ABOUT R. JANE GOULD

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R. Jane Gould,

 

LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, MSW, M Phil

(She/Her/Hers or They/Them/Their)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in DC, MD, and VA

OFFICE LOCATION

New Address:

    2312 Mt Vernon Ave, #203

    Alexandria, VA 22301

   

 

Public Transportation:  Braddock Road    Free Bus to Del Ray

Parking:  Street parking usually available

Handicap access:  Yes

Office days and hours:  Friday, 9:00am–8:00pm

CONTACT

   Phone:  202.321.1057
   Email: 
jgould@lgbtc.com

DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

Have you struggled or been abused because you are different?

Do you think you are not good enough?

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY CAN HELP…

• You can learn versatility and adaptability in facing the challenges of everyday life, the intricacies of gender, or communicating with a partner with a history of trauma
• You can heal from deep trauma, from neglect to abuse, so you can be in charge of your life, and regain your authentic self
• You can access your deeper emotions and beliefs through journaling and art therapy.  
• You can heal and grow within the transformative alliance between client and therapist.

 

TRAUMA IS NOT VERBAL   

I use a variety of techniques that allow you to access and deal with the source of your distress in non-verbal ways.  I am experienced in working with trans issues; I am kink aware.  You can rely on my non-judgmental approach and total confidentiality and support.

 

ABOUT ME

I immigrated from the UK thirty-two years ago, and my life changed in ways I never expected. After years as teacher, mother, editor and writer, I decided to become a psychotherapist, a calling that uses all those skills and more. So back I went to school at the age of 50, and received my MSW from Catholic University in 1996. I began my career with an agency treating the chronically mentally ill and developmentally delayed; then joined a mobile crisis team. I came to Whitman-Walker Health in April 2002 to work with clients with histories of complex sexual, physical or emotional abuse.  I began my private practice in 1998, and intend to continue serving my clients for many years to come.

 

European cultural competence from living in London and Paris, widely traveled in Europe. Lifelong fascination with Asian cultures; Certified teacher of English as a Second Language, specializing in working with students from Japan.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Master of Social Work, Catholic University of America
Licensed Clinical Worker in DC, Maryland and Virginia
Certificate in Trauma Treatment from the University of Maryland
Certificate in Trauma Treatment II from the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy
Trauma Course from the International Society for the Study of Dissociation and Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) training
 

 

LANGUAGES

English

European cultural competence from living in London and Paris, widely traveled in Europe

Lifelong fascination with Asian cultures

Certified teacher of English as a Second Language, specializing in working with students from Japan

 

 

SPECIALTIES/PRACTICE

  • Trauma and sexual abuse/PTSD, including Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Transgender issues and transitioning

  • Severe and chronic mental illness; also in conjunction with developmental delays or autism 

 

 

PAYMENT POLICIES AND INSURANCE

My office will bill Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, or CIGNA on your behalf; you are responsible for any copayment at the time of service.  Otherwise I will submit your claim to your insurers for my services as an out of network provider; check with your insurance plan to verify reimbursement. You will be responsible for any amount not paid by your insurance.

 

 

AVAILABILITY

Open to new individual clients