Licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Goucher College

Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler, PhD, BICBT-CC (Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Certified Clinician), is a licensed clinical psychologist, founder of Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler, LLC, Professor of Psychology at Goucher College, and Research Psychologist at the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has experience working with patients in the public sector and in private practice with presenting problems such as adjustment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, suicidality, chronic pain, chronic illness, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, co-authored the book Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions (with Drs. Wenzel, Liese, and Beck), and served as Associate Editor for the SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. She co-authored CBT and Anti-Racism: Healing Racism through CBT with Norman Cotterell, PhD, on the blog of the Beck Institute. She has taught courses on psychological distress and disorder (abnormal psychology), health psychology, quantitative research methods, and emotion regulation, as well as serving as core faculty for Goucher’s public health minor. Her interests are in the areas of coping, health, addictions, cognitive therapy, mindfulness and compassion, and mood disorders.  

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