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

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Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP profile image
LPC
21 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Direct
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: Apr 22

Christine Ellis

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Christine Ellis profile image
LICSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for taking the time to consider working together. I am a deaf licensed clinical social worker that specializes in working with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf Blind, CODA/SODA's (Children of Deaf Adults, or Spouse/Partners of Deaf Adults) and the interpreting community. All sessions are conducted in ASL (American Sign Language) only. By using a holistic approach with specific focus on the mind-body-spirit, I will meet you where you are at, and assist you with figuring out the next steps to take in feeling more whole again.

Next available: Apr 22

Sherby John Guillory Jr.

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LICSW
16 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Greetings to you and all With a wish for good health and peace in your life. My name is Sherby John. I have been working and learning along this journey, we call life, just as you have. It can be a journey filled with joy and struggle. Have you reached a point where it seems there is more struggle than joy or feel stuck in the muck that seems to only get deeper or harder to transgress? Then maybe it is time to find new paths and options by having a guide on this journey. Therapy can be a vehicle for change and development of workable tools to assist in continuing with this journey. Whether you are dealing with Depression, Life changes, Anxiety, Relationships, Trauma, or a new medical or mental health diagnosis, therapy can be a useful mechanism for support, discernment, and information. I would like to provide you with a safe and welcoming environment and space to relieve yourself of these stressors through working on alternatives to current reactions to triggers or stressors in the way of continuing your journey, your way and at your own pace. Come in. Lets Talk. Lets get to work.

Next available: Apr 24

Charlene Mahan

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Charlene Mahan profile image
LPC
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I am a license mental health counselor licensed in Florida, Georgia, New York and DC. I obtained my degree from Troy University in Orlando, Florida. I have 13 years of experience working with clients. I have experience helping teens (13-17 years) and adults (18 years and older) manage their feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, career exploration/change, increase their self-esteem and others.

Next available: Apr 24

Rashid Jalloh

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Rashid Jalloh profile image
LICSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi!, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Maryland. I received my Masters from Howard University in Washington DC and have been practicing for the last 13 years. I help people struggling with life issues cope and overcome their struggles and continue to function as best as they can.

Next available: Apr 23

Joy Phillips-Schwartz

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Joy Phillips-Schwartz profile image
LICSW
13 years of experience
Holistic
Warm
Direct
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years providing an array of mental health services to clients. I currently provide therapeutic services for adults, couples, and families. I am also trained as a forensic interviewer and work with victims of Sexual Abuse. I also work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and personal crises. I have been trained in various psychotherapy models such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Trauma therapies. I make every effort to understand my clients' needs and to help them work through challenging situations. I strongly believe in the value of therapy and the impact it has on helping heal past traumas and anxieties. I am here to support and guide you through the healing process so that you can live the life you choose to live. Joy-Ann also utilizes faith-based methods for clients who prefer therapy from a Christian perspective

Next available: Apr 22

Kristin Young

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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, substance abuse 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: May 1

Kia Batiste

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Kia Batiste profile image
LICSW
5 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Welcome, I'm Kia! Life can present you with a million and one ups, downs, flips, and turns. All of this, understandably so, can take a toll on your mental health and relationships. Although we have these challenges, seeking support can be difficult. So, congrats on taking this step! You deserve a safe space to express yourself, heal, and grow to your full potential. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and the founder of Free Your Mind Therapy LLC. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice, through The University of Tennessee. I started my career working with At-Risk Youth and fell in love with the field. Since then, I have worked with clients of different demographics, backgrounds, and ages. I'm eager to join you on this journey. Let's work together to restore YOU.

Next available: Apr 23

Erika Reid

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Erika Reid profile image
LICSW
28 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 28 years of experience working in the mental health and medical social work field. I have worked with children, adults, families, geriatrics, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. I have experience working with Autism, ADHD, and people with multiple medical disabilities. I utilize the following treatment approaches in therapy: Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Cognitive Processing, Solution-Focused, and Bio-Psychosocial Medical models. I received a Masters of Social Work from Florida International University-2015. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and served in the United States Navy Reserves 2004-2012.

Next available: Apr 23

Blondine Alexandre

Blondine Alexandre profile image
LICSW
13 years of experience
Challenging
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Blondine Alexandre has over a decade of experience treating adults. Blondine specializes in mood disorders, trauma, fertility struggles, and chronic illness management (including pain and sleep). Blondine takes a holistic and trauma-informed approach to meet each client where they are. My specialties include: Anxiety and Panic Disorders Depression Chronic Illness, Pain and Sleep Disorders Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Infertility Life adjustment/Relationships Health Behaviors, such as insomnia, tobacco cessation, etc...

Next available: Apr 23

Netta Cowan

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Netta Cowan profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings! I have been supporting individuals, families, and couples with various mental health challenges as a licensed therapist and clinical social worker for more than seven years. My clients appreciate my practical approach to help them get the results that they want to see in their life, work, and relationships. I can help you in the areas of work, family, personal identity, relationships, and much more.

Next available: Apr 22

Dorothy Walker

Dorothy Walker profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Are you facing challenges or finding difficulty coping with life’s stressors? Well, I believe everyone has strengths and skills that can be used to make small or big changes in their lives. I believe that you have inside of you everything you need to be your authentic self, to be whole, to be happy and at peace. Let me help you to uncover your potential. I am a licensed clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of social work. This experience includes working with children, adults and families experiencing high levels of stress and crisis. Many of my clients are dealing with depression, anxiety and various social, emotional and mental health issues.

Next available: Apr 23

Kirk Burke-Hamilton

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Kirk Burke-Hamilton profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
I have worked as a clinical social worker in the areas of foster-care, child welfare, juvenile justice, investigations, and community mental health for most of his career. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Adjustment Disorders, and ADHD. I use tools from various theories such as DBT, EMDR CBT, TF-CBT, Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness, and Breathwork. I practice in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. To view my bio and learn more about my practice please visit my webpage at hamiltontherapeutic.com.

Next available: Apr 23

DORIS DAVIES

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DORIS DAVIES profile image
LICSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
As an LCSW-C with eight years of experience and a master's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore, I provide compassionate therapy services tailored to your unique needs. Utilizing evidence-based techniques like CBT, I collaborate with you to address challenges, develop coping skills, and foster personal growth. My eclectic approach draws from various therapeutic modalities to support your mental health journey effectively. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other concerns, I'm here to help you navigate challenges and achieve your goals in a supportive and empowering environment.

Next available: Apr 23

Temple Jackson

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Temple Jackson profile image
LICSW
25 years of experience
Virtual
Carl Jung once said, "One day You will grow up and the world will ask you who You are. If You don't know who you are, the world will quickly tell You." I believe the active choices we make, play a crucial role in shaping our sense of personal satisfaction, emotional confidence, and overall well-being. Changing the story, you tell about yourself, can have a profound impact on how difficult or easy the next few years of your life will be. Will Your story be one of courage, conviction and personal empowerment, or a repetitive tale of powerlessness? Will it be a story of accountability and healing, or shame? You are the only with the power to decide you matter. Empower Your voice. Redesign and refine...Choose freedom.

Next available: Apr 22

Chauntia Postell, LICSW

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Chauntia Postell, LICSW profile image
LICSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am a certified grief & loss, mindfulness and trauma-informed practitioner. Awarded D.C.'s 2023 School Social Worker of The Year, I am truly passionate, dedicated and committed to empowering all people through a healing – centered, holistic, and proactive approach! I specialize in supporting youth and young adults in overcoming barriers to success ranging from anxiety, depression, self esteem, major life transitions, peer relationships, grief & loss, ADHD symptoms are more!

Next available: Apr 22

Janet Muta

Janet Muta profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Janet Mutahangarwa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have over 10 years of experience in mental health services and behavioral issues. I treat individuals from diverse backgrounds. I also hold a degree in finance which sometimes comes handy when helping those who are stressed due to financial needs. My approach is treating the whole person because most of the time our problems are the outcome of more than just one thing and when I get to know you as a whole person I am able to address different issues that could be contributing to that one specific problem. We all experience some difficulties in our lives sometimes and we all cope differently. What works for one person/couple who are experiencing a similar situation may not work for another and so I personalize your treatment to fit you. Being in therapy is like being on a journey, and I make sure you are on the driver’s seat and I become your great working GPS, guiding you to your desired destination. We might have to take a detour on the way but together we will get you where you want to be. Among the treatment modalities I use are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Positive Parenting, Contingency Management...

Next available: Apr 24

Denise Collins

Denise Collins profile image
LICSW
40 years of experience
Virtual
Hello. I am a Clinical Social Worker practicing in Maryland and additionally licensed in DC and Virginia. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and have been practicing for over 40 years. While I am new to the private practice setting, I bring years of experience working with individuals and their caregivers challenged with chronic medical illness, helping them explore limiting beliefs that can interfere with achieving goals.

Next available: Apr 23

Arega Gera

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Arega Gera profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Arega Gera. I always work to strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients to explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and/or . I focus on helping clients develop assertive communication & boundaries with themselves and those around them that can help improve their quality of life. Counseling can foster personal development in whatever way you may be seeking and help build the life you so deeply deserve. If that's what you're looking for, I'm here when you're ready to share.

Next available: Apr 22

Jose Diaz

Jose Diaz profile image
LPC
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm Jose L. Diaz, a Licensed Counselor in Virginia with 16 years of experience, I have had the privilege to to meet a variety of people in some of the most challenging times of their lives. Being able to be an intimate part of their lives, and connecting with their challenges, pain and suffering has allowed me to understand individuals beyond my clinical abilities. I have always remembered the human component that we all possess and the resiliency possessed, is what we use to leverage the recovery and healing towards your well-being. I sincerely appreciate and respect being allowed into your vulnerability.

Next available: Apr 23

Eric Ndichu

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Eric Ndichu profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker and practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virgnia. I have been providing therapy for close to 15 years to help my client address mental health symptoms including depression, trauma, life transitions and anxiety. I believe people are inherently capable of managing their circumstances but sometimes require some assistance from a therapist to succeed.

Next available: Apr 23

Shane Lanzo

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Shane Lanzo profile image
LICSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW - VA) (LICSW – D.C.) with over 22 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults in both inpatient and outpatient medical and community settings. I received my Undergraduate Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University (NYU). I consider myself to be an authentic, genuine, sincere individual who is deeply intuitive & empathic and who wants nothing more than for individuals who come for treatment to be relieved of their anguish, anxiety, acute depression, relationship conflicts & struggles, PTSD symptoms, and any other form of angst, suffering, or psychic pain that they may bear. My wish for clients is to be freed of the weight of their burdens & baggage.

Next available: May 14

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, ACSW

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Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, ACSW profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am Joe and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with the ability to serve those located throughout the United States. My aim to to ensure that each and every session be approach with comfort, finding solutions and getting you to feel better with whatever associated problem you are experiencing. It may be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. We can work together to find a solution to getting you to feel better!

Next available: Apr 27

Pablo Rodriguez

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Pablo Rodriguez  profile image
LICSW
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
***Serving individuals referred/seeking Dialectical Behavior Therapy and individuals in need of certified TFCBT services. The initial appointment will be honored and if not appropriate to the criteria above referral will be made. Thank you. No waitlist as of 4/11/2024*** Welcome! I am a DBT practitioner and I approach each session with curiosity and a feedback-informed approach to support your goals, outcomes, and the therapeutic relationship. As a Level 3 DBT provider, I treat teens/adults with Borderline Personality Disorder and those struggling to regulate intense emotions; self-harm; intense relationships; suicidality; impulsivity; and abandonment. As a certified trauma therapist, I also treat teens/adults to overcome trauma symptoms. We are social beings and mental health is a social process. I invite you to reach out to the process of therapy to help improve the relationship between yourself, things, and others.

Next available: Apr 22

Yasir Ahmed

Yasir Ahmed profile image
LPC
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
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: Apr 22

Mary Durso LICSW

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Mary Durso LICSW profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Individual Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology in 1985 and my Master's degree in Social Work in 1999. I earned my LICSW in 2002. I like talking with people--but more importantly, listening to people. To me, therapy is a block of time. It is an opportunity for people to talk to someone who is not a parent, brother, sister, spouse or even best friend. My goal is to listen to you and to help you consider options in your life.

Next available: Apr 22

Emily Simonian

Emily Simonian  profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Whether you’re looking to improve your emotional wellbeing or find help for specific life challenges, therapy is a great place to start. I have 10 years of direct training and experience working with anxiety and depression as well as stress, self-esteem issues and general self-improvement goals. My approach is compassionate and interactive, tailoring therapy to each individual while providing support and feedback to reach goals. I consider it a privilege to work in this field and to have worked with diverse populations across California, the Hawaiian Islands and most recently, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. ​ *Please note that as of January 2024 I am only providing individual counseling. Reach out if you'd like a couples counseling referral* Licenses & Credentials: ​ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Certified Guided Meditation Instructor

Next available: Apr 30

Katrice Hollins

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Katrice Hollins profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
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: May 8

Robert Staaf

Robert Staaf profile image
LICSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical therapist, licensed in both Virginia and Washington DC. I have a wealth of experience helping people with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, men's issues, and relationship issues. I focus on meeting my clients where they are and helping them gain insight, understanding, and, most importantly, self-acceptance. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Apr 23

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: May 7

Tanisha T Richardson

Tanisha T Richardson profile image
LICSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
Tanisha Richardson is devoted to those who want to improve their mental health. She supports and guides individuals who are facing mental anguish. Together with you, she develops a restorative approach through the use of interventions, tailored coping techniques, and personalized methods that move you forward. The therapeutic process is an intimate process to go through as we share sensitive information. It is my goal to build a great comfortable relationship with you.

Next available: Apr 25

Magda Jackson-Cooper

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Magda Jackson-Cooper profile image
LICSW
32 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and welcome! I'm Magda. Do you find that even after you've done all that you can think of to bring calm and quiet to your thoughts you still feel anxious and down? Do miss feeling unburdened from thoughts that cause you to judge yourself, and your choices? Do find yourself questioning your choices--even when you feel sure of yourself? Do you consistently find yourself in relationships that don't make you feel safe or loved? I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. I have experience working with adults living with various forms of anxiety, depression and life changes. I help adult women and men who are managing life changes, transitions, and relationships. Changes often are accompanied by high levels of anxiety and can make it difficult to make sound decisions. It often helps to explore the feelings and thoughts that often cause depression and anxiety.

Next available: Apr 30

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