Gavin W. Behrens, MSW, LCSW-C
Gavin W. Behrens has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. Before starting his own practice he worked for the private group of Rathbone and Associates. Prior to that, Mr. Behrens directed outpatient services for CPC Health/ Chesnut Lodge Hospital and Northern Berkshire Mental Health Association in North Adams, Massachusetts. Widening his work experience, he became the Administrative Head at the Phillips School in Laurel Maryland. Former adjunct faculty appointments included The University of Massachusetts, The George Washington University, and The Catholic University of America. Currently Mr. Behrens is on the steering committee and faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry. In addition, Mr. Behrens received a post graduate certificate in adolescent and adult psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.
Lisa Behrens MSW, LCSW-C
Lisa Behrens has been seeing patients and their families for over 20 years. She has worked in private practice, early intervention, and school settings. Mrs. Behrens’ primary focus has been on working with children, adolescents and their families. She has a special interest in anxiety, mood, attention deficit, and school and learning issues. Mrs. Behrens is skilled in long term treatment with adolescents and young adults as well as family and parent work.
Peter Delany, MSW, PhD, LCSW-C
Peter Delany has been working with individuals and their families since 1984. Dr. Delany served as staff social worker providing individual, group and family services at the Walter Read National Military Medical Center and deployed with the disaster response teams since 1993. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Delany has held positions with Arlington Hospital Outpatient Treatment Services and Montgomery County Addictions, Victims and Mental Health Services. He has post -graduate training in neurolinguistic programming and clinical hypnotherapy. Dr. Delany is currently associate professor at the Catholic University of America National Catholic School of Social Service and has held faculty appointments at George Mason University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Delaney has expertise in substance abuse, anxiety, adhd and depression.
Julia Constable-Allen, MSW, LCSW-C
Julia Constable-Allen is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and their families for over 25 years. She has worked in a private school setting for the past 19 years, and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents and their families. Her areas of expertise include dealing with loss, anxiety, depression, adhd, as well as issues related to learning and school.
Ms. Constable-Allen is an avid traveller and has lived on 4 different continents. Her other interests include singing, hiking, and rock climbing.
Monir Khanjani, MSW, LCSW–C
Monir Khanjani is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with individuals and their families for 20 years. She has worked in a variety of multidisciplinary settings providing individual, family, and group therapeutic services. Ms. Khanjani has expertise in anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse, separation and divorce, parenting and effective communication skills development. Monir has worked in private practice, group homes, residential, acute, and partial hospitalization programs.
Zachary Gordon,MSW, LCSW–C
Zachary Gordon is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience. He works primarily with adolescents, parents and young adults. Zachary specializes in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with ADHD, ASD, anxiety, emotional regulation, impulse control, depression, acting out behaviors, family conflicts, stress management, relationship building, and school avoidance. Zachary has worked in private schools, foster care, and private practice. He has worked in the music industry and is an avid sports fan. Zachary graduated from the Washington School of Psychiatry's postgraduate training program in psychotherapy. Currently, Zachary is the middle school counselor at the McLean School in Potomac Maryland.
Ger Skerrett, MSW, LMSW
Ger Skerrett is a licensed social worker who has a special interest in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, mood, and trauma. He is currently completing a post-graduate fellowship at the WBCP. Ger has a keen interest in global affairs and has visited 6 continents and over 60 countries, mostly through his work in International Development and Tourism.
Rachel Soifer, MA, LCPC
Rachel Soifer is a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with teenagers and families concerned about anxiety, depression, adjustment issues as well as emotional and behavioral dysregulation and trauma. Ms. Soifer has over 20 years of clinical experience and specialized training in family therapy, trauma treatment and substance abuse counseling. Rachel utilizes cognitive behavioral interventions and a relational approach to treatment. Currently, Rachel is a counselor at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day school in Rockville, Maryland.