Elisabeth Joy LaMotte LICSW

Founder, DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW, MSW, is the founder of the Center. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker and an individual, couples, family and group psychotherapist. She has been in private practice since 2000, and has over 20 years of experience in the social work field. Her approach to therapy is focused and goal-oriented, and her personality is kind, empathetic and direct. Elisabeth is honored to serve as a member of the Board of Overseers of her graduate school, The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). She has met rigorous training, clinical and education standards to become designated as an AAMFT approved supervisor. She currently supervises AAMFT candidates for clinical membership. She is a frequent blogger for the Huffington Post and YourTango and she reviews books for The Readers Exchange. Her book, Overcoming Your Parents' Divorce: Five Steps to a Happy Relationship, a self-help book for adults with divorced parents, was a finalist in the 2008 National Best Book Awards in the relationship category. Out of over 15,000 applicants, Elisabeth was one of fewer than 50 finalists in Good Morning America’s 2010 Guru Search.