Maria Loreto received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology at Diego Portales University in Chile. Her postgraduate studies include a training program in psychodynamic therapy for children and adolescents, a certificate program in play therapy, and a certificate program in relational psychoanalysis for children and adolescents.
Maria has spent the vast majority of her career, which spans 20 years, in Chile, where she worked in diverse organizations as well as in her private practice. She lived in the Washington, DC area from 2004 to 2008, where she had the opportunity to work in a school environment and in a community clinic. She is excited about being back in the Washington, DC area and continuing her practice here.
Laurence has a dual training in France as a clinical psychologist and in the U.S. as a clinical social worker. She is licensed in Maryland and DC. She obtained a masters degree at the Ecole des Psychologues Praticiens in Paris. She also has a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
She has practiced as clinician for over thirty years. Laurence has worked with very young children, elementary, middle school and high school children, and adults in group and couple therapy settings. She has extensive international experience providing therapy services to national and international populations in France, the U.S., Vietnam, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire. She is bilingual, French and English.
Caroline Poirrier holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of
Maryland and is licensed in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She works with adults and adolescents on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity, relationships, transitions and stressors, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and trauma. She has experience providing clinical care in agency and private practice settings.
Caroline was born and raised in Europe, is fluent in English and French, and has lived and traveled in several countries in Asia, the Americas and Africa. Prior to becoming a therapist, she spent more than a decade working with organizations committed to enhancing people’s education, health, and rights at the policy level.