Foggy Pier

About Me

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Virginia. I see individuals and couples, as well as providing supervision and training for professionals. I specialize in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), which I have studied, taught, and researched for the past 20 years. I am certified as a teacher and supervisor by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA). I am an adjunct faculty at George Mason University, where I teach psychotherapy and provide clinical supervision. I am also the Co-Chair of the ISTDP Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

My approach to couples therapy is influenced by both ISTDP and the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).

PACT is a cutting edge treatment that integrates attachment theory, neurobiology, and arousal theory. During my doctoral studies I conducted research on the developmental stages of marital relationships.


My doctoral internship was at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. After attaining my Ph.D., I completed a two-year fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Program for Psychotherapy at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. I also completed a fellowship in behavioral medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and a fellowship in forensic psychology at Tufts New England Medical.


• Licensed Psychologist, Virginia

Faculty Appointments

• George Mason University
• Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP)

Professional Memberships

• American Psychological Association (APA) – Fellow
• Virginia Psychological Association (VPA) – Fellow


Cover of book, Treating Affect Phobia, co-authred by Dr. Stuart Andews