Douglas Rugh, PhD


I believe that there is no better way to learn than with experiential training.

It is important for me to avoid sectarianism and to gain an appreciation of the strengths of various therapeutic approaches.  I specialize in creative solutions for managing the tension between what one has already achieved and what one still ought to accomplish. Together we explore questions about why powerful feelings and thoughts emerge, and how they can be expressed in the most beneficial way.

My clients are students and professionals interested in growth. They are informed, see potential, and are usually involved in large organizations.  I specialize in finding ways for individuals to make difficult adjustments as they move into unfamiliar situations. My focus is with the use of emotions for the development of a deeper understanding of yourself and those relationships important to you, and this type of work encourages creative, personalized solutions for a range of problems.

Location: Capitol Hill Office

My specialty areas include:
• Anxiety
• Grief and Loss
• Insomnia
• Trauma

I also have experience with:
• Relationship tension conflict
• Creative expression and performance