Grounded, in part, in historically marginalizing experiences with healthcare and mental healthcare providers specifically, the stigma surrounding mental illness in the Black community is a general deterrent to seeking and accessing therapy. Black/African Americans can continue to feel overlooked, underserved, and misunderstood by the mental health community. We recognize and wholeheartedly believe that understanding the experiences of many minority groups is the bedrock of providing compassionate, warm, and effective care.

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Many people think therapy isn’t for them. They say things like, “I’d rather talk to my friends,” “What good would it do?” and “I don’t want to air my dirty laundry.” Let’s look at that further and see if now is an ideal time to explore a new, ongoing relationship with a therapist in DC.

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Our team at The Therapy Group of DC understands that deciding to seek out the services of a mental health therapist or licensed professional counselor can be daunting in itself. The next step–finding the right potential therapist for your specific needs and preferences–shouldn’t deter your progress. However, we recognize that when you and your therapist are a great fit, your chances of experiencing life-changing, successful treatment increase exponentially.

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At Therapy Group of DC, our goal for our LGBTQ+ clients is to help you find increased self-acceptance, navigate dating and relationships, handle messy family relationships, address anxiety, depression and other health problems, deal with career complications, and better understand your strengths and gifts.

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We’ve been helping our patients navigate the out-of-network insurance process for almost two decades and we’ve learned how to make it much more straightforward. We’re sharing what we’ve learned.

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How Important Is Romance In a Relationship?

When working with couples we think a lot about the role of romantic actions and connection, and we were curious to know what people think about its role in relationships. A recent survey makes it clear that romance holds a strong significance and is an almost universally hoped for element of a relationship.

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Stress is a seemingly ever-present fact of life and work and there are many ways that people relieve stress. How does your go-to stress relievers stack up to a list of the 4 most popular methods?

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According to a recent survey, approximately one in five in the United States have been diagnosed with depression, and one in six have been diagnosed with anxiety. These numbers suggest that an incredibly high number of Americans struggle with depression and/or anxiety, and it’s likely that you or someone close to you is impacted.

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People deal with stress different ways, such as going it alone or seeking medication or therapy. We were curious to know more about the top ways that people deal with daily stress as we work to improve our ability to better help those who seek therapy in DC with us.  A recent survey by Statista sheds light on how people tackle it.

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Brave Conversations: A Women’s Mental Health Summit

As therapists in DC, we task ourselves with how can we start to make things better for everyone. We don’t have all the answers, but raising awareness, starting conversations, and building connections is a good place to start. To that end, we sponsored A This Is My Brave event focusing on women’s mental health, which inspired us to look further into the experiences of women and mental health.

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