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Claudia Salazar, PsyD
Associate Director

Dr. Salazar is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia. She works with children, adolescents and adults, providing individual, couples and family therapy. Her practice is conveniently located in the Tenleytown area, across from the metro station. Dr. Salazar offers her services in English and Spanish.

Dr. Salazar earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology degree at George Washington University. In addition to her private practice, she has worked with children and adolescents in public schools; adolescents and young adults at American University Counseling Center and the George Washington University Center Clinic. Much of her work with clients has been around cultural adjustment for immigrants and international students, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship issues.

Dr. Salazar sees therapy as a partnership in which both the clients and her make a commitment to explore, understand and change those patterns of behavior, thought and emotions that keeps them from achieving their personal goals. Her style is interactive, compassionate and non-judgmental.

Dr. Salazar also offers psychological evaluations to aid in diagnostic and treatment planning and for immigration-related issues and psychoeducational/neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD.


Rukhsana M. Chaudhry, Psy.D., MFT

Dr. Rukhsana Chaudhry earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University. She completed her internship at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington D.C. In July of 2010, she joined Joseph Gorin and Associates as a post-doctoral clinical psychology associate. She currently works with children, adolescents, adults, parents and families to provide psychotherapy and psychological assessment services. She works in other treatment modalities including group psychotherapy in the areas of interpersonal skills and process and in trauma and recovery. Dr. Chaudhry has experience working in various clinical environments including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, university counseling centers, and community mental health. Her past work has included supportive to intensive psychotherapy serving clients from diverse cultural backgrounds struggling with issues of life transitions, adjustment and acculturation. She also has experience providing psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to immigrant populations including those suffering from chronic mental illness.

Dr. Chaudhry’s primary research and clinical interests include trauma, cross-cultural psychology and sexual identity issues. She believes that clinical work including psychotherapy is based on the development of a therapeutic alliance and that the promotion of a non-judgmental atmosphere is paramount.

Dr. Chaudhry offers her services in English and Spanish. She is available for neuropsychological, clinical psychological, psycho-educational, forensic and immigration-related assessment services. She offers supportive to intensive psychotherapy services to English- and Spanish-speaking children, adolescents, adults, and families.












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