Aida Therapy PLLC

Aida Therapy PLLC

5.0
1 employee
32 years in business

About this pro

I am a psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples and groups. In addition to being a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I am also certified in group psychotherapy (CGP), adjunct professor at George Washington University and the founder of Aida Therapy (www.aida-therapy.com). 

With a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and two Master's degrees, in Business Administration and Social Work, I have have over 35 years of experience in public, private, and non-profit organizations. I use a combination of psychological acumen, business experience, mindful awareness, and multicultural sensitivity in my Dupont Circle therapy practice to help clients grow through their adversity to lead balanced and fulfilling lives. 

I specialize in helping people with life transitions, chemical dependency, sexual compulsivity, relationship issues, anxiety & mood dysregulation, and LGBT issues. I study and practices Zazen (a form of sitting meditation) and I am also a member of the Red Well Theater Group, a troupe of psychotherapists who present dramatic readings of stage plays to illuminate the complexities of relationships and the universal need for mutual recognition. Contact Rob by calling 202.455.5546 or sending an email to [email protected]

Specialties:

o Coming out process; Gay/Lesbian Affirmative Therapy
o Life transitions across the life span; personal growth through spirituality
o Depression, self esteem
o Grief/loss
o Anxiety, phobias, panic attacks
o Multicultural issues
o Relationship issues
o Sexual abuse/incest

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Washington, DC 20009
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

The key to therapeutic success and my initial goal is to define an individually tailored program for you, including assessment of your issues, defining your goals, and setting meeting times. Because I believe in an interactive partnership with my clients, you will be encouraged to provide me with feedback throughout our work together. Our initial sessions will be focused on four elements:

1) Discussing the issues that you are facing,
2) Determining the goals that you want to achieve,
3) Beginning to develop trust, respect, and a personal connection between us so that you feel safe and understood, and
4) Providing background information so that I can fully understand the influences on your life.

During an initial evaluation, I will ask you questions about your life including what brings you in and what your relationships are like including friendships, colleagues, family and romantic relationships. I will ask you about what it was like for you when you were growing up. I will inquire about any emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse you may have had. There will be questions about your sexual functioning, your mood, and your appetite and sleep patterns along with other symptoms you may be experiencing.

Following the initial evaluation, we will discuss your diagnosis (if any), treatment recommendations for addressing specific problems, and any medical referral or consultation with experienced health professionals that might be required.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Rob has earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and two Master's degrees, in Business Administration and Social Work. Rob has over 30 years of experience in public, private, and non-profit organizations. He combines his psychological acumen, business experience, mindful awareness, and multicultural sensitivity in his Dupont Circle therapy practice to help his clients lead balanced and fulfilling lives.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

$200 per 45 minute session and $335 per 75 minute session.


How did you get started in this business?

Rob Williams is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), adjunct professor at American University and the founder of Aida Therapy, The Dupont Circle Therapy Group. Rob offers individual, couples and group psychotherapy for adults and on-going programs in spirituality and mindfulness. Wiith a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and two Master's degrees, in Business Administration and Social Work, Rob has over 30 years of experience in public, private, and non-profit organizations. He combines his psychological acumen, business experience, mindful awareness, and multicultural sensitivity in his Dupont Circle therapy practice to help his clients lead balanced and fulfilling lives.


What types of customers have you worked with?

Rob specializes in helping people with life transitions, chemical dependency, sexual compulsivity, relationship issues, anxiety & mood dysregulation, and LGBT issues. He studied and practiced Zazen (a form of sitting meditation) with the Mintwood Zendo sangha, a Zen meditation group for the gay community and friends. Rob is also a member of the Red Well Theater Group, a troupe of psychotherapists who present dramatic readings of stage plays to illuminate the complexities of relationships and the universal need for mutual recognition.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

If you are considering therapy for the first time, determining what services you want and which therapist to work with, can be a  very challenging decision. You can use my website and the links to other mental health information on the web to get started. We offer help through:

  • individual therapy and counseling,
  • couples and relationship counseling,
  • family therapy, and
  • therapy groups

When psychopharmacology (i.e. medication management) or psychological testing services are needed, the professionals in our referral network, who are personally known to us and some of the best in the city, are well qualified to assist us with your treatment.


Services offered

Counselors Anxiety Therapists Anger Management Classes Couples Therapists Grief Counselors Marriage Counselors Mental Health Counselors Psychotherapists Relationship Counselors Therapists


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