Go Beyond the Surface with Culturally Conscious Therapists

Virtual or In-person Therapy in Washington, D.C., Marylandand Virginia

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You’re Stuck

And Not Sure Why

Perhaps asking for help or talking about emotions were not encouraged in your family. You’re not sure how talking to someone can benefit you, but you’re stuck in a distressing space and it hasn't let up.

You keep your guard up with others as you worry, you’ll be judged or hurt again. Yet, you also feel lonely, excluded or misunderstood.

You know you can achieve more and feel prouder of yourself, but success also feels unsettling and self-sabotage persists.

You would like to feel more confident and self-assured, but fear of rejection and the opinions of others keep you anxious with self-doubt

Although you're typically reflective and value self-care, you've been unhappy for a while, and you're not sure to what to do about it.

Good Enough

Nothing Seems

While others see your accomplishments, behind closed doors you feel inadequate. You constantly replay past failures in your mind, critiquing yourself for one thing or another.

This isn’t new. You’re always trying to do better or be more. After all, you were taught you had to be twice as good to get half as far. The lesson was motivating, yet in practice its exhausting and sometimes discouraging.

You’ve tried ignoring it all and push through because thinking about it feels fruitless.

But these emotions manifest in disruptive ways until they receive the attention they require to be worked through and repurposed.

There Is A

Better Way

Therapy offers a space to process our experiences and gain deeper insight into ourselves.

This knowledge can be liberating and empowering as it allows us to develop new perspectives, make different choices, and forge new patterns and outcomes in life.

Change and growth are made possible through a deep therapeutic process where you can explore your life’s story and discover novel resolutions to ongoing problems.

When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision—then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

- Audrey Lorde

Start The Journey

To A Better You

While some therapies focus on the “news of the week,” we will focus on moving beyond the surface to address the underlying issues that interrupt the joys of life.

By questioning unconscious patterns, this in-depth approach shifts the focus from symptoms, to deep learning and self-knowledge, centering your full humanity. 

Together, we can break down facades, confront difficult truths, pursue fulfillment, and develop a more desirable life.

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Our Therapists

Dr. Justin S. Hopkins

Founder & Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Victoria Todd

Doctor of Psychology

Noor Abd Allah M.A



Getting started with therapy can come with a lot of questions. Maybe some of these can answer them.

Do you accept insurance ?

We do not accept insurance, and we do not participate with Medicaid; however, insurance can still help you pay for treatment. We are considered "out-of-network providers", which means your insurance can reimburse you a percentage of the cost depending on your coverage. The typical reimbursement rate ranges from 60%-80% of the cost. We recommend that you call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask them the following questions:

  • Do I have out-of-network benefits for mental health therapy?
  • If I pay for those sessions, can I get reimbursed?
  • What is the rate of reimbursement for these appointments?
  • What is my “deductible?” (The deductible is the amount of money you have to pay out-of-pocket before the insurance company begins reimbursing).
  • Is there a limit to the number of sessions that can be reimbursed within a calendar year?
  • Lastly, the insurance company may request a “CPT code” for the appointments. These are the CPT codes I use most frequently:
  • Individual therapy – 90834
  • Couples/Family therapy – 90847
What is the process to begin therapy?

Before the initial appointment, we will arrange a 15 – 20-minute phone call to learn about your concerns and reasons for pursuing therapy. We will also share how we work and answer any questions you may have. From there, we will decide on whether to schedule an initial consultation.

How do I know if you're a good fit for me?

Finding a good match between therapist and patient is essential to a good course of therapy. With that in mind, we’ve tried to describe how we work throughout this website. Take some time to read through the site to get a sense of our approach. Then we can have the initial phone consultation before the first appointment, where you can ask questions and discuss any reservations or concerns.

Finally, book an initial session. It can be challenging to understand how we’ll work together without being with each other in a session. You do not have to commit to regular sessions after the first meeting. After about 3 – 4 sessions, we’ll both know whether the fit is right. Once we figure that out, we’ll discuss the frequency of our meetings and how to proceed.

Do you offer teletherapy or in-person sessions?

We are a hybrid practice, meaning we offer both in-person and virtual sessions.

Can I work with you if I live outside of DC?

Dr. Todd and Ms. Abd-Allah are licensed in DC and Maryland. Dr. Hopkins is licensed in DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and 20+ other states under PSYPACT, an inter-jurisdictional licensing board for psychologists. Visit the PSYPACT website to see if your state is included.

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