Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD – Dr K.

Dr K. is the founder and director of Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute (ABTI).  She is a CBT expert with over 15 years of experience in psychotherapy, teaching, and conducting research.  In addition to heading the ABTI, she is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Psychology Department.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University, Dr K. earned her Master’s and PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.  Prior to private practice, she gained psychotherapy experience at BellevueHospital/NYU Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and George Mason University.

Dr K. has an advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

In addition to being a therapist, Dr K. has worked as a professor at George Mason University, American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University-DC, and Hood College.  During her many years at these institutions, she has instructed and supervised future therapists, taught numerous undergraduate and graduate classes, and conducted research.

Dr K. has published many articles, presented at over 30 national and international conferences, and provided continuing education training for psychologists and counselors.  Her published and presented work deals with anxiety, depression, and mindfulness.

Owning to her multicultural background, Dr K. is fluent in English and  Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and conversational in French.