Welcome Jennifer Lerma, MSW

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Jennifer Lerma to the Alexandria Place Therapy team.

Jen is a Supervisee in Social Work and received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Shepherd University and her Master’s of Social Work degree from George Mason University.

Jen has experience working in elementary school social work with children and adolescents, along with their families. Jen works with children and families, adolescents and adults experiencing ADHD, anxiety, family changes, depression, adjustment, and grief and loss.

To learn more about Jen, we invite you to read her full bio here .  We are excited to have her on the team and as a resource to the community.

Clinical Opportunities

Published May 29, 2019

Thanks to the community’s continued trust in us, Alexandria Place Therapy is expanding and we are hiring. We are currently seeking a licensed therapist to add to our growing practice.  Alexandria Place Therapy is a small group practice in Old Town Alexandria. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  We incorporate play and expressive therapies in […]

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Welcome to Erica Ahdoot

Published August 20, 2018

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Erica Ahdoot to the Alexandria Place Therapy team. Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New York where she has practiced as an LCSW since 2006.  She is currently working towards establishing licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia since moving here this year. Erica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology […]

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Welcome to Melanie Froemke, MSSA, MSW, LGSW

Published June 6, 2018

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Melanie Froemke, MSSA, MSW, LGSW as a Supervisee in Social Work to the Alexandria Place Therapy team. Melanie received her undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and then pursued her Master’s of Science in Social Administration (MSSA/MSW) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

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Welcome Heather Colby, LCSW, RPT

Published August 26, 2017

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Heather Colby, LCSW, RPT to our team.  Heather practiced in Texas (in agency and private practice settings) for more than a decade before joining our practice here in Virginia. Heather provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults managing issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, and loss. Her expertise is in providing support […]

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Saying Goodbye to Summer

Published August 15, 2017

Now that August is here there are only a few more weeks left of summer. Make August memorable for your little ones by trying out some of these local and easy-to-do ideas: Go on a nature hunt. Look for leaves, sticks, flowers, bugs, animals, colors, textures Try out one of these kid-friendly at home science experiments like […]

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Welcome Alexandra France, LCSW

Published April 29, 2017

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Alexandra France, LCSW to our team.  Alexandra has been providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and families for over twelve years.  Alexandra is a Registered Yoga Teacher and has specialized training in using child centered play therapy, relaxation, mindfulness, and expressive arts modalities.  Alexandra often uses positive psychology, solution focused […]

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National Eating Disorder Awareness

Published March 5, 2017

National Eating Disorder Awareness week is February 26- March 4 The purpose of National Eating Disorders Awareness week is to bring attention and resources to those family members, friends or persons who may be concerned or in need. Eating disorders can include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders and are serious illnesses that have the […]

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Introducing Mindfulness to Your Family

Published February 4, 2017

Mindfulness is a big buzz word in the mental health world today.  Mindfulness is achieving a mental state that is present-focused and aware, without judgement, of one’s own thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. It has been shown to have wonderful benefits for emotion regulation, self-esteem, focus and attention, and stress reduction.  Mindfulness doesn’t have to mean […]

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A New School Year

Published August 31, 2016

A new school year can bring about many different feelings and experiences for children. Excitement, joy, anticipation, confidence, relief as well as stress and nervousness are common feelings kids may have as summer ends and the new school year approaches. It is important to remember that some kids have anxiety in starting a new school […]

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