Lenée N. Essig, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Masters of Social Work from Florida State University. She also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Art Education. She has worked extensively with families facing issues related to death and dying and with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Her expertise extends to transitional loss, as well as primary and secondary crime victim recovery. 


Ms. Essig works with individuals and family members of all ages from a client centered, cognitive-behavioral, and somatic (body-centered) perspective.  She incorporates mindfullness practice techniques and eastern philosophy throughout the theraupetic process.  This includes her current training in using breath work, sound and the use of asana (positions) to help clients, who are experiencing anxiety or depression, to cope better.  Presently, Lenée is receiving training in Somatic Experiencing for trauma. 


Additional professional interests include spirituality and health, and sexual health education and advocacy.



Individual and Group Psychotherapy Services for Young Adults & Adults

Private Practice

Area of Specialties




Credentials &Training



  • National Association of Social


        (NASW, NASW-VA)

  • Greater Washington Society of

        Clinical Social Workers 


  • Disaster Assistance

        Response Team 



  • Licensed Clincal Social Worker


  • Somatic Experiencing®  Practitioner (SEP)

  • LifeForce® Yoga Practioner Level I 

  • Advaned Certified

      Hospice & Palliative

      Care Social Worker


  • Group Crisis Intervention Specialist via

      the Interntational Critical                  Incident Stress Foundation

  • Cogitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety via the Beck Institute for Cogntive Behavioral Therapy


  • Grief & Loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life transitions

  • Infertility

  • Relationship Issues

  • Work Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Crisis Counseling



  • Clinical Education

  • Community Resource

  • Collobration & Planning

  • Policy

  • Strategic Planning

  • Psycho-Social Interventions

  • Multi-Dimensional


  • Treatment Planning

  • Advocacy


  • Comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health servies to emergency response professions and other organizations


Healing Takes Courage, & We All Have Courage, Even If We Have To Dig A Little to Find It. ~ T. Amos