Margot  Lamson

Margot Lamson

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Dupont Circle practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • ADHD
  • Social skills

Professional statement

Margot Lamson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Dupont Circle in the District of Columbia.  Margot works with children and adults of all ages, religious and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. She treats anxiety, depression, and ADHD, as well as trauma and grief and loss. She takes a holistic approach to therapy, which includes talk therapy and mind-body interventions. While she has extensive experience working with families and children, Margot also enjoys working with adults, especially those with a history of acute or complex trauma.  

Margot is psychodynamically oriented and her work is rooted in attachment theory and object relations. She also has training in EFT/tapping, mindfulness practice, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, and grief and trauma interventions. She spends time getting to know her clients before developing an individualized treatment plan that fits in with their background and goals.

Margot believes everyone deserves the chance to grow and heal. She enjoys working with clients to overcome difficult life transitions and find their resiliency in their journeys.   

Before working in private practice, she worked with elementary to high school-aged students in school settings, an outpatient clinic setting, and provided in-home family therapy for high-risk youth and their families. 

Margot’s office is located near the Dupont Circle subway station. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

We are all survivors of something: our childhood, families, career, or a variety of other experiences. You are the expert in your life. My goal is to help you understand your experience and support you in your journey.

Together we create a space to help you listen to your body, heal from the past, and feel more joy in the present. 

If you, or your child, are ready to take that next step in therapy, then I look forward to working with you!


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

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Social skills - Support in social/communication skills to foster healthy and productive interactions


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $110 - $160

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Dupont Circle practice

1555 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Suite 4E

Washington, DC 20036

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
District of Columbia Public Schools, School Social Worker, 2015 - 2019
Functional Family Therapist, 2012 - 2015

National Catholic School of Social Service, MSW, 2012
Wake Forest University, BA in Anthropology and Spanish


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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