Getting Family-Focused Therapy in Virginia

April 12, 2021

A reader asked:

"Is there a way to find a therapist trained in FFT for bipolar disorder? I am located in Virginia and have yet to find any sort of list or locate a therapist trained in your techniques. Thank you!"


Dr Dave:

I do not know of any FFT thetrapists in VA, but many therapists are providing treatment via teleheath now, so it may be possible to see someone who lives in another state.  They have a great group of clinicians at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine- try contacting Tina Goldstein, PhD who knows FFT and DBT:


I also have a colleague who is in part-time practice who knows FFT and does telehealth:

Sarah Marvin, Ph.D.,


Good luck!

D. Miklowitz