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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

Lisa Behrens MSW, LCSW-C

Lisa Behrens has worked with children and families for over 25 years. Lisa’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood, adjustment, relationship, school and learning issues. She provides individual and family therapy as well as parent guidance. Lisa uses a relational integrative model that includes psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches.

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

Peter Delany, MSW, PhD, LCSW-C

Peter Delany has been working with individuals and their families since 1984. Dr. Delany served as staff social worker providing individual, group and family services at the Walter Read National Military Medical Center and deployed with the disaster response teams since 1993. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Delany has held positions with Arlington Hospital Outpatient Treatment Services and Montgomery County Addictions, Victims and Mental Health Services. He has post -graduate training in neurolinguistic programming and clinical hypnotherapy. Dr. Delany is currently associate professor at the Catholic University of America National Catholic School of Social Service and has held faculty appointments at George Mason University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Delaney has expertise in substance abuse, anxiety, adhd and depression.

Contact Info:
Cell: 240-306-5609
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: PeterD@gbehrensandassociates.com

Julia Constable-Allen, MSW, LCSW-C

Julia Constable-Allen is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and their families for over 25 years. She has worked in a private school setting for the past 19 years, and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents and their families. Her areas of expertise include dealing with loss, anxiety, depression, adhd, as well as issues related to learning and school.

Ms. Constable-Allen is an avid traveller and has lived on 4 different continents. Her other interests include singing, hiking, and rock climbing.

Contact Info:
Cell: 240-498-8718
Fax: 301-564-3199
Email: JuliaCA@gbehrensandassociates.com

Denise Key, MA, LCPC

Denise Key is a licensed clinical professional counselor with more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. Ms. Key’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, life transitions, relationship concerns and issues related to learning and school. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral interventions and a positive and relational approach to treatment within the context of a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere. Currently, Ms. Key is the Director of Counseling and Student Support at Stone Ridge School.

Ms. Key leads an active lifestyle as an avid traveler and hiker who has also completed multiple marathons and triathlons.

Contact Info:
Cell: 240-630-4253
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: DeniseK@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

Zachary Gordon,MSW, LCSW–C

Zachary Gordon is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience. He works primarily with adolescents, parents and young adults. Zachary specializes in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with ADHD, ASD, anxiety, emotional regulation, impulse control, depression, acting out behaviors, family conflicts, stress management, relationship building, and school avoidance. Zachary has worked in private schools, foster care, and private practice. He has worked in the music industry and is an avid sports fan. Zachary graduated from the Washington School of Psychiatry's postgraduate training program in psychotherapy. Currently, Zachary is the middle school counselor at the McLean School in Potomac Maryland.

Contact Info:
Cell: 301-252-1610
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: ZacharyG@gbehrensandassociates.com

Ger Skerrett, MSW, LMSW

Ger Skerrett is a licensed social worker who has a special interest in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, mood, and trauma. He is currently completing a post-graduate fellowship at the WBCP. Ger has a keen interest in global affairs and has visited 6 continents and over 60 countries, mostly through his work in International Development and Tourism.

Contact Info:
Cell: 202-631-8078
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: GerS@gbehrensandassociates.com

Jeremy Smith, MSW, LMSW

Jeremy Smith is a licensed social worker who has a special interest in, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. Jeremy has had a diverse career prior to becoming a therapist, working on economic and social justice in both international and domestic contexts, including leadership positions at the Aspen Institute and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He also has a strong interest in education, serving on the board of the School for Friends in Washington, DC.

Contact Info:
Cell: 202-714-8098
Fax: 301-564–3199
Email: JeremyS@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