Meet Our Counselors

We invite you to read more about our counselors here or call our general intake line to schedule a free consultation at 202-505-GLBT(4528). You may also contact the therapist directly at their phone number listed below.

DC-Counselor-Sam-AllenSamuel Allen, LGMFT
Marriage/Couple and Family Therapist
Office Location: Dupont Circle
Appointment Hours: Weekdays and weekday evenings

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Call Samuel directly at 202-505-4528
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Mr. Sam Allen is a couples and family therapist with a special interest in gender and sexual minorities. Utilizing integrative techniques based in cognitive-behavioral, feminist, and intergenerational models of therapy, Sam enjoys working with couples and individuals across a range of relational and identity-based concerns. Sam is also a current PhD student in family science at The University of Maryland; his research focuses on transgender and gender non-conforming children and racial minority families.

In addition to working with couples and individuals of all genders, Sam has experience with eating disorders, anxiety, mindfulness, poly/kink and queer issues, and family-of-origin concerns. Sam can conduct therapy in Hebrew and enjoys working with culturally diverse clientele.

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Monique-Walker-WebsiteDr. Monique D. Walker-Riley, MFT
Individual, Couple, Family and Group Psychotherapist
Office Location:  Dupont Circle

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Call Monique directly at 202-505-4528
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Dr. Walker-Riley, is a couple and family therapist with years of experience providing individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. She can will help you heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, and other forms of relational and interpersonal distress.

Working with Dr. Walker will allow you to explore, understand, and have more compassion for the multiple layers within your personality. With couples, she is a very active presence to help partners have productive conversations, and offers clear steps to help you create the kind of relationship you desire.

In addition to training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) , Dr. Walker is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) , an integrative and effective approach for individuals who have been impacted by trauma.

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Dr. Tifphane Walker-Riley, MFT
Individual, Couple, Family Psychotherapist

Office Location: Dupont Circle
Call Tifphane directly at 202-629-1949 ext. 12

Tifphane Walker-Riley is a Couple and Family Therapist, specializing in Sex Therapy, with over 10 years of experience providing individual, couple, group and family psychotherapy.  As a social justice driven therapist, she has expertise in working with the LGBTQ community, communities of color, health issues, trauma survivors, and couples dealing with a variety of issues from infidelity to sexual dysfunction.

Tifphane has been trained in Systems Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Sex Therapy.


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Lorraine Stidd, MSW, LICSW

Individual Psychotherapist & Marriage and Couples Therapist
Office Location
Dupont Circle (Washington, DC)

Call Lorraine directly at 202-335-9134 ext. 3

Lorraine Stidd is an individual and couples counselor and is a licensed clinical social worker. She can help you heal and change the long-standing patterns that are obstacles to living a life of greater joy and freedom. Her expertise includes trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues.

Working with Lorraine will bring you into deeper and more compassionate understanding of long-standing patterns within yourself. As a couples therapist, she actively helps create a productive environment in the sessions, and offers clear steps to create better relationship skills.

Lorraine holds advanced training and certification in modern Gestalt therapy and is an active staff member of the Gestalt Center of Long Island, providing psychotherapy supervision to students in training. She’s a Certified Professional Coach and holds a certificate in Organizational Systems Development.