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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.