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Dr. Judi Sprei & Associates - DBTMARYLAND

MD and Metro D.C. Area Therapists Specializing in DBT & Trauma

Dr. Judi Sprei, a Maryland licensed psychologist with an office in Montgomery County, MD, has worked with Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for over 30 years. She has been a consultant to most of the Sexual Assault Centers in Maryland.

Dr. Sprei served as the Principal Investigator on a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to assess Sexual Assault Centers throughout the United States. Dr. Sprei was the very first person to initiate, create, and teach The Psychology of Women course at the University of Maryland. Dr. Sprei also served as a moderator on a website to help people deal with emotional eating.

Dr. Sprei has published and lectured nationally on topics such as the treatment of stress disorder, clients who engage in self-harm, adult incest survivors, borderline personality disorder, and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Sprei served on the Executive Board of The Association for Women in Psychology and was given an Outstanding Community Service Award by The Maryland Psychological Association for her work with Rape and Incest Victims. She is a founding member of both the Metro D.C. DBT Consortium and DBTMetro.

Dr. Judi Sprei is the director of DBTMaryland -Dr. Judi Sprei andAssociates, a Comprehensive DBT program serving adolescents, and adults. Dr. Sprei specializes in the treatment of problems of emotional regulation such as borderline personality disorder, PTSD ( stress disorder), anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, dissociative disorders, and emotional eating. What these problems all have in common is an underlying issue of emotional dysregulation. Therefore, while different in many ways, they are alike in many ways as well. Dr. Sprei is less interested in labeling the problem than in helping her clients develop the skills to get relief from the symptoms. For many of these issues, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which teaches people the skills to live a more effective and emotionally regulated life, is a very helpful method of treatment. DBT teaches the skills of mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance. (See: About DBT.) These skills, along with the individual psychotherapy component of DBT, help you to create the life you want to live and to be more in control of your emotions and your behavior.

If I can be of help, please call me at

(301) 229-0063

or send an email to my administrative assistant

[email protected]

Serving the Metro Washington, D.C. area.

Located in Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD