Nisha Gopal,Psy.D.

Nisha Gopal,Psy.D.

Not Accepting New Clients
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist
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


5100 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Suite 300
Washington, District of Columbia 20016

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My Approach to Helping


My style is warm, engaged, responsive, and consistent. I use empathy and, at times, humor to create a comfortable environment for individuals to share their struggles, express difficult emotions, and take risks toward change in order to enhance their relationships, self-acceptance, and overall well-being.

To tailor therapy to an individual's needs, I draw on insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness methods. I believe that the combination of a strong therapeutic relationship based on compassion and acceptance, along with help to identify and alter negative patterns of behavior, can lead to great change.

I welcome individuals with concerns arising from life transitions, loss, relationships, depression, and anxiety. I am particularly sensitive to issues unique to women and those arising from the intersection of cultures. Being a bi-cultural first generation American, I am able to engage clients in exploration of issues and concerns related to cultural identity. At the same time, I take a broad and flexible view of identity and do not consider it necessary for clients to have these concerns in order to be a good fit in our work together.

In my experience, clients with a range of concerns that engage in therapy can achieve significant improvements. I find great personal satisfaction in ensuring that each individual that enters my practice has the best opportunity I can provide to address their challenges.

I have many years of clinical experience that I bring to my work. I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 1998. I have been licensed for over 17 years and have practiced in North Carolina and the District of Columbia. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology.

I support clients with needed documentation who wish to file their own insurance claims. I am not an "in network" provider for insurance companies. I accept a limited number of clients on a reduced-fee basis to assist individuals who may not otherwise be in a position to obtain therapy. My office is conveniently located near the Friendship Heights red-line metro station.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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