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Top 10 counselors in Washington, DC

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Peace Profit LLC

Peace Profit LLC

Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Regina M. says, " it is good people with good.spirist" Read more
Yon Massage

Yon Massage

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
LAURA H. says, "Incredible massage! Fell asleep almost immediately after and woke up with more mobility and less tightness. Will definitely be using this service again." Read more

Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
J C. says, "Ms Campbell's guidance has been invaluable. After a life of smoking, drinking, over eating sugar and junk food, I was able to clear, among other things, systemic candidiasis and heavy metal toxicity, the culprits behind my symptoms such as brain fog, weight gain, joint pain, etc Eating blood type compatible foods really turned off genetic markers for lots of the aches and pains I thought were age related. Thanks Rita! Took me awhile to get it but better late than never and still practicing." Read more
Feeling And Healing

Feeling And Healing

Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Phil S. says, "I met Phil a few years ago at a meditation circle. He recently helped me with stress with my business and also coaching me properly and now my business is back on track. " Read more

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Washington counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Wow is all I have to say. Phil was amazing. He has magic hands. He was fully prepared. He asked me questions before the massage and it was exactly what I needed. I feel lighter and less stressed.
Yon massage
Luis S.
Rita Campbell is the consummate Holistic Practitioner. She has assisted me in improving my life both physically and mentally by counseling and recommending diet/supplements to assist me in detoxing environmental toxins. These toxins included heavy metals and chemicals that I acquired during my naval career, and subsequent work regarding metal ship construction. I give her the lion's share of my health well-being, and I feel that she has significantly contributed to the extension of my life-expectancy. I recommend her without reservation as a highly skilled wellness counselor with great depth of knowledge from whom others would gain improvements resulting in a healthier life.
It has been a great experience. Phil is not your usual healer but definitely the right person for the job. I'm still in the process but have seen lots of improvement.
Feeling and Healing
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