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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting personality disorder therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS, +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS, +19 more
Behavioral Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS, +17 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

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Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Eating Disorder, +3 more

As a woman of color who emigrated to the USA a few years ago, and having faced the challenges of adjusting to a new way of life and the cultural shock... As a woman of color who emigrated to the USA a few years ago, and having faced the challenges of adjusting to a new way of life and the cultural shock, I think I can understand the challenges you are facing trying to fit. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Sleep / Insomnia, Eating Disorder, +3 more

As a practitioner, Kate will bring a holistic care approach of both the body and mind, together with commitment to individual, personal and compressiv... As a practitioner, Kate will bring a holistic care approach of both the body and mind, together with commitment to individual, personal and compressive care to patients. Read more

Starting Personality disorder therapy

What is Personality disorder therapy?

Personality disorder counseling is an effective form of mental health treatment for those with personality disorder. It aims to treat dangerous behavior as well as behavior that might contribute to a low-quality of life.

How does Personality disorder therapy work?

Thriveworks personality disorder counseling in Washington, DC is personalized to each individual, dependent on their unique needs and the severity of their personality disorder. That said, it often works best to have a team of professionals involved in treatment, which might include a psychiatric provider and/or other experts in addition to your therapist.

Is Personality disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks' personality disorder counseling in Washington, DC is conducted both in person and virtually through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Personality disorder therapy last?

The length of personality disorder counseling sessions will depend on the individual's specific personality disorder, which means it can vary from one person to the next.

Need more help deciding?

personality disorders but the reality is that this is the world we lived in until a few decades ago. Today counselors know that people with personality disorders have many options available to them.

You are not alone

Having a personality disorder can feel isolating but according to the American Psychological Association, as many as 3 out of 10 patients who seek help for mental health issues have some type of personality disorder. Today most personality disorders fall into one of three groups:

  1. Anxious and fearful behaviors are classified into one group, which includes obsessive-compulsive personality disorder as well as an avoidant personality disorder.
  2. Borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder are both examples of personality disorders categorized by dramatic, emotional, and erratic behaviors.
  3. Patients with schizoid personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and other disorders categorized by eccentric and / or odd behavior are in one group.

While most personality disorders fall under one of these categories there are some that defy categorization.

It all starts with getting feelings under control

It’s true that every client has unique needs but it’s also true that most treatment plans for personality disorders begin with getting the client’s emotions controlled. This can include talk therapy and / or medications.

Core beliefs are a central part of personality disorders

People with a personality disorder often need to deal with their core beliefs, which are beliefs they hold about themselves, someone close to them, or the world and these beliefs are both rigid and inflexible. Generally, they’re developed over time, starting in childhood, and clients are unable to see information that conflicts with these beliefs. They can only recognize things that support their beliefs.

One of the roles of a therapist is to assist clients as they learn about their core beliefs, investigate their sources, and find ways to explore them further. Thriveworks D.C. Counseling and Coaching is here to provide the customized help our clients need.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Washington therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Washington
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Washington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I’ve really been helped by Thriveworks. I have a wonderful counselor who has been able to arm me with resources and knowledge surrounding my mental illness so I can be more prepared against my own future thoughts or environments. I’ve been able to request a different psychiatrist when one was not entirely a correct match for me, and I always get great positive feedback and respect from my mental health care professionals. It seems like they actually want you to have a good match with someone and will help you along the way.
Read more I’ve really been helped by Thriveworks. I have a wonderful counselor who has been able to arm me with resources and knowledge surrounding my mental illness so I can be more prepared against my own future thoughts or environments. I’ve been able to request a different psychiatrist when one was not entirely a correct match for me, and I always get great positive feedback and respect from my mental health care professionals. It seems like they actually want you to have a good match with someone and will help you along the way.
DC Dec 2021
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★★★★★
As an educator of students with a variety of special needs, I can attest to Sam's pedigree as a counselor. He is a skillful communicator, a staunch advocate for his clients, and he demonstrates an uncanny ability to remain calm and knowledgeable despite every and any difficult situation. Sam has been an invaluable resource to me in understanding the underlying conditions and trauma that provoke certain behaviors in children. In short, he has made me a better teacher!
Read more As an educator of students with a variety of special needs, I can attest to Sam's pedigree as a counselor. He is a skillful communicator, a staunch advocate for his clients, and he demonstrates an uncanny ability to remain calm and knowledgeable despite every and any difficult situation. Sam has been an invaluable resource to me in understanding the underlying conditions and trauma that provoke certain behaviors in children. In short, he has made me a better teacher!
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
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★★★★★
As the mother of a son with behavioral challenges finding an advocate to join your team is essential. Sam, my son’s therapist, came into our lives and changed our lives. We is extremely competent, caring, committed, tenacious and firm, unrelenting as an advocate and therapist for my son. He has also encouraged me and assured me of my successes. Everyone NEEDS a Sam...he’s available!
Read more As the mother of a son with behavioral challenges finding an advocate to join your team is essential. Sam, my son’s therapist, came into our lives and changed our lives. We is extremely competent, caring, committed, tenacious and firm, unrelenting as an advocate and therapist for my son. He has also encouraged me and assured me of my successes. Everyone NEEDS a Sam...he’s available!
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I've known Sam for many years and I can honestly say he truly cares. If you have Sam on your side, he'll give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He is hardworking, ethical and completely committed to his clients and their wellbeing.
Read more I've known Sam for many years and I can honestly say he truly cares. If you have Sam on your side, he'll give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He is hardworking, ethical and completely committed to his clients and their wellbeing.
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry DC is located on Wisconsin Ave near the waterfront. We currently share a building with Core Architecture and Design, Quarterlife Center, and Window Wears.

Phone number

(202) 932-7587

Languages spoken by DC providers

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
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