Katie Jankowski, LMSW, LGSW, PhD

Katie Jankowski


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About Katie Jankowski, LMSW, LGSW, PhD

I know from personal experience how challenging being a new parent can be. There is no manual to parenthood. You may feel overwhelmed, isolated, anxious, or depressed. You may feel like you are struggling, and everyone else has it "more together" than you. You may want to talk about your emotions and struggles but feel like it is "taboo". I am here to tell you that you are not alone.

Maybe you are experiencing difficulties adjusting to the new roles, expectations, and identity of becoming a new parent. Maybe you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. You are not alone, and things can get better.

I adopt an empathic, strengths-based approach to therapy, and I draw from evidence-based interventions. In particular, I enjoy teaching clinical techniques based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and coping strategies that promote self-compassion, acceptance, and mindfulness. My goal is to help you develop your own personal toolkit, to help you persevere through difficult times, and to help you find joy and hope for the future. I offer both individual therapy and run a postpartum therapy group for parents experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. I also specialize in neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, Anxiety), and I hold a special place in my heart for supporting neurodivergent parents and parents of neurodivergent children. I also offer attachment-based parenting support.

I have a PhD in Developmental Psychology, an MSW in Clinical Social Work, and advanced clinical training in early childhood intervention/special education.

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Silver Spring MD Contact for more details.

Advanced Training

• PSI Perinatal Mental Health Certificate Course • PSI Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Course • PSI/2020 Mom Maternal Mental Health Certificate Course • CBT in the Perinatal Period • PhD in Developmental Psychology (University of Oregon) • Advanced Training in Special Education/Early Intervention (University of Oregon) • BHWISE (Behavioral Health Workforce Integration Service and Education) Fellowship • LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Fellowship