Jane Slomski, MSW, LCSW (she/her)

Therapist & Practice Owner
Professional photo of Jane Slomski, LCSW

Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Madison University and my Masters in Social Work with a clinical concentration from The Catholic University of America. I am a member of Psi Chi: The  National Honor Society in Psychology. 

I have worked extensively in community health, outpatient mental health care, and school settings, treating anxiety, depression, and trauma in diverse populations. I believe that the purpose of psychotherapy is to partner with you to create a place where you can feel safe to explore your deepest emotions and solve the problems that are keeping you from happiness and success. I specialize in providing person-centred cognitive-behavioral interventions to children, adolescents and adults, addressing relationship problems, family concerns,  peer pressure, social anxiety,  work/school stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, and improving self-esteem.   I recognize that no two people are the same and everyone responds to life’s challenges in their own way.

Research shows that having a positive relationship with a therapist is one of the most important factors that predicts the success of psychotherapy. I strive to develop therapeutic relationships with clients that are based on mutual trust and respect, listen to clients with empathy and compassion, honor my clients’ diverse emotions and experiences, and collaborate with clients to achieve their personal goals.

Prior to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I spent the first 15 years of my work-life in two large veterinary practices owned by my family, working my way from kennel attendant, to receptionist, to administrative assistant. I became intimately familiar with the mental health needs of the veterinary community- both professionals, and clients. I decided to combine my experience in mental health with my experience in veterinary medicine and I’m currently completing a post-graduate certification in Veterinary Social Work at The Center for Veterinary Social Work – University of Tennessee Knoxville so that I can support the mental health needs of veterinarians and staff and honor the community of professionals I was raised in.

More About Me: I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. I returned to the Fairfax area after my undergraduate studies to attend graduate school in DC because I love the diversity of the DC Metro area. I am Mom to one daughter, one dog, four cats, and a betta fish. In my free time, I enjoy reading a good book, volunteering with animals, and exploring the Metro DC area with friends and family.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. I look forward to talking with you.

Virginia Licensed Clinical Social Worker License No. 0904010917