Arthur Blank


Arthur Blank


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Medical
Secondary Credential: Medical - MD19831
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $210 per session(50 minute hour)
Free Initial Consultation


5454 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1435
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

My Approach to Helping

Ever since reading psychoanalysis and serving as a counselor as a college student, I have focused on the art of psychotherapy. Authentic help is based on creative growth for both persons who have agreed on the unique journey of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. All lives are filled with a mix of joys and sorrows, hopes, dreams, and disappointments, sometimes terrifying trauma--all of which can come into our work. The relationship which I work to grow in our sessions should end in your finding out more of your true self, and find the life you need and want.

More Info About My Practice

The only insurance network which I am on is TriCare, as a certified non-network provider. My standard fee is $210. I provide some fee adjustment for psychoanalysis.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My background includes service as a military psychiatrist in Viet Nam, and many years as the national director of our country's community based counseling centers for war veterans. I then had several activities in the trauma field, including helping to start the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, service on two Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) PTSD Committees for the American Psychiatric Association. As a result, I became a nationally recognized expert on trauma and PTSD, working with people who have experienced war, disasters, family abuse, rape trauma, torture. Beyond trauma, however, I have training in psychoanalysis and therefore provide help for a very wide range of difficulties, as listed else where in my profile.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychodynamic or psychoanalytic therapy help people find their energy and potential for emotional growth which have been blocked by events that happened or confusions which grew up in their childhood and adolescence, or any of the psychological blind alleys which one can go down as an adult. The method is that we freely explore any and all issues that need exploration, including but not limited to what happens now from day to day, what happened in the past, and the ways in which we re-construct and bring to life in our sessions the most important conflicts and growth needs which you have.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Psychosis
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Types of Therapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic

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