Mental Health Resources

Access to Specialists

Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Services – DC

  • Hearing Impaired Services Branch: 202-559-5586
  • Information, Referral and Screen Branch: 202-442-4202
  • Medical Clinic: 202-442-4202

Mental Health Services – Maryland

  • Charles County Department of Mental Health: 301-609-6700
  • Access to Behavioral Health Services: 240-777-4710
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services: 240-777-1450
  • Crisis Center – 24 Hour Phone & Walk In: 240-777-4000

Mental Health Services – Virginia

  • Arlington- Mental Health Services: 703-228-4864

Other Resources

  • Betterhelp: “offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).”
  • Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness: “named Washington Blade’s 2016 Best LGBT Owned Business, The Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. We focus on using multiple modalities to treat all aspects of a person’s health, working as a team we strive to improve quality of life for our clients.”
  • “a caregivers guide to coping with stress and burnout. A senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.”
  • DC Counseling Psychotherapy Center: “we suggest resources so that the therapy is happening not just in our office, but outside of the office, in your lives. To this end, we suggest books, films, web sites and articles that are tailored to the needs and interests of each client. Many clients identify with characters in books and films, and describe how their awareness of these resources helps them realize that they are not alone and their problems are solvable.”
  • DC Talk Therapy: “due to COVID-19, all of the therapists ad DC Talk Therapy are providing teletherapy (phone and video counseling) for new and current clients. The technology we use is secure, confidential and easy to use.” DC Talk Therapy is offering a “Free Morning Meditation and Support Group during weekdays, from 7am – 8am via Zoom.”
  • E-Counseling: “is widely considered the ‘go-to’ resource for information on mental health, wellness and therapy. (There) team consists of writers that pride themselves on staying on top of the latest news and trends in wellness, psychology and mental health. They include psychologists, social workers, life coaches and other professional writers with a passion for mental health.”
  • Georgetown Psychology: “our team of licensed therapists provide teletherapy via live videoconferencing using a HIPAA-secure platform to ensure confidentiality.”
  • Good Therapy: “unites therapists and the general public through our leading therapy directory and by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy.”
  • Headspace: “has one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. And with millions of users in more than 190 countries, we’re well on our way.”
  • Medstar Georgetown Psychiatry: “the mission of our department is to provide high quality mental health care and service to the community in an academic model that integrates teaching and research activities in everything we do.”
  • Psychiatric Institute of Washington: “a 130-bed facility with inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs.Excellence in behavioral health programs for children, adolescents and adults has been the mission of The Psychiatric Institute of Washington since it opened nearly 50 years ago. As the first and only free standing psychiatric care facilities in Washington, DC, our team has a reputation for providing innovative treatment and care. We strive for excellence, never losing sight of providing patients with hope – hope that although their stay is relatively brief, they may find their way to a brighter future.”
  • Psychotherapy Networker: “is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to offering practical guidance, creative inspiration, and community support to therapists around the world.”
  • Psychology Today-Find a Therapist: has gathered “a group of renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and writers to contribute their thoughts and ideas. (They are) a live stream of what’s happening in ‘psychology today’.”
  • RehabSpot: has “served as a critical source of information on addiction and recovery for those who are struggling with substance abuse disorders and co-morbid mental health conditions.”
  • Sibley Group DC: “we have a long history of providing family counseling for adults, children, adolescents and their families in our NW Washington DC office, which is home to 12 experienced psychotherapists.”
  • Talkspace : “is an online therapy platform that provides users the confidential support of a licensed therapist through an easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant app.”
  • Therapy Group of DC: has an “intelligent personalized access system, (that) will help guide you to expert, warm specialists therapists in (their) practice.”
  • The Washington Psychiatric Society: “the Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS), a 501(c)(6) non-profit association is a professional, non-profit medical specialty organization with 900 psychiatrists. WPS advocates on behalf of members and their patients, provides quality continuing medical education programs, and educates the public on mental health issues.”
  • Zocdoc Therapists/Counselors: “need to make a therapist / counselor appointment this week? Use Zocdoc to find therapists/counselors in Washington who take your insurance. It’s simple, secure and free.