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Karen Osterle, MSSA, LICSW

Office: 1234 19th Street NW
Suite 901
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 744-2922
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Practice Description: Most people feel ambivalent about starting therapy or coaching. By now, you might feel fairly uncomfortable and frustrated, realizing that everyone's friendly advice, the self-help books and web articles, and all of your existing coping mechanisms have not worked for you. You want relief and results as soon as possible.

I provide psychotherapy for Individuals and couples in Dupont Circle and Downtown Washington, DC. I also provide life coach services for people who need a space to get organized and focused for their next self-transformation in life, love, or work. Either way, this is the type of work that should be more than something that's merely interesting. Instead, good psychotherapy and coaching should offer a different experience in order to expand insight--and by extension, greater trust in one's self.

I serve the local community and the locally-based international community, including people who are here in Washington on work or student visas, members of the diplomatic missions, and U.S. foreign service workers. My psychotherapy practice is inclusive with respect to racial or ethnic identity, country of origin, physical ability, sexual and gender diversity, and religious and political affiliation.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Anger Management
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
Stress Management
Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
Premarital Counseling
Life Coaching
Age Specialties: Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Object Relations
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Inclusive of all racial and ethnic identities and countries of origin
Education: Intensive, post-Master’s degree study and supervision
Washington School of Psychiatry, 2005

Master of Science in Social Administration (MSW equivalent)
Case Western Reserve University, 1994

Bachelor of Arts
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1990
License #: LC303109
License State: DC
Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Social Workers
American Psychological Association, Division 39
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Capital Area Physicians for Human Rights
Fee Schedule: Individuals: $170 per 45-50-minute session
Couples: $190 per 50-minute session
Accepted Insurance: Out-of-network provider for most insurance plans
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I am no longer an in-network provider for any insurance panels. If you have an insurance plan that allows you see out-of-network therapists, I will gladly give you a monthly invoice with all of the information required by the insurance company. You can submit this (along with any other paperwork the insurance plan might require) for partial reimbursement. Contact me and I'll be happy to email you the information can help you determine the exact amount you would be reimbursed per session.

Karen Osterle, MSSA, LICSW, Therapist in Washington

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Years in Practice:  Over 10
Gender:  Female
Sliding Fee Scale:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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