. These factors ensure that patients can access therapists who are knowledgeable about specific conditions and that care is affordable for all.

Credentials

This list only includes therapists who are licensed to treat patients in Washington, D.C., and who meet the state’s credential requirements. This means these therapists hold a master’s degree or higher in counseling or psychology and have practiced with direct supervision for more than 4,000 hours.

Accessibility

While there are many therapists available across the city, they may not all have the experience or availability to meet your specific needs. Therapists were chosen for this list because of their range of specializations and the features that make them most accessible to their patients, such as appointments outside of regular business hours and remote sessions.

Cost

Therapy can be expensive, and for many, that makes mental health care inaccessible. When selecting therapists for this list, Online Therapy considered those who offer affordable session/subscription costs, accept insurance, and offer sliding scale payment options.

III. The Best Therapists in Washington, D.C.

Annie Miller: MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW| Best for sleep or insomnia

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202-656-3376
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Annie Miller is a therapist and clinical social worker who helps clients in the areas of sleep, insomnia, and psychotherapy. She’s licensed to work in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. In addition to sleep therapy, she provides trauma and PTSD counseling and offers her services to children and teens. While exact costs aren’t available, Annie Miller charges her clients based on a sliding scale, and remote sessions are available.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sleep or Insomnia
Trauma and PTSD
Child or Adolescent
N/A Not Provided Yes Yes

Desiree Pearson: Ph.D. | Best for depression

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202-909-3660
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Desiree Pearson is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating patients in their 20s and 30s. She frequently treats those with depression and provides help with a variety of other mental health issues, including relationship issues, trauma, and PTSD. Desiree is available for evening appointments during the week and offers remote sessions. Her cost per session is $250.

What Patients Say:

“Dr. Pearson is a kind, committed and compassionate therapist. Not only does she provide great insight and wisdom, she helps me see different perspectives and has helpful suggestions for approaching what comes my way. I feel lucky that I found her-she is a true professional and has a very calming personality.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session:

Initial Diagnostic Interview (50 minutes)-$250
Individual Psychotherapy (50 minutes)-$250
Couples Psychotherapy (50 minutes)-$250

No Yes

David A. Heilman: Psy.D| Best for LGBTQ+ issues

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202-750-1552
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David A. Heilman is a licensed psychologist who practices insight therapy and LGBTQ+ issues. Dr. Heilman provides treatment for common mental health concerns, such as anxiety and ADHD. While his cost per session is $240, those unable to afford this rate can pay on a sliding scale. Remote sessions are available.

What Patients Say:

David A. Heilman is a highly rated counselor. Many patients appreciate his non-judgmental manner and professionalism.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Gay
ADHD
Anxiety
N/A Cost per Session: $240 Yes Yes

Stacy Notaras Murphy: MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C| Best for couples therapy

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202-460-2667
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Stacy Notaras Murphy is a licensed therapist and telehealth provider. She focuses on treating relationship issues and is a graduate of the 96-hour Imago Relationship Theory training program. She provides one-on-one counseling and couples therapy and offers counseling for those living with depression. The cost of treatment from Dr. Murphy is $240 per session.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Marital and Premarital
N/A Cost per Session:

$230 for individual 50-minute sessions
$295 for 55-minute couples/family sessions

No Yes

Grace C. Riddell: LICSW, LCSW-C, MEd| Best for mood disorders

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202-669-4379
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Grace C. Riddell is a licensed counselor who specializes in psychotherapy techniques for mood disorder treatment. She often treats addiction issues, including love addiction, sexual compulsivity, and substance abuse disorders. Individual sessions, couples counseling, and group psychotherapy sessions are available in-person and remotely. Individual and couples counseling sessions cost $140 per hour; however, she offers a sliding scale for those who are unable to afford the cost of treatment.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Mood Disorders
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
N/A Cost per Session: $140 Yes Yes

Sarah Levy: LICSW, RYT | Best for trauma and PTSD

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202-793-6808
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With a master’s degree in clinical social work and a bachelor of arts in sociology, Sarah Levy has an extensive background in mental health care. She is a licensed therapist who concentrates on helping those who’ve experienced severe trauma or are going through PTSD and those who are facing issues, such as grief or anxiety. Her cost per session is $200, and although she doesn’t accept insurance, you might be able to submit receipts to your provider for reimbursement. Remote sessions are available.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per Session: $200 No Yes

Thomas C. Maples: Ph.D., LMFT | Best for men's issues

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209-565-1514‬
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Dr. Thomas C. Maples is a licensed psychotherapist who does extensive work with patients facing common men’s issues and parenting problems, and he provides counseling for teens and children. He has more than 15 years of experience treating patients. Thomas accepts insurance from a broad range of providers, including Beacon, Health Net, and Aetna. His cost per session before insurance is $500, and payments can be made on a sliding scale for those who are unable to afford care and aren’t covered by their insurance plan. He offers in-person and remote sessions.

What Patients Say:

“I saw Thomas Maple in 2016 he’s a great therapist and very helpful.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Parenting
Men’s Issues
Aetna
Aetna EAP
Beacon
CHIPA
ComPsych
Health Net
Health Plan of San Joaquin
MHN
MHNet Behavioral Health
Magellan
Medi-Cal
MultiPlan
TRICARE
TriWest
Cost per Session: $500 Yes Yes

Binita Amin: Ph.D. | Best for coping skills

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202-854-1438
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Dr. Binita Amin is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats adults throughout the Washington metropolitan area. She teaches coping skills to those who are experiencing anxiety, trauma, or depression. Binita charges $235 for an intake session, which lasts 90 minutes, and $205 for subsequent sessions, which are 45 minutes in duration. Although she doesn’t accept insurance, you may be able to submit receipts to your health insurance provider for reimbursement. She offers remote services and in-person sessions.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Coping Skills
N/A Cost per Session:

Initial 1.5 hour Intake Session $235
Weekly 45 minute Individual Session $205

No Yes

Kami Sidman: M.A.Ed., J.D. | Best for self-esteem

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571-969-5264
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Kami Sidman is a licensed professional counselor who treats younger adults with identity crises and self-esteem issues and provides advice and support for those facing major life transitions. Sessions cost $190, and she does not offer a sliding fee scale. Live and remote sessions are available.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Self Esteem
Anxiety
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per Session: $190 No Yes

Kimberly Paige: MS, NCC, LPC | Best for codependency

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202-902-7909
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Kimberly Paige is a licensed professional counselor who works exclusively with teens and young adults aged 16 through 35. She is focused on providing faith-based counseling for those who are facing identity issues or struggling with codependency. She treats mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. Session rates range from $120 to $140, and insurance from Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and CareFirst are accepted. Kimberly offers remote sessions and in-person counseling.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Codependency
Life Transitions
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
CareFirst
Cost per Session:

$120 per 50 min sessions
$140 per Initial Intake Sessions 75 mins

No Yes

Roshni Chatterjee: LPC, LCPC | Best for anxiety

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202-247-8525
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Roshni Chatterjee is licensed to provide counseling services in D.C. and Maryland. She has more than 15 years of experience treating adults who face challenges, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. Roshni provides clinical supervision at a rate of $70 per hour, and individual counseling sessions cost $130 per 50 minutes. She offers a sliding scale for those unable to afford counseling fees and accepts insurance from Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and Cigna.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Cost per Session:

Individual Counseling: $130 per 50-minute
Clinical Supervision: $70 per hour

Yes Yes

Elizabeth Melnikoff: MSW, MEd, LICSW | Best for life transitions

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202-480-2617
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Elizabeth Melnikoff is a psychotherapist who provides one-on-one counseling services for those facing major life transitions, such as marriage, divorce, or a change in career. She offers her services to those struggling with anxiety or depression. Sessions are available in-person or remotely. While she doesn’t accept insurance, Elizabeth offers a sliding scale for payments. Her standard cost per session is $265.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per Session: $265 Yes Yes

Jessica V. Taylor: MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C | Best for relationship issues

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202-596-2775
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Jessica Taylor is a licensed clinical social worker who practices in D.C. and Maryland. She offers individual counseling services for those facing relationship issues and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, or perinatal mental health issues. While her session costs aren’t publicly available, she does provide a sliding fee scale to accommodate patients who are unable to afford the cost of care. Remote and in-person sessions are available.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Marital and Premarital
N/A Not Provided Yes Yes

Ryan Long: LICSW, EMDR-C, IMGCA-C | Best for sports performance

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202-875-1495
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Ryan Long is a licensed counselor who offers sports trauma and sports psychology consulting for athletes and coaches. He uses specialized techniques, such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, to help his clients address a range of issues, including anxiety and trauma. Ryan charges $195 per session, and he offers remote and in-person therapy.

What Patients Say:

“Ryan Long has very special sensibilities around the mental game. He is very attuned to what athletes, coaches, and parents are thinking and feeling in their sport experience. He knows how to help them get the most out of their mental approach.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Trauma and PTSD
Sports Performance
N/A Cost per Session: $195 No Yes

Jennifer Kogan: LICSW | Best for parents

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202-215-2790
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Jennifer Kogan is a licensed social worker who specializes in compassion-based psychotherapy. She works with parents to help them resolve issues with their children and their parenting techniques. Jennifer provides counseling services for couples and individuals. Her cost per session is $200, and she offers a sliding scale to reduce the cost for those who can’t afford her services. Remote sessions are available.

What Patients Say:

“Jen is collaborative, responsive, and highly professional. All told, she is a terrific resource for the community.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per Session: $200 Yes Yes

IV. What You Should Know About Washington, D.C. Therapy

How are Washington, D.C. therapists licensed?

In Washington, D.C., those who wish to become a licensed therapist must have a minimum of a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in psychology, while those who wish to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) must pass the National Counselor Examination (NCE). All therapists must undergo at least 4,000 hours of supervised practice, and both counselors and therapists are required to pass a criminal background check before obtaining their licensing. Throughout D.C., counseling services and therapists are regulated by D.C. Health’s Board of Professional Counseling.

How much does therapy cost in Washington, D.C.?

The cost of therapy in Washington, D.C., depends widely on the provider’s credentials and your own income. Many therapists and counselors can provide care for you at a cost you’re able to afford, with rates determined by a sliding scale based on your income. When paying the full session cost out-of-pocket, you can expect to pay anywhere from $140 to $500 per hour for a standard individual counseling session. In some cases, counselors will directly bill your insurance provider; however, more often than not, you’ll be required to submit receipts for reimbursement if you have mental health care coverage.

 

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