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Paolo Azzone, M.D.

Paolo Azzone, M.D.


Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe in contemporary society core interperonal relationships - and perticularly marital and family relationships - are the source of enhanced amounts ..." read more

Carl Mojta, LMFT, CAC-I

Carl Mojta, LMFT, CAC-I

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I find it a privilege to be a marriage and family therapist and help clients whether individuals, couples, or families transform and heal. I work collabora..." read more

Washington, DC 20036

Carl Mojta, LMFT, CAC-I Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24150

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Gary S. Brown, LICSW

Gary S. Brown, LICSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I work in an open, responsive, and highly respectful way, and will tailor my approach to your personal needs and experience...." read more

Washington, DC 20037

Gary S. Brown, LICSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14893

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Allison Sibley, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Allison Sibley, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Would you like to feel better and live better? Would you like to have a better relationship with your child or partner? Would you like to help your child..." read more

Washington, DC 20015

Allison Sibley, MSW, PhD, LICSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18563

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Asha Gray LPC

Asha Gray LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I enjoy assisting people with finding a new perspective, adapting their personal strengths, or learning a new tool to overcome their personal or relationsh..." read more

Washington, DC 20003

Asha Gray LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20042

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Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"We are a private practice of professional psychotherapists serving metropolitan Washington, DC. Recognized internationally for her work on the post-traumat..." read more

Washington, DC 20015

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00228

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Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II

Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"The relationship between a patient and his or her therapist is the most influential aspect of long term effectiveness of therapy. My ability to feel and co..." read more

Washington, DC 20008

Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17518

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David Sternberg

David Sternberg

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults

"Anxious? Depressed? Is there anger or cheating in your relationship? DC Talk Therapy is committed to helping you live a happier and more satisfying life. ..." read more

Washington, DC 20008

David Sternberg Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00372

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Hedy Schleifer, MA, LMHC

Hedy Schleifer, MA, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I am an internationally-known couples therapist, workshop presenter, and clinical trainer. In 2010, I founded the Tikkun Learning Center, an educational i..." read more

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Washington, DC 20009

Hedy Schleifer, MA, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00640

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Wendy Lehman, LPC

Wendy Lehman, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My approach to helping is creative, developmental, and person-centered. I became interested in counseling and psychotherapy about 13 years ago, through the..." read more

Washington, DC 20010

Wendy Lehman, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23724

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Washington, DC welcomes millions of visitors and part-time residents every year, although it is home to just over 632,300 full-time residents1. As the capital of the United States, the District of Columbia is the central location for all three branches of government: the White House (executive), Congress (legislative), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Tourists flock to the city to take in the sights that detail the country’s history. Some of the most famous attractions are the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, the WWII Memorial, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Based on 2012 outcome reports from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 3 out of every 1,000 city residents received inpatient mental health services. In addition, family therapy was used by 4.8% of residents, multisystemic therapy by 8.1%, and 7.8% accessed assertive community treatment. In total, more than 20,000 D.C. residents received care through the district in 2012. Of those receiving treatment, 74.2% were between 20 and 64 years of age, and 18.3% were under the age of 182. SAMHSA also reported that between 2005 and 2010, 20.9% of city residents used some form of illicit drug, 12.9% had a substance abuse problem, and 6.7% had experienced an episode of depression in the prior 12 months3.

 

Mental Health Services
The District of Columbia is a cultural, ethnic, and linguistic melting pot that strives to ensure all of its residents have easy access to mental health services. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (MHRS) system allows residents to choose from district-affiliated private providers from within the community that will meet their behavioral health needs. Services provided to residents include housing assistance, employment assistance, rehabilitation services, crisis and emergency services, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, counseling, peer support programs, medication management, and assessment. One highly effective service offered through the MHRS is the same-day urgent care option. Residents in need of psychiatric assistance can enter any clinic during normal operating hours and receive immediate assessment, counseling, and medication if needed4.

 

Aside from the traditional services that the MHRS offers to children and families in the D.C. area, several specialized programs have been developed to reach those most in need. The Children and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service (ChAMPS) allows providers to go directly to a child in need, regardless of where they are. Stabilization can be achieved onsite in an effort to prevent further emotional deterioration or inpatient admission. The mobile service is geared toward residents between the ages of 6 and 21 and provides follow-up care visits to ensure the family and child are receiving ongoing treatment and care.

 

Families First is a unique project designed to meet a range of behavioral and emotional needs of the district’s residents. Using a family-centered approach, Families First connects community services, private providers, and families facing emotional health challenges so that issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and violence can be addressed. The goal is to help children and families learn how to prevent and cope with these situations and to strengthen individual and family resiliency5.

 

Children’s Services of SAMH allow for a broad spectrum of care, from infant care to transitional care into adulthood. Service planning and multidisciplinary teams involve community resources, mental health professionals, and family members. The goal of the Family Service Planning Team is to identify the immediate needs of the child and family and to design a program of care to meet those needs4.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/11000.html

2 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2013). District of Columbia 2012 Mental Health National Outcome Measures (NOMS): CMHS Uniform Reporting System. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/dataoutcomes/urs/2012/DistrictofColumbia.pdf

3 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Washington.pdf

4 District of Columbia, Department of Mental Health. (2013). Adult Services. Retrieved from http://dmh.dc.gov/service/adult-services

5 District of Columbia, Department of Mental Health. (2013). Services. Retrieved from http://dmh.dc.gov/services