Alexandria

Mark A. Boothe, LICSW, LCSW

“Our life journey is often complex, and can be comprised of twists, turns, bumps, gridlocks, and detours. As time steadily progresses, we all experience one form or another of the many complexities comprised of life journey. Most importantly, I firmly believe, how we as human beings choose to navigate this complex journey will profoundly impact our ability to live a healthier, happier and emotionally stable life. As your therapist, my underlining goal is to work in a collaborative and respectful manner to assist you in this rewarding journey towards emotional stability, improved health and happiness. Whether you are experiencing problems [...]

Brandie Chaney, MSW, LCSW

“Brandie’s ideal client is an individual yearning for change; someone who may be currently hopeless but is motivated to make the changes they need. She believes that we all can live the life we dream of if we tap into the best parts of ourselves. She has worked with clients involved with the criminal justice system, juvenile court, and child welfare systems. Past clients have included those coping with homelessness, substance abuse, poverty, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, loss, grief, and domestic violence. She understands the impact of stress and wants her clients to be equipped to manage challenging situations without [...]

Dr. Bhavani R. Hamann, Ph.D., MPSW, MMPSW, Social Work Supervisee

“I have over eight years of experience working with families dealing with mental health, medical, and substance abuse-related issues. I specialize in working with individuals, adolescents, and families in conflict. I am committed to working with clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. I deeply believe that individuals and families have the intrinsic strength and skills to overcome their difficulties. From my experience, therapy works best when both the therapist and client develop goals and strategies to overcome issues. I like to draw from various therapies to find one or a combination that works best for clients. I am [...]

Nelva Hernandez, MSW, LCSW

“I understand the importance and courage of seeking professional help when there’s such a stigma associated with mental health. I believe in utilizing evidence-based practices to help individuals cope with mental health challenges in a meaningful way. My interest in mental health counseling began as a young adult, I witnessed my community dealing with poverty, violence, and mental health issues. For this reason, I chose to study social work, so that I could help those in need and make a positive impact in my community. I worked in medical clinics, schools, and local government in DC and Northern Virginia. I [...]

Kent Jensen, MSW, MPA, Social Work Supervisee

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Far and away, the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” My father worked hard all his life and instilled that work ethic in me. During my career in the military, that work ethic served me well, but in my journey through life, I have discovered that one of the most important works worth doing is on ourselves. By doing that work, we can find peace and joy in life; we can show up as the best version of ourselves and enrich the lives of those [...]

Brian Sheaffer, MSW, Social Work Supervisee

“I enjoy working with children, teens, and young adults. I support clients who are facing challenging situations and provide the necessary tools to support them in their healing journey. These situations can include difficulties in parent-child conflict, academic challenges, or traumatic childhood experiences. Since each person is unique, these challenges may create a variety of symptoms. I view symptoms as road maps to healing. Developing skills that work and practicing judgment-free awareness and acceptance of those “symptoms” enables us to change and grow. After the recent events over the last few years, I have become even more passionate about serving [...]

Carole Thomas, MSW, Social Work Supervisee

I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their path to mental health and well-being. Because I believe that therapeutic rapport and alliance are paramount to therapeutic success, my goal in therapy is to hold a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental space where clients feel seen, heard, and understood. I believe that every person possesses the strength and resilience to overcome life’s challenges, and I’m here to my clients harness their inner resources through a collaborative partnership. When working with couples, I emphasize that the relationship is my “client” and strive to create a non-partial, cooperative environment to honor the “space between [...]