I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist, sex therapist, and Certified Daring Way(TM) Facilitator with over 15 years of clinical experience. My specialty is treating adults, couples, and groups with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. Using a collaborative approach, I offer guidance to help people live a more authentic and hopeful life. I have been described as open-minded, compassionate, direct, and engaged. As a sex therapist, I enjoy working with both individuals as well as couples. My practice provides you culturally competent and kink-aware therapy for all people, including the LGBTQ community, minorities, and diverse alternative lifestyle populations.
Each of us is here with a unique gift to be named, claimed and celebrated. My work helps you discover and release whatever prevents the full expression of that gift, so that you can access your power and joy, which resets an inner compass to your highest destiny
I have 26 years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups. I have personal and professional experience dealing with the challenges of being gay, lesbian, transgendered, polyamorous, kink, etc. I deeply appreciate the courage it takes to forge a path that is authentic, kind and generative. I believe our sexuality is a precious and essential expression of who we are, and treat it as such in my work.
After 25 years, I masterfully translate spiritual, psychological and shamanic wisdom into practical tools, and I transmit an energy of deep compassion blended with fierce knowing. I believe we are both wounded and are healed in relationship, and I offer you my best in this sacred work.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) located in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, I provide compassionate and affirming psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I have specialized experience helping people who do not feel like they fit in – those who’ve been marginalized or dismissed based on their identities or experiences.
Rob Williams is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), adjunct professor at American University and the founder of Aida Therapy, The Dupont Circle Therapy Group. Rob offers individual, couples and group psychotherapy for adults and on-going programs in spirituality and mindfulness. With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and two Master’s degrees, in Business Administration and Social Work, Rob has over 30 years of experience in public, private, and non-profit organizations. He combines his psychological acumen, business experience, mindful awareness, and multicultural sensitivity in his Dupont Circle therapy practice to help his clients lead balanced and fulfilling lives.
Rob specializes in helping people with life transitions, chemical dependency, sexual compulsivity, relationship issues, anxiety & mood dysregulation, and LGBT issues. He studied and practiced Zazen (a form of sitting meditation) with the Mintwood Zendo sangha, a Zen meditation group for the gay community and friends. Rob is also a member of the Red Well Theater Group, a troupe of psychotherapists who present dramatic readings of stage plays to illuminate the complexities of relationships and the universal need for mutual recognition.
Rob’s goal with his clients is to provide effective interventions for ongoing issues while also facilitating and promoting longer-term growth and change through increased understanding of each client’s own individual psychology.
Dr. Sid Binks is a clinical psychologist with a focus on forensic neuropsychology who specializes in working with LGBTQ individuals and couples, and with individuals who may be questioning their sexuality or who may be first coming out.
Many people struggle with stepping out sexually in relationships, making commitments, finding a compatible boyfriend/girlfriend. These are just some of the very real, everyday concerns that are commonly brought in for help. Having an empathic, objective professional to help work through the issues underlying these challenges is a choice you can make to create the kinds of change you want for your life.
For more than 15 years now, Sid has been helping LGBT members of the community learn more about who they are and how best to manage their identities in a complicated world. His doctoral work explored the relationship between gay identity formation and mental health issues like self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
Many years of experience working in hospitals and private practice has taught Sid that there is no mental health concern that is too big to be figured out. Because you are unique, your work together will be especially tailored to meet your needs, within the context of a safe and secure environment. Sid draws from both insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral strategies to make the most of your time together.
Complimenting and enhancing his psycotherapy work, Sid also possesses a subspecialty in clinical neuropsychology. Neuropsychological testing can be a valuable tool in increasing the understanding of many different brain-based cognitive illnesses like learning disorders, ADHD and complications from brain damage or disease.
Whether you’re looking for help for yourself or a loved one – to overcome depression or anxiety, cope with loss, improve personal or professional relationships – if you’re ready to achieve personal growth and take control of your life, then call Dr. Sid Binks today. His compassion, dedication and experience are the keys to your success.
LGBTQ and looking for a therapist? Check out our website, http://www.lgbtc.com, to view each of our eight psychotherapist s (licensed clinical social workers and PhD psychologists) and contact any of us directly by phone or email. Choosing the right therapist for you and your particular concerns is important. We have years of experience in serving the LGBTQ community in many areas of expertise including: coming out, relationship issues, social anxiety, addictions, coming out of marriage, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, gender identity, and more. Location is important, and we have offices in DC, MD, and VA. Ability to pay is important. Our fees vary but you will find reasonable fees and some of us on insurance panels. If you’re thinking of taking that first step, call any of us directly (see contact information under each of our profiles on our website) leave a message at 202-319-8541, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! And good luck to you in finding support.
Kris Oseth (Kristina Oseth, LPC) has been a psychotherapist in Washington, DC for over ten years, specializing in providing services for the LGBTQ community. They have worked in various community settings, including The Lambda Center at The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, and at Whitman Walker Health. Kris is client-centered, sex-positive, poly/kink knowledgeable, and has extensive experience working with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues from a trauma-informed and harm reduction-based approach.
Furthermore, Kris has advanced knowledge of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming issues, and is a competent provider for clients seeking documentation and therapy for sexual reassignment procedures and hormone therapy. While Kris’ expertise is in LGBTQ care, they have provided psychotherapy for clients with diverse backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.
For nearly two decades I have been privileged to work alongside parents, children, adolescents and adults of all ages to understand the deeper meanings of troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviors and other symptoms of distress. My collaborative approach is grounded in enhancing personal growth and the innate human capacities for loving, giving, healing painful traumas, and increasing enjoyment of one’s life. The therapeutic relationships I facilitate are empowering, respectful, caring, and support the freedom to fully express one’s experience, uniqueness, vitality, and engagement of the depth and breadth of human existence.
Clients in my practice gain new awareness regarding their difficulties, increase autonomy and authentic ways of being, experience deeper meaning in their lives, and develop healthier and more effective ways of engaging life challenges.
I endeavor to improve intimate and family relationships, strengthen parent-child/teenager relationships; understand the nature of one’s anxiety and depression; grief, loss, and trauma; improving self-esteem; effectively managing job stress and improving job performance; addressing personal and societal struggles with racial & gender discrimination, gender identity & diversity, and sexual orientation. I also provide compassionate, affirmative therapy with the kink, poly, and pro-sex communities.
At our practice, we focus on a holistic mental health approach. We achieve this not by just focusing on traditional psychotherapy, but also through means such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional services. We offer all of these in a safe, comforting environment with a truly caring staff.