The Institute for Emotions and Health, DC
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Do you suffer from physical symptoms such as chronic pain, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome (e.g., nausea, diarrhea), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, weakness, or dizziness? Have medical tests and treatments failed to explain or treat your symptoms? You may have Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms, which can be caused or worsened by emotional factors, and can be treated with therapy. At IEH-DC, we are experts in treating the emotional factors that can be at the root of these physical symptoms. Our diagnostic evaluation can help you and your medical team to diagnose whether and how emotional processes are impacting your physical health.
Chronic Pain
(610) 991-7082
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Washington, DC 20036
Chronic Pain
Do you suffer from physical symptoms such as chronic pain, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome (e.g., nausea, diarrhea), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, weakness, or dizziness? Have medical tests and treatments failed to explain or treat your symptoms? You may have Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms, which can be caused or worsened by emotional factors, and can be treated with therapy. At IEH-DC, we are experts in treating the emotional factors that can be at the root of these physical symptoms. Our diagnostic evaluation can help you and your medical team to diagnose whether and how emotional processes are impacting your physical health.
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Natalie Chaykin
Psychological Associate, PsyD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Natalie Chaykin specializes in health psychology and the treatment of chronic pain/illnesses, stress management, insomnia, eating disorders, body image concerns, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Chaykin is board-certified in biofeedback and practices therapy primarily from CBT/ACT and positive psychology perspectives through a health psychology lens to help patients manage stress, transition after an injury or disease, and cope with pain, loss, feeling “stuck,” anxiety, and depression.
Chronic Pain
(703) 952-5233
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Washington, DC 20003
Chronic Pain
Dr. Natalie Chaykin specializes in health psychology and the treatment of chronic pain/illnesses, stress management, insomnia, eating disorders, body image concerns, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Chaykin is board-certified in biofeedback and practices therapy primarily from CBT/ACT and positive psychology perspectives through a health psychology lens to help patients manage stress, transition after an injury or disease, and cope with pain, loss, feeling “stuck,” anxiety, and depression.
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Sarah S. Berger
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20015
Therapy is often about change - changing oneself or parts of one's life. Taking steps towards change requires tremendous courage, but many people find the rewards of this process well worth the effort. A supportive, helpful guide can go a long way towards making productive changes and that is where I come in. Support is my primary role; my secondary role is to help individuals identify thoughts or behaviors that are limiting progress in one's life. In addition to helping with a wide range of common symptoms like stress, anxiety, depression, I specialize in health psychology (coping with illness).
Chronic Pain
(240) 847-3693
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20015
Chronic Pain
Therapy is often about change - changing oneself or parts of one's life. Taking steps towards change requires tremendous courage, but many people find the rewards of this process well worth the effort. A supportive, helpful guide can go a long way towards making productive changes and that is where I come in. Support is my primary role; my secondary role is to help individuals identify thoughts or behaviors that are limiting progress in one's life. In addition to helping with a wide range of common symptoms like stress, anxiety, depression, I specialize in health psychology (coping with illness).
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Sarah K Brandel
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I enjoy working with adults who want to better understand themselves and hope to live a more satisfying and authentic life. You may be facing an unusual challenge at home, in the workplace, or with your health. You may be contemplating a change of career, retirement or the pursuit of other life-long goals. If you are, you are trying to understand yourself better and hoping to make changes that will restore your sense of equilibrium and purpose. In my experience that is when therapy may be particularly helpful.
Chronic Pain
(301) 882-1365
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Washington, DC 20016
Chronic Pain
I enjoy working with adults who want to better understand themselves and hope to live a more satisfying and authentic life. You may be facing an unusual challenge at home, in the workplace, or with your health. You may be contemplating a change of career, retirement or the pursuit of other life-long goals. If you are, you are trying to understand yourself better and hoping to make changes that will restore your sense of equilibrium and purpose. In my experience that is when therapy may be particularly helpful.
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20003
Treatnent resistant depression, anxiety, chronic pain and migraines are real problems that deserve serious treatment efforts. Ketamine helps patients with these medical issues. Ketamine is a safe medication, especially when an experienced anesthesia practitioner administers it. Call for a complimentary phone consult to see if this treatment is right for you.
Chronic Pain
(240) 451-1700
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20003
Chronic Pain
Treatnent resistant depression, anxiety, chronic pain and migraines are real problems that deserve serious treatment efforts. Ketamine helps patients with these medical issues. Ketamine is a safe medication, especially when an experienced anesthesia practitioner administers it. Call for a complimentary phone consult to see if this treatment is right for you.
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Lee Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, CST Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20009
Please email me at [email protected] or call me at (757) 582-3233 for a free consultation. I offer full time telehealth psychotherapy. My goal is to ultimately help my clients achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. I use interventions that offer not only symptom relief, but also a means to improve emotional connections to the individual and others. I have over 13 years of experience in treating LGBTQIA populations, depression, sexual health related issues, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic pain and other medical/ health Issues.
Chronic Pain
(757) 582-3233
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20009
Chronic Pain
Please email me at [email protected] or call me at (757) 582-3233 for a free consultation. I offer full time telehealth psychotherapy. My goal is to ultimately help my clients achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. I use interventions that offer not only symptom relief, but also a means to improve emotional connections to the individual and others. I have over 13 years of experience in treating LGBTQIA populations, depression, sexual health related issues, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic pain and other medical/ health Issues.
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Victoria Bacsardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
I work with adults (18+) individually and couples to address stress, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship challenges, life transitions, chronic pain issues and military associated PTSD. I have extensive training and experience working with Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and Military families. I create a great therapeutic relationship which allows us to work on your struggles in a trusting, safe, and healthy environment. I look forward to beginning our work together. Only Telehealth is offered by phone and video at this time - no in-person office visits due to COVID-19.
Chronic Pain
(571) 570-3521
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
Chronic Pain
I work with adults (18+) individually and couples to address stress, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship challenges, life transitions, chronic pain issues and military associated PTSD. I have extensive training and experience working with Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and Military families. I create a great therapeutic relationship which allows us to work on your struggles in a trusting, safe, and healthy environment. I look forward to beginning our work together. Only Telehealth is offered by phone and video at this time - no in-person office visits due to COVID-19.
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April Elliot
EdS, C-IAYT, ERYT500
Hosts group in:
Washington, DC 20017
Stress and trauma can have a profound effect on our ability to feel well and engage fully with life. Often times we develop symptoms related to depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or stress-related disorders as a result of overwhelming events we have experienced. I offer a unique approach to therapy that incorporates talk and body-based modalities. Clients often report a reduction of symptoms, improved relationships with self and others, a greater ability to understand and regulate themselves, and increased fulfillment from engaging in therapy.
Chronic Pain
(267) 930-1150
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Hosts group in:
Washington, DC 20017
Chronic Pain
Stress and trauma can have a profound effect on our ability to feel well and engage fully with life. Often times we develop symptoms related to depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or stress-related disorders as a result of overwhelming events we have experienced. I offer a unique approach to therapy that incorporates talk and body-based modalities. Clients often report a reduction of symptoms, improved relationships with self and others, a greater ability to understand and regulate themselves, and increased fulfillment from engaging in therapy.
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Carissa L Strohecker Hannum
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Welcome, I truly believe that therapy is a brave and courageous choice. I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and safe environment for each client that chooses to work with me. I have a special expertise working with both adolescents and adults with mood disorders. Our relationship will be used as an element of change. Often, I will utilize aspects of our relationship to highlight barriers to change and provide a warm and directive approach to push you towards growth. My approach within our therapeutic relationship tends to be more collaborative and I commonly use interventions including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and attachment theory.
Chronic Pain
(202) 410-6883
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Washington, DC 20036
Chronic Pain
Welcome, I truly believe that therapy is a brave and courageous choice. I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and safe environment for each client that chooses to work with me. I have a special expertise working with both adolescents and adults with mood disorders. Our relationship will be used as an element of change. Often, I will utilize aspects of our relationship to highlight barriers to change and provide a warm and directive approach to push you towards growth. My approach within our therapeutic relationship tends to be more collaborative and I commonly use interventions including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and attachment theory.
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Lois Ann Clinton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20010
I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. MY PRACTICE IS COMPLETELY FULL. My passion is to teach people how to reach their full potential by letting go of old patterns and fears. I help my clients navigate their challenging and painful life experiences in new, constructive ways. Adversity can build resilience and unleash amazing creativity and new perspectives. I have significant expertise in treating trauma and a wide variety of mental health issues. I believe in treating the whole person, and favor an integrative, mind-body perspective. I truly listen to my clients' needs and assess their readiness for change.
Chronic Pain
(202) 831-2079
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Washington, DC 20010
Chronic Pain
I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. MY PRACTICE IS COMPLETELY FULL. My passion is to teach people how to reach their full potential by letting go of old patterns and fears. I help my clients navigate their challenging and painful life experiences in new, constructive ways. Adversity can build resilience and unleash amazing creativity and new perspectives. I have significant expertise in treating trauma and a wide variety of mental health issues. I believe in treating the whole person, and favor an integrative, mind-body perspective. I truly listen to my clients' needs and assess their readiness for change.
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Margo Ruth Aron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20015
I am an experienced psychotherapist trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I received my advanced training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. I have been practicing for 20 years and work with adults ages 20 and over. I have worked extensively with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work related problems, marital issues and issues of low self esteem. I also have an expertise in couples therapy.
Chronic Pain
(202) 568-8355
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Washington, DC 20015
Chronic Pain
I am an experienced psychotherapist trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I received my advanced training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. I have been practicing for 20 years and work with adults ages 20 and over. I have worked extensively with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work related problems, marital issues and issues of low self esteem. I also have an expertise in couples therapy.
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Lenore M. Pomerance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CGP Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
We come to therapy to change our lives which can only be done by changing ourselves. I believe the most effective changes occur when we can experience and examine our behavior in relation to others. In individual therapy you and I will not only identify and try to understnad how your life experiences have shaped your behavior, but how you and I experience that behavior in our relationship. When I work with couples, I focus on your dynamics of intimacy, power imbalances, money, sexuality, and the impact of family and friends on your couple.
Chronic Pain
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Washington, DC 20009
Chronic Pain
We come to therapy to change our lives which can only be done by changing ourselves. I believe the most effective changes occur when we can experience and examine our behavior in relation to others. In individual therapy you and I will not only identify and try to understnad how your life experiences have shaped your behavior, but how you and I experience that behavior in our relationship. When I work with couples, I focus on your dynamics of intimacy, power imbalances, money, sexuality, and the impact of family and friends on your couple.
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Carol Lee Hilewick Phd
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20016
My goal is to help patients learn to be responders and to be in charge of themselves. Throughout treatment, a functional medicine approach is employed. Care collaboration is valued. Patients with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges benefit from a variety of cognitive behavioral, neurobehavioral, and psychophysiological modalities. Patients with such conditions as emotional and physical trauma, chronic pain, addictions, brain injuries and disorders (autism, Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, motor and balance challenges, for example), sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression are treated. Individuals with neurological, autoimmune, metabolic, endocrinological, and other complex medical conditions find that the treatment modalities promote healing.
Chronic Pain
(301) 327-2544
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20016
Chronic Pain
My goal is to help patients learn to be responders and to be in charge of themselves. Throughout treatment, a functional medicine approach is employed. Care collaboration is valued. Patients with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges benefit from a variety of cognitive behavioral, neurobehavioral, and psychophysiological modalities. Patients with such conditions as emotional and physical trauma, chronic pain, addictions, brain injuries and disorders (autism, Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, motor and balance challenges, for example), sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression are treated. Individuals with neurological, autoimmune, metabolic, endocrinological, and other complex medical conditions find that the treatment modalities promote healing.
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Laurice Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, RYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20006
Offering therapeutic services for mind, body and spirit. It is my joy to work with individuals on issues including anxiety, depression, stress, identity/GLBTQ, polyamory/non-monogamy, spirituality and person growth. I practice an eclectic approach to therapy that includes Cognitive Behavioral & Mindfulness-based theories that help clients "clear away the mud" from the lenses with which they see themselves and the world around them. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between client(s) & therapist. Both must be present and committed to working together to facilitate growth and change.
Chronic Pain
(301) 605-9135
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20006
Chronic Pain
Offering therapeutic services for mind, body and spirit. It is my joy to work with individuals on issues including anxiety, depression, stress, identity/GLBTQ, polyamory/non-monogamy, spirituality and person growth. I practice an eclectic approach to therapy that includes Cognitive Behavioral & Mindfulness-based theories that help clients "clear away the mud" from the lenses with which they see themselves and the world around them. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between client(s) & therapist. Both must be present and committed to working together to facilitate growth and change.
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Julie Ceigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Helping people with disabilities help ourselves! Learning you have a chronic illness or disability can feel overwhelming. You may feel "broken," alone, or depressed, but you're not. I've successfully helped clients work through the initial shock of diagnosis, learn effective coping skills, and view the present and future in a realistic, positive light. I've also helped clients with chronic illnesses maximize their quality of life and reach their goals, such as returning to work or school, or being a better parent or spouse. We'll set up a plan that meets your needs now, then empower you to reach your goals together.
Chronic Pain
(240) 623-5530
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Washington, DC 20006
Chronic Pain
Helping people with disabilities help ourselves! Learning you have a chronic illness or disability can feel overwhelming. You may feel "broken," alone, or depressed, but you're not. I've successfully helped clients work through the initial shock of diagnosis, learn effective coping skills, and view the present and future in a realistic, positive light. I've also helped clients with chronic illnesses maximize their quality of life and reach their goals, such as returning to work or school, or being a better parent or spouse. We'll set up a plan that meets your needs now, then empower you to reach your goals together.
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Jane Baxter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Feeling heard -- with thoughtfulness and curiosity -- and being challenged, helps you develop insight and strategies for life changes. Patients tell me they appreciate the rewards of our collaborative process, and their lives show the benefits. Together, we will explore your life, deciphering your concerns and building upon your strengths. We will look at anxious, dark or self-critical thoughts that may be the source of problematic behaviors, and identify patterns and solutions. We will work together to help you achieve happiness and success. Of note, I was voted as one of the areas' best therapists in the Washingtonian Magazine.
Chronic Pain
(202) 509-0646
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Washington, DC 20036
Chronic Pain
Feeling heard -- with thoughtfulness and curiosity -- and being challenged, helps you develop insight and strategies for life changes. Patients tell me they appreciate the rewards of our collaborative process, and their lives show the benefits. Together, we will explore your life, deciphering your concerns and building upon your strengths. We will look at anxious, dark or self-critical thoughts that may be the source of problematic behaviors, and identify patterns and solutions. We will work together to help you achieve happiness and success. Of note, I was voted as one of the areas' best therapists in the Washingtonian Magazine.
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Julia Han
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Finding the right therapist for your needs is a daunting process, so thank you for taking the time to read about me. Regardless of your struggles, when working with me, we will explore not only the reasons for your struggles, BUT more importantly, how stress affects your body; how you internalize thoughts about yourself and others. I will give you tools to help with difficult emotions; manage stress effectively. I also specialize in: 1) postpartum, 2) trauma/grief, 3) non-traditional family formation, 4) adoption, 5) ThirdCultureKid, 6) LGBQ. I am happy to provide a phone consult; this will also allow you to get a sense of me.
Chronic Pain
(202) 643-2966
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Washington, DC 20006
Chronic Pain
Finding the right therapist for your needs is a daunting process, so thank you for taking the time to read about me. Regardless of your struggles, when working with me, we will explore not only the reasons for your struggles, BUT more importantly, how stress affects your body; how you internalize thoughts about yourself and others. I will give you tools to help with difficult emotions; manage stress effectively. I also specialize in: 1) postpartum, 2) trauma/grief, 3) non-traditional family formation, 4) adoption, 5) ThirdCultureKid, 6) LGBQ. I am happy to provide a phone consult; this will also allow you to get a sense of me.
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Bloom Counseling- Liz Caritj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20001
You're in a stressful job, such as big law, and you're feeling overwhelmed by all that is being asked of you. Maybe you also have a history of trauma and still have lingering self-blame or sadness. Self-doubt and sleepless nights are becoming more and more common. You're falling apart while trying to hold everything together perfectly. You’re worried you will fail while everyone else seems to be doing fine. You can’t concentrate and you're less productive. Your worrying and anxiety are getting in the way and you’re feeling crippled by the ordinary day. Maybe you are even having panic attacks.
Chronic Pain
(202) 933-7233
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Washington, DC 20001
Chronic Pain
You're in a stressful job, such as big law, and you're feeling overwhelmed by all that is being asked of you. Maybe you also have a history of trauma and still have lingering self-blame or sadness. Self-doubt and sleepless nights are becoming more and more common. You're falling apart while trying to hold everything together perfectly. You’re worried you will fail while everyone else seems to be doing fine. You can’t concentrate and you're less productive. Your worrying and anxiety are getting in the way and you’re feeling crippled by the ordinary day. Maybe you are even having panic attacks.
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Aimee Caramico
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I offer a collaborative approach and aim to create a safe and supportive environment that will help clients to increase their psychological flexibility, which includes learning how to live a full and valued life while coping with unpleasant thoughts or feelings. During the course of therapy, I will help guide clients toward their goals through fostering insight and acceptance while also reducing avoidant behaviors. I believe that people have a natural internal strength that I seek to foster through empowerment. My ultimate goal is to give clients the knowledge, insight, and tools to manage their mental health on their own.
Chronic Pain
(202) 333-6251
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Washington, DC 20007
Chronic Pain
I offer a collaborative approach and aim to create a safe and supportive environment that will help clients to increase their psychological flexibility, which includes learning how to live a full and valued life while coping with unpleasant thoughts or feelings. During the course of therapy, I will help guide clients toward their goals through fostering insight and acceptance while also reducing avoidant behaviors. I believe that people have a natural internal strength that I seek to foster through empowerment. My ultimate goal is to give clients the knowledge, insight, and tools to manage their mental health on their own.
Patricia Gershefski
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)
Chronic Pain
(240) 813-4351
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Washington, DC 20016
Chronic Pain
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)

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Chronic Pain (Fibromyalgia) Therapists
If you're looking for help with chronic pain in Washington or for a Washington chronic pain therapist, these professionals provide chronic pain treatment, chronic pain management and chronic back pain treatment. They include chronic pain therapists in Washington, chronic pain psychologists, and chronic pain counselors.

A Therapist can help with chronic back pain in Washington, chronic neck pain, chronic pain syndrome, pain management and pain relief. There are skilled fibromyalgia therapists in Washington who can help to help relieve chronic pain.

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Therapists in Washington are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Washington. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Washington

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Washington you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Washington and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Washington or family therapy in Washington.