Dr. Deborah Cole, PSY.D

Dr. Deborah Cole, PSY.D

Clinical Psychology  |  
I was a school psychologist and so have a good understanding of ADHD, learning disabilities, and school problems. Ten I retrained in clinical psychology and earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University's APA approved program. I have been in private practice since 1994. I see children, adolescents and adults in the dignity of a private practice. I treat OCD, depression, body-focused repetitive disorders, anxiety, panic, and sex addiction.

5525 Twin Knolls Rd Ste 331

Columbia, MD 21045

Contact Information

(410) 381-7551

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "I use a collaborative approach. The method is, first of all, one which I believe the research thus far supports as effective. For example, for OCD Exposure and Response Prevention generally is most effective, with CBT as an adjunct. I use Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy, which often relieves depression and anxiety and works quickly, and I also use EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), which has much research to back it up for trauma."


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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Clinical Psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dermatillomania
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Addiction
  • Trichotillomania


  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services

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  • Pepperdine University
    Other Education | Completed 1992

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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