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Lindsay Summers

Trauma Informed & Identity Affirming therapist

Lindsay Summers is a licensed therapist practicing in Maryland, DC, and South Carolina. As a queer and genderqueer therapist, they approach their practice through a lens of anti-oppression, feminist, and queer theory. Recognizing the healing potential of the therapeutic relationship, Lindsay emphasizes client-centered therapy that values and honors all aspects of their clients' identities. They continuously strive to address their power and privilege, serving as an ally to BIPOC, disabled individuals, sex workers, those living in poverty, fat/larger bodied individuals, immigrants, houseless individuals, the aging population, individuals under the age of 18, and those who are or have been incarcerated.

Lindsay's clinical career began by working with survivors of sexual violence, allowing them to gain a deep understanding of the intersectionality of trauma and oppression. As a social worker, they were trained to acknowledge not only the psychological impacts of mental health challenges but also the significant influence of privilege, oppression, and identity on individuals' mental health and access to care. From their perspective, Lindsay views most, if not all, mental health diagnoses as rooted in trauma. Their therapeutic work centers around supporting clients in processing, integrating, and healing from trauma. Moreover, it focuses on empowering clients to reclaim their power, perspective, and life narrative, enabling them to live a more connected, purposeful, and wholehearted life. Lindsay eagerly looks forward to meeting and supporting individuals on their journey towards wellness and healing.

Specialties & Therapeutic Modalities

Lindsay utilizes an eclectic approach that places the needs and goals of each client at the center. Their practice draws heavily from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Shame Resilience Theory, and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). In addition, they integrate motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), polyvagal theory, narrative therapy, attachment-based therapy, psychodynamic theories, and strength-based therapy modalities. While offering dedicated support to survivors and individuals within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Lindsay's experience extends to clients with diverse mental health challenges and diagnoses. These include depression, anxiety, neurodivergence (ADHD & Autism), borderline personality disorder, grief, and suicidality.

Accepting clients



Carefirst BCBS & Out of Network Benefits

self pay


Education / Certifications

The Catholic University of America

Bachelor of Arts, 2016

The Catholic University of America

Master of Social Work, 2018