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 Dr. Simona Efanov, PsyD, LPA



Dr. Simona Efanov is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating individuals with self-esteem and relationship difficulties, depression, eating disorders, and PTSD.  Dr. Efanov has a Level 2 Gottman Couples Therapy Certification, and she adopts this approach in her work with couples. Dr. Efanov works with individuals with chronic stress, history of trauma, ADHD, and adjustment to life changes.  She has certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and she provides DBT Skills Training at CCCC as well. Dr. Efanov has gained experience working in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospitals, eating disorder specialized centers, private practice, and integrated medical care clinics. 


Prior to moving to the Washington, DC area, Dr. Efanov evaluated adults with eating disorders at McGill University Hospital Center. She actively participated in conducting clinical research at McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute, where she looked at the effects of chronic stress on personality, brain circuitry, and mood. Her research contributions yielded numerous scientific publications and conference presentations in the areas of eating disorders, traumatic brain injury and on the neuroendocrine effects of stress on psychological well-being.


Dr. Efanov continues to integrate her knowledge of neuroscience and biopsychosocial factors in her clinical work.  Dr. Efanov is also an Adjunct Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University where she teaches Cognitive Assessments to graduate level students.  She is available to provide psychotherapy and psychological testing (ADHD, TBI, Psychoeducational) at CCCC.



Dr. Simona Efanov is a Licensed Psychology Associate in Washington, DC.

Dr. Simona Efanov is a Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dr. Efanov is fluent in English, French & Romanian and can provide services in these languages.

Read More about Dr. Efanov on her Good Therapy Page.




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