People are constantly changing. In the process, we may feel unhappy, frightened or lonely. We may find ourselves crying inappropriately, frequently ill, or eating or drinking too much. At these times, professional guidance may be required. We may be encouraged to consult with a therapist by our spouse, children, siblings or friends; supervisor or co-workers, doctors or clergy. Regardless of what brings us to this juncture, we all want the same thing - to feel better. My skills are working with young adults, adults and older people taking on the challenges posed by the complexities of personal growth.
Thirty-five years of practice has developed my expertise working with individual issues in the context of family and group dynamics. This is reflected in my book, The Favorite Child. I write for HuffingtonPost and A fuller description about my work can be found at
Cues to healthy changes reside in the unique relationship between patient and therapist. After an initial evaluation, I recommend a treatment plan best suited for you consisting of some combination of individual, family, couples, and group work. I collaborate with other health care professionals or programs, as appropriate.
Take the first step to help. Call Ellen Weber Libby now - (202) 509-0113


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 1977
  • License No. and State: PSY1010 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Ellen Weber Libby's Groups

Women's Group Psychotherapy

This ongoing group provides women an arena to explore issues impacting important relationships in their lives without feeling pressured by traditional male/female interactions.

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Female/Male Psychotherapy Group

This ongoing group provides men and women opportunities to explore their dynamics in relationships with each other. Since powerful people in their lives are not present in the group, participants feel increased freedom to explore issues that make the uneasy.

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Couples Psychotherapy

This ongoing group enables couples to resolve conflicts as well as achieve greater levels of intimacy.The supportive atmosphere enables members to tackle issues that could not on their own.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Adoption


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015
Ellen Weber Libby, PhD, Psychologist in Washington

Ellen Weber Libby

Psychologist, PhD