September 24th, 2008 by Mike Giordano
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) located in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, I provide compassionate and affirming psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I have specialized experience helping people who do not feel like they fit in – those who’ve been marginalized or dismissed based on their identities or experiences.
Specialties & Areas of Expertise
In additional to general relationship concerns, anxiety and depression, I have strong experience working with people on the following concerns, topics and issues:
Polyamory/Open Relationships/Consensual Non-Monogamy
Kink & BDSM
Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Concerns
Drug & Alcohol Concerns
Alternative Approaches to Sex and Porn Addictions
Grief & Loss
Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Trauma
How I Work
Our culture makes it difficult for many, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folk, People of Color, people in polyamorous relationships, kinky folk, and women. It can also be particularly hard on men who show “weakness.” In therapy, I strive to create a space where you can feel safe speaking of any concern or thought. I won’t judge you, think that you’re crazy nor immoral. Together we find ways to enhance your creative thinking, express authentic emotions, and make effective actions. We explore your life and the ways you feel you can change.
When necessary, we will look into your past, so you can better understand the present and love yourself more. But most often, we will work on today. I accept you for who you are, while helping you find practical, mindful, and loving ways to increase your satisfaction with life.
Self-acceptance and positive self-regard are possible. No matter what hardship you are experiencing, you can learn to love yourself more and grow.
Interested in an appointment?
I have both morning, afternoon and evening hours available. I am not paneled with insurance companies. However, my services are insurance reimbursable. Check with your plan to see if they reimburse you for “Out-of-Network Providers.” You will want to know the deductible you first have to meet as well as the percentage of my fee they will reimburse you for. I will provide you with the necessary documentation for you to submit.
50 minute individual session – $175
50 minute couples/family session – $205
Group therapy session – $120
I accept cash, check, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express - due at the time of service.
Telephone: (202) 460-6384
Fax: (202) 483-4243
1633 Q STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 20009