Alicea Ardito, MSW, LCSW

Alicea Ardito, MSW, LCSW
Private Practice

Certifications:

Licenced Clinical Social Worker – Virginia License

Area of Focus:

  • Issues of aging including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, functional decline and/or impairment, adjustment disorders, isolation, risk and vulnerability.
  • Issues facing the “sandwich generation” – adults who are concurrently caring for children and aging parents
  • Assessment and care planning for older adults

Education:

Arizona State University, 2000, B.A. in Sociology
George Mason University, 2013, Master of Social Work

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Professional Background

Alicea Ardito is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice with Loudoun Adult Counseling and Northern Virginia Older Adult Counseling. She is a seasoned speaker and educator on topics relating to aging and mental health.

Alicea has more than ten years of experience working with older adults and their families in various settings including a community based treatment program for older adults with severe mental illness, hospice, long-term care and skilled nursing, geriatric care management and as a therapist/counselor.

In addition to working with older adults, she is passionate in supporting the “sandwich generation,” adults who are concurrently caring for children and aging parents, to help restore balance, alleviate stress and fatigue, explore role and identity issues, and reduce caregiver burnout.

In practice, Alicea supports adults of all ages with strengths based, client centered care. She uses a healthy sense of humor and authentic joy to provide clients with a friendly, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment.