"I frequently refer clients to Creative Ways because they are unique in their ability to provide bilingual, culturally competent and trauma informed services to youth and families." - Foster Care Social Worker, Latin American Youth Center

Referral Procedure

If you are considering starting therapy, we understand that you may have been thinking about this for awhile now, and you may be finding it hard to take the first step. That’s why we keep the procedure very simple. You do not need a referral from a doctor. You do not need to complete a stack of paperwork. You will not be waiting weeks or months for an appointment. All you have to do is give us a call.

If you are interested in therapy for yourself, your child, or someone else, and you’d like to speak to a therapist in English, please call:

DONNA GERACI AT 202-285-1690

If you prefer to speak Spanish, please call:

TERESA ARENE AT 202-413-7837

If you reach a voicemail, leave a message and we will return your call within one business day.
From there, we will schedule an Intake Appointment to occur within one to two weeks. During this initial session, we encourage you to ask any questions that you may have about the therapy process as well as the therapist’s training, experience, and counseling style. It is important for you to choose a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and supported.

Additionally, we will ask you some brief questions about your situation, history, and reasons for seeking therapeutic support for yourself and/or your child. It is important for us to consider how we may best be helpful to you. If it seems like you and/or your child and the therapist are a good match, we will schedule a regular weekly appointment so that we can begin our work together.