Abigail Romirowsky , PhD

Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Program Director

Location

Washington, D.C.

Ages Treated

4-Early 30's

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Abigail Romirowsky is a clinical psychologist who provides therapy to preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with a variety of concerns, including ADHD, oppositional behavior, anxiety, mood disorders, and executive functioning difficulties. Her analytical nature draws her first to evidence-based therapeutic approaches, while her compassion and creativity allow for designing an individualized treatment plan for each client and family. She has always been curious about human nature, and she loves to start by helping all clients develop age-appropriate insight into who they are now and who they can become. Dr. Romirowsky is always eager to learn more and is constantly working her way through various social science books. Since becoming a parent, though, she collects books much faster than she can read them. For her youngest clients, she aims to join directly with parents as well, toward promoting teamwork within the family. Dr. Romirowsky is also happy to provide one-time consultations to parents who are looking to determine if ongoing therapy is the best next step for their family.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Romirowsky has expertise in Pediatric Psychology (which addresses the psychological aspects of illness, injury, and the promotion of health behaviors in children, adolescents, and families). For children, a significant part of her practice is collaborating with other adults that are part of each child’s “team” (including teachers and other school personnel, psychiatrists and other medical providers, providers of speech/language and occupational therapy, and of course fellow mental health practitioners). She is well-versed in several treatment programs that are aimed specifically at supporting parents of children with ADHD, oppositional behavior, and anxiety. She also has expertise in the developmental period of adolescence, and she uses humor, education, and empathy to help teens and parents navigate this period in a way that promotes positive relationships.

Experience and Training:

Dr. Romirowsky earned her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Maryland, and she is a very proud UMD Terp! Her clinical training at UMD and Children’s National spanned several settings, including clinical research projects, community clinics, outpatient and inpatient medical centers, and the emergency department. In the past, she has also taught undergraduate psychology courses and supervised doctoral students. Dr. Romirowsky is committed to learning through formal continuing education, through her experience with each client/family, and through ongoing self-exploration.

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