The Center for
Cognitive Therapy


Dr. Emily Danon

Emily Danon, 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. Danon 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. Danon 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. Danon tailors treatment to the unique strengths and challenges of each client and/or family.

Dr. Danon works with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including mood disorders, depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, interpersonal and/or familial relationship difficulties, trauma, ADHD, and impulse control issues.

Dr. Danon 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. She has also received her Child and Adolescent Trauma training certification.

Edanon@centerforcbtva.com