Roxy Wolfe’s first career was in nursing. After graduating from the Jefferson Medical College School of Nursing, Philadelphia, in 1971, she worked as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. She transitioned into psychotherapy while obtaining a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of New Hampshire.
Roxy received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 1989, having completed her Internship in Child & Adolescent Psychology and Neuropsychology at Sweetser Children’s in Saco, Maine. She then relocated to Corvallis, Oregon, for her Residency in community mental health. As staff psychologist there, she had the opportunity to design and implement trauma treatment programs for children and adults. In Bethesda, Maryland, Roxy has developed an independent practice that now includes two partners and seven clinicians.
As a clinician, Dr. Wolfe provides psychotherapy, as well as psychological testing/evaluation of learning disabilities, and the interplay of mind, body, and behavior. She has focused on the psychology and treatment of trauma for about thirty years. That specialty is the core of her clinical practice and volunteer service. She is a longstanding member of Physician’s for Human Rights, an organization that aids refugees from around the world. Additionally, since 2002 Roxy has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; the CALS at Georgetown Law devotes most of its resources to the representation of refugees in political asylum proceedings.
Roxy is a member of the Maryland Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Trauma Psychology Division of the APA. But it is the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation that nourishes her ability to do the work.
Roxy and Jeff Wyand live in Bethesda, where she is actively involved in the leadership of their Episcopal church. They both enjoy luring-in birds by providing food, water, housing, and an array of flowers in a beautiful garden.