Patricia A. Spellman, LCSW
SPECIALTIES: women, female adolescents, families, depression, trauma
MODALITIES: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, strengths-based therapy
Patricia’s passion is to educate and help those in need of healing. Her clientele includes children, female adolescents, women, and families. She works to help others identify their strengths; rid themselves of negative cognitive perceptions, and to work towards their best selves.
She is a strengths based therapist, who individualizes therapy based on the needs of the client. Her primary modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Her educational background includes a MSW and MPA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She also obtained a BSW with a minor in Criminal Justice from the same university. She currently holds a LICSW in the District of Columbia and a LCSW in the state of Virginia. She previously held a LCSW in the state of Nebraska.
Her experience includes eight years of working as a School Social Worker, providing therapy to students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Her current position is as a LICSW with DCPS. She has also held the position of Adjunct Instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, teaching both undergraduate and graduate Social Work students. Her experience in therapy spans the range of working as an Intensive Family Preservation therapist, In-home therapist, Individual therapist, and Group Therapist. She has worked with individuals recovering from depression, trauma, various types of abuse, and conduct and behavioral issues, to name a few.