The Center for
Cognitive Therapy


Dr. Greta Carlson

Greta Carlson, Psy.D. is a psychology associate who received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the George Washington University. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA) -accredited pre-doctoral internship through Friends Hospital, working with children and adolescents who contended with severe mood disorders, psychosis, OCD, conduct disorders, and cPTSD. Following completion of her doctoral degree, Dr. Carlson completed a post-doctoral fellowship in trauma disorders at Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Trauma Disorders Program in Towson, Maryland, where she obtained additional training in treating severe PTSD and dissociative disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Carlson has also recently completed her training at the prestigious Beck Institute on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions for Youth.

Dr. Carlson has extensive experience and interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and dynamic approaches to psychological assessment with children, adolescents, and adults. While completing her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Carlson provided psychological assessments for educational placement with children ages 3-11 years of age. During her doctoral training, Dr. Carlson provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment in a variety of treatment settings, including the D.C. Superior Courts, The Lodge School-previously the Chestnut Lodge, and the George Washington University outpatient community mental health clinic.

Dr. Carlson employs a client-centered, collaborative, and trauma-informed therapeutic approach in her work with children, adolescents, and their families. She has also engaged in training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for youth and has experience co-leading Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups with adolescents and adults in inpatient settings. She primarily works with children and adolescents ages 5 to 16 years of age.

Gcarlson@centerforcbtva.com