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.
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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.”
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.
Tamara Pincus is a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience in mental health treatment. She has worked in agencies for the homeless and chronically mentally ill and has worked in direct service, management and quality improvement. She has provided individual as well as group treatment and assessment to a diverse group of clients in terms of race, sexual orientation, gender orientation and presenting problems. She is certified in co-occurring disorders treatment for clients with both chronic mental illness and substance abuse issues.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.