Kaki  Tipler

Kaki Tipler

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
Washington DC, Maryland Accepting Online
Updated September 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Body image
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Loneliness
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Kaki Tipler is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in D.C. and Maryland. She works with adults of all ages. Many of Kaki’s clients come to therapy to address feeling overwhelmed or stuck or are struggling with self-esteem or life transitions. Kaki is particularly passionate about serving high achieving young professionals and college and graduate school-aged individuals. She also has advanced training in anxiety, body image issues, and trauma.

Kaki uses a variety of techniques and tools in therapy to provide personalized and effective care. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), clients will learn to identify how their thoughts and behaviors may be negatively impacting them and work to change how they approach situations in their lives. By using psychodynamic psychotherapy, Kaki and her clients examine their past experiences to illuminate patterns in their relationship with themselves and others that they hope to change. Kaki also enjoys using relational psychotherapy in order for clients to practice new ways of relating to others. In session, Kaki focuses on helping her clients generate new insights, implement skills, and get to know themselves better. Her approach helps clients feel more satisfied and fulfilled in their relationships, experience more joy, create a more balanced life, and make decisions that are more aligned with their values.

Kaki's style is active, engaging, and warm. Kaki welcomes individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Kaki received her MSW from The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. She has worked in college counseling centers for seven years and received extensive training in eating disorder treatment centers at all treatment levels. Outside of private practice, she loves hiking in the Tetons, cooking new recipes, and playing with her dog. All of Kaki’s sessions are currently held virtually through a HIPPA compliant platform.


Message to clients

If you are feeing overwhelmed, unsatisfied, worried, or burnt-out, I can help you. My role as a therapist is to provide you with a non-judgmental space where you can freely express and explore your thoughts and emotions, or learn what these are and how to express them. My hope is that through therapy, you will know yourself better and affect change in your life. My clients describe my style as warm, collaborative, approachable, active, and empowering. Together, we will create a relationship based on trust and mutual respect in which you can grow, accomplish your goals, and establish a more balanced and fulfilling life.


Specialties

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

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.

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

Loneliness - Learning strategies for coping with and combatting loneliness; feeling of being disconnected from others or feeling one doesn't belong

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

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

Insurance

Kaki Tipler 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: $215 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

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 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue midday, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu morning, midday, afternoon, evening
  • Fri morning, midday, afternoon, evening
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue midday, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-10:00 am, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu midday and evening
  • Fri afternoon and evening
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Kaki Tipler Therapy, PLLC, Owner, 2019 - Present
The George Washington University: Counseling and Psychological Services , Senior Staff Clinician, 2016 - Present
The Washington, D.C. Center for Neurocognitive Excellence, Senior Therapist, 2014 - 2019
The Renfrew Center, Primary Therapist, 2015 - 2016

The University of Pennsylvania, Master of Social Work, 2013
Bryn Mawr: Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research , Cognitive Therapy, 2013
Sewanee: The University of the South, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French studies, 2010


Licensure

Washington DC: LC50080776

Maryland: 21509


Languages

English