Center for Effective Psychological Services

The Center for Effective Psychological Services is accepting clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments (updated November 1, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

The Center for Effective Therapy provides insightful, effective, and personalized therapy to young adults and adults across the lifespan, as well as international professionals. It is their goal to provide treatment that does more than simply address the symptoms; they strive to provide intentional, well-designed care for clients and affect positive change that ripples into all areas of their lives.

Claudia  Salazar
Claudia Salazar

Psychologist, PsyD

Ellen  McSweeney
Ellen McSweeney

Licensed Graduate Social Worker, LGSW

Luisa  Millan
Luisa Millan

Reiki Practitioner, Level 2

Katherine  Maestre
Katherine Maestre

LGPC, Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor



Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

General expertise


Center for Effective Psychological Services is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Initial session: $220 (50min)

Therapist's note

We will assist you with  verifying your out-of-network benefits and filing your claims directly for reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Downtown DC practice

1313 L Street Northwest

Suite 140

Washington, DC 20005

  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed