Dominic Tannoia, PhD

( he/him/his )



Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia

Ages Treated

Children, Adolescents & Adults

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Tannoia is a licensed psychologist who works with children, teens, and adults. He offers age-appropriate therapy to younger children, addressing a range of concerns including behavioral difficulties, anxiety, sleep, and toileting. For older children, teens, and adults, he offers guidance and solutions for those who are navigating struggles with anxiety, OCD, transitions in life, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. He enjoys the process of collaborating with patients, translating researched and technical treatments into approachable and practical tools that lead to positive change.  Patients find him to be easy-going, calm, and empathetic, and he relates well to children and teens. Parents are an integral part of treatment with children, and Dr. Tannoia teaches parents skills and new ways to approach difficult situations so they feel prepared to help their child practice social, emotional, and behavioral skills in their everyday lives.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Tannoia specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., tics, hair pulling, & skin picking) for people of all ages. He has expertise in treating young children and is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which greatly informs his approach to treating children ages 2-7. PCIT includes live coaching, which Dr. Tannoia uses to help families effectively use a growing set of tools for navigating difficult situations. In addition to PCIT, Dr. Tannoia commonly utilizes Behavioral Parent Training, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Treatment. His approach to treatment is integrative, and he draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).

Experience and Training:

Dr. Tannoia earned his BA in Psychology from The University of Maine. He continued his education at The University of Georgia, where he received his MA and PhD in School Psychology. In addition, Dr. Tannoia completed two years of highly specialized, child-focused clinical training through his participation in a highly competitive, APA-accredited internship at Florida State University, which focused on psychological assessment and evaluation. He also completed a rigorous postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Behavior Management Clinic, which focused on therapy services.

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