Thia Joseph, MSW, LICSW

Thia Joseph, MSW, LICSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Independent Clinical Social Work
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 23074
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1700 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 401
Washington, District of Columbia 20009 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $165.00 - $270.00

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Yes, you CAN feel more confident and comfortable with yourself, more open and adaptable, and more resilient and resourceful in facing life's inevitable challenges. Think of your 'symptoms' as a message more than a problem; they are signals for you to pay attention to something inside, to stretch yourself emotionally, or to make some changes in the way you're living. Successful therapy will help you understand why you're struggling in the particular way you are, and will help you learn from it and grow as a result.
Do you want to feel supported without judgment and compassionately challenged to reach higher? Wouldn't it feel good to grow more self-possessed, and less afraid to take risks? Therapy can give you this. The process of uncovering and accepting how you came to be who and where you are today can be liberating... and life can be easier, richer and more satisfying.

Email or Call Thia Joseph, MSW, LICSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23074

More Info About My Practice

These are some personal biases which influence the work I do with people:
-Much of the suffering that people seek to heal in psychotherapy originates interpersonally (e.g. childhood mistreatment, romantic disappointment, lack of nourishing relationships), and can be relieved interpersonally, through the development of healthy, open, safe and meaningful connection with others.
-Happier, stronger people are those who find the opportunity in crisis and difficulty... which is to say that often our problems or pain or symptoms are opportunities in disguise, and profound growth and vitality can be found through making use of these.
-Humility, humor, and authenticity are great antidotes to suffering, so these are very present in my approach to therapy. Psychotherapy should not be an experience of an 'expert' treating a 'sick' patient; it should be an experience of two connected people - one in distress of some kind, and one tasked with using many years of training and experience to guide the process of understanding and alleviating that distress.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am a generalist, with particular experience and success in helping people with:
-Relationship Problems: Should I stay or go? We don't seem to want the same things anymore. He/She cheated; now what? Are we ready to get married? We never have sex anymore. He/She's been living a secret life! I'm not really close to anyone in my life. I've never had a 'real' relationship. My parents would disown me if they knew who I'm dating. I don't know how to be myself around people. I feel like I've lost myself in this relationship.
-Addiction, Recovery & Codependence
-Depression & Anxiety
-Separation & Divorce
-Moving beyond longstanding resentments, disappointments & self-sabotage
-Overcoming / dismantling sources of shame, and cultivating self-acceptance and confidence
-Finding / creating greater direction & meaning in life

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Narcissism
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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