Drew  Joseph

Drew Joseph

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
District Of Columbia Waitlist Online
Dupont Circle Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 24, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Personality disorders
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Living in sobriety

Professional statement

Drew Joseph is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in Washington, DC. He specializes in work with sexually, culturally, and racially diverse couples.

Clients come to Drew with a broad range of relationship problems, such as infidelity, lack of trust, excessive fighting, emotional distance, infertility, incompatible priorities, financial conflicts, sexual problems, and challenging life transitions. Drew is especially skilled at helping couples in which one member has special needs related to recovery from addiction, mental illness, personal trauma, and/or chronic medical illness.

Drew helps couples appreciate and leverage their strengths in the service of positive change. He focuses the clinical conversation mostly on the here-and-now, variously listening, affirming, questioning, teaching skills, and coaching, depending on client needs and preferences.

Having trained in Buddhist psychotherapy at Naropa University, as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the International Psychotherapy Institute, Drew has been in practice for nearly three decades. Whether it’s you alone who thinks you need therapy, or both you and your partner; whether you have tried couple therapy before; and especially if you are doubting the viability of your relationship at allDrew looks forward to talking with you in his Dupont Circle office.


Message to clients

If your relationship or marriage is in a tough spot, don’t despair! It’s normal to encounter problems in intimate relationships. Since couples seeking counseling typically feel embarrassed, or like they have failed in some significant way, I prefer to lead with what’s positive. My first priority is to restore hopehope that, although you may have fought the same fight a thousand times, it is still possible for you and your partner to learn and grow.

I believe that love and intimacy are essential to all of our lives. Even if your relationship is mired in negativity, I will still be your champion. I have never told a couple, “You guys should split up.” That’s your decision, not mine. But if you ask, I will tell you what I’m thinking or feeling. I definitely do not serve as a “blank screen.” I have biases. I am biased toward telling the truth; toward working things out together; toward laughter and play; toward women’s empowerment; and toward honoring the importance of feelings.

When you and your partner are facing greater problems than you can manage on your own, please give me a call. I can help you sort things out.


Specialties

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

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

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

Living in sobriety - Tolerating emotional discomfort while eliminating reliance on substances; development of new coping mechanisms for stress




Clientele

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

Insurance

Drew Joseph 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: $250 (50min)
  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Dupont Circle practice
The Toronto, 2000 P Street Northwest, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036
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 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Catholic Charities of Washington DC, Clinical Manager, 2007 - 2012
UCSF AIDS Health Project, Clinical Social Worker, 2001 - 2007
JFK University, Pleasant Hill, CA, Adjunct Faculty, 2005 - 2006
Baker Places Inc., San Francisco, CA, Case Manager, 1996 - 2001
Boulder County AIDS Project, Boulder, CO, Case Manager, 1992 - 1995


Languages

English

German