Dr. Lipsky earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP), Washington, DC. She also earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the ASPP and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Lipsky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Indiana University. She is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and she is a member of Psypact.
Dr. Lipsky has 15 years of clinical experience and has completed extensive clinical training. She has worked within a variety of settings including: community mental health centers, established group psychotherapy private practices, psychiatric hospitals, secondary schools, university counseling centers, and military care facilities. She is a former employee of the Department of the Army and understands the unique experiences and challenges of active and former military members and their families.
Her treatment specialties include: anxiety (panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and fears), depression, relationships (with romantic partners, family members and friendships), LGBTQ+ populations, life transitions, and couples/marital therapy.
Dr. Lipsky plays an active role in therapy. Based on each individual’s treatment needs she incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) and Mindfulness therapy modalities. In her work with couples, Dr. Lipsky utilizes the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy in conjunction with elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. She has completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I & Level II training(s) and the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy clinical externship.
In order to keep informed of the latest research and most effective treatments, Dr. Lipsky strongly values continuing education. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Virginia Psychological Association (VPA), the Depression and Anxiety Association of America (ADAA) and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). Dr. Lipsky holds a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Certification and was selected as the Top Psychologist in Arlington, Virginia by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) in 2015.
Dr. Lipsky works with: adults & couples
Treatment specialties: anxiety, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, OCD, depression (including pre & postnatal), identity, relationships, LGBTQ populations, life transitions, and couples.