Ann Lake Bryant
Washington, DC Location
Dr. Ann Lake Bryant received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Her psychology practice was initially in public mental health, both in Maryland and, for one year, in Chicago, where most of her clients were Spanish speakers and therapy was conducted in Spanish. More recently, she has worked exclusively in private practice, now as a licensed Psychology Associate under Dr. Parkhurst’s supervision. Her therapy is collaborative and integrates approaches from a variety of traditions–including mindfulness-based and cognitive therapies– that she adapts to address each client’s goals and needs. She is deeply interested in trauma and in how cultural issues – and issues connected with being or feeling like an outsider in any way– affect mental health. She also works extensively with couples using a variety of approaches. Psychology was a late career choice for her. She was a lawyer for more than 25 years, and practiced, lectured, and published extensively in the field of immigration law. She was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching immigration and nationality law there. Dr. Bryant also has many years of experience resettling, counseling, and advocating for refugees and asylees. She speaks Spanish fluently, is conversant in French and Italian, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.