Phone: 703.550.4178

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Washington, DC

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, Maryland

I am an active and involved therapist who is open and accepting. I view our work as teamwork. I use a mix of traditional psycho-dynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, Imago and Internal Family Systems approaches. With couples, I use Imago Relationship Therapy techniques but do not insist that couples only speak to one another via the Imago Dialog.

I grew up overseas which gave me the opportunity to know many people from different cultures. At times, I was the minority. This background has shaped me as a person and a therapist. I see myself as compassionate and empathetic with the ability to challenge people when they need to take a next step.  I welcome you to reach out with any questions.


Master of Social Work, Catholic University of America, 1983

Bachelor of Social Work, George Mason University, 1979

Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues
  • Adolescents / Teens (14-19)
  • Adults, Couples and Families


Co-President, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW)

Communications Director, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW)

Former President, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW)


Former Vice-President, GWSCSW


Member, Clinical Social Work Association


Steve Szopa, LCSW

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