Rae-Anne Dougan, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder
In line with her interests in serving families with young children, Dr. Dougan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Buffalo in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Directly after completion of her degree she attended Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. There she studied Developmental Psychology, a program that focused on psychological development throughout the lifespan with a strong emphasis on diversity and cultural competence. She studied under the likes of Dr. Derald Wing Sue, a pioneer in the cultural identity development and Dr. Suniya Luthar, a prominent developer in research on risk and resilience.
After receiving a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Developmental Psychology in 2004, Dr. Dougan served as an Adjunct Professor at The College of New Rochelle while doing preventative treatment work in neighboring communities in New York City.
In 2006 she began doctoral training at Argosy University/ Washington DC in Clinical Psychology. Her practicum training and internship provided a strong background in trauma assessment and treatment. She received specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behavioral treatment modalities as well as Child Centered play therapy and other nondirective approaches typically utilized with adults.
Following the completion of her doctorate degree, Dr. Dougan has worked with various populations from adjustment difficulties in children and families to severely mentally ill patients and violent offenders. She has served in mental health for over 15 years in both New York State and Virginia. Her unique experiences have provided her the knowledge base to work with diverse populations. Dr. Dougan is now the Co-founder and Co-owner of a private practice, Dougan and Walden Wellness, PLLC and continues to work in various areas of multicultural affairs. She is dedicated to her staff, clients, and peers and has become an intricate part of the fabric of the community we serve.