Mental Health Counseling FAQs

Who are these services for?

SMYAL’s Clinical Services are open to LGBTQ+ youth ages 6-24.


What services are available?

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therpay
  • Play Therapy for ages 6-12
  • Support for families and caregivers
  • Bilingual Support in English and Spanish


How much does it cost?

All programs and services in the SMYAL Clinical Services Department are 100% free! If you have any questions about insurance, please contact [email protected].


Where are sessions held?

All sessions will be held at the SMYAL Main Offices at 410 7th Street SE, Washington, DC. The offices are located just one block from the Eastern Market metro stop (Blue, Orange, Silver line) and are accessible by multiple bus lines. 2 hour street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods.


Do you offer services for Spanish-speaking clients?

Yes! Mental health counseling is available in both English and Spanish through the Language Access Helpline. Please indicate your language preferences when contacting our offices.


Who will I be working with?

SMYAL’s compassionate team of therapists and clinicians are experts of working with queer and trans youth. Learn more about our therapists here.


How can I sign up for services?

If you are interested in getting connected to SMYAL’s mental health services, please fill out a referral form and email it to [email protected] or call 202-617-5645.