About Us

We believe clients deserve and need to feel understood and accepted without judgment and that each individual comes into therapy with their own wealth of knowledge. We value authentic and genuine connection with our clients and their families. We believe this connection is the groundwork for all work we do with clients. We are humbled by the experience of hearing your story, and for your choice to include us in your journey.

Our Team

Offering therapeutic services in Old Town Alexandria. Collectively, we bring expertise and experience to our work and aim to offer help in vulnerable times. Our experience and specialized training afford us the opportunity to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.

Megan Fiore Psy.D., RPT-S

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Owner
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and also am certified as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Siena College in Loudonville, NY, and continued...
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Nicole Jalazo Halpern LCSW, RPT-S

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Owner
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
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Damian Ayala LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Damian is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Damian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty...
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Emma Cardeli Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a Hispanic Clinical Psychologist who is deeply committed to providing care that is both client-centered and systems-oriented; in this regard, I aim to provide therapeutic services that are not only responsive to the...
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Heather Colby LCSW, RPT-S

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Texas. I provide treatment to children, families, adolescents, and adults managing issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, and...
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Melanie Froemke LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I work across the lifespan to connect with individuals seeking the transformative power of therapy, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth. By developing a strong therapeutic relationship grounded in compassion and kindness, I create a safe and...
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Rachel Rosenberg LCSW, RPT-S

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Madison University and my Master’s of Social Work from The Catholic University’s National School...
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Allie Stefanelli LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Maine and a Master’s of Social Work from...
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Lisa Babb MSW

Supervisee in Social Work
As a social worker, my work is grounded in the belief that every person has inherent dignity and worth and deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. In sessions, I strive to create a...
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Jennifer Lerma MSW

Supervisee in Social Work
I am Jen Lerma and I am a Supervisee in Social Work in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I work with children and families to provide support around navigating ADHD, adjustment, anxiety, depression, divorce, family changes,...
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Sabrina Malak MSW

Supervisee in Social Work
I am a Supervisee in Social Work in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Yale University and my Master’s of Social Work degree from George Mason University....
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