Drew  Joseph

Drew Joseph


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington DC Accepting Online
Dupont Circle Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 14, 2023

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 and culturally diverse couples. He is a kink and poly-aware clinician.

Clients come to Drew with a broad range of relationship problems, such as infidelity, absence of trust, too much fighting, emotional distance, infertility, incompatible priorities, financial conflicts, sexual problems, and challenging life transitions. Drew is especially skilled at helping couples in which one partner 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, rather than exploring the past. Depending on client needs and preferences, he uses a wide array of techniques to help couples, including listening, affirming, questioning, interpreting, teaching, arguing, and coaching. He helps all his clients--and men in particular--discern their feelings and needs more clearly, so these can be communicated in words.

Having trained in Buddhist psychotherapy at Naropa University, as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the International Psychotherapy Institute, Drew has been in practice for thirty years. Whether it’s you 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 all—Drew looks forward to talking with you in his practice.

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 hope—hope 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.

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 me, 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 wisdom 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.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples


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

  • Individual sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Dupont Circle practice
The Toronto, 2000 P Street Northwest, Suite 530, Washington, 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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • 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 Closed
  • Tue 10 am - 7 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 11 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - 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

International Psychotherapy Institute, Certificate in Object Relations Theory & Practice, 2011
Naropa University, MA, Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy, 1992
Wesleyan University, BA, College of Letters, 1985


Washington DC: LMFT000022