Jennifer L. Robertson, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in psychotherapy for adults and young adults. She is licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She maintains a private practice in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC and in Rockville, MD.
I have over 11 years of experience providing psychotherapy for adults struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. I have also worked extensively with the issues that challenge young adults, beginning with my employment at Georgetown University’s Counseling Center, and continuing in my private practice in downtown Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a Psychologist, I have extensive experience working in a business setting, thus I have an in-depth understanding of work-related stressors and career change issues.
I have attained a post-graduate certificate in AD/HD and am affiliated with the Adult ADHD Center of Washington. I have specialized experience in understanding the unique challenges of adults with this and other executive functioning challenges, such as disorganization, lateness, procrastination, and distractibility I can provide initial diagnostic screening for this diagnosis, short-term, goal-oriented coaching for people who are challenged in meeting their full potential, as well as psychotherapy for self-esteem issues that can arise from struggling with AD/HD. I can help clients with AD/HD identify their unique strengths which they can utilize for greater self-understanding, life enrichment, and success. The Adult ADHD Center of Washington additionally offers support groups that address understanding the impact of AD/HD on your life and functioning, and working to set goals to address specific challenges. The Center also offers a half day workshop for couples whose relationships are challenged by ADHD in one or both partners. In depth psychoeducational testing is also offered by the Center for clients with AD/HD and/or co-occurring diagnoses for greater self-understanding, or who may be seeking academic accommodations.
In my work at The Women's Center, I provided individual and group therapy for women facing separation and divorce, and have continued to work with people struggling with separation decisions and transitions in my private practice.
I have experience with helping clients navigate the emotional aspects of undergoing infertility treatment. I can also be helpful in counseling individuals and couples (gay or straight) who are making decisions about additional fertility treatments, adoption, or living childfree.
As a professional classical singer with a Master's of Music in vocal performance, I can can be especially helpful to clients who suffer from performance and public speaking anxiety.
I have experience working with the stresses facing caregivers of aging parents, and have an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges of caregiving to parents with dementia.
I look forward to meeting with you to explore how we can work together to improve your well-being and address the concerns you are currently facing.
Education and Training
I obtained my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from The George Washington University in 2006. I received additional training for a year each as a fellow at the Washington Psychoanalytic Society and at the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. In 2018, I will complete a post-doctoral institute program through the Maryland Psychological Association in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I continually advance my learning and training with both continuing education programs, as well as with weekly individual and group case consultations with other experienced clinicians. Prior to my private practice, I provided psychotherapy and/or psychological /psychoeducational assessments at the following Washington, DC area sites:
Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service
The Adele Lebowitz Center for Youth and Families at the Washington School of Psychiatry
The Women's Center
Willow Oak Therapy, Inc.
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington
The Fulton House of Hope (residential addictions treatment)
Diagnostic Assessment Associates
The Center Clinic at George Washington University
Abrams and Associates
I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the DC Psychological Association, and the Maryland Psychological Association.
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