Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
University of Virginia (1976)

National Register Member Since

Carolyn Shaffer, PhD

I practice mainly Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness for a wide range of emotional issues.

I have been a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Sex Therapist for over 30 years.

I have a warm and empathic style and my extensive experience helps me to ascertain quickly the best course of treatment and to resolve many issues in a timely fashion. However, I do have people in my practice that have been coming for years because they find the therapy continuously helpful.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


    • National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Ctr for Cognitive Ther
6310 Winston Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
P: 301-320-5268 (Office)