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Staff – The Center for Cognitive Therapy
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Staff

Dr. Katie O’Meara

ktpsych@me.com

Katie O’Meara, Psy.D. is the director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Dr. O’Meara received her training at the American Schools of Professional Psychology, an APA accredited institution. She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), and is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Dr. O’Meara received training in Cognitive Behavioral-Therapy in her graduate program and at various training sites, including Pollak Mental Health Services at Monmouth Medical Center, Clinical and Forensic Neuroscience, CPC Health/ Chestnut Lodge Hospital, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Since 2005, she has received training in CBT and integrative psychotherapy at the Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the American Psychological Association, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the American Academy of Psychotherapists, and the Virginia Psychological Association. Dr. O’Meara has extensive experience providing cognitive, psychological and neuropsychological testing with children. This training occurred at Clinical and Forensic Neuroscience and at Georgetown Psychology Associates. Her teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University, where she taught Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Dr. Kirsten Thomas

Kirsten Thomas, Psy. D., is a psychology associate in Virginia and Maryland. Dr. Thomas received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, an APA accredited institution.  She received training in cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapy and comprehensive psychological assessment at various placements including Words of Life Development Center, Department of Disability Services, Family Priority and Contemporary Therapeutic Services.  She has extensive experience in both therapy and assessment, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Thomas has worked with individuals whom presented with various challenges, including but not limited to individuals with anxiety, mood disorders, developmental delays, trauma, and defiance.

Kthomas@centerforcbtva.com

Dr. Kyla Aimone

Dr. Aimone received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and behavioral management strategies through her graduate program and various training sites including the Pediatric Developmental Center, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County (Chicago, IL), and Northwest Community Behavioral Health Services (Chicago, IL). In addition, Dr. Aimone received extensive training in developmental, psycheducational, and neuropsychological assessment of infants, children, and adolescents through her training sites at the University of Illinois—Chicago, the Pediatric Developmental Center, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL).

Dr. Aimone has worked with individuals presenting with various difficulties, including anxiety, defiance, ADHD, mood disorders, developmental delays, and sleep difficulties. She primarily treats children ranging in age from toddlerhood through elementary school.

Kaimone@centerforcbtva.com

Dr. Noura Khayat

Noura Khayat, Psy. D, received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University, an APA-accredited Institution. She has received training in Cognitive-Behavioral, Integrative and Play therapies with a concentration in Child and Adolescent psychology. Additionally, she has trained in providing comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Khayat completed her APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Institute for Child and Family Health Inc. in Miami, FL.

Dr. Khayat has worked extensively with individuals suffering from traumatic experiences, as well as attention and behavioral difficulties, obsessive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and difficulties with social, family and romantic relationships. Dr. Khayat focuses her therapy on flexible treatment planning with adults or families to determine the approach that fits them best.

Nkhayat@centerforcbtva.com

Dr. Emily Rotbart

Emily Rotbart, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from The George Washington University, an American Psychological Association-accredited program. She completed her psychology internship at Maimonides Medical Center, a large non-profit hospital and academic medical center in Brooklyn, NY with extensive inpatient and outpatient mental health programs for a diverse urban population. She has acquired additional training in positive psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark, published psychology research, and received a scholar award from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Rotbart has worked in outpatient community clinics, therapeutic day schools, and public schools in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts, providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Rotbart values the therapeutic relationship with her clients and uses an integrative treatment approach, combining cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. She emphasizes coupling symptom reduction with greater self-awareness to build coping skills and self-efficacy. Dr. Rotbart tailors treatment to the unique strengths and challenges of each client and/or family.

Dr. Rotbart has worked with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, impulse control issues, interpersonal relationship difficulties, and psychosis.

Erotbart@centerforcbtva.com

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