Dr. Kate Lieberman, Clinical Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical and community psychology from George Washington University and a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University.

In my clinical practice, I conduct psychological evaluations with individuals of all ages and provide psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I provide in-person testing services in Alexandria, Virginia, and in Manhattan, New York. I provide therapy from my office in Virginia and online through a secure HIPAA-compliant video platform.

I teach doctoral-level psychological assessment at George Washington University for the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. I have previously taught psychology to undergraduates and supervised graduate students in assessment and therapy.

My research focuses on the development of culturally and developmentally sensitive interventions. I have published peer-reviewed journal articles, presented at international conferences, and consulted on mental health issues for public and private schools.

I am an active member of professional psychological societies, and I currently serve as the Membership Chair for the Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (NVCP).

In my daily life and professional work I strive to be body positive, antiracist, anti-ableist, lgbtqia+ affirming, and neurodiversity affirming. I welcome and appreciate being called in or called out when I fall short of these values.

Pronouns: she/her

Expertise

I have expertise in social/ emotional, psycho-educational, neuropsychological, and developmental assessment. I am able to provide diagnoses and second opinions. I frequently assess individuals with presenting problems, including:

  • developmental concerns
  • cognitive processing concerns
  • learning disabilities
  • attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
  • autism
  • cognitive aging
  • mood and anxiety disorders
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • other emotional concerns and personality disorders

With respect to therapy, I integrate techniques from a variety of psychotherapy approaches, including:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • psychodynamic therapy
  • exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • mindfulness-based therapies
  • internal family systems (IFS)
  • somatic approaches
  • eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Education

PhD,  Clinical Psychology: George Washington University

BA, Psychology: Columbia University

Graduate Training: Washington DC VA Medical Center; Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Travis County Juvenile Probation Department; Arlington County Detention Center; Greenbelt CARES Youth and Family Services

University Teaching Positions

Current Position:

Adjunct Professor, Psychological Assessment: George Washington University, Clinical Psychology PhD Program

Previous Positions:

Instructor, Field Internship: George Washington University, Undergraduate Psychology Program

Instructor, Abnormal Psychology: George Washington University, Undergraduate Psychology Program

Instructor, General Psychology: George Washington University, Undergraduate Psychology Program

Publications and Presentations

Le, H.N., & Perry, D.F., Villamil-Grest, C., Genovez, M., Lieberman, K., Ortiz-Hernandez, S., & Serafini, C. (2020). A mixed methods evaluation of an intervention to prevent perinatal depression among Latina immigrantsJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 

Sherkow, S., & Lieberman, K. (2018). Back to Freud’s beginning: Looking at neuroscience through a contemporary psychoanalytic lens. In H. Etezady & I. Blom (Eds.), Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice. Lexington Books.

Lieberman, K., Le, H.N., & Pery, D.F. (2014). A systematic review of perinatal depression interventions for adolescent mothers. Journal of Adolescent 37(8), 1227-1235.

Lieberman, K.Le, H.N., & Perry, D.F. (2012, October). Review of Perinatal Depression Interventions for Teen Mothers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Marce Society. Paris, France. 

Snyder, H.M., Lieberman, K., Le, H.N., & Perry, D.F. (2011, March). Latina WIC Women’s Experiences with Perinatal Depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Cambridge, MA. 

Lieberman, K., Le, H.N., & Perry, D.F. (2010, October). Correlates of maternal interactive behavior in Latina immigrant mothers and their one year old infants. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Marce Society. Pittsburg, PA.  

Riskie, C., Lieberman, K., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2010, March).  Understanding the strengths and stressors of Latina immigrant mothers.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. New York, NY.   

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

The Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

The International OCD Foundation

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia