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 counseling or family counseling, please call 202.588.1288 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mari Clemson-Hines, LMFT
Ms. Clemson-Hines is a licensed marriage and family therapist, who works with children, adolescents and adults. She specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and those working through identity and relationship issues. Her 10+ years of providing counseling have led Ms. Clemson-Hines to choose techniques and theories that prioritize the individual client’s strengths and personal goals.
Ms. Clemson-Hines has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Argosy University (Calif.) and an undergraduate degree from New York University.
Ms. Clemson-Hines offers evening and Saturday appointments (9 am-2 pm). To schedule an appointment with Ms. Clemson-Hines 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
Brian Armstrong, LICSW
Mr. Armstrong has 15 years of experience providing individual counseling and group psychotherapy to adults. He works with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, and identity and life transition issues. He works with both LGBT and heterosexual clients. Mr. Armstrong often uses psychodynamic therapy, which examines underlying causes of emotions and patterns of behavior, and uses CBT either separately or in combination with a psychodynamic approach.
Mr. Armstrong has a master’s degree in clinical social work from New York University. He also completed three years of advanced psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City.
Mr. Armstrong offers day, evening and Saturday hours (10 am-5 pm).
He is starting a 12-week anxiety therapy group for young adults (20s and 30s). It will begin in the spring. To schedule an appointment with Mr. Armstrong for individual counseling or group therapy, please call 202.588.1288.
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 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 counseling hours. To schedule an appointment, please call 202.588.1288.
Susan Johnson Doyle
Susan Johnson Doyle joined DC Talk Therapy in January 2012 as the practice‘s administrative assistant.
Prior to joining DC Talk Therapy, Susan’s worked at fundraising and event planning for non-profit organizations including Resources for the Future, Marymount University, and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. She is a graduate of Tulane University where she studied business and Spanish.
Originally from New Jersey, Susan has lived in Northern Virginia since 1998. Susan and her husband have one son and one daughter. Susan is a certified yoga instructor, teaching several classes a week in the area. She is an active volunteer at her church and children’s school. Her other interests include cooking, running, reading and dance.
For more information about us, please call Susan at 202.588.1288 or email her at email@example.com.