Isabella Scapini-Burrell, LCSW-C, R-DMT
Isabella obtained her Master of Social Work and Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Hunter College in New York City, in 1994. Her early clinical work focused on the treatment of young children diagnosed with ADHD and autism, in a therapeutic nursery setting. Subsequently, Isabella worked in outpatient clinics with children and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma and attachment issues. She has worked with MICA (Mentally Ill and Chemically Addicted) patients, with patients suffering from mood disorders, schizophrenia and PTSD in hospital outpatient day treatment settings. Throughout her clinical work, Isabella provided individual adult, child and couples’ psychotherapy and group psychotherapy as well as Dance/ Movement Therapy. She obtained postgraduate psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York City, NY. She held a private practice in New York City, NY until 2006 and in Annapolis, MD, since 2011.
Isabella's continued interest in psychoanalytic study and inquiry has supported her work. She has focused her postgraduate study on Object Relations, Interpersonal and Self Psychology, individual and couples’ work. During the past few years she has been studying Mindfulness and the interplay of Mindfulness, Self and Interpersonal Psychology. She continues to pursue the inquiry of what is the true nature of mind and the nature of illness and how painful emotional self-states, such as anxiety and depression, can be faced and worked through in order to move onto a freer, lighter, authentic experience of self.
Michelle Nnorom, LCPC
Michelle Nnorom graduated from Bellevue University in
Bellevue Nebraska with her Master's in Human Services with a focus in Mental
Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. Michelle also has an executive
certificate from Georgetown University focusing on expanding mental health
services across all systems in Maryland. She has extensive background in dealing
with anxiety, depression, ADHD and substance abuse for ages 10 and older.
Michelle has worked in a variety of settings from outpatient mental health for
people with Schizophrenia and Bi-polar as well as inpatient for adults.
Michelle previously oversaw a family therapy program for adolescents with ADHD,
anxiety, poor self-esteem, substance abuse and conduct disorder. She also has
her supervision certificate and provides clinical oversight and expertise to
Michelle utilizes multiple therapy techniques with a major focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also utilizes motivational interviewing, mindfulness and strength-based approaches in order to build on what people are already doing well. Michelle is currently pursuing her certification as a certified trauma therapist.