Samuel Greenberg, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. Growing up can be tough. Adulting can be exhausting. Managing behavior, feelings, and emotions during life stages can directly impact performance, social life, and family dynamics. Issues like negative self-talk, compulsive thinking, challenges in maintaining relationships, or dealing with difficult people are situations are all things that happen across the lifespan. For those that experience mental health challenges like depression, anxiety and OCD, personality disorders, and or just lack social skills, Dr. Greenberg focuses skills and problem solving techniques that his clients can use today and into the future to relieve distress and discomfort. It helps to talk to someone, but talking to someone like Dr. Greenberg who can help you process and change your thinking – sometimes without you realizing it – is even better.
In his practice he uses a combination of approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with patients. He has worked with approaches to Anxiety related conditions, successfully treating OCD, BFRB, and body dysmorphia cases as well as school refusal that are more severe to extreme. Dr. Greenberg has employed the Supporting Parenting of Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) approach successfully with families experiencing school refusal and OCD.
Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, he worked in the public school system, supporting students with special needs, behavior challenges, and social development delays. That experience put him on the path of psychology, where successfully pursued both a masters and doctorate degree and puts his experience and skills to use to help his clients. Dr. Greenberg completed his predoctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Greenberg trained within the Child and Family Therapy Clinic where he worked with children, adolescents, and families experiencing a wide range of psychological and behavior challenges. He particularly enjoys working with families, the school system, other providers, and the support network where and when appropriate. Dr. Greenberg understands and recognizes the challenges mental health has on the family unit. He will well versed in the navigating a variety of approaches that help families with anxiety, personality dimensions, and or behavior challenges have a more rewarding home experience.
Although a Maryland native, Dr. Greenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Wisconsin. He went on to obtain his Master of Arts degree in Clinical psychology as well as his doctorate degree in Washington DC. Dr. Greenberg lives in the area with his wife and his two children.