Therapists Specializing in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Washington DC

Find therapists specializing in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Washington DC below. All therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Matthew   Leary

Matthew Leary

4809 Saint Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

We all need help sometimes dealing with life's struggles and challenges. You don't have to go through it alone. I find it takes courage for people to reach out for help and support, and that it is so valuable to invest in yourself to make the time to just be yourself for an hour a week and talk about whatever is important to you without needing to prove yourself or fearing being judged.

With my 15 years of experience as a psychologist and psychotherapist, we will work together to make deep, long-lasting changes to move through your pain and improve the quality of your life. You don't have to let stress, anxiety, anger, trauma, shame, or loss run your life or ruin your relationships. I have had countless clients share with me their appreciation about how much our therapy has improved their lives and made them feel more whole, brave, empowered, and authentic. I look forward to having the opportunity to partner with you in creating a more deep, rich, fulfilling life.


Margot  Lamson

Margot Lamson

1555 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $175 per session

We are all survivors of something: our childhood, families, career, or a variety of other experiences. You are the expert in your life. My goal is to help you understand your experience and support you in your journey.

Together we create a space to help you listen to your body, heal from the past, and feel more joy in the present. 

If you, or your child, are ready to take that next step in therapy, then I look forward to working with you!


Alexandra  Friedman

Alexandra Friedman

Online Sessions, DC

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, VA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

Do you feel like you are carrying around a heaviness inside? I am here to help you lighten your emotional load. I am a calm presence offering a healing space for you to grow.


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.


Ariel  VanDoren

Ariel VanDoren

1519 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

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

The decision to begin therapy is often challenging; it is both humbling and empowering. However, once you acknowledge that you would like to enter into treatment many clients feel relieved and find strength in their decision.


Eric  Slaughter

Eric Slaughter

1313 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20005

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $30 - $125 per session

The most important factor in successful therapy is trust and relationship. I work hard on that along with validation and empowerment.


Terry  Chang

Terry Chang

1400 20th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $195 per session

I consider it a privilege to meet with people in their times of greatest need, darkest hour, and heaviest vulnerability. Many people face similar life challenges and yet, the impact is unique to each individual. I look forward to learning how your life experience keeps you from the life you desire.


Rebecca  Newkirk

Rebecca Newkirk

Online Sessions, DC

Online Sessions, VA

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

You’re getting everything done, and anyone on the outside would say you’re absolutely rocking it. But for some reason you never quite feel that way. It always feels like you’re one misstep from everything falling apart, or letting everyone down. 

You don’t have to feel this way all the time. You can start to breathe more and worry less. You can feel more confident in your relationships and trust yourself and your decisions more instead of always second guessing. 

Our work together, at its core, is building a relationship where you can safely and honestly explore your thoughts and feelings so you can move forward.


Jonathan  Kirkendall

Jonathan Kirkendall

1633 Q Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20009

Online Sessions, DC

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

There’s almost always more than one way to solve a problem or address an issue in your life. But which approach is right for you? I specialize in answering that question -- looking at the challenge or obstacle you’re facing from several different angles. Maybe you feel stuck, or anxious, or have something that you just keep doing, and that thing has become the obstacle. My job is to listen and suggest ways to address that obstacle, and allow you to return to your natural state of mental well-being.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, VA

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

All you need to bring to therapy is an open mind and a willingness to explore. I am a very interactive therapist; I give a lot of feedback and guidance. In my work with individuals, I help people see how they developed the coping skills and defense mechanisms they did, and how to begin recognizing them in a less judgmental way. I also teach couples new communication skills: how to rebuild trust and safety after a breach, how to mirror one another, ways to validate and empathize. We work on breaking bad patterns and create healthier ones using positivity and appreciations.

It's so rewarding to help couples and families heal old and current wounds, and to see my clients use therapy as a way to soar to new emotional freedoms. Please don't be in pain anymore: contact me so we can set goals together, develop healthier ways of coping, and watch you blossom.


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