Alicea Ardito, MSW, LCSW

Alicea Ardito, MSW, LCSW

Certifications:

Licensed 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
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Grief and loss
  • Caregiver support

Education:

Arizona State University, 2000, B.A. in Sociology
George Mason University, 2013, Master of Social Work
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2023, Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmocology

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Professional Background

Alicea Ardito is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice with Loudoun Adult Counseling in Virginia. She has more than ten years of professional experience working with older adults and their families in a variety of clinical settings.

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 provides adults of all ages with affirming, inclusive and client-centered psychotherapy. Her clinical expertise includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and anxiety, Motivational Interviewing to facilitate change, and Narrative Therapy to help clients explore and revise their personal stories.

Alicea has a strong knowledge base in psychopharmacology and integrates this into clinical social work practice to improve client outcomes.

She enjoys creating mental health content and contributing to online publications, and has been quoted in Forbes, Men’s Health, Insider, Care.com, FAR, Livestrong, and UpJourney.