Although by orientation I'm a cognitive-behavioral therapist--that is, I focus on how thoughts and actions affect how we feel and respond to situations--I don't follow a cookbook approach to treatment. Each individual brings a unique set of problems to therapy, and I start with a thorough evaluation to assess your needs and develop a collaborative treatment plan that is personal yet based on current research. This type of therapy is focused more on the present than the past and on developing coping skills to help you deal with the problems that are currently troubling you.
CBT has been shown in thousands of studies to be an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, and many other psychological disorders. A specific type of CBT, know as Exposure/Response-Prevention, is the treatment of choice for OCD. Exposure-based therapies are useful for many anxiety disorders.
I believe it's especially important to learn to tolerate distress without letting it get in the way of the life you want to live. To that end, I help the people I work with cultivate an attitude of mindfulness and acceptance of the uncertain nature of life.
Call or Email Lynne S Gots for a free phone consultation now - (301) 744-8859


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • License No. and State: PSY1000149 District of Columbia


  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship Issues

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014
Lynne S Gots, PhD, Psychologist in Washington

Lynne S Gots

Psychologist, PhD