Douglas Rugh


I specialize in finding ways for individuals and families to make difficult adjustments as they move into unfamiliar situations.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Medication Management

About My Clients

My clients are students and professionals interested in growth. They are informed, see potential, and are usually involved in large organizations.

My Background and Approach

My background includes life-long learning, self exploration, and experiential training throughout different stages of life, and my odyssey over a 25-year career is as follows: 750-hour, five-times-a-week mindfulness and meditation training during a residency program Three years of intense yoga with Richard Freeman One year of analysis with Fred Fleischer, a Jungian analyst Four-year mentorship with Dr. Andrew Cherry (cognitive behaviorist) Four years of academic research with Drs. Chris Rice and Fred Newman Two years with Mary Naden studying the Alexander technique Two years of classical acting at the Shakespeare theater One year specialized training within the federal government Numerous briefer stints with therapists from a variety of disciplines, including behavioral therapy, coaching, marital-couples work, an ongoing leaderless mindfulness group, including a marathon weekend wearing a mask.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Besides the United States, I have worked in Europe, Asia, and Africa. I sit on review boards of multiple academic journals related to the social sciences, and I teach interactive learning courses for teachers and masters-level courses in human development. It is important for me to avoid sectarianism and to gain an appreciation of the strengths of various therapeutic approaches. I believe that there is no better way to learn than with experiential training, and I consider periods of discomfort in my life as educational opportunities to explore what various techniques offer.

I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 24 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $190 - 190/session


202-578-7747 Email Douglas
2029 P St.
Suite 202
Washington, DC 20036

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