Erika Bugaj, MA, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington
Are you struggling with the complex demands of living life here in Washington, DC? Perhaps you are juggling your intense career, a growing family, and aging parents who live far away. Maybe your finances are falling apart, you're facing divorce, or experiencing a frightening health scare. Everyone can benefit from a listening ear, a chance to vent, and a sounding board. Perhaps you are a struggling parent, feeling as though you do everything wrong? You can give yourself the gift of some time to talk about the most important person in your child's life... yourself! Call me today.
You don't have to come into my office, you can take me with you on your smartphone! Now, I offer online text-based and video-based therapy through Talkspace, an online therapy app and computer platform. You can sign up through this link:
Browse the profiles of my associates if you are interested in working with another therapist in my practice. Check out the Psychology Today profiles for Naomit Abend, LGPC, Zack Shaeffer, LICSW and Monique Bhalla, LICSW. Call us today at 202-686-7000 or email
Call or Email Erika Bugaj for a free phone consultation now - (202) 999-3684


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: The Catholic University of America
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: LC50078381 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Washington School of Psychiatry/Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: Washington School of Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2013


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum


  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Journal Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017
Erika Bugaj, MA, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington

Erika Bugaj

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW