Finding a Therapist

Help with a referral in the Washington DC area:
If you would like help finding an insight-oriented (also known as talk therapy) therapist feel free to email or call, leaving me preferences regarding location, gender and other pertinent information, if any, such as fee considerations.  I will get back to you with a couple of suggestions.  Therapists whom I can connect you to are generally “out-of-network providers.”   The level of fee reimbursement from your insurance company depends on your individual policy.  Some therapists may have reduced-fee time available.

If you want to see someone “in network”  you must choose from a list provided by your insurance company.  Additionally, you may wish to consult the online therapist finder, where you can search for a clinician by insurance company, and also by foreign language spoken.

Additionally, some area organizations that provide low-fee therapy are listed below:




Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape our Capacity to Love.
Robert Karen, Oxford Books, New York, 1998.

The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Person Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science.
Norman Doidge,  Penguin Books, New York, 2007.

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View From Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology.
Daniel Stern, Basic Books, New York, 1985.

The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood.
Selma Fraiberg, Fireside, New York, 1959.

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation.
Daniel Siegel, Bantam Books, New York, 2010.

Out of the Woods: Tales of Resilient Teens.
Stuart Hauser, Joseph Allen and Eve Golden, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006.

Parenting From the Inside Out. 
Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, New York, 2003.

Playing and Reality.
D.W. Winnicott, Tavistock Publications, London, 1971.

What Babies Say Before They Can Talk: The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express Their Feelings.
Paul Holinger and Kalia Doner, Fireside, New York, 2003.

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain.
Sue Gerhardt, Brunner-Routledge, New York, 2004.


A General Theory of Love.
Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon, Random House, New York, 2000.

The Importance of Fathers: A Psychoanalytic Re-evaluation.
Judith Trowell and Alicia Etchegoyen, Brunner-Routledge, New York, 2002.

Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy.
Irvin Yalom, Basic Books, New York, 1989.

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss.
Hope Edelman, Addison-Wesley, New York, 2006.

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of Us have to Give Up in Order to Grow.
Judith Viorst, Fireside, New York, 1986.

Somatics: Reawakening the Mind’s Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health.
Thomas Hanna, Alfred Knopf, New York. 1980. 

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.
Bruno Bettelheim, Alfred Knopf, New York, 1975.