Frances Brookner, Psy.D.

(she/her)

Partner

Psychologist

fbrookner@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 28

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adolescents, adults, couples, parent work, groups)

Dr. Frances Brookner has been in clinical practice for over 20 years working with clients across a range of ages and diagnoses who are overwhelmed by the diverse challenges life presents, whether personally or professionally. She incorporates both insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral approaches to best meet the needs of her clients. Her therapeutic style is direct, coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. Dr. Brookner’s work with couples is informed by her extensive training in emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and object relations couples therapy. She also incorporates skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and prolonged exposure therapy (PE) for post-traumatic stress disorders in her work. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Brookner was a senior executive in the financial services sector. Dr. Brookner’s background combines business acumen with expansive psychotherapy experience that affords her clients a unique therapeutic perspective. Dr. Brookner received a Psy.D. from George Washington University, a M.B.A. from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration, a M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

Dr. Brookner is licensed to practice in DC, MD, and VA and is also authorized to provide telepsychology services in PSYPACT-participating jurisdictions.

Alexandra P. Cargo, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Psychologist

apcargo@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 16

Areas of clinical practice: neuropsychological testing; psychological testing; admissions testing

Dr. Alexandra Cargo has more than 25 years of experience as an evaluator at the Wake Kendall Group. She assesses a broad age range, from children through older adults, and uses a variety of instruments specific to the issues of the individual, in a warm, collaborative environment. The emphasis is on identifying strengths and factors that may be impeding progress, as well as providing recommendations, resources, and a plan for next steps. Dr. Cargo also administers admissions tests for independent schools. She has expertise in learning disabilities, ADHD, executive functioning and a range of emotional, behavioral, and social issues. Prior to joining the Wake Kendall Group, Dr. Cargo taught in the public schools and then worked at The Kingsbury Center for many years as an educational diagnostician, school consultant, and tutor before receiving her clinical training. Dr. Cargo received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University, her M.Ed. in Special Education-Learning Disabilities from the U. of MD, and her B.A. in Psychology from Smith College.

Dr. Cargo is licensed to practice in DC and MD.

Courtney Conn, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Partner

Psychologist

cconn@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 38

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (children, adolescents, young adults, parent work); neuropsychological testing

Dr. Courtney Conn has over a decade of experience doing therapy and neuropsychological assessments at the Wake Kendall Group. She has a strong background in child and adolescent assessment and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and believes in incorporating empirically supported treatment into all of her work. She teaches clients skills and self-regulating strategies while also flexibly attending to what is in the room and leaning on interpersonal and psychodynamic theory to inform her work. Dr. Conn has expertise in child and adolescent therapy, parent training, neuropsychological assessment, and behavior management. She enjoys supporting clients presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and executive functioning difficulties. Dr. Conn also works with families in transition and student athletes. Dr. Conn received a Ph.D. From George Mason University and a B.A. from Yale University. She completed a predoctoral internship in inpatient and outpatient child psychiatry and assessment at Miami Children’s Hospital, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in child and family therapy at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Conn is licensed to practice in DC and VA and is also authorized to provide telepsychology services in PSYPACT-participating jurisdictions.

Mariah Covington, MA, LPC

(she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

mcovington@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 15

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adolescents, adults, groups)

Ms. Covington has spent over ten years practicing in mental health settings. Ms. Covington has practiced on the DBT team for over a year at Wake Kendall. Prior to joining the WKG, Ms. Covington was responsible for implementing DBT STEPS-A (Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Skills for Training Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents) at a boarding school for at-risk youth in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Ms. Covington worked at a residential treatment facility for adolescents, where she conducted and published peer reviewed journal articles on the effectiveness of DBT. In this role, she also co-facilitated DBT group skills training. Ms. Covington has worked extensively with adolescents who have experienced trauma, cognitive difficulties, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. She also works collaboratively with parents to facilitate behavioral change and provide continuity of care. Ms. Covington's approach to treatment is genuine, collaborative, and she prides herself on promoting change by showing care and concern. Ms. Covington earned her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her B.A. in Sociology from Howard University.

Ms. Covington practices in DC and MD under the license of an LPC.

Geraldine De La Rosa-Lopes, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Psychologist

gdelarosalopes@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 60

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adolescents, adults, groups)

Dr. Geraldine De La Rosa-Lopes has years of experience working with individuals across the age range, settings, and levels of care. Dr. De La Rosa uses an integrative approach, drawing from her strong background in empirically-supported therapies to treat mood and anxiety disorders, chronic pain conditions, and adjustment difficulties. She is intensively trained in the application of enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of eating and comorbid disorders. She has additional experience treating trauma and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. De La Rosa received a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America and a B.S. from Trinity College. She completed a predoctoral internship in Health Psychology at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at Sheppard Pratt’s Center for Eating Disorders’ inpatient, partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

Dr. De La Rosa is licensed to practice in DC and MD and is also authorized to provide tele psychological services in PSYPACT-participating jurisdictions. Dr. De La Rosa offers services in English and Spanish. She is also proficient in Portuguese.

Chelsea Drumheller, MSW, LCSW

(she/her)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

cdrumheller@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 45

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adolescents, adults, groups)

Chelsea Drumheller recently joined Wake Kendall after working for several years as a psychotherapist in community mental health and private practice in Los Angeles. Her areas of focus include emotion dysregulation, relationship problems, depression, and adjusting to life changes and transitions. She uses behavioral and/or cognitive behavioral approaches to help clients find balance, build, and maintain relationships, and develop skills to help them improve their lives. She was first trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy during her graduate studies by Harbor UCLA. She is also certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and intensively trained in Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT). Ms. Drumheller received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. As a graduate student, she received the prestigious Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health stipend, honoring her commitment as a bilingual therapist to providing culturally competent mental health services in under-resourced areas of Los Angeles. She graduated with her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Drumheller is licensed to practice in DC, VA, MD, and CA. Ms. Drumheller offers services in English and Spanish.

Sunita Duggal, Ph.D.

(she/hers)

Partner

Psychologist

sduggal@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 17

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adults, parent work, groups)

Dr. Sunita Duggal has over 20 years of experience working with adults and adolescents at the Wake Kendall Group. Dr. Duggal’s areas of focus range from emotion regulation issues (including anxiety, mood disorders, and borderline personality disorder) to parenting challenges, relationship difficulties, and problems relating to life transitions. Dr. Duggal’s general approach is eclectic, using both cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques as well as more insight-oriented approaches, emphasizing the influence of early experience on development. Dr. Duggal is a strong believer in mind-body approaches, and she has completed yoga teacher training in addition to many years of yoga practice. Mindfulness is an important aspect of her work with clients. Dr. Duggal received a Ph.D. from the joint program in Child Development and Adult Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from Williams College. She completed a postdoctoral internship at the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic.

Dr. Duggal is licensed to practice in DC and MD and is also authorized to provide telepsychology services in PSYPACT-participating jurisdictions.

Margaret Feerick, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Psychologist

mfeerick@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 68

Areas of clinical practice:therapy (children, adolescents, adults, groups); neuropsychological testing

Dr. Margaret Feerick has more than 20 years experience as a researcher, program director, and clinician. She has expertise in child and adolescent development, assessment, and implementing evidence-based treatments. Dr. Feerick completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and leads skills training groups for adolescents and adults. Her approach to therapy is integrative, influenced by attachment theory and interpersonal approaches to psychotherapy, while also incorporating techniques from a variety of evidence-based treatments including cognitive and behavioral therapies. Dr. Feerick has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and co-edited two books related to children and families. Dr. Feerick received a Ph.D. from Cornell University, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Barnard College. She completed a clinical internship specializing in adolescent assessment and therapy at the DC Superior Court Child Guidance Clinic, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Feerick is licensed to practice in DC, MD, and VA.

Elyse Frank, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Psychological Associate

efrank@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 35

Areas of clinical practice:therapy (child, adolescent); neuropsychological testing

Dr. Elyse Frank recently joined Wake Kendall following her graduate studies where she has experience working in schools, community mental health and hospital-based outpatient clinics providing both therapy and psychoeducation evaluations. She uses client centered and cognitive behavioral approaches. Her areas of interest include emotion dysregulation, learning disorders, anxiety, depression and self-esteem. Dr. Frank received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Columbia University. She completed a predoctoral internship at ANDRUS, a community mental health outpatient center where she provided trauma-informed therapy for children and adolescents. She graduated with her B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Frank is licensed to practice in DC.

Margo Genderson, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Psychologist

mgenderson@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 22

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adolescents, adults)

Dr. Margo Genderson has over a decade of experience working with adolescents and adults at the Wake Kendall Group. She has a strong background in providing evidence-based treatments to help clients achieve meaningful insight and change. Her practice focuses on supporting individuals presenting with a broad range of concerns, including emotion regulation issues, trauma-related disorders, relationship difficulties, and other life stressors and challenges. Dr. Genderson has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders and has co-authored two books: Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Therapist Guides and Patient Manual and Management of Mental Disorders: 5th Edition. Dr. Genderson received a Ph.D. from Boston University and a B.A. from Emory University. She completed a predoctoral internship at the Baltimore Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and a postdoctoral position at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Genderson is licensed to practice in DC and is also authorized to provide telepsychology services in PSYPACT-participating jurisdictions.

Lisa Isenman, MA

(she/her)

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

lisenman@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 70

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adolescent, adults, couples)

Lisa Isenman recently joined the Wake Kendall Group after seeing adults, adolescents and couples in a private practice in Maryland. Previously, she lived and worked around the world and has decades of experience working with older adolescents and their families from a range of cultures. Taking a collaborative, proactive, and strengths-based approach, Ms. Isenman helps clients both identify goals and create an individualized plan to achieve them. She supports clients presenting with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relational and transitional issues. Ms. Isenman approaches therapy issues from a psychodynamic framework with evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and the Gottman Method for couples therapy. Ms. Isenman received an MA in Counseling from Northwestern University, an MA from Columbia University, and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. Following her commitment to multicultural counseling and advocacy, she serves as an executive officer and communications chair for the International Association for Counselling.

Ms. Isenman is licensed to practice in DC and MD.

Anne Kendall, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Partner

Psychologist

akendall@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 12

Areas of clinical practice:therapy (children, adolescents, adults, families, couples)

Dr. Anne Kendall has been a psychologist for over three decades and was one of the founding members of The Wake Kendall Group. Dr. Kendall’s areas of interest range from child to adult development with a particular focus on learning problems and the treatment of severe mood disorders. In Dr. Kendall’s psychology practice, she enjoys child and adolescent therapy, couples therapy, family therapy and parenting work. Dr. Kendall adapted her deep knowledge of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to co-author the book Effective Parenting for the Hard-to-Manage Child, which gives parents strategies to better manage easily dysregulated children. Dr. Kendall’s practice is influenced by the principles of DBT, with its focus on structured behavioral interventions to change behavior, and by emotion-focused therapy (EFT) in her work with couples. Dr. Kendall has taught Abnormal Psychology at the college level and The Psychology of Parenting Adult Children in a continuing education program for adults. Dr. Kendall received a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Teaching (M.A.T.) from Wesleyan University, and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.

Dr. Kendall is licensed to practice in DC and MD.

Kelly Klein, M.A.

(she/her)

Doctoral Extern

kklein@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 69

Areas of clinical practice:therapy (adults, groups)

Kelly Klein is a pre-doctoral graduate student completing the Wake Kendall Group's externship training program in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). In addition to intensive training in DBT, Ms. Klein is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches and has worked with adolescents in a hospital-based residential DBT program. As part of her graduate studies in the Interpersonal Emotion Lab at American University (AU), Ms. Klein is actively involved in clinical research examining transdiagnostic mechanisms, such as identity disturbance and emotion dysregulation, that play a role in the maintenance of suicidal behaviors and interpersonal distress across personality and mood disorders. She also manages the collection of EMA data in adolescents with anxiety and depression at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She is receiving her Masters in Psychology from AU in the coming months and is in pursuit of her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from AU. She completed her B.S. in psychology at Pennsylvania State University.

As a trainee, Ms. Klein practices under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Mintz.

Sarah Mintz, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Partner

Psychologist

smintz@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 25

Areas of clinical practice:therapy (adults, groups)

Dr. Sarah Mintz has spent over a decade at the Wake Kendall Group helping adults address diverse therapy goals. Trained in psychodynamic, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies, she prioritizes careful listening and assessment tailored to each individual's needs within a context of cultural humility. Dr. Mintz has completed intensive training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as DBT-PE and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) Certified ClinicianTM. Dr. Mintz treats a broad range of concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, early psychosis, trauma/complex trauma, navigating life transitions, and relationship difficulties. She also welcomes clients seeking to change longstanding patterns in their lives or to address internal obstacles to growth. Dr. Mintz received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and an AB from Princeton University. She completed a predoctoral internship in adult psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a postdoctoral fellowship in inpatient psychiatry at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC.

Dr. Mintz is licensed to practice in DC and MD and is also authorized to provide telepsychology services in PSYPACT-participating jurisdictions.

Katherine Nitz, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Partner

Psychologist

knitz@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 24

Areas of clinical practice:neuropsychological testing, admissions testing

Dr. Katherine (Kathy) Nitz has over 20 years of experience specializing in comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment as well as admissions testing for independent schools. She works with clients as young as three years old through young adulthood and customizes evaluations to meet her client’s needs. With each evaluation, Dr. Nitz strives to explain the underlying factors interfering with success, highlights her clients’ strengths, and assists children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and teachers with specific recommendations, resources, and next steps. She has expertise in learning disorders, ADHD, executive functioning, as well as behavioral, emotional, and social functioning. Prior to joining The Wake Kendall Group in 1999, Dr. Nitz worked in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine specializing in psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents and at Children’s Hospital – San Diego in the Department of Trauma. Dr. Nitz received a Ph.D. from George Washington University, M.S. from The Pennsylvania State University, and B.A. from Kent State University

Dr. Nitz is licensed to practice in DC and MD.

Megan Rave Lankenau, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Psychologist

mrave@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 34

Areas of clinical practice:therapy (adults, couples, groups)

Dr. Megan Rave has over 15 years of experience as a psychologist. She has been practicing with the Wake Kendall Group since 2020. She is interested in helping clients with issues related to anxiety, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Prolonged Exposure. Dr. Rave also incorporates mindfulness and acceptance strategies into her work. Her areas of expertise include Anxiety Disorders as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Rave received her Ph.D. from George Mason University and her M.A. from New York University. She completed her postdoctoral residency where she specialized in military trauma/PTSD at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She then became a Staff Psychologist at the Washington VA Medical Center, where she worked in the Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinic, with the Trauma Recovery Program, and was the Women’s Sexual Trauma Coordinator. She also has spent a number of years conducting Compensation and Pension exams for veterans.

Dr. Rave is licensed to practice in DC, MD and VA and is also authorized to provide telepsychology services in PSYPACT-participating jurisdictions.

Olga Revzina, M.A.

(she/her)

Doctoral Extern

orevzina@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 47

Areas of clinical practice: (adults, groups)

Olga Revzina is a pre-doctoral graduate student completing the Wake Kendall Group's three-year externship training program in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). In addition to intensive training in DBT, Ms. Revzina is trained in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapy approaches and has worked with children and adults in outpatient and hospital-based settings. As part of her graduate studies in the Depression & Suicide Cognitions Lab at The Catholic University of America (CUA), Ms. Revzina is actively involved in clinical research examining reinforcing factors for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors with a focus on the experiences of LGBTQIA individuals. She also manages the collection of neuroimaging data in youth with anxiety and depression at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She received her Masters in Psychology from CUA and is currently working on earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Children, Families, and Culture. She completed her B.A. in Psychology & Religious Studies at Bates College.

As a trainee, Ms. Revzina practices under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Mintz.

Jenna Weintraub, LICSW, LCSW

(she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

jweintraub@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 26

Areas of clinical practice: therapy (adolescents, adults, groups)

Jenna Weintraub recently joined the Wake Kendall Group after working at a comprehensive DBT practice in Virginia. Her areas of focus are eating disorders, body image/self-esteem, mood disorders, emotion dysregulation, and substance abuse. Ms. Weintraub has completed extensive training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and she is currently training in Maudsley Family Based Treatment for anorexia. She emphasizes a collaborative, empathic relationship to help clients build a life worth living . Ms. Weintraub has had experience working in varied clinical settings including at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, where she worked with veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, at a residential program for young adults, and at an intensive outpatient program for substance use disorders.. Ms. Weintraub received her MSW and BA from the University of Michigan and completed her clinical internship at the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
Ms. Weintraub is licensed to practice in DC and VA.

Kimberly Wolfe, LICSW/LCSW-C

(she/her)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

kwolfe@wakekendall.com
202-686-7699 ext. 67

Areas of clinical practice:therapy (adolescents, adults, couples, parent work, groups)

Ms. Wolfe has an integrative, eclectic approach to therapy tailored to individual client’s needs. She has been in practice for over 25 years in a range of mental health settings including inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, partial hospitalization, and numerous rehabilitation settings. Ms. Wolfe has intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has been a member of the DBT team at Wake Kendall since 2013. She has additional experience with the transdiagnostic treatment approach of anxiety disorders, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, DBT Prolonged Exposure (PE) that informs her trauma work, and Imago and Emotion Focused Therapy that informs her couples work. Ms. Wolfe has specific experience with blended families and issues surrounding separation and divorce and an interest in conflict resolution and anger management. She received both her BSW and MSW in Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health from University of Maryland.

Ms. Wolfe is licensed to practice in DC and MD.

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