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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.

 

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Mark is here to guide you through the process of purchasing a home or reviewing your current mortgage.  Mark joined Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in 2019 as a Loan Officer with a background in financial services, non-profit advocacy and music.  He believes every client is unique and requires thoughtful individual attention. After listening carefully and patiently to the needs of his clients, Mark collaborates with his highly skilled and experienced team to come up with the most effective home financing solutions.  People work hard for their paychecks and should feel trust and a personal connection to their lender. Mark values confidentiality and would like to earn your trust by providing exceptional service.  

Mark, a native of Chicago, resides with his partner in Arlington, VA where he enjoys working on the house, designing the landscape and singing to his two dogs, Pippa and Lola.  If you have the chance, ask him which two celebrities he shared the stage with during his years as an opera singer. He loves to tell the stories. Please reach out when you or someone you know is thinking of purchasing a home or would like a current mortgage review.

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Proudly serving and supporting the Metro DC LGBT community for 20 years, Capital Area LGBT Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, CAGLCC Chamber Board member, Co-chair, Board of Directors, Human Rights Campaign, Sitar Arts Center Board member, US Small Business Administration Advisory Board, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). Multiple Line insurance agency specializing in Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Life, Small Business, and Condo Master policies In DC, Maryland and Virginia.

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Personally, I’ve always been a listening ear, counsel, and confidant. After years of doing great work, yet still unfulfilled, I chose to develop that which is innate within me, while still making a difference in someone’s life and the world. The path to becoming a life coach was an absolutely transformative experience, and I’m here to share that magic with my clients.

 

As a coach, I work with my clients to not only articulate and achieve their goals, but to excel and shine while doing so.  My clients and I mine their values to uncover what’s truly meaningful to them, and honor it. I help clients navigate career change, major life transitions like big moves and relationship ruptures, medical issues, business growth, stifled creativity, and even just living a stable, balanced life in this fucked up world where everything is questionable. I can coach my client on whatever they need in order to live their best life. I call this value-based living. In addition to value-based living, my practice also focuses on two niche areas: gender & sexuality and diversity & inclusion in the workplace, and I’m happy to share more about those if you think they are applicable to your or an acquaintance’s life or workplace.

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Dr. Marian Jordan is a pediatric dentist and patients see her for a host of reasons, such as tooth decays, fillings, pediatric tooth extractions, and other pediatric dental emergencies. Dr. Jordan graduated from Howard University, where she earned her dental degree. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jordan aims to get children genuinely excited about their dental care. Most importantly, she is patient with them and takes the time to get to know their specific needs. The best part of her day is helping an apprehensive child through their dental treatment and seeing them leave happy with a big smile.

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Ingleside at Rock Creek is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities for those seeking an engaged lifestyle in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

 

 

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At Whitman-Walker Health, we see you as you want to be seen–for exactly who you are, who you love, and how you live–and we treat you with the affirmation, dignity, and respect you deserve. With expertise in serving the LGBT community and those affected by HIV, our core mission is providing quality healthcare and wellness services for all our Washington DC neighbors, and we’ve been doing it, proudly, since our founding nearly 40 years ago.

We provide high quality, culturally competent, comprehensive healthcare and wellness services, including primary care, infectious and chronic disease management, sexual orientation-inclusive specialty care, transgender/gender affirming care, and preventative health and wellness services, like PrEP and PEP.  We provide group and individual behavioral health services including mental health, psychiatry, addiction services, and peer support.  We have a full service dental clinic and an on-site pharmacy.  We have a large research division and a well-established legal services department.  We provide wellness services like reiki, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and nutrition.  We provide youth sexual health education and prevention services and have a large community health division focused on prevention and education. We provide free and low-cost HIV/STI testing and treatment on a walk-in basis.

We accept most major private insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. If you do not have insurance, we can help you obtain insurance.

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Dr. Houtan Chaboki is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon located in Washington, DC, offering popular facial cosmetic procedures such as brow lifts, facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and more. He also offers non-surgical services including BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Dr. Chaboki is dedicated to providing an individualized approach to each of his aesthetic patients from the DC area, Maryland, and Virginia.

Visit Dr. Chaboki online today to learn more about the procedures and treatments he offers.

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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

 

 

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The ZAVOS JUNCKER LAW GROUP, PLLC represents clients in adoption, assisted reproductive technology, custody and visitation, divorce and dissolution, estate planning, including Wills and Powers of Attorney, family formation, LGBT issues, parentage, probate, surrogacy and transgender issues. We also understand that there are many kinds of families and that the structure of a family may change over time. We are experienced in addressing all legal issues arising out of family relationships. In addition to speaking English, Farsi, French, Spanish & Romanian, we have experience working with members of the Deaf community and will provide interpreters at no cost to our clients.

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