Therapy Specialties:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Diversity and Cultural Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBT
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Work and Career

Before joining our practice, Dr. Ruscio had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army. They find great satisfaction in working with people after trauma or traumatic losses, and holding space for transgender clients, gender non-conforming clients, or people exploring gender identity and gender expression. 

Dr. Aimee Ruscio


My hope is that through our work together, you will increase your capacity for joy and happiness. 

I’m curious about the stories that people tell about themselves and how they feel about those stories. Often what brings people to therapy is difficulty in making sense of their experience, either what they feel inside or things that have happened to them.

I learned over time that our capacity to show up for others and to engage with life fully is directly proportional to our capacity to show up for and engage with ourselves fully.

Aimee Ruscio, Ph.D. Therapist DC

I chose psychology and to become a therapist because I wanted to learn how to help people overcome, or maybe even prevent, the suffering that occurs after traumatic life events. By learning how to hold our deepest pain with kindness and compassion, we allow that pain to transform into healing and growth.

It is a gift to be able to journey with people as they move towards lives of greater meaning, authenticity, and connection.


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • B.S. in American History from the U. S. Military Academy, West Point