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MEET OUR STAFF

Our Team

Our psychiatric and psychotherapy practice includes clinicians from a variety of educational backgrounds, personalities, and professional interests. While we are all passionate about bringing Interpersonal Neurobiology to life in our work, we draw from other therapeutic approaches including Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, Attachment Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. 

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Curt Thompson, MD

Chief Purpose Officer & Psychiatrist

Curt Thompson, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital.

"As a psychiatrist, I am offered the privilege to bear witness to how hard people work, carrying their pain as they live on life’s edges, where brokenness and even hopelessness are commonplace. In addition to providing helpful medical care, I believe a significant part of my work is to listen well, ask (hopefully) meaningful questions, and wonder aloud about the possible discoveries that may lie waiting just outside the door of a patient’s awareness."

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Courtney Morrison, LCSW

Clinical Director & Psychotherapist

Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MALS from Georgetown University. Her approach is informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology, Psychodynamics, Psychoanalysis, and Attachment-based Theories. 

“We all have a new story that is waiting to be written. It’s a story filled with more hope and joy than we could ever have imagined. It’s my goal to help clients imagine what could be, mourn what might have been, and move forward into their deepest longings. Along the way, I help clients to reflect on the impact of past events in their lives and identify new ways of being in relationship with themselves and others.” 

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Gail Smith, BSN-BC, CGP

Office Manager & Psychiatric Nurse 

Gail is a Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse. She earned a BSN from Hawaii Pacific University. Gail also graduated from the National Group Psychotherapy Institutes in Washington, DC, through the Washington School of Psychiatry with her certification in Group Psychotherapy.

“As a Psychiatric Nurse and Office Manager for the practice, my favorite work is connecting clients with staff who can help them integrate their stories and flourish with their desire to grow in wholeness and beauty. I am privileged to witness the transformative work that happens as our practice provides a relational community of being known and of developing the desire to be the best version of self.”

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David Steele, LMFT

Psychotherapist

David is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. David specializes in issues related to family of origin, attachment, communication, and trauma. His work is informed strongly by Attachment Theories, Interpersonal Neurobiology, the Internal Family Systems Model, and EMDR.

“Counseling is courageous exploration and transformation of one's story into a narrative that is truer and more abundant.  It's the joy of my life to be a companion to clients on their journey toward wholeness, shedding light on places of hurt and shame, inviting healing and restoration, and equipping clients to live life to the fullest.” 

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Teresa Matous Ingraffia, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Teresa is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She completed a Doctorate in Psychology at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, an internship at Catholic Charities in Arlington, VA, and a postdoctoral residency at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Washington, DC. Her therapeutic approach is informed by Psychodynamic Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, EMDR, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

“I seek to help individuals understand their experiences and remove obstacles to healing and growth. My goal is to create warm, collaborative relationships with my clients through which we can explore and resolve difficult issues in their lives. It is a privilege to accompany others on their journey, to help them envision renewal for themselves and their families, and to assist them in realizing lives of greater freedom and joy.”

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Hillary Roseti, MS

Marriage & Family Therapy Resident

Hillary is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Hillary works with individuals, couples, and groups. Her work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Attachment Theories.

“Through the art and science of my work with clients, I join them on a journey of development and transformation as they take intentional steps towards wholeness. My desire is that clients experience growth and connection in their lives, integrate fractured parts of their story, and awaken to greater healing, awareness, and beauty.” 

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Anna Graham

Practice Manager & Social Work Intern

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Philosophy and therapy approach to come.

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Leecie Brown, LCSW

Psychotherapist

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Philosophy and therapy approach to come.