Greta Carlson, Psy.D.

Child and Adolescent Therapist & Psychodynamic Therapist  located in Falls Church and Alexandria, VA

Dr. Carlson

Greta Carlson, Psy.D.

Greta Carlson, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Carlson’s extensive experience includes the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy and dynamic approaches to psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Carlson earned her clinical psychologist doctorate from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She then completed a predoctoral internship, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), through Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

During her internship training, Dr. Carlson worked with children and adolescents who were struggling with severe mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), conduct disorders, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD). 

She later completed a postdoctoral trauma disorder fellowship at Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Trauma Disorders Program in Towson, Maryland.

Dr. Carlson’s postdoctoral training focused on treating severe cases of PTSD and dissociative disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings. She also received extensive training to provide educational placement psychological assessments for children ages 3-11.

Recently, Dr. Carlson completed additional training at the prestigious Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, where she provided targeted interventions for children and adolescents.

Dr. Carlson takes an empathetic and compassionate approach to treatment. Her trauma-informed, collaborative techniques allow her to work closely with patients and their families to determine the best, individualized treatment plan for them. 

Primarily working with children and adolescents ages 5-16, Dr. Carlson is highly experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and regularly co-leads dialectical behavioral therapy groups.


The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment
Falls Church: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 300 North Washington St., Suite 102, Falls Church, VA 22046

Old Town Alexandria: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 1414 Prince St, Suite 312, Alexandria, VA 22314