Paula L. Ellman, PhD, ABPP


Training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the IPA; Vice President of the CFS Board, and past institute director of the Washington Program of CFS; Member of the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA (COWAP) and a Board Member of the North America Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC) representing CFS; Visiting Professor at the Sino-American Continuing Training Project at Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan China; written and presented in the areas of femininity and female psychology, listening, enactment, terror, sadomasochism, and unconscious fantasy.

Analytic Training

Contemporary Freudian Society

Practice Details

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Conflicts with creativity, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Family, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Parent guidance, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions

Treatment Catchment Area

Montgomery County (MD)

Primary Office

Address: 6420 Danville Court, Rockville, MD 20852
Main Phone Number: 301-770-1515
Email Address:

Other Office

Address: 1400 20th Street, NW #104, Washington, DC 20036
Main Phone Number: 202-223-0233
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