Elisabeth LaMotte - Counselor/Therapist, Author, Sex Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter - Washington, DC
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Elisabeth LaMotte (LICSW,MFT,MSW)


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Phone 202-333-7424

Sherier Place, NW

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To Win A Marriage Argument, Be OK With Losing

Last Sunday, Ann Leary wrote a beautiful New York Times "Modern Love" column about her marriage to actor Dennis Leary. She chronicles the high and low points of her marriage, focusing honestly on ...

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Severe Anxiety? A New Film Gets It

Sometimes it helps to know you're not alone. If you're struggling with severe anxiety, Sparrows Dance is a must-see film. This quiet, intimate love story offers a sensitive look into the rare but real mental illness: agoraphobia. Filmed entirely in ...

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Thinking Of Getting Engaged?

As a therapist practicing since 1995, one of the most common requests I receive is for a good book about marriage. This request is especially common among newly engaged couples and people who are struggling to decide whether to marry their current partner.  There are some interesting self-help books ...

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Fear of Commitment and Film-viewing

Many people enter therapy because they are struggling to make a decision about commitment. Sometimes, deciding to commit to a romantic partner can produce tremendous anxiety, especially for those who have not been exposed to healthy, intimate relationships.  Directed by Gus Van Sant,Read More

The Way Way Back and the Importance of Surrogate Parenting

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's heartwarming, psychologically astute film The Way Way Back has all of the elements of a perfect end-of-summer film.  The luring beach, the breezy boat rides, the classic water park, the welcoming summer cottage and the ...

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Elisabeth LaMotte

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Communication Problems

Dating/Being Single Support

Divorce/Divorce Prevention



Time in Practice:

10 years +

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:


Sex Therapist

Social Worker


I offer my services:

At my office

I am fluent in:


Licence information:

Expiration 7/31/15
Number LC303278

Articles by Elisabeth LaMotte
Marriage Advice: How To Stop Arguing

To Win A Marriage Argument, Be OK With Losing

Lose the fight to be right; it could save your marriage.


Severe Anxiety? A New Film Gets It

A new movie delves into severe anxiety.

A Happy Bride

Thinking Of Getting Engaged?

Sometimes a good book can be a very good friend.


Fear of Commitment and Film-viewing

Many people enter therapy to cure their fear of commitment.

Sad Dude

The Way Way Back and the Importance of Surrogate Parenting

Sometimes the most significant parenting comes from non-parents

Check Out My New Book
Overcoming Your Parents Divorce: 5 Steps to a Happy Relationship
Experts predict that children of divorce are ...
By M.S.W. Elisabeth Joy LaMotte LICSW AAMFT

Elisabeth LaMotte

All Specialties

Anxiety Issues, Career, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Stress Management