Timothy Q. Elliott, MSW
DC LICSW: LC50079203
MD LCSW-C: 15395
VA LCSW: 09040008329
As a therapist, I believe our lives are made up of relationships - relationship with others, with the world around us, and with ourselves. When we feel "out of whack," this is one sign that at least one of these relationships needs our attention. Therapy is an excellent avenue to examine connections in our life and build on this awareness. I believe in providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your own life and circumstances, various pieces that make up you.
I partner with you through the journey of therapy and allow you to set the intention for sessions and overall goals you would like to achieve. In my practice, I value authentic connection between you and I, and utilize a combination of direct communication and reflection as we work together. Most importantly, I want you to feel safe and affirmed during all sessions.
My practice is rooted in a client-centered approach. While I use cognitive behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based techniques – each session is tailored to meet you right where you are that day. I have significant experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families as they navigate through various stages of development. I have a special interest in sexuality and gender identity development and currently work as a psychotherapist and Coordinator of LGBT Youth Mental Health Programs with a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC. I believe in providing a space for individuals to explore their own identities in a way that is safe, affirming, and respectful.
I completed my bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and my Master of Social Work from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. I also have completed advanced training in Co-Occuring Disorders, Trauma Treatment, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).