Lara Kassoff, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I believe that psychotherapy is a place where you can access your most authentic self. I seek to create a safe, trusting environment where you feel free to share honestly and receive genuine feedback. My approach to therapy is supportive and collaborative. We will explore patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to establish improved ways of being and relating to others. Through our work together, you will achieve a better understanding of yourself, helping you to alleviate distress and develop more satisfying relationships.

Portrait of Lara Kassoff

About Dr. Kassoff

I am licensed as a psychologist in the District of Columbia and Virginia. I received my B.A. from Cornell University and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. My experience includes:

  • The George Washington University Counseling Center, Trauma Services Coordinator
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, Newark, NJ
  • African Refugee Development Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship at Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Queens, NY
  • Pre-doctoral Internship at Fordham University Center Counseling and Psychological Services, Bronx, NY
  • Pre-doctoral training at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Services

I provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to adults and adolescents.

I am currently running a psychotherapy group for adults coping with various issues including relational difficulties, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. Members provide support and genuine feedback towards one another. Group therapy can be a powerful tool for personal and interpersonal growth in a variety of areas, including trust, vulnerability, genuineness, assertiveness, and conflict. The group is co-led with Dr. Noah Meyers, and runs on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30pm.

I work with a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotion Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Identity
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Intimate Relationship and Marital Conflict
  • Family Conflict
  • Adjustment
  • Academic Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Grief
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Immigration and Cultural Adjustment

I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds, including gender, sexuality, and ethnicity.

Fees & Insurance

I am an out-of-network provider. This means that I do not accept insurance directly, but will provide an invoice for you to submit for reimbursement from your health insurance company. Many clients have out-of-network benefits and receive significant reimbursement from their insurance company. I recommend that you contact your insurance provider to determine what your benefits may be. I will do my best to assist you with this process.