Class Notes 2018

November 17, 2018

Julie Bindeman, PsyD ’04, is the co-director of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington, which just moved office spaces. The practice supports people of all ages and stages as they grow and change to be the people they want to be.

Kiera Boyle-Toledo, PsyD ’13, is currently a licensed psychologist working with children and families at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island. She will move to Ecuador with her husband to teach and supervise psychology students at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2019.

Rebecca (Stein) Branda, PsyD ’18, is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. She treats adults in individual and couples therapy at the institute. She also teaches and engages in research at the university.

Joshua DeSilva, PsyD ’16, is a licensed clinical psychologist and coordinator of group therapy and psychological assessment at Old Dominion University. He is enjoying being a part of a training program.

Dana Grasso, PsyD ’06, and the WPA team are happy to report ongoing collaboration with GW students across campuses, disciplines and degree programs to use psychological tests and measures to support rewarding learning and life experiences.

Kimberly Holton, PsyD ’14, is currently serving as an active duty U.S. Navy lieutenant aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush as the ship's psychologist.

Leslie Klein, PsyD ’15, is working at a group practice in Georgetown doing therapy and assessments, as well as working at the Lodge School, a therapeutic milieu school for students with severe emotional disabilities. In addition, she continues to supervise GW PsyD students.

Jaclyn Lopez Witmer, PsyD ’16, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York at Therapy Group of Manhattan. Her office is located in the Financial District.

Gregory Pearson, PsyD ’11, is a psychologist at House of Ruth's Domestic Violence Support Center in Washington, D.C. He also leads a process group at N Street Village, and is on a subcommittee advising the D.C. Board of Psychology on regulations for psychologists.

Adam Pletter, PsyD ’01, works at a full time child & family private practice in Bethesda, Md. He also founded and runs iParent 101, LLC, where he writes and speaks nationally about parenting in the digital age.

Diane Reis, PsyD ’07, is in private practice in Washington, D.C., working with adults in individual and couple's therapy. She has offices at Van Ness and Capitol Hill and also supervises and teaches graduate psychology students at GW and Catholic University.

Samuel Salamon, PsyD ’18, completed a reworked version of his major area paper, “Insight and Responsibility: A Psychodynamic-Existential Approach to Psychotherapy.” It has been accepted for publication by The Humanistic Psychologist (APA Division 32's journal).

Lara Sheehi, PsyD ’10, is the secretary-elect of the American Psychological Association's Div. 39 (Psychoanalysis). She is co-author of the forthcoming book, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Theories and Practice of Psychoanalysis in Palestine (Routledge).

Angela Termini, PsyD ’18, after graduating, relocated to the beach to be near her family, and help care for her mom who was diagnosed with Post Cortical Atrophy in 2016 #raiseawarenessPCA. She is preparing for the EPPP, and is planning her wedding to Bill!

Rekha Varghese, PsyD ’17,  is a staff psychologist at The Catholic University of America.

Alex Yufik, PsyD ‘02, is board certified in forensic psychology. He conducts forensic evaluations for state, local and federal government. He lives and works in Los Angeles, Calif.