My goal as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst is to help individuals and couples gain a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I strive to help my patients reflect and examine issues in order to bring about personal growth and change. I believe in the importance of examining both past and present, and place particular emphasis on formative relationships and significant experiences.


Carolyn Ratner-Fitzgerald, J.D., Psy.D., P.L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist,‚Äč Psychoanalyst



I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for individuals  and psychotherapy for couples. I have helped people with a wide variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, chronic illness, trauma, loneliness, shame, anger, and grief. 

My office is conveniently located at 635 S. Washington Street in Alexandria, VA., where there is ample free street parking.  Please contact me by phone, 703.996.9131, or email, to set up an appointment. It  would be a pleasure to speak with you.