"The past cannot be corrected by keeping quiet about it."  
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    Partners and Associates

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01. Fred Boykin


Fred Boykin, MSW, LICSW-C has extensive experience with issues related to illness, men's issues, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, addictions and mind/body/spirit balancing.

He is a certified teacher and supervisor of the Enneagram, a spiritual and psychological tool that he uses in his psychotherapy practice.

He graduated from Smith College School of Social Work and worked ten years at the National Institutes of Health in its Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute.

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02. Anne Burrows


Anne Burrows, MSW, LCSW-C, is a Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work (BCD) and a co-founder of CPS.

She practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with a cultural sensitivity acquired from her previous residence in Europe, Africa and Asia, her experience as a staff therapist with the DC Institute of Mental Health in Anacostia, and her work as chair of a committee of volunteers at the World Bank assisting international spouses and their families in their acculturation process.

Ms. Burrows has been in practice for 30 years and incorporates the benefits of insight meditation and mindfulness into her work.

Ms. Burrows received her MSW from the School of Social Work, University of Maryland at Baltimore, and is a graduate of the Washington School of Psychiatry's Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program.

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03. Amy F. Scott


Amy F. Scott, MSW, LICSW-C is co-founder of CPS, where she provides psychotherapy and supervision in her downtown Bethesda office.

She has extensive experience working with individuals and couples. She spent 13 years as the Coordinator for the Montgomery County chapter of The Stepfamily Association of America and co-facilitated a group for step-couples.

Ms. Scott has been a guest on NPR's Public Interest program talking about stepfamily dynamics. Her group Stepping Out combines therapy, music and dancing to help reduce the stress and isolation that often accompanies the stepmother role.

She is a long-standing member of two Washington School of Psychiatry study groups; one on women and psychotherapy and the other on psychotherapy and mindfulness and buddhism. She is also affiliated with PEP (Parent Encouragement Program).

Amy holds an MSW from Smith College and completed post graduate training at The Washington School of Psychiatry.

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04. Michael Toth


Michael Toth, MSW, LICSW-C has worked extensively with individuals dealing with sexual orientation, substance abuse, addictions and sexual compulsivity and HIV/AIDS.

He has expertise in addressing the issues of grief and loss,depression, anxiety and helping those living with chronic illness.

He graduated from the National Catholic School of Social Services at Catholic University and he is certified in Spirituality and Clinical practice.


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