The Center for
Cognitive Therapy

Dr. Katie O’Meara

Katie O’Meara, Psy.D. is the Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment.

She received her training at the American Schools of Professional Psychology, an APA accredited institution. She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), and is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Dr. O’Meara received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her graduate program and at various training sites, including Pollak Mental Health Services at Monmouth Medical Center, Clinical and Forensic Neuroscience, CPC Health/ Chestnut Lodge Hospital, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Since 2005, she has received training in CBT and integrative psychotherapy at the Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the American Academy of Psychotherapists (AAP), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and the Virginia Psychological Association (VPA). Dr. O’Meara has extensive experience providing cognitive, psychological and neuropsychological testing with children. Her teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University, where she taught Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Cognitive Behavioral Theory.

Dr. O’Meara specializes in treating Anxiety Disorders, specifically Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She has 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. O’Meara also treats mood disorders, binge-eating disorder, relationship problems, and life transitions such as divorce and separation, grief, job loss, and parenting difficulties.

Dr. O’Meara also provides supervision and consultation around development of mental health private practice.

She has received training in parent coordination and collaborative divorce with the AFCC and Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI). She provides co-parenting consultation, development of parenting plans, and advice around parenting during divorce.

Dr. O’Meara 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).