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psychotherapy and counseling for individual adults and families

dandelion psychotherapy, pllc

Erika Bugaj Petrova, LICSW & Associates
Psychotherapy for Children, Teens, and Families

Growing Tenleytown/NW DC-based private practice seeking to add members to our team. Below is a description of the practice and the position.


Practice details:

We are a thriving family psychotherapy practice serving families with children of all ages, college students, young professionals, and individual adults. We are proximal to numerous public (DCPS) and private/parochial elementary, middle, and high schools as well as to a local university, and we are located within steps of a metro station. We provide individual, family, and group therapy. Our client base is diverse: insurance and fee-for-service clientele are welcomed and well-represented. Our team members are independent contractors, and will slowly build and maintain a caseload of 5-20 clients per week at a rate of competitive compensation. 


Preferred Qualifications/Traits:


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field
  • Licensed to practice independently at the clinical level (eg. LICSW) in Washington, DC
  • Minimum 2 years of post-clinical licensure work experience: experience providing therapy in a private practice a plus; those with experience in agency, school, or healthcare-based backgrounds will also be considered
  • Paneled or will apply to panel with Carefirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield, underscored by a personal commitment to making therapy more financially accessible for clients through accepting insurance payments
  • Post-graduate psychotherapy training strongly preferred (if no formal psychotherapy training in history, a commitment to ongoing training and supervision is required)
  • Psychodynamic treatment foundation, with adjunctive practice/theory specializations such as play therapy, expressive arts therapies, or mind-body approaches and interventions highly desired
  • Self-starter, motivated, innovative, and creative
  •  Available at least one afternoon and evening or weekend day per week, and can provide more than one day or block of availability.
  • Ability to maintain a caseload of at least 5 clients, with a desire to build beyond that to 10-20 if desired. 
  • Especially seeking child therapists, play therapists, and therapists trained in couple and family therapy! 

Interested individuals should submit a CV/resume, cover letter including availability, and two letters of professional reference for consideration. 


Please send materials to

Erika Bugaj, MA, MSW, LICSW, Director at [email protected]