I am the proud founder of DCTherapistConnect (DCTC), a referral and networking group of more than 1800 psychotherapists in the Greater Washington, DC area. DCTC originated in 2008 as a group for mothers who were also psychotherapists and was called DCTherapistmoms. In 2012, I decided to expand the group to become more inclusive of therapists who are not parents themselves.
Because we pride ourselves on our inclusive and welcoming culture, it seemed clear that the group should also embrace a new name, DCTherapistConnect. As therapists and helping professionals, our goal is to learn, support, and pool our knowledge, training, and resources in order to learn from and assist each other and our clients.
Members give and receive (non-judgmental and confidential) feedback on clinical and work-life balance issues, participate in workshops, classes, and CEU trainings. The process of growing a practice is viewed as a core area we can all use help with and we are supportive of everyone’s efforts to do so. A culture of compassion and growth is respected and upheld.
As a safe, nurturing space for psychotherapists in all stages of their careers, DCTherapistConnect requires potential members to request to join our Google and our Facebook groups. Visit that page here.
Members of the DCTherapistConnect community enjoy access to the following:
- A digital community of colleagues via Google and/or Facebook for instant feedback, resource sharing and client referrals
- Members-only networking groups and gatherings over Zoom or in-person
- A platform to share research findings, case studies and other related content
- Private practice coaching and editing/writing services
If you are are interested in joining our Google group, please contact our moderator, Nancy Markoe at firstname.lastname@example.org. To join our Facebook group, follow the link, answer the required questions and your membership will be reviewed.