Get to know our Reflections multispecialty treatment team. Caregivers include board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists, internal medicine physicians, licensed therapists, registered dietitians, case managers and nursing support staff.
Dr. Gary Litovitz, a board-certified psychiatrist, has been the Medical Director of Dominion Hospital for more than 20 years and of the Reflections Eating Disorders Treatment Center since our doors opened. He’s a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine.
In addition to his leadership at Dominion Hospital and Reflections, Dr. Litovitz has served as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He devotes much of his practice to the treatment of eating disorders and related psychiatric disorders and writes and lectures on a variety of associated topics, including eating disorders, self-injury, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders.
He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Washington Society for the Study of Eating Disorders and Obesity (WSSEDO) and the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). A Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), Dr. Litovitz also maintains an outpatient psychiatry practice in the Tysons Corner area of Vienna, VA.
Felicia Kolodner is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), is state licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She completed her graduate and post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. Felicia’s extensive background in working with trauma survivors as both a clinician and a program administrator serves her well at Reflections. She’s held the position of adjunct professor at the University of Maryland and lectures and teaches on a variety of topics such as eating disorders, domestic violence and trauma.
Felicia was appointed to the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America in 2009 and served in this role for five years. She also sits on the board of the National Council of Sigma Delta Tau sorority and previously served on the board of Micah House, a transitional program for women in recovery.
Her professional memberships include the American Counseling Association, National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Washington Society for the Study of Eating Disorders and Obesity (WSSEDO) and the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). Felicia is currently the co-chair of the Inpatient/Residential Special Interest Group for the Academy of Eating Disorders.
After receiving her Master’s degree from New York City’s Hunter College in 1980, Jody Wager began work as a dance/movement therapist. She shared her talents with patients in psychiatric hospitals throughout the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and came to at Dominion Hospital in the early 1990s. Jody studied many forms of the creative arts, including dance, yoga, Pilates, meditation, art, writing, psychodrama and guided imagery. Her holistic approach and guiding philosophy focus on the inseparable relationship between the body and the mind, recognizing we can’t treat one without treating the other and supporting integration of body, mind and emotions.
In leading our expressive therapy program, Jody sees these treatment methods as an essential part of the Reflections program, offering patients creative, holistic and multimedia ways to explore and express feelings and issues that arise in treatment, especially they can’t find words to describe their situation.
Program Manager, Therapist
Gabrielle “Gabby” is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Gabby received her Bachelor's from American University, and went on to obtain a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Gabby has conducted therapy with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple settings including an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, an inner city school, and crisis settings. Gabby continues to work in the DC and Northern Virginia area to bring awareness, prevention efforts, and education surrounding suicide as the Board President in the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Gabby comes to Reflections from Women Organized Against Rape where she was a sexual assault crisis counselor, and from an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia where she was a clinical social worker. In addition to her role as Program Manager, Gabby is also a therapist facilitating individual, family, and group therapy sessions.
Kristen, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), began working at Reflections in 2016 as a part time group therapist. She now serves as the full time intake coordinator, acting as the first point of contact for individuals interested in learning more about the Reflections program. In addition to her role as intake coordinator, she is a therapist on the unit providing individual, family, and group therapy.
Kristen received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from East Carolina University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. Kristen has been involved in bringing education and awareness to the local community about eating disorders in various capacities, most notably previously serving on the board of a non-profit organization dedicated to offering affordable eating disorder treatment for individuals. Prior to joining the team at Reflections, she was an individual and group therapist for adolescents and adults at an outpatient group practice specializing in eating disorders.
Irina Gelman received her bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and went on to receive her Master of Science and doctoral degree at an APA-accredited clinical psychology program at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining the team at Reflections, Irina had multiple years of experience utilizing evidence-based interventions to treat adults and adolescents with eating disorders in varying levels of care at a residential treatment center for eating disorders. Irina’s clinical training has provided her with a background in neuropsychological assessments and social skills training, crisis intervention, relationship management, and coping skills. Her training has included the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-use disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders. As a member of the Reflections multidisciplinary team, Irina facilitates individual, family, and group therapy sessions.
Brooke is a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She received her B.A. in Psychology from The College of William & Mary, and her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University. Brooke has worked with adolescents and adults with a variety of diagnoses including mood disorders, psychosis, and addictive behaviors. Brooke has also worked with individuals affected by multiple, interpersonal traumas and abuse. Brooke comes to Reflections from Community Connections in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a therapist. As a member of the Reflections multidisciplinary team, Brooke facilitates individual, family, and group therapy sessions.
Melissa obtained her degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Auburn University in 2013. She completed the Morrison Chartwells dietetic internship in Texas in 2014. After obtaining her registration to become a dietitian, Melissa moved to the NoVA/DC area to work in a long-term acute care, skilled nursing facility, and acute care facility. After leaving the clinical field for a position more influential, Melissa joined the Reflections unit in May 2016. What Melissa loves most about being a dietitian is helping others find a healthier relationship with food. As a dietitian working with the Reflections unit, Melissa is able to help patients challenge their eating disorder thoughts and behaviors. Melissa plans individualized meal plans with patients, facilitates family meals, teaches group nutrition classes, and participates in exposure challenges.
Caitlin graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and completed her Dietetic Internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health through the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to working with Reflections, Caitlin worked at a rural community hospital in Pennsylvania and served in a variety of roles including clinical, outpatient, long-term care, and community. At Reflections, Caitlin helps patients plan balanced meals, facilitates group nutrition sessions, and works with families to plan transition time at home.
Our Participants Say…
“I have been to numerous treatment centers over the last 15 years, and I have never experienced such a caring and nurturing staff.”