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With over 10 years of clinical experience, I work to create a safe, supportive, and collaborative space with clients to achieve their well-being goals. I'm excited with the prospect of working with you.

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Daniel Birichi, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Pronouns: He/Him/His

My education, clinical, and work experiences have provided me with a broad perspective that clients report appreciating.

I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. I also have a Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University. Prior to my career in psychology, I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, an intensive outpatient clinic and university counseling centers. I was a staff psychologist at the American University Counseling Center for a number of years and most recently served in the role as the counseling center's Assistant Director for Outreach and Consultation.

 Clients have described me as warm, supportive, collaborative and introspective.

I am an integrative therapist drawing from psychodynamic, relational, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral theories. Seeking therapy can a vulnerable experience, and as such, I hope to create a supportive space with my clients where they feel they can bring all parts of themselves to therapy including their social identities and culture. Clients have also appreciated my humor and it not uncommon for us to share a laugh during our work together. 

My training and experiences have prepared me to support people in therapy with a wide range of concerns. Although I am a generalist, some areas of clinical interest are depression, anxiety, grief, and life transitions.



Individual Psychotherapy

I provide weekly individual psychotherapy to adults. I have experience providing both short and long term psychotherapy. I treat a wide range of concerns. Reasons that clients seek my services include, but are not limited to:​

  • Anxiety/Panic/Worry

  • Depression

  • Adjustment

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • LGBTQ+ Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Self-Esteem

  • Identity/Multicultural Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Career Concerns



I'm interested in engaging in psychotherapy, how do I get started?

It is important to me that you find a therapist that is a good fit as therapy is an investment in your well-being. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation prior to scheduling a first appointment. This brief consultation is an opportunity for us to discuss your concerns and determine our fit working together.

Do you offer teletherapy?

Yes. I offer teletherapy through a secure video-based platform. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently seeing all clients via teletherapy.

Do you accept insurance?

I do not contract directly with any insurance company. I am considered an Out of Network Provider. Most insurance companies reimburse a portion of costs for seeing an out of network provider. I encourage you to contact your insurance company to verify your plan, coverage, and benefits. I provide a monthly bill for clients to submit to their insurance companies if they are interested in reimbursement. 

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Please contact me for more information.

How long will I have to be in therapy?

A good question. It depends on the nature of concerns and goals of therapy. I have experience providing both short- and long-term psychotherapy and will work collaboratively with you to determine the best fit for your goals.

How long does each therapy session take?

Each therapy sessions is 45 minutes in length.



Daniel Birichi, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist in D.C., MD, and VA

If you are interested in scheduling a free 20-minute phone consultation to discuss the possibility of us working together or have any questions about my services, please feel free to contact me. 


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