LGBTQ- Supportive Therapy-providing a empathetic ear and concrete solutions in a gentle and candid manner.
If every life is a book on a shelf -are you happy how your story is going so far? It is in sharing your story you get a sense of Perspective, Power and Peace . Let me help you write the next page to get you closer to the happy ending you deserve.
Call 202-656-7132 or email at Mike@pridetherapydc.com to arrange a free 10 minute consultation to see how I can best meet your needs. Evening Hours also available at 1629 K St NW Suite 300 located near Farragut North and West Metro Stops
Michael Mancilla LICSW has over 20 years’ experience providing services to the LGBTQ community . As a gay therapist, trained in Cognitive Behavioral techniques he has the skills to help you change the self defeating thoughts running in your head and challenge you to become the best version of yourself .
He has been profiled in multiple media outlets including Slate Magazine, and the Washington Post for his work with Transgender youth and HIV+ Children and two documentaries by CNN. He has served as a board member for Whitman Walker Clinic and as a field instructor for Howard and Catholic University . Mr. Mancilla has extensive experience speaking and presenting research and is able to offer LGBT Clinical Cultural Competency Training to other Healthcare Providers as required by DC Law.
He is proud to be an “Out” provider in the Youth Pride Clinic at Childrens Hospital and can be contacted to see patients there at 202-476-4976 where he works with a medical team with special focus on LGBT Youth and gender affirming care . He was nominated for the Lambda Literary award for his book "Love in The Time of HIV: The Gay Mans Guide To Sex, Dating and Relationships.
I believe the role of a good therapist is to be a biographer of our patients lives-and see what ways your past life story may be negatively impacting you -while helping you create a new narrative in the present to ensure a happier future. As an author and former literary agent I understand the power of one's personal story.
Sensitive to issues of the unique impact of health on clients functioning
"It Gets Better "But That Doesn’t Mean You Need to Go it Alone
According to the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), LGBT individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Reach out Today by calling 202-656-7132
Online Video sessions are also available as we recognize that sometimes getting to an office can be a challenge in our busy lives. Many people people find these sessions are as effective or even more so as they are able to do it in the convenience of their home, traveling or lunchtime . Telehealth is covered by most insurance companies as well.
Rates $140- Individual Couple or Family therapy session *All sessions are typically 50 minutes in length. Most sessions will take place once a week, unless your needs call for additional or reduced sessions. ** sliding scale is also available for writers and non-profit workers
Insurance I am a provider for Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield HMO PPO and Federal Plans and Medicare and on multiple insurance companies at Childrens Hospital.
30 seconds on why working with a Gender Therapist is important and required if you want insurance to pay for your gender confirmation surgery . Proud to be a WPATH Member 2018 (World Professional Assoc. for Transgender Health)