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Book 10+ of the best Trauma and PTSD therapists in District of Columbia

Find the best Trauma and PTSD therapist in District of Columbia for your need...

Dr. Alicia M Moran

Dr. Alicia M Moran profile image
LPC
25 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Humorous
Virtual
"There can be no transforming of darkness into light ... without emotion." -Jung Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the core of my training. It embraces the belief systems of the past that affect your present. It's a state-of-mind that defines thinking that affects emotional awareness. To become aware is not to change, but to understand and accept. Carrying guilt or shame of the past, triggers the conflict of now. I don't offer advice - I offer choices - a chance to choose your own method of healing that fits you - not something others feel 'should' be. Come. Sit. Talk. Let's wander your path together. Licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington DC, Arizona, and Florida

Next available: May 28

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
Open-minded
Warm
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: Jun 24

Christine Ellis

(she/her)

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: Jun 10

Sherby John Guillory Jr.

(he/him)

Sherby John Guillory Jr. profile image
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: May 29

Gary Gregory

(he/him)

Gary Gregory profile image
LICSW
27 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
I work with clients to help restore balance, wellness by identifying troublesome patterns, dynamics, issues and work in a wholistic manner addressing cognitive, emotional and behavioral and historical/cultural factors. I also find body/somatic work as a necessary component of managing stress, quality of life and explore how lifestyles impact one's wellness. I have a long history of work with addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, identity issues, health and aging issues.

Next available: May 29

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: Jun 3

Carolina Carbajal

(she/her)

Carolina Carbajal profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hello! My name is Carolina, and I am a licensed professional counselor (bilingual/Spanish). My greatest passion is helping others live their best lives because no matter who you are or where you come from, you deserve to live the life you CHOOSE! As a clinician, I help my clients gain the insight, skills, and tools to overcome life challenges and move toward healing and wellness. I started my counseling journey about ten years ago, providing psychoeducation and counseling to children and teens. I worked with families, couples, and individuals. Most of my clinical training has been in autism, multi-systemic therapy, and trauma, working primarily with the Latino population or black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). In addition, I have extensive experience working with victims of crime and sexual assault and survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence, adjustment disorder/transitions, grief/loss, postpartum depression/anxiety, and loss through miscarriage. I recently began my journey as a doctoral student in counseling this past summer. I hope to continue growing my practice and making a positive impact in the lives of others. I am also certified in success and life coaching and love incorporating those skills into my work in therapy. I genuinely believe in the power of the mind and how important it is to care for ourselves and our mental health. I love being with family, reading, watching movies, and relaxing with my pets in my free time. I am a mother, wife, sister, and friend, and I'm so grateful for the people in my life and the opportunity to be part of others' stories and their path to healing. Please reach out if you are ready to take this step in your life. I am looking forward to working together.

Next available: Jun 8

Marissa Williams

(she/her)

Marissa Williams profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! My name is Marissa and I am a licensed professional counselor practicing in the states of Virginia (in person and virtual) and D. C. (virtual). I provide therapy to adults, teens and children of all ages. Sessions with me are client lead, but I can be firm for those who may need a nurturing push. As a seasoned trauma provider, I have experience working with couples, families, individuals and groups. I am well versed in working with people to overcome depression, and anxiety and a variety of other wellness needs.

Next available: May 28

Bernard Mungin

(he/him)

Bernard Mungin profile image
LICSW
18 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
I am a psychotherapist who works with a diverse population of people. My goal is to collaborate with individuals to assist them in achieving their therapy goal(S). My treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and Ericksonian hypnotherapy approaches. Although I used these modalities, I do not use a one size fits all approach. I am a think-out-of-the-box clinician that will often challenge clients to try approaches that may be out of their comfort zone. Some examples of my experience include working with individual clients on developing skills in coping with mental health conditions/diagnosis, life stress, finding balance, and improving self-esteem. Although I use these approaches, my clients tell me it feels like we are having a conversation as opposed to feeling like they are in a therapy session. I have a specialization in working with Veterans, LGBTQI, men, and people of color populations. However, I work with all people who are seeking mental health services. I am licensed in DC (LICSW), VA (LCSW), MD (LCSW-C), and PA (LCSW). I have BS in Human Ecology, BA in Humanities from The Ohio State University, MSW from San Jose State University and Post Masters fellowship in mental health from Stanford University.

Next available: Jun 6

Caitlin Eshelman

(she/her)

Caitlin Eshelman profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Washington, DC. I received my Masters in Social Work from The Catholic University of America and have been practicing for 15 years. I help individuals and couples who are experiencing issues related to trauma, anxiety and depression be the best versions of themselves. I also specialize in humans who identify as LGBTQ+ and polyamorous. I am a kink and sex positive therapist.

Next available: May 30

Garland Nichols

Garland Nichols profile image
LICSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Garland Nichols and I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington, DC and North Carolina. My journey began as a Foster Care Social Worker, where I used case management skills to rehabilitate and reunify families. My passion and belief in rehabilitation eventually led me to pursue Clinical Social Work, where I am now aim to empower my clients each session.

Next available: May 29

Netta Cowan

(she/her)

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: May 28

Roberto Martinez

(he/him)

Roberto Martinez profile image
LPC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I specialize in providing counseling for anxiety, loss, relationship challenges, and trauma with a focus on increasing self-esteem and building onto current resiliency. I am a firm believer that all of us go through tough times in our lives, but also that given the proper therapeutic tools you will meet your mental health goals. Each individual is different and together we will come up with a therapeutic approach to either improve or continue your ability to thrive. I also offer career exploration services. Congratulations on taking the first (and often most difficult step) of seeking mental health services!

Next available: May 29

Kirk Burke-Hamilton

(he/him)

Kirk Burke-Hamilton profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specialises in anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief & loss, self-esteem 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. I begin our sessions providing feedback, psycho-education and skill-building tools and techniques to help you cope during exploration and processing. We work collaboratively because the more I learn about you the better I can tailor your treatment to your specific needs. I don't cut corners, sugar coat the truth. I respect your time and I expect the same from my patients. To view my bio and learn more about my practice please visit my webpage at hamiltontherapeutic.com.

Next available: May 28

Shane Lanzo

Shane Lanzo profile image
LICSW
22 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
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 29

Elizabeth Kim

Elizabeth Kim profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am so glad you're here. I am a registered Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (ATR-BC, LPC). I have experience providing art therapy and counseling services in school, home, office, corporate settings with families, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric individuals. As an individual I am joyful, colorful, and compassionate, emphasizing the importance of love, curiosity, connection and discovery. As a Certified Grief Informed Professional (evergreen certification) and Grief and Trauma therapist (Wendt Center for Loss and Healing Training Institute) I have dedicated the next chapter in my work as a therapist to provide you an opportunity to receive support, catharsis and insight.

Next available: May 28

Willard Vaughn

Willard Vaughn profile image
LPC
17 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Willard and I am a licensed counselor in several states. My practice primarily focuses on helping others deal with ambiguity. Often our thoughts and subsequently what we teach ourselves becomes rigid and fairly black and white. Using a pragmatic and authentic approach to therapy I help others to be okay with things that are beyond their control and work with them to establish themselves as the protagonist in their own story. This is primarily accomplished through conversation and allowing you the client to guide the therapy in the direction it needs to go.

Next available: Jun 3

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

(he/him)

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, ACSW profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
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: Jun 8

Pablo Rodriguez

(he/him)

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: Jun 4

Constance Raines LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, CCM

(she/her)

Constance Raines LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, CCM profile image
LICSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hello my name is Constance,
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Virginia, Maryland, DC and Florida. I have 9 years of experience employed in behavioral health facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, correctional centers, and also providing medical social work/ therapy to oncology, emergent, and crisis patients in the hospital setting. Focusing on the client through a strength-based approach, building resilience and rapport is key in obtaining a therapeutic relationship and striving for successfully outcome. My professional experience includes working with adolescents & adults with minor to severe mental illness, survivors of traumatic experiences, individuals with major medical conditions, suicidal ideations, domestic violence, substance misuse, and crisis management.

Next available: Jun 7

Yasir Ahmed

Yasir Ahmed profile image
LPC
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed therapist with more than 9 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I work with adults and teenagers 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 also work with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds. 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: May 28

Erin Fagbuyi

Erin Fagbuyi profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Be it relationships, life changes, traumatic events, anxiety, and depression, life is filled with challenges. So, finding a space where you are seen and heard is crucial; a place where you are valued and free to process your fears, hurts, expectations and needs - from the practical to the painful. A place where you are welcome to share all parts of your story; mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and relational. Well, this is that place and I am so glad you are here! My name is Erin and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland, DC, Michigan and Arkansas. I offer a client-centered space where we work together to bring change, healing and help wherever you need it. I have lived in several places all over the country, with various cultures, experiences, strengths and needs. So, we will work together to create an effective plan with tools and strategies specifically for you. I know that no one modality works for any one person or couple and have spent my career learning effective clinical approaches. While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides a main structure for my approach, the foundation of our work is built on your story and the core beliefs you hold. I know that therapy is only as effective as the relationship built between you and I. As such, I prioritize authenticity, transparency and trust. So, if you are looking for a safe, authentic, welcoming space. I trust you will find it here! I hope to have the opportunity to journey with you through this season of your life... *My main specialties and areas of focus include: relationships, anxiety, loss and grief, health/body image, Christian couples counseling.

Next available: Jun 3

Yolanda Frederick

(she/her)

Yolanda Frederick profile image
LICSW
16 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
Do you feel out of sorts? Not sure whether you are coming, or going? Are you in, what you might feel to be, a “maze of life"? Well, I’m here to listen, support, and serve as an agent and advocate for change in our new partnership! I am a believer that “what makes you stronger, makes you beautiful” – author unknown. This quote encompasses my view on transformation, resulting from life’s trials, setbacks, disappointments, and pain. We are all evolving. Allow me to usher you into healing and recovery from life’s curve balls. I’ve provided therapy and community-based treatment and services to adolescents, adults, and families for over 16 years. I have experience working with individuals from all walks of life, various age groups, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I am a great listener, committed to fostering hope, warm, accepting, trustworthy, and empathetic. I would be honored to work alongside you as a coach and guide to aid and address your grief and loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and communication barriers. I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional. I work from a person-centered, compassionate, integrative therapy approach delivering therapeutic interventions to aid and support with healing and navigating life transitions. Additionally, I offer cognitive behavioral techniques geared towards adapting healthier thought processes and behavioral responses, as well as trauma-informed interventions to assist in the development of adaptive strategies as you embark on your healing journey. It is my hope you allow me the opportunity and privilege to usher you into your fullest potential in becoming the best version of yourself.

Next available: May 28

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: May 28

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW, M.ED

(she/her)

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW, M.ED profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
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: Jun 3

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