Parkhurst Associates
Mental Health Services
Help is in the neighborhood

Ann Lake Bryant, Psy.D.

Washington, D.C. Location

Dr Bryant received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2012. Her psychology practice was initially in public mental health, both in rural Maryland and, for one year, in Chicago, where most of her clients were Spanish-speakers and therapy was conducted in Spanish. She has been in private practice in Southern Maryland since 2011.

Dr. Bryant is a generalist, and uses integrative and systems approaches interwoven with mindfulness-based interventions. She is happy to conduct full assessments, and uses a variety of assessment tools in her therapy practice as well. She works with individuals of all ages as well as couples and families. Areas of special interest are treatment-resistant depression and anxiety that overlap both with longstanding personality problems and with trauma. Also, because of her many years of experience resettling, counseling, and advocating for refugees from Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, she is deeply invested in helping people navigate the emotional strains of acculturation, including racism, and xenophobia. Her approach is collaborative and respectful and is specifically tailored to your priorities.

Dr. Bryant’s decision to become a psychologist was a late career choice: she had been an immigration lawyer for over 25 years and, practiced, lectured, and published extensively in that field. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University for several years, teaching immigration and nationality law there. Dr. Bryant speaks Spanish fluently, is conversant in French and Italian, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.