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Beth Kanter, LICSW



Therapist in Washington DC

I help people reclaim their bodies and their stories so that they can heal and transform. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, attachment wounds and developmental injury. My clients are adult individuals, mostly professional women and groups, who are seeking deep healing, connection, and purposeful living. 

I wholeheartedly believe that psychotherapy can help people heal by among many things increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, leading to more beauty, balance and joy in life. 

We will use a combination of “talk therapy,” mindfulness, and trauma-based treatment approaches throughout our healing journey together.

As human beings, we are storied, relational, and embodied. By engaging your body and your stories, I hope to help you feel and breathe deeply, to understand yourself, others, and the world you inhabit so that you experience more freedom, joy, and aliveness in every aspect of your life. 

It is possible to heal from trauma, to develop new ways of relating to yourself, to others, and the world. It is possible to find goodness, well-being and purpose as you work through your trauma or simply yet bravely face the big and small challenges that come from living in a disruptive, dysregulated world. Let’s discover how to live this way together.

My training

My drive toward healing and transformation led me to somatic coaching and mindfulness meditation teacher certification and then to my MSW at Catholic University. I am currently earning my PhD in psychodynamic clinical social work at the Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW).

I’m trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma:

Level 1: Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma (completed)

Level 2: Developmental Trauma (in progress)