Carolyn Hoffmann, LGSW
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who have experienced relationship trauma. I also have a passion for working with adults and couples who feel stuck or overwhelmed by daily responsibilities and life transitions. I am a true believer in the therapeutic power of dialogue. Let’s face it, life can often be complex and messy, but with a supportive environment to talk things through, it can feel much easier to tackle. I strive to provide an inclusive, empathic, and non-judgmental space to really dig into managing your emotions and daily stressors as we work to nurture your positive personal relationships. I love being a supportive, consistent figure in the lives of my clients when they don’t have that already. I value modeling what trust and support can look like in your daily life.
My ultimate hope is to empower my clients to identify emotions so you can advocate for your needs in your daily life. I use a balance of listening and open-ended questions to really understand your life experiences. In my approach, I prioritize connection and reasonable expectations as we identify together what sustainable change means for you.
I utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered style to support my clients through difficult times. Because of this, I work best with clients who are interested in working on their self awareness to identify their strengths, areas for improvement, and goals.
Outside of therapy, I enjoy spending time with friends and family (including my dog!), traveling, and being active.
Clinical Degree: Licensed Master Social Worker (Maryland) and Licensed Graduate Social Worker (DC)
Additional Trainings: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Play Therapy
Availability: I am accepting new clients at this time for both in person and virtual sessions