Douglas LaBier Ph.D.

Douglas LaBier, Ph.D.

Douglas LaBier, Ph.D., a business psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, is the Director of the Center for Progressive Development in Washington, DC. 

In his role as a business psychologist, Dr. LaBier consults to senior executives, leaders and career professionals on ways to create greater alignment between personal development and a positive leadership/management culture. He has a long-standing interest in the psychology of the career culture, emotional development, and the interplay between work and mental health, which he first wrote about in his book, Modern Madness. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, he treats men and women, individuals and couples, in his psychotherapy practice, with a particular focus on adult/midlife developmental issues.

He's published frequently in The Washington Post and other national publications, and has appeared on national and local TV and radio. Dr. LaBier is currently developing a new book project about building psychologically healthy and emotional resilience within today's interconnected, unpredictable word. 

A native of upstate New York, he’s lived in Washington, DC for decades but still loves the Hudson Valley and all of New England. He can be reached at

Author of

The New Resilience

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