Marcia Washington, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Washington is a postdoctoral psychology fellow, who specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults experiencing concerns with a variety of mental health disorders and learning disabilities, including depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, relationship concerns, low self-esteem, and difficulties with career decision-making, behavior management, and other areas of social/emotional development.
Prior to joining Martin D. Segel, Ph.D. & Associates, Dr. Washington completed her internship at Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, a community mental health center in Columbus, OH, where she provided therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults from the underserved population. Services included, but were not limited to, providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy; and administering psychological and psychoeducational assessments measuring general intelligence (IQ) and academic difficulties due to a possible learning disability or ADHD.
Dr. Washington received her pre-doctoral training in a variety of clinical settings, including private practices, hospitals, elementary/middle schools, the Department of Children and Families, an adult learning evaluation center, student counseling center, and career center. Other training experiences included developing and facilitating a self-esteem group for middle school-aged girls referred for concerns related to self-esteem and self-perception, in addition to co-facilitating a sexually aggressive youth program tailored to reducing the risk of sexually abusive behavior of children and adolescents.
Dr. Washington earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Honors from Florida International University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from the University of Miami. Dr. Washington received her Doctoral degree in Counseling and School Psychology from Florida State University.
Dr. Washington presents with experience working with culturally diverse populations and is bilingual in English and Haitian-Creole. While her academic training mainly stems from a cognitive-behavioral prospective, Dr. Washington adopts an eclectic theoretical orientation that best suits the needs of her clients, including person-centered, family systems, and solution-focused approaches. Dr. Washington is currently a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a non-matriculating fellow of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship.