Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in Washington, DC

Lisan Martin, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

Lisan Martin, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C photo
Lisan Martin Therapy
For twenty-five years, I have helped individuals, couples and families facing the difficult challenges that we all can face at times. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, uncertainty in your relationship, feeling stuck at work or facing the pain of infertility, I can help you gain clarity, improve your coping skills and help you find your way to an improved life.

Selecting a psychotherapist is a highly personal decision and requires time and thought. The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and involves trust, as the issues addressed in therapy are difficult and often painful. Thus, a good fit between client and therapist is an important consideration when embarking on psychotherapy. To determine if I might be the right person for you to work with, I like to talk at some length before scheduling an initial appointment. This usually takes about thirty minutes, is done on the telephone, and there is no charge. We will discuss why you are seeking therapy and my professional approach to the issues you describe. If it does not seem to be the right match, either for clinical or practical reasons, I will suggest other options. Outlined below are some details regarding how my practice works once psychotherapy begins.

I will protect the confidentiality of all information obtained in the course of therapy, except for compelling professional reasons, and in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Laws of Maryland and/or the District of Columbia The general expectation that social workers will keep information confidential does not apply when disclosure is necessary to prevent serious, foreseeable, and imminent harm to a client or other identifiable person. In most situations, I can only release information about your treatment to others if you sign a written authorization form. However, there are some circumstances in which no authorization is required. Federal Law (HIPAA) specifies these circumstances.

A copy of your specific rights as a patient and health care recipient will be provided.

A therapy session will last for forty-five minutes.

Payment can be made at each session or monthly, by check.

Cancellation notice is required twenty-four hours prior to a scheduled session to avoid charges for missed appointments.

I do not participate in any insurance plans, with the exception of Kaiser-Permanente.
I will provide you with a statement of service with codes and diagnosis required by insurance companies for out of network reimbursement. Check with your insurance provider for details.
Ms. Martin is a graduate of the New York University School of Social Work, where she received a Masters of Social Work in 1989. She also holds an A.B. degree in Classics from Brown University. She received post-graduate training at the Martha K. Selig Educational Institute of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, with a focus on assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their families. Ms. Martin has also completed advanced training in the area of reproductive health counseling and disaster response counseling.

Ms. Martin began her practice in New York City, providing counseling services in both institutional and private practice settings. She specialized in treating high-risk children and adolescents with issues often related to sexual abuse, trauma and neglect. Her practice frequently involved collaboration with other mental health professionals, law enforcement and social service agencies.

Since relocating to the Washington area in 1994, Ms. Martin has provided psychotherapy to a wide range of clients in Washington, DC and Maryland. Her practice includes adolescents, adults, couples and families. When appropriate, Ms. Martin closely coordinates care with treating psychiatrists, primary care physicians and family members.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Depression
 Adolescents  Divorce
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss
 Body Image Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Caregiver Issues  Life Transitions
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Loneliness
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
2607 Connecticut Ave., NW
Additional Location
7707 Macarthur Boulevard
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