Stephen J.F. Holland, Psy.D., A-CBT (Director and Founder), was named one of the top therapists in the Washington, D.C., area by Washingtonian magazine. He is an internationally recognized expert on empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatments and is co-author of Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, a widely used textbook. He has also written a number of articles, chapters and presentations on cognitive-behavioral and integrative psychotherapy. He frequently presents at major conferences and continuing education programs for professionals. A graduate of Dartmouth College, New York University and Rutgers University, Dr. Holland has served on the faculties of the doctoral programs at Columbia University and the American School of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, the international organization that provides accreditation for cognitive-behavioral therapists, and is certified by the Academy as a Trainer and Consultant. Dr. Holland routinely consults with all therapists at the Institute. He sees patients in our Washington, DC office.
Lilia Mucka Andrew, Ph.D. (Child/Adolescent Supervisor) is a graduate of Wayne State University. She completed her predoctoral internship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC and postdoctoral fellowship at Rothman Center for Pediatrics Neuropsychiatry in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Andrew is a clinical psychologist in the Division of Psychology & Behavioral Health at Children’s National Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tic disorders, PANDAS, depression and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Andrew supervises in our Child/Adolescent Program. She does not see patients at Capital Institute.
Jacqueline Beaudry, Psy.D. is a graduate of Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at Widener University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Additional clinical experiences include working with adolescents and adults involved in Philadelphia Family Court, Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital and Coleman/Hoffman Hall Community Education Center. Dr. Beaudry uses an integrative therapy style that combines CBT with acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches. Using a non-judgmental, collaborative, and flexible approach, she tailors her treatment style based on clients’ needs and personal goals, with a focus on helping them to move towards a more satisfying and meaningful life. Her areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, body image and self-esteem concerns, insomnia and navigating life transitions. Dr. Beaudry sees patients in both our Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD offices.
Maya Cook, M.A. (Extern), is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at George
Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and parent skills training to a variety of clients of different ages and backgrounds through positions at the Meltzer Center for Psychological and Community Based Services and Whole Bear Care: Primary Behavioral Health Services at Children’s National Hospital. She approaches treatment from a holistic lens in order to understand how factors such as identity, family dynamics, community and peer influences, and individual and societal values impact each client, and draws upon evidence based cognitive-behavioral treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in order to help her clients reach their goals. She believes the most important aspect of therapy is creating a warm, welcoming environment that clients not only feel safe opening up in, but also feel safe challenging themselves to work through difficult emotions and past traumas in order to help them feel fulfilled. Her clinical interests include ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders, and she especially enjoys working with adolescents and teens as they navigate their individual identity development. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her dog, Arya, taking group fitness classes, and exploring new restaurants in D.C.
Kevin J. Crowley, Ph.D. (Externship Director), is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. His previous clinical experiences include placements at two VA Medical Centers (Washington DC and Denver), two private practices, and the Catholic University of America counseling center. Dr. Crowley provides cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in a flexible, patient-specific manner. His clinical interests include depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma, insomnia, relationship concerns, and suicide prevention. In addition, his research interests involve brief interventions for reducing shame and suicide risk. Dr. Crowley sees patients in our Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD offices.
Emily Dameron, M.A. (Extern), is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has experience providing psychotherapy to adults at university counseling centers and private practices. Emily takes an integrative approach to therapy, tailoring treatment to best fit the needs of her clients. She draws upon cognitive-behavioral, existential, and attachment-based perspectives in her work. In addition, Emily received a masters degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and brings a strengths-based perspective to therapy focused on helping clients flourish and lead meaningful lives. Her clinical interests include relationship concerns, trauma, depression and anxiety, grief, and existential concerns. Emily sees patients for individual and couples therapy both virtually and in our Washington DC office.
Pooja Datta, Ph.D., M.Ed., is a graduate from the University of Virginia. She has experience with neuropsychological and comprehensive psychological evaluations, behavioral health interventions in primary care, and providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. She holds a Graduate Certificate from the University of Maryland in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma. Dr. Datta completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service and further served as a Trauma Specialist for undergraduate and graduate students. She has also completed training in family medicine departments at the University of Virginia and UT Health San Antonio. She approaches therapy from an integrative cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and relational lens. Her clinical interests include complex and interpersonal trauma, mood disorders, cultural adjustments, and life transitions. Dr. Datta sees patients in our Washington, DC offices and is licensed in DC, MD, and VA. She is also able to provide telehealth services to patients in PSYPACT states.
John Michael Della Porta, Psy.D., received his degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his clinical internship at WellSpan Behavioral Health. Additional experiences include the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Center for Brief Therapy. His clinical experiences have been in both traditional mental health as well as medical settings. Dr. Della Porta utilizes a flexible, collaborative CBT approach that is tailored to the patient and their treatment goals. He has also achieved certification as a Prolonged Exposure therapist for PTSD. Clinical interests include anxiety disorders, trauma, insomnia, and depression. Dr. Della Porta sees patients in our Washington, DC office.
John P. Dennis, Ph.D. (Clinical Director, Bethesda Office), is a graduate of Saint Louis University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Aaron Beck and Greg Brown at the University of Pennsylvania’s Psychopathology Research Unit, where he provided individual cognitive-behavioral therapy and trained other mental health providers to deliver this treatment. He has also served as the project coordinator for two grant-funded clinical research projects at Uniformed Services University for the treatment of active-duty military personnel at-risk for suicide. His current clinical areas of focus are mood and anxiety disorders. In his spare time he competes in endurance sports and has been a member of the USA Men’s 24-Hour Track & Field team. Dr. Dennis sees patients in our Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD offices.
Gareth Harrison, Psy.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow), is a graduate of Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Dr. Harrison completed his doctoral internships at the La Salle University Student Counseling Center and worked as an adjunct extern at the CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD (both in Philadelphia, PA). Dr. Harrison has a wide array of additional experience providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment services through his work at Fairmount Behavioral Health System and Widener University’s Adult Therapy Clinic. Dr. Harrison has experience working with a wide range of psychological difficulties, with his clinical interests centering on anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anger, self-esteem concerns, and significant life transitions. He uses an integrative approach, blending various evidence-based treatments and techniques such as CBT, ERP, and acceptance- and compassion-based therapies. Dr. Harrison sees patients in both the Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD offices, and virtually. In his spare time, Dr. Harrison enjoys playing golf, ice hockey, and spending time with his family.
Maria Hays, Psy.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow), is a graduate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Intercommunity Action in Philadelphia, PA, where she provided treatment and assessments of children and adults diagnosed with a range of mental health disorders including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other trauma related disorders. Dr. Hays has received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with youth anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and ASD, at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has also completed training in the provision of gender-affirming care for LGBTQ+ individuals from The Fenway Institute, one of the world’s largest health centers focused on LGBTQIA+ communities. Dr. Hays utilizes a flexible and collaborative CBT approach with a patient-centered focus that is tailored to the individual’s treatment goals. She enjoys spending time with her family and jogging with her dog, Jax. Dr. Hays is licensed as a Psychology Associate in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Casey Hearing, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow) graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology from George Washington University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Milton Hershey School, where she worked with children from kindergarten through 12th grade providing individual and group psychotherapy. Casey’s approach to treatment is informed by her belief in equity, positive regard, and valued living. Casey utilizes developmental and evidence-based treatments grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and informed by attachment theory. Casey is collaborative in her treatment approach and works with children, adolescents, and families to identify and work towards agreed upon treatment goals. Her clinical areas of focus include anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and oppositional behaviors.
Hyejin Jin, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow), is a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi and University of Washington. She completed her doctoral residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where she worked at the Transitional Care Clinic and Student Counseling Center. Dr. Jin’s previous clinical experiences include Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services and South Mississippi State Hospital. She also has three years of experience leading Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-Informed skills groups in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Jin utilizes a collaborative and flexible approach to therapy to help her clients reach their treatment goals. She takes an integrative approach to treatment by flexibly using cognitive behavior therapy and DBT principles and techniques. Her clinical areas of focus include suicidality, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. She is conversationally fluent in Korean. In her spare time, she enjoys building Lego sets, taking care of her plants, and playing with her dog. Dr. Jin is licensed as a Psychology Associate in Washington, DC and Maryland and sees patients in both locations.
Patrick K. Love, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow), received his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Washington D.C. Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, where he treated Veterans with substance abuse, insomnia, mild to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other trauma related disorders. At previous placements, Dr. Love’s practice focused on working with children (8 and up), adolescents, and adults with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), selective mutism, complicated grief, and specific phobias via both individual and group therapy settings. He utilizes a range of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure therapy (PE), written exposure therapy (WET), trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), trauma focused (acceptance and commitment therapy), exposure and response prevention, and other exposure therapies. Dr. Love takes a collaborative treatment approach to working with his clients. Treatment begins by identifying his client’s goals for treatment, and then discussing which treatment method would be most helpful in achieving those goals. When working with children and adolescents, Dr. Love works with both the child and their guardians’ (as developmentally appropriate) to create a treatment plan with which all parties can agree. He is an integrative therapist, flexibly utilizing therapeutic techniques grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and interpersonal therapy (IPT). His clinical areas of focus include suicidality, non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, PTSD, complex trauma, OCD, mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Love is LGBTQIA+ affirming and is licensed as a Psych Associate in DC.
Jessica Nemeth, Psy.D. (Training Director), has been providing cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapy at CICT since 2012, and provides supervision to our trainees. Her clinical areas of focus are the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, OCD, grief and loss, and trichotillomania/skin picking. She has a special interest in health, including coping with chronic medical conditions, infertility and its treatment, and pregnancy loss. Dr. Nemeth has completed training at the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s Professional Training Institute in the CBT-based treatment for trichotillomania and skin-picking disorder She has previously worked at George Mason University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Howard University’s Counseling Services, and Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Clinic. Dr. Nemeth is a graduate of the American School of Professional Psychology, and is a Licensed Psychologist in DC and Virginia. She sees patients in our Washington, DC office. She is also able to provide telehealth services to patients in PSYPACT states.
Ryoichi Noguchi, Ph.D., is a graduate of Virginia Tech and his clinical experiences include the Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center at Virginia Tech and George Mason University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. He provides a flexible and integrative approach to cognitive behavioral therapy and his clinical interests include anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. Dr. Noguchi specializes in the treatment of social anxiety and has also provided treatment of specific phobias in a National Institute for Mental Health funded treatment study. His clinical research interests include treatment of social anxiety and cross-cultural manifestations of anxiety. Dr. Noguchi is Japanese American and is bilingual in Japanese. 日本語でのセラピーをご希望の方はこちらのメールでご連絡ください。Dr. Noguchi is a Licensed Psychologist in DC and VA. He sees patients in our Washington, DC office, and is also able to provide telehealth services to patients in PSYPACT states.
Laura Novak, M.S., M.P.S. (Extern), is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology (PhD) program at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, MD. She has experience providing individual psychotherapy to Veterans, active-duty Service members, and their family members at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals, and neuropsychological assessment for adults at The George Washington University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. She strives to provide cognitive-behavioral therapy in a safe, welcoming environment that focuses on working towards patient treatment goals. Laura’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, adjustment concerns, and trauma. Laura sees patients in our Washington, DC office. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with family, playing and watching sports, and reading.
Richard Raymond, Ph.D., is a graduate of Princeton University and Catholic University of America. In addition to his training in psychology, Dr. Raymond brings over a decade of experience working in the private and non-profit sectors, first working at Google and later developing online strategy for major non-profit organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and Autism Speaks. He has also worked on-site with HIV-positive youth in South Africa. Dr. Raymond trained clinically at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, the Columbia University New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Catholic University Counseling Center, Maryland public schools, and two Veterans Affairs hospitals, including the VA of Greater Los Angeles, where he completed his pre-doctoral internship. Dr. Raymond approaches clinical work in a collaborative manner, integrating principles of CBT and mindfulness to help clients move towards their goals and live more fulfilling lives. His clinical interests include trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and existential concerns. He has completed the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s Professional Training Institute in CBT for body-focused repetitive behaviors. Dr. Raymond is licensed as a Psychologist in Maryland and Washington, DC. He is exclusively available for virtual appointments.
Erin M. Sadler, Psy.D. (Child/Adolescent Supervisor) is a graduate of Yeshiva University and Vanderbilt University. She completed both her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Sadler is a clinical psychologist in the Division of Psychology & Behavioral Health at Children’s National Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders occurring during childhood (infancy through adolescence) and during the perinatal period (pregnancy through postpartum). Dr. Sadler supervises in our Child/Adolescent Program. She does not see patients at Capital Institute.
Giulia Suro, Ph.D., CEDS is a graduate of Columbia University and University of Miami. She completed her doctoral internship at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Oliver Pyatt Centers for eating disorder treatment, where she subsequently served as a therapist and Clinical Director for Day Treatment Programs. In 2017 she became a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Suro’s areas of clinical expertise include eating disorders, trauma, and severe mental illness. She specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral approach that promotes relating to thoughts and feelings in a more mindful and compassionate way. In 2019, she published an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workbook titled Learning to Thrive. She enjoys helping clients clarify what is most important and meaningful to them, and using that knowledge to create lasting change. Dr. Suro sees patients in our Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD offices.
Laura Taouk, M.A. (Extern), is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology (PhD) program at American University. Over the past four years, she has provided individual and group therapy to clients with diverse backgrounds and identities in a variety of mental health settings, including the Counseling Center at American University, the James J. Gray Psychotherapy Training Clinic, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Catholic University of America Counseling Center. Laura takes an integrative approach to therapy; she draws upon humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and other evidence-based treatments considered within a multicultural framework and tailored to the needs of individual clients. She strives to promote safe, collaborative therapeutic relationships. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as identity development and interactions between mental and physical health. Her professional affiliations include the American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-Psy). Laura sees patients in our Washington DC office.
Sarah Grace Uhouse, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow), is a graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She completed her doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System. Prior to that, she worked as a behavioral health clinician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Additionally, she trained on the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program at the New Jersey VA Medical Center. She has also worked in various community mental health clinics. Dr. Uhouse integrates a flexible person-centered approach to therapy with evidence-based practices. Specifically, she collaboratively and non-judgmentally works with clients to identify their values and strengths, and together explores how to “open up” to difficult thoughts and emotions in order to create a meaningful life full of vitality. She also uses evidence-based therapies and skills, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), as well as mindfulness-based and trauma-informed approaches. Her clinical interests include working with clients with substance use disorders, trauma- and/or stress-related disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, life transitions, and health-related behaviors. She is licensed as a Psychology Associate in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, and sees adults in the DC office. She is fluent in Spanish and is LGBTQIAA+ affirming. Her research interests include increasing access to evidence-based care for underserved populations. In her spare time, Dr. Uhouse enjoys reading, engaging in physical activity, and playing with her cat Pippin.
Linda K. Sanderson (Practice Manager) is responsible for our business operations, which includes maintaining our patient database, daily bookkeeping, accounts receivables and payables, website maintenance, physical oversight of our facilities, IT support, and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal labor and privacy laws and guidelines. Linda brings performance management experience, as well as over 13 years’ experience managing staff, operations and events. She has a Master’s degree in Social Policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania. Linda Sanderson is responsible for operations at our Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD offices.