Therapists Providing Strength-Based Therapy in Washington DC

Through strength-based therapy, the positive aspects of a person’s character are highlighted rather than one’s problems or weaknesses. The therapist helps the client to build and maintain resilience through exploration of pre-existing strengths and inner resources.

Find therapists in Washington DC who are trained in Strength-Based 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!


Deborah  Meisel

Deborah Meisel

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

4401 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Preston Place, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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

I am a seasoned clinician with extensive experience as a therapist for adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from various cultural backgrounds.

My goal is to team with clients to reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals, we can help you gain new skills to cope with and overcome the challenges you are facing.

My style is collaborative and we can find solutions together. Success requires honesty, understanding, strong communication skills, and a willingness to work through difficulties.

Often people shy away from getting help. Seeking support and guidance is a valuable investment in yourself and those you love.

As a licensed professional my specialty is supporting people who are ready to make changes in their life.

These changes include emotional concerns, addressing life transitions, coping with cancer and other medical concerns, exploring family and relationship challenges, and living successfully with various mental health challenges such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression.


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.


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, VA

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, VA

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


Sonia  Kotecha

Sonia Kotecha

1629 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20006

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Cigna
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsettled, talking to someone on the outside, an objective listener, can be a way to get clarity and put things into perspective. Whether you need guidance to make a change in your life, navigating difficult relationships, to dealing with the pressure to meet expectations - my goal is to help you claim personal power in situations where you feel hopeless, increase your self-awareness, and build your resilience in the face of challenge. I believe in creating a safe and judgement-free zone for you to speak your truth.

Using a collaborative approach, together we will uncover behavior patterns that might be getting in your way. I don't believe in a one size fits all approach. You are unique, and I seek to understand how your life experiences have shaped you. Together, we will identify or customize strategies that work best for you.


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