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Midshipmen Development Center

Phoebe McCutchan ,MPH

Phoebe is a generalist extern at the MDC and is currently a 5th year student in American University’s clinical psychology PhD program.  Prior to attending AU, Phoebe earned her Master of Public Health degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and worked for nine years conducting psychological health research for the Department of Defense (DoD) Deployment Health Clinical Center.

 Phoebe has worked with diverse clients in a variety of clinical settings.  She completed two years of training in the American University Counseling Center, where she provided therapy to undergraduate and graduate students with presenting problems such as interpersonal concerns, adjustment difficulties, personal identity concerns, anxiety, and depression.  Phoebe also completed two years of training at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) and Program Evaluation programs.  She has additional experience in community-based outpatient mental health treatment and neuropsychology assessment.

 Phoebe is passionate about working with active duty and veteran individuals throughout their career trajectories to enhance emotional wellness.  Her clinical interests include adjustment difficulty, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidality.  Her research focuses on cost-inclusive analyses of suicide prevention interventions in military and veteran populations.  In therapy, Phoebe draws upon relational-cultural, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic approaches.  She strives to create an atmosphere of trust, empathy, and collaboration where individuals feel safe to explore whatever brings them into therapy.

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