About Ruthie Arbit, Director

I have more than 10 years of experience as a clinician and I am passionate about working with families in the pregnancy and postpartum periods as well as working with young children. Currently I work for Georgetown University's Department of Psychiatry on the ECIN project and I have a private practice.

My therapy style is eclectic and blends my diverse training experiences from working as a behavioral therapist for children with autism to working in a rigorous play-based environment. I work with families on concrete needs as we set goals together and work to accomplish those goals. 

Parenting two spirited children gives me deeper insight into myself and my notions of parenthood. I try to use warmth, empathy, and humor in my work and my everyday life. 



Certification in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Certification in DIR/Floor-time Model Certification in Maternal Mental Health
Trained in Lactation Support


Bachelor of Arts, McGill University
 Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University

Professional Memberships

Membership in the Perinatal Mental Health Society, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Workers, DMV Women's Mental Health Consortium, DC Collaborative for Mental Health

About Lindsey Golomb


I am a family-focused mental health counselor with many years of experience working with children and families who are facing significant stress. I believe all families are unique and I strive to create a space where families can build upon their strengths and resilience while learning new skills.

I received both my Bachelor in Arts and Masters in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. I also am a certified children’s yoga teacher and often utilize playful yoga and mindfulness activities during sessions. I currently provide supportive counseling services for families at Children’s National Health Systems, partnering with caretakers around a variety of issues including coping with postpartum depression and managing their child’s challenging behavior. I previously worked as a family counselor for teenage parents in the DC area.

As a parent myself, I know of the incredible joys and challenges families experience. Together we can identify and practice unique strategies that work for your unique family.  

About Jen Papp

image1 (4).jpeg

I have over 16 years of experience working with young children and their families ranging from working with children on the Autism Spectrum to other developmental disorders and delays. 

I received my undergraduate education at Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). After school I gained experience doing intensive play therapy with children ages 0-3 using a DIR/Floor-time model and modified Applied Behavior Analysis. I decided to return to graduate school at Tufts University to gain my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. Since then I have been working with young children where I have developed specialized skills in sensory integration and feeding. I work closely with families to collaborate and promote the growth of their child within their individual timeline. 

I am also a mother to two young and active children so I am acutely aware of the struggles and obstacles many of us face with regard to finding the just right challenge in our day to day routine. I look forward to helping your family!