Personal growth through understanding

Scharff MDPA

Personal growth through understanding

Scharff MD is celebrating 40 years providIng psychoanalytic and psychotherapy services

We provide an atmosphere of privacy, safety, and acceptance.


Learn more about treatment and how we engage with clients.


Browse our extensive published materials on psychoanalysis.


Workshops and certificate training programs

Dr. David Scharff, M.D., FABP

Dr. Jill Scharff, M.D., FABP

The Scharffs are physician-psychoanalysts with four decades of clinical experience in practice in Chevy Chase. MD, USA. They are co-founders of the International Psychotherapy Institute, a not-for-profit institution for teaching and learning about psychoanalysis from an object relations perspective. They practice, teach and write on all aspects of object relations theory and practice and are series editors of multiple publications.

Videos & News

Book Review – Workplace Intelligence: Unconscious Forces and How to Manage Them

This book is not the sort ordinarily found on the shelves of psychoanalysts and analytic psychotherapists, but there are subsets of us who should treasure the wisdom contained in this short, commonsense primer on organizations and leadership by Anton Obholzer, former chief executive of the Tavistock Clinic. Read the full review here....

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