Dr. Lenka Glassman, PsyD
Who I work with
Dr. Glassman is a licensed psychologist who offers individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with symptoms related to Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Eating Disorders. Dr. Glassman frequently works with clients who are affected by social and generalized anxiety, test/performance anxiety, binge-eating, purging/overexercising, depression, and those who want to improve their body image, confidence, and relationships with others. Dr. Glassman also provides therapy services for families and individuals struggling with grief over the loss of a human or pet family member.
How I work
Dr. Glassman's therapeutic approach is integrative. She has advanced training in evidence based treatments and uses the most current and effective strategies to help her clients learn the concrete skills needed to achieve real results. She also has advanced training in psychodynamic therapies, allowing her to help those clients who are looking to dig deeper into their inner emotional world. Sometimes, facing and processing complex painful experiences is needed in order to break unhealthy patterns and get to a place of inner peace and lasting change. In addition to cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies, Dr. Glassman’s extensive experience as a coach and group class leader in the fitness industry allows her to incorporate mindfulness, yoga, and physical movement with many of her clients. Dr. Glassman sees the therapeutic relationship as central in fostering growth and empowering clients to achieve their goals. She believes that that healing comes from feeling acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness toward yourself.
Dr. Glassman received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Glassman worked as a therapist in training at a variety of clinical settings including Morgan State University Counseling Center (Baltimore, MD), Psychiatric Institute of Washington (Washington, DC), Courtois & Associates (Washington, DC), The Eating Disorder Recovery Center (Athens, GA), and The Anxiety and Psychology Center (Atlanta).
Dr. Glassman completed her pre-doctoral internship at Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services in Philadelphia, PA, and post-doctoral training at Howard University, Counseling Services in Washington, DC, where she continued to expand her experience in providing group and individual therapy, as well as psychological testing to adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds and suffering from anxiety, ocd, mood, trauma-related, and eating disorders.
Dr. Glassman received intensive training in treating victims of physical, sexual, and emotional trauma while working as intake coordinator at Courtois & Associates, and on the Sexual Abuse Counseling & Education team at Temple University.
Dr. Glassman received specialized training in the treatment of Eating and Anxiety disorders at The Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Athens, GA and the Anxiety and Psychology Center in Atlanta, GA where she worked with adolescents an adults suffering from social and generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia and anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
In addition to her clinical training and career in psychology, Dr. Glassman has worked as a group fitness leader for over 18 years, and views physical exercise as an important component in overall psychological well-being.
Importantly, Dr. Glassman knows that continued growth in her clients requires continued growth within herself. Dr. Glassman's focus on furthering her skills and expertise as a therapist is the key to providing the highest quality care and most effective, up to date treatments for clients. Dr. Glassman goes well beyond required continuing education, receiving specialized training in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT certified) and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, and consults on a regular basis with top experts in their fields.