Behavioral Health

My name is Nicole Armstead-Williams and I serve as a Psychotherapist at Whitman-Walker Health. I support medical patients in engaging, and remaining engaged, in behavioral health services. With patients, we discuss, determine, and decide upon the most appropriate level of therapeutic care for their individual...

My name is Kevin Waldorf-Cruz and I am the Manager of Behavioral Health Education and Training. I work here because of our social justice roots in supporting people living with HIV, people of color, marginalized communities, and people who identify as LGBTQ. I originally started...

My name is Chad Wheeler, and I’m a Behavioral Health Specialist at Whitman-Walker Health. In my role, I help connect medical patients to behavioral health services, provide individual and group psychotherapy, offer therapeutic support for patients experiencing crises, and assessment for patients pursuing gender affirming care. I...

My name is Lisa Zimmerman and I've been a psychotherapist at Whitman-Walker Health since 2009. Actually, this is my second time working as a therapist here. I worked here from 2001 to 2004, right after getting my master's in social work at Catholic University. I...

I’m Michael Mitchell, CPCC, the peer support coordinator here at Whitman-Walker. I love how peer-to-peer support has been a part of the organization since our early days, especially when our buddy program for people with HIV/AIDS was in full swing. To me, peer support is...

I work at Whitman-Walker because of the communities we serve, my deep roots in the LGBTQ communities and my long history living within the HIV pandemic. As the Senior Director of Behavioral Health, I manage an amazing team that includes psychiatric medical providers, psychotherapists and...

My name is Jennifer Loken and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, currently serving as the Manager of Substance Use Treatment Services in the Behavioral Health Department. I joined Whitman-Walker Health in 2018 because I value the organization�s history of offering support to people...

I work at Whitman-Walker because I am dedicated to building empowering healthcare for LGBTQ youth and adults. I hold myself to the tenants of cultural humility, the deeply held commitment to lifelong learning, and the dismantling of power imbalances in medical and mental healthcare. I...

My name is Bob Kearney, and I work as a Psychotherapist with a specific focus on substance use and misuse. Working at Whitman-Walker allows me the opportunity to connect with a diverse client base that is often underserved and marginalized in our culture. My previous...

My name is Sarah Lawson and I am a psychotherapist working in Youth Services at Whitman-Walker. I interned in this role while completing my graduate degree at University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Social Work and am thrilled to be back working with the incredible young folks...