Center for Effective Psychological Services
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Center for Effective Psychological Services

Washington DC Accepting Online
Downtown DC Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 25, 2021

A the Center for Effective Psychological Services we strive to provide insightful, effective, and personalized therapy to adults across the lifespan. We specialize in working with professionals working in the international humanitarian and development fields, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs. Like many of our clients, we are passionate about the work that we do with our clients. We believe in the importance to doing deep work, that goes beyond symptom improvement.

Our clinicians are committed to help our clients get what they want and need from therapy. They constantly engage in training, case consultation, and rely on formal and informal feedback from clients to make sure therapy is working!

In addition to helping clients with common concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, and interpersonal challenges, each of our therapists has their own sub-specialty and modality of work with clients. All of our clinicians have experiences living and working in other countries and value diversity.

Claudia  Salazar
Claudia Salazar

Psychologist, PsyD

Owner & Clinical Director

Ellen  McSweeney
Ellen McSweeney

Licensed Graduate Social Worker, LGSW

Psychotherapist

Luisa  Millan
Luisa Millan

Reiki Practitioner, Level 2

Katherine  Maestre
Katherine Maestre

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Spanish Speaking Therapist

Abigail  Schwartz
Abigail Schwartz

Licensed Graduate Social Worker, LGSW

Psychotherapist


About

What services does your practice offer?

We offer individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and group therapy in English and Spanish.

What are your practice's specialties?

We help our clients with a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationship issues.

How does payment work at your practice?

Our fees range from $165 to $250 depending on the service and provider.

Why should I choose your practice?

We understand that seeking help and choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming. We are committed to client care from the moment of first contact. If you need helping choosing a therapist from our practice, our client care coordinator can help identify the best match according to your concerns, financial, and scheduling needs. We also help you with understanding of your out-of-network benefits, and file claims on your behalf. But most importantly, our clinicians hold small case loads so that you can get the level of care and attention that will result in a great therapy experience.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

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: $165 (50min)
  • Initial session: $350 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $90 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Downtown DC practice
1313 L Street Northwest, Suite 140, Washington, Washington DC 20005
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • 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

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • 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

Languages

English

Spanish