Allison Winoker

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Masters in Social Work (MD)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NY)

Potomac, MD

About Me

"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." Victor Hugo, Les Miserables 

Through this medium, I am able to offer online therapy sessions for children and adults. If you have any questions about how online therapy works, or how it differs from traditional in-person therapy, please feel free to use the Messaging feature on the left to contact me with your questions.  

My practice operates through secure videoconferencing. Simply use the Request Me button on the left and create a free Inpathy account. You, or your family members can then connect with me using only your laptop and webcam. I offer flexible scheduling because I know how difficult it can be to find time to take care of yourself in a busy day. I offer a safe, therapeutic space from the comfort of your own home.

Seeking therapy for yourself may not be easy, but it is an important step in the right direction for you and your family.  By using a strength based approach and providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment, my goal is to help you navigate life's difficulties by developing positive thinking patterns and coping skills.   My clients are of all ages and backgrounds, most trying to cope with the stressors of modern day life such as parenting and other family issues, life transtions, work and friends.

After living in NY metropolitian area for most of my life, I moved to Maryland 3 years ago.  Currently, I live in surburban Maryland with my husband and two children. I have experience working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.  I enjoy my family time, exploring new places and meeting people. 

I have hours in the morning, afternoon or evening depending on your schedule.  I am available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and some Fridays.  Please message me so we can figure out a time that works with your schedule.  

 

*Sliding scale available

 

Qualifications

Experience

I have been working as a clinical social worker for approximately 10 years. My experience includes working people from many different cultures and backgrounds.  In addition to working at  a commmunity mental health centers, I have worked with children and adults at schools and hospitals.   Besides providing services via Inpathy, I am an associate at Maryland Integrative Counseling Associates in Rockville, Maryland. 

Short solution based  and long term therapies available. 

*Sliding scale available

 

Education

Post Masters Graduate Training NY Institute for Psychotherapy Training

MSW- Hunter School of Social Work of the City University of New York 

BA/BSW- Universty of Wisconsin at Madison

 

 

Specialties

  • Anger Management
  • Autism spectrum disorders (child and adolescent)
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Brief Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Children with ADHD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy (child and adolescent)
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder