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Therapists

Gavin W. Behrens, MSW, LCSW-C

Gavin W. Behrens has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. Before starting his own practice he worked for the private group of Rathbone and Associates. Prior to that, Mr. Behrens directed outpatient services for CPC Health/ Chesnut Lodge Hospital and Northern Berkshire Mental Health Association in North Adams, Massachusetts. Widening his work experience, he became the Administrative Head at the Phillips School in Laurel Maryland. Former adjunct faculty appointments included The University of Massachusetts, The George Washington University, and The Catholic University of America. Currently Mr. Behrens is on the steering committee and faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry. In addition, Mr. Behrens received a post graduate certificate in adolescent and adult psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.

Contact Info:
Cell: 301-437-4453
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: GavinB@gbehrensandassociates.com

Jim Holmes MSW, LCSW-C

Jim Holmes has been seeing patients and families for over 30 years. He provided direct care, clinical supervision, and program management in a number of outpatient and inpatient settings. Mr. Holmes was the Program Director of the Partial Hospitalization Program at Children’s Hospital and worked for many years as a clinical social worker for the Montgomery County Public Schools. He has expertise in treating school underperformance, executive functioning, anxiety and mood disorders, autism spectrum, and substance abuse disorders. Jim’s pragmatic approach emphasizes problem solving and draws on his training and experience as a family and behavioral therapist.

Contact Info:
Cell: 301-461-5953
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: JimH@gbehrensandassociates.com

Lisa Behrens MSW, LCSW-C

Lisa Behrens has been seeing patients and their families for over 20 years. She has worked in private practice, early intervention, and school settings. Mrs. Behrens’ primary focus has been on working with children, adolescents and their families. She has a special interest in anxiety, mood, attention deficit, and school and learning issues. Mrs. Behrens is skilled in long term treatment with adolescents and young adults as well as family and parent work.

Contact Info:
Cell: 301-442-0668
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: LisaB@gbehrensandassociates.com

Rachel Soifer, MA, LCPC

Rachel Soifer is a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with teenagers and families concerned about anxiety, depression, adjustment issues as well as emotional and behavioral dysregulation and trauma. Ms. Soifer has over 20 years of clinical experience and specialized training in family therapy, trauma treatment and substance abuse counseling. Rachel utilizes cognitive behavioral interventions and a relational approach to treatment. Currently, Rachel is a counselor at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day school in Rockville, Maryland.

Contact Info:
Cell: 240-498-4295
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: RachelS@gbehrensandassociates.com

Monir Khanjani, MSW, LCSW–C

Monir Khanjani is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with individuals and their families for 20 years. She has worked in a variety of multidisciplinary settings providing individual, family, and group therapeutic services. Ms. Khanjani has expertise in anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse, separation and divorce, parenting and effective communication skills development. Monir has worked in private practice, group homes, residential, acute, and partial hospitalization programs.

Contact Info:
Cell: 301-580–5748
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: MonirK@gbehrensandassociates.com