Img2275 Elke Schlager, Ph.D.

Primary Office:
4601 N. Fairfax Drive
12th Floor, #30
Arlington, VA 22203
Patient Parking Validated

Secondary Office:
11250 Roger Bacon Drive
Second Floor, #2
Reston, VA 20190
Limited openings for new patients


Elke Schlager, Ph.D.

Dr. Schlager provides psychotherapy, supervision, and trainings. She specializes in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and Affect Phobia Therapy for adults and adolescents. She is certified as a teacher and supervisor by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA).

For a decade she worked as a research associate at the Psychotherapy Research Program at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She was also a faculty adjunct at Herbert Benson’s Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School, where she taught mindfulness and mind-body approaches. In her work Dr. Schlager integrates mindfulness with experiential dynamic therapy. Dr. Schlager has also conducted research on personality and psychosocial factors affecting women’s vulnerability to postpartum depression.

Dr. Schlager was also co-founder of the Center for Families in Transition in Brookline, MA, where she developed For the Sake of the Children, a parenting workshop for parents undergoing divorce. Since its inception in 1998, more than 8,000 parents have completed this program, which is mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dr. Schlager completed internships at a number of hospitals and clinics in the Massachusetts, including Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the Stress Reduction Program/ Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

For more information about Dr. Schlager's research, visit Research and Publications.

To arrange a consultation, contact Dr. Schlager.


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