Sterman counseling & assessment 

Helping you rediscover your pathway to mental health  


Sterman Counseling and Assessment was established in 2005 to promote strength-based mental health and evaluation services. Together, the clinicians at Sterman Counseling and Assessment have been providing the highest quality mental health services for over 25 years.


The mission of Sterman Counseling and Assessment is to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive strength-based mental health services to individuals, couples, and families.


Our approach emphasizes accessing each person’s unique strengths and resources in order to facilitate growth, new learning, and fulfillment. Our primary focus is on psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families. Based on an integrative approach, we utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities as a framework for encouraging growth.


Therapeutic services are provided in a relaxed, caring environment where client and therapist work collaboratively toward mutually agreed-upon goals.



Given the highly diverse community in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we believe that an active awareness of the impact of the cultural context and an individual’s unique strengths, conflicts, and life experiences is essential to helping individuals achieve fulfillment and balance.


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Who Benefits from Mental health services 



Most people come to therapy because there is some part of their life that is less than satisfying. The vast majority of our clients are business and professional people who are generally doing well in most parts of their lives. When a particular area of life is less rewarding or is problematic, they seek assistance rediscovering their path to mental health.



People have various motives for seeking mental health services. There are those who are seeking “more” in life – more satisfaction, more happiness, more success, more love, more peace.



Others seek mental health services to reduce both the intensity and duration of discomfort and the potential for emotional distress which can follow significant life changes such as marriage or divorce, separation, the death of a loved one health or money problems, moves, career changes, academic challenges…



Individuals and couples sometimes face specific, or more abstract, problems or dilemmas. Most frequently these situations involve interactions with others, interactions within a couple, repeating patterns, and/or particularly difficult decisions. Many find mental health services helpful to resolve these concerns 

  There are many different definitions of mental health. One way to describe this complex concept is successful functioning, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with others, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with adversity.

The services offered by Sterman Counseling and Assessment can help you rediscover your pathway to mental health. 

 The Pathway to Mental Health










The office of Sterman Counseling and Assessment is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC blocks from the Orange, Blue, Silver, and Red metro lines

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20036

Day and evening hours are available by appointment only.

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Sterman Counseling and Assessment is committed to providing the best treatment, and our fee is usual and customary. Private pay options are available, and we accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.

Several insurance plans are also accepted.

  • United HealthCare
  • Cigna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

Please contact the office for more information.