Whitney Noftsier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Whitney strongly believes in the healing power of relationships, in life and in therapy. She works collaboratively with each client to cultivate safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship. She engages with clients using compassion and empathy to understand their unique circumstances that bring them to therapy. Whitney brings a trauma-informed approach to help clients develop greater insight into the ways their life experiences impact their current challenges and create meaningful change.
Whitney has worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families in a variety of settings including schools, home-based programs, outpatient mental health agencies, and military installations. She has extensive experience treating issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship issues, substance use, and grief. She embraces the uniqueness of each client and tailors therapy to meet the needs of each person, couple, or family. Whitney believes in the importance of cultural competence and continually takes steps to improve awareness and understanding of how racial identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and cultural and religious affiliations play an important role in clients lives and experiences.
Whitney uses an eclectic approach drawing from her training in several evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness-based therapies. She believes in the inherent strengths of every person, and works alongside her clients to identify, enhance, and apply skills, old and new, to reach their goals.
Whitney is committed to professional growth and ongoing education. She regularly participates in trainings to enhance her skills and knowledge. Whitney has completed advanced clinical training in trauma treatment, perinatal mental health, and couples therapy.
Memberships and Associations
Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)