Dr. Gold is a registered Psychology Associate in Maryland who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family psychotherapy, as well as conducting psychological evaluations and school admissions testing (WISC-V). Her particular interests are in: attachment styles, developmental milestones throughout the lifespan, family systems, multilingualism and multiculturalism, identity development, neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism), and the mental health impact of chronic illness (e.g. Ehler’s Danlos) and/or learning disabilities. In therapy, Dr. Gold utilizes an integrative approach tailored to individual needs that applies evidence-based techniques rooted in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories, including DBT. She believes that building a strong working relationship is the foundation for therapeutic work and that treatment should be a collaborative process. Her goal is to help her clients to better understand themselves and develop new strategies to foster a life worth living. She aims to accomplish these therapeutic tasks through concrete techniques and/or an in-depth exploration of mental processes and the underlying conflicts that reinforce our patterns of behaviors and thoughts.
Throughout the course of her practicum training, Dr. Gold has acquired a range of clinical experiences in both psychotherapy and psychological evaluations for a variety of presenting concerns, such as: autism spectrum, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, interpersonal struggles, and chronic pain. She has worked in settings, such as: university counseling, outpatient hospital, school-based, community mental health, and residential treatment. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Gold was an educator and taught in Italy, China, and the United States. Having lived, studied, and worked abroad, she has a strong interest in providing continued support to international communities. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from New York University, her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA) in Rockville, Maryland. She is excited to be a part of the team at Georgetown Psychology Associates.