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Becky Rau

(she/her)

Becky Rau, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
27 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in California with over 20 years of experience providing care to women and men of all ages. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I am currently working on completion of my doctorate in clinical psychology from California Southern University. I have a diverse background and experience of living in different states in the United States. I am also a pet lover and have a family. I specialize in EMDR because I have seen first hand how it can make a difference in my clients lives, and shorten the duration required for treatment.

Next available: Jul 17

Rick W. Hicks

Rick W. Hicks, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
23 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Usually, my clients seek therapy and counseling after struggling with challenges for days and sometimes months. Over time, these same challenges create maladaptive behavior patterns that must be corrected to facilitate change. However, my clients tend to dig in while inserting a host of new concerns. Albert Einstien wrote: "We can't solve today's problems with the mentality that created them" With this in mind, it is better to seek professional services and resources: Recognizing you're not alone in this healing process. I understand that therapy cannot solve all things of the past that challenge us, but clients can seek support, understanding, and better days. My passion is to help the world heal through community and humanity. I'm ready to help you define and rewrite your new beginning. This will allow you to sculpt the person you want to be.

Next available: Jul 16

Ashley Thomas

(she/her)

Ashley Thomas, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW based in Indiana. I attended the University of New England for my Masters of Social Work. I have experience in group therapy, intensive outpatient therapy, and individual. I have spent most of my post master education in animal assisted therapy and trauma. enjoy working with those who have experienced anxiety, trauma, grief, shame, and imposter syndrome.

Next available: Aug 5

Garland Nichols

Garland Nichols, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
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: Jul 15

Ce English-El

Ce English-El, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
33 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I'm C.E. English-El, known by most as Ce. I've been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Therapist for over 25 years and a Living Coach for over 10 years. My counseling style is eclectic and whole person centered with a wellness orientation. Not only am I good at connecting with people I enjoy the process of engaging, learning, growing and moving . My wealth of experience and exposure is grounded in the addiction treatment milieu where I evolved from a fledgling counselor to a director of clinical services for adult and adolescent inpatient and outpatient programs. I have authored and lectured extensively in the addiction treatment arena. Other areas of expertise include Emotional Intelligence (EI) development, Mindfulness appreciation, coaching well-being, relaxation response, self-care and family connections. Academically, I have a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of DC, a Masters degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, and a post graduate certification in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I'm thorough in assessment and delivery of services with integrity and commitment. On a personal level, I'm a people person by nature and involved in this helping profession by choice. I’m a country boy from Long Island who’s been living the addiction recovery platform for over 30 years with the Florida sand between my toes and living with meaning and purpose.

Next available: Jul 23

Alicia Shamblin

(she/her)

Alicia Shamblin, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2005. I'm licensed as a clinical social worker in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Michigan, and Ohio. I specialize in working with professional women with Imposter Syndrome. I address self-esteem, anxiety, and traumatic experiences that are often at the root of the problem. I focus on the here and now, and I only address the past as a way to improve your current life.

Next available: Jul 15

Denise Collins

Denise Collins, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
40 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Warm
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 such as cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease, helping them explore limiting beliefs that can interfere with achieving goals. Clients tell me I am warm and compassionate, very present in the sessions. I also have a certification in Financial Social Work and can help clients explore the role that their relationship with money plays in their lives and how that might influence their choices.

Next available: Jul 16

Tunisia Lumpford

Tunisia Lumpford, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Challenging
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 and next steps.

Next available: Jul 31

Joseph Melendez

(he/him)

Joseph Melendez, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
Joseph Melendez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s and Master of Social Work. Joseph is heavily involved with the LGBTQIA+ community and is a proud affirming provider. Additionally, he actively supports and works with individuals with disabilities, an area that is often overlooked. Joseph hopes to work with you soon!

Next available: Jul 16

Charlene Mahan

(she/her)

Charlene Mahan, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 15

Michelle Glenn, LCSW-C, CCTP-II

(she/her)

Michelle Glenn, LCSW-C, CCTP-II, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2013 from The University of Maryland, Baltimore, focusing on clinical/direct practice. With a decade of clinical experience, she has worked as a therapist in a private group practice, outpatient mental health, and managed care settings.

Next available: Jul 16

Yasir Ahmed

Yasir Ahmed, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 15

Eric Ndichu

(he/him)

Eric Ndichu, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker and practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. 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: Jul 15

Joy Phillips-Schwartz

(she/her)

Joy Phillips-Schwartz, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
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: Aug 7

LUIZA RODRIGUES

(she/her)

LUIZA RODRIGUES, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am Luiza. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in FL and a Licensed Professional Counselor in DC and GA. I appreciate your time for reading my profile. Let me start by telling you that I enjoy empowering my clients to find a more meaningful way to live their lives and assisting them in learning about the importance of self-love. Helping my clients to focus on themselves and their self-care is a precious thing. When they learn to embrace and unconditionally love for being themselves, they become stronger in the face of negativity and more able to hold onto positive thoughts when faced with challenges. Mental illness is as real as any physical illness. We talk normally about cancer and diabetes, although the same should apply to mental illness. Emotional and mental health are just as important as the physical health of a human being. The emotional trauma that a brain endures in various of the human life cycle can be damaging and in the long run, just as detrimental as a psychical illness. People donate their organs, but they cannot donate their brains. Some people live with human-made hearts, but there is no such thing as human-made brains. I believe that our brain is the most important organ in our human body, so why don’t we start taking good care of it? ♥️ Therapy is not only for people with mental illness. Therapy is for everyone. We all have faced or currently face some hardships in life. Talking to a therapist can help you deeply in improving your mental health, decrease your stress and live with more joy and intention! Make your appointment today! Website: https://www.lumia-psychotherapy.com

Next available: Jul 25

Mimi Adedeji

(she/her)

Mimi Adedeji, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, my name is Mimi! I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia with over 15 years of experience. I have been truly blessed to work with clients ranging from preteens to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, family issues and physical and emotional abuse to name a few. I have been especially proud of working with young adults who were formally in the foster care system transitioning emotionally and mentally to adulthood and society as a whole. The above issues often interrupt our daily lives and can feel debilitating. However, when one has a trusting therapeutic relationship with someone who cares, one can work towards a path to emotional freedom. My counseling style is interactive, empathetic and warm. I believe that listening is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and every client that I am blessed to serve will feel heard. Being treated with dignity, respect and compassion are also the tenets that I abide by and will display in every interaction and intervention. The courage it takes to decide to seek help to experience a healthier, happier life is no small feat but will derive high dividends through our work together. Throughout this process, and through your accomplished goals, you will soon realize that this was the best decision you ever made for yourself. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and help you empower yourself. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jul 15

Rashid Jalloh

(he/him)

Rashid Jalloh, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
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: Jul 16

Cathy Ruffin

(she/her)

Cathy Ruffin, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
20 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Hello, my name is Cathy Ruffin and I am a licensed therapist specializing in trauma and trauma related issues. I also treat those with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and loss. I use a biopsychosocial approach that recognizes the importance of addressing the interaction between physical, psychological, and social factors in both the prevent and management of symptoms. I have over 25 years of experience and will provide a nonjudgemental, warm and relational style of therapy. I am licensed in the following stated and jurisdictions. AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, IL, MD, MI, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX AND VA.

Next available: Aug 5

Efraim Eshaghian

Efraim Eshaghian, LMFT - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
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: Jul 17

Katrice Hollins

(she/her)

Katrice Hollins, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 18

Dr. Alicia M Moran

Dr. Alicia M Moran, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
25 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Authentic
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: Jul 17

Latonya R. Moore

Latonya R. Moore, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile! I am Latonya Moore. Are you feeling "stressed out", and/or anxious ? Are you having difficulty in your relationships? Would you like to learn coping skills to manage your life more effectively? I am an experienced licensed therapist and I am excited that you have decided to focus on improving your health/wellness. Be mindful that the change you are seeking requires commitment and a willingness to participate in a supportive, collaborative process.

Next available: Jul 15

Erika Reid

(she/her)

Erika Reid, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 18

Mary Durso LICSW

(she/her)

Mary Durso LICSW, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 15

Roberto Martinez

(he/him)

Roberto Martinez, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
7 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
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: Aug 8

Dr. Sophia Sills-Tailor

(she/her)

Dr. Sophia Sills-Tailor, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
12 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I am Dr. Sills-Tailor as your therapist I provide support, guidance, and encouragement on your journey to change. I work with you in the exploration of your life so that you can make sense of your past, experience your present and look hopefully toward the future. We will work on identifying patterns of thinking and behaviors outside of your awareness and use this knowledge to create lasting change. I received my training and education at Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and Harvard Medical School .

Next available: Jul 23

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

(she/her)

Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
22 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
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 She is the owner of a private practice AND co-owner/ managing partner of a group practice in Maryland. She has been in the counseling field since 2002 and is passionate to serve a variety of clientele. Her clients are located in the D. C. and Maryland states. I am LGBTQIA+allied, sex-positive, kink-friendly and nurturing to clients within this community. I also help clients navigate open relationships (ENM), polyamory, and non-traditional relationships. **I CAN ONLY SEE CLIENTS WHO ARE IN THE STATES OF DC AND MD AT THE TIME OF THEIR SCHEDULED SESSION. IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE YOU WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE ONCE IN DC OR MD.

Next available: Aug 5

Gary Gregory

(he/him)

Gary Gregory, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 19

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW, M.ED

(she/her)

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW, M.ED, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
24 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 24 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. Best Sabra

Next available: Jul 15

Tania Arostegui, LCSW-C

(she/her)

Tania Arostegui, LCSW-C, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Have you hit a bump on the road of your life and feel that you are either emotionally paralyzed or moving in slow-motion? Are you feeling overwhelmed and is your mind constantly racing? Do you miss feeling like your old self? As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) I am passionate about helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression and other feelings that might be posing a burden on you. Issues such as life transitions/adjustments, toxic family relationships, loss and trauma can leave you feeling hopeless and stuck in life. By using a variety of treatment modalities such as: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy I want to support you to get to the root of your struggles. Using a strength-based approach I will work to help you understand what aspects of your past have shaped your present behavioral and thinking patterns until you have a broader and deeper understanding of yourself and start finding solutions to feel better. You are the expert of your needs and wants but I am here to provide you with warm support and clinical expertise as you go through this process. I provide psychotherapy in English and Spanish. I congratulate you for taking the first step in your journey towards healing!

Next available: Jul 31

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