Divya Babbar, Psy.D.

Dr. Divya Babbar (she/her/they) provides individual and couples therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples. She aspires to help those she works with engage in curiosity over the multidimensional nature of their experiences – including exploration of issues related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, and class. In this undertaking, Dr. Babbar hopes that clients will find exploration of these issues to be an intrinsic part of understanding ones experiences and to ultimately finding relief or solutions to ones challenges.

Alongside having extensive experience and training in relational psychodynamic therapy, Dr. Babbar integrates trauma-informed therapy and mindfulness techniques in her holistic practice. Dr. Babbar believes that we come to know ourselves as we explore how our early life experiences influence the ways that we show up in the world and in our relationships with others. Through this lens, she also believes that an authentic and intimate therapeutic relationship can help clients facilitate the growth that they would like to observe in themselves.

Dr. Babbar holds a master’s degree (M.Psy.) and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from The George Washington University. She completed her doctoral internship in health service psychology at Stony Brook University Counseling Center. Prior to graduating, she trained in a variety of settings, including – autism and speech clinics, community mental health, university clinics, college counseling, and private practice. She is particularly interested in delving into issues related to interpersonal distress, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, identity, and sexual orientation.

Dr. Babbar is an approved Psychology Associate in the District of Columbia and provides services under the supervision of Andrea Fisher, Psy.D. and Caroline Long, Psy.D.