Simone Schwager

Clinical Director, LCSW-C


Licensed Clinical Social Worker


240-643-7004 sschwager@resnikpsychology.com

Simone Schwager, Clinical Director, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are seeking support with mood and adjustment difficulties.  Simone has advanced training in multiple evidence based treatments including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Mindfulness and is currently pursuing her aromatherapy certification.

In addition to traditional talk therapy, Simone is known for her creative and interactive approach to teaching skill building techniques, processing life events, and teaching about the mind and body connection.

At Rebecca Resnik & Associates Psychological Care, Simone offers the following:

         Individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy, ages 8 and up

         Family Therapy

         Parenting Support

         Group Therapy

Simone works collaboratively with clients and families struggling with issues related to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, school-related stress and avoidance, communication difficulties, family conflict, limited social skills, trauma, self-injury, poor impulse control, and behavior management difficulties.

Simone strongly believes in parental involvement in treatment. Parents of her child and teen clients can expect regular communication and engagement regarding treatment goals and progress. In addition, Simone encourages collaboration with other key providers such as psychiatrists, primary care physicians and educators.

Expertise

         Mood Disorders

         Anxiety Disorders

         Self-Injury

         ADHD

         Anger Management

         Assertiveness Training

         Coping Skills

         Behavior Management/Parenting Support

         School stress

         Trauma

         Family Conflict

Credentials & Background

Simone Schwager is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work in 2008 with a focus in Clinical Social Work and a sub-specialization in Substance Abuse. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UMBC, Maryland.

Simone’s extensive background includes serving clients with a wide range of diagnoses across all levels of care, including: psychiatric inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and private practice settings. In addition to private practice, Simone served as a director for a successful Partial Hospitalization Program for adolescents. She has experience developing innovative programs and curricula for crisis intervention.

Personal Life

Simone was raised here in Montgomery County and has lived here most of her life. During her down time she enjoys anything related to holistic living, traveling, baking, DIY projects, and spending time with her family. Simone is a mother to four amazing children.

 

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