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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many issues preoccupy us in our daily life. We can feel overwhelmed, disconnected, chronically unhappy or just over perplexed by the stuff that needs to get done during the day? We can be plagued by the same problems and tried-and-true solutions that no longer work? Also, we can find it hard to have difficult conversations, communicate our needs and/or maintain boundaries? Or we can be haunted by past emotional pains big or small?
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your “deep, dark secrets” and respond in a way that makes you feel heard and not shamed or stigmatized. It is only then that you can then talk about what’s going on in order to address your real concerns. The journey tends to be complicated, layered, and somewhat unpredictable. I focus on my client’s regaining control and strive to help them actualize their goals through a Person-Centered approach that is supportive, positive, unconditional helping environment.
As our lives evolve, we inevitably experience periods of sadness, depression, anxiety, loss, frustration and conflict that signal the need for better understanding and change. You and I can work together to help you develop an inner awakening and awareness of a healthier relationship with yourself, your life and others. The path is yours to take and I will walk with you during your journey.
Everyone needs help at some time in their lives and seeking help is a scary idea. But facing your problem(s) alongside a trained and experienced professional can provide a rewarding sense of relief. Your situation is unique as should be your therapy. I will work with you by not doing it for you. I believe my role is that of a guide who helps you view and reflect on the traits and barriers that have prevented you from feeling better about yourself while helping you navigate the path to building your best life.
Are you Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, 2-Spirit, Heterosexual or Non-Binary? Are you is starting the coming out process and trying to determine if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ Community? Are you someone who has experienced the recent coming out of someone who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ Community? Are you looking for a therapist that truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences? Do you know you want an LGBTQIA+ therapist but don’t know how to find someone who is the best match for you? How do you navigate and choose among the many different psychotherapy and counseling approaches? These are but a few of the questions that may be swirling about in your mind.
I am both personally and professionally an out gay cis-gender male. I am a highly experienced mental health professional dedicated to meeting the behavioral needs of the diverse LGBTQIA+ Community and the Heterosexual Community. I specialize in the LGBTQIA+ Community but serve all individuals.
It can feel so challenging to take your first step toward identifying the issues that are holding you back and finding new ways to address them. If you have gotten this far into this section of my website, I want to congratulate you on the strength that you have – the strength of realizing that you may need some assistance in achieving the next step of overcoming that which is preventing you from achieving your best life. The reaching out for help part can be even more difficult and bewildering to face with such a wide range of options to choose in terms of identifying a therapist. If you want, you can reach out to me on the website (www.ssop.lgbt) through the “Schedule Appointment” for a free Consultation Appointment which will allow you and I to look at what troubles you and includes agreeing to the frequency and fee for your sessions. I also recommend that you view the various pages on my website to learn more about my background, approach and specializations.
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.