Clinical Staff

"As a psychiatrist, I am offered the privilege to bear witness to how hard people work, carrying their pain as they live on life’s edges, where brokenness and even hopelessness are commonplace. In addition to providing helpful medical care, I believe a significant part of my work is to listen well, ask (hopefully) meaningful questions, and wonder aloud about the possible discoveries that may lie waiting just outside the door of a patient’s awareness."

Curt Thompson, MD is a psychiatrist, and the Medical Director of Curt Thompson, MD & Associates, LLC. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. Curt treats adults and adolescents, and he is actively engaged in learning and teaching as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. Curt's particular interest of writing and research is in the intersection of interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spiritual formation. He is also the founder of Being Known, LLC and the author of "Anatomy of the Soul". Curt is a frequent speaker at workshops, conferences, and retreats.

703.241.2664 x 101

".I enjoy helping individuals identify their God given gifts and determine their passion in life while assisting them to overcome any obstacles to success and fulfillment with their family and the broader community."

Teresa Ramerth M.D, is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. She graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine and completed residency at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, South Carolina. She completed a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Yale University. Teresa's interest in psychiatry resulted from observing the difficulties a brilliant family member experienced growing up with depression and getting help from a Christian psychiatrist. She saw the courage and determination it required and was inspired to help others. She has been privileged to work in a vast array of treatment settings both nationally and internationally. Teresa has a particular interest in working with multicultural integration as might be seen with interracial marriages. She returned to the US after a year living and working in New Zealand addressing cultural divergences there. The clinical issues she has worked with include depression, anxiety, stress, trauma among others.

703.241.2664 x 156

“In my role as office manager for the practice, my favorite task is making clients feel cared for and welcomed."

Gail is a certified psychiatric-mental health nurse and is the Office Administrator for the practice. She oversees clients’ records and coordinates all intakes. Her breadth of experience ensures placing clients in the setting most appropriate for their individual needs. Gail provides appointment and medication management for Dr. Thompson and Dr. Sugarbaker. She received her BSN from the Hawaii Pacific University and has been working with our practice since 2004. Gail is available on-site on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

703.241.2664 x 150

"The best part of my work is watching clients build lives filled with more joy, deeper meaning, and fulfilling relationships that last."

Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and serves as Clinical Director for Curt Thompson, MD & Associates. As Clinical Director, Courtney oversees the needs of the clinical staff and provides supervision for clinicians working towards licensure. As a therapist, Courtney works with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, depression, or broken relationships. She specializes in treating new moms and dads as they cope with the challenges of parenting and other transitions that occur in mid-life. She also enjoys working with teens and young adults who seek greater meaning and a clearer direction in their lives and relationships. Courtney earned an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University, and a BA from North Carolina State University.


"I consider it an honor to walk with my clients as they do the hard work of integrating their stories and stepping into the goodness and beauty they are intended to create."

Kelsey is a marriage and family therapist who has been working with Curt Thompson MD & Associates since 2011. She is passionate about incorporating the concepts of Interpersonal Neurobiology in her work with couples, families, individuals, and especially in group therapy. Kelsey utilizes experiential and creative methods to guide and catalyze healing for a wide range of clinical concerns. She received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Roanoke College and master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Virginia Tech.

703.241.2664 x 103

"I am inspired every day by the courage and determination of my clients and remain committed to guiding them on their journey."

Brian is a psychotherapist in Marriage and Family Therapy and began working with the practice in 2014. He received his master’s degree through the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Virginia Tech and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He has experience working with couples, families, and individuals on a wide range of challenges including; anxiety, depression, marital/family conflict, parenting, anger management, substance abuse and addiction. Brian follows a strength-based systemic approach with clients and seeks to understand the family and community systems that influence and support the client. He also holds an MBA from Marymount University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of William & Mary.

703.241.2664 x 153

“Witnessing my clients' pursuit of healing, wholeness, and freedom is an honor. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to experience the transformation of individuals, families, and relationships.”

Deborah Bumbaugh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her MSW from The University of Maryland and a BS from Villa Julie College. As a psychotherapist, she greatly enjoys partnering with clients to discover internal skills and abilities that assist with tackling the challenges of life. Deborah has experience treating teenagers and adults with an array of clinical concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and disabilities. In addition, she shares a desire to incorporate Interpersonal Neurobiology throughout the treatment process. Deborah enjoys using mindfulness based approaches alongside EFT based concepts. Her approach is warm, encouraging, and non judgmental.