Mandy Thompson, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia who has counseled clients through a variety of personal challenges related to anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, behavioral concerns, and sexual and gender identity. Dr. Thompson has worked with clients of all ages and provided therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in multiple treatment settings, including hospitals, college counseling centers, and community clinics. She uses an integrative, collaborative approach to meet the unique needs of each client and facilitate an empowering therapy experience. Dr. Thompson also has several years of experience providing psychological assessments, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations to clients, families, healthcare providers, and the D.C. court system.
Dr. Thompson is a certified provider of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and has extensive experience in culture-sensitive trauma treatment. Dr. Thompson has recently received training in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) therapy, a structured intervention aimed at helping parents better understand and target their child’s anxiety. Dr. Thompson has been authorized by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards to practice telepsychology under the authority of PSYPACT. This means that she is authorized to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology and provide mental health services via HIPAA-compliant platforms to clients who live in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, or any state in which PSYPACT legislation is effective (click here to see the full list of PSYPACT-participating states).
Dr. Thompson completed her American Psychological Association (APA) accredited psychology internship at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress of the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), an affiliate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She has trained and volunteered at the D.C. Rape Crisis Center and Safe Shores, a Washington, D.C. children’s advocacy center, where she supported survivors of abuse and assault. In addition, Dr. Thompson has provided psychological counseling and assessment services at Children’s National Medical Center, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, George Washington University, and Marymount University.
Prior to receiving her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University, Dr. Thompson worked for a Member of Congress, drafting legislation and advocating on behalf of mental health issues. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Scripps College in Claremont, California.