- Are you a 20- or 30-something struggling with anxiety or depression?
- Do you feel confused about your career path?
- Do you have trouble starting and maintaining relationships?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, we can help. We have a team of experienced therapists in D.C. dedicated to help you overcome your biggest challenges.
100 Years of Experience: Our therapists — David Sternberg, Kathy Richardson, Barbara Donesky, Amanda Shapiro, Matt Sosnowsky, Amy DeYoung, Patricia Barros, Jason Nicholsen , and Julie Elwell — have more than 100 years of combined experience providing individual counseling and psychotherapy. Since we opened our doors in 2012, we’ve helped more than 1,000 clients.
We understand the unique challenges of millenials, and we’re here to help you navigate through what is often a turbulent time. Personal and professional lives can be in a state of upheaval for those in their 20s and 30s, as they try to figure out who they most want to be with and what they most want to do. It can be a scary and confusing time, but you don’t have to go through it alone.
Our therapists will work with you to explore problem areas and develop new skills to help you make positive changes in your life. We’ve had excellent results helping people who feel “stuck” in different areas of their lives to become more hopeful, energetic and decisive.
How We Work: Most of our therapists work from a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model, meaning we look to highlight a client’s self-defeating thought patterns or irrational beliefs and connect those patterns to negative feelings and harmful behaviors.
A common example of a self-defeating thought pattern is perfectionistic thinking, in which unreasonable and rigid goals leave little room for error and reinforce feelings of failure. In addition to CBT, some of our therapists use mindfulness techniques and experiential strategies.
Our therapists typically meet with clients once a week, occasionally twice a week if more intensive work is needed. Individual counseling sessions last 45-50 minutes. Some of our therapists offer longer sessions; others offer half sessions. We also offer video sessions and phone sessions.
Since we see a lot of clients with anxiety and depression, medication is sometimes warranted as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Our therapists work closely with several psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and primary care doctors in and around Washington, D.C., who can prescribe the right medication for you.