Lisa Moscatiello, Psy.D.

I believe that many people enter psychotherapy because the ways in which they have been managing their pain are no longer working. Many people seek therapy because they have become disconnected from their true sense of self and no longer feel authentic. My goal as a therapist is to help you to claim a deeper level of self-understanding, genuine intimacy with others, and a sense of purpose and agency in life.

Change can be difficult simply because we fear the unknown. A relationship with a therapist can provide a place of acceptance and safety from which to explore new ways of thinking and behaving. My approach is collaborative, engaged, and empathetic, and I am mindful of the impact of individual and collective trauma, including racial and cultural discrimination. My theoretical background is psychodynamic, and I incorporate techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.

I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University. I did my practicum training at Howard University Counseling Service and completed an internship with the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program, where I worked at Wichita State University Counseling Service and Prairie View psychiatric hospital in Newton, KS. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University Counseling and Psychological Services. My clinical supervisor is Kristi Hall, Psy.D.

I was born and raised in Northern Virginia and now live in suburban Maryland with my partner. I identify as white, cisgender, and gay. I have an M.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College and a B.A. in history from Yale University. In prior careers, I have been a professional singer and a federal employee at the Library of Congress.

Location: Silver Spring Office

My specialty areas include:
· Career burnout
· Student concerns (academic stress, social isolation)
· Stage of life issues (quarterlife, midlife)
· LGBTQ issues
· ADHD
· Individuals working in the arts

Experience with:
· Trauma/PTSD
· Autism spectrum
· Mood disorders
· Personality disorders

Jacquelyne “Jackie” Gordon, LCPC

As a clinician, I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship, meeting people where they are and the use of a collaborative approach to help clients reach their therapeutic goals. I have an open, client- centered, supportive and eclectic style and enjoy helping people work through and manage life events, transitions and stressors. I believe in providing a safe space and therapeutic support so that clients can grow and become better versions of themselves.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in and a Bachelor of Science from Towson University.

Prior to joining Re-New Psychological Services I have worked in outpatient therapy, private practice, school setting/special education, hospice and a substance abuse inpatient program.

Location: Silver Spring Office

My specialty areas include:
• Adjustment/life transitions
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Women’s issues
• LGBTQ+ affirming care
• Trauma and Trauma informed care
• Mindfulness
• Relationship issues
• Separation/divorce
• Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nancy Zhang, LGPC

I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland. I have a
Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Clinical Mental
Health Counseling from the George Washington University.

I have experience working with clients with mood disorders (depression, persistent depressive
disorder), anxiety, sociocultural issues (bicultural/multicultural concerns, acculturation stress),
unprocessed loss, and pervasive concerns in academic performance or interpersonal
relationships. I am also fluent in both Mandarin and English.

I take an eclectic approach, as I incorporate elements from Person Centered, Cognitive Theory
(CT) and Schema Therapy (ST) into sessions. I incorporate cultural humility into practice, in
which I make a continuous effort to learn about various cultures and cultural perspectives, utilize
culturally appropriate approaches, and hold a humble awareness that I will never be able to know
all there is about other cultures. I also work to personalize treatment to clients’ individual needs.

I view counseling as a collaborative process. First and foremost, I see my primary role is in
assisting and providing unconditional support for my clients as we embark on a journey toward
growth, self-awareness, and healing. While I will assist my clients in identifying, assessing
issues and setting reasonable, practical, achievable goals, I believe it is ultimately up to the client
to implement the plan into action. In addition, I strive in my practice to create a safe,
compassionate, nonjudgmental, genuine, supportive environment where exploration, growth, and
healing can take place.

Specialty Areas:
• Anxiety
• Mood Disorders (Depression, Dysthymia)
• Acculturation Concerns
• Self-Worth
• Life Transitions

Other Areas of Experience
• Sociocultural Concerns
• Emotional Expression
• Interpersonal Relationship Issues
• Academic Stress

Kristi G. Hall, Psy.D.

I am a graduate of Argosy University’s American School of Professional Psychology. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. My vast psychological, forensic, and neuropsychological expertise serves as a strong foundation to assist clients with their assessment and treatment needs. My training and experience cover the developmental lifespan from assessing and treating young children with behavioral and learning problems to conducting capacity evaluations for geriatric clients.

I am a strong advocate for a holistic proactive approach to wellness. Thus, I am also able to assist individuals who want to focus on lifestyle issues including weight loss, stress management, and fitness. My approach to therapy is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

As an occasional adjunct professor and perpetual student of learning, I remain well-informed of the evidence-based practices in all my areas of interests. I look forward to hearing from you and establishing a collaborative partnership to meet your needs.

Location: Silver Spring

My specialty areas include:

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss