As a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) with more than twenty years of experience, one thing I have learned is that we are all doing the best we can and sometimes we just need a little help. Wherever you are in your journey, I offer compassionate and affirming counseling and support.
Adults often consult with me for help making sense of their relationships with friends, partner, and family. Managing stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and sadness are also issues we can work on together. I also consult with parents and families who may need help connecting with their child/teen or young adult. Specialized services are also offered for parents & families and their gender-expansive/trans children, teens and young adults.
As an individual, couple and family systems therapist I specialize in transitions across the life cycle. Please reach out by text, phone or email so we can talk about how I can help you.
Arlington DC Behavior Therapy Institute are psychologists who relieve suffering and improve lives using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments. Our extensive clinical, research and teaching experience combine to offer you the highest quality psychotherapy for a variety of problems. Contact us for a free 30-minute initial consultation in person or by video teletherapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Advanced Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Practitioner, and a Certified Daring Way(TM) Facilitator with over 20 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 culturally competent and kink-aware therapy for all people, including the LGBTQ community, BIPOC individuals, and those in ENM or polyamorous lifestyles.
Dr. Wayne Bullock has been providing therapy since 2009 and have sought out extensive specialized training to be able to make sure that the experience they provide allows for you to not only reduce distressing feelings, but to improve your life beyond where you started. Dr. Bullock has spent his entire career focused on working to solve the underlying problems that cause people to feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed. Dr. Bullock has completed his doctorate in clinical psychology and masters in human sexuality at Widener University in 2014 and then moved to NYC to pursue two years of intensive psychoanalytic post-doctoral training. He moved to DC in 2016. He’s excited to provide exceptional therapeutic experiences helping you to reach your goals and live a more full life. Dr. Bullock specializes in LGBTQ+ concerns, sex & sexuality, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Dr. Bullock is passionate about therapy and connecting with people who take the step to show up to do this work because he’s witnessed time and again over the last 12 years how impactful and life-changing the work is. The experience of witnessing others realize how much they have changed from the process of therapy reminds him of how much we all need someone to help us to fully see ourselves and to have a space to make changes in our lives to get where we want to go. Or sometimes to help us know where we want to go. Dr. Bullock is looking forward to meeting you, and working collaboratively on making the changes you want for a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
Dr. Teeters offers a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment and believes not just in helping individuals overcome difficulties, but in helping individuals to thrive and live their best lives. His work focuses on supporting individuals to get and stay healthy, to recover from or adjust to injury or illness, manage stress, move through trauma, and/or cope with acute and chronic health and medical conditions. Dr. Teeters specializes in working with and treating individuals with gastrointestinal disorders (e.g., IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis) and providing LGBTQIA+ affirming care. Dr. Teeters also has extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. He also provides compassionate and 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.
Dr. Mindy Jacobs is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Diplomate in Counseling Psychology who has been helping individuals and couples in the Washington Metropolitan area for over 25 years. As a therapist, she is known for her warm personal style, insightful and direct manner, and supportive nature. Dr. Mindy Jacobs sees patients in individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy.
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.
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.
I believe that successful therapy brings about concrete change, not mere insight. I use a practical, active, goal-focused approach called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I will guide you in applying a variety of strategies, skills and techniques in your daily life that will help you achieve your personal therapy goals.
I will help you discover your vicious cycles of thoughts, feelings, behaviors and core beliefs that result in depression, anxiety, relationship and/or career problems. We will jointly design weekly therapeutic homework to help you break these vicious cycles and achieve your personal goals.
It is my aim to help you become your own personal therapist so that you can continue using the strategies, skills and techniques that you learned with me to meet future challenges and achieve further goals on your own.
Anxious? Shy? Unassertive? Nervous? Self-conscious? Embarrass easily? Public-speaking fear? Avoid socializing? Difficultly meeting people? Uncomfortable in groups? Pee shy? A specialization of mine is helping people overcome social anxiety: an overblown, debilitating fear of judgment, embarrassment or rejection.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 32 years experience serving the LGBT community. I am included in Washingtonian magazine’s list of “Top Therapists.”