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Washington, DC Counseling Resources

Resources to other professionals in Washington, D.C.


  • Jyotika Vazirani, RNP. Highly skilled evaluator for depression and anxiety. 1213 U St., NW, Washington, DC. Phone: 202.667.4151.


  • Michael Mrizek, MD, 3000 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 137, Washington, DC . Phone:  202. 656.4135. Offers evening appointments. Has good rapport with young adults.
  • Maheen Patel, MD. In addition to her Pennsylvania Avenue practice, she teaches residents and medical students at Georgetown University.
  • Jared Putnam, MD. Located in Bethesda, Md. Rated as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s top psychiatrists in 2009.
  • Frank Moscarillo, MD. Located in Chevy Chase, Md. Ph: 301.951.7220. Consistently rated by Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington area’s top psychiatrists.
  • Chris Santangelo, MD, 2000 P St., NW, #601, Washington, DC  20036. Ph: 571.218.0553. web: Has been named ‘Top Doctor’ by Washingtonian Magazine.
  • Nora Galil, MD, (child and adolescent psychiatrist), 4707 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Phone: 202.244.0473.
  • Daniel Levine, MD, 10215 Fernwood Rd., Suite 520, Bethesda, MD 20817. Phone: 301.897.0099, ext. 304. One of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors.

Primary Care Physicians

  • One Medical Group. Two locations:  1001 G St., NW, Suite 200 E, Washington, DC. Phone:  202.660.0005 and 1627 I Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC. Phone:  202.660.0015. Web: This is a concierge practice that consistently gets high ratings from patients for their top-level care and minimal wait times. Schedule same-day appointments. Joel Ang, M.D., (, 1759 Q St., NW, Washington, DC 20009. Ph: 202.667.5041. HIV/AIDS expert.
  • Dale Matthews, M.D., 1140 19th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Ph: 202.728.9630. A faith-based physician, he is part of the Washington Internist Group.
  • Lisa Kaufman, M.D., 1145 19th St., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Ph: 202.833.7051. Dr. Kaufman is part of the practice of Stock, Kaufman and Greenlee, in Dupont Circle.
  • Ben Stearn, M.D., 1737 20th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009. Ph: 202.745.0201. Excellent bedside manner. John Curtin is his physician assistant.
  • Linda Assatourians, M.D., 2141 K St., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC  20037. Ph: 202.223.2283. Accepts Blue Cross. Consistently gets very high marks on sites like Yelp.
  • Darcy Hansen, M.D., 1145 19th St., NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC  20036. This practice sees a lot of patients in their 20s and 30s. The office offers evening and Saturday appointments.


  • Capitol Medical Group (, 8401 Connecticut Ave., Suite 201, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815. Phone: 301.907.3960. Seven pediatricians, plus a nurse and lactation consultant. Saturday appointments, 9 am-noon. They also see adolescents. Outstanding reviews from parents for quality of care and bedside manner.
  • Chevy Chase Pediatricians (, 5225 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 103, Washington, DC  20015. Phone:  202.363.0300. Drs. Ahlstrom, Bennett and Zegal. Plus a team of nurses and lab technicians. Offer Saturday morning sick visits, 9 am-noon.
  • Spring Valley Pediatrics (, 4900 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20016. Phone: 202.966.5000. This practice consistently gets high marks on rating websites. Offers weekend and holiday sick visits.

Out-of-Area Counselors/Therapists

  • Joe Bavonese, Ph.D., Ann Arbor, MI. Director of three psychotherapy offices in Michigan. Specializes in marriage/couples counseling. Website ( offers lots of helpful information on building, maintaining healthy relationships.
  • Suzie Wolfer, LCSW, Portland, OR. Main focus is on treating anxiety and stress.
  • Mark Edison, Ph.D., New York, NY. Expert on treating alcoholic clients and their partners.
  • Stephen McDonnell, LCSW, LMFT, 352 Seventh Ave., Suite 1005. New York, NY 10001. Phone: 347-304-1060. Web: Specializes in couples counseling/marriage counseling. Sees straight and gay couples.
  • Jenny Olin, LCSW, Saratoga Spring, NY. Specializes in relationship counseling.
  • Michael Schneider, Psy.D., Pittsburgh, Pa. Director of New Directions Counseling Center, offering psychotherapy, counseling and career coaching.
  • Rhonda Kildea, MFT, Las Vegas, NV. Specializes in depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
  • Randy Weled, MFT, San Francisco, CA. Director of LGBTQ psychotherapy practice.
  • Allison Shotwell, MFT, Palo Alto, CA. Individual psychotherapy for adults and teens.

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