Psychotherapist for Women in Washington, D.C.


Get to Know Jessica Slade

You might be considering therapy for a number of reasons: a major life transition, to better navigate your relationships, or to begin healing from trauma. If you’re looking to gain insight around your thoughts, feelings and patterns, and are trying to make conscious changes to your life, then we may be a fit for each other.

Jessica’s Psychotherapy Approach:

I believe that the greatest tool in therapy is the therapeutic relationship itself. Without trust and rapport, there is little room for healing. I offer a space that is warm, nonjudgmental, and empathic. Patients have commented on my approachability, kind candor, and collaborative nature.

I draw upon experiential psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and person-centered therapies, to tailor my approach to each client’s unique and individual needs.

  • Experiential Psychodynamic Therapy: When you show up to therapy as your authentic self, the relationship that we build together becomes an opportunity for deep exploration.  With this approach we explore your past experiences and unconscious processes while prioritizing your present emotions and current relational dynamics. Exploring how we interact with each other can help deepen your self-understanding, specifically how you relate to others.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on identifying and changing your thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to distress. We’ll work collaboratively to challenge negative beliefs and develop practical skills to manage challenges effectively. CBT emphasizes the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to promote lasting change.
  • Person-Centered Therapy: In Person-Centered Therapy, our focus is on creating a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I will actively listen and empathize with your experiences, providing unconditional positive regard. Together, we’ll explore your inherent capacity for growth and self-understanding, with the goal of fostering greater self-acceptance and personal growth.

We might be a good fit if you are…

  • A first time therapy flier. I am passionate about helping folks learn how to use therapy to its fullest potential
  • Feeling stuck and are eager to understand the obstacles that stand in your way
  • Navigating a life transition (think: new relationship status, starting a new job, living in a new environment, entering parenthood, changing social dynamics)
  • Seeking insight about your relational and attachment patterns 
  • Looking to heal your relationship with your body and self
  • Needing a supportive, empathic partner on your journey toward personal growth

A note on teletherapy: 

Teletherapy is an approachable way to take this first step toward healing. As a fully-remote therapist, I am well-practiced in preserving the intangibles that typically accompany traditional therapy to enrich the virtual experience. I work with patients to establish rituals around taking sessions virtually to foster a safe space, and ensure confidentiality.

You can contact me by email or by phone (202) 630-8120. I do my best to return all inquiries within 24 hours.

Or click here: request an appointment online

Experience And Education

Experience And Training

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

I work under the supervision of Charlotte Blutstein, LPC (PRC14412)


Jessica Slade, LGPC
Looking for lasting change? Reach out to Jessica to talk about how she would approach your therapy needs.

Contact us today about finding a therapist who is a fit for you.

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