Dr. Patricia Gershefski, PHD

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Clinical Psychology

Dr. Patricia Gershefski, PHD is a Clinical Psychologist in Washington, DC and has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare field. She graduated from The Catholic University Of America/Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in 2005. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Patricia Gershefski, PHD

Patricia Gershefski, Ph.D. Washington, DC

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 303 Washington, DC 20016
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"Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates yo..."

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Dr. Gershefski's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hyperactive Impulsive Type
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Disorders Related to Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Fear of Death
  • Fear of Sexual Feelings and Activity
  • Grief
  • Grief Therapy
  • Homosexual Issues
  • Individual Adult Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy
  • Organic Mood Syndrome
  • Organic Personality Syndrome
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phase of Life Problem
  • Phobia
  • Physical Disability
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Self-Injury Behavior
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse Therapy
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Transgender Disorders
  • Trauma and Critical Care 

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(202) 422-3553

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Dr. Patricia Gershefski trained me in psychotherapy for several years. During this process, which included self-exploration and clinical technique, I got to know her as both a supervisor and a clinician. Nobody has shaped me more positively than her (including my own therapists). I know that her patients adore her, as she truly is a stellar therapist in every way. Trust my knowledge-Dr. G is 110% a 5-star doctor, and I strongly believe you will love and appreciate her as much as I do.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Clinical Supervisee – Jul 13, 2018
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I first met Tricia 20yrs ago as a training psychologist when I was an inpatient, seriously ill with schizophrenia. It was easy to form a very strong relationship with Tricia due to her warmth, authenticity, extensive skills, and trustworthiness. I credit our bond and the therapy to my incredible growth; I now live independently with no hospitalizations in 12yrs. Honestly, Tricia is a one-of-a-kind, lovely, and nurturing person. I feel I am very fortunate (as anybody would be) to work with her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill in Silver Spring – Jan 18, 2018
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Like others here wrote, Dr.Patricia Gershefski saved our family. Our teenage son got heavily into drugs; became angry and defiant; received poor grades; and seemed to have no true friends. Amazingly, all of this changed as he worked with Dr. G. She built a special connection with him, and assisted him to understand and change his self-destructive behaviors. She also helped my wife and I to improve our parenting and communication skills. We will always be grateful for her talents and wisdom!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Grateful Parents in Potomac, MD – Dec 26, 2016
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Tricia is an incredibly gifted therapist. I have worked with her at various times over the past 10 years, and her advice and candor has been instrumental in my development. She is thoughtful, kind, and trustworthy. Tricia is able to connect with her patients on multiple levels and has experience working with individuals who are at various developmental ages and milestones. I have never met another therapist in the DC area who is more skillful and gracious than Tricia.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 23, 2016
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I started seeing Dr. Gershefski several years ago to understand why I was having so many problems in my marriage and life in general that I couldn't seem to even understand, let alone change. She did an outstanding job helping me to understand and question certain patterns set in childhood that caused me to hold ideas and act in ways that weren't serving me well. I was then able to toss out or reframe those ideas. I'm a happier and less anxious person now thanks to her expertise and empathy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Caroline in Bethesda, MD – Nov 17, 2016
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My Psychiatrist of over 30 years passed away suddenly in 2015. The event left me without someone, who over the years, helped me through many tough times. I felt lost in many ways. Fortunately I connected with Patricia Gershefski with whom I have spent the past year creating a new found trust. She has been very helpful, encouraging and understanding through a difficult year. I retired, lost my Psychiatrist and developed a chronic disease. We have had a lot to talk about!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lori in Gaithersburg, MD – Oct 24, 2016
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Dr. P. Gershefski is a truly amazing therapist! After seeing more than my fair share of therapists, and still ending up hospitalized, I was extremely fortunate to find Dr. G! I've been seeing her (or better put - she's been with me) since that time. I wholeheartedly believe she has saved me -- whether it be from teaching me more effective coping skills, building my self confidence or just taking a step back to evaluate the situation from a different perspective than my usual. I highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Charlotte in Beltsville, MD – Oct 19, 2016
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If not for Dr.Gershefski, I would be in a completely different place in my life. Prior to Dr.Gershefski- I tried 3 therapists all who were so strange and I felt so awkward around. I lost my only sibling 6 years ago along with 2 of my best friends, and Dr. Gershefski has helped me understand and cope with my grief and PTSD. She is so amazing and introspective, ways I never thought possible. She is very accommodating and I know she truly cares and me- that I'm not just there for her job.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Chevy Chase, MD – Oct 07, 2016
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Dr. G. saved my life. She was really available during an extremely difficult time, and her skills and ability to connect with me made it a surprisingly enjoyable experience. You can't go wrong!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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George in Arlington, Virginia – Oct 03, 2016
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She is excellent. I felt she really understood me, and has been able to help me immensely!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Appreciative in Washington DC – Oct 03, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor...Read more

Biography

     Dr. Patricia Gershefski was born in New York State and raised from her early years in the Washington, D.C./Metropolitan area. She is...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Addiction Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
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Education

Assistant Clinical Professor Of Clinical Psychology At George Washington University Professional School Of Psychology
Fellowship Hospital
Clinical Private Practice
Residency Hospital
2005
The Catholic University Of America/Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
Medical School
1999
Chestnut Lodge Hosp
Internship Hospital
1999
Linkages-To-Learning/Community Psychiatric Clinics
Internship Hospital
1990
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Gershefski frequently treats Addiction, Adjustment Disorder , and Adolescent Counseling. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gershefski treats.

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Dr. Gershefski's office is located at 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 303, Washington, DC 20016. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Patricia Gershefski, Ph.D. Washington, DC

Patricia Gershefski, Ph.D. Washington, DC5028 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 303 Washington, DC 20016
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