loretta

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a specialty in treating addictions, trauma, and life transitions, in addition to experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, and other problems of living. My approach is psychodynamic as well as cognitive-behavioral with an awareness of the connection between body and mind. The inclusion of mindfulness-based interventions helps clients relax, as well as get a greater level of awareness of self.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in such settings as community mental health organizations, private clinics, addiction treatment centers, hospice, and social service organizations.

My education includes an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University, and post-graduate training at the Washington School of Psychiatry as follows: a two-year training program in clinical psychotherapy completed in 2012, and a three-year training program in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) completed in 2016. I have had additional training in group psychotherapy, trauma treatment and addiction treatment. I am a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).

I am also a certified Health Counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. My long-held interest and practice in mindfulness and meditation includes training in various mind/body modalities as well as leading meditation groups.