Therapists Specializing in Academic Challenges in Washington DC


The Woolf Center

The Woolf Center

932 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850

4405 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online Sessions, MD

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

The Woolf Center is a private psychotherapy practice in Rockville, MD, specializing in working with clients for relationship issues, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and anxiety. The practice is open to individual adults across the lifespan, as well as young adults and teens.

The providers at the Woolf Center utilize evidence-based practices for treatment, including modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). They work closely with individuals to ensure they are equipped with the self-awareness and tools for lasting positive change.


Adam  Prestegord

Adam Prestegord

2 Herbert Street, Alexandria, VA, 22305

Online Sessions, DC

Online Sessions, VA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 - $165 per session

Thanks for your interest. I hope to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and assist you towards your personal goals. I work as a psychodynamic therapist, meaning that together we can examine how unconscious beliefs, past relationships, and our interactions in the present moment affect you and your current concerns. Additionally, I use CBT and mindfulness strategies to help develop healthy coping skills. I specialize in the LGBTQ population, but welcome all who are seeking support and wanting to build personal insight.


Melanie  Soilleux

Melanie Soilleux

2000 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $190 per session

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.


Lindsey  Moore

Lindsey Moore

1600 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

735 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC, 20003

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

It's important for you to find someone who makes you feel heard and fully understood. The process of therapy works best when you aren't afraid to tell that person all of the important details of your life.


Liz Goll Lerner

Liz Goll Lerner

5454 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20015

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 - $300 per session

I love using all the tools in my toolbox to help you identify core issues and create those ah-ha moments that heal, empower and allow you to live the live you want to live. I am committed to counseling or coaching you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit – to bring out your full potential and assist you in connecting to your true self and purpose. I would love the opportunity to partner with you, to help you make the inspired choices that lead to your best life.


Abby  LePage

Abby LePage

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $185 per session

There are so many reasons why you might find yourself here right now. Maybe you have been feeling out of control and unable to manage your emotions. Maybe you have noticed a disconnect in your relationships. Or maybe you find yourself struggling with moving forward in some part of your life. All of this is understandable and a normal part of being human. While it might feel like nothing can change or be different for you, the very fact that you are here speaks to some part of you that believes change is possible.

In therapy I give my patients the space to voice their experiences and concerns. Often, the very act of naming our troubles can bring a sense of relief—we are finally being heard. I also challenge my patients on their firmly held beliefs, as this can often lead to realizations and insights that set the groundwork for change. Therapy can be nerve wracking, even if you’ve sought help in the past. Because of this, I see my role as providing you with the support and encouragement you need. I am there with you, walking the same path and helping you find patterns and connections as they become clear. I value the trust you place in me as your therapist, your willingness to be open in our sessions and discuss emotional and vulnerable topics. My goal is to make sure that you feel supported enough to move forward with this (often difficult) work. 


Global Psychotherapy Center

Global Psychotherapy Center

4400 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814

1634 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20006

Online Sessions, MD

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Global Psychotherapy is a group practice in Bethesda, MD and Washington DC whose providers specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, and acculturation issues. They also have a special interest in working with members of the international community. Their approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), attachment-based work, and mindfulness practices.

The providers at Global Psychotherapy offer sessions in English, Spanish, French and Arabic therapy. They strive to help each client tap into their inner resources in order to implement meaningful changes in their lives, and look forward to meeting you.


Kathleen  Nardella

Kathleen Nardella

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

A special note to my prospective online clients: I feel privileged to help my clients through a variety of challenges as they embrace life transitions. Working together, I can help you move forward with confidence and strength.
Many of my clients come to me with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I am very mindful of the degree to which you appear to be impacted in your daily life by these symptoms when we are working together. Please understand that your safety and well-being is most important to me. I am not equipped in my current office setting to manage severe depression, active thoughts of harming yourself in any way, or thoughts and ideas that do not connect to existing reality. If we begin working together and symptoms like these become apparent, I will make additional referrals for you in order to assure that you receive the best possible care and support.

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255


Diane  Jones

Diane Jones

1300 Mercantile Lane, Largo, MD, 20774

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, United Healthcare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe therapy should be a place you feel safe to talk about those things that may have caused you shame in the past or may be stopping you from moving forward with the life you truly deserve!


Faith  Sproul

Faith Sproul

10 G Street Northeast, Washington, DC, 20002

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Welcome! I offer services related to psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship. Although I take an eclectic approach to therapy, my primary orientation is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with a focus on person-centered care. I also specialize in services related to psychological testing and assessment for children, adolescents and adults.

Change can be challenging. Developing a therapeutic relationship can help you create a space where change can be explored in a safe and supportive environment. Currently I am accepting new clients for therapy and psychological assessments. Please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation.


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