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20 therapists in District of Columbia specializing in Peer Relationships

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Stephen Pleasant

(he/him)

Stephen Pleasant, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

Irina Beyder

Irina Beyder, LMFT - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland, DC, VA, and FL. I received my Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy and PhD in Public Health/Family Sciences from the University of Maryland, and MBA from the Louisiana State University. I have been practicing for over 25 years. I specialize in couple and family relationships; however, I also work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship problems.

Next available: Aug 2

Carolina Carbajal

(she/her)

Carolina Carbajal, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

Danella Armstrong

Danella Armstrong, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
1 year of experience
Virtual
I believe in utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities to ensure that therapy is person-centered. There is no "one-fits-all" method to help a person overcome challenges or cope with things they have experienced in their lives. I strive to learn who the person is first in order to individualize treatment. I used a variety of methods to meet the clients needs, that may include structured activities as well as non-structured, open discussions.

Next available: Jul 22

Kia Batiste

(she/her)

Kia Batiste, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
6 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: Jul 31

Kailla Rowell, LICSW

(she/her)

Kailla Rowell, LICSW, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Humorous
Virtual
Are you struggling to build and maintain healthy relationships? Do you speak kindly to yourself? Are past experiences preventing you from being present and stepping into your future self? I am Kailla Rowell, LICSW & Welcome to Rooted & Healing- a brave space to begin your healing journey. We all need crown adjustments that support us in being our best authentic selves. I am passionate about empowering and creating space for Black & Brown womxn. I will guide you on your journey, and we will go from just surviving to thriving! I love to use art and music therapy as an enhancer for my creative clients interested in using expressive art tools during their healing journey.

Next available: Jul 28

Tristesse Casimier

Tristesse Casimier, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
My clinical experience has been providing individual therapy services to adolescents, adults and seniors. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and family issues. My goal is to create a space where clients can authentically express themselves without fear of judgment or misunderstanding and to empower individuals to present their true selves confidently to the world. I aim to help clients embrace all parts of themselves as they heal and grow. You are the narrator of your story and I am here to guide and help support you through your journey.

Next available: Jul 31

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

(she/her)

Mary Olisa, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP, C-DBT., LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
17 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
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 Behavior 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: Aug 1

Jasmine Ricks

Jasmine Ricks, LMFT - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Jasmine Ricks, Licensed Therapist in Texas and Virginia. My mission is to empower individuals by equipping them with practical tools and knowledge. It is important to me to create a space that is nonjudgmental & welcoming as you navigate challenges related to life stressors impacting your mental health & well being.

Next available: Jul 24

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 22

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: Aug 5

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 22

Willard Vaughn

Willard Vaughn, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 23

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 24

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: Jul 27

Erin Price

(she/her)

Erin Price, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Erin! The one thing I love about being a therapist is being able to help individuals break the cycles in their lives that cause them feelings of "being stuck." I utilize a mix of tools/ interventions from Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy that allow clients to explore unresolved issues, challenge their thoughts, and develop insight into barriers that can be blocking their growth. My main job as a therapist is to teach my clients how to regain control over their lives whether it's from anxiety, depression or stress; we will work together to come up with a therapeutic style that helps clients progress towards their goals.

Next available: Jul 22

Dr. Kamaria Taylor-McCune

Dr. Kamaria Taylor-McCune, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

Devyn Mitchell

(she/her)

Devyn Mitchell, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
6 years of experience
Warm
Challenging
Virtual
Welcome to H-Town Counseling Services! I’m thrilled to introduce myself as the founder, bringing with me a rich educational journey that includes a BS in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. With over a decade of experience in mental health, I'm passionate about guiding you towards achieving your goals and living your best life. Let’s work together to unlock your potential and create a path to a brighter future.

Next available: Jul 21

Blondine Alexandre

Blondine Alexandre, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 31

Shane Lanzo

Shane Lanzo, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
22 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Humorous
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: Jul 22

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