Elke Schlager, PhD
Elke Schlager, PhD
|Professions: Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 0701004747|
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From my experience as a clinician and as a psychotherapy researcher, I have found that therapy is most effective when integrating different modalities to match an individual's particular needs. I practice a model of short-term dynamic therapy (ISDTP) that integrates psychodynamic therapy with experiential, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches. This model researched at the Program for Psychotherapy Research at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has evolved from over 50 years of psychotherapy research. I work from the premise that many of the symptoms that drive people to seek help (insomnia, depression, anxiety, irritability) result from the unconscious ways they divert themselves from true emotional experience. Using ISTDP, I work very actively with people to maintain a therapeutic focus so that people can achieve their goals in as few sessions as possible. Through my work I help people reconnect with others and with parts of themselves that they may feel they have lost. I have found this reconnection to self and others to be essential in helping people resolve long-term issues that have kept them from fully enjoying and experiencing life.
Email or Call Elke Schlager, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07116
More Info About My Practice
Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail to discuss whether my approach would be a good match for your needs. Therapy starts with an initial evaluation session, generally followed by weekly 60-minute therapy sessions. I am not a in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CareFirst. If you have these and other insurances I can help you get reimbursement from your insurance company for out-of-network coverage.
My fee is $200 for an initial evaluation and $175 per 60-minute session. You can contact me by phone (703-585-3106) via my website.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Clinical Supervision
Ages I Work With
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