Harriet Yoselle,
202.364.7171 (Voice)
301.983.1513 (Fax)
5410 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Suite 113
Washington, D.C. 20015
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can therapy help me?

You may seek psychotherapy for many different reasons:

  • You may be aware of feelings or life situations which interfere with your capacity to live a satisfying life.
  • You may be severely affected by a personal crisis, such as divorce, depression, illness, or bereavement.

Whatever the source of your unhappiness, seeking psychotherapy implies a wish to understand painful feelings, situations or relationships. In the history of mental health treatment, there have never been better opportunities for patient benefits. This is due to many advancements in our understanding of brain biology, neurobiology, and research in treatment outcomes.

How long is a session?

Sessions are usually once a week and last for 50 minutes.  A therapist may suggest more frequent meetings if this is considered appropriate.  The appointment must end on time even if you are late.  If you are delayed however, it is still suggested that you attend your appointment.

What are the major theoretical orientations and modalities of psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is based upon a range of techniques, including: behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, existential therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and eclectic therapy. The therapy may be in a one-on-one, couples, group or family setting.

What are things to consider when interviewing a therapist?

It is important to ask the therapist if they have a specialty in treating your problem.  Also, feel free to ask any other questions that you think are important.        

Does the therapist belong to any professional organizations?

Therapists have the opportunity to belong to many professional organizations that can offer important certifications and continuing education, as well as the opportunity to consult with colleagues. Most therapists who are truly good and accomplished practitioners are active members in at least several organizations. 

How do I get started?

Take some time to contemplate your situation.  If you feel that you would like to meet with me to discuss if therapy may be helpful for you, please call to set up an initial consultation using the contact information provided on this web site.  Please limit personal information provided in email traffic.

Current & Former Memberships
American Association
of Sexuality Educators,
Counselors and Therapists
Sexual Medicine Society
in North America
American Association
for Marraige and Family
American Association
of Nurse Practitioners
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Eye Movement
sitization and Reprocessing International Association
National Board
for Certified Clinical
American Society
of Clinical
Society for Sex
Therapy & Research

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