Laurie Stern , PsyD

Psychologist, Director of Community Outreach


Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia

Ages Treated

Ages 7 - 29

Dr. Stern is a licensed clinical psychologist who works primarily with older children, adolescents, and young adults. She treats the full range of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), separation anxiety disorder and panic disorder, mood disorders and behavioral disorders. She has a special interest in treating specific phobias, including sleep-related anxiety and anxiety arising as children and adolescents prepare for major events such as tests, sleepaway camp and college.

She has a special interest in working with college students and young adults in increasing autonomy and independence from their families and navigating interpersonal relationships. She also has extensive experience working within juvenile justice, residential treatment and conducting court-ordered psychological evaluations. Dr. Stern utilizes a collaborative approach that employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions. She additionally conducts comprehensive assessments of social, emotional and personality functioning at The Ross Center.

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