SCHEDULE AND POLICIES
Appointments are generally scheduled during weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some evening and Saturday appointments are available. Fees vary according to the type of service rendered. To make an appointment, referral, or to obtain further information, please call (301) 962-0800 and leave a message on the extension of the clinician you are interested in speaking with, or go to our website at
LIST OF PROFESSIONALS AT ITS-PALSS
Georgia DeGangi, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA is practicing as a clinical psychologist but also has experience as an occupational therapist. She has over 25 years experience working with children, adults, and their families. She has extensive experience with diagnosis and treatment of a range of developmental, behavioral, social and emotional problems. Dr. DeGangi has conducted research to examine effective ways of treating individuals with regulatory problems and is especially interested in how problems of self-regulation early in life impact interpersonal effectiveness, coping, mood regulation, personality and learning as individuals grow older. Among her recent publications are her books entitled Effective Parenting for the Hard-to-Manage Child and Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior: A therapist’s guide to assessment and treatment. Dr. DeGangi is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the assessment and treatment of children with problems of self-regulation, sensory processing, attention, and interactional problems. She is also co-chair of the Infant/Child Mental Health Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry.
Cheryl Holland, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Holland earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park, including internship training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She previously held staff appointments at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children in Rockville, MD. Dr. Holland has extensive experience providing psychological evaluations, treatment, and consultation addressing a broad array of emotional, social, developmental, and behavioral concerns. Particular specialty areas include early intervention with young children including those with challenging temperaments, anxiety, sensory-motor difficulties, or language delays that impact development. Dr. Holland emphasizes interventions that build on an individual’s strengths and that support positive coping skills. She also provides integrated parent and school consultation to support effective behavioral strategies. Dr. Holland conducts training seminars in the community with parents and professionals on topics of development and healthy family relationships. Dr. Holland is also a consultant providing early childhood mental health supervision and training for staff at the Reginald S. Lourie Center.
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience working with a variety of children and families. He is a child clinical psychologist who has pursued extensive post-doctoral training in family therapy and has taught family and child interventions at Children's National Medical