Counseling and Therapy

You can find important information about DC area mental health resources and hotlines below. 

La Clínica del Pueblo: ¡Empodérate!

¡Empodérate! is a bilingual, HIV program that targets young Latino men who have sex with men and young male-to female transgender Latinas ages 18-29.

Address: 3055 Mount Pleasant St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

Bus: S1, S2, S4

Contact: Manuel Diaz-Ramirez (

Phone: 202-507-4801

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm


Whitman-Walker Health

Whitman-Walker provides free individual and group psychotherapy to LGBTQ young people ages 13-40 who have experience or witnessed a crime (no police report required). Therapy can be provided at any Whitman-Walker Health office or within the community. If you would like to schedule a screening, please call 202-803-6848.

Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center: 1701 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

1525: 1525 14th St., NW., Washington, D.C. 20005

Max Robinson Center: 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE, Washington, D.C. 20020


Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)

SMYAL provides a safe space for youth you the opportunity to speak your mind.

Address: 410 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Metro: Eastern Market Station (Blue, Orange, Silver); Bus: 90, 92, 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39

Phone:   202- 546-5940

Hours: Tuesdays from 5pm-6:30pm


Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW)

PIW provides treatment for substance abuse, trauma, and mental illness.

Address: 4228 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Metro: Tenleytown Station (Red Line); Bus: 30N, 30S, 31, 33, 96, H3, H4, X3

Phone:   202-885-5610

Hours:    24/7


Riverside Treatment Center;

Riverside Treatment Center is a substance abuse treatment center for youth under the age of 21.

Address: 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Suite 311, Washington, DC 20020

Bus: 90, A33, A44, A46, A48, B2, P6, V2

Phone:   202-889-3182

Contact: Eddy Atkins

Hours:    Mon-Fri 1pm-9pm



DC Rape Crisis Center

DC Rape Crisis Center provides individual and group therapy services for teens (13-17) who have experiences sexual assault of been affected by it. Call 202-232-0789 to schedule an appointment. If you are in a crisis, please call their hotline (202-333-RAPE) for immediate support over the phone.

Address: NW and SE Washington, DC. 

Metro: Farragut West Metro (Blue/Orange/Silver Line)

Contact:  Melinda Coles (



LAYC: Latin American Youth Center

LAYC provides mental health support for youth ages 12-21. Services are provided in English and/or Spanish.

Address: 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Metro: Columbia Heights Station (Green/Yellow Line); Bus: 52, 53 ,54, H2, H3, H4, H1

Phone:   202-319-2229



Mary’s Center Mental Health

Mary’s Center provides mental health services to anyone within the Mary’s Center community or DC community-at-large. You can access mental health services at Mary’s Center by calling the main number (202-420-7122).

Hours:  Mon – Fri: 8:30am-5pm; Evenings until 8pm by appointment only.


Ontario Road NW: 2333 Ontario Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Kennedy Street: 508 Kennedy Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011

Georgia Avenue NW: 3912 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

Silver Spring Location: 8709 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Adelphi, MD: 8908 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783


Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC)

Community Counseling Services Center provides confidential, low-cost counseling services to community members and students in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area.


Foggy Bottom Campus Center

Address: 2134 G Street, NW (Basement Level), Washington, DC 20052

Metro: Foggy Bottom Station (Blue/Orange/Silver); Bus: 31, 32, 36, 80

Phone:   (202) 994-8645 (Call to schedule an appointment)

Hours:    Appointments available in the day and evening.


Alexandria Graduate Education Center

Address: 413 John Carlyle Street (Street Entrance), Suite 250, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone:   (703) 299-9148 (Call to schedule an appointment)

Hours:    Appointments available in the day and evening.


Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Clinic;

Donald Delaney Eating Disorder Clinic cares for youth ages 10-21 years with suspected eating disorders.

Address: 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Bus: H1, H2, H3, H4

Contact: Caitlyn Camacho

Phone:   (202) 476-2164

Hours:    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu 8:30am-7pm, Fri 8:30am-4pm; Sat 9am-12pm






DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline; 202-333-RAPE

A free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone who is in need of immediate support after a crisis.


Crisis Call Center; Call 775-784-8090; Text “ANSWER” to 839863

A free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone who is seeking help, support, or information after a crisis.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

A free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone who is going through emotional distress or is in suicidal crisis.


D.C. Department of Mental Health Access Helpline; 1-888-7WE-HELP (1-888-793-4357)

A free, confidential, supportive 24-hour hotline for anyone who is going through emotional distress or wants to talk to someone. Mental health professionals will refer you to immediate help or ongoing care.


The Trevor Project; 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

A free, confidential, 24-hour hotline that offers someone to talk to 24/7. When you call, trained counselors will listen and understand without judgement.