Our therapists are trained in a variety of approaches and thoughtfully individualize therapy to meet your needs. For information or to inquire about arranging therapy, please call Sunita Duggal at 202-686-7699 ext. 17.

Individual Therapy

Individual psychotherapy is provided for children, adolescents and adults.

We serve a broad community of clients. Not all of our clients have a diagnosable condition. Many of our clients come to therapy to seek insight into difficulties managing relationships and stressful life events. Some have never worked with a therapist before. Other clients we serve are struggling to find their life’s path.

We also serve individuals with conditions including but not limited to:

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

We use multiple techniques to address difficulties that are presented. A common foundation of all techniques used is the establishment of strong therapeutic rapport between the therapist and the client.

Individual therapy approaches include:

  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Dynamic (Insight-Oriented) Approaches

Family Therapy

We offer many types of therapies designed to meet an array of family and parenting needs.

Couples Therapy

We help couples work through relationship challenges. Several therapists are trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), a research based couples therapy technique, in addition to other modalities. Goals of couples therapy include improving communication, addressing conflicts between partners, and enhancing closeness and trust.


The Wake Kendall Group offers a range of groups to meet current need and demand. We focus on issues best addressed in a group setting. Examples of groups we have offered include:

  • process groups for children, adolescents or young adults
  • parenting groups
  • group for nannies
  • group for emotional and social effectiveness (EASE)

In addition, groups are a central part of our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program.

Currently, we are offering specialized group treatment for both teens and adults who suffer from anxiety. These groups will utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which research shows is an effective approach for reducing the symptoms of anxiety (e.g., uncontrollable worry, test anxiety, extreme discomfort in social situations, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, or ritualized behaviors).

The anxiety groups teach the following skills:

  • Responding effectively to anxious feelings
  • Challenging worry thoughts
  • Gradually approaching fears
  • Breaking the cycle of avoidance
  • Gaining mastery over anxiety by learning to initiate and maintain practice in real environments

The anxiety group can serve as a stand-alone treatment, as an adjunct to individual therapy with Wake Kendall therapists or outside providers, or as an adjunct to the EASE group or DBT program.

Each client will attend an individual intake appointment for diagnostic assessment and individualized treatment planning prior to starting the group. The groups are ongoing and are structured as a 12-week program, with the potential of extending enrollment based on treatment needs. New members are enrolled on a bi-monthly basis. Payment for the first 12 sessions is due at the time of intake. We do not accept insurance; however, clients will receive statements that can be submitted to their insurance companies for reimbursement.

Teen Group

Ages: 13 to 18

Time: Mondays from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Adult Group

Ages: 18 and older

Time: Mondays from 12:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Please contact Dr. Kasaan Holmes with additional questions or to enroll, via email at or by phone at 202-686-7699, ext. 23.


Intake Procedures for Individual, Family and Group Therapy

Please call Sunita Duggal 202-686-7699 ext. 17 for information, and she will help match you up with a therapist who can meet your needs. Download our forms here.

If you are seeking admission into the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program, please click on the link below and follow the DBT intake procedures.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

A combination of individual and group therapy is provided to adolescents and adults with pronounced emotion regulation difficulties. In addition, we run information groups for parents and relatives of adults in the DBT program.

Payment for Services

We are not within-network for any managed care companies, and we are not Medicare providers. If you choose to pursue reimbursement for out-of-network providers, please keep in mind that any reimbursement should be directed to you, as we do not accept checks from insurance companies.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If D.C. public schools are delayed 2 hours, morning groups are canceled. If after school and/or evening activities are canceled in D.C., evening groups are canceled. If D.C. public schools are closed, all groups are canceled. For individual therapy or testing appointments, please consult your provider if you need to reschedule.