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"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do."  Brené Brown

 

 

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Background


  DONNA J. SCHWARTZ, LICSW

Donna works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing psychotherapy services. In a warm, comfortable and supportive atmosphere, she offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each of her patients' individual needs. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has extensive experience treating individuals and couple's and specializes in the treatment of anxiety, binge eating disorder, eating disorders, couple's counseling to include pre-marital counseling, infertility, postpartum anxiety and depression and relationship difficulties.  In February 2020, Donna co-lead a workshop with a colleague from the Renfrew Eating Disorder Center titled "Body Image, Mental Health and the Postpartum Journey."


         Psychotherapy Experience
  • Independent Private Practice, Washington, DC, 1992 to Present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2010 to Present
  • George Washington University's Wellness Advisory Council, 2019 to Present
  • Field Trials Collaborating Investigator, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), 2012-13
  • Employee Assistance Program Counselor, 1992-2004
  • Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, George Washington University, Psychiatric Day Treatment Program, 1990-1993
  • Field Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992-1993
  • Social Work Intern, Catholic University of America's Counseling Center, 1989-1990
  • Social Work Intern, Bethesda Naval Hospital, 1988-1989
  • Clinician, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, In-Patient Psychiatric Unit, 1983-1988

         Education
  • Master's of Social Work (M.S.W.), The Catholic University of America School of Social Work, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), University of Maryland, 1983


    Membership in Professional Associations
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association
  • Rock Recovery- Nonprofit that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating through holistic and accessible recovery programming.
  • Resolve
  • Postpartum Support International
  • Psychotherapy Action Network
  • Endorsed Brooks Athlete