Individual Psychotherapy for Adults

Karen Brandt, LCSW

Karen Brandt


  • ​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


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:

Karen Brandt, LCSW

200 Little Falls Street, Suite 402
Falls Church, VA 22046


  • Clinical Social Work Association
  • Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Washington School of Psychiatry
  • American Dance Therapy Association

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.