Lisa Ades, PhD, Psychologist in Washington
In my 20 years of clinical, academic, and advocacy experience, I have worked with clients who present with a wide range of issues. I specialize in recovery from trauma (particularly childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence), successful movement through life transitions (young adulthood, career, parenthood, mid-life and loss), and repair of interpersonal relationships (including a specialty in couples therapy). I have advanced training in both trauma treatment and couples therapy, which uniquely positions me to treat couples where one or both partners have a trauma history.
My goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment where clients can explore unresolved issues, vulnerabilities and relational difficulties that interfere with happiness. I work creatively and collaboratively with clients, drawing upon client's strengths and experiences, and meeting individuals and couples where they are in their journey.
Within the accepting, compassionate context of the therapeutic relationship, I use gentle challenge to help reveal maladaptive thoughts and unhealthy behaviors. Once clients recognize unproductive patterns, change can happen. I help clients make connections between their past and present to gain a better understanding of self and to foster healing.
Call or Email Lisa Ades for a free phone consultation now - (202) 686-1155 x1


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: University of Marylad
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: PSY1000637 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $270
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Multicultural
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016
Lisa Ades, PhD, Psychologist in Washington

Lisa Ades

Psychologist, PhD