About Dr. Hopkins
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia, and I specialize in providing psychotherapy for adolescents, adults and couples. I work with a wide array of concerns including mood and anxiety issues, trauma, personality styles, relationship and familial issues, and work or academic related stress. I have particular expertise in working with gender, racial or sexual identity-related oppression. I have seen patients develop more compassion for themselves and others, communicate more effectively with loved ones, and gain meaningful insight into their most painful experiences. It is a privilege to work with patients as they achieve their goals, overcome challenges, and feel more fulfilled in their daily life.
I am a psychodynamic therapist, which means I believe in a few things:
We all have a conscious and an unconscious mind. The conscious mind includes all the mental activity of which we are aware. The unconscious mind is a reservoir of thoughts emotions and personal experience that remains out of conscious awareness. It is the unconscious mind that is the primary driving force behind our deepest sentiments and behaviors.
Therapy helps one to learn about the unconscious aspects of oneself. The more we understand who we are, and why we are the way we are, the more we can use that information to make healthy decisions, resolve longstanding issues, and live a more fulfilling life.
Every human is unique, and and has the potential to grow and change.
As opposed to focusing on a single symptom, I believe in treating the whole person. I work to understand the root cause of your symptoms, and the past and present experiences that contribute to your concerns.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate."
- Carl Jung
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)