Whitney Noftsier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia, California, and North Carolina. She is a therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Whitney is passionate about helping clients identify, enhance, and apply their inherent skills and strengths to create meaningful change in their lives. Whitney works collaboratively with clients to identify goals and provides support on the path to healing. She approaches therapy with empathy, compassion, and creativity.
Whitney has experience working with individuals (both adolescents and adults), couples, and families, providing therapy in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health practices, schools and military environments. She works from a trauma-informed, systems perspective with all clients as they work toward healing. Her work with couples and families helps to improve communication and enhance supportive relationships, while working toward growth and healing. Having focused her master’s degree studies on trauma-informed family practice, Whitney understands the complex effects of trauma. She creates a safe and secure environment for clients to address underlying painful experiences to achieve lasting healing.
Embracing the uniqueness of each client, Whitney uses an eclectic approach to therapy, based on trauma-informed practice from a bottom up foundation. She incorporates a variety of evidence-based modalities and interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to support clients in overcoming depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, as well as trauma, relationship stress, self-harm, addiction, and life changes and transitions.
Whitney is committed to professional development and furthering her education. She actively participates in trainings and stays abreast of current research in the field.
Memberships and Associations
Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)