Lewis Winkler


Lewis Winkler


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Medicine - 4101
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1226 31 st street northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

My Approach to Helping

I provide a warm nurturing accepting environment. I am verbally responsive and interactive.. I AT FIRST arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the patient and then come up with an individualized treatment plan tailored to that patients needs. If medication is INDICATED..I stabilize THAT first, and then do exploratory individual therapy on a regular basis, along with group therapy and couples therapy as well IF either seems indicated.I have a warm friendly interactive style which makes many people comfortable..

More Info About My Practice

I am a board-certified psychiatrist, I am an out-of-network provider for most plans, and do not submit bills BUT am willing to coordinate with fee structures of MOST insurance plans.. The patient just needs to be able to see ANY doctor of their own chosing. I am NOT in any HMO plans, but can work with almost any PPO plans.

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

integrating personality growth and realationship pattern improvement along with alleviation of any and all psychiatric symptoms

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

growth and development along the path as defined by the patients wishes

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

the intimacy of helping someone grow and develop happiness and self satisfaction

My Role as a Therapist

a shephard

My Therapy Focus

symptom alleviation, and then growth and development

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

their symptoms , and then their life and times

My Guiding Ethical Principles

honesty loyalty and integrity

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

try a working-trial of 10 sessions and then re-evaluate their ambivalence

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

a corrective emotional experience with a therapist can outweigh damage done by a previous person

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist


How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

i have learned from a complete psychoanalysis to dig in to the "DEPTHS" and make the past pain smaller quiter and less-frequent

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

modern psychodynamic work, existential issues, and interpersonal group therapy principles

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

develop a "LIFE_LONG" perspective on the pain and to work it through slowly and over time so it is not overwhelming.I can prescribe medication in the short or long run if needed

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

therapy provides empowerment and diminishes weakness as one is empowered in the present rather than burdened by the past

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

total alliance allows a sense of "being together" in the struggle to get well

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

some are biological, some are genetic, somecome from family of origin issues and some come from peer group difficulties along the road of life

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

i see patients at least once/week,sometimes do individual and group work simultaneously. Both the patient AND the therapist generally have a MUTUAL sense as to when therapy is completed enough to terminate and try a "trial of life"

What Makes up a Problem?

TOTAL IMPACT! This science id evolving at present at NIMH

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English
  • French

Groups I Work With

    I am fully trained in clinical psychiatry, fully-analyzed, and now a member of the American Society of Cliical Psychopharmcology.. That being so.. I am able and interested in combining individual groupand couples therapy with effective medication WHEN and IF needed.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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