Therapists Providing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in Washington DC

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a cognitive behavioral therapy that helps people reduce anxiety by gradually facing their fears. The client learns to identify triggers, obsessive thoughts, and unhelpful coping strategies such as compulsions, rituals, or avoidance. The client then begins facing their fears while refraining from any of the unhelpful coping strategies. Anxiety gradually subsides in response to increased exposure to the trigger.

Find therapists in Washington DC who are trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) below. All providers 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.


Priyanka  Upadhyaya

Priyanka Upadhyaya

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

Sometimes, it takes life getting hard, for someone to come to therapy. Sometimes people wait for a while before they feel, they have to talk to someone. You probably have tried all of your familiar coping tools but may be feeling stuck and alone, searching for relief and support. I believe in your capacities and resilience to navigate life's challenges, but I'd like to help you not go at life alone. Both from personal and professional experience I know how therapy can be a space, rich with opportunities for healing, self-discovery, expression and personal growth. Trying it with the right person can be one of the most valuable investments in yourself, your relationships, health, and your loved ones. In our work together, you and I will be partners; the kind of team that can help you create a version of yourself and life that is meaningful, purpose-driven, and aligned with your capabilities. 


Megan  Connell

Megan Connell

Online Sessions, VA

Online Sessions, DC

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

Offering teletherapy.

Dr. Megan Connell is a board-certified clinical psychologist whose practice encompasses a wide variety of topics and approaches. She works to empower her clients through the use of ACT and Superhero Therapy.

Her innovated work with girls, geeks and games has garnered her national attention, particularly for her work in applied role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Dr. Connell has appeared on Geek and Sundry to talk about the interface of gaming and psychology, regularly speaks at major gaming conventions nationally.


Tracy L. Thomas

Tracy L. Thomas

1200 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20005

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $230 per session

Life can be overwhelming. It's hard to navigate all the expectations and responsibilities of a busy life. It can lead to simultaneously feeling as if you're "too much” and “not enough.”

I will work with you to set goals, examine difficulties, and find realistic solutions that provide relief and clarity. I want to help you to improve your day-to-day life.

My personality is authentic, direct, and interactive. By employing empathy, honesty, and a touch of humor, I believe it helps to create a comfortable working environment to meet your needs.


Christine  Zepka

Christine Zepka

908 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20037

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 per session

Emotional and psychological stress can not only be disruptive but it can create significant difficulties in reaching your life goals. My clinical focus involves working collaboratively with you to identify and treat painful symptoms that can lead to struggles in work, school and relationships.


Earta  Norwood

Earta Norwood

324 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

Online Sessions, DC

Online Sessions, VA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

I use video therapy to empower your ability for self-care, because your time is the most precious commodity and sitting in traffic just isn't very conducive to finding meaning and relief.


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