Summerlin Lewis, Therapist in Washington DC — Zencare
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Summerlin Lewis

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Psychologist, PsyD
Washington DC, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin Accepting Online
Updated September 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotion regulation
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Loneliness

Professional statement

Summerlin Lewis, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults of all ages. Many of Dr. Lewis’ clients come in to address problems finding fulfilling relationships, life transitions, lack of identity, and aging. Dr. Lewis is particularly passionate about working with creatives, artists, older adults, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. She also has advanced training in the area of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and personality disorders.

Dr. Lewis is trained in relational/interpersonal therapy, in which she uses the therapeutic relationship to first, see how patterns of interaction have developed and then, how therapy can be used to strengthen connections outside of session. In session, Dr. Lewis also utilizes the creative process to help her clients access unconscious emotions and beliefs. This approach aims to help clients love themselves more deeply, which allows them to love others more deeply.

Dr. Lewis's style is relational, authentic, and process-oriented. When clients first start therapy, they will work with Dr. Lewis to establish a strong therapeutic relationship where they can be themselves.

Dr. Lewis received her PsyD from Azusa Pacific University. She worked at the VA Medical Center for her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral hours. Outside of private practice, she enjoys bike-riding, kayaking, and making sourdough bread. Dr. Lewis offers virtual therapy sessions and is accepting clients for weekly, long-term work.


Message to clients

Getting stuck in painful relationship patterns can feel bewildering. Our childhood experiences create powerful templates for how we relate to others, and sometimes, those templates lead us to the same unhealthy relationships over and over. What's worse, this pattern often takes place outside our awareness. Breaking these patterns can be challenging, but the work is worth it.

Clients choose to work with me because they are ready to have genuine, fulfilling relationships with their partners, friends, and families. We begin with creating a strong therapeutic relationship in session, where repeating relationship patterns can come to the surface. Then, we work together to bring awareness and change. This process involves getting in touch with early experiences, emotions, and identity. It can be painful, joyful, beautiful, and challenging. Ultimately, deepening the capacity for relationship with ourselves and others helps us experience love and belonging. This is my wish for each of my clients.


Specialties

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills




Clientele

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

Insurance

Summerlin Lewis 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Nashville Psych, LLC, Psychologist, 2020 - 2022
James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Staff Psychologist, 2019 - 2021

Azusa Pacific University, Doctorate of Psychology, 2020


Licensure

Washington DC: 3755

Georgia: 3755

North Carolina: 3755

Alabama: 3755

Arizona: 3755

Arkansas: 3755

Colorado: 3755

Delaware: 3755

Idaho: 3755

Illinois: 3755

Indiana: 3755

Kansas: 3755

Kentucky: 3755

Maine: 3755

Maryland: 3755

Minnesota: 3755

Missouri: 3755

Nebraska: 3755

Nevada: 3755

New Hampshire: 3755

New Jersey: 3755

Ohio: 3755

Oklahoma: 3755

Pennsylvania: 3755

Tennessee: 3755

Texas: 3755

Utah: 3755

Virginia: 3755

Washington: 3755

Wisconsin: 3755

West Virginia: 3755


Languages

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