Welcome to CEPS! We are a psychotherapy practice in Washington,DC. We are passionate about helping the advocates, healers, caregivers of the world preserve or recover their ability to work, love, and play!
“What’s got you here, won’t get you there!…If you want to change anything about yourself, the best time to start is now. Ask yourself, “What am I willing to change now?” Just do that. That’s more than enough. For now.”
WHAT’S BRINGING YOU HERE?
Trauma and Grief
Sometimes it is not obvious that some of the problems that you may be currently experiencing are related to traumatic events. If you have experienced any form of trauma in your life, it is likely that certain situations in your current life, leave you feeling confused and not in control of your reactions. We can help you find freedom from reactivity so that you can live the life you want.Learn more...
Stress & Anxiety
Everyone experiences anxiety in a different way. But we all can agree that those experiences are not comfortable. Tension in our muscles, stomach problems, difficulty with attention, can all be signs that an anxiety reponse has been triggered.Learn more...
If getting out of bed is requiring you to find an enourmous dose of daily courage. If you are struggling with endless self-criticism, lack of motivation, or feelings of emptiness, we are here to help you find joy and meaning.Learn more...
Difficulties with Relationships
If you are struggling to connect deeply with others, you are likley to be in pain. Did you know that most symptoms of emotional distress, are related to difficulty finding a sense of safety and belonging within ourselves and with others. We are here to help you to create or re-create those deep, meaningful relationships that you so desire.Learn more...
At the Center for Effective Psychological Services is our mission to help you find long-lasting change in a time-effective manner. We believe in the importance of addressing the underlying factors that cause symptoms in order to find long-lasting relief from suffering, and we also understand that life is too precious to waste just waiting for decisions to be made for us or for problems to just go away.
Our goal is to provide you with a therapy experience that is life-changing. We will work with you to create a meaningful relationship that allows for the safe discovery, acceptance, exploration, and challenge of those deeply rooted patterns of behavior, emotions, and beliefs that create most forms of suffering.Read more...
OUR MISSION AND VISION
We strive to create an atmosphere of connection, commitment, and support so that we can serve our clients in a sustainable way. We will achieve this by holding small caseloads, engaging in weekly consultations through a model of deliberate practice, and incorporating self-care practices in our work week. We are committed to taking the mystery and stigma our of mental health and psychotherapy.
We strive to create opportunities to help our clients to get a richer understanding about the dynamics of the human mind, the roots of suffering, and the ways in which we can take action to change deeply rooted habits that create or perpetuate our problems. We work in highly intentional and experiential formats to help you to make sense of theory in a hands-on manner so that change becomes possible.
We are passionate about what we do. Which means that we are constantly training and supervising our work with our clients in order to provide effective therapy.
We also use outcome measures to track your progress so that together we can promptly address any obstacles that get in the way of achieving your therapy goals.
We are open to ongoing feedback from our clients to improve our services.We also provide training to other mental health professionals through workshops, seminars, and mastermind groups.
At the Center for Effective Psychological Services, we embrace creativity and innovation. We are always integrating new skills and modalities of treatment that are informed by research in therapy outcome and neuropsychology. In particular, we are interested in learning and integrating body-centered, emotion-focused, and attachment-based interventions.
We also know that our clients are extremely busy and incorporate modalities of therapy that fit their busy life.
Our group therapy was founded on a vision of connection. We love creating opportunities to engage with our community through power lunch talks, workshops, and other creative outlets.We also feel strongly in working together as a team to support our growth as individuals and as a team.
We believe that meaningful connections are a key part of staying resilient while serving others.
We hope that when our clients visit our space, they can feel welcomed to a non-judgmental, vibrant, and soothing space.
Our team is diverse and appreciates diversity. We know that our clients come from all corners of the world and we are passionate about extending services beyond borders.
We also are passionate about eliminating the stigma about mental health and therapy through education.