Caroline Ibrahim, Psy.D. LP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Owner
Dr. Caroline Ibrahim is the owner/founder of Dulles Psychological Services. She is an Egyptian-American clinical psychologist who immigrated to the USA in 1995 with her parents and older brother.
Dr. Ibrahim received her B.S. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and her doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Dr. Ibrahim has trained and worked in various clinical settings, including an inpatient residential setting, an outpatient clinic setting, a college counseling center setting and community mental health centers. Dr. Ibrahim prides herself in being a generalist with clinical interests in: multicultural and minority issues (including immigration/acculturation stress); trauma; family conflict; grief and loss; interpersonal and relationship difficulties; adjustment issues; emotion regulation; self-esteem and identity issues; and developmental issues.
Dr. Ibrahim provides psychotherapy to adults, children, and families. She also conducts psychological assessments and is available for consultations. Dr. Ibrahim is licensed as a clinical psychologist by the state of Virginia. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at George Washington University and worked as a part-time psychologist at George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services. She joined Dr. Goldberg and Associates group practice in 2013, with practice locations in Alexandria and Reston, Virginia. Dr. Ibrahim is also the owner and founder of Dulles Psychological Services, a comprehensive mental health private practice with current locations in Sterling, Virginia.
Dr. Ibrahim’s approach to psychotherapy is one that is described as relational and integrative. Her approach is informed by empirical research on attachment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and family therapy. In her words, “Psychotherapy provides a corrective and healing therapeutic-relationship. It offers a safe environment for the individuals to share and process their experiences as well as develop insights into what is underlying their current challenges. Psychotherapy also provides individuals with coping strategies and skills to tackle life’s daily challenges. My role as a clinical psychologist is to provide you with this safe and therapeutic relationship, guide you through your exploration and path to growth, as well as offer you the opportunity to learn new skills and improve your functioning in order to enhance your life-journey.” Dr. Ibrahim
Michele Brennan, Psy.D.
Virtual Life Coach and Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Michele Brennan has spent many years helping people find ways to deal with every day challenges. She is passionate about helping people by empowering them to face their daily challenges, improving their overall well-being and achieving personal success!
Her experiences in the study and treatment of these individuals have been instrumental in the development of her approach to life coaching; she empowers you to take the reins of your life and develop the skills that will help you reach your goals.
Dr. Brennan attended Rutgers University, and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. She also completed a Master of Arts in Psychology at Pace University. Upon completion, she began a doctorate program at Argosy University completing a Master's of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Trained in the Practioner-Scholar model, Dr. Brennan approaches life coaching using skills and techniques that are supported by empirical research.
Dr. Brennan worked for 4 years in addictions and with dual diagnosed psychotherapy patients. Additionally, Dr. Brennan has worked extensively with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) individuals, addressing cognitive difficulties, behavioral modifications, and developing compensatory strategies. She has worked in a forensic hospital, spent two years as a contractor for the Department of Defense (DCoE) as a subject matter expert, and within multiple private practice settings.
Presently, Dr. Brennan works as a Life Coach, helping individuals achieve their goals of self improvement through online coaching. Coaching provides her with the opportunity to offer her clients more behavioral guidance, support, and direction than is available in a more traditional psychotherapy settings. She is able to focus on the day to day details of achieving actualized goals. Additionally, online interfacing allows for more frequent contact, real time support, and the ability for clients to seek support more often.
Allison Drewno, PsyD.
Psychology Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Allison Drewno is a postdoctoral fellow who received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, a Master of Arts from the New School for Social Research, and a Doctor of Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.
Dr. Drewno has a range of experience in outpatient and inpatient clinical settings. She completed clinical practica at Beth Israel Medical Center’s detox unit (NYC), at Harbor Light Center’s residential treatment facility, at Clinical Neuropsychology Services (a private practice), and at the DC Superior Court’s Child Guidance Clinic. Dr. Drewno also completed an APA-accredited internship at the Maryland state hospital Springfield Hospital Center.
Dr. Drewno is experienced in providing comprehensive psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Drewno provides diagnostic clarification related to cognitive abilities, ADHD, learning disorders, personality issues, and other mental health disorders. Assessment is Dr. Drewno’s primary area of focus.
In addition to assessment, Dr. Drewno’s clinical interests include complex trauma, mood regulation, substance use, and personality issues. Dr. Drewno’s dissertation was entitled A Developmental Neuropsychological Conceptualization of Complex Trauma Presentation and its Treatment. Her research interests involve understanding the impact of traumatic experiences on the developing brain’s structures and functions, as well as their impact on cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and personality. Dr. Drewno provides empathic, empirically-supported treatments tailored to clients’ unique needs both in individual and couples therapy.
Stacy Tylor, Psy.D.
Dr. Stacy Tylor is a postdoctoral fellow who received a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Arts (Marriage and Family Therapy) from Argosy University, and a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. Dr. Tylor’s clinical dissertation focused on clinical considerations for treating African American, adolescent males exposed to chronic community violence
As a result of her interests in multiculturalism and community mental health, Dr. Tylor has worked largely with historically underserved communities/populations and military service members and their dependents in individual and group therapy. Dr. Tylor approaches therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective and has trained extensively within this theory. She is a generalist in her clinical work and has a multitude of experiences with different populations in areas such as grief therapy, substance abuse counseling, assessments, and trauma focused therapy.
Dr. Tylor completed her pre-doctoral internship at Fort Bliss at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) Department of Behavioral Health rotating through several clinics including Embedded Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology, and Family Advocacy. In this capacity she completed psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments, individual and group therapy, and qualitative research.
Dr. Tylor continued her training with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences through the Henry Jackson Foundation. She served as the primary study therapist in the Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior for two DoD-funded clinical research trials for inpatient military service members and their dependents. She has served as co-author and/or editor on a book chapter and various manuscripts and blog posts within the laboratory. Her clinical interests include treatments/interventions that fall within the Cognitive Behavior Therapy domain, suicide and related issues, trauma and related issues, multiculturalism, and psychological assessments.