Dr. Marissa Kushner is a licensed psychologist who provides individual therapy (child, adolescent, and adult), behavioral parent training, and comprehensive psychological assessments. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Emory University and earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
During her graduate training, Dr. Kushner specialized in the assessment of emotional and behavioral concerns and evidence-based interventions for young children. She also completed several externships at Children’s National Medical Center working with children with chronic illness. Dr. Kushner received her pre-doctoral internship training at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, where she provided individual, group, and family psychotherapy, completed psychological evaluations, and worked as a member of the multidisciplinary inpatient medical team. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Georgetown Psychology Associates, a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Kushner has expertise in the application of cognitive-behavioral and behavioral approaches to address anxiety, ADHD, disruptive behavior problems, mood disorders and interpersonal difficulties. Through her training at Children’s National Medical Center and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, she gained significant experience in the area of Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Kushner has provided evaluations and psychotherapy to diverse populations, including children and adolescents coping with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and feeding difficulties. Dr. Kushner offers comprehensive evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults suspected of having a learning disability or giftedness, executive functioning difficulties (e.g., AD/HD), or autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Kushner integrates principles from evidence-based practices to best support the needs of each client. She collaborates with children, families, and adults to identify and work toward meaningful goals that promote their physical and emotional health.
Dr. Kushner currently holds the position of Continue Education Chair for the Florida Psychological Association: Calusa Chapter. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) (www.apa.org), Florida Psychological Association (FPA) (www.flapsych.com),and FPA’s Child, Adolescent, and Family division.