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Yasmine Kaidbey LGSW
She/her pronouns


Practicing in DC and VA

MSW in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University
BA in Political Studies from American University of Beirut
MA in International Affairs from Lebanese American University

Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis from Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis (ICP+P)
Domestic violence certification, Fairfax County
Forced marriage certification, Fairfax County
Child-centered Play therapy, Virginia Association for Play Therapy
Beyond Betrayal: couples therapy after the Affair training from Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis (ICP+P)

Professional Organizations:
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
Washington School of Psychiatry

I have experience providing therapy from a compassionate and open-minded perspective to individuals, couples and groups from a variety of backgrounds. My job is to help you find your truth and build a better life for yourself, not to tell you what to do. I strive to make every client feel safe and accepted as they are.

I have worked with diverse adults from women and families fleeing domestic abuse to active duty members and veterans.

Some issues I have worked with in the past include trauma, anxiety, combat/ post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, life transitions, substance abuse, relationship challenges, and more.

I’m trilingual, fluent in Arabic, French, and English. Having been raised abroad, I am very interested in cross-cultural challenges.

I am also interested in working with people who are exploring non-traditional relationships, navigating sexual orientation and gender issues (LGBTQ+). Together, you and I will explore your concerns at your pace and try to get more clarity.

I work with individuals and how they view themselves, others, and their world. I believe that we all strive to be more authentic in our lives but sometimes get lost along the way. I am committed to working with you to foster greater insight and improve your agency in your life. I also collaborate with people in relationships to help them reconnect and communicate better.

Through our therapeutic alliance, we will create fertile grounds for growth and self-awareness. I am not afraid to ask for your feedback as we are on this journey together. I want you to feel seen, heard, and not alone. I also believe that I have as much to learn from you as you have from me.

I have a Masters in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University, and a Masters in International Affairs. I have worked in a domestic violence shelter, as well as in a military co-occurring partial hospitalization clinic treating dual diagnosis; substance abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, among other issues. I am regularly engaged in trainings, supervision, and continued education.

Since joining The Pincus Center, I have learned that the first step and only step that counts is to just show up as you are.

I look forward to working with you.

Yasmine Kaidbey is a licensed graduate social worker working towards her LICSW license.

240.305.8315  •  contact@tamarapincus.com