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Dr. W. Max Hurley-Dorof

(he/him/his) is an openly queer clinical psychologist who approaches the therapeutic relationship from an open, warm and nonjudgmental perspective. He provides individual, couples, and group therapy to folks with a vast range of presentations, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, gender/sexuality, identity development, relationship issues, social adversity, and grief & loss. He works with individuals across the lifespan, with a special interest in and experience working with the LGBTQIA+, college-aged, and Veteran populations.

Dr. Hurley-Dorof completed both a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from the George Washington University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the George Washington University Center Clinic. His previous clinical training sites include McLean Hospital (a Harvard Medical School affiliate), the George Washington University Center Clinic, the George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC VA Medical Center, and the George Washington University Counseling and Psychological Services.

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My Philosophy

Dr. Hurley-Dorof provides therapy with an authentic, collaborative, and affirming style. While primarily conceptualizing from a psychodynamic lens, he utilizes a more integrative approach, and incorporates skills and techniques from other modalities, including: interpersonal, humanistic, relational, cognitive-behavioral, and social justice theories. He seeks to understand the individual as a part of many systems, with a focus on centering the therapeutic work around the individual, within their cultural context.

In his personal life, Dr. Hurley-Dorof enjoys dancing, recreational (and extremely non-competitive) sports leagues, documentaries, swimming, and most anything that produces a laugh. He travels as much as possible, with a love for experiencing new people, spaces and cultures, and treasures quality time with close friends and family.

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