Simone Novel Schwager, LCSW-C

Director of Clinical Services, LCSW-C
Individual Therapy, CAMS assessment and Treatment, Family Therapy, Group Therapy
Portrait of Simone Schwager

Simone Novel Schwager, Clinical Director, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has
been practicing in the field for over 15 years. Simone has extensive experience
working with children, adolescents/young adults and adults struggling with mood related
difficulties, anxiety, unhealthy coping mechanisms, difficulties with interpersonal
relationships, life transitions, school related stress, and poor impulse control. Simone has
advanced training in multiple evidence based treatments including: Cognitive Behavior
Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and
Family Therapy. Simone is also in trained in CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and
Management of Suicidality) and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider

In addition to traditional talk therapy, Simone is known for her creative and interactive
approach to teaching skill building techniques, processing life events, and educating clients
about their symptoms and the mind and body connection. Simone believes, “There is no
cookie-cutter way to therapy. As clinicians, it is imperative to explore different ways to
connect and support the people we work with as they are all unique in how they learn,
process, and connect with others”.

Simone integrates work with parents for parent coaching, family therapy, and collaboration
with additional community based supports to navigate change through a systems based

Therapy Services

  • Individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy, ages 8 and up
  • DBT skills training
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Support
  • Couple’s Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Assessments & Treatment
  • Assessments for children and adolescents temporarily removed from school


  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Self-Injury
  • School avoidance
  • Chronic passive suicidal ideation
  • Treatment adverse adolescents
  • ADHD/Executive Functioning Difficulties
  • Mind-body treatment approach
  • Neurodiversity newly diagnosed in Adolescence/Adulthood
  • Anger Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Coping Skills
  • Behavior Management/Parenting Support
  • College transition support
  • Trauma
  • Family Conflict

Background & Credentials

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, the Honors College of the University of Maryland System.

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.

Additionally, Simone has been a board certified supervisor for nearly 1o years, and is passionate about teaching and supervising new clinicians in the field. She has experience running a successful internship program at a large mental health organization, in additional to developing and leading their graduate clinician supervision program for newly licensed therapists.

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 and has three bonus daughters (oh my!).

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help or to schedule an appointment.