Dr. Dana R. Lipsky PSY.D., Psychologist
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Dr. Dana R. Lipsky PSY.D.

Psychologist

2000 N. 15th Street Suite G2 -100 Arlington Virginia, 22201

About

Metropolitan Psychological Services, PLLC is a high-quality mental healthcare practice that provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples living and working in the DC area. Our office is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Court House metro station in Arlington, Virginia and our clinicians offer flexible appointment times to meet the needs of busy client schedules. 

Treatment specialties include: anxiety, worry, sadness, depression, relationship difficulties (including infidelity, dissatisfaction, and loss of passion), anger management, perfectionism, sexual identity questions or challenges, grief, loss, post-traumatic stress and adjustment challenges.

Education and Training

Doctor of Psychology- Post Doc Training in Maryland

American School of Professional Psychology Psy-D

University of Colorado- Masters

Indiana University BA 0

Board Certification

American Board of Professional Psychology

Provider Details

FemaleEnglish 14 years of experience
Dr. Dana R. Lipsky PSY.D.
Dr. Dana R. Lipsky PSY.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Can panic attacks be fixed with medications?

    Hello, The most effective way to treat panic disorder is via therapy (ERP/Inhibitory Learning/CBT) and medication. Good luck! READ MORE

  • What therapy is most successful in treating panic attacks?

    Hello! The gold standard treatment for panic attacks is exposure and response prevention (ERP) and imaginal exposure therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can you have psychotherapy for depression?

    Hello, Yes, psychotherapy has been found to be a highly effective treatment for those who suffer from Major Depression or symptoms of clinical depression. Typically, an integrative approach to treatment is beneficial. To learn more, visit our website: www.mpspllc.com. READ MORE

  • How can I get over a fear of going to a psychologist?

    Going to therapy can be intimidating! But if you meet with the right provider, he/she should put you at ease. It may be helpful to schedule a phone consultation to get a sense of if the therapist is the “right fit” for you. READ MORE

  • Do therapists lead therapy sessions or do I?

    This is a great question. Different therapists utilize different therapeutic styles. You should request to speak to a therapist before setting an initial consultation and ask him/her if they are more passive and directive. Also learning what modalities they use (CBT, ACT, Psychodynamic, etc) could also give you an idea of if he/she will be the right fit. READ MORE

  • How can one identify the signs of depression?

    I would do a google search for symptoms of depression, but if you’re experiencing symptoms around your cycle it could be a symptom of Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disordsr (PMDD). Ask your PCP or GYN for more info. Seeing a therapist can also be helpful to learn coping strategies to deal with negative feelings. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

and Marriage CounselingAnxietyCouplesDepressionLGBTSexual Identity

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local Public Speaking- Some Teaching -

Awards

  • Dean's List   
  • Patient Choice Award 2016 Open Care 
  • Leading Physician of the World 2015 LPW 

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)

Dr. Dana R. Lipsky PSY.D.'s Practice location

2000 N. 15th Street Suite G2 -100 -
Arlington, Virginia 22201
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