“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” 

                                                                            -- David Richo, psychologist

We all carry wounds, big and small, which affect our inner well-being, our relationships, and our ability to engage with the world. By facing our own pain and suffering with compassion, we have the power to transform it into strength. Often, we cannot do this alone. Therapy is not a quick fix, but rather a journeying together to discover your own capacity for resilience and strength and healing into your deeper, truer self.

Individual Psychotherapy

Katy Cribbs, LICSW, offers individual psychotherapy for adults looking to address depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, adjustment to life changes, and management of chronic health and pain conditions. She also helps clients navigate various family and relationship issues. Katy specializes in working with adults facing grief and loss, dealing with illness, or coping with caregiving for an elder or a new child. As the mother of a toddler, Katy is particularly passionate about supporting other parents to make meaning and pursue balance in their family role.

Lois Clinton, LICSW, offers individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents, as well as to couples, looking to address depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, adjustment to life changes. Lois also works with parents of children with a variety of physical, emotional, or behavioral challenges. She truly listens to her clients’ needs and assesses their readiness for change. With her advanced training and experience in trauma, she uses safe and gentle trauma release techniques and various wellness practices that cultivate individuals' capacity for growth and resiliency.

Katy and Lois both take an approach to psychotherapy that uses the therapeutic relationship built on deep trust and incorporates mindfulness, internal and cultural narrative awareness, strengths-based insight building, cognitive restructuring, and attachment theory. They work with clients from a spiritual perspective to focus on what gives meaning, purpose, and connection. Both ground their work in mind-body awareness and utilize tools that tap into the resilience of our bodies to heal ourselves.

The fee for an initial psychotherapy consultation is $170; this initial session will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Subsequent sessions are $150 and will last 45 to 50 minutes. Fees will be collected at the end of each session via cash, check, or credit card. Lois can now accept some insurance, contact her directly for more information. Katy or Lois will contact you by phone before your initial appointment for a free consultation to answer logistical questions and briefly discuss your goals for therapy. Before your first appointment, please be sure to read through and complete the Therapist Client Service Agreement and the Psychotherapy Intake Form, located under forms and also emailed to you upon booking.

Katy sees patients on Tuesdays 3pm-8pm and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Katy Cribbs, please email her at katy.cribbs.licsw[at]gmail[dot]com or call (202) 455-6856.

Lois's current clinical hours are Wednesdays 3pm-8pm and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Lois Clinton, please email her at or call (202) 320-5571.

Katy and Lois may also be open to using video or phone therapy sessions to accommodate scheduling, illness, or caregiving.

While not currently in-network for insurance companies, Katy or Lois will work with you to provide the necessary paperwork to submit for reimbursement from your health insurance as an out-of-network provider. More information about submitting for out-of-network psychotherapy reimbursement can be found in the Therapist-Client Service Agreement form. Additionally, please note that psychotherapy is typically an eligible expense for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Care Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs). Please feel free to discuss questions or concerns about billing with Katy or Lois.


If you need immediate mental health support or are unable to keep yourself safe, please contact the DC Access HelpLine at 1-888-7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at  1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), or call 911 and ask to speak to the mental health worker on call.


Clinical Social Work Supervision

Both Katy and Lois are available to provide clinical supervision for social workers looking to pursue clinical licensure in DC.  To discuss fees and hours, please contact The Well at the number provided to inquire about supervision. 

Speaking and Training Engagements

Katy and Lois are both available to speak or provide training material to groups or professionals interested in deepening their understanding of trauma, perinatal mental health, resilience and a variety of other topics within their expertise. Please contact The Well for more information.