Ralph Gemelli

Psychiatrist, MD

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Ralph Gemelli

Psychiatrist, MD


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Ralph Gemelli, M.D., P.C.
1010 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 525
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 868-8114

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I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst providing individual psychotherapy, play therapy, couples therapy, pharmacotherapy and psychoanalysis to patients for the following presenting symptoms: anxiety, depression, poor school performance, stuttering, lack of motivation, and finding oneself in relationships with people who are devaluating and/or abusive. My interpersonal focus is to help each patient become aware of what he or she consciously or unconsciously does that prevents the patient from developing developmentally enhancing relationships with significant others.
STUTTERING: I have been successful in treating children, adolescents and adults burdened with the problem of stuttering. To develop stuttering a person must possess a genetically derived physiological vulnerability in the speech mechanism and the, often unconscious anxiety about verbalizing certain thoughts and feelings. Stuttering can be cured when patient.
My overall treatment goal is to awaken patients innate motivation (1) to achieve/reawaken the life goals, aspirations and dreams that were criticized/ignored during their lives, (2) to seek/maintain the available/possible healthy relationships, (3) by identifying and treating the aspects of their mental functioning that prohibit (1) and (2).

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Qualifications

  • License: District of Columbia / MD8567
  • School: Cornell Medical College
  • Year Graduated: 1972
  • Board Certification: Child and Adult Psychiatry

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ABPN / Board Cert Child & Adult Psych
  • Certificate Date: 1980
  • Certificate: Washington Psychoanalytic Inst / Child, adolescent and Adult Ps
  • Certificate Date: 1989

Ralph Gemelli's Groups

Adult Stutterers Group

A group is being formed for adult stutterers who have had speech therapy and are not motivated to use speech techniques that modify their stuttering, like speaking at a slow rate or using 'Hollins," because they are embarrassed about how their speech subsequently sounds. In addressing difficulties in using speech techniques, individuals may not only become more tolerant of using these techniques but also become motivated to understanding why he or she stutters more in certain situations or with certain people. The result can be a significant decrease in the adult's stuttering or even a complete cessation of stuttering.

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Location

Ralph Gemelli, M.D., P.C.
1010 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 525
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 868-8114
Ask about video and phone sessions

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND ADULT STUTTERING
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Asian
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Apathy in Overly Indulged Adolescents
  • Attachment-based
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Medication/Understanding of Depression and Anxiety
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
  • Treatment of Stuttering
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Ralph Gemelli, MD, Psychiatrist in Washington

Ralph Gemelli

Psychiatrist, MD