Jeffrey Bryan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in District Of Columbia

Jeffrey Bryan, LICSW-C

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I am a licensed clinical social worker with 40 years' experience using traditional and innovative approaches to therapy to help adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My book The Operating Manual for the Self ( reflects my experience and the breadth of my approach. I also offer self-development coaching to help resolve "psychiatric problems" while simultaneously learning about using your Self to create the life you want. I am licensed in Washington DC, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey to provide psychotherapy. Providing the service of coaching does not require a license.

As a humanist (a lover of humanity and of people) my approach to therapy reflects my approach to life. We are human beings using the strategies we know to fulfill our needs, the needs of survival, safe/security, belonging/loving, self-esteem, to create/produce/know, self-actualization, and beauty/mystery/transcendence. Some of our strategies work, some don’t, and some are self-defeating. Our self-defeating strategies give rise to “psychiatric problems,” which my therapy seeks to resolve. In therapy we eliminate self-defeating strategies, develop new ones, and enhance our ability to create the life we want.
I use cognitive and cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy, systems thinking, family systems, and Imago relationship therapy with couples. In addition, I incorporate what I have developed and call the new self-psychology. These approaches give me the confidence to say that our work will be successful as we each do our part in the process of therapy.
I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna insurance.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Hoarding
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Brief And Long Term.
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Indigenous American Religions
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Paypal, Venmo, Zelle

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
District of Columbia
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New York
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New Jersey
Professional Certification(s)
Imago Relationship Therapist
Family Therapist, Certification Awarded 1984
Family Institute of North Port, New York
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Adelphi University