Abby  LePage
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Abby LePage

Psychologist, PsyD
Washington DC Not Accepting Online

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Updated October 27, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss and grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Identity development
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Dr. Abby LePage is a Psychologist in Washington, DC who specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and general life transitions. Clients often seek treatment with Dr. LePage when they feel they are struggling with some aspect of their life. For some, it may be difficult to point to exactly what’s going wrong. For others, it's simply have a vague sense that things just aren’t going the way they want them to. Dr. LePage understands that no matter if you have a clear picture of what you wish to work on or instead feel like you just need a place to explore you thoughts and feelings, therapy is a great way to work through this distress.

Dr. LePage's training in psychodynamic theory has helped her understand the impact that our early lives and experiences can have on our current problems. Sometimes, the distress we feel is the result of habits, behaviors, and thought patterns we learned early on. These may have once been useful, but now leave us feeling “stuck” and unhappy. She believes that through exploring your early experiences and better understanding how these habits, behaviors, and thought patterns came to be, you can develop new, more adaptive ones. This is ultimately what brings about lasting change, what removes the obstacles from your path and allows you to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 

A large part of Dr. LePage's work has focused on sitting with individuals experiencing grief. It is an unfortunate truth that we often do not allow people experiencing a loss the space to talk about their grief, the conflicted emotions that they find themselves cycling through each day, each moment. If you are going through a loss right now, you might find yourself bottling up your feelings and presenting yourself as “ok” to others, even when your grief is all you can think about, the only thing you feel. Therapy can be that one space in your life where you don’t have to be “ok,” where you can be sad, angry, lonely, guilty. Dr. LePage knows that while therapy will not make your grief go away, it will give you the space to talk about what you’re going through, to remember your loved one, and to start to feel less alone with your feelings. 


Message to clients

There are so many reasons why you might find yourself here right now. Maybe you have been feeling out of control and unable to manage your emotions. Maybe you have noticed a disconnect in your relationships. Or maybe you find yourself struggling with moving forward in some part of your life. All of this is understandable and a normal part of being human. While it might feel like nothing can change or be different for you, the very fact that you are here speaks to some part of you that believes change is possible.

In therapy I give my patients the space to voice their experiences and concerns. Often, the very act of naming our troubles can bring a sense of relief—we are finally being heard. I also challenge my patients on their firmly held beliefs, as this can often lead to realizations and insights that set the groundwork for change. Therapy can be nerve wracking, even if you’ve sought help in the past. Because of this, I see my role as providing you with the support and encouragement you need. I am there with you, walking the same path and helping you find patterns and connections as they become clear. I value the trust you place in me as your therapist, your willingness to be open in our sessions and discuss emotional and vulnerable topics. My goal is to make sure that you feel supported enough to move forward with this (often difficult) work. 


Specialties

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Abby LePage 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: $185 (55min)
  • Initial session: $185 (55min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2020 - Present
Group private practice, 2019 - 2020
George Washington University, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, 2018 - 2019
American University Counseling Center, Intern, 2017 - 2018
American University Counseling Center, Extern, 2016 - 2017
The Center Clinic, George Washington University, 2015 - 2017
University of the District of Columbia, Counseling and Student Development Center, 2015 - 2016
Child Guidance Clinic, DC Superior Courts, 2013 - 2014

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, MA, 2014
The George Washington University, BA, Psychology, 2009
The George Washington University, Professional Psychology program, PsyD


Languages

English