Melanie  Soilleux
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Melanie Soilleux

Psychologist, PsyD
Washington DC Not Accepting Online
Dupont Circle Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Washington DC therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Identity development

Professional statement

Dr. Melanie Soilleux is a Psychologist in Washington DC and Virginia. Clients who work with Dr. Soilleux are adults and college-aged individuals who come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Some are experiencing relationship issues or identity concerns, struggling with life transitions, imposter syndrome or burnout, feeling overwhelmed or stuck, or struggling with anxiety or depression. Individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds are welcome.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy posits that our past experiences impact our current experiences and relationship with yourself and others. In sessions, clients work with Dr. Soilleux to increase insight into these connections and into patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These insights can allow clients to make more well-informed decisions to improve their lives and reach their goals. In addition to increased self-awareness, Dr. Soilleux takes an active role in assisting clients to develop coping skills based on their strengths and to establish new behaviors that may improve their quality of life.

Dr. Soilleux received her Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. As a part of her doctoral training, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at Drexel University’s Counseling Center. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Soilleux continued her training by completing a postdoctoral fellowship at The George Washington University Counseling and Psychological Services. She has experience working with a diverse clientele across a variety of settings, including college counseling, community mental health, and group and private practices.

Dr. Soilleux's office is located in Dupont Circle in Washington DC. It is easily accessible by DC Metro. There is also street parking available. Currently all appointments are conducted through a HIPAA complaint video platform (and you are not required to create an account for additional privacy).


Message to clients

Therapy can be helpful when emotions are increasingly distressing, relationships are disappointing, life circumstances are unsatisfying, stressors are overwhelming, or some aspect of you life is not working. Together, we will work to increase self-awareness, deepen your understanding of your relationships, minimize your distress, and establish meaningful and lasting change.

Clients and colleagues describe my style as collaborative, warm, compassionate, empowering, and active. My role is to create an open and trusting environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. Therapy is most successful when there is a supportive relationship where you can also be challenged in order to develop increased self-awareness. Through mutual respect and trust, we will create a safe atmosphere for the valuable work of self-exploration, growth, and change to occur.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Melanie Soilleux 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: $190 (50min)
  • Initial session: $190 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit 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)

Dupont Circle practice
2000 P Street Northwest, Suite 603, 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 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 10:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2020 - Present
Group Practice, 2019 - 2020
GWU Counseling and Psychological Services, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018 - 2019
Drexel University Counseling Center, Intern, 2017 - 2018
University of Texas Southwestern, Center for ASD, 2012 - 2014

GWU, PsyD, 2018
GWU, MPsy, 2016
Tulane University, BS, 2012


Languages

English