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Graduate Counseling Intern

Scott can be reached at 703.705.2326 or

Client Population
Adults, Adolescents
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindbody, Humanistic Theory, Strengths-based, Motivational Interviewing
Weekday, Evening

If you are seeking a therapist, it stands to reason you could use a hand with some challenge in your life. Whether it is depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, compulsive overeating, Borderline Personality Disorder, academic challenges, existential angst, or turmoil related to a loved one with any of these challenges, I would love to support you as you work through this interval. Forging a relationship with a mental health counselor can be one of the more significant relationships one creates in their life. I aim to listen in a way that makes you feel safe plumbing your emotional depths. I will point out things you have said and strengths you possess in the moments when you most need to be reminded of them. I hope to share the occasional insight that will make tackling challenges easier or at least enable you to see them in a different light. Bring your sense of humor. While this endeavor is one I take seriously, laughter can sometimes be the momentary vacation, from ourselves and our challenges, that we need.

Education, Credentials & Memberships

  • Graduate Counseling Intern practicing under the supervision of Steffanie Kelshaw, LPC, CSAC.
  • Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University
  • Member of Chi Sigma Iota honor society
  • Member of National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Member of American Counseling Association


More about me:

  • Originally from Livingston, NJ
  • Also called Burlington Vermont, Boston, and New York City home
  • Avid jogger, yoga practitioner Former VP at JP Morgan, and editor-in-chief of Afghan-American NGO in DC
  • Sopranos devotee, slowly learning to play the guitar.

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation or would like more information, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.