Phobias & Fears Therapists in Washington DC

Some degree of fear can be a healthy reaction to many common situations, but when these fears become especially persistent, they can affect our wellbeing and everyday functioning. Phobias refer to a mental health condition in which an individual consistently experiences intense, typically irrational fear in reaction to a specific situation or object. These fears can be specific phobias in response to a certain thing – like snakes or blood – or they might be broader, falling under the umbrella of phobias like social phobia or agoraphobia.

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Megan Connell

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Depression - Autism spectrum disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Procrastination
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Nichole Wood-Barcalow

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Body image - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Values clarification - Anxiety
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Drea Renzelli

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Divorce & separation - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Financial stress
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Emilie B. Joseph

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Depression - College student mental health - Identity development - Minority stress
 In-person & online
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John Jacob Hartman

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Relationship problems - Anxiety - Depression - Sexual health & dysfunction - Work Related Problems
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Gerald David Zirin

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Relationship issues - Anxiety - Depression - Addiction - Chronic pain
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Deborah Hecker

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Individual psychodynamic counseling - Couples counseling - Mental health disorders (phobias, anxiety, depression, mood disorders) - Relationship counseling - Entrepreneur counseling
 In-person & online
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Spencer Cruz-Katz

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Trauma - Social anxiety
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CJ Seitz-Brown

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Addiction - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
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Sahaya Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Depression - Communication issues - Couples counseling - Life coaching
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Global Psychotherapy Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Depression - Cultural adjustment - Couples counseling - Family therapy
 In-person & online
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Anavota Behavioral Health

Group practice (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - ADHD - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression
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James Finkelstein

Therapist

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Addiction - Anxiety - Chronic pain - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement
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Jeffrey Scott Selman

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - ADHD - Anxiety - Autism spectrum disorder - Child mental health - Depression
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Whitley Lassen

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Panic disorders - Worry - Social anxiety - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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be. psychotherapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Binge eating disorder - Chronic illness - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
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Alissa Jerud

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Anxiety - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Social anxiety - Panic attacks / panic disorder
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Center for Anxiety & Women's Emotional Wellness

Group practice

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Women's issues
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Kavita Desai Dakoji

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Chronic illness - Chronic pain - Concussions - Stress management - Mind-body connection
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Tracy L. Thomas

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Relationship issues - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Depression - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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Bianca Busch

Psychiatrist

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - College & graduate student mental health - Anxiety - Depression - Culture/Identity exploration - Relationship difficulties
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Holly Batchelder

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Relationship issues - Trauma
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CAYA Care Clinic

Group practice

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - ADHD - Anxiety - Chronic illness - Depression - Insomnia & sleep issues
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Andy Santanello

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Anxiety - Depression - ADHD - Stress management - Life transitions
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Roslyn Kate Pursley

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Sexual health & dysfunction - Trauma - Clinical supervision
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Lindy's Legacy, PLLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Dissociative disorders - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Veterans' issues - Psychological evaluations & testing
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Eve Merrill

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Accepting clients from Washington DC

Phobias & fears - Adolescent mental health - Child mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma
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Samantha Collum

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Phobias & fears - Trauma - Anxiety - Anger management - Relationships - Depression
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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Washington DC

How do I find a therapist in Washington DC?

Find a therapist near you in Washington DC on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Washington DC?

Yes, most Washington DC health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Washington DC. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Washington DC?

Therapists located in Washington DC offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Washington DC. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Washington DC?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Washington DC on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Washington DC require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Washington DC who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Washington DC offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Washington DC who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Washington DC have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Washington DC near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Washington DC who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Washington DC continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Washington DC therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Washington DC without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Washington DC?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Washington DC on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Washington DC; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Washington DC?

Start your search for a great therapist in Washington DC on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Washington DC or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Washington DC go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Washington DC?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Washington DC, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Washington DC include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Washington DC also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Washington DC providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Washington DC?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Washington DC. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Washington DC, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.