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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

David E Scharff

Psychiatrist, MD, FABP (he, him)

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6612 Kennedy Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Let's Connect (240) 209-9657
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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.
Call or David E Scharff now for a free 15 minute consultation - (240) 209-9657

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6612 Kennedy Drive

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(240) 209-9657
I am only seeing patients on line for now. I monitor COVID-19 as Co-Chair, American Psychoanalytic Assoiation's COVID Advisory Committee
I specialize in Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict and Marital and Premarital 
$500 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (240) 209-9657
Photo of David E Scharff, MD, FABP, Psychiatrist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6612 Kennedy Drive

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(240) 209-9657
I am only seeing patients on line for now. I monitor COVID-19 as Co-Chair, American Psychoanalytic Assoiation's COVID Advisory Committee
I specialize in Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict and Marital and Premarital 
$500 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $500
  • Couple Sessions $500
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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Patients deal directly with insurance companies. I will fill out forms but not collect directly from insurance.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (240) 209-9657
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
"
Patients deal directly with insurance companies. I will fill out forms but not collect directly from insurance.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (240) 209-9657
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today License: Maryland / MD D0018541 David E Scharff
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (240) 209-9657
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (240) 209-9657
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital

Expertise

  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Video Game Addiction
Do these issues align with your needs? or (240) 209-9657
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
Do these issues align with your needs? or (240) 209-9657
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Ethnicity

Asian
Black and African American

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Ethnicity

Asian
Black and African American

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Teletherapy
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (240) 209-9657
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (240) 209-9657
Photo of David E Scharff, MD, FABP, Psychiatrist
David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

Location

Primary Location

6612 Kennedy Drive

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(240) 209-9657
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I am only seeing patients on line for now. I monitor COVID-19 as Co-Chair, American Psychoanalytic Assoiation's COVID Advisory Committee
Call for a free consultation now - (240) 209-9657
Photo of David E Scharff, MD, FABP, Psychiatrist
David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
"
I am only seeing patients on line for now. I monitor COVID-19 as Co-Chair, American Psychoanalytic Assoiation's COVID Advisory Committee
Call for a free consultation now - (240) 209-9657
Photo of David E Scharff, MD, FABP, Psychiatrist
David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP