Jennifer Bakalar

PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Jennifer Bakalar

PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Secondary Credential: Clinical Psychologist - 0810006741
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

Free Initial Consultation


Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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My Approach to Helping

Why do we seek connection? Our connections with ourselves, with others, and with our communities can bring us tremendous joy, meaning, and fulfillment. At the same time, experiences of disconnection and loss can elicit anxiety and anguish. I believe that a compassionate, non-judgmental, and affirming connection with a therapist can be a crucial step toward relief from distress, enriching relationships, and enhancing quality of life. The most powerful therapy happens when you as a whole person -- your life story, your background, and your identities -- are welcome. I am here to explore all of those experiences with you. From there, we can draw connections together, which can help you relate to yourself and others in new ways.

I work with adults seeking therapy for a variety of reasons; my specialties center on navigating life transitions, traumatic stress, grief, and loss. In therapy, I will work collaboratively with you to generate a treatment plan that balances evidence-based practice with a personalized approach tailored to you.

In order to determine if working together will be a strong fit for you, I offer a free phone consultation so that we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and your goals for treatment. Please send me a message or give me a call if you are interested in becoming a client or with questions about the practice. I look forward to hearing from you!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    General Adult Population, Military and Veterans, First Responders, Health and Caregiving Professionals, Young Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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