Sandra  Piedrahita

Sandra Piedrahita

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington DC Not Accepting Online
Downtown DC Not Accepting In-person

Current availability for Weekly Appointment: Tuesdays at 12 and 1 and Wednesdays at 2

Current availability of Every-Other-Week: Mondays at 12 and Wednesdays at 5

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

Updated January 2, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Multicultural issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Sandra Piedrahita is an experienced licensed psychologist in Washington, DC, who provides therapy to individuals across the lifespan. Trained as a generalist, Dr. Piedrahita has expertise in helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues. She also frequently sees clients with a multicultural background, and offers sessions in both English and Spanish.

Many of Dr. Piedrahita's clients are working professionals in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who are striving to balance the demands of work life with their personal growth and discovery. Others are college or graduate students who are confronting issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, and mental health concerns.

Dr. Piedrahita strives to partner with each of her clients in order to help them lead healthy, meaningful, and effective lives. She is an LGBTQ affirming therapist, and provides care that is tailored and coordinated to the uniqueness of each client’s experience. Warm, direct, and engaging, Dr. Piedrahita looks forward to working with you, either online or at her practice located between Dupont Circle and Downtown DC.

Message to clients

I understand it can be a struggle to reach out for help in difficult times. There can be plenty of barriers, but you are here, searching – which represents movement and action. And that is very encouraging. 

Now, finding the right person to work with is essential and although reading about me can offer you some insight into how I work and what I can offer, I invite you to contact me. 


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

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

Multicultural issues - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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


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


  • Georgetown University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Downtown DC practice
1990 M Street Northwest, Suite 250, 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 8-4
  • Tue 8-3
  • Wed 1-7
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9-3
  • 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 8-4
  • Tue 9-4
  • Wed 11-7
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9-3
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

Georgetown University, 2013
University of Michigan, 2010


Washington DC: PSY1000781