Parkhurst Associates
Mental Health Services
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Ann Lake Bryant, Psy.D.

Washington, D.C. Location

Dr. Ann Lake Bryant received her Psy.D. from Argosy University in 2012. This was a late career choice: she was an immigration lawyer for over 25 years and practiced, lectured, and published extensively in that field. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center for several years, teaching immigration and nationality law there. Dr. Bryant also has many years of experience resettling and advocating for refugees and asylees, principally from Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Her psychology practice was initially in public mental health, both in Maryland and, for one year, in Chicago. During that year, most of her clients were Spanish-speakers and therapy was conducted in Spanish. She has been in private practice since 2011. Dr. Bryant is a generalist who enjoys helping the very young, older patients, and people of all ages in-between, as well as couples and groups. Her approach integrates theories and techniques from a variety of traditions, including mindfulness and metacognitive-based interventions that she customizes to each client’s needs. She is also deeply interested in trauma and in how cultural issues—and issues connected with being an “outsider” in any way-- affect mental health. She speaks Spanish fluently, is conversant in French and Italian, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.