Dr. Tovah Weinrib Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Tovah Weinrib Staff Child Clinical Psychologist at the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill
Dr. Tovah Weinrib earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at St. John’s University, and her B.A. in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Weinrib completed a predoctoral internship at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York, where she specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and their families.
Prior to joining the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill, Dr. Weinrib continued her training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow. There, she received specialty training in exposure-based methods for treatment of OCD, PTSD, and eating disorders across inpatient, partial, and outpatient levels of care. Dr. Weinrib integrates cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories while using a transdiagnostic approach. She seeks to understand how problem behaviors are maintained by considering individual, family, social, environmental, and genetic factors. Her specific clinical expertise includes the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. She also has expertise in behavioral parent training, school refusal, emotion dysregulation, and self-injurious behaviors. Dr. Weinrib has received extensive training in a variety of evidence based approaches such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Family Based Therapy (FBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-A). Dr. Weinrib continues to educate herself to deliver the most up-to-date evidence-based approaches, ensuring she provides the best care to her patients. Dr. Weinrib strives to work collaboratively and creatively with children, adolescents, and their families, and builds meaningful therapeutic relationships with her patients, often using humor and irreverence, making difficult topics approachable. Dr. Weinrib works to empower patients to cope effectively, make value-oriented choices, and alter maladaptive behavioral patterns. Dr. Weinrib collaborates with family members, school personnel, medical professionals, or anyone else who can help enhance patient care.
Dr. Weinrib sees children, adolescents, and families via teletherapy and in person. She is licensed in New York, and is in the process of licensure for DC.