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My knowledge base is strong in child development, family dynamics, adoption, addiction, grief, trauma and loss. In my clinical practice, I work with young adults and parents on issues related to anxiety, depression, personal crisis, parenting stress as well as support to those impacted by adoption.

My approach is very honest, solution focused and strength based.  I will work to empower you to gain new perspectives that will offer you opportunity for growth and increased happiness.    

EDUCATION: Catholic University of America Washington, D.C.

Master of Social Work May 1988
University of Maryland College Park, Md.
Bachelor of Special Education December 1984
1990-present DSS Agency social worker

2012 - present Private Practice clinician.

                                                                                  Darius Sanders, MSW, LCSW-C



Masters of Social Work, 2015 –2016



Bachelor of Arts, 2011-2015

Baccalaureate Social Work Program


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School- Baltimore, MD

High School Diploma, 2007-2011

College/University Preparatory Program  


Professional Experience



Clinical Social Worker I, 07/25/16- Present

Client Population: Children, adolescents, adults, and families who are seeking mental health services

·        Provide clinical care to children, adolescents, adults and families such as psychotherapeutic services, mental health and medically-focused psychosocial evaluations, therapeutic interventions, and coordination of care.

·        Participate in patient & family centered interdisciplinary teams that reflect strengths and needs of our patients.



Social Work Intern, 2015- 2016

Client Population: Adults ages 18-80, who live with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses (e.g- Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder etc.)

·        Provided psychosocial services to clients (Facilitated group and individual outpatient therapy to adult clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing)

·        Facilitated 8-10 groups per week (Areas of content included clinical counseling, basic living skills training, financial management, goal acquisition, intensive relapse prevention, wellness-self management, and wellness recovery action planning)



Professional Development

·        Dialectical Behavior Therapy

o   DBT for Adolescents- 33hr Foundational Training 

o   DBT-12hour Training, 2018

·        Wellness Self-Management (WSM) Training, 2016

·        ACT: Peer Specialists: ACT and Beyond Training, 2016

·        Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) by Center for Practice Innovations Training, 2016

·        ACT: Promoting Recovery through a Mobile, Team-based Approach by ACT Institute Training, 2016

·        ACT: Person-Centered Treatment Planning in Assertive Community Treatment by ACT Institute Training, 2016

Licenses and Certifications




·        Maryland State Social Worker License- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LCSW-C): #21896

·        Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED Certification,

·        Red Cross First Aid Certification




Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, Baltimore, MD
The Odyssey Certificate on Aging: July 2006
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, New York, New York
M.S.W.: Clinical Social Work, June 1974
Dual Major: Working with Individuals and Families, and Working with Groups
The City College of New York, New York, New York
B.A. Cum Laude: Psychology, June 1972
Secretary of Sigma Alpha Honor Service Society


Private Practice, July 2017 to present.
     Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapist
          Individual and couples counseling and psychotherapy. Utilization of cognitive                                                   behavioral therapy focusing on non-chemical coping strategies, mindfulness,                                               healthy nutrition and smoking cessation.

Rosen-Hoffberg Rehabilitation and Pain Management Associates, P.A., Towson, MD: May 2015 to March 2018.
     Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapist
         For a pain management facility, duties include individual and couples counseling  and                                   psychotherapy. Utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on non-chemical coping                     strategies, mindfulness, healthy nutrition and smoking cessation.

Glen Meadows Retirement Community, Glen Arm, MD: May 2013 to April 2015.
       Social Work Manager
           For a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), duties include: manages Advance                                   Directive/MOLST and code status process, psychosocial assessments, changing level of                             care/discharge planning, completes resident MDS/CAA forms, care planning, and organizing,                   implementing, evaluating the social work services of the facility, oversees Healthcare Center                     admissions, conducts Grief Support Group, and Alzheimer's Support Group.

Forest Haven Nursing Home, Catonsville, MD: May 2011 to May 2013.
       Director of Social Work
            For a nursing/skilled rehabilitation center, duties include: supervises social work staff, manages                  Advance Directive and code status process, psychosocial assessments, discharge planning,                      completes resident MDS/CAA forms, care planning, and organizing, implementing, evaluating                  and directing the social work services of the facility.

Saint Joseph Hospital, Towson, Md: September 2007 to June 2010.
        Medical Social Worker
             For an inpatient medical-surgical population, duties included: psychosocial assessment, crisis                       intervention, family and individual counseling, and discharge planning.

The Wesley, Baltimore, Md: November 2000 to January 2005
        Director of Social Services
                For a nursing home and assisted living facility, duties included: planning, organizing,                                      implementing, evaluating and directing the social work services of the facility.

Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md: April 1993 to February 1999
       Psychiatric Social Worker - Dept. of Psychiatry
            For an inpatient psychiatric population, duties included: psychosocial assessment, individual                           counseling, family counseling, multi-disciplinary team treatment, discharge planning, and                         precertification and concurrent reviews of patients with their insurance companies.

Glass Mental Health, Pikesville, MD: March 1991 to March 1996
       Clinical Social Worker, part time
             For outpatient clients, duties included: family, marital, and individual counseling.

Jewish Family Services, Randallstown, MD: April 1985 May 1989
      Clinical Social Worker
            For outpatient clients, duties included: individual, family, marital counseling and group                                     psychotherapy.

University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning, Baltimore, MD: Sept. 1986 to          May 1989
           Field Instructor
               Duties included: Supervision and evaluation of graduate social work students.

Spring Grove Hospital Center, Catonsville, MD: July 1978 to July 1983
       Psychiatric Social Worker
            For an inpatient psychiatric population, duties included: crisis intervention, individual, group,                      and family counseling.

Professional Organizations:
Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Member, Aging Committee of the National Association of Social Workers
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager: C-ASWCM
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work: BCD
Certified Clinical Social Worker, Maryland: LCSW-C  License # 378
Certified Social Worker, New York: CSW

                  LOUISE  B. HECK, LCSW-C
1992-3 Family Therapy Practice Center Externship Program, Washington DC
1989 Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY MSW One-Year Residency Program specializing in clinical social work
1983 Trinity College, Hartford CT. BA in Psychology and Theater

Senior Clinical Social Worker: Kennedy Krieger Institute Neurobehavioral Unit, Baltimore, MD 8/98-Present; Provided clinical social work services to the families of children with developmental disabilities and severe behavior problems on a 16-bed inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit. Perform social work services including psychosocial evaluation; assistance in adjustments to disability, and the hospitalization through psychosocial support.

Clinical Social Worker: Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Social Work Mental Health Clinic. Baltimore 1993-1998.:Provided mental health evaluations and psychotherapy to variety of patients: ADHD children, adolescents with behavioral issues, couples struggling with how to co-parent after a divorce as well as adults with mood disorders and/developmental disabilities.

Clinical Social Worker: UMMS; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Baltimore 1991-1993:Assess family psychosocial functioning in relation to medical need and plan appropriate interventions. Provided counseling to families of children that are in a 40-bed unit.

Caseworker/Supervisor: Foster care and Adoption Agency NYC 1983-91. Maintained a 20 plus caseload. Monitored the children’s progress and care while in foster care. Provided counseling to the children and their foster and biological families. Upon receiving my Master’s Degree in Social Work, provided supervision for a foster care unit handling 105 cases. Directed the overall case planning for five caseworkers.

Offering psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families.
“Strength-focused” toward “skill-building” orientation.
Emphasis on intervening in family dynamics to enhance family functioning.
Experience with families dealing with issues surrounding disabilities

January 2015-present Sibling Leadership Network: back-up representative from MD.
April 2014- present Maryland Sibling Network: founding member
1992-Present, Maryland State LCSW-C #07505
1993-Present, member of NASW
1989 Certification: New York State CSW #04304-1

                               NANCY GOLDBLATT, L.C.S.W. -C., M.S.W.

                  University of Md. School of Social Work 1984, L.C.S.W.-C 1986

     As a therapist with over 30 years of experience, I have developed expertise in helping adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic medical conditions life/career transitions and relationship issues. I believe therapy is a collaborative journey between client and therapist. I use an integrative approach which allows me to personalize treatment for each client by using techniques and tools from several therapeutic models.

2009-present Psychotherapist, Private-Practice, counseling for adults with ADD, ADHD. Trauma, Sleep Disorders, Bipolar, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety

2005-2009 Mental Health Therapist Project Plase, Transitional Homeless Program Provided therapy for medically fragile adults.

2000-2005 (full time) Senior-Social Worker, The League for People with Disabilities (Medical Day Program) Private, non-profit program serving adults with traumatic brain injuries.

1993- 2012 Psychotherapist, Everly, Hildreth & Platman Behavioral Associates, Responsible for evaluation and counseling of individuals, couples and families. 1985-2004 (part-time) Psychotherapist, The Women's Growth Center Evaluated and counseled individuals and couples, co-led a Women’s group.

1984-1986 Group Therapist, Sinai Hospital, Widowed Person’s Service Led groups for teens whose parent had died.