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My Approach

My Approach

Individual, Couples & Sex Therapy 

I am a licensed Couple and Sex Therapist in Washington, D.C. I am passionate about helping people create loving, supportive, and affirming relationships. Building strong relational foundations with a current or future partner requires laying bricks and each person must be willing to work on resolving lingering pain from the past. With love and compassion, I help individuals and couples heal past hurts as they move towards emotional connection and enhanced sexual intimacy. 


I spent over seventeen years as a family law attorney before entering the counseling field. Watching the devastating impacts of people going through the divorce process propelled me to help relationships heal. I obtained a master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at LaSalle University, and a post master’s certificate in Sex Therapy at the Council for Relationships. I have a Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University, where my research addresses the unique needs of couples of color. Additionally, I teach master’s level students in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Virginia Tech University. 

Contact

Contact Me

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Marjorie Nightingale, PhD, JD, LMFT

Individual, Couples & Sex Therapist

Washington, DC License: 000247

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