Psychotherapy for Adults in Falls Church, VA

About Karen Brandt, LCSW

I draw on well-researched, systematic psychotherapy approaches that promote psychological and emotional growth, integration, healing and well-being. These include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Intensive Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I regularly participate in clinical workshops, seminars and conferences.

Training & Experience

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Level 2: Trauma and Attachment, Emotion Regulation. Washington, DC

  • Advanced Clinical Training Program in ISTDP ( Intensive Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy ), Washington School of Psychiatry

  • Clinical Social Worker LCSW licensed in Virginia

  • Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work

  • Professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy, Goucher College

  • Advanced credential (BC-DTR) of the American Dance Therapy Association

  • Certified Movement Analyst (CMA)

  • More than two decades of clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings:

    • Women’s Psychotherapy Institute, Washington, DC
    • The Washington Home and Hospice, Washington, DC
    • Center for Integrative Medicine, U of MD, Baltimore, MD
    • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC
    • Community Mental Health Services, Mt. Vernon, WA
    • Harry Stack Sullivan Day Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    • Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
    • Children’s Guild School for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Baltimore, MD
    • Pathways to Well Being, Burlington, VT