Rachel Rosenberg, LCSW, RPTLicensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Madison University and her Master’s of Social Work from The Catholic University’s National School of Social Service. Before beginning practice in Virginia, Rachel worked in Maryland in outpatient community mental health agencies and school settings as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Outpatient Therapist. Rachel has clinical experience working with children and families, adolescents, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, adjustment, and family changes.
Rachel is a Registered Play Therapist and has extensive training in both play and expressive therapies.
Rachel approaches her work with individuals and families from an attachment and relational perspective. She draws upon various treatment modalities to help her clients explore their inner worlds to gain insight, develop adaptive coping strategies, and heal from life experiences from the inside-out. Rachel is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
- Extended Play-Based Developmental Assessment (EPBDA, Gil)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- Parent-Child Assessments
- Parent Consultations
- Professional Presentations and Clinical Workshops
- Rosenberg, R. (2018, May). Positive Discipline and Effective Communication. Presented for parents and staff at Riverside Elementary School. Alexandria, VA.
- Rosenberg, R. (2018, April). From Worries to Warriors: Play Therapy Principles To Help Kids Conquer Little and Big Worries. Presented at Northern Virginia Play Therapy Association. Fairfax, VA.
- Rosenberg, R. (2018, March). Raising a Secure and Confident Child: Helping Parents Understand and Manage Their Children’s Anxiety and Other Big Emotions. Presented for parents and staff at Riverside Elementary School. Alexandria, VA.
- Rosenberg, R. (2018, February). Attending to Attachment: The Importance of Attachment in All Therapeutic Work. Presented at Jewish Community Services. Baltimore, MD.
- Fiore, M., Rosenberg, R. (2017, November). Heading in the Right Direction:Differentiating Between Nondirective and Directive Play Therapy. Presented at Jewish Community Services. Baltimore, MD.
- Fiore, M., Rosenberg, R. (2016, June). Learning by Playing: Exploring Play Therapy With Our Own Two Hands!Presented at Mental Health Association of Montgomery County. Rockville, MD.
- Higgins, S., Rosenberg, R. (2016, February). School-Based Trauma-Focused Interventions. Presented at Fairfax County Public Schools School Social Work Services. Fairfax, VA.
- Rosenberg, R. (2013, October and December). Child-Centered Play Therapy. Presented at Community Counseling & Mentoring Services, Largo, Maryland.
- Association for Play Therapy
- National Association of Social Workers
- The Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers