Patrick K. Love, Ph.D.
Patrick K. Love 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 Psychologist in Maryland and Virginia, and as a Psych Associate in DC.
4833 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814