Our Staff: Northern Virginia Office

About Dr. Dalton

Dr. Dalton is a licensed psychologist who is the founder and director of the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change (CABC) in Rockville, MD.  He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Villanova University, a master’s degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University with a specialization in child and family psychology. He completed two years of pre-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Kennedy Krieger Institute, and advanced postdoctoral training at the Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorders at the University of Maryland. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teens, with a focus on anxiety-based school refusal. He believes strongly in the importance of public outreach and frequently presents to student bodies, educators, mental health professionals, and community groups on the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Dalton can be reached at 703-908-1020 ext. 2 or drdalton@changeanxiety.com.

About Dr. Reynolds

Dr. Monique Reynolds is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed a fellowship in school-based mental health treatment and assessment with the University of Maryland Center for School Mental Health. Dr. Reynolds specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing anxiety and related disorders. She has extensive training in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Parent Management Training, and Social Skills Training. Her clinical interests include anxiety-based school refusal, pediatric and adult OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety. Dr. Reynolds can be reached at 703-908-1020, ext. 3 or drreynolds@changeanxiety.com.

About Dr. Anderson

Dr. Kelley Anderson is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Elon University, her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Anderson completed a postdoctoral fellowship with specialized training in OCD, Hoarding, and related disorders at Stanford University. Dr. Anderson has extensive experience providing empirically-based treatments for anxiety disorders, with specific focus on obsessive-compulsive spectrum and related disorders (i.e., Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding Disorder, Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania/Excoriation Disorder (compulsive hair-pulling/skin-picking). She has specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment for OCD and often integrates components such as self-compassion, mindfulness, and the active pursuit of personal values.

About Dr. Bienstock

Dr. Bienstock is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) with a concentration in health psychology.  She completed her pre-doctoral training at Boston Behavioral Medicine in Brookline, MA and the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bedford, MA.  She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington (BTC) in Silver Spring, MD.  Dr. Bienstock works with individuals across the lifespan using evidence-based approaches.  Dr. Bienstock has clinical expertise treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, school refusal, emotion dysregulation and ADHD.  She also participated in the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s Professional Training Institute and works with individuals with body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Dr. Bienstock can be reached at 301-610-7850 ext. 6 or drbienstock@changeanxiety.com.

About Kathleen King, LCSW

Ms. King received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at George Mason University.  She has worked in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, and adults. She enjoys treating individuals living with, anxiety, OCD, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and other mood and behavioral disorders. Her goal is to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental space filled with compassion and support to help individuals overcome obstacles and life stressors and develop healthy and positive coping mechanisms to better care for their mental health while highlighting their strengths. She aims to connect with individuals in a way that would leave them feeling understood.

Ms. King practices from a person-centered and trauma-informed lens and utilizes evidenced-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered/Strength Based, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She integrate toys, art, and creativity to help engage the younger clients into therapy. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors with her dogs.

About Dr. Tankersley

Dr. Amelia “Mia” Tankersley (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Fellow who earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard College and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech. She completed her doctoral internship at UCLA where she specialized in evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment of children and adolescents through the Family Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) clinic. She also completed a year-long rotation providing LGBTQ+ affirming care for adolescents and emerging adults through the EMPWR program. Dr. Tankersley enjoys working with adolescents and emerging adults using a strengths-based, culturally humble, and trauma-informed approach, with a subspecialty in providing affirming care to LGBTQ+ clients. She considers both the individual and the system-level factors at play in her clients’ lives, and strives to engage in advocacy to foster their resilience. Dr. Tankersley has expertise in treating trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation using cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches. 

About Kade Thornton

Kade Thornton is a doctoral candidate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He received his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and master’s degree from USUHS. Prior to entering graduate school, Kade managed an intensive community services program specializing in behavioral interventions for children at high risk for school expulsion, out-of-home placement, or hospitalization. He was also a member of the community crisis response team – assisting local law enforcement in responding to mental health crises. As a graduate student, he has spent the last two years working with children, adolescents, and their families at the Child Guidance Clinic at the D.C. Superior Court and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Kade’s clinical practice has emphasized anxiety disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, school refusal, emotion dysregulation, and posttraumatic stress disorder. He has received extensive training in various behavioral therapies, including the Incredible Years Parent Training, Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the Unified Protocol. Kade can be reached at kthornton@changeanxiety.com.