About Dr. Raggi
Dr. Raggi is a licensed psychologist with over 12 years of experience providing comprehensive and individualized care to youth, families and adults in the Maryland and DC metro area. She has particular expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, life stress, trauma, social or interpersonal challenges, and attention/motivational issues in children, teens and adults. Dr. Raggi previously practiced for ten years at the highly regarded practice, Alvord, Baker, & Associates, LLC. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and postdoctoral training at New York University (NYU) Child Study Center.
Dr. Raggi utilizes her training in evidence-based and research-supported approaches to provide high quality support in meeting life's challenges. She is a warm, dedicated and results oriented therapist. Dr. Raggi is grounded in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework, which she uses in combination with insight oriented techniques and the foundation of a warm and supportive space to help you reach your goals. CBT is an evidence-based approach that guides the client to make life and behavior changes through active exploration of the connection between thoughts, feeling and behaviors. It is present focused and goal oriented, offering practical strategies and problem solving support to address specific life situations. Dr. Raggi frequently contacts other providers to deliver integrated care. For youth, she often collaborates with key players such as teachers, pediatricians, nannies, coaches, etc., offering consultation, training and support in order to make a system-wide impact.
Dr. Raggi also has particular interest and expertise in the treatment of Selective Mutism. She provides individual and school-based intervention and groups for this population. She co-directed and co-developed the Selective Mutism Program and Summer Intensive Camp (Cool, Confident and Courageous Kids Camp) while at Alvord Baker & Associates, LLC and continues to collaborate on research with Alvord Baker and the University of Maryland to examine treatment outcomes for the camp and groups.
Dr. Raggi is also the first author on Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing exposure therapy when treating children and adolescents with anxiety. To help clinicians aid patients in monitoring mood and using CBT skills, Dr. Raggi also developed an iPhone application, CBT Tools for Youth, available on iTunes. In addition to writing and private practice, Dr. Raggi provides seminars and consultation to mental health professionals in the implementation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She coordinated the Continuing Education Program at Alvord Baker for five years, has published in a variety of scholarly journals, and engages in social media interviews and podcasts to provide education on child mental health. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park.