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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in District Of Columbia

Mental Health Crisis Response in Washington, DC

If you have urgent mental health needs, the Washington, DC Department of Behavior Health operates a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line called the Access Help Line: 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357. You can call the Access Helpline to get emergency psychiatric care, help with problem solving, or more information about mental health resources and services.

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or just need someone to talk to, you can also call the National Suicide Prevention  hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Washington, DC

Mental Health America  ranks Washington, DC number 16  of all states in the United States for mental health care. While adult mental health care could be better in Washington, DC, the district ranks 1st for youth mental health care. There is greater prevalence of mental illness in DC, but the district is in the top 10 for access to mental health care.

NAMI Washington, DC

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Washington, DC. Find yours here. 

Mental Health Resources and Services in Washington, DC

DC Support Link can connect residents of Washington, DC to local services and help, including mental health services, addiction and recovery services, support groups, and child/family programs.

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If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

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Therapists and Counselors in District Of Columbia

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James Gray
Together, we will:

Find techniques that work for your concerns and stay with them. If a technique doesn't work we stop using it and find ones that do. I keep up to date on all the major CBT techniques, and personalize them to your needs to help you succeed.


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Together, we will:

Find techniques that work for your concerns and stay with them. If a technique doesn't work we stop using it and find ones that do. I keep up to date on all the major CBT techniques, and personalize them to your needs to help you succeed.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use scientifically backed approaches including CBT, CBT, and ACT that help you identify your problems and give you an array of solutions. These techniques focus on the present and are procedure based to help you make positive changes.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • BODY FOCUSED HABIT DISORDER
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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James Gray remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia
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Willard Vaughn
Together, we will:

We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.


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Together, we will:

We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will be very frank and honest with you, while also pragmatic. I like to converse and hear what is on your mind, molding that into a topic related to what your issues are. I look at how you think and what that does to your emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and Related Disorders
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Willard Vaughn remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia
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Laura Rude'
Together, we will:

Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.


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Together, we will:

Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a client-centered approach, understanding that each client is different. I listen and work with you in your best interest.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cigarettes and Smoking
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Weight Loss
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Laura Rude' remote and phone therapy in Arizona, California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming
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Tedrina Aitkins
Together, we will:

Together we will build a therapeutic relationships that is non-judgmental and will work on shifting your thought process and accomplishing your goals.


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Together, we will:

Together we will build a therapeutic relationships that is non-judgmental and will work on shifting your thought process and accomplishing your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will meet you where you are! With over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field, I have learned that every person has the innate ability to reach their fullest potential.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Tedrina Aitkins remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Maryland
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Sarah Nichols
Together, we will:

Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.


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Together, we will:

Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tend to focus on Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapies in my practice and also include a strengths-based and person-centered approach to custom tailor each session to the client and their individual needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Loss & Grief
  • Stress
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Sarah Nichols remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Virginia