We are also thrilled to announce that we were chosen for the 2018 Best of Washington Awards in the category of Child Psychologist. The Best of Washington Award was created to acknowledge the best businesses in the Washington DC community. For the press release, click here
Who we are
The Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill is a psychology outpatient center that focuses on the treatment of anxiety (e.g., Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and other associated disorders (e.g., Trichotillomania, "Failure to launch" syndrome, Depression, and more) in children, adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. We employ cognitive-behavioral treatments to treat these disorders, with a special emphasis on exposure-based therapies.
Our Director Dr. Johanna Kaplan is the director of the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America and her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communications from American University in Washington, D.C.
Prior to opening the Washington Anxiety Center, she worked for four years at the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change in Rockville MD. She also completed 18 months of post-doctoral training at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital at the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy under the direct supervision of David Tolin, Ph.D.
Additionally, she completed a 2-year post-baccalaureate fellowship and a 6-year pre-doctoral fellowship in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Kaplan has received extensive clinical and clinical-research training in anxiety, mood, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and has completed clinical and research work in private practice, community, counseling center, and hospital-based settings.
Together, she has over 60 presentations/publications in the domain of clinical anxiety in adult, adolescent, and child populations. She has been interviewed for several articles in Parent magazine, parent.com, Romper.com, klicknews.com, the Hillrag.com, and has been interviewed by several local television media outlets. She continues to actively pursue her education in evidence-based treatments for anxiety in these populations.
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