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13 Aetna therapists in District of Columbia

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Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP

(she/her)

Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP profile image
LPC
21 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Dr. Shannon Howard is a highly sought-after professional counselor and CEO of SinClair McCoy, LLC. She serves as a sexual relationship specialist who focuses on assisting women and men with healing from childhood trauma surrounding sexual abuse. Her extensive educational background consists of dual degrees in both Counseling and Clinical Psychology with a focus on Philosophy and Women’s Studies. She also possesses specialized training in trauma relating to the treatment of sex offenders and survivors of sexual assault. She believes that every client is unique in their way and that each person’s story is different. This is the catalyst behind her coaching methodology. Using targeted strategies and personalized coaching approaches, she works with couples and individuals to help them transition from victim to victor. Dr. Howard helps clients face their past trauma by uncovering and resolving the root issue, assessing desired outcomes, and implementing a plan of action that leads them toward living a more optimal life experience. She is the author under the alias Sinclair McCoy of The Alternative book trilogy. She speaks nationally to the masses on a variety of topics including: Life After Sexual Abuse Finding Your Sexy After Sexual Abuse Regaining Your Body Trust And much more She is the owner of a private practice AND co-owner/ managing partner of a group practice in Maryland. She is a full-time psychotherapist, author & Dating/Relationship Coach: Services offered include individual & family counseling. She has been in the counseling field since 2002 and is passionate to serve a variety of clientele. Her thriving outpatient mental health practice serves clients located in the D. C. Metropolitan region and Southern Maryland. Currently, she conducts counseling sessions VIRTUAL ONLY. Whatever the area you are willing to target to gain a new perspective, heal or become empowered, she welcomes the opportunity to serve. I am LQBTQIA+allied, sex-positive, kink-friendly and nurturing to clients within this community. I also help clients navigate open relationships (ENM), polyamory, and non-traditional relationship arrangements. https://www.kapprofessionals.org/kap_directory/26449/dr-shannon-d-howard/ I Look forward to seeing you soon. Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP PLEASE NOTE: *I WILL CONDUCT ALL TELEMENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS VIA ZOOM. **I CAN ONLY SEE CLIENTS WHO ARE IN THE STATES OF DC AND MD AT THE TIME OF THEIR SCHEDULED SESSION, DURING THIS SUMMER SEASON, PLEASE BE MINDFUL IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE ONCE YOU ARE IN YOUR HOME STATE (DC OR MD). ***I AM NOT WORKING WITH COUPLES AT THIS TIME. **** I DO NOT OFFER COACHING SERVICES THROUGH GROW THERAPY IT IS NOT A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE. *****ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE ON THE HALF HOUR (12:30, 1:30, 2:30, etc).

Next available: Feb 27

Stephen Pleasant

(he/him)

Stephen Pleasant profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, my name is Stephen Pleasant, and I'm a psychotherapist for men. Why therapy for men? Well, because sometimes a man just needs a pork shoulder to cry on. That being said, I will also work with women as well. It’s a recognized human tendency for men to get “stuck” in their lives and to end up “settling” for the status quo when deep down they know they are capable of a great deal more. Here’s the truth; You are never “stuck” with your present circumstances. The Game of Life is a psychological and spiritual journey and winning at this game requires you to change your play and learn to think differently and do things in a new way. I help men break out from being “stuck” in life, resigned to producing results that are disappointing to them and others. My goal is to see transformative progress in men’s confidence, clarity, and self-expression, so that they may gain the fuller personal and work life they thought was beyond them.

Next available: Mar 4

Mary Olisa, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP, C-DBT.

(she/her)

Mary Olisa, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP, C-DBT. profile image
LICSW
17 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
I am a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker. I am licensed in Maryland and Washington DC and have 17+ years extensive experience serving in various behavioral and mental health settings. I am Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who provides client - centered psychotherapy. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgement- free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). Each client will be met where they are, with acceptance and empathy. Life happens and we encounter challenges at one point or another. Negative thoughts and beliefs often control how we think, feel and relate. Over time, our negative emotions and pervasive thought patterns may become overwhelming and repressed. We will reflect upon any challenges you may have; including past and present. And as a team, we will get to a root cause, identify your trigger(s) and work collaboratively to develop insight, awareness, coping skills and tools to build your resilience, so you can arrive at answers within yourself. In essence, I'll support and empower you through your journey.

Next available: Feb 28

Dr. Kamaria Taylor-McCune

Dr. Kamaria Taylor-McCune profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
My practice assists Black clients across North America who are impacted by a range of concerns including trauma, anxiety, and depression through a racially-sensitive treatment approach. We also work with individual clients seeking to improve their self-concept by understanding and processing the impact of historical and generational racial trauma on their relationships with themselves, their families, their friends, and their partners. I am a therapist who strives to fully understand my clients and their needs to create an optimized approach to meet their goals. I specialize in working primarily with individual adult clients to help them deal with issues such as infidelity, communication, stress management, anger management, relationship building, sexuality, etc. At Yolo Therapy, our ultimate goal is the well-being of our clients. For various reasons, many clients are unable to access traditional therapy settings but I do not believe that should prevent them from receiving exceptional services. I have catered my practice to the needs of those who need alternative options to therapy and am here to help you. ****Please note: Your initial session is ONLY TO ASSESS FOR THERAPEUTIC COMPATIBILITY. ****

Next available: Feb 27

Tunisia Lumpford

Tunisia Lumpford profile image
LICSW
9 years of experience
Authentic
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Do you worry often or feel sad most days? Do you have conflicts at home, school, or/and work? I am available to help you through those challenges. I will listen and help you with writing your story. I will help you to rejuvenate and regain balance in order to THRIVE. I am here to support you during your journey,

Next available: Mar 21

Shae Travis

(she/her)

Shae Travis profile image
LPC
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
I spent many years as an educator in public schools and as a counselor. Now I have the privilege to devote my full time to mental health counseling. My focus is to help families and individuals navigate through life's challenges. I'd love to be your counselor - whether you would like to do pre-marital/couples counseling, to consciously uncouple/improve co-parenting dynamic, or focus on self-work.

Next available: Feb 27

Minyon Palmer

(she/her)

Minyon Palmer profile image
LPC
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Minyon has worked in the field of Mental Health as a Counselor for over 20 years specializing in survivors of abuse, racial trauma and career counseling. Minyon has a BS degree in Psychology and MS degree in Mental Health Counseling. Minyon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Next available: Feb 27

Katrice Hollins

(she/her)

Katrice Hollins profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi! My name is Katrice Hollins and I am excited to support you in your journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and the District of Columbia who has been in the helping profession for 20 years. I have worked in a variety of fields including social services, inpatient mental health, foster care, special education, and school mental health. I am passionate about helping people to reach their goals and develop life-long wellness. As a therapist, it is not my role or desire to give you advice or make decisions for you. What I offer is a place for you to feel valued for who you are, exactly as you are. I will ask questions and help you process the answers. I will reflect on your values and feelings that allow you to make the best choices for your life.

Next available: Mar 19

Efraim Eshaghian

Efraim Eshaghian profile image
LMFT
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, my name is Efraim Eshaghian. I have been in therapy myself, and I have come to realize what allows one to live the life he would like to live. We work on allowing the client recognize his/her own solutions and path to greatness. Together, we create the amazing experience of being empowered, which is so powerful. Self discovery and self awareness of one's strengths is the key to open a world that one never knew existed. We try to find that hidden key and access this unbelievable world which is filled with one's positive qualities which ultimately allows one to change around his/her life. The experience is unbelievable.

Next available: Mar 11

Sabra Starnes, LICSW

(she/her)

Sabra Starnes, LICSW profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, therefore my role is to assist you in working towards solutions that benefit you in the best way possible. My area of focus is working with adults around stress, anxiety and depression. My highest priority as a therapist is to cultivate a space for you as a client to feel safe, supported, and unconditionally accepted. I have been doing therapy for 23 years and am very passionate and committed to supporting others on their healing journey. My clinical approach is person-centered first and foremost, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing methods to focus on your goals and motivations, and target what solutions are most effective and appropriate for you. As a licensed clinical social worker and fellow human, I know the importance of telling your story in a safe space; to feel heard, supported, seen, and to allow the courageous process of healing to take place. To grieve, express anger, fear and to celebrate your strengths and personal growth. I look forward to working with you

Next available: Feb 27

Kendra Jeffers

(she/her)

Kendra Jeffers profile image
LPC
16 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! I'm Kendra and I love helping people through my unique background in education and mental health counseling. You have probably been feverishly searching for the right person and you have finally found the right one. Do you have trouble staying organized, focused, or remembering to do things? Do any of those things cause you to feel anxious or worried? Do you find yourself being anxious about things that are out of your control? ADHD/ADD and anxiety are typically linked and both can be overwhelming. I help empower adults to manage their ADHD/ADD and reduce their anxiety. I also help people who are feeling anxious about making adjustments due to major changes in their lives such as going to college, relocating, leaving a job, etc.

Next available: Mar 1

Yasir Ahmed

Yasir Ahmed profile image
LPC
8 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed therapist with more than 8 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My niche interest is in the area of couples and families. I also work with teenagers, adults and clients who seek help with depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship concerns. I also have experience working with those in crisis and those looking for support in tough times. I am a male therapist of Asian Indian background and work with clients from various backgrounds. My style of therapy is centered around your preferences and can be tailored to meet your needs. I work with you so that you can set the agenda and goals and pace of therapy.

Next available: Feb 27

Kristin Young

(she/her)

Kristin Young profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Welcome to the next step in your life journey/exploration of change. I am Kristin, I have worked in the field of mental health services for 10+ years. I provide services to BIPOC women and men by utilizing a client-centered approach. I have an eclectic background and range of skills in counseling; using cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and systems therapy (MST) to encourage and inspire you to be YOUR BEST self. Helping families/couples identify areas of instability within their lives while altering their psyche so that they can reach their highest potential as families/couples and as individuals is my specialty. It’s critical to promote healthy living from a holistic standpoint – mind, body, and spirit to bring out the best in clients. I am passionate about helping people evolve, accept and change what is needed for them to operate within their normal. I work within the capabilities of you and/or your family to ensure services are effective and you walk away knowing you’ve achieved your therapeutic/life goals. I do not provide services for high crisis, eating disorders and/or OCD. With grows platform it allows me to services you through my private practice; if you would like to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if it will be a good fit please feel free to reach out.

Next available: Mar 5

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