Therapists Specializing in Medical Professionals' Mental Health in Washington DC

Many medical professionals are at risk of burnout and work-related stress due to the nature of the work: long hours, a complex and intense workload, exposure to suffering, and a high emotional load. These pressures can be overwhelming and can increase vulnerability to symptoms of common mental health challenges, such as depression or anxiety.

When these symptoms start to impact daily life or work, it can help to remember that your own wellbeing is equally as important as that of your patients. Therapy can be a powerful tool for improving your overall health and functioning. Many efficacious therapy modalities can be explored with the providers below, so find an approach that resonates with you and is a good fit for your needs. Some therapists might focus on helping you develop new coping skills, explore workplace problems, and reason through potential solutions to these problems. Other providers might help you examine your thinking patterns and help you develop alternative perspectives.

Find therapists in Washington DC who specialize in medical professionals’ mental health below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Liz Goll Lerner

Liz Goll Lerner

5454 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20015

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 - $300 per session

I love using all the tools in my toolbox to help you identify core issues and create those ah-ha moments that heal, empower and allow you to live the live you want to live. I am committed to counseling or coaching you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit – to bring out your full potential and assist you in connecting to your true self and purpose. I would love the opportunity to partner with you, to help you make the inspired choices that lead to your best life.


Matt  Zimmerman

Matt Zimmerman

Online Sessions, VA

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

We all struggle at some point in our lives with our careers, relationships, family roles, or coping with our past. My goal is to help you process those struggles in a way that helps you have the most meaning, purpose, impact and satisfaction in your life.

I bring cultural, feminist and relational lenses to our work together as we collaboratively come to understand your experiences and make the most of them in your journey. You are the expert of you, and my role is to help you make sense and make use of what we explore in the therapeutic space.

If you are ready to take that next step in therapy, then I look forward to working with you.


Kristin  Staroba

Kristin Staroba

1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

We all need help sometimes. Relationships, career, family, money, health, sex—each aspect of our lives is built from our histories (what we bring with us from the past) and our habits (how we respond in the moment). Therapy is a place to take a deeper look at ourselves, and turn over all the puzzle pieces to discover how they fit to make a picture. Being aware of what shapes behaviors and responses can give us leverage to make choices that bring more joy, satisfaction, and energy.


The Woolf Center

The Woolf Center

932 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850

4405 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online Sessions, DC

Online Sessions, MD

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $195 per session

Isolation is a major challenge for many of us right now. You are not alone – and at the Woolf Center, we are here to remind you of that. We will help you learn to cope through these and other challenging times. Life is tough, especially nowadays – we hear you and see you, and we understand. We have services available for you whether you are a teen, young adult or a parent.

If you've experienced trauma, the single most important protective factor for healing is to have a community, and a support system. We can help catch you if you feel like you've fallen, and help lift you back up.

If you're feeling burnt out, know this is a real phenomenon for professionals, parents, and caretakers. Therapy is available to help you give a little back to yourself. We strive to show you care, the same way that you do for others. We work closely with you to ensure you are equipped with self-awareness and personal-care tools for sustainable, positive change.

All of our providers at the Woolf Center utilize evidence-based practices for treatment. This includes modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Perinatal Mental Health. All of our therapists are experienced with trauma, whether you have life trauma or a specific event that you perceive as a traumatic experience. You will not have to tell us anything you don't want to, but we will help you with increasing joy, satisfaction, and contentment in the here and now -- no matter how you feel when starting out.


Whitley  Lassen

Whitley Lassen

Online Sessions, VA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I will work with you to learn coping skills and strategies to manage stress and anxiety, so that you can live a meaningful and purposeful life. At the end of therapy, you will be like your own therapist. Take control of your anxiety, worry, fears, and phobias today by scheduling a phone consultation.


Courtney  Dinsmore

Courtney Dinsmore

1147 20th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Welcome. I often think of therapy as a road trip we are on together. You are the driver and I am the navigator helping you get to the place you want to be. In this safe space, you can share your feelings, wants, fears and experiences without the need to put on a brave face or worry about pleasing others. We will explore how you got to this place in your life, your strengths and what you would like to change. Together, we will re-weave the pieces of your life that work well with new threads to get you to a destination where you feel more content and fulfilled.


Matthew   Leary

Matthew Leary

4809 Saint Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

We all need help sometimes dealing with life's struggles and challenges. You don't have to go through it alone. I find it takes courage for people to reach out for help and support, and that it is so valuable to invest in yourself to make the time to just be yourself for an hour a week and talk about whatever is important to you without needing to prove yourself or fearing being judged.

With my 15 years of experience as a psychologist and psychotherapist, we will work together to make deep, long-lasting changes to move through your pain and improve the quality of your life. You don't have to let stress, anxiety, anger, trauma, shame, or loss run your life or ruin your relationships. I have had countless clients share with me their appreciation about how much our therapy has improved their lives and made them feel more whole, brave, empowered, and authentic. I look forward to having the opportunity to partner with you in creating a more deep, rich, fulfilling life.


Nova Terra Therapy

Nova Terra Therapy

Online Sessions, VA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareFirst
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Nova Terra Therapy is a counseling practice in Burke, Virginia whose practitioners specialize in anxiety, women's issues, depression, and trauma. The providers at Nova Terra strive to provide clients with compassionate and meaningful care, using evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).


Megan  Rogers

Megan Rogers

Online Sessions, MD

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

If you look like you have it together, but secretly feel burnt out, exhausted, or doomed, then hi! It's so frustrating to feel like you have it together one minute and are falling apart the next. You don't have to feel this way forever. I can help.

My clients want to cope better, drink less, or shift unhelpful or unhealthy lifestyle habits that are keeping them stuck and feeling like crap. If you need a big dose of self-care, self-acceptance, or self-compassion, let's do this.

Finding a therapist can be weird. I've been told by new clients that they feel comfortable with me pretty quickly. I’m down-to-earth, believe in the healing and connective power of humor, and won’t shy away from a cuss word or two.

You deserve a space where you matter most. You can always expect to be treated with compassion and respect, and I will always be in your corner.


Aimee  Ruscio

Aimee Ruscio

Online Sessions, DC

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, VA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 per session

Therapy leads to emotional health and strength. Just like personal training or going to the gym leads to physical health and strength.

If you are reading this message, you are considering a powerful investment in your future. You are worth that investment. Your life, the quality of your life, and your health are worth that investment.

So give me a call. And let’s do this.


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