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  Dr. Lawrence Ballon is a board certified psychiatrist as well as a psychoanalyst and psychopharmacologist.

During his distinguished 30 year career, he has successfully treated thousands of patients, held a 12 year term as Chief of Psychiatry at Virginia Hospital Center, and served as President and Medical Director of Arlington Psychiatric Group. Dr. Ballon earned his M.D. and trained in psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center, and received his certification in psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC.

Patients have remarked on the noticeable improvements in their health, their relationships, and their careers. They appreciate Dr. Ballon's comprehensive evaluation of emotional problems past and present, and the thorough consideration of personal, family, and medical histories. They can expect a clear description of a planned course of action and ways to evaluate progress. His patients include the elderly, couples, businessmen and businesswomen, single parents, and adolescents. His expertise ranges from the treatment of the troubling symptoms of depression and anxiety to helping patients overcome difficult life issues related to intimacy and work. He has served as consultant to government agencies, including the Office of Medical Services at the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as the Leary School for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Adolescents. He has taught psychiatrists-in-training as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He currently serves on the faculty of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC.

Dr. Ballon holds memberships in the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, and serves as a consulting psychiatrist at Virginia Hospital Center. He is a faculty member of the psychoanalytic training program of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C., where he has taught courses in Self Psychology, Gender Theory, Neuropsychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Writing.

Lawrence M. Ballon, M.D., CV [PDF]