Mr. Lewis's Biography
Mr. D. Trent Lewis is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with a wide range of experience in psychotherapy, as well as clinical social work. He has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since January, 1975. He has been a member of the National Academy of Certified Social Workers since November, 1976. He is a Certified Social Worker in the State of Maryland since February, 1977. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia since May, 1989. Over the past 38 years he has worked at several area hospitals including The University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Providence Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Children's National Medical Center and The Washington Hospital Center. Mr. Lewis has experience working with psychiatric patients, alcoholics and other substance abusers, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and renal dialysis and transplant patients. Mr. Lewis retired from Children's National Medical Center in April, 2006 where he worked for over 26 years, primarily in the Emergency Room with families in crisis. He has written an article entitled "Families in Crisis, Practical Guidelines for Emergency Room Staff" which was published in the Hospital's journal of Clinical Proceedings. As part of his part-time private practice, Mr. Lewis has served as a group psychotherapist with the Cerebal Palsy Association of Prince George's County as well as has done home studies for World Child Inc., an international adoption agency. Currently, Mr. Lewis continues to work part-time at The Washington Hospital Center Outpatient Behavioral Health Center 3 days a week. Mr. Lewis has always maintained a strong interest in creative and alternative modes of therapy and is very excited to venture into this exciting, Alternative Practice with his wife and partner Laurel Damsel, LCSW-C, LICSW.