Washington D.C.

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Washington DC, USA interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Erika Bugaj, MA, MSW, LICSW
Location: Washington DC, USA & via Online Video Conferencing
Phone: 202-531-5385
Email: erika@dandelionpsychotherapy.com
Website: www.dandelionpsychotherapy.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Christian, but works well with people of all religious and spiritual orientations
Clinical Specialties: Children, Teens, Families, College Age, and Adults. Our group helps clients with worries and challenges related to: anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, life transitions, peer relationships, child development, parenting, family conflict, trauma caused by physical or sexual abuse, self-injury, and many other issues.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have worked with many International families, Americans who are preparing to live abroad, returning from work, study or life abroad, and people of diverse backgrounds from all over the world.

Kathryn Cook-Deegan, MA (Classics), MPA (Master of Public Administration), Diplomate Zurich (Analytical Psychology (that is, Jungian Psychology) [PhD equivalent], Jungian Analyst, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Professional Member of the Yoga Alliance, the International Association for Analytical Psychology, the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association; board member and officer of the Jungian International Training Zurich Foundation (www.jitzurich.org) and past board member and president of the Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research.
Washington DC, USA (Dupont Circle). Daytime, evening and weekend hours available, as well as Skype sessions.
Phone: 202.738.0301
Email: kcd@cookdeegan.com
Website: www.cookdeegan.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, and a smattering of German, Spanish, Greek
Religious Affiliation: I welcome those of any and no faith – those who practice, those who did, those who don’t.
Clinical Specialties: Dream-work, finding and making one’s home in the world; a deep appreciation for the intersection of psyche and soma; depression, anxiety, relationships, infertility, eating disorders, quiet desperation, the hauntings of the past, addictions, spiritual exploration.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Trained in Zurich, Switzerland for ~9 years, with a private practice there and Lausanne before relocating to Washington, DC. My family joined me intermittently; our children have had international educations all over the world – from Southeast Asia to the United Kingdom.

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Washington DC, USA (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values

Claudia Niemtzoff, LPC  – Licensed Professional Counselor
Location: Washington DC, USA
Phone: 703-584-7565
Email: claudia@niemtzoff.com
Website: www.expatetherapy.com
Nationality: American – Argentinian
Languages Spoken: English – Spanish (fluent)
Religious Affiliation: none – I am open to see clients of any religion
Clinical Specialties: Are you having a hard time you can’t deal with? Lonely? Feeling stuck? Lost? Bored? Dealing with cross-cultural stress? Not adjusting to the new place? Missing home? Not missing home? Not knowing where home is anymore? Realized that living in a conflict zone becomes your “comfort zone”? Wondering if you made the right decisions, if you have chosen the right path….? Struggling with a distance relationship, becoming a trailer spouse, or having no relationship at all? Are you a humanitarian worker living a conflict/war zone without any mental health support? We can work together finding the answers to these or other questions, within the frame of a strong, safe, confidential, and warm therapeutic relationship. My clinical specialties: Relationship conflicts (long distance, non-traditional relationships), Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-esteem, Stress management, Cross-cultural stress, Anger management, Grief, Post-partum depression, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress, Sexual issues, Adjustment to life changes.
Cross-Cultural Experience: After working in 3 different continents, I developed an expertise working with expats and immigrants around the world. Half of my practice is online.  Expat clinical issues experienced on: TCK, Trailer spouse, Elder parents abroad, Reverse culture shock, Long distance relationships, Cheating, Living in conflict zones, Adoption abroad, Cross cultural relationships.

Duncan Wilson, MA, LPC
Location: Washington DC, USA, Globally via Skype
Phone: +1.202.820.1680
Email: duncanwilsonlpc@gmail.com
Nationality: Dual Citizen – US/UK
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: I work with people of all religious faiths and backgrounds.
Clinical Specialties: Stress and resiliency, grief and loss, trauma, depression and other adjustment/transition related concerns. I have a heart for adolescent and adult Third Culture Kids (TCKs – mission, military and business), international students and other global nomads helping to navigate leaving and returning home, culture shock (and reverse culture shock), maintaining relationships while separated (and readjusting upon returning home), and other transition and cross-cultural issues.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am an adult TCK who grew up in South East Asia, the UK and the US. I have provided clinical, crisis and staff care services globally – virtually and in person including three years working with USAID employees and their families.