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National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.

HopeWorks Howard County

24/7 Helpline: (410) 997-2272 | Phone: (410) 997-0304 | At HopeWorks our mission is to support and advocate for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and to engage the community in creating the change required for violence prevention.

Grassroots Crisis Intervention

Phone: (410) 531-6006 | Grassroots provides 24/7 access to individuals and famlies for behavioral health, crisis, and homeless services.

McClendon Center

Phone: (202)-745-0073 | Email: info@mcclendoncenter.org | For over 40 years, McClendon Center has provided critical programs and services to those most vulnerable in our community — supporting and empowering them to live more independently and improve their quality of life. We employ a whole person-centered approach and provide comprehensive, wraparound services that address primary care needs, as well as a host of social issues, including: housing and food insecurity, access to quality health care, and stigma, prejudice and lack of social interaction. These include counseling, community support, housing assistance, art and movement therapy groups, and substance use counseling. There are no time limits on services offered, but we aim to work with clients so they achieve their highest degree of recovery and independence.

So Others Might Eat

Phone: 202-797-8806 |Email: some@some.org | Since 1970, SOME has been a care provider and a beacon of hope to residents in our nation’s capital. Our services are available to individuals, families, senior citizens, veterans, and those affected by physical or mental illness. Every day, we strive to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through our comprehensive Whole Person Care approach.

Mary's Center

Phone: (844)-796-2797 | Mary's Center is a nonprofit providing physical and mental health services to people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds in the Washington, DC metro area. The Behavioral Health team takes an integrated approach by working with Mary’s Center’s medical providers to address behavioral health needs within the primary care setting. Highly-trained therapists specialize in helping people who have experienced trauma and those struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many other mental health concerns. Insurance accepted including Medicare and Medicaid. Discounts available for uninsured

Clinic of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Phone: 202-337-1617 | The Clinic of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis offers psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy with highly trained, licensed mental health professionals. Psychoanalysis is based on the theory that individuals are often unaware of many factors that influence their emotions and actions; it aims to increase self-awareness of these factors and develop a satisfactory level of control over them. Clinicians offer expertise in treating a great range of problems, including difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, and grief and loss. Sliding scale

Women's Center

Phone: 202-293-4580 | The Women's Center is a nonprofit organization that provides mental health counseling, support, and education to women, men, children, couples, and families of all ages in the DC metropolitan area. They offer reduced fee therapy provided by pre-licensed therapists, interns, and externs. Sessions can be conducted in either English or Spanish.

Meltzer Center (GWU)

Phone: 202-994-9072 | The Meltzer Center is a training clinic for students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at George Washington University. Doctoral student clinicians are supervised by adjunct and full-time members of the clinical psychology faculty, all of whom are licensed clinical psychologists. The center’s therapists and supervisors represent a range of skills and interests, and whenever possible will be matched to meet a client’s needs. All services are designed to be culturally sensitive and compassionate for all clients.

DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline

24/7 hotline: 202-333-7273 | This is a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone who is in need of immediate support after a sexual assault or related crisis. DC Rape Crisis Center provides individual and group therapy services for teens (13-17) who have experienced sexual assault of been affected by it. For callers in a crisis, this hotline provides immediate support over the phone.

DC Department of Mental Health Access Helpline

24/7 hotline: 1-888-793-4357 | This is 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 callers to immediate help or ongoing care.

Bethany Women's Cente

Phone: 202-939-2060 | Bethany Women's Center is a day shelter for homeless women without children. Services offered include lunch, a women's support group, and shower and laundry facilities.

Cohen Clinic

Phone: 240-847-7500 | The Cohen Clinic provides high-quality and accessible behavioral health care to veterans, their families, the families of active duty service members, and caregivers. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status. Services are provided by trained and credentialed staff. Veterans and their family members are able to receive services individually and as a family unit at the same place with the same treatment team. The Cohen Clinic will also help connect veteran families to community resources and services, as necessary. Accepts insurance, sliding scale for those without

La Clínica Del Pueblo

Phone: 202-462-4788 (LCDP 15th street) | 202-507-4800 (La Casa Community Health Action Center) | La Clínica Del Pueblo is an organization that provides medical care, mental health and substance use treatment, health education, and medical interpretation and language access services for Latino immigrants in the Washington DC area. La Clínica provides bilingual, culturally competent group, individual, and couples therapy, using a trauma-informed approach and specializing in family trauma, depression, PTSD, and dual diagnoses. Sliding scale


Phone: 202-803-6848 | 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.

DC Center for LGBT Community

Phone: 202-319-8541 | Email: information@lgbtc.com | The DC Center for the LGBT Community provides counseling to the LGBT community in the Washington, DC metro area. Services are provided by experienced gay, lesbian and bisexual mental health professionals (licensed clinical social workers and PhD psychologists). Therapists have experience in many areas of expertise serving the LGBTQ community, including: coming out, relationship issues, social anxiety, addictions, coming out of marriage, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, gender identity, and more. Services are provided in English or Spanish.

Community Counseling Services Center

Phone: 703-299-9148 (Alexandria Graduate Education Center) | 202-994-8645 (Foggy Bottom Campus Center) | The Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) is staffed by George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. They offer confidential, low-cost mental health services to community members and students in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The two centers are clinical training facilities for graduate-level students, working under faculty supervision. The centers take referrals from school counselors, mental health and employee assistance counselors, private practitioners, and other human service professionals. Sliding scale - $1/thousand dollars of income, max of $30. $15 for college students