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.
Jacqueline Beaudry, Psy.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow) 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 is licensed as a Psychology Associate in Washington, DC and Maryland and sees patients in both locations.
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.
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.
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.
Eliza Lanzillo, M.A. (Extern), is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has experience providing psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults at university counseling centers and private practices. Eliza previously worked as a research assistant with the National Institute of Mental Health where she assisted in the development and validation of suicide risk screening tools. She continues to focus on suicide prevention and treatment in her graduate research. Eliza is an integrative therapist, adapting her approach to the unique concerns of her clients. She incorporates techniques from evidence-based interventions including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches. Her areas of clinical interest include disordered eating and body image concerns, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, OCD, and suicide prevention. Eliza approaches her clients with acceptance and empathy, and strives to create a non-judgmental, collaborative, and welcoming therapeutic space for clients to address their goals and improve their wellbeing. Eliza sees patients in our Washington, D.C. office.
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.
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.
Eric Teeters, Psy.D. is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C. He is a Baltimore native and has graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his training in psychology, Dr. Teeters worked for nearly a decade as an environmental scientist with NOAA. Dr. Teeters has trained clinically at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and at multiple traditional mental health practices in the DMV region. He completed his doctoral internship at the Central Virginia Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Teeters has a patient-centered approach and utilizes a biopsychosocial lens and believes that every patient is unique and has different experiences and circumstances affecting them. His approach is individualized to each patient’s unique needs, strengths, and experiences, yet it is firmly rooted in the evidenced-based principles of CBT, ACT, and mindfulness. Dr. Teeters has a special interest in health and medical psychology. He is proficient in working with health/illness anxiety and a range of chronic physical health conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, cancers, traumatic brain injury, HIV, insomnia, and chronic pain. He is sex positive and LGBTQIA+ affirming. Dr. Teeters also has extensive experience working with PTSD, OCD, and mood disorders. Dr. Teeters is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, DC, and Michigan. He sees patients in our DC and Bethesda offices. He is also able to provide telehealth services to patients in PSYPACT states.
Zara Wright, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow), is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota. She received her clinical training in a variety of settings, including the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System, the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry, two community mental health centers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, and a private practice specializing in neuropsychological assessment. In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Wright has extensive experience in quantitative research, with a focus on dimensional models of psychopathology and the relationship between personality and mental health. Dr. Wright views psychotherapy through the lens of her individual-differences research: she subscribes to a collaborative, flexible, and tailored approach, honoring her clients’ individuality and cultural context. Dr. Wright practices integrative, evidence-based treatment, incorporating relevant principles and skills from CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based approaches. In her work, she strives to create a genuinely warm, trusting, and nonjudgmental environment marked by cultural sensitivity and humility. Her clinical interests include trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, phobia, personality disorders, and issues related to diversity. Dr. Wright is licensed as a Psychology Associate in Washington, DC and Maryland and sees patients in both locations.
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.