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Dr. Greta Carlson

I am a doctoral-level clinician with a Psy.D. from George Washington University in clinical psychology. When approaching psychotherapy and assessment, my hope is to create a warm and supportive space in which collaboration, growth, and discovery can occur at any age.

I have nearly 7 years of experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I employ an integrative and client-centered therapeutic approach, and I have special interests in psychodynamic perspectives on psychological testing, trauma, and dissociation-informed care. Above all, I wish to listen and observe with sensitivity my patients’ concerns and help them to find words for experiences that may be difficult to capture.

I conduct cognitive assessments for children seeking enrollment to a private school and gifted and talented programs in the Washington, D.C. metro area. In addition, I have conducted comprehensive psychological assessments in school, inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings with adolescents. I especially enjoy collaborating with my patients’ families and with professionals in healthcare and education when conducting assessments.

I completed my pre-doctoral internship through Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, in addition to being part of the team at Old Town Psychology, I am completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Trauma Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Towson, MD.


Publications

Lin, T., Vintinner, L., Carlson, G., Villegas, M., & Sexton, J. (2017) Pain and depression: commonalities between self-harm and chronic pain in opiate users. Poster presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association Convention.

Lin, T., Baez, N., Bowles, L., & Carlson, G. (2018) Effect of patient attachment style on therapist countertransference types. Poster accepted to 2019 Division 39 Annual Spring Meeting.