Jennifer Bakalar

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Jennifer Bakalar

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

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

Our connections with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us can give rise to the greatest joy, meaning, and fulfillment in our lives. In parallel, experiences of disconnection and loss can elicit profound pain and anguish. I believe a crucial step toward finding relief and facilitating enduring change starts with a compassionate, non-judgmental, and affirming connection in the therapeutic relationship. Beyond the reasons that bring you to therapy, I am committed to exploring your concerns in the context of your life story, your background, and the identities you hold. From there, we can draw connections between your experiences, which can reveal opportunities to understand yourself and relate to others in new ways.

I work with adults seeking therapy for a wide range of reasons with a specialty in working with individuals impacted by traumatic events. In therapy, I will work collaboratively with you to generate a treatment plan that balances evidence-based practice with personalized approach to your individual goals.

In order to determine if my services 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
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • 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
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • 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)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
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