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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing Kaitlyn Stewart, PMHNP
Kaitlyn [Kaity] Stewart PMHNP-BC CNM (pronouns: they/them) is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner [PMHNP-BC] with Quince Orchard Psychotherapy. Kaity provides psychiatric assessments, evaluations and medication management via telehealth/virtual to patients of all ages throughout the Maryland-DC area. They are in-network with Carefirst, Aetna and Medicare.
Kaity graduated from Johns Hopkins University as a Registered Nurse and worked in family planning and abortion care as well as anti-violence and trauma recovery work for several years before completing their Master’s degree in Nurse-Midwifery. After working as a Certified Nurse Midwife for several years, they saw a deep community need for expanded access to mental health care and developed a passion for this work.
Kaity has a special interest and expertise in LGBTQ+ affirming care, gender identity, trauma-focused care, complex PTSD, somatic therapy, bipolar disorder, treatment-resistant depression, and alternative emerging treatments for mental health. They’re an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Psychedelic Medicine Association. Through their several years of experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife, they have unique expertise in guiding the mental health and treatment of people trying to conceive as well as during pregnancy and postpartum, and are nationally certified as a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist through Postpartum Support International.
The foundations of their care are rooted in consent, a trauma-focused perspective, and client-led goals. They are passionate about engaging clients as active participants in their journey towards a fulfilling life and they approach mental health diagnoses and treatment from a collaborative framework. They are particularly passionate about caring for members of their LGBTQIA+ community and centering anti-racist work. They’re conscious of the difficulties of accessing care within systemically marginalized communities and how these systems impact stress and mental health.
Kaity lives in NE Washington D.C. with their spouse and several cuddly animals. Their hobbies include hiking, taking naps, reading, and plant medicine.
LGBTQ couples counseling, sex therapy, and individual relationship therapy. I specialize in helping gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and other couples create healthier relationships, improve communication, strengthen sexual intimacy, increase trust, and resolve other issues.
Working together, I can help you and your partner resolve problems that may seem overwhelming and guide you in creating the relationship you want, based on your needs rather than on the norms or expectations of others.
You’ll find an affirming, supportive environment and strategies to enable you to live your life together more fully and joyfully. Clients have told me that my warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach helps them feel comfortable working through difficult issues. Poly and kink-friendly.
1801 Connecticut Avenue NW (Dupont Circle Metro) + Suite 300 + Washington, DC 20009
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.
Shervon offers counseling services for adults and teens living with depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals looking to explore sexual identity and daily life issues will find an affirming environment to do so. She also specializes in non-traditional relationship counseling. Individuals in open, polyamorous and kinky relationships are encouraged to call. Begin your journey to self discovery and live life authentically.