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Getting to Know Us

Welcome to Modern Owl Counseling. We are a group of Clinical Social Workers who believe that everyone deserves someone to talk to who is non-judgmental or biased. You are the expert on you! There are many different kinds of people and different kinds of therapists. It's most important that you and your therapist are a good fit and you feel comfortable opening up to them. We are here to work as a team with you to establish and meet your goals. Together we can create change and improve your symptoms.
We are a diverse group with different areas of expertise. Here is a sample of areas: couples, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, trauma, aging, coping with chronic illness, children & teens.


Current Openings

Galit - Virtual sessions for Women clients in DC, MD, & VA (Wednesdays 9am)

Simone -  Virtual sessions for clients in DC & MD. (Wednesday morning or afternoon)

 Samantha - Virtual sessions for clients in DC & MD. (evenings)

Mary - Virtual Sessions for clients in DC. (Tuesday evening)

Alan - Virtual sessions for clients in MD. (evening)

Kelly - Virtual sessions for clients in DC or VA (Wednesdays 3pm)

*Coming Soon   Derek - In-person and Virtual sessions. 




Founder / Owner

In-person & Virtual Session for clients in:

DC, MD, & VA

 Welcome! I am a psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker. I have been in practice for 15 years. I received my Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University.  I believe that everyone deserves someone to talk to who is non-judgmental or biased. You are the expert on you! I am here to work as a team with you to establish and meet your goals. Together we can create change and improve your symptoms.


My areas of experience and interest include adjusting to new life situations/transitions, aging, depression, anxiety, religious trauma, discrete trauma & complex trauma.


Treatment Approach

·       Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

·       Person-Centered

·       Attachment Based

·       Strengths Based

·       Mindfulness 





In-person Sessions & Virtual Sessions for Clients in DC & MD

I came to the DMV from the Midwest, where I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Alma College. Along this journey, I found the benefits of yoga and mindfulness meditation. I became a yoga instructor and have been sharing the benefits of yoga with the people of the DMV for more than seven years. After working in various communications roles, I decided to change course. I attended the Catholic University of America to pursue my Master’s in Social Work to merge the worlds of mindfulness and mental health.
I have experience using a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength-Based and Solution-Focused Therapy. Additionally, I integrate breathing and meditation techniques into my practice. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, navigating life changes, and who have experienced trauma.  
I look forward to helping clients reach their therapeutic goals and find more peace in their daily living. 




Virtual Sessions for clients in DC, MD & VA

I am a bilingual (English/German) Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason University and my Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. I have more than 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who are facing emotionally challenging life situations. 


I integrate a variety of treatment approaches, such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialect Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Strength-Based and Solution-Focused Therapy modalities, into my practice. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have an extensive history working with children that have been exposed to and/or have experienced trauma.


In our session, I will help you explore your feelings, examine patterns in your thoughts and behaviors, and identify other destructive inhibitions that are creating challenges for you. We will use a holistic treatment approach that will identify your strengths, areas of needed growth, and overall promotes your well being. 


By teaching tools for coping and change tailored to each individual in an environment of compassion and support, I have helped individuals and families to find a balance and move forward when life challenges arise.

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Virtual sessions for clients in DC, MD, & VA

I am a mental health therapist and open to working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, conflict and dealing with difficult life transitions. I will provide a non-judgmental and safe place for you to share any challenges you may be facing.

I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and received my Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  I use a variety of theoretical approaches including Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & EMDR.

I look forward to meeting you and working together to help you reach your therapeutic goals.

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Virtual sessions for clients in DC, MD, & VA

Lakeisha Taylor LCSW-C (She/Her)


I am a licensed clinical social worker providing therapeutic services to individuals in the state of Maryland. I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore. I have 7 years of experience working with children, young adults and families who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression and difficulty navigating life transitions.


I utilize several approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strengths Based. My goal is to assist individuals with achieving their therapeutic goals and to cope with various life challenges through inclusive, compassionate and intentional psychotherapy.


I look forward to working with a diverse group of children and young adults.



Clinician / Grief Specialty

Virtual Sessions for clients in DC, MD, & VA

I am a mental health therapist with experience helping adults obtain their optimal health and well being. Through guidance and collaboration I am here to listen and support you on your healing journey.
I use multiple theoretical styles including cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength-based approach, integrative approach and motivational interviewing to help clients attain their goals. My expertise is in grief, anxiety, depression, life adjustment and weight management.

I received my Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University. I am also a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and utilize my training to assist clients in cultivating balance and mindfulness in the different aspects of their lives.
I am a wife and a mother of 4. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, reading and baking.

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Strengths Based

  • Motivational Interviewing

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Virtual sessions for client's in VA & DC

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I obtained my Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2017.  I have experience working with adults who  are:

  • experiencing challenging life transitions

  • adjusting to a chronic or acute illness 

  • experiencing grief and loss, anxiety or addiction

  • coping with issues associated with family changes or dissatisfied with relationships

I use a variety of treatment approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I believe that you have the ability to make positive change in your life. I look forward to partnering with you to help you identify and accomplish goals that are in line with your values!

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Virtual Sessions for Clients in DC

Mary is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked with individuals, couples, and families.  Her focus has been on crisis interventions as well as effective short term therapy.  Open to all, adolescents and young adults are of particular interest.  She is particularly interested in working with clients with the arts serving as a background for exploration. Her experience includes training for licensure at The Women’s Center in Washington, DC as well training during graduate study at Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health and the Montgomery County Crisis Center. 



Clinician / Director of Couples Therapy

Virtual Sessions for Clients in DC and MD

I am a social worker, and I received my MSW from Howard University.  I have been a social worker for 9 years.  I have worked with adolescents and adults that have experienced difficulties coping and adjusting with a variety of challenges in life and need someone to encourage them to overcome their current challenges.  I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based, and Person-Centered Therapy.  My goal is to help my clients achieve their desired goals and overcome their challenges to continue living a happy and productive life.




Clinician / Clinical Supervisor

Virtual session for clients in DC, MD, & VA

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) earning my MSW from University of Maryland, Baltimore.  I have over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions and have experienced trauma.  


I am passionate about working with all clients and want to create a safe space to share. 


I have experience with many different modalities including, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, Solution- Focused, Person Centered, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving.  


I completed my yoga teacher training in 2019 and like to integrate what I have learned into my practice.  


I look forward to hearing from you as you continue on your journey. 



Clinician / Clinical Supervisor 

Virtual Sessions for Clients in MD

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW-C) having earned my BA in Psychology and MSW from Boston University. I have over 6 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with a focus on individuals experiencing complex traumas, anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders as they move through their lives. My passion is found in supporting my clients as they seek the stability and security we all hope for.


In my work, I endeavor to create a safe space where clients are free to share their thoughts and feelings without judgment.


Throughout my years of practice I have utilized multiple modalities of treatment including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and have experience with Collaborative Problem Solving. My approach to working with clients is always strengths based and solution-focused.


While not providing compassionate therapeutic services, I enjoy spending time with my two rambunctious cats, Eloise and Gary, playing pool, knitting, and diving into a fantastic book.


I look forward to meeting you and working together as your partner in healing!




Virtual sessions for clients in MD. 

Hi my name is Alan and I am licensed clinical social worker based in the Baltimore area. I received my masters degree from the University of Maryland and have spent the last six years working with young adults, older adults and families navigating acute and chronic changes in their physical and mental health. 

My goal is to help you develop an understanding of yourself as you are and begin to work towards getting to where you want to be. We have a variety of techniques at hand for achieving this. I can review them with you and decide on an approach that best fits your needs. I really am excited to work with you. Together we can face your challenges and achieve your goals. 

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Virtual sessions for clients in DC, VA, & MD

I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) providing therapeutic and counseling services to individuals in Washington DC. I earned my bachelor's in Political Science at George Washington University and my Master's in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. In my practice, I embrace a holistic approach to therapy by placing high regard on unique and subjective lived experiences. I believe that empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives is key to implementing meaningful, productive, and lasting improvements in mental health and overall quality of life. I utilize a multifaceted treatment modality including methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As your therapist my goal is to provide you with the tools and guidance, in a safe and welcoming space, to overcome life's many adversities and challenges.









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Effective 1/1/22 

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