Paul Kellett van Leer, Psychoanalysis in Washington, District of Columbia, 20006

Paul Kellett van Leer

Paul Kellett van Leer
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Paul Kellett van Leer

Professions: Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Counselor - LGPC000397
Secondary Credential: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist - 06158139
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 42209
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Office 1
1629 K Street
Suite 300
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Office 2
1112 16th Street NW
Suite 440
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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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: Since I offer a variety of session formats that vary in frequency, length and time of day my fees vary accordingly.

I will talk with you about agreeing a sustainable and affordable fee that takes these points into account, based upon your needs and means.

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My passion is about engaging with the mindfull, with your preoccupations - the issues and concerns, worries and anxieties, thoughts that won't go away, the emptiness or confusion, the lack of desire or sense of hopelessness - preoccupations that can so destructively distract us from living our lives fruitfully, engaging with others enjoyably, and pursuing our heart's desire.

In my work with you, we will create a reliable and contained space in which you have the opportunity to talk as freely as possible about the things that fill your mind. It's not necessarily as easy as it sounds, but I will maintain a respectful attention to you that will offer us both the opportunity to listen carefully to what you have to say, and to think about the questions that arise from your words.

As a result, we will have the opportunity to understand better the inconvenient truths that lie at the heart of your preoccupations, and to contemplate what might be necessary to afford you a change of heart, and a more fulfilling life experience.

Email or Call Paul Kellett van Leer at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 42209

More Info About My Practice

I have recently moved to Washington DC from London, England, having practiced there as a psychoanalyst and transactional analyst for over 15 years.

I work with a wide variety of clients of differing cultural backgrounds, gender and sexual orientation, whose ages range from adolescence to maturity.

I also offer clinical consultation and training to professional analysts and those in training.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

While credentials, experience and expertise can create a sense of reassurance when facing a choice of analyst, in the end your experience of being able to talk freely with an analyst you feel is listening carefully to what you have to say is the best predictor of a fruitful analysis.

If asked, I suggest that new clients go see two or three potential analysts in order to give themselves a degree of comparable experience, and something upon which to make a choice.

What Makes up a Problem?

There are many ways in which we might define a problem, of course. In analysis, the problems that draw the most attention are those that are insistent and often hard to put into words - you know something is wrong but don't seem to able to work it out - it either won't go away, or it keeps coming back - so that the cause(s) and/or solution(s) of the problem are not apparent.

So, you do not need to be able to articulate well what the matter is, or what you're looking for when you come along for a consultation. You need only have a desire to share what is on your mind as best you can, and give yourself permission to speak as freely as you can about whatever crosses your mind.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Gay men

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Transactional Analysis

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