Alice Zafiris, Psy.D.
Dr. Alice Zafiris is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide range of concerns related to health and well-being. Her areas of clinical expertise include the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling, skin-picking, and related behaviors), emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, and body image concerns.
Dr. Zafiris has experience providing psychological services within public schools, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practice settings. She received her master’s (MA) and doctorate (Psy.D) degrees in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Zafiris has trained at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Zafiris has been intensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) by the Behavior Training Institute (BTTI), as well as in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the Linehan Institute-Behavioral Tech, LLC.
Dr. Zafiris utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach which is grounded in cognitive behavioral theory and guided by empirically supported interventions. She prides herself in her ability to personalize treatment to best meet each individual’s unique needs and values a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each client. Balancing acceptance based approaches with solution-focused strategies, Dr. Zafiris strives to create a warm and supportive environment from which to provide relief from clients’ suffering, foster personal growth, and increase one’s sense of satisfaction and experience of happiness in life.
In addition to providing therapy to clients in private practice, Dr. Zafiris is an adjunct professor for George Mason University in the Department of Psychology. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the clinical psychology doctoral program at George Mason University and is tasked with providing clinical supervision to students in training. Dr. Zafiris maintains active professional memberships with the American Psychological Association (APA) and International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
For further information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zafiris, please leave her a confidential voicemail at (703) 594-6436.