Glennon Gordon, LICSW
Glennon Gordon is a Licensed Individual Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from New York University with her Masters in Social Work in May 1997 with a concentration in Family Systems.
As a psychotherapist at The Boys’ and Girls’ Homes and Community Services outreach program in Silver Spring, MD, she developed a pilot program for troubled youth that included the whole family in the treatment process.
Glennon completed her postgraduate training at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in 2002. During this 2-year program, she worked as an intern in the Georgetown Family Center's clinic seeing families, couples and individuals using Bowen theory as a guiding principal.
During this time, Glennon also began consulting at The Counseling Center at St. Columba’s. She worked with people experiencing a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, stressful life transitions, and marital and relationship problems. She also provided pre-marital counseling, which is still an important part of her practice today.
Glennon began studying neurofeedback with Priscilla Friesen in 2004, and incorporated it as a regular and useful tool in her practice. While she has found that neurofeedback is extremely helpful for someone with issues on the anxiety spectrum, she also has an increasing interest in how neurofeedback is helpful for people suffering from migraine headaches. Other neurofeedback interests include working with both children and adults affected by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and those with performance-related anxieties (sports, presentations, testing, etc.). Over the years, she has seen first hand how neurofeedback contributes significantly to the process of self-regulation. Examples from her own practice, where she has seen peoples' symptoms decrease, include insomnia, fear of flying, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety. and depression.
Glennon has a strong sense of the mind-body connection, and views this as an integral part of any healing process. Through athletic endeavors of her own, (a marathon and a number of triathlons) she has learned first hand how quieting the mind and creating positive neural pathways (thinking) decreases anxiety, thereby increasing the body’s ability to perform.
The same process is true when working on one’s functioning in a relationship system. The less anxiety one can learn to experience as a result of the relationship, the more thoughtful one can become about their own functioning within it,and the more rewarding life becomes.
It is a powerful experience to learn to take responsibility for your own functioning (therefore decreasing anxiety) in all of your most important relationships. Living optimally means balancing the energy of your mind, body and spirit.
Glennon coaches people, who are up against many different kinds of life challenges. Her special interests include:
- Pre-marital and marital counseling
- Post-Partum relationship counseling
- Parenting issues
- Parenting after a divorce.
Available for appointments Monday through Friday.