Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP – In Step Director
Cathi Cohen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist, has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a clinical setting since 1984. Early in her career as a social worker, Cathi recognized the power of treating relationship problems through group therapy. It was this interest and expertise that led her to create the Stepping Stones Social Skills Group Therapy Program in 1990. The success of this program led to the formation in 1995 of In Step, a comprehensive mental health practice. Cathi is the author of Raise Your Child’s Social IQ: Stepping Stones to People Skills for Kids, and has become a leading expert in the field of social skills training with children. She has since then completed three more books, Stepping Stones to Building Friendships: A Guide for Camp Counselors, Outnumbered, Not Outsmarted: An A to Z Guide for Working with Kids and Teens in Groups, and her new book Raise Your Parenting IQ – Moving From I’ve Had It to I’ve Got This! In addition to writing numerous articles and conducting regular workshops for parents, educators, and mental health professionals, Cathi has appeared on radio and television programs about the mental health needs of children and their families. Cathi graduated from Tufts University before receiving her M.S. degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.

Jennifer Case – Office Manager
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduation she moved to New York City, where she continued her education with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Pace University and a Master of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Quantitative Methods from the Graduate Center of City University of New York. Read more.


Ashleigh McPherson – Administrative Assistant
Since Ashleigh moved to Northern Virginia in 2002, she held many positions in the service industry. Throughout her customer service experience and after school program teaching, Ashleigh found her niche in Psychology. She is recently received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Capella University. She is continuing her education by pursuing a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and license to practice professional counseling from The George Washington University.  Read more.