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Lawrence I. Sank, Ph.D.

Bethesda, MD &Greater Washington Area

I combine the  application of the science of psychology with a compassionate, empathic approach to individuals and couples as they struggle with their problems in the area of sexual functioning and related difficulties. With over three decades in professional practice I bring to bear considerable professional experience and life experience and an unquenchable enthusiasm for my professional work with those in need.

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  • Board Certified Clinical Psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology)Diplomate,
  • Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, License #717
  • Certified Sex Therapist, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT)--Founding Fellow
  • American Board of Sexology (Diplomate)
  • Behavior Therapy and Research Society--Clinical Fellow
  • Co-Director, Cognitive Therapy Center of Greater Washington

Specializes in:

  • Sexual dysfunctions and disorders including arousal, orgasm and libido
  • Relationship/Marital issues including communication skills, commitment problems, anger management, divorce, separation and infidelity 
  • parenting and step-parenting
  • Sexual concerns including love-making skills, infertility issues, and enhancing sexual desire
  • Mood disorders including anxiety and depression
  • Obsessions and compulsions (both sexual and non-sexual) 
  •  Sexual abuse
  • Author of numerous articles in peer reviewed journals
  • Co-author (with Dr. Carolyn Shaffer) of the text " A Therapist's Manual    for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Groups"
  • Numerous professional presentations
  • Developed a specialized approach to the treatment of erectile and orgasmic disorders as cited in Wikipedia  

For therapy or additional information, please contact:


Email: Dr. Lawrence Sank

6310 Winston Drive
 Bethesda, MD, 20817
telephone: 301-229-3131
 fax: 301-229-3066


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