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

Danielle Taylor

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Washington DC, District of Columbia
  • Visit Website

Areas of focus: Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Marital / Premarital, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Stress, Workplace Stress

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Imago, Integrative, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Parent Guidance, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Systemic

State Licenses: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C.

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

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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.

Choosing the Best Washington, D.C. Therapists

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.

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 licensed therapist and clinical social worker who helps clients in the areas of insomnia, anxiety, trauma, and chronic pain. She is licensed to work in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. She is trained in CBT for insomnia (CBT-i), an evidence-based treatment that is shown to be 70-80% effective in treating insomnia with behavioral techniques. In addition to sleep therapy, she provides EMDR for trauma, anxiety, as well as other mental health conditions. Annie is also trained in pain reprocessing therapy, which is an effective tool in treating chronic pain. Annie offers her services to teens and adults. She is currently available in person or via telehealth.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sleep or Insomnia
Trauma and PTSD
Child or Adolescent
N/A $200 per session No 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  $225 per session 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, LICSW, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in LGBTQ+ issues including coming out, love addiction and codependency, sexual compulsivity, and substance abuse disorders. She offers in-person and remote psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups. Individual counseling sessions cost $175 per hour, couples counseling sessions cost $180 per hour and group counseling sessions cost $70 per hour; however, a sliding scale is available for those who are unable to afford the cost of treatment. A full list of offerings, including current groups, is available on her website.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Mood Disorders
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
N/A $175 per hour for individual sessions
$70 per hour for group sessions
$180 per hour for couples sessions
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 $215, 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: $215 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 also specializes in clinical issues particular to adults of South Asian origin. She works collaboratively to explore complex family dynamics and trauma, relationship issues, and performance pressures against the cultural norms of various South Asian countries.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Individual Counseling: $130 per 50-minute 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

III. 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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