Jill Savege Scharff

Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

Verified by Psychology Today
(240) 635-8818 Website

Jill Savege Scharff

Psychiatrist, MD, FABP

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

6612 Kennedy Drive
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(240) 635-8818
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon The office is open for teletherapy & teleanalysis on HIPAA compliant Zoom with children and adults, but is closed for in-the-office visits.

About

I provide a trustworthy therapeutic relationship for couples, families, individuals, and children with anxiety and depression. I listen, follow your lead, ask for clarification and comment on your feelings and perceptions. Together, we focus on understanding and mastering your upsetting impulses and conflicts, and on modifying the way that early relationships affect current relationships. You’ll make links between your thoughts, feelings, and experiences now and in the past, decode your dreams, recognize your ways of protecting yourself, acknowledge how you have been held back, and move forward in career, friendship, and love.
I offer assessment, therapy, and consultation, and almost no meds. Certified in psychoanalysis for children and adults, I am well-known for applying this psychoanalytic approach to psychotherapy with couples and families, as well as individual adults and children. I offer supervision and consultation for therapists and consultation to organizations.
I provide an atmosphere of privacy, safety, and acceptance. You will be free to say whatever is on your mind, eventually including things that you had hidden even from yourself. Together we will face your anxiety and depression and find alternative ways of dealing with them, which frees your energy for creative work, friendships, and pleasure in intimacy.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $300 - $400
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire
I do not participate with any insurance company and opted out of Medicare. You pay me directly, and submit your invoice for reimbursement.
Email me or call (240) 635-8818 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 46 Years
  • License: Maryland / D18814
  • School: University of Aberdeen Medical School
  • Year Graduated: 1967
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Psychiatry
I am Board certified as a child and adult psychoanalyst. I am a psychiatrist but I do not specialize in medication treatment.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Board of Psychoanalysis / FABP
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Amercian Psychoanalytic Association / Adult and Child Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Location

6612 Kennedy Drive
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(240) 635-8818
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Family Conflict
  • Child
Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • object relations branch of psychoanalysis
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 3 Dec 2021
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Jill Savege Scharff

Psychiatrist, MD, FABP