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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.
Sam Allen is a couples and family therapist with a special interest in gender & sexual minorities. Utilizing integrative techniques based in cognitive-behavioral, feminist, and inter-generational models of therapy, Sam enjoys working with couples and individuals across a range of relational and identity-based concerns. In addition to working with couples and individuals of all genders,...
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...
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);...
Dr. Kaelin Emery is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals and couples. She specializes in treating individuals who have had traumatic experiences, but also has expertise in working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, and identity concerns. Kaelin feels truly honored to accompany her clients on their journey...
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...
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...
Beth Levine is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with adults in both individual and couple formats. She is certified in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and also certified to provide supervision to therapists working towards their certification in EFT. (EFT is one of the most researched methods of couples...
Marjorie Nightingale is a marriage and couples therapist that is passionate about helping couples discover possibilities for healing and connection. She offers targeted interventions to especially improve communication and reduce conflict, and is skilled at providing necessary support to recover from infidelity. Marjorie is a skilled sex therapist that specializes in the treatment of sexual...
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.
Dr. Monique D. Walker, MFT Individual, Couple, Family and Group Psychotherapist Office Location: Dupont Circle Dr. Walker is a couple and family therapist with several years of experience providing individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. As a relationship expert, she has expertise working with communities of color, LGBTQI communities, as well as adolescent and women’s...
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,...
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...
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...
Phalande Jean (she/her/hers) is a licensed graduate professional counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families. She’s dedicated to creating safe spaces for all identities and knows firsthand how to tap into each person’s story to find the needed wisdom and power to heal. Therapy with Phalande is about being intentional and mindful, gaining awareness,...