R Curtis Bristol, MD, Psychiatrist in Washington
My patients live and work in a global environment with complicated interpersonal problems compounded by economic, political, cultural and religious pressures. Through extensive education, experience and world travel I have built the capacity to provide a neutral, private and safe environment permitting the pursuit of solutions for acute mental health problems as well as longer term, intensive psychoanalytic treatment. I am a board certified psychiatrist with a medical degree from University of Southern California. As a psychoanalyst I completed the curriculum and treatment of cases through the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis under the auspices of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, sexual addictions, obsessive compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, panic disorders, workplace conflict and persistent, painful and destructive patterns of feelings, behaviors and perceptions towards oneself and others. I see patients in my office, on Skype or by telephone.
Psychoanalysis is a comprehensive approach to behavioral problems which is indicated when short term psychotherapy with/without medications has provided an immediate solution but deeper treatment is desired for fundamental and lasting change. Another approach in the treatment of my patients may include medications and intensive short termed psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email R Curtis Bristol now - (202) 470-1496


  • Years in Practice: < 1 Year
  • School: Baltimore Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: M025534 District of Columbia
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry and Neurology


  • psychoneurosis and anxiety disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sex Therapy


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017
R Curtis Bristol, MD, Psychiatrist in Washington

R Curtis Bristol

Psychiatrist, MD