We believe Black lives matter. Our hearts and minds are united with our Black counselors, clients, family, and neighbors to seek social justice, restorative justice and build relationships that will heal the legacy of inequality in our country.
Call Us: (202) 505-4528
Our Address: 1320 19th St NW #200, Washington, DC 20036
We’ll start with a brief phone call. Then we’ll talk about next steps to create the positives changes you’re looking for.
Schedule your Consultation
You can browse our staff bios and tell us which counselor you think might be a good match for you. Or you can simply tell us how to reach you and we’ll call to assess which counselor is available for your schedule and personal needs.
Once you’ve spoken to the counselor you’ll be working with and scheduled your first appointment, you’ll be sent intake forms that you can fill out and bring with you when you come.
We don’t ask you to fill out lengthy questionnaires ahead of time. We’ll have questions for you in our first meeting and will be listening carefully about the issues you want to address.
Questions patients ask
These are some frequently asked questions that might help you get familiar with what to expect in your counseling sessions.
Are your counselors gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or queer?
We’ve got a very diverse staff. Some of us are gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, or straight. We all have a lot of experience with GLBTQI issues and culture. If you have a strong preference for your therapist to be a particular orientation, please let us know!
What are the signs that I need therapy?
One of the most common reasons people come talk to us is that a particular psychological symptom is interfering with an important relationship or with your ability to succeed at work.
Others prefer to come in to address a burden they’ve carried for a long time, such as a traumatic event or a difficult childhood.
Or you might simply want to learn more about yourself, gain more emotional intelligence skills, or have a more vibrant experience of life and love.
How long does therapy last?
Most individual counseling sessions are 50-60 minutes in length. You can arrange for longer sessions with your therapist if it’s beneficial.
It’s typical to meet with your therapist regularly, and weekly sessions are most common, especially at first.
A typical, short-term course of psychotherapy is between 8-12 sessions. Many of our clients meet for much longer than this, and in some special circumstances, less.
Can you prescribe medication?
At this time we do not have a psychiatrist on staff that can prescribe medication. We work closely with a number of great psychiatrists and can help you find one if that’s what you need.
What type of therapy is offered?
Each of the therapists in our group are independent clinicians that are affiliated with Keith Miller & Associates Counseling. The following is a sampling of some of models we’ve been trained in:
“After several years together, my boyfriend was considering ending our relationship because of constant bickering. Our counselor was able to help us learn how to communicate better so that now we rarely fight, and can step back when things are too heated to discuss. He gave us the tools we needed to move forward in our relationship. We became engaged just 5 months after our last session. I do not think our relationship would have survived and flourished without your help.”
– Feedback from client satisfaction survey
``Through our sessions, I've learned so much about myself and how to be happier, more confident, and calm.``