Laura  George
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Laura George

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Washington DC Accepting Online
Foggy Bottom Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 9, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Relationships
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

Laura J. George is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C., who specializes in helping adults meet career, school, and relationship challenges and transitions. She hopes to form an alliance with individuals who are not just interested in meeting their objectives, but also want to enjoy and learn from the journey to their goal.

Her aim is to explore how individuals can have better relationships with themselves and others. Laura strives to meet each person's needs by exploring the roots causes of symptoms and developing strategies to address them. She offers alternative perspectives while fostering a creative space.

She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and has training in supportive, cognitive, and group therapy. She is a teaching psychoanalyst and a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. She has a background in international development and has worked in Central Asia and Africa. Her office is one block from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station in Washington, D.C. She is also available for remote sessions.


Message to clients

I am curious to get to know you and appreciate what makes you unique and special, in the here and now. At the same time, I believe psychotherapy involves growth and potential.

I hope that together we can explore growth, but I believe that in order to move forward you often must consider and make choices, even when your options are limited. As we consider your choices, I want you to feel that my office is a safe space to talk and explore. In this non-judgmental place, I also hope we can examine your relationship patterns and coping mechanisms, and consider whether to strengthen or modify them.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Medicare

Laura George is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $95 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Foggy Bottom practice
730 24th Street Northwest, Suite 12, Washington, Washington DC 20037
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2001 - Present
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2012 - Present

University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Social Work, 2003


Languages

English