Courtney  Dinsmore
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Courtney Dinsmore

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Psychologist, PsyD
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Accepting Online
Updated September 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Dr. Courtney Dinsmore is a Psychotherapist in Northwest DC who specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with relationships, anxiety, the effects of traumatic experiences and grief and loss. She enjoys working with clients who are motivated to move forward in their life and make the small changes that can bring life-altering results. She offers couples counseling to help improve communication and explore ineffective patterns that develop between romantic partners. Dr. Dinsmore incorporates insight-driven therapy, collaborating with clients to jointly examine how their past experiences may contribute to the patterns in their present lives. She focuses on the way these past experiences and patterns affect clients' lives, helping them to interact and communicate more effectively with those around them.

She also treats individuals with trauma in their pasts. In working with adults who have experienced difficult life events such as unstable or neglectful childhood, abuse and interpersonal violence, Dr. Dinsmore prioritizes helping clients restore their sense of control and self-regulation and find power in overcoming challenging circumstances.

Dr. Dinsmore believes that the benefit you receive from therapy is directly related to the connection you experience with your therapist, and the safety you feel with her. Her office is a respite from a busy world full of competing demands. She invites each client to refocus their attention inward and work with her to discover a life to love. Dr. Dinsmore qualified under PsyPact. This means that she can see clients via telehealth who live in the many states that have adopted PsyPact, incluing Washington, DC and Maryland.


Message to clients

Welcome. I often think of therapy as a road trip we are on together. You are the driver and I am the navigator helping you get to the place you want to be. In this safe space, you can share your feelings, wants, fears and experiences without the need to put on a brave face or worry about pleasing others. We will explore how you got to this place in your life, your strengths and what you would like to change. Together, we will re-weave the pieces of your life that work well with new threads to get you to a destination where you feel more content and fulfilled.


Specialties

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

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

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

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

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

Insurance

Courtney Dinsmore 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: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
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 Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9am-1pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-1pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2020 - Present
University of Illinois, Chicago, Counseling Center, 2019 - 2020
The Center Clinic, 2018 - 2019
Howard University Counseling Center, 2017 - 2018
The Center Clinic, 2016 - 2017

George Washington University, PsyD, 2020
University of Virginia, JD, 1992
Swarthmore College, BA, 1988


Licensure

Washington DC: PSYA00374

Virginia: 0810007498


Languages

English