G. Christopher Ray, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

District of Columbia - PSY1001631

Maryland - 06346

Virginia - 0810006827

Delaware - B1-0011248

Psypact - 9806

PsyPact covers the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, DC, GA, IL, KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, & WI

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Therapeutic Philosophy

The most important part of therapy is the relationship between a client and therapist. A strong relationship leads to us working together to achieve your goals. A strong relationship does not mean we always agree, but rather that we can engage in disagreements productively and clarify our goals and path. We will work together to set your goals, recognize progress, and adjust when barriers are encountered.

My work tends to focus on managing anxiety and depression, improving interpersonal skills, parent training, coping with symptoms of ADHD, and working to overcome the various challenges that each of us face in our lives. While it can be challenging to take the first step towards improving your mental health, I will be here to walk with you during your journey.

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Educational Background and Training

  • Morehouse College, BA, 2002

  • Michigan State University, MA 2008

  • Howard University Counseling Services - Pre-doctoral Internship 2014-2015

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D. 2016

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Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families since 2002 when I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from Morehouse College. After years of teaching I returned to school to work on a Master’s in Counseling, which was followed by my doctoral work in Counseling Psychology. I began my doctoral training in a maximum security prison for juvenile offenders and transitioned into an outpatient community mental health setting. In 2015 I completed my Pre-Doctoral Internship at Howard University's Counseling Services, a college counseling center. During this time, I continued to develop my skills as a group therapist and worked with clients in both a hospital setting and the Superior Court of DC’s Child Guidance Clinic. After graduation I provided therapeutic services to individuals in small private practice in Washington, DC. I also returned to Howard University's Counseling Services to serve as a Staff Psychologist. These positions were followed by my time at a public charter school in Washington, DC while also starting my own private practice.

I have also facilitated workshops for children and parents that focus on Managing Emotions in School, Helping Kids Cope with the Pandemic, Supporting Your Child Through the Pandemic, and others.