Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale University, Child Study Center. Dr. Scharfstein specializes in the assessment, treatment, and continuing care of pre-schoolers, school-age children, adolescents, and adults whose lives are affected by anxiety and related conditions.

She conducts specialized psychological assessments for individuals with anxiety disorders, to help obtain accurate diagnoses and develop personalized treatment plans. She is extensively trained in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), Family Therapy, Parent Training/Support Sessions, and Social Skills Training. She has particular expertise in the treatment of selective mutism and social phobia (social anxiety disorder), and treatments aimed to enhance social and emotional functioning. She has completed advanced training and consultation through the Selective Mutism Association’s Selective Mutism Proficiency Program.

Dr. Scharfstein provides treatment in individual, couples, family, group, and intensive therapy formats. She engages in ongoing communication with family, school, and community systems to foster collaborative relationships and optimize treatment success and quality of life. Dr. Scharfstein additionally offers educational workshops within the community.

Lindsay Scharfstein, Ph.D.
Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change (CABC)
Licensed Psychologist, MD #05584
50 W Montgomery Avenue, Suite 110
Rockville, MD 20850
301-610-7850 x 5