Clinical Health Psychologist
Address: 1234 19th Street, NW #901 Washington, DC 20036
For over 20 years in academic medical centers, Dr. Cary taught clinical skills, assisted in clinical research trials in chronic pain, & practiced clinical health psychology. She continues her affiliation with Georgetown University’s Sleep Disorders Center as their behavioral consultant. For over 15 years in private practice, she’s worked with people to improve how they manage their health and well-being.
Dr. Cary works with individual adults using three forms of brief, time-limited therapy. Motivational Therapy helps people be more “ready, willing, & able” to change. Cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, motivational, and positive psychology techniques, are used to help people improve issues within these areas:
- Mental Health: depression, anxiety, anger, panic, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, as well as other self-defeating behavior under stress
- Motivation to Change or Sustain Behavior: healthy lifestyle habits, like smoking cessation or weight management, procrastination with any goal
- Physical Conditions: pain, fatigue, chronic insomnia, Chronic Illness Self-Management: changes in function, relationships, self image, moods, values & other quality of life issues
- Well-Being: Increasing resilience, social intelligence, life satisfaction, & fulfillment
Having completed her Social Media Residency, Dr. Cary is now working on her Mayo Social Media Healthcare Fellowship project that aims to use social media to help teach the healthcare professions to interprofessionally communicate and spread ‘what works’ (evidence-based) for Insomnia.