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.

Xinwei Dong

Xinwei Dong is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) primarily focusing on work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in helping children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, ADHD and social skills as well as their families. With an integrative and support based approach, her goal is to help clients build self-esteem and learn the skills they need to cope with lives with less struggle outside of and within the family. Xinwei utilizes multiple forms of therapy including play therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Art therapy techniques to create a unique experience for each client.

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. 

Sarah Jacques

Sarah Jacques is a final-year MSW student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. At her previous internship with UMB's Office of Educational Support & Disability Services, Ms. Jacques served as an academic coach, providing comprehensive and holistic support to students struggling with the added stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic. This internship and her studies at UMB have provided Ms. Jacques with strong skills in areas key for competent client support such as clinical treatment and interventions, assessment, motivational interviewing, and human behavior. Ms. Jacques additionally gained extensive experience in crisis counseling where she honed her clinical skills in a fast-paced environment, serving clients in severe emotional distress. She utilizes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, and Narrative Therapy in her practice. Above all, Ms. Jacques wants to serve as a resource and source of support for clients as they empower themselves to find their own right solutions.

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.

Dina Varsalone

Dina Varsalone is a MS in Applied Psychology student at the University of Baltimore and will enter the Clinical Professional Counselor licensing program in the Fall of 2021.

 

Dina has a collaborative approach, applying an eclectic theoretical orientation which includes ACT, Existential and Rogerian techniques. Her undergraduate background in Literature and lifelong love of creative writing, art, music and dance find a place in her work -- along with structured therapeutic activities and guided mindfulness exercises; poetry, music, art, and movement can be incorporated into individual therapy sessions based on the client’s needs and preferences.

 

Dina currently works with adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults who are experiencing anxiety and depression to help them spend each day in a way that makes them feel alive and fulfilled. She will continue learning expressive arts modalities and is pursuing a license as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, a Registered Poetry Therapist and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist.