Ekaterina Amarando, Ph.D., received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University and Masters in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center where she provided group and individual therapy to undergraduate and graduate students with depression, anxiety, relationship and academic concerns. After receiving her doctoral degree, Dr. Amarando pursued specialized training at The Center for Eating Disorders (CED) at Sheppard Pratt as a postdoctoral fellow. Upon completion of her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Amarando worked at the Center for Eating Disorders as an outpatient psychologist providing treatment to adults and adolescents struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and sexual trauma. She also participated in a comprehensive DBT treatment program and co-led a weekly DBT group.
Dr. Amarando utilizes a strength-based approach and views individuals as capable of personal growth and fulfilling their potential. She conveys warmth and empathy to her clients while also holding them accountable to their actions and goals. Dr. Amarando has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and has seen good results with CBT and DBT interventions. Dr. Amarando also provides psychological and psychoeducational assessment to school-aged and college-aged students.
Dr. Amarando is one of the few Russian-speaking therapists in the DMV area and provides services in both English and Russian languages. Her clinical interests include multicultural counseling and working with immigrants, international adoptions, college student mental health, eating disorders, and relationship concerns. Dr. Amarando enjoys working with couples, adolescents and adults.