About Us

Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D.

Bonnie ZuckerBonnie Zucker, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with a background and expertise in psychotherapy with children, adolescent, and adults. She received her doctoral degree from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from George Washington University. Dr. Zucker specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults and utilizes a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach. In addition to CBT, she integrates a family systems approach and works with parents to help them learn the most appropriate responses to their child’s anxiety disorder.

Dr. Zucker was named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Therapists in the fields of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, OCD, Phobias, Troubled Child, and Troubled Adolescent in 2009.In addition to being active in conducting trainings on CBT for anxiety, Dr. Zucker wrote Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children (Prufrock Press), a two-in-one self-help book for children with anxiety disorders and their parents, Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD (Prufrock Press), a self-help book for children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder, Parenting Kids with OCD: A Guide to Understanding and Supporting your Child with OCD (Prufrock Press), a book for parents of children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death (Magination Press), a self-help book for children ages 2-3 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Silvi Guerra, Psy.D.

Silvi Guerra, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with strong clinical background and expertise in providing evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults. With extensive training in the field of psychology, she has worked with children, adolescents and young adults with a range of socio-emotional, developmental and behavioral problems at all stages of development. She offers parenting consultations, individual therapy, group and family sessions.

Known to her clients as “Dr. Silvi”, her treatment approach incorporates an evidence-based, empathic, culturally informed, and resilient methodology to psychotherapy with clients and their families. Dr. Silvi utilizes a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach and incorporates current research in neuroscience and developmental psychology to customize all client treatment plans. Dr. Silvi is also fluent in Spanish and provides (bilingual) culturally sensitive therapeutic services to clients from multicultural backgrounds.

Dr. Silvi completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Behavior Management Clinic. She completed her pre-doctoral training at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and the Community Clinic at Children’s Health Council (CHC). Dr. Silvi received her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Miami.

Erica Moran Etter, Ph.D.

Erica Moran Etter, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with expertise in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Etter completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University, earning a B.A. in both psychology and neurobiology. She then received her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Denver’s Child Clinical Psychology Program. Dr. Etter completed her pre-doctoral training at Children’s National Medical Center (now Children’s National Health System), followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Dr. Etter has held previous positions as a faculty member at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, and as a psychologist for the State of Maryland providing intensive treatment to children and adolescents in a residential treatment program.

Dr. Etter offers individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and parent consultations. To treat anxiety disorders, Dr. Etter utilizes primarily a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, incorporating family systems, motivational interviewing, and elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as needed for each client. She also has extensive experience utilizing Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as using Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP) to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Etter uses evidence-based therapeutic methods and tailors treatment to each individual. Dr. Etter provides a warm, empathic, culturally-sensitive, and non-judgmental therapy environment for all clients.