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Welcome to the website of Donna Schwartz, LICSW

Donna Schwartz is a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Donna is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  She has extensive experience treating individuals and couples.  She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, binge eating disorder, eating disorders, postpartum depression, women's issues and relationship difficulties.  Her expertise was recognized when she was selected to serve as a Field Trials Collaborating Investigator for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), which is considered the universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis. In 2015 and 2016, Donna recieved the recognition as one of the best social workers in the District of Columbia.

Donna obtained her Master's of Social Work at Catholic University of America.  She practices in a psychodynamic framework which emphasizes the root causes of symptoms or unwanted behaviors, and their associated feelings and thoughts.  She also incorporates elements of mind/body and cognitive behavioral therapy in her approach.  She works in collaboration with other professionals when needed, such as psychiatrists, internists and nutritionists.

Listen to an interview with Donna on September 19, 2016 with Professional Radio Station.


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