David E Scharff

Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

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David E Scharff

Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

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Verified by Psychology Today

Location

6612 Kennedy Drive
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(240) 209-9657
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am only seeing patients on line for now. I monitor COVID-19 as Co-Chair, American Psychoanalytic Assoiation's COVID Advisory Committee

About

I'm a psychoanalyst who works with adults, children, couples and families, and have a subspecialty in sexual difficulties. I have taught and written about issues across many areas of the life cycle, and am probably best known for my treatment and teaching about couple and family difficulties. Although I am a psychiatrist, I only prescribe for patients I treat with psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalytic therapies work in depth to help people with their difficulties and life crises, even if the actual work has a short term focus on a life crisis. I help people to look at the underlying vulnerabilities that make a current crisis or life situation more difficult than it otherwise has to be.
The treatment relationship between therapist and patient is at the heart of the helping process. I view each patient, couple or family as unique and requiring understanding from inside their situation. So I want to hear from that person about their experience in the difficulty that brings them to ask for help.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $300 - $600
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Patients deal directly with insurance companies. I will fill out forms but not collect directly from insurance.
Email me or call (240) 209-9657 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Maryland / MD D0018541

Location

6612 Kennedy Drive
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(240) 209-9657
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Teletherapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022
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David E Scharff

Psychiatrist, MD, FABP