Delishia M. Pittman, PhD, ABPP



Longevity in the mental health field requires self-awareness, compassion, expert boundaries, a strong commitment to self-reflectivity, ethical practice and personal growth. It has been my adherence to these values that has afforded me the privilege of providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families for more than a decade.


I am the first African American board certified counseling psychologist in the District of Columbia. I am also licensed as a clinical psychologist in Virgina and a professional counselor in the District. 


In addition to clinical practice, I am a tenured Associate Professor of Counseling and Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University overseeing the training of nearly100 of the next generation of mental health professionals. While therapy is my first love, I take great pride and enjoyment in supporting my students and early career professionals as they launch their own rewarding counseling careers. 


I am trained as a behavioral scientist and health disparities researcher in the field of counseling psychology. I divide my time between clinical practice, training and clinical supervision, scholarly writing, research, and public speaking.


I add balance to my very full professional life through deeply connected relationships with family and friends, food, the arts, frequent travel, and Peloton rides. 


BA, Psychology, Concordia University, Portland

MA, Counseling Psychology and Addiction Treatment, Lewis & Clark College

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia

MPH, Epidemiology, The George Washington University