Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D.
Bonnie 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 psychologist with strong clinical background and expertise in providing evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive 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, including Exposure/Response Prevention (E/RP) for OCD, 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 Clinical Psychology Program. Dr. Etter has experience providing therapy to individual clients of all ages, as well as specific training in couple’s and family therapy. Dr. Etter completed her pre-doctoral training at Children’s National Health System. She has held previous positions as a postdoctoral fellow and then faculty member at Mt. Washington hospital. Most recently, Dr. Etter worked as a psychologist for the State of Maryland for several years, providing intensive treatment to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
Dr. Etter offers individual therapy, family therapy, couple’s 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 therapeutic methods firmly rooted in the most up-to-date evidence base and tailors treatment to each individual. Dr. Etter provides a warm, empathic, culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental therapy environment for all clients.
Anna Pozzatti, Ph.D.
Anna Pozzatti, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a strong clinical background in providing evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, OCD, executive functioning, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Pozzatti earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Towson University and a Master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Pozzatti completed her doctoral training at Indiana University in the School Psychology program, where she earned a Master’s degree in Education and a doctoral degree in School Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) in Maryland, where she gained extensive experience working with children and adolescents in a residential setting.
Throughout her graduate training at Johns Hopkins University and Indiana University, Dr. Pozzatti has practiced within a variety of clinical settings which include, schools, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practices. Dr. Pozzatti offers individual therapy, family therapy, and parent consultation. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behaviorism, and a family systems approach to treat anxiety and a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Each client’s treatment is individualized while providing culturally sensitive practices and evidence-based interventions.
Stephanie Sicard, LCSW-C
Stephanie has 21 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults to address a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and loss issues, body image issues, trauma issues and attachment issues. Stephanie is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in providing psychotherapy to individuals of all ages. Stephanie completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison earning a B.A. in both psychology and journalism. She then received her master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in children and families from the University of Maryland. Stephanie works with clients in a supportive and collaborative capacity to help them develop tools and coping strategies that they can sustain over time. She believes that establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is essential for clients to be able to enhance their own self -awareness and to be able to successfully confront their issues.
Stephanie provides individual therapy, family therapy, and parent consultation. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behaviorism, and a family systems approach to treat anxiety and a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Stephanie takes an individualized and strengths-based approach to working with clients. She understands that each individual’s personal experiences and responses to them are unique.
Stephanie is passionate about helping others to become the most empowered, confident and fulfilled versions of themselves by helping them to recognize their own strengths and build upon them. She understands that everyone has their own personal issues and struggles and she strives to empower clients to better manage these issues.