Therapists in District Of Columbia specializing in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Mentalization-Based Therapy

Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Below you'll find a list of therapists and mental health care providers who offer online and in-person appointments. You can use the filters above to refine your search.

PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in an attempt to cope. Working with a therapist who specializes in treating PTSD may reduce symptom frequency and severity and lead to a better quality life.

Mentalization-Based Therapy

Mentalization-based therapy is focused on enhancement of mentalizing, a limited skill for people with borderline personality disorder, as well as emotional regulation. It effectively increases people's capacity to mentalize when other treatments aren't successful. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in mentalization-based therapy listed below.

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in the District of Columbia (DC)

Finding a therapist in the District of Columbia may be easier than in most other states, as DC has one of the highest densities of licensed therapists in the US. Online therapy is also a good option if you’d prefer to avoid traveling or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you. 


Out of pocket costs for therapy in DC will be about $200 per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are usually $200+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Specialized services can also cost more.

 

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