Jennifer Kalish

Dr. Jennifer Kalish, PsyD Clinician-Bethesda

Dr. Kalish is a graduate of The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University in Sterling, VA, an APA-accredited Catholic Graduate School of Psychology. She has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from IPS. Prior to attending IPS, she was a Franciscan Religious Sister for several years, which included training as an English Language Arts teacher in Secondary Education and brief missionary work in Cuba. Before this, she graduated with a B.A. in Theology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI after growing up in a military family that lived stateside and overseas.

Dr. Kalish provides individual therapy for children (ages 4+), adolescents, and adults; couples’ therapy; play therapy; and family therapy. She received training in cognitive, personality, and vocational (candidates for the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life) assessment and has also provided group therapy (Interpersonal and DBT). Dr. Kalish has worked in private practice, at Catholic Social Services, and in a substance abuse treatment center (PHP, IOP, and OP). She recently worked at Vital Sources Psychological Services, LLC in Frederick, MD and Catholic Social Services in Lincoln, NE. Dr. Kalish sees clients at the Bethesda office and joined Alpha Omega Clinic in 2023.

  • Primary: Adolescents (13 to 17 yrs), Anxiety/Fears, Children (5 to 12 yrs), Couples/Marital, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Domestic Violence, Family, Loss/Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post-Abortive, Relationships, Same Sex Attraction (SSA), Substance Abuse, Stepfamilies, Trauma/PTSD
  • Secondary: Adoption, Anger Management, Assessments: Educational, Personality, Vocational, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Schizophrenic Spectrum, Sex & Pornography Addiction
  • Treatment Orientations: Assertiveness Training, Attachment-informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Family Therapy, Filial Therapy (FT), Integrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Schema-informed therapy, Relationship Enhancement Therapy (RE), Trauma-focused/-informed Therapy

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