Jen Sermoneta, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

 

Patients describe feeling able to grow and become happier and stronger through our work. Other therapists describe me as authentic, responsive, empathic, a joy to work with, warm, open, and smart. Supervisees and students say I'm supportive and inspiring.

 

I will relate to you authentically, as a real person. I’ll try to help you gain clarity and find both what is working and what's not. 

 

My orientation is primarily psychodynamic, and also incorporates tools and concepts from other approaches including CBT, MI, humor, ACT, mindfulness, and experiential. Specialties include personal empowerment; pregnancy/parenting; physical issues/illness; creativity; culture; and identity.

Values are important to me. I strive to be as ethical, emotionally available, open-minded, non-judgmental, and caring as possible. 

Info

Approach

  • I am an Associate Director for an area Institute, ICP+P.

  • I taught for years in an APA accredited psychology doctoral program.

  • The office is close to the Takoma Park metro and has free parking

  • I am fluent in Spanish and knowledgeable about Latino culture and bicultural/intercultural issues

  • My dissertation focused on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

  • I have provided therapy since 2006; before this I was a non-profit director and executive director in the disability community, and teacher of both Ethics and Film.

Education

My doctorate is from the American School of Professional Psychology, DC. I earned my bachelor's at the University of Chicago. 

 

  • I participate frequently in continuing education seminars and also produce them.

  • In 2011-2012 I completed a yearlong certificate in primary care-behavioral health integration through the University of Massachussetts Medical School.

  • I am a graduate of a yearlong advanced specialization in Couples treatment through the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

 

For a more complete list of training and experience, please see this file.

Affiliations

  • Associate Director, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P); previously AD in charge of programs, currently AD in charge of diversity and awareness

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the board, ICP+P 

  • Member of the American Psychological Association and Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration

  • Trustee, the MacLeod Foundation

 

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