Veronica  Slaght

Veronica Slaght

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for afternoon appointments in Downtown DC practice (updated March 07, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Substance abuse
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Veronica Slaght is a clinical psychologist in downtown Washington, D.C. She specializes in addictions — including alcohol use, other substance use, and behavioral addictions — as well as trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, and personality disorders. While she sees all genders across the adult lifespan, many of her clients are young women. 

Dr. Slaght uses a variety of treatment modalities and helps her clients develop support systems and/or find local support groups to supplement treatment. For clients looking to regulate their emotions, she will offer coping skills and breathing techniques. 

Dr. Slaght works collaboratively and respectfully with clients to help them develop better relationships with themselves and others. She received her PsyD from Widener University and has worked at the George Washington University Center Clinic and Swarthmore College’s Counseling and Psychological Services office. She looks forward to meeting you at her office, which is accessible via the blue, orange, silver, and red lines. 

Message to clients

I think therapy can be helpful for anyone. No matter what you’re dealing with, it helps to know that you don’t have to go it alone. You can get an outside perspective, talk through confusing situations, receive support, make space to breathe, and give voice to previously unspoken thoughts and feelings. With the right therapist, you can construct a new understanding of yourself - a new story to make sense of your life.


Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

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

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

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

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

General expertise


Veronica Slaght 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $160 - $200

Therapist's note

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


Downtown DC practice

1634 I Street Northwest

Suite 805

Washington, DC 20006

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 7:45am-10:00am
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
George Washington University Center Clinic, 2017 - 2019
Swarthmore College CAPS, 2016 - 2017
KeyStone Center for Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders, 2015 - 2016
Christiana Care Behavioral Health, 2014 - 2015
Terry Children’s Psychiatric Center, 2013 - 2014
Family Health Psychology Center, 2012 - 2013

Widener University, PsyD, 2017
Wesleyan University, BA, 2007


  • English