Therapists Providing Relational Therapy in Washington DC

Relational therapy (or relational-cultural therapy) helps clients recognize the role of relationships in their well-being. Clients identify and explore how they interact with others, with the goal being to develop new ideas about relationships.

Find therapists in Washington DC who are trained in Relational Therapy below. All providers 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!


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.


Katie  Schwartz

Katie Schwartz

1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $195 per session

One of my favorite therapist sayings is, "if nothing changes, nothing changes." I sincerely enjoy helping clients explore all of the unique strengths and coping skills that they already know, and then supporting them in discovering and using new skills to improve their mental health. In my practice, connection-building with my clients is extremely important. I always want to create a safe space where any person can feel validated, supported, and understood. All of us deserve the opportunity to feel our best and I would be honored to help you discover what your best looks like.


Emily  West

Emily West

1724 20th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20009

Online Sessions, DC

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Sometimes we worry that coming to therapy means something is wrong. I believe it means something is right.

Often my clients find themselves facing more decisions and questions about who they are and what they want out of their lives and relationships than ever before. This is an important time in life when many people ask themselves: How can I feel like what I do matters?

In therapy, we are curious about who we are, how we got to this place in our lives, about our relationships, and our larger environment. In therapy, we think about change and take the brave steps that lead to change happening.

My approach to therapy is compassionate, direct, and authentic and I keep in mind that therapy is not always about problems and unhappiness. Therapy can also be about happiness and contentment. Throughout the therapy process, many people experience increased self-acceptance, feeling more centered, grounded, and connected.


Emilie B.  Joseph

Emilie B. Joseph

1634 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20006

Online Sessions, DC

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

I currently work with adolescents and adults of all ages in individual therapy and have a special focus in working with clients holding marginalized identities (e.g., racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities). My ideal client is someone who is willing to bring as much of themselves into the room (e.g., social/cultural identities, personal experiences, emotions, cognitions, and behaviors) in order to foster more self-awareness, growth, and make meaningful life changes.

I use a cognitive-behavioral foundation with integration of multicultural and developmental frameworks. My goal is to help you foster a better understanding of yourself as a cultural being. I will encourage you to curiously examine concerns and empower you to define your identities and values for yourself in service of living a personally fulfilling life.

I strongly believe in the healing and transformative power of therapy and it is an honor to join clients in the therapeutic process of growth and self-understanding. I'm excited to join you on your therapeutic journey!


Tracy L. Thomas

Tracy L. Thomas

1200 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20005

Online Sessions, DC

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $230 per session

Life can be overwhelming. It's hard to navigate all the expectations and responsibilities of a busy life. It can lead to simultaneously feeling as if you're "too much” and “not enough.”

I will work with you to set goals, examine difficulties, and find realistic solutions that provide relief and clarity. I want to help you to improve your day-to-day life.

My personality is authentic, direct, and interactive. By employing empathy, honesty, and a touch of humor, I believe it helps to create a comfortable working environment to meet your needs.


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