Greg McCathren

Greg McCathren, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Pronouns: He/Him
Populations Served: Adults, Couples
Specialties: Anxiety, OCD, Relationships
Locations: Arlington, Virtual

Dr. McCathren earned a Doctorate and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP), Washington, DC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from American University in Washington, DC.

Dr. McCathren has more than seven years of clinical experience. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public and charter schools, a residential treatment center, a community mental health center, and currently works in a group private practice. Dr. McCathren has worked across the lifespan with children and adolescents, their families, and adults with a variety of clinical concerns. He completed an APA accredited internship at a community mental health center and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at multiple DC public schools where he provided developmentally-based therapy to middle and high school students.

Dr. McCathren currently works with adults, both individuals and couples. He specializes in treating adults experiencing anxiety, relationship challenges, and depression. Dr. McCathren tailors therapy to each client’s needs by utilizing a client-centered approach. He blends cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques and other evidence-based approaches to examine each client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help clients set and achieve realistic future goals and improve their overall mental health and well-being. 

Dr. McCathren ascribes to the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. He combines this approach with emotion-focused techniques to help couples enhance their communication skills and build trust within their relationship. Dr. McCathren utilizes these approaches as a framework to provide skills and techniques to help build and strengthen the emotional and physical intimacy within the relationship with the aim of helping couples improve their emotional connection, friendship, and overall relationship health.