Lottie has over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, and families. After teaching adolescents in New York City, she decided to pursue her MSW to deepen her work with children and families. Prior to joining TSG, Lottie spent seven years working as a school counselor at a local independent school, supporting the social and emotional growth of students and their families.
Lottie believes in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients. She uses a strengths-based perspective in her approach to helping clients work through problems. Lottie employs empathy and a sense of humor to create a safe space for growth and development. In her work with children and adolescents, Lottie utilizes aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and emotion focused therapy. Lottie believes in working closely within the family system to involve parents and further support the therapeutic process. Lottie is trained in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) and uses this in her work with parents
Lottie works with children and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, social skills, and issues related to life transitions. Lottie also specializes in supporting clients with sexual health and gender related issues and exploration. She is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator.
In addition to her therapeutic work, Lottie has developed and implemented sexual health curriculums for students and faculty. She also consults with schools regarding sexual health education.
Lottie received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her MST in Secondary Special Education from Pace University, and her MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has also completed the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. Lottie is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in Washington, DC.