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Ehsan Habibpour, MD

Medical Director

Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Habibpour is a professional psychiatrist with training in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. He began working with the prestigious George Washington Psychiatry Department in 2014 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and then started teaching a course in Child Psychiatry.

He has a strong educational background in his field. After attending a top medical school in Iran Dr. Habibpour was able to complete his Adult Psychiatry Residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. He then continued his training by pursuing a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. The Fellowship taught Dr. Habibpour about the normal development of children and how childhood experiences can affect us in the future.

While practicing psychotherapy, Dr. Habibpour has mastered treatment with psychiatric medications. Witnessing the many areas of exciting progress in the field of psychiatry over the last decade has given him the chance to familiarize himself with the most up-to-date medications. Dr. Habibpour’s approach to helping his patients involves the integration of both medications and psychotherapy for the most efficient and effective results. Often times the emotional and behavioral styles people use to protect themselves during childhood carry over into their adulthood. These behaviors may be helpful during childhood, but they are no longer needed in adulthood. To achieve an effective change, one must first explore those feelings and behavioral styles.

Dr. Habibpour has also developed an interest in helping those with anxiety and mood disorders, and gained experience in treating eating disorders. A major area of interest for him is the role of culture and ethnicity in emotional disturbances. He had a chance to study this overlap and learn about it because of the cultural diversity to which he was exposed over the course of his life. His passion was reflected in the paper he co-wrote: “The Treatment of Depression in Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents.” (Sunita M. Stewart, Alex Simmons, and Ehsan Habibpour. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. February 2012, 22(1): 72-79. doi:10.1089/cap.2011.0051.). He is pursuing that passion through his involvement with The Global Mental Health Project at George Washington Psychiatry Department.

Over the years of his practice, Dr. Habibpour has experienced and appreciated the importance of therapeutic relationships. Self-determination, resilience and the power of meaningful relationships are the key factors that nourish human growth.

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