Alex  Afram

Alex Afram

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Downtown DC practice (updated November 13, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger management

Professional statement

Dr. Alex Afram is a Clinical Psychologist in Downtown in Washington D.C. who specializes in anxiety (including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, work-related anxiety) and perfectionism, depression, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, and anger management and assertiveness. He works with adults across the lifespan, and offers individual, couples, and group therapy.

Dr. Afram is relational and focuses on building a trusting relationship where clients feel comfortable sharing their challenges. He draws on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and acceptance therapies to create individualized treatment plans that best meet the needs of his client. He also frequently brings in mindfulness techniques and helps his clients label their feelings and challenge their negative thoughts.

Dr. Afram is passionate about helping people nurture their strengths and work through their challenges so that they can access the life they seek for themselves. He received his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University. After receiving his doctorate, he completed a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship at The George Washington University Counseling Center.

Message to clients

Therapy can greatly improve the quality of a person's life. I believe anyone who has taken the step to reach out to me has already shown a great deal of courage to try and lead that life, and I seek to meet people's courage with warmth, curiosity, and compassion, so that they can feel supported and understood as they build a richer future for themselves.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder) Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Anger Management and Assertiveness

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

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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

General expertise


Alex Afram 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: $170
  • Initial session: $170

Therapist's note

Alex can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Downtown DC practice

1112 16th Street Northwest

Suite 440

Washington, DC 20036

  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
George Washington University Counseling Center, 2013 - 2016


  • English