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Sometimes we just need a safe space to collect our thoughts, name our hurts, explore our desires and work through our fears. I can offer you a space of hope and reprieve. Together, you and I, will work through the anxiety and sadness that is overshadowing your life, which is not allowing you to live the full and authentic life that you desire. 

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 depressionanxiety, trauma, 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. Additionally, she incorporates mindfulness practice techniques and eastern philosophy throughout the therapeutic process. This includes using breath work, sound and the use of asana (positions) to help clients, who are experiencing anxiety or depression, to cope better.  Please scroll to "More" on the menu page to read about Somatic Experiencing and Life Force Yoga, which is used by Ms. Essig when teaching people how to re-work trauma and self regulate. 

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

  • Individual for Young Adults & Adults

  • Groups

  • Web-based Psychotherapy available via HIPPA compliant. Confidential and secure.

  • Grief & Loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life transitions

  • Infertility

  • Relationship Issues

  • Work Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Clinical Supervision for LCSW Candidates

  • Speaking Engagements & Presentations

  • Specialist as a Critical Incident Responder with R3 Continuum formerly known as Crisis Care Network

  • Member of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)with the R3 Continuum also known as Crisis Care Network

  • Professional Consulation

  • Clinical Education

  • Community Resource 

  • Collaboration & 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

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Somatic Experiencing®  Practitioner (SEP)

  • LifeForce® Yoga Practioner Level I 

  • Advaned Certified

      Hospice & Palliative

      Care Social Worker


  • Group Crisis Intervention Specialist via 

       the International Critical            Incident Stress  Foundation

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

  • National Association of Social Workers

       (NASW, NASW-VA)

  • Greater Washington Society of  Clinical Social Workers

  • Disaster Assistance 

       Response Team