Clinical Internship Program Details

Primary Contact: Stephanie Natter, Clinical Director

Email: info@expressivetherapycenter.com

Phone: 301-869-1017 ext. 1 

Site Description: Outpatient private practice, offering individual, family, and couples  counseling as well as group therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Opportunities for many  face-to-face hours and preferences for specific clientele considered. Opportunities to conduct  comprehensive psychological assessments. Presenting problems include Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment issues, social skills, ADHD, school related difficulties, behavioral challenges, self-esteem, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, relationships,  job-related stress, divorce, blended families, assertiveness training, anger management,  parenting, grief and loss, addictions, and trauma recovery. Weekly individual and group  supervision provided. Multidisciplinary approach used, providing extensive opportunities to  collaborate with school guidance counselors, teachers, psychiatrists, internists, and pediatricians.  Staff works from a variety of orientations, including psychodynamic, CBT, family systems, Gottman method, DBT techniques, play therapy, art therapy and other expressive modalities. 

Required Application Materials: CV or resume, Cover Letter

and 2 letters of recommendation Application materials

should be emailed to info@expressivetherapycenter.com 

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Anjanette Blunt

Anjanette Blunt has been employed by the Federal Government since 1998 and has over eight years of military service to her credit.
Ms. Blunt attained her B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of New Orleans, M.A. degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, MO., her M.S. degree in Psychology from Walden University, and is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology (specializing in forensic psychology) at Walden University. Anjanette is also an etiquette coach and has recently achieved her Mindfulness Life Coach Certification.

 

She currently works with clients diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, anxiety, depression, and autism. Her techniques include CBT, ACT, and REBT, including play therapy and mindfulness-based interventions.
Ms. Blunt is  currently the President and Treasurer of City Shelter Community Nonprofit Housing Corporation, which was started in 1992 in Detroit, Michigan, by her father, Jayson Blunt. Mr. Blunt created the foundation to operate group homes that provided community services and housing facilities for persons of low income, persons of moderate income, and persons whose income did not exceed the Michigan Public Acts limits. Ms. Blunt has also established corporations in the DMV area to host creative art shows at different venues for young aspiring artists.

 

After completion of her doctoral program, Ms. Blunt plans to teach psychology at the university
level and practice clinical psychology. She also aspires to be a resident therapist for City Shelter,
Inc. to help millennials cope with their issues, promote healing and self-care, and assist youth
with developing life management skills.

Gabriella Iskin

Gabriella Iskin is from Queens, New York City where she grew up training in different styles of dance, playing the piano, and designing handmade greeting cards. She has taught ballroom and Latin dancing to individuals of all ages. Gabriella Iskin graduated  from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Science. During her undergraduate studies, Gabriella was involved with the Learning and Development Lab where she did research on child and adult language learning and acquisition. She was a clinical counselor at the NYU Summer Program for Kids where she worked with children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other comorbid disorders such as anxiety, depression, and autism. She led the arts department at the camp, worked one-on-one with children on coping skills, and worked with parents to implement positive treatments in the home environment. She is currently a second-year clinical doctorate candidate at George Washington University. She has been trained in conducting phone interviews, clinical intakes for therapy and assessment patients, as well as providing both teletherapy and in-person therapy and assessment. She is certified in the Assessment and Treatment of Tics and Tourette’s Disorder. 

Krystal McCoy

Krystal McCoy holds a BS in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Howard University located in Washington, DC.  She is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Howard University with a focus on utilizing evidence-based treatments to adolescents and young adults with a range of mental health impairments. 


Throughout her time within the therapeutic field, Ms. McCoy has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from The Medical University of South Carolina, has presented on the topic of stress and anxiety in relation to adolescent mental health, and had participated as a Research Assistant in 3 independent studies targeting adolescents, young adults, and minority populations. 


Ms. McCoy has clinical experience within the DC Public Charter School System facilitating clinical interviews, administering and scoring psychoeducational batteries as well as compiling the results into a written comprehensive report used to support students in obtaining appropriate accommodations within the academic environment. At Expressive Therapy Center, Ms. McCoy has worked with children and adolescents within individual and group capacities. She is currently supervised by Dr. Corine Crowley, PhD and owner Stephanie Natter, ATR-BC, CGP, LCPAT.

Michael McGill Jr.

Michael McGill, Jr. is a lifelong student of healthy relationships & human development, and he’s an unrelenting optimist who believes that we can be great individually, but we can be unshakably extraordinary when we get the tools to join and commune in healthy relationships with each other. Known as a “People Builder,” he’s been featured on Dr. Phil, CNN, HLN, CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC networks nationwide. Michael teaches practical principles of personal & professional development

that enrich one’s capacity to live, love, and lead higher. As a result of Michael’s tools, have been able to radically build community, create connection, and increase their impact– all of which shifts the climate & culture of their workspaces and their personal lives. In being a growth catalyst, he specializes in igniting freedom and possibility so that people may live the highest version of themselves and evolve!

 

Michael is also an internationally sought-after empowerment / self-improvement speaker & storyteller who has spoken to many organizations, including CBS / SHOWTIME cable network, HanesBrands, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, Nikon, the U.S Army, Sprint, Georgetown University, the U.S. Government, U.S. Department of Labor, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Urban League, and a host of government agencies, corporate entities, school districts, universities, educational, and

social service organizations. 


Michael has spent the last decade empowering people, organizations, and families with the tools to get clarity from chaos and discover healthier ways of being. Currently attending a post-graduate clinical counseling fellowship program at the Johns Hopkins University, McGill also a strong background in social psychology, conflict resolution, urban education. Through his educational and life experiences, Michael developed a robust passion for encouraging + empowering individuals and

families to overcome obstacles and live healthy, wholehearted lives. 

Jamar Nash

Mr. Jamar Nash earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in psychology with a focus on social wellness and human services. Mr. Nash is currently a doctoral candidate at Howard University in Washington, D.C. whose focus is treating children, adolescents and young adults.

 

Mr. Nash has experience and training within the DC Public Charter School system as well as inpatient care at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Mr. Nash has completed full psychological and neuropsychological assessments, conducted classroom observations with the goal of providing accommodations to children and adolescents in the school environment, and has presented to several audiences on trauma and police brutality.

 

Mr. Nash prides himself on providing fair and honest communication with a diverse range of patients and quality resources for parents and caregivers.

Kristen Pilgrim

Kristen Pilgrim is a final year Masters of Drama Therapy student at Lesley University and a Registered Behavior Technician with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre and Psychology from the College of William and Mary and has worked within behavioral therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum for the past 5 years. 

 

Ms. Pilgrim has been a professional director, actor, and fight choreographer in the DC area for the past 10 years. She is a teaching artist affiliated with several educational theatre companies and has worked with kids from elementary through high school on original musicals, straight plays, and Shakespeare. Ms. Pilgrim currently teaches with ArtStream, an inclusive theatre company for adults with cognitive/developmental disabilities. 

 

Drama therapy uses elements of theatre, like storytelling, relationships, and physical action to explore challenges and issues. We use these tools in addition to more traditional talk therapy to take advantage of the mind/body connection. 

Naomi Swenson

Naomi Swenson is a final-year MSW student at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Ms. Swenson has previous work experience as a social work intern at Adventist HealthCare’s inpatient psychiatric facility where she was able to practice conducting intakes, facilitating group therapy, and providing case management for patients. She has also worked in various laboratory settings providing support to lead researchers at University of Maryland. Ms. Swenson has clinically served the community since 2017 starting with The Trevor Project, an online support service for those in clinical crisis. She has also served the community as an employment specialist for Cornerstone Montgomery, working tirelessly with low-income populations, those with mental health disorders and addictions. 

At Expressive Therapy Center, Ms. Swenson emphasizes a collaborative approach with her clients, making sure that clients are empowered to make their own decisions and set their own goals for treatment. Modalities that Ms. Swenson utilizes during treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic.