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Online therapy in Washington DC

Online therapy in Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland and Alexandria Virginia is now widely available. Online therapy can provide you with a safe alternative to searching for help offline when your work or family situation might require that you remain anonymous. Living in the virtual world of the Internet is becoming more popular every day. Now DC, Baltimore, Maryland and Alexandria Virginia online therapy is available to you.

The internet is literally full of people. It can be difficult to find support when you are not ready to speak with your friends or family about personal problems. You will be amazed at how many people face the same challenges as you do every day, but are too shy to share their story with anyone else until they have tried therapy online in Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland and Alexandria Virginia.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.     

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Mental Health in Washington DC

Mental illness affects many Americans. Mental health conditions are disorders that affect mental processes and impair one’s functioning. These include depression, oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and schizophrenia (Farenbach, 2007). Some of these disorders can be diagnosed as early as two years old.

Washington D.C., USA has one of the highest rates for serious mental illness in the nation at 6.22% according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). Washington D.C., USA is home to 649,666 people with a mental illness according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. The leading causes of disability in the U.S are due to mental or neurological disorders according to The New York Times, which is why it is important for states like Washington D.C., USA to utilize community support and clinical services when treating people with a mental illness (NAMI). Community support includes social support and family support. Clinical services include the use of medicine, psychological therapy, or a combination of both to treat a mental illness (NAMI).

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Approximately 2.5 million American adults aged 18 and over had some form of mental illness in 2010 according to NAMI. The percentage is similar for young adults between ages of 18 and 24, reporting that approximately two million people experienced a mental health condition in 2010 (NAMI).

Best Therapists in Washington DC

Dr. Debbie Fischer

He has been practicing for over 25 years and went to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he earned his degree in psychiatry. He helps with all kinds of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

Dr. Dan Albright

He has been practicing for over 25 years as well and went to the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he received his degree in psychology. He specializes in providing therapy for people who are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed out about work or their personal lives.

Dr. Tom Schifferdecker

He has been practicing for over 20 years and went to Miami University (OH) where he earned his degree in clinical psychology with a minor in child development and family studies. His expertise is helping teenagers that may be struggling with feelings of anger, sadness, guilt, grief, or low self-esteem; he helps adults too. He deals with all kinds of mental health issues.

Ms. Loraine Gelsthorpe

She has been practicing for over 20 years and went to the University of Maryland, where she earned her degree in clinical psychology with a minor in human development. Her expertise is helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger management, or stress-related problems; she also helps people cope after experiencing emotional abuse or trauma.

Dr. Caroline Myers

She has been practicing for over 20 years as well and went to New York University where she got her degree in clinical child/adolescent psychology and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Her expertise includes helping adults that are dealing with divorce or breakups, that may be having difficulty adjusting to different life challenges, or who are feeling stressed in the workplace; she also helps children and adolescents.

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Common types of therapies in Washington DC

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Washington DC is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Washington DC is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Washington DC focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Washington DC, Art Therapy in Washington DC, Behavioral Therapy in Washington DC, Contemplative Therapy in Washington DC, Play Therapy in Washington DC, EMDR Therapy in Washington DC, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Washington DC, Existential Therapy in Washington DC, Experiential Therapy in Washington DC, Gestalt Therapy in Washington DC, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Washington DC, Music Therapy Therapy in Washington DC, Narrative Therapy in Washington DC, Psychodynamic Therapy in Washington DC, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Washington DC, and Somatic Therapy in Washington DC.


Psychologists or therapists in Washington DC help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Washington DC area therapist.  Online therapy in Washington DC is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Washington DC via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Washington DC free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Washington DC area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work.  Washington DC also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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