Behavioral Health Care

The Behavioral Health Care programs of Whitman-Walker promote the mental health of our patients and their loved ones through a wide variety of both professional (individual therapy, group psychotherapy, psychiatric assessment and medication management) and peer based services (peer one-on-one counseling and peer support groups).

Therapy Groups address many concerns for which people who are LGBT and people living with HIV/AIDS who may seek support. If you have questions, contact the individual leader for the group in which you are interested.

If you would like to see a therapist at Whitman-Walker, please call 202.939.7623 to complete a mental health phone screen. You will be scheduled to speak to one of our clinicians regarding your behavioral health needs.

If you are assigned a therapist, you will need to become a Whitman-Walker patient.

Meet our Behavioral Health providers.

Addiction Services

Whitman-Walker Addiction Services (WWAS) provides outpatient addiction treatment. The program is staffed by addiction treatment professionals and specially- trained volunteers. Group and individual counseling are available to help address the consequences of substance abuse while transitioning to a clean and sober lifestyle. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an intake, please call 202.939.7623.

The Scott-Harper House offers temporary sober housing to clients who are enrolled in the Intensive Outpatient Program. For more information about the Scott-Harper House call 202.939.7623.

Volunteer-Based Peer Support

One-on-One Peer Counseling is available by trained volunteers for specific LGBT and HIV/AIDS-related concerns, including coming out, coming out of marriage, HIV status, relationships, gender identity and friends/family members. If you have questions, contact: 202.797.3580.

Gay Men’s Peer Counseling – This long-standing program of the clinic continues to offer individual support for a variety of issues facing gay and bisexual men   For more information, call 202.797.3580

Support Groups  - Many concerns for which people who are LGBT and people living with HIV/AIDS may seek support are offered. If you have questions, contact the individual leader for the group in which you are interested.
 

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