Dr. Koenig has extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who experience anxiety, depression, social skills concerns, co-morbid chronic and mental health issues (e.g., diabetes, sickle cell disease, migraines), executive dysfunction, emotional dysregulation, behavioral dysregulation, difficulty navigating life transitions, and school stressors. Often times, parents and caregivers arrive in need of the right "fit" for their child, teen, or young adult. Dr. Koenig works to create a lasting, compassionate relationship in order to achieve progress toward established treatment goals.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
f you are looking for non-judgmental, emphatic, and compassionate support, I am here to help. I am dedicated in creating a safe space where we can work together to help meet your needs. I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with experience in helping children, adults, and families in addressing diverse mental health, substance use and social life issues. I have extensive experience in working in crisis management as it relates to mental health, substance use, traumatic events, chronic pain and other health related issues. I also facilitate family team meetings to ensure continuity of care.
I've been fortunate in my career to work with individuals at each stage of development; childhood through elderly. Depression and anxiety are common at all stages of life; I can help. In addition to individual therapy, my clinical focus is on neuropsychological assessment of dementia. The decision to limit a family member's independence or to relocate him/her in assisted living can be heart wrenching. Neurocognitive assessment and decisional capacity evaluations can help ease the weight of such decisions. I can also help with the transition from independent living to assisted living.
What if everything we’ve been taught about life is a myth? What if the traditional formula for health and happiness doesn’t pertain to you? Are those rules about fitting into someone else’s version of what life should be? Do those rules inspire you, or do they keep your life - and your dreams - small? Solving problems in your head is an old-school and outdated strategy. Accessing the wisdom of the body is the new paradigm. At Next Generation Core, we will dig deeper to build a growth mindset.
As a clinical psychologist, a graduate of the George Washington University, I provide therapy and assessment services to adults, children and adolescents. I am also part of the clinical faculty in the Professional Psychology program (Psy.D) at George Washington University.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. IN-PERSON AVAILABLE. In-home sessions available for children and families 0-8 years old. Just as each individual is unique, I see treatment as unique as well, meaning no single therapy approach can claim to be the solution to every individual that walks through my door. For as unique as you are, together we can make sense of your concerns, work towards your goals, and the quality of life you want and deserve. I have experience working with individuals across ranges of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, and reasons for treatment.
I believe that we all strive to be more authentic in our lives but sometimes get lost along the way. Together, you and I will explore your concerns at your pace and try to get more clarity. I work with individuals and how they view themselves, others, and their world. I am committed to working with you to foster greater insight and improve your agency in your life. I also collaborate with people in relationships to help them reconnect and communicate better. I'm also getting trained in sex therapy, as well as couples' therapy.
Connie uses various modalities of treatment to help folks recognize and build upon their unique coping abilities, while effectively addressing a range of life challenges. She embraces cultural sensitivity and humility, honors diversity and inclusion and offers a safe and welcoming space for her clients to share and reflect freely. Supporting her clients, giving voice and traction to the hopes and goals they find most meaningful is Connie’s role as a therapist.
Are you, or one of your children, struggling with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, or other emotional challenges? In therapy, we will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based approaches to help you move forward. In therapy, you can expect practical help developing coping skills. We will tailor therapy to meet your needs and support your goals. Therapy is a safe, non-judgemental space where you or your child can develop lifelong practical tools for responding to challenges. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping you or your family meet your full potential.
Do you feel like you are continually battling uphill due to depression, anxiety, trauma, or sexual addiction issues and it seems like nothing you do helps? Do you have childhood issues that keep seem to always be coming back to haunt you? If so, I can help you by showing you how to recover from these to help unlock energy that gets trapped inside yourself and help you be a the most functional person you can. I use a combination of methods to help get your brain and mind to work for you rather than against you, and am a certified EMDR practitioner.
As a clinical psychologist, I approach everyone individually, bridging the gap between the specific strengths you already have and the particular difficulties you are facing. In an empathic and safe environment we can build a strong, trustworthy relationship in order to work together to define the goals you want to reach and develop the skills you need to succeed.
I am a pre-licensed therapist who believes therapy is a safe space where you feel seen, express and process emotions, and develop the tools to live a liberated life. Life can present a host of challenges that may make it difficult for us to thrive but this does not have to be your truth. Many of these challenges may have even existed before you were born, which has been described as generational trauma. In therapy, you can develop an awareness between the cultural and social context of your life and the psyche.
Are you challenged by life's transitions or losses, hurt by trauma or conflict, troubled by feelings of insecurity, anxiety or depression, or struggling in your relationships? Are you ready to identify and overcome the obstacles that stand in your way of moving forward? I will help you develop greater emotional strength and support you in reaching your goals.
Hello and Welcome! I would like to work collaboratively with you, helping you get through a difficult and challenging life journey so that you can make positive changes in your life, achieve your personal growth, and develop skills for improving relationships with yourself and others. Through therapy, you can learn how you relate to yourself and others and how your relationship history, current/past life experiences and your cultural identity experiences impact your relationship with yourself and others.
In my practice, I work with a diverse clientele: children, adolescents and adults from all backgrounds. My approach is practical and conversational as we explore together the stressors of daily living, relationship concerns, parenting issues, and in some instances, severe psychiatric disorders. Often, clients seek short-term interventions, though for some difficulties therapy continues for an extended period. I allow my clients to set the agenda for our work together and decide what sort of help is needed.
I typically see individuals struggling with life stressors, depression, anxiety, and other events that can leave someone feeling broken. Sometimes it can take a little or a lot to get to a place that a person feels they can't manage all that life throws at them. It's rewarding to work with clients that recognize a need and are willing to explore ways to improve their current circumstances or manage their stressors. I hope to be safe place to encourage and facility healthy behaviors and thoughts.
Emotional suffering, whether from depression, anxiety, grief or harm and
betrayal by others, is often invisible. While you may urgently desire help, shame and
fear of exposure may make it difficult to get the help you want. In over thirty years of
psychotherapy practice, I have learned to help patients find ways to face their worst fears and feel safer. Even desired change can bring fear of losing yourself. I think honestly confronting loss and limitaion can lead to freer decisons about living your life.