Encore Outpatient Services is proud to announce the addition of new Clinical Director Kim Ragan, LCSW, CSAC. Kim will work alongside Executive Director Tom Walker to oversee the expansion of clinical programs and services that Encore offers patients and families in the Northern Virginia area and throughout the region. Additionally, she will work directly with Encore’s clinical team to offer guidance and supervision and grow exciting new components inside Encore’s existing clinical framework.
Kim is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Virginia. She has worked in substance abuse treatment for 13 years, initially as a clinician providing direct care to clients, and then transitioning to supervising both intensive outpatient (IOP) and inpatient medical detoxes. Kim completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Virginia Tech and a Masters of Social Work at the University of Georgia. She then worked for Emory University’s School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences conducting research on the treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, and in the Department of Psychology conducting research on the impact of maternal mental illness on infants. She has published articles in peer reviewed journals and co-wrote the 2006 Obstetrics and Gynecology guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric, neurologic, and addictive disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum. She has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and seniors in various settings including the foster care system, university healthcare, primary healthcare, inpatient psychiatric, and home-based counseling services. Kim is specially trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
“Kim is a seasoned and respected professional with a depth of knowledge regarding substance use disorders treatment,” said Executive Director Tom Walker. “We are thrilled to have her guide our clinical programming as Encore further develops and enhances services to meet the needs of our community.”
In discussing her new position as Clinical Director of Encore Outpatient Services, Kim remarked, “Encore has a unique and highly effective approach to substance abuse treatment in their ability to skillfully integrate trauma therapy into the heart of the program. I am so excited to be a part of the work this program is doing, and to be joining such a talented team.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders, please give us a call today at: 703-594-7398. Encore Outpatient Services offers comprehensive and substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment in the Virginia and greater D.C. area. To learn more about our programs, visit encorerecovery.com