Ryan Schneider, Psy.D

Ryan Schneider is a bilingual clinician practicing in Washington, DC. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has received training in comprehensive psychological assessment and integrative individual, family, and group psychotherapy at various placements including Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Miami Veterans Administration Hospital, the Goodman Psychological Services Center, and at a large private practices in South Florida and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Schneider has extensive experience delivering services in English and Spanish to adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and veterans from diverse backgrounds who suffer from acute and chronic physical ailments and struggle with depression, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, substance abuse, stressful or important life transitions, losses, end of life issues, sleep disturbances, medical compliance issues, as well as difficulties managing and coping with a mental health diagnosis.

Kshipra Jain, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the DC metropolitan area, and a board-certified counselor (NCC). I graduated from Boston University School of Medicine with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine. I am currently a doctoral candidate of Counseling at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

My clinical experience consists of providing outpatient treatment to primarily young adults and adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, sociocultural issues, relationship issues, legal issues, substance use, and/or comorbid medical concerns. I am a strong advocate for those who are stigmatized due to their marginalized intersectional identities, such as LGBTQ+ folx, racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants/refugees/asylum-seekers, women, as well as individuals who endure socioeconomic disadvantages.

I strongly believe in creating a safe and welcoming space for individuals to feel comfortable enough to share their stories. My approach to therapy is collaborative, as I want my clients to feel seen and heard. I work from a person-centered, multicultural, and social justice lens, using techniques from CBT, narrative therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic, and others as needed. I am fluent in both English and Hindi.

Location: Thomas Circle Office Suite 520

My specialty areas include:
• LGBQ+ and Trans issues
• Sociocultural / sociopolitical issues
• Trauma/PTSD
• Anxiety and stress management
• Depression
• Self-esteem and self-compassion
• Life transitions (adjustment)

I also have experience with:
• Mindfulness
• Relationship Issues
• Grief and loss
• Addiction/Substance Abuse
• Poverty and homelessness
• Crisis Management

Heather Warnick, LPC

I received my M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. I am currently licensed as a professional counselor in the District of Columbia. My clinical experience includes working with clients to address mental health disorders, substance abuse, and family/relationship concerns.

My relationship with my clients is collaborative and non-judgmental. We will work together to set, pursue and attain goals. I encourage clients to take a compassionate and curious attitude towards their past, present, and future. As my clients work towards their goals, I strive to promote healthy self-care and values-oriented living practices to maintain mental wellness.

My approach to counseling is person-centered, strength-based, and incorporates elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Ultimately, however, my style is flexible and tailored to the unique needs of the individuals I serve.

Location: Thomas Circle Office Suite 520

My specialty areas include:
• Relationship concerns
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Stress management
• Substance Abuse
• Trauma

I also have experience with:
• Anger Management
• Eating disorders and body image
• Grief and loss

Anisley Valdes, LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. After receiving my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida, I pursued a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work with a mental health clinical focus.

My experience consists primarily of individual and group psychotherapy in outpatient mental health clinics and community service agencies. Additionally, I have provided therapeutic services, crisis stabilization, and case management services to adults and families involved with the District of Columbia’s behavioral health care system.

My therapeutic approach is client-centered and compassionate, using client’s strengths to find solutions that are manageable. I work collaboratively with clients to identify treatment goals that are attainable and sustainable over time. Whether clients are suffering from emotional struggles, work stress, relationship conflicts, or simply need someone to listen during a challenging life event, I can provide the care clients are seeking. I do that best by helping clients realize how they might be neglecting to appreciate the good that not only surrounds them, but is already within them. With that awareness I work with clients to empower them to discover that they do have all they need to become the person they wish to be.

I integrate modern psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral theories to assist clients in addressing their past and present challenges, while learning how to change their thinking and behaviors to tolerate distress and regulate their emotions. By incorporating interpersonal, behavioral, and mindfulness techniques clients are capable of achieving both quick symptom relief as well as long-lasting, meaningful change. I strive to help clients increase insight into their thoughts and behaviors, guide and support self-motivated changes, and assist in strengthening one’s self-esteem and resiliency. Working together, we uncover the negative self-messages and insecurities that fuel how fear (at times considered “false emotions appearing real”), anxiety, sadness, and others emotions can overshadow our strengths and dreams. Strengths and dreams are really important, because the therapeutic work is driven by what’s right about you as opposed to what’s not (yet).

Location: Thomas Circle Office 520

My specialty areas include:
• Depression and mood disorders
• Anxiety disorders and stress management
• Self Esteem
• Interpersonal and relationship concerns
• Life transitions and/or Adjustment Issues
• Family Conflict
• Identity Development/concerns
• Academic/Career-Life Balance

I also have experience with:
• Behavioral Issues
• Career Counseling
• Trauma and PTSD
• Substance Abuse

My theoretical approach is:
• Psychodynamic
• Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)

Aviella Snitman, PhD

I am a pre-licensed therapist, currently supervised by Dr. Krystal Stanley, Ph.D.  I am a graduate of Howard University’s doctoral program in Counseling Psychology, and am licensed as a Psychology Associate in Washington, D.C.  Prior to moving to D.C., I completed a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health Track) from Boston College in 2007.  Since then, I have been working under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals, with experience helping adults, emerging adults, and children with a variety of mental health concerns and backgrounds, both individually and in groups.

My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness frameworks, depending on my clients’ needs.  Through the lens of cultural humility, I also seek to understand the complexities and nuances of my clients’ experiences with nonjudgmental curiosity, empathy, and warmth.  I generally find it helpful to explore patterns of functioning and communication, both within and beyond conscious awareness, in order to empower my clients to make adaptive changes in their lives.  I believe providing positive coping skills to address immediate emotional distress is important, while providing insight-oriented interventions will help lay the groundwork for long-term growth and resilience.  Ultimately, my role is to ensure my clients feel heard and understood, which, in turn, will help them to realize their own strengths.

Location: Thomas Circle Office Suite 520

My specialty areas include:
• Depression and Mood Disorders
• Adjustment Issues
• Anxiety Disorders and Stress Management
• Identity Development
• Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
• Interpersonal Relationship Concerns
• Substance Abuse
• Family of Origin Concerns
• LGBTQ+ Concerns
• Trauma and Abuse Histories
• Career Counseling

Krystal Stanley, PhD

I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program, and I am licensed as a Psychologist in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and New York. At Re-New, I provide Clinical direction and support for all of the staff, and provide supervision for the pre-licensed therapists and Psychology Associates.

While I currently see a small caseload of long-term clients, I am no longer taking on new individual clients for therapy. I am, however, offering a series of psycho-educational workshops as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate. Check out Daring Entrepreneurs to learn more about my work with entrepreneurs and Daring in the District to learn more about workshop offerings for non-entrepreneurs. All current and prior Re-New clients are eligible for a 20% discount on the cost of the weekend intensive workshops, and friends of Re-New clients are eligible for a 10% discount on the cost of the weekend intensive workshops.