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We invite you to read more about our counselors here or call our general intake line to schedule a consultation at 202-505-GLBT(4528). You may also contact the therapist directly at their phone number listed below.
MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Goli Bellinger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with couples and individuals experiencing relational or marital difficulties. She is particularly skilled in intervening during a crisis to stabilize major conflicts. She is a specialist in Relationship Enhancement©, a psycho-educational model that is based on empathy, validation, and structured dialogue. She has received training...
Kim has a wide background as a Licensed Professional Counselor in DC and is a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), with experience treating trauma in women, self-injury, substance abuse recovery, and mood disorders including anxiety and depression. With couples, Kim provides clear, empathetic structure to sessions and has a very active presence to help partners...
Dr. Miles Diller
Miles Diller is a psychologist with over thirty years of experience with children, adolescents and adults, providing therapy, testing and diagnostic services for ADHD, learning, and other behavioral, emotional and social problems. He is certified in Gestalt, has trained and conducted research in cognitive behavioral therapy, and has experience in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT);...
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a passion for working with couples looking to strengthen their relationship More about Ann Ann Ebhojiaye is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a passion for working with couples looking to strengthen their relationship and learn how to improve their communication and connection with each other. Ann is also a...
Maya Foster is an individual and couples counselor, and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). 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 Maya will bring you into...
Dara H. McDowell
Dara Herbert is a marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping others find healing and hope. Dara focuses on trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship issues. Dara is experienced providing evidence-based counseling services to individuals, couples, families and children and draws from knowledge of diversity issues, deep in her bones. Dara specializes...
Dr. Mark Jacobsen
PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY AND INTRODUCTION Dr. Mark Jacobsen is licensed clinical social worker with 24 years of experience as a mental health practitioner. He works with couples and individuals and specializes in the treatment of depression in men. He is an active member of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis http://www.icpeast.org/ . Treatment Focus: Therapy is the...
George H. Johnson
Psychotherapist for Individuals and Marriage/Couples (bi-lingual, English/Spanish) George Johnson, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals and couples. His primary specialty is in relationship work, as he enjoys helping to demystify and shift negative patterns that keep you stuck in gridlock with your partner. His 29 years of experience guides his...
Psychotherapist for Tweens, Adolescents, Adult Individuals and Couples More about Moses Moses Kushaba is a Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) with over 15 years of clinical experience treating people with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, traumas, substance abuse, grief, relationship and family issues, and child behavioral problems. Moses focuses on helping people grow and build confidence...
Amy Kohn McNelly
Office Location: Bethesda Amy Kohn McNelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and adolescents/families. She specializes in treating mood disorders including depression, anxiety, and anger issues as well as issues related to substance abuse, traumatic experiences, loss, chronic illness, relationship issues, sexuality, and identity concerns. Originally from Northern California,...
PROFESSIONAL FOCUS AND ACADEMIC BACKGROUND I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Since 2002, I have worked in mental health and psychotherapy in a variety of settings, and have trained closely with nationally renowned experts in the fields of individual and couples psychotherapy. Non-Traditional...
Terri Pargot, D.O. is a Psychiatrist (doctor of osteopathy) who has been treating patients for over 27 years. Trained as both a psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist, Dr. Pargot (rhymes with target) feels fortunate to be able to treat her patients with a combined approach to their symptoms—often using talk therapy, and medication as an adjunct, when needed. She is experienced treating depression, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, adult ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD and trauma, body dysmorphism, and eating disorders.
Patti Renko is a passionate, dynamic, culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ allied individual psychotherapist, sex therapist, and couples therapist. She specializes in treating adult individual clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar and related disorders, emotional regulation, acute stress, sexual dysfunction, desire and intimacy issues, life transitions, and difficulties in relationships and dating. Patti successfully treats...
MY BACKGROUND AND BELIEFS I am a child of the sixties, shaped by the social change, civil rights and anti-war movements of the time. After attending Oberlin College I became a community organizer for the United Farmworkers and subsequently developed jobs for county ex-offenders in San Francisco. This fueled my interest in social work and...