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Gloria Vanderhorst, Ph.D.

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Washington District of Columbia 20036

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About  Gloria Vanderhorst

You are looking for the best possible experience when you decide to hire a mental health professional.  The relationship will be an integral part of your success.   When we begin, I want you to understand how my 30+ years of experience have shaped my approach and my ability to support your growth.

My work with others has taught me that change is possible at any age.  In my early work with children, I learned that our brains are creative as well as vast store houses of early experiences.  From early experiences of bonding, relating to others and reacting to circumstances, we lay down reaction pathways that stay with us as we grow.  In this way, the past is always an important part of the present, The key to change is appreciating that our brains enjoy neuroplasticity that allows us to change at any stage of life. Techniques based on this principal and current research in brain function can be found in the two primary techniques I use in my practice: Emotion Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems. You can read more about these techniques on the Resource page.

My training in Internal Family Systems and Emotion Focused Therapy enables me to assist clients in healing from present and past injuries. I am excited about working with you and helping you to heal from past injuries and to learn how to be in the present in a way that is clear, enjoyable and healthy.

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    License Certification

  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • Psychologist
  • License Number
  • PSY1000365
  • License State
  • DC
  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • Psychologist
  • 2nd License Number
  • 00980
  • 2nd License State
  • MD
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • Bowling Green University
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • Ph.D.
  • Graduation Year
  • 1974
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Therapy Settings
  • In Office Online

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