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Allison Zweig LCSW-C

Licensing & Certifications:

  • LCSW-C, Maryland and Virginia

Professional Background

Allison is an clinical social worker with extensive therapeutic experience in various settings. These include two domestic violence shelters, inpatient hospitalization programs, outpatient case management agencies, Whitman Walker, and an outpatient behavioral care center. Her passion and clinical focus is supporting women inside and outside the LGBTQ+ community with concerns related to sexual health and reproductive psychology. She sees clients individually and in a women’s relationship therapy group. She also provides clinical supervision for LMSW therapists.

Everyone deserves a safe space to explore their stories. Allison wants to be part of that space for you. Her clinical presence includes focusing on clients’ strengths, exploring the systems in their lives, and looking at their relationships. Her goal is to affirm all the parts of their stories. Clients will choose the piece of their story to focus on. Together, you will access the healing energy that you need.

Allison received her B.A. in Anthropology, M.S.W. focused on clinical work, and teaching certificate. But don’t worry, she won’t ask you to do algebra! Allison has two college-aged kids who try their hardest to keep her current. In her free time, she likes hiking, paddle boarding, or engaging in something creative.

In addition to writing for ChoosingTherapy.com, Allison Zweig’s expertise has been featured in Social Work Perspectives, and Journal of Gender and the Law.

Professional Affiliations:

National Association of Social Workers
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work


B.A., The College of Wooster
MSW, Catholic University
Teaching certificate, Notre Dame of Maryland

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Areas of Focus

Allison Zweig specializes in compassionate therapy for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples, focusing on sexual health, life transitions, and trauma-informed care. Providing a safe space for exploration and healing, Allison affirms each client’s unique story.

Allison Zweig utilizes various therapeutic methods to support her clients, including:

  • Supporting LGBTQ+ communities, including transgender evaluations and care
  • Providing couples counseling, including for non-monogamous relationships
  • Offering sexuality counseling to enhance sexual health across all stages of life
  • Life transitions
  • Providing trauma-informed individual counseling for anxiety, emotional regulation, relationships, grief, and depression

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