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Dr. Scarcella is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Washington, DC.
Dr. Scarcella received her degree from the University of Rome, where she specialized in Neurology and Psychiatry, and subsequently received her training in Psychiatry at the George Washington University and St. Elizabeth Hospital.
She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine, and teaches at The George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Scarcella is also the President of the Washington Society for Jungian Psychology and also the President of American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, Washington, DC chapter and President elect of the National American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, Chair of International Medical Graduates of the Washington Psychiatric Society (District Branch of the APA), and a Board member for the Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research. Dr. Scarcella also served in the Army Reserves Medical Corps, where she retired with the rank of Major. Prior to entering full time private practice, Dr. Scarcella worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, DC, and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Scarcella was amazing. She was very empathetic and was able to diagnose me on my first visit. I will continue to see her.
Where do I begin, I went in looking to see if ADHD medication might be something I should try again. Only to have her call and reschedule on me 3X, try and psychoanalyze my personal life, there were several really long uncomfortable pauses where she would just stare at me, I could barely understand her with her accent, and then to top it all off she tried to sell me another 8 sessions with her to see if ADHD medication would be a possibility. No Thank You.
Fantastic. I have finally found the right doctor!
I was not impressed. I felt like I was imposing on her the entire time I was there. Like I was unwelcome. It was odd.
Dr Scarcella is a GREAT Psychiatrist. I went to go see her, she had a great balance of being an AMAZING listener, asking thought provoking questions, and shared a sincere empathy with me. I sincerely think she is a TERRIFIC Psychiatrist. Since she is so good, she wants to take a few days from initial appointment to study the case to diagnose me, and to talk to my previous psychiatrist who i left on bad terms. Also i felt offended she didn't believe what i was saying.....i know myself better than anyone! I really think she is smart enough, that she did not need to speak to my old DR, with her brilliant insight, and my experience I felt like she knew enough to know what i was suffering. Again I think she wanted to be sure, and asked me to come 3 days later, but I REALLY needed my psych medicine, and she would not prescribe anything. I know she wanted to study the case, but can a psychiatrist expect a working class patient to come twice a week financially as well as the time commitment?