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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.