David Sternberg

David Sternberg

Professions: Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW - LC303627
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 00372
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Office 1
3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 408
Washington, District of Columbia 20008 - 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: $145-$165 per individual therapy session; $60 per group therapy session

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Having trouble navigating your 20s? Anxiety or depression have you feeling stuck? The therapists at DC Talk Therapy specialize in working with young adults (20s and 30s). We have helped hundreds of people live a happier and more satisfying life.
We have six therapists to choose from. David Sternberg, LICSW, primarily sees young adults (20s and 30s) for individual counseling; Kathy Richardson, LICSW, sees children (ages 3 to 11) and young adults, primarily with anxiety; Erin Nes, LMFT, provides couples counseling/marriage counseling and specializes in ADD and substance abuse; Barbara Donesky, LICSW, provides individual counseling and group therapy, with a speciality in grief/loss. Matt Sosnowksy, LICSW, and Amanda Shapiro, LICSW, provide individual therapy to young adults; Mrs. Shapiro specializes in trauma recovery.
We primarily use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating clients. CBT focuses on modifying maladaptive or distorted thoughts about ourselves or the rest of the world as a way to change resulting feelings and behavior.
We usually see clients for 20-30 sessions, although we sometimes work with clients for shorter or longer than that. We believe individual therapy -- as well as couples counseling, family therapy and group therapy -- can be tremendously rewarding, even life-changing. We see therapy as very much a collaborative process, so we ask clients for feedback throughout the process. We want the client's experience to be as valuable as possible.

Email or Call David Sternberg at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00372

More Info About My Practice

DC Talk Therapy is located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., across the street from the National Zoo. It is a five-minute walk from two Metro stations, Cleveland Park and Woodley Park (red line). Street parking is available.
We understand the work demands of our clients, so in addition to daytime hours we also offer early morning, evening and weekend hours. We open at 7 am and close at 8 pm, Monday through Friday, and we are open from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays.
We offer two 12-week anxiety groups a year, one in the spring (February-May) and one in the fall (September-December). One is for 20-somethings and the other is for 30-somethings. The groups are held in the evenings and are led by Barbara Donesky, LICSW. The groups, which have become very popular over the years, are a mix of support and skills building. To register, please call our office administrator, Leah Sugarman at 202.588.1288.
We will also be offering a one-day New Dads Workshop in mid to late April. Please see our website for more information.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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