Welcome! Bienvenides! My name is Isabella Stackl (she/her/hers) and I am a psychotherapist and clinical social worker, licensed in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. I have over 14 years experience working with individuals and families, focused on trauma and attachment, adoption, positive parenting, PTSD, anxiety, depression, migration, acculturation, and working with LGBTQI community. I have my Bachelor’s degree and Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and have lived in Latin America, Europe, and the US, and am a native Spanish speaker.
My goal is to create a welcoming and healing space, where you can feel comfortable to be yourself. My sessions are a judgment-free zone. I bring a deep curiosity about you and what brings you to seek counseling. As we start our work together, we identify your goals for counseling, such as processing past traumatic experiences, improving your relationships, managing your mood, and coping with everyday stress or anxiety. Although these goals will drive our sessions, I am also flexible to address any day to day challenges as they come up. My approach is collaborative and strengths-based, utilizing a variety of modalities, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialect behavioral therapy (DBT).
I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. I enjoy working with clients from different cultures and backgrounds, and have supported many families who have experienced adoption. Although I work with clients of any sexual orientation and/or genders, I also have extensive experience working with queer, gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients, as well as those who are transgender, gender queer, nonbinary, or questioning their gender. I have experience providing documentation for gender affirmation treatments, and helping clients to prepare for hormone treatments and/or surgeries.
I use Simple Practice, a secure telehealth platform to meet with you virtually in the comfort of your own home. I will send a reminder to your email 48 hours before each session with a unique video appointment link. It is important that you are able to find a place where you can have a private session without interruptions. I want you to be able to speak openly and honestly.