Stadter and Prelinger

Psychotherapy and Consultation

Individual Psychotherapy | Couple Psychotherapy | Clinical Supervision | Consultation

Michael Stadter, PhD and Jane Prelinger, MSW, LICSW


Michael Stadter, Ph.D.

Michael Stadter is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bethesda. His practice includes long-term and brief psychotherapy, clinical supervision and organizational consultation. He is a founding faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute and a faculty member at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

Jane Prelinger, MSW, LICSW

Jane Prelinger is a psychotherapist in private practice in Washington, DC offering individual and couple psychotherapy and clinical supervision. She works primarily with adults and couples who struggle with relationship issues, challenges to self-esteem, trauma, infidelity, anxiety and depression, and physical illness.


We are experienced psychotherapists who help individuals and couples cope with a wide range of challenges. Being human is not easy. Our patients’ concerns are wide ranging and include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship and couples’ issues, search for meaning and authenticity, development of individual potential, and difficult life transitions. We are living in a complex world and we bear in mind the effects of globalization and technology on the people we serve, and the implications for the field of psychotherapy.

Each of us employs an integrative approach to psychotherapy tailored to the individual person or couple. Our conviction is that each unique person to person therapeutic relationship is the foundation for all of our work.

Along with our psychotherapy practice, we are active teachers, presenters, supervisors and consultants, and Dr. Stadter has published extensively on psychotherapy topics. We teach and present both individually, and as a couple.

We practice at two locations; Michael Stadter in Bethesda MD, and Jane Prelinger in Washington DC. Each office has its own specific policies and procedures, which are explained in detail on our individual pages.

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Michael Stadter has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top Psychotherapists in the Washington, DC area

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