SCHWARTZ, JD, LICSW.
Therapist in Washington DC
Therapy with me
I believe personal growth emerges from greater self-awareness and I aim to create a safe therapeutic environment in which you can feel free to share your untold stories.
In my experience as a therapist, I have become particularly aware and interested in the relationship between trauma and compulsive behaviors. Addiction, over-reliance of food, or being always busy may be ways in which you probably have learned to manage your anxiety and numb emotional pain.
I also enjoyed working with mission-driven professionals who are experiencing burnout, or symptoms of vicarious trauma.
As a generalist, I also work with individuals who are seeking relief from symptoms of anxiety and depression.
If you’re highly motivated to dig in deeply and are committed to become the best version of your self instead of settling for band-aid solution to their current problems, I’m ready to work with you.
Before becoming a therapist, I had a previous career working for international democracy building and human rights organizations which provided me with the opportunity to travel, work, and live in South East Asia for extended periods of time. I lived in Thailand for a year. I also lived in Cambodia. My experience living in this part of the world, allows me to work very well with individuals from this cultural background.
I have a master’s degree in clinical social work from Catholic University, a JD, and a masters degree in South East Asian studies. Currently, I’m pursuing a two-year training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry.
I did a year long training at the Wendt Center on therapy for Grief and Trauma. In addition to my work at CEPS, I work at Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers in Washington, DC where I co-facilitate therapy groups and work with individuals confronting drug and alcohol addiction. I also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and forced migration.
Currently, I am doing a 2-year training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry in DC.