Ms. Melanie L Froemke, LCSW/LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT, e-RYT200


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I work across the lifespan to connect with individuals seeking the transformative power of therapy, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth. By developing a strong therapeutic relationship grounded in compassion and kindness, I create a safe and healing space for each client to explore insights, develop skills, process trauma, losses, and life transitions. It is my goal to allow each client to develop a stronger relationship with themselves – strengthening self-confidence, developing coping skills, processing traumas, grieving losses, honoring a sense of inner knowing, and finding courage and clarity. I specialize in working with children, trauma, and working with neurodivergent people. individual therapy and parenting support for clients coping with anxiety, trauma and loss, relational and life transition and adjustment issues. I have significant training in trauma treatment, including EMDR, trauma-sensitive yoga, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, expressive arts, sand therapy, and play therapy. I am truly humbled to witness the unique strengths of each of my clients in our work together as you share, grow, and change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. As a social worker, my values are grounded in social justice and equality for all. As I enter a therapeutic relationship, I aim to come from a place of cultural humility, allowing each client’s experience to inform our work together. I value education, empowerment, advocacy and support to build healthier families and stronger communities which uphold mental health and wellness.

Education & Experience

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After serving in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant General Officer, I continued my education with a second Master’s of Science in Social Service Administration (MSSA) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to private practice, I had the opportunity to serve in various clinical settings, including a community social service non-profit, a college counseling center, INOVA’s Life with Cancer program, and intensive outpatient programs.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Selfless service is a lifelong guiding principle – I volunteer time to local schools; People Animals Love (PAL), a therapy dog organization; pro bono yoga & meditation instruction; and through Give an Hour- an organization which provides mental health services to military personnel, veterans, their families, and medical personnel. Professionally, I am affiliated with the following associations: -International Association of Play Therapists (IAPT) -National Association of Social Workers (NASW) -The Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers (GWSCSW) -Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) -National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


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