Candace Koman, PhD

Dr. Candace KomanDr. Koman is a therapist at the Behavior Therapy Institute. She specializes in treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and relationship problems. She also has an interest and experience in perinatal and postpartum mental health. Dr. Koman is an integrative clinician, incorporating cognitive-behavioral and relational-cultural techniques into her work. She pays special attention to how different identities may affect psychological concerns. 

Dr. Koman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and, after a career change from working in an affordable-housing nonprofit, earned her Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University (AU). During her time at AU, she worked in the Anxiety and Culture Research Lab, examining mental health disparities based on racial identity.

Before joining the institute, Dr. Koman gained experience in community mental health, hospital, private practice, and college counseling settings. She has trained and worked at Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC; Mary’s Center; American University Counseling Center; DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Greenbelt CARES Youth and Family Services Bureau; Neuropsychological Associates of Fairfax; James J. Gray Psychotherapy Clinic at American University, and Catholic University Counseling Center.

Dr. Koman has advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Relational-Cultural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She works with young adults, adults, and couples.

To contact Dr. Koman directly 
Call: 202-991-2200, Ext. 19