Alysha Tagert, MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Service Provider
“I believe that all of us somewhere, perhaps deep within, have the desire to be heroic: to rise above the nagging, petty concerns of the day, to develop our potential, to surmount hardship, to confront challenges, to be heard and to be a part of something that surpasses the trifling interests of self, to shape and realize our hopes and dreams.”
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia, and earned my Masters in Social Work with a clinical concentration from The Catholic National School of Social Sciences at The Catholic University of America. During my clinical work, I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultural groups, mostly in out-patient settings, with a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and PTSD. I have expertise in working with sexual assault survivors, grief and trauma, and acculturation.
Through my empathic, supportive, non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic approach, I work hard to meet every client where they are. In employing a client-centered approach, I work with the client in identifying and working towards their own personal goals. I believe that every person has innate abilities and capacities, and the client is the expert of their own story and experiences. Through warmth and compassion, I use strength-based interventions and assessment, along with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy. Together we will work towards a more fulfilled life, whatever way that looks to you.
With You Every Step of the Way
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work together to reach your goals. This isn’t about me telling you what you need or how to improve, but we work together to discover the best way to go. I believe you have strengths and I will work with you to build on those strengths.
My areas of specialty are:
Anxiety and Stress Management
Depression and Mood Disorders
Relational trauma/family difficulties
Individual 55 minute session rate is $130. I am a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider and accept BCBS insurance. If you do not have BCBS I will provide you with a reimbursement form to submit to insurance, if applicable. Please contact for availability.