Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Joli Fekeci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Virginia and graduate clinical social work degree at Catholic University. Ms Fekeci’s training was in psychodynamic psychotherapy which she uses in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral techniques. Over the last 35 years she has worked as a therapist in outpatient, inpatient and community mental health agencies. Ms Fekeci has worked in the practice for close to 20 years providing individual psychotherapy. She has experience working with clients who have symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADD/ADHD.
“I am a licensed clinical social worker and have worked in the mental health field since the early 1980’s. I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia and my Master of Social Work degree from Catholic University, specializing in adult individual therapy. As a social worker, I utilize a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment, which involves looking at health, mental health and social issues affecting your life. I emphasize client self-determination, which means that you directly set your goals for therapy. Therapy then becomes a process that explores what you are feeling, thinking, and doing in your day-to-day life. The purpose is to identify and maximize your strengths, and make any desired changes in order to meet your goals. Past issues and patterns of behavior are addressed as they relate to your goals in the present.
I have experienced working with a variety of client concerns, including relationship issues, self esteem issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. As a former executive at a social service agency, I also have experience supervising, managing and motivating employees which can be helpful if you are having work-related concerns. Over the years I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential and community mental health agencies. My experience has primarily been working with adults. I also co facilitate a support group for teenage girls at our neighborhood school. This group focuses on drug and alcohol use prevention and building self-esteem and resilience. I have experience with teenage boys as well as my own!”