Dr. Vincent Greenwood, Executive Director

Treatment for Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties

In Washington, DC ●  Since 1982


What Is Cognitive Therapy?
How Effective Is Cognitive Therapy?
How Cognitive Therapy Differs
FAQs about Cognitive Therapy
Anger Problems
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Panic Attacks
Social Anxiety
New Treatment Developments
Psychological Evaluation Services
About Dr. Greenwood

The Washington Center for Cognitive Therapy

5225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 501
Washington, DC 20015

  Phone: 202-244-0260  

Fax: 202-244-3871

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The goal of the Washington Center for Cognitive Therapy is to provide effective, state-of-the-art treatment for a range of mood disorders and self-defeating habits. We believe people can change in fundamental ways and that we can help people alter long-standing painful feelings and dysfunctional behavior patterns.

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Welcome to The Washington Center for Cognitive Therapy.  We appreciate your interest.  Please let us know how we can help you.
For over 20 years, our primary mission has been to provide short-term cognitive therapy to people suffering from a variety of mood disorders.  We offer supervision and training for students and mental health professionals interested in developing skills in cognitive therapy.  We also incorporate other therapy approaches, such as schema-focused therapy and emotion-focused therapy, to enhance the effectiveness of treatment. The Center also conducts psychological evaluations for residents in the Washington, D.C. area who might have emotional, cognitive, or physical disabilities.


The Washingtonian magazine recognized Dr. Vincent Greenwood as a Top Therapist of 2009 for the following categories:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Major Depression

  • Panic Disorder

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Results were from a survey of 1500 local mental health specialists who were asked: "Whom would you call if a family member needed help?" 

Cognitive therapy is active, directive, and focused on the present time. Client and therapist jointly identify problem areas and goals at the outset of treatment.  We try to highlight the client’s thinking surrounding current difficulties and to efficiently teach techniques for change.

When we started, cognitive therapy was in an embryonic stage of development.   We have kept up with the latest developments and integrated other proven treatment approaches along with it, for success with an even broader range of difficulties.  Thanks to clinicians and researchers, cognitive therapy is now established as the most effective form of psychotherapeutic treatment for a wide range of difficulties. 

Cognitive therapy continues to evolve in creative ways.  We strive to bring clients the latest developments at the Washington Center for Cognitive Therapy. 


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