Katie Scopelliti is a postdoctoral fellow at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church, Alexandria, and Mclean, Virginia. Dr. Scopelliti provides short- and long-term therapies and psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adult patients.
Dr. Scopelliti is grateful for the opportunity to connect with others through warm, genuine, and thoughtful therapeutic interactions, eliciting relief and desired change for her patients. She is a passionate clinician who values a meaningful and supportive therapeutic relationship and recognizes that each patient brings unique elements and narratives into the therapy room. Thus, Dr. Scopelliti forms and delivers interventions attuned to each patient’s specific identities and values, treatment desires, and psychological needs. Her approach lends to using a range of treatment modalities, although she most typically draws on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) practices.
Dr. Scopelliti recently earned her doctoral degree from the George Washington University Professional Psychology program. While there, she received comprehensive training in conducting psychotherapy and psychological assessment and gained years of experience working with individuals of all ages from diverse backgrounds. Based on her experiences, she is qualified and interested in supporting patients with interpersonal concerns (e.g., family, peer, romantic), personality disorders, mood disorders (e.g., depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety, emotional disturbance (e.g., inability to experience emotion or extreme experience of emotions), emotion avoidance, general stress, reduced self-esteem, and traumatic encounters. During her doctoral internship, Dr. Scopelliti provided clinical services for individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and, therefore, also understands interventions beneficial for supporting individuals presenting with psychosis, complex, and chronic symptoms.
In treatment sessions with Dr. Scopelliti, patients might decide to work toward specific treatment goals or, more generally, explore their emotions, past experiences, thought patterns, relationships, and fantasies to acquire insight about themselves used for deeper self-understanding and change. For all patients, she hopes to provide a therapeutic environment that exudes warmth, acceptance, and respect while promoting patient autonomy to provide individuals with the psychological skills, insight, and confidence expected to improve their quality of life.