MEET OLIVIA YELLEN

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Olivia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, and individuals with autism across the lifespan.  She specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, emotional regulation, behavior management, and social skills. Olivia is also a Certified AutPlay Therapist, a specialized play therapy approach for working with children with autism, neurodivergent children and adolescents, and children with developmental disabilities. 

Olivia is dedicated to creating a therapeutic space where clients can feel comfortable, supported, and empowered. Her approach is strength-based and collaborative, often incorporating play to make sessions more engaging for younger clients. Olivia does not feel there is a “one size fits all” approach to therapy, and tailors’ treatment to the unique needs of each client. 

Olivia received her Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University and her Master’s degree in Social Work at Arizona State University. Olivia’s previous work experience includes working with children and families as a school social worker, and teaching job skills and social skills to adults with disabilities at a local non-profit. Olivia has extensive knowledge of resources available to families in schools and in the community. She has special interest in helping children and families navigate school related issues.  

When she is not working, Olivia enjoys spending time with her husband and son, being outside, and exploring the DMV area. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Anxiety

Depression

School related issues

Emotional regulation

Life Changes/Transitions