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Personalized therapeutic solutions to help you access your strengths and build the life you desire.
ABOUT DR. POSNER
My road to becoming a psychologist was not the most direct. I had worked in many different fields from government relations to law to public relations and learned that working to understand diverse perspectives was the common thread in these experiences. This desire to provide and facilitate understanding is the core of my work. My goal is to create a warm, caring space where we can work together to reduce the symptoms that brought you to therapy, help you understand the underlying causes of them, and lay the foundation to build the life you desire. Drawing on my training in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I bring a holistic, individualized approach to helping my clients achieve their goals.
My areas of focus include working with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trauma, attachment issues, and identity issues. I also work with parents to provide guidance to those who seek help navigating the challenges of raising children.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University’s Professional Psychology program. I completed a one-year pre-doctoral internship at The Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW), where I provided individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessments of children, adolescents, and adults. While at PIW, I also worked at the Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders providing group therapy and skills groups. I have also gained therapy and assessment experience working in schools, at Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services, and in a community mental health clinic.
Prior to completing my doctorate, I earned a law degree from the University of Maryland and practiced law for seven years. I graduated from Duke University earning an A.B. in public policy sciences.
People seek psychotherapy for different reasons. Sometimes, it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues. Other times, it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life, such as a divorce, death, illness, or job transition. I believe that everyone possesses strengths and resources to overcome obstacles. Whatever brings you to therapy, I will work with you collaboratively to help you on the path to personal growth and positive change.
Whether you are new to therapy or have been in therapy before, it's common to have questions about my practice and how we can best work together. If your questions are not answered below, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Stephanie Posner, J.D., Psy.D., LLC
6106 Harvard Avenue, #622
Glen Echo, MD 20812