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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, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related conditions in children and adults and utilizes a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach, including exposure/response prevention (E/RP) for OCD. 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, Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death (Magination Press/APA), a self-help book for children ages 2-3 who have experienced the death of a loved one, A Perfectionist’s Guide to Not Being Perfect (Magination Press/APA), a self-help book for teens ages 13-18 who are struggling with perfectionism, and Kid Confident #1: How to Manage Your Social Power in Middle School (Magination Press/APA) which is for middle schoolers ages 11-14, part of the Kid Confident: Middle Grade Shelf Help book series for which she is the series editor.

Silvi Guerra, Psy.D.

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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 disorder 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.

 

Dr. Silvi is the author of Kid Confident #3: How to Handle Stress for Middle School Success (Magination Press/APA), part of the Kid Confident: Middle Grade Shelf Help book series.

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.

 

Dr. Pozzatti is the co-author of Kid Confident #4: How to Navigate Middle School (Magination Press/APA), part of the Kid Confident: Middle Grade Shelf Help book series.

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Stephanie Sicard, LCSW-C

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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.

Dayna Siegel, LMSW

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Dayna Siegel, LMSW, is a licensed master social worker with a strong clinical background in treating children, teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, ADHD, and OCD. Dayna has a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Tulane University. 


Dayna has a wide range of experience working with diverse clients through her clinical field placements. Dayna worked on the child and family mental health team at Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) where she conducted individual psychotherapy by utilizing methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Prior to this experience, Dayna worked at Center City Public Charter School in Washington, DC, under the school social worker, where she led individual and group counseling sessions. She worked with students on managing anxiety, improving social-emotional skills, and strengthening self-esteem.

Dayna has a natural ability to connect with her clients and create an environment that is

warm, engaging, and authentic. She prides herself on taking a client-centered, strengths-based approach. Dayna understands that people are the experts of themselves and through the guidance of therapy, one can reach their goals. Dayna utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP) to treat anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her strong work ethic leads her to consistently engage in various trainings and lectures that expand her clinical “toolbox” and ensure that she is up-to-date with the most empirically-supported approaches.

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