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

Training & Experience

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, Traumatic Memory. 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


Karen Brandt, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Falls Church, Virginia specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and relationship difficulties.

Karen Brandt, LCSW
200 Little Falls Street, Suite 402
Falls Church, VA 22046

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