Allie Stefanelli, LCSWLicensed 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 the National Catholic School of Social Services from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I have experience working in various clinical health care settings. I have worked with diverse populations dealing with acute and critical care needs, most notably with parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). I am experienced in working with families and adults dealing with grief, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and coping with acute and chronic health issues. In addition, I am passionate about exploring how Social Determinants of Health influence the physical, mental, and emotional well being of my clients and the community.
Certifications and Training
I have certification trainings in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I have obtained EMDR training and am pursuing my EMDR certification through EMDRIA.
I have experience working with families dealing with infertility, perinatal loss, and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS). I take a strengths-based approach in my work. I help individuals identify, foster, and instill effective coping skills in order to promote resilience. I have worked extensively with people experiencing significant life transitions and the complex mental and emotional processes that can accompany those transitions.
Rubin, A. & Stefanelli, A. (2018, May). NICU: The Family’s Experience. Annual Conference for National Association of Perinatal Social Workers, Long Beach, CA
Neithercut, C., Rubin A., Stefanelli, A., Stein, E. (2018, February), Family Support and Ethics of Extracorporeal Life Support, ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure Annual Conference, Children’s National Symposium, Keystone, Colorado
Stefanelli, A. (2015, May). Coming to America: How to Meet the Needs of Transient International Families in Health Care. Annual Conference for National Association of Perinatal Social Workers, San Antonio, Texas
National Catholic School of Social Service, Washington, D.C.: Fall 2017 Graduate Program Adjunct Instructor, Theories and Models of Health Care Social Work.
A Few of My Favorite Books
- Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers,by Karen Kleiman
- Strong As a Mother, by Kate Rope
- Sticks, by Diane Alber
- A Little Peaceful Spot: A Story About Mindfulness, by Diane Alber