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Carol K. Stewart, MSW, NCC, LCPC, PhD

Carol is a licensed mental health and pastoral counselor. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University in 2000. She completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Pastoral Counseling and her doctorate in Pastoral Counseling, Counselor Education and Training from Loyola University Maryland. Practicing since: 2000 Issues: trauma, moral injury, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety Special populations served: military, adults, adolescents, individuals, couples, families Disorders served: trauma, EMDR, moral injury, PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, spiritual challenges.

Carol’s experience includes counseling individual adults and adolescents, couples, and families. She has worked with clients in numerous venues including the Army Chaplaincy Family Life Centers and the Alexandria, Virginia Department of Social Services. She has over 10 years of experience in child welfare having worked for the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Federal Office of Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN). She served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), advocating for children in the foster care system. She also served as the Chaplaincy Fellow for the Henry Jackson Foundation on the Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research (CPR) Initiative at Uniformed Services University.Carol believes that attention to one’s spirituality (in whatever manner the client defines it) is an important component of physical and mental health. Using a combination of clinical and/or spiritual approaches, she seeks to journey with her clients as they work toward deeper self- understanding. Her goal is the creation of a safe space, open to grace, in which clients can explore obstacles to healing as well as tap into available physical, mental, and spiritual resources to strengthen health and resilience. She is also a military wife and military mom who is sensitive to the unique challenges faced by those dedicated to the service of our country.