Frog Point Therapy
Founder & Clinical Director
MINA BARIMANY, Ph.D.
Mina Barimany is a psychotherapist and researcher from Washington, DC. Originally trained in family therapy, Dr. Barimany earned a doctorate from George Washington University in 2017. Her research focuses on developing an integrative theory that frames human development through the lens of epistemological diversity.
Dr. Barimany specializes in adult cognitive development and how that manifests on the individual level as well as within couples’ dynamics. Human beings have fundamental needs for intra-personal and inter-personal happiness: the ability to perceive the world around and within them, to know themselves, be in fulfilling relationships, and make healthy decisions. Dr. Barimany’s work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and mental health professionals develop parts of the mind that are ripe for growth to improve the quality of life, cultivate professional growth, and find intrinsic freedom and happiness.
Dr. Barimany’s approach combines mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and modern research on consciousness development to balance psychological dispositions and expand one’s capacity to apply novel approaches to recurring problems. Having been trained as a family therapist, she conceptualizes adult development through the lens of the family system. She also integrates EMDR to help clients process formative experiences that impact current functioning as a way of working with traumas that are beyond the reach of normal talk therapy. And since everyone needs some motivation and accountability from time to time, Dr. Barimany pulls from her background as a competitive athlete to help coach clients when they need a little push in their career, their relationships, or with self-development. She describes her style as “forward leaning” — meaning, she likes to get everyone working hard from the very first meeting.
Dr. Barimany specializes in working with emerging adults, couples, and mental health professionals seeking their own therapy. Much of her work also centers on training counseling residents and mentoring therapists professionally via the Junior Associate program. Dr. Barimany has taught at the George Washington University, Northwestern University, the Johns Hopkins University, Hood College, and the University of Utah.
Frog Point Therapy the result of marrying her two passions and areas of expertise: clinical treatment and counselor education.
Dr. Barimany can be contacted directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-644-8889 ext. 1.
Stacey Karpen Dohn, Ph.D.
Stacey Karpen Dohn, PhD, LPC is a clinician, researcher and educator whose work is focused on themes related to cultural humility in both domestic and international settings with specialized knowledge in providing gender affirming care to transgender and non-binary children, adolescents, adults and their families. In addition to her work as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, Stacey is the Senior Manager of Behavioral Health at Whitman Walker Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center that specializes in serving the LGBTQ communities and people with HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC.
Stacey has co-led the development of Whitman Walker Health’s protocols for the provision of gender-affirming care to facilitate gender-affirming surgeries. In psychotherapy and in her research and writing, Stacey uses narrative to explore individual and collective experience. Her most recent work is titled, “Living in the Cracks of Apartheid: A Critical Narrative Analysis of Resilience, Hope, and Cultural Trauma in The Born Free Generation of South Africa.”
Stacey has been a featured and keynote speaker at the US Department of State, US Agency for International Development, Washington AIDS Partnership, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, and The Human Rights Campaign, among others. Her expertise has been referenced in the New York Times, North Carolina Policy Watch, The Psychiatric Advisor, etc. In 2017 Stacey was honored to receive Capital Pride’s Engendered Spirit Award for her work serving transgender and non-binary communities.
Krystin Harper, M.A.
Krystin is licensed in Washington, D.C. as a Graduate Professional Counselor. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the George Washington University and has a special interest in resiliency, anxiety, relationships, and the intersection of mental and physical health. Krystin often incorporates mindfulness into her work and believes that self-compassion provides the foundation for growth and lasting change. Together, with kindness and a bit of humor, Krystin will empower you to find inner resilience and the capacity to live a joyful and fulfilling life.
Krystin believes that all people go through periods of darkness in life, but it is often that journey that helps illuminate the gifts of adversity within.
Krystin’s work is rooted in a holistic, person-centered approach to healing. She will treat you with empathy, create a non-judgmental environment in which you feel safe and heard, and work to understand your lived experiences. The process begins with exploring your own story – what brought you to this point, how you see yourself in the world, and the thought patterns that create your internal narrative. She treats both individuals and couples. Krystin has a special interest in premarital counseling as well as families with new or young children that are learning how to balance their relationship with the demands of parenthood.
Krystin can be contacted directly at email@example.com or 202-644-8889 ext. 2.
Amy Hall, M.S.
Amy Hall is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She believes that most people are striving to be their best self but sometimes get stuck along the way and need some help moving forward. Amy views herself as a facilitator of the development process that is the essence of the human experience.
Amy works from a person-centered existential approach, believing that individuals live fuller, more satisfying lives when they have a sense of meaning and purpose. She also recognizes that most individuals seeking therapy are looking for relief from more immediate troubles or challenges. Integrating an existential approach with practical modalities like Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral therapies and an emphasis on the mind-body connection allows Amy to tailor her approach to each client’s needs and catalyze the process of change in therapy. She is also certified in EMDR and works with clients who suffer from past trauma that causes impairment in the present day.
Amy comes to the counseling profession after a long career in public policy, serving in several executive branch agencies as well as the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. She is experienced in navigating the intricacies and stresses of life in the Nation’s capital and has an intimate understanding of the special issues that Washingtonians face living in an environment steeped in the culture of politics—a cultural sensitivity that is woven into her theoretical approach. Amy brings a balanced attitude and mind to therapy, accepting people as they are while helping them grow into fuller versions of themselves.
Amy can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-644-8889 ext. 3
Sussan Motlagh, MBA
Sussan Motlagh brings decades of experience in business development and management as the Director of Operations at Frog Point Therapy. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Sussan immigrated to the United States in 1979 and completed a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. After living in Puerto Rico for 12 years, she returned to the Washington DC area and was the office manager for a private dental practice in Northern Virginia for four years.
At Frog Point Therapy, she is dedicated to facilitating the practical elements of being in treatment–scheduling, billing, and office management, to name a few. She believes that high-quality mental health treatment should be available to everyone and is dedicated to helping clients bridge the gap between logistics and healthcare.
Sussan can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sarah Hoops, MS, LGPC
Sarah is a licensed graduate professional counselor in Washington, DC. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Somatic Counseling from Prescott College.
Sarah specializes in supporting trauma survivors, including survivors of sexual violence, emotional abuse or neglect, harmful relationships, and traumatic loss. She completed clinical training at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, providing therapy for survivors of both recent and past sexual trauma. A former professional (and family) caregiver for those at the end of life, she supports individuals navigating complicated or traumatic grief, including bereaved parents. Sarah also provides affirming therapy for disabled and chronically ill folks, drawing from her passion for Disability Justice as well as her own lived experience navigating chronic illness in ableist culture.
Sarah uses self-compassion and Internal Family Systems (“parts work”) to guide you in building a loving relationship with yourself—particularly the parts of yourself that might feel troublesome or unworthy. With a background as a licensed bodyworker, Sarah utilizes mind-body approaches to help you ease chronic trauma responses in the nervous system. Attending to the body’s natural responses to trauma while simultaneously fostering a stance of inner care and compassion toward yourself makes it possible to recover a felt sense of comfort and empowerment in your own skin.
Once painful symptoms feel less overwhelming, Sarah draws from existential therapy to activate an inner sense of freedom to make your own choices. She approaches life’s big questions with a spirit of humility and helps you tune inward with new tools to unfold a unique path forward.
Sarah believes life-changing therapy isn’t just a cognitive process, but one felt in the body and heart as you soak in—at your own pace—the experience of feeling safe, understood, and cared for in a deeply connected therapeutic relationship. She is honored to be entrusted with this role by clients. Sarah prioritizes creating an empowered, welcoming space for those who experience oppression.
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