About Our Therapists
DC Therapists — DC Counselors
Kathy Richardson, LMFT, LICSW
Mrs. Richardson has more than 30 years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy to children (ages 3 to 11), adults and families. Her areas of specialization are ADD/ADHD, anxiety and major life transitions. Mrs. Richardson uses elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems therapy and play therapy into her work. She also provides parent support to the children she works with.
Mrs. Richardson has a master’s degree in social work from Simmons College (Mass.). She also completed two years of specialty training with children at the Tufts New England Medical Center, as well as two years of family systems training at the Family Institute of Cambridge.
Mrs. Richardson offers daytime and evening hours. To make an appointment with Mrs. Richardson for individual therapy or family counseling, please call 202.588.1288 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Sosnowsky, LICSW
Matt Sosnowsky sees young adults (20s and 30s) for individual therapy. He works with clients dealing with anxiety, depression and relationship issues, as well as those who have experienced trauma. Mr. Sosnowsky has provided individual, couples and family counseling at the Post Permanency Family Center in Washington, DC. Previously he provided therapy at the University of Pennsylvania counseling center.
Mr. Sosnowsky has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received a master’s degree in applied positive psychology. He has a B.S. from Penn State University.
Mr. Sosnowsky offers evening and Saturday appointments (9 am-4 pm). To schedule an appointment with Mr. Sosnowsky for individual counseling, please call 202.588.1288 or email us at email@example.com.
Erin Nes, LMFT
Ms. Nes is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She provides couples therapy/marriage counseling and individual counseling, specializing in attention deficit disorder (ADD). Ms. Nes is currently working towards certification as an Emotion Focused Therapist (EFT) throught the International Center for Excellence in EFT. She uses EFT to help couples reconnect with each other in times of emotional distance and distress; she has had a high success rate with this approach.
Ms. Nes holds a master’s degree from the prestigious Couple and Family Therapy program at the University of Maryland, and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Nes offers daytime and evening hours, as well as occasional Saturday hours for couples interested in doing intensive therapy. To schedule an appointment with Ms. Nes for marriage counseling/couples therapy or individual counseling, please call 202.588.1288 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Donesky, LICSW
Ms. Donesky has more than 20 years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. Her areas of expertise are grief/loss and addiction. Her style is interactional, holistic and strengths-based.
In addition to seeing clients at DC Talk Therapy, Ms. Donesky continues to work at the prestigious Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Donesky has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY-Binghamton and a master’s in clinical social work from the University of California at Berkeley. She has advanced training in individual counseling and clinical supervision.
Ms. Donesky offers day, evening and Saturday appointments. To schedule an appointment with Ms. Donesky for individual counseling or marriage counseling/couples therapy, please call 202.588.1288 or email us at email@example.com.
Amanda Shapiro, LICSW
Ms. Shapiro is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with young adults, particularly college students and graduate students who have difficulty making decisions in their lives.
Ms. Shapiro has experience working with survivors of violence, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. She is proficient in German.
She previously worked at the Women’s Center in Vienna, Va., the Center for Abused Persons in Waldorf, Md., and Family Matters of Greater Washington.
Ms. Shapiro has a master’s degree in social work from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
To make an appointment with Ms. Shapiro for individual counseling, please call 202.588.1288 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Sternberg, LICSW
Mr. Sternberg is the founder and director of DC Talk Therapy. He provides individual counseling to adults of all ages, but he has a special interest in working with young adults (20s and 30s). Trained in CBT, he helps his clients manage feelings of anxiety and depression that often come from navigating the turbulent period between college and middle age. Mr. Sternberg has written extensively on the challenges young adults face and has been interviewed by several media outlets, including Good Morning, America; The Washington Post, and match.com. He has been a practicing therapist in DC since 2001.
Mr. Sternberg received his master’s degree in clinical social work, with honors, from Florida State University, and his B.A. from the University of Rochester (NY).
Mr. Sternberg offers early morning and daytime therapy hours. To schedule an appointment, please call 202.588.1288.
Leah is DC Talk Therapy’s office administrator. She handles all of the billing and scheduling for our therapists, as well as answering any insurance-related questions clients may have.
Leah grew up in Rockville, Md., and attended Montgomery College and the University of Maryland. Previously, she worked at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., as an ICU medical technician and unit secretary.
She can be contacted at 202.588.1288 or at Leah@dctalktherapy.com.