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Wherever you are in your journey with your child or parent, I offer compassionate and affirming counseling and support. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) who offers specialized services for parents & families and their transgender/gender questioning children, teens and young adults. As an individual, couple and family therapist, I specialize in transitions across the life cycle. Contact me so we can talk about how I can help you.


I believe that successful therapy brings about concrete change, not mere insight. I use a practical, active, goal-focused approach called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I will guide you in applying a variety of strategies, skills and techniques in your daily life that will help you achieve your personal therapy goals.

I will help you discover your vicious cycles of thoughts, feelings, behaviors and core beliefs that result in depression, anxiety, relationship and/or career problems. We will jointly design weekly therapeutic homework to help you break these vicious cycles and achieve your personal goals.

It is my aim to help you become your own personal therapist so that you can continue using the strategies, skills and techniques that you learned with me to meet future challenges and achieve further goals on your own.

Anxious? Shy? Unassertive? Nervous? Self-conscious? Embarrass easily? Public-speaking fear? Avoid socializing? Difficultly meeting people? Uncomfortable in groups? Pee shy? A specialization of mine is helping people overcome social anxiety: an overblown, debilitating fear of judgment, embarrassment or rejection.

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 29 years experience serving the LGBT community. I am included in Washingtonian magazine’s list of “Top Therapists.”


We are proud to be the first locally sourced caterer in the Washington DC area, with strong support of local farmers, bakers, cheesemakers, fisherfolk, and other producers. Our meat, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and bread are purchased directly from farmers within 200 miles of the city. Active since 2007, Eat & Smile Catering continues to grow as a boutique business, working with clients to create unique events that meet their culinary and budgetary needs, as well as embracing green business practices. Rather than create set packages that include services you don’t want or need, we provide our services a la carte, allowing you to pick and choose what you want us to take care of, and leaving off what isn’t important to you. We want your event to reflect YOU in every way, and love curating special events such as weddings, birthday parties, mitzvahs, and other celebratory social gatherings.


Lars Etzkorn Law PLLC focuses on estate planning and administration, charitable giving and nonprofit governance. Lars works with individuals, couples (married or unmarried) and families, and with local and national cultural, education and health organizations. The firm can:

  • Ensure your assets are transferred as you intend taking into account tax consequences and using the most appropriate means from a simple will to a complex multi-generational estate plan
  • Prepare you and your loved ones for risk of incapacitation with a living will, durable powers of attorney for health care and finances, and HIPPA disclosures
  • Administer trusts and probate
  • Structure charitable giving by creating private foundations, trusts, annuities, lifetime gifts and bequests
  • Address other life planning legal issues (for example, premarital agreements and special needs trusts)
  • Establish, operate or dissolve nonprofit and other organizations

I use insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral approaches in treatment?depending upon the issue being addressed. I work to create a positive therapeutic relationship?taking care to create an environment that feels safe for clients so that they may explore, learn and heal. I feel privileged and honored to be involved in this process and see myself as an agent of change.

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Are you ready to…

  • Find a new job, and need to focus and structure your job search?
  • Advance in your current job, and seek a career “oil change” with an objective sounding board?
  • Make your mark in a new job (congrats!), and want guidance on how to hit the ground running?

Get a better return on the time you would otherwise spend browsing through Indeed or reading fluffy “thinkpieces” on LinkedIn (trust me, I’ve been there).

I work one-on-one, human-to-human, with DC professionals to set realistic and actionable goals for job search, career exploration, and career management. My job is to help private and nonprofit sector clients embrace their awesome, outline their paths forward, and stay accountable.

My work with clients includes:

  • Career assessment and exploration, using the Myers-Briggs or Strong Interest Inventory
  • Networking strategy, online and offline
  • Job search materials review, including resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles
  • Interview coaching, including recorded mock interviews and feedback

See what past clients have said about our work together.

If you’re ready to make the time and effort for professional change, I would love to hear your story.

Schedule your complimentary 30-minute phone consultation. Email me directly at with your resume and what you’re looking to accomplish.


Kuder, Smollar & Friedman, P.C. is committed to helping clients with family and personal legal matters in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for more than 40 years. Our attorneys are experienced litigators, skilled negotiators, and trained mediators. Over and over, the attorneys of Kuder, Smollar & Friedman, P.C. have been active in the legal community and recognized among the region?s best lawyers.


The Denny & Leyla Team’s refreshing approach to buying and selling Metro DC real estate blends unwavering honesty with undeniable results, and their success speaks for itself. The revered team continues to receive most of their business as referrals from highly satisfied clients. Whether this is your first home or your fiftieth, you won’t go wrong with the Denny & Leyla Team by your side.


Jennifer Fairfax, LLC, Family Formation Law Offices focuses on matters related to Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. We have over two decades of experience in representing clients growing their families through adoption, surrogacy and with the use of donors. We handle private, parental placement, independent, step-parent, second parent, third party, relative and adult adoptions. We also work with clients interested in gestational surrogacy options or the use of egg or sperm donors. The firm represents all types of families including single parents, married or unmarried couples including gay and lesbian parents and grandparents.


At Finesse Tax Accounting, we custom tailor our tax and accounting services for the unique and eclectic Washington, DC professional community. Whether you are employed or self employed, own your home or rent your home, you work for the Government or private sector, live inside or outside The Beltway; we can help.

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