Mauricio Cortina, M.D.

I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist with more than 35 years of experience in the Washington DC area. I have a psychotherapy-based practice, but will use medications as needed. I work with adolescents and adults and also counsel couples. My style of working is based on empathic understanding and careful listening. Effective psychotherapy is based on being able to establish a clear focus on issues that bring people to seek help, identifying past and present coping patterns that may contribute to the problems, and establishing a safe place and good therapeutic alliance with my patients. I blend psychodynamic, cognitive and emotional self-regulating techniques in my clinical work.


Practice Statement


Medical School

  1. -Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cum Laude


  1. -Menninger School of Psychiatry, Topeka Kansas. Adult and Child Psychiatry

Advanced Psychotherapy Degrees

  1. -Advanced Psychotherapy Program, Washington School of Psychiatry

Leadership Positions

  1. -Director, Attachment and Human Development Center, Washington School of Psychiatry

  2. -President, Inter-American Attachment Network

Faculty Positions

  1. -Washington School of Psychiatry

  2. -Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Washington DC

  3. -Instituto de Socio-psicoanlisis, Mexico, DF


  1. -Saul W. Ginsberg Fellow, Group for the Advancement Psychiatry

  2. -Fellow American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis


  1. -Licensed in Maryland


- Fluent in English and Spanish