Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 

 ~World Health Organization, 1948

Welcome to Behavioral Health First

Since 1984, Behavioral Health First has provided the highest quality psychological and consultation services to adults, children, couples, families and organizations. 

What makes us different?  At Behavioral Health First, we understand that you need support and assistance in working through difficult life issues as a unique and respected person.  We are the doctors with the skills and abilities to help.  At Behavioral Health First, we know that real health, emotional well-being and life happiness comes when you learn to become the expert for your own life.  No matter how painful or difficult the situation, Clients who work with us learn how to be stronger, make choices and decisions that are more balanced personally, at home and at work.  We know that all people have the potential to continue to learn, grow, develop and chart a better course for their life!  How do we know this? Because we help people work through life challenges and health issues large and small every day.

Call us.  We help our clients survive then thrive, when facing challenges related to:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and loss
  • Effects of trauma due to physical, emotional, verbal, sexual abuse/assault and accidents
  • Self-esteem
  • Life uncertainty/transition/adjustment
  • Couple and family issues
  • Medical illness and disability
  • Adult children from successful families
  • School and development issues
  • Work place and career concerns
  • Educational testing and assessment
  • Alcohol related concerns

Contact Information and Location

Clients come to us from all over the Metro area.  We are conveniently located two blocks north of the Van Ness/UDC Metro Station (Red Line).  Street parking is easily available.



Postal address 
     4501 Connecticut Avenue, NW 
     Suite 215 
     Washington, DC 20008

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Health embraces the body as well as the mind and spirit.  It encompasses not just today's pain or pleasure, but the whole being.