Lorraine Mcdermott

Psychologist, PhD, CAGS, MA

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Lorraine Mcdermott

Psychologist, PhD, CAGS, MA


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Lorraine W. McDermott, Ph.D.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5300

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Kent Island Behavioral Health
Stevensville, MD 21666
(410) 604-1814
I have practiced psychology in the Annapolis area for almost 29 years. Currently I have offices in Annapolis and Kent Island. The slogan you will see in my telephone directory ads is: "Life's too Short to be Unhappy.'' I live by this slogan and encourage patients to do the same. I do my best work with patients who are motivated to make changes and who are open to a direct approach. I always provide input to patients and encourage interaction with the goal of solving problems. I work with adults of all ages and adolescents. I have enjoyed many successful treatment outcomes.
My specialties are couples' issues; family dysfunction including adult children of alcoholics; addictions; depression; anxiety; geriatric issues; adult ADD; and stress. I also have 28 years of experience in court consultation and testimony (civil and criminal). My testimonies have a positive impact on the outcome of cases.
I use hypnosis and meditation techniques to treat stress. In addition, I sometimes utilize patients' pets to help bring about desired behavioral changes. This is particularly effective with depressed people who feel close to their pets as well as patients with social anxiety. Therapeutic letter writing is a technique I often employ.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $250
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Medicare
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: Maryland / 01892
  • School: Howard University
  • Year Graduated: 1983

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Johns Hopkins School of Medici / Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Certificate Date: 1984
  • Certificate: Johns Hopkins School of Medici / Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Certificate Date: 1984

Location

Lorraine W. McDermott, Ph.D.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5300
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Kent Island Behavioral Health
Stevensville, MD 21666
(410) 604-1814
Specialties
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Pet Assisted Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Lorraine Mcdermott, PhD, CAGS, MA, Psychologist in Annapolis

Lorraine Mcdermott

Psychologist, PhD, CAGS, MA