Richard Baither, PhD


Psychologist in Fairfax, VA

Richard Baither, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Baither offers compassionate individual, family, and group therapy to patients.

He specializes in treating generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using an interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. He speaks with patients briefly before making the first appointment. 

Dr. Baither’s approach to treatment is to identify information and techniques patients need to resolve or manage mental health concerns. He enjoys helping patients exceed their goals.

Dr. Baither graduated from medical school at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He’s board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians.

He’s a member of numerous professional medical organizations, including the International OCD Foundation, Virginia Psychological Association, and the Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists. Dr. Baither was also a recipient of the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy.

In his free time, Dr. Baither enjoys sailing, reading, and spending time with family and friends. He warmly welcomes patients to Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group and enjoys helping them improve their mood, thoughts, and emotions.