Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center

Clinicians

 Colleen Blanchfield, M.D.

Colleen Blanchfield, MDDr. Colleen Blanchfield earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1981 with majors in Zoology and an independent major entitled Biology and Psychology of Women. After finishing her residencies in Neurology and Psychiatry at State University Health Science Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Blanchfield chose to begin her neuropsychiatric practice in Northern Virginia. She was attracted to the diversity of the area as well as the strong sense of family and community that she found here.

She had a successful Neuropsychiatric practice in Falls Church from 1992 to 2004. She was on staff at Dominion Hospital and Fairfax Hospital and performed electroconvulsive therapy at both hospitals. She has a life-long interest in the brain, behavior and mind-body connections. She has opened this wellness center with the intent of expanding her knowledge and her ability to help people help themselves. She moved her practice to Reston in early 2004 for personal as well as professional reasons. In both Neurology and Psychiatry, Dr. Blanchfield provides clinical assessment and evaluation as well as medication management. She is licensed to practice acupuncture in Virginia. She is married to another Washington-area physician and is the mother of two sons.

Dr. Blanchfield is fortunate to work with a staff of passionate mind-body practitioners who share a common vision of wellness.  Their input and collaboration are essential to comprehensive patient care.

Tracy Kirschner, PT, DPT, CDT

alt=”Tracy Kirschner, PT” width=”120″ height=”120″ />Dr. Kirschner specializes in orthopedic and neurological physical therapy. She brings a unique perspective to understanding and treating the complicated/chronic pain patient. Dr. Kirschner’s passion for exercise, health, and nutrition infuse her comprehensive clinical approach to treating the individual as a whole. Her expertise in pelvic floor dysfunction, visceral mobilization, myofascial release, and manual lymphatic drainage, in addition to traditional manual therapy approaches, enhance the efficacy of her management of the complicated patient.

Dr. Kirschner received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, her advanced Master of Science in Motor Control from Boston University, and her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University. In addition to her research in functional anatomy,
Dr. Kirschner taught orthopedic physical therapy at Boston University and at University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ. She is a pioneer in the development of physical therapy management for individuals with chronic Lyme disease and fibromyalgia.  In early 2012, Dr. Kirschner joined the Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center clinical team.

Micheline Toussaint, MSW, LCSW, RYT

Micheline Toussaint, LCSWMicheline Toussaint is a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland.  Micheline has been practicing psychotherapy with adults and adolescents for over twenty years.  Her style is dep compassionate and actively engaged.  She uses a mind-body approach to healing.  Additionally, she is trained as a yoga and mediation teacher.

Micheline has an expansive background in a variety of approaches to address trauma, anxiety and depression, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, chronic illness, mid-life adjustments and life stressors.  She currently draws on her training in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodrama and Mindfulness-Based Stress Management.

Micheline grew up in many different countries and brings a multi-cultural awareness to her approach.  In mid 2008, Micheline joined the Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center clinical team.

Sage Bolte, Ph.D, LCSW, CST

Sage BolteDr. Bolte is a licensed clinical social worker who works with people impacted by cancer. Dr. Bolte specializes in how cancer and its treatments impact sexual function and intimacy in relationships. She also spends significant time working with and writing about young adult cancer survivors. She has delivered numerous national and international presentations and contributed to a number of publications on both topics. In 2008, Dr. Bolte received the American Cancer Society’s Doctoral Training Grant.

Sage received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College and later received her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. She has served as adjunct faculty at both The Catholic University of America and George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work from The Catholic University of America School of Social Service where her dissertation explored the sexual selves of young adult cancer survivors as compared to their healthy peers. Dr. Bolte lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Jeff and their three children.  In early 2014, Dr. Bolte joined the Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center clinical team.

Rickie Simpson, Ph.D, APRN-CNS, BCPCC, ERYT, C-IAYT

Rickie Simpson photoDr. Simpson is a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in individual, couples, group and family therapy.  In addition, among her areas of expertise are relationships, grief, trauma and eating disorders. She has over 28 years experience as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of clinical setting. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in 1986. Dr. Simpson graduated in 2004 from Capella University with a PhD in Family Psychology.  She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Mid-Atlantic Imago Therapist (MAIT) and the Yoga Alliance. She is trained in a variety of modalities to include Yoga Therapy, LifeForce Yoga ®, Imago, Encounter-centered Couples Therapy, EMDR and Coherence Therapy.

Dr. Simpson is an interactive, dynamic therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized faith-consistent approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving.  In late 2016, Dr. Simpson joined the Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center clinical team.

Daniel Dinsmoor, Ph.D.

Daniel Dinsmoor, Ph.D.Dr. Dinsmoor received his B.A. in psychology from Oberlin College, and his Ph.D. from the American University in Washington D.C. During the early 70s, Dr. Dinsmoor created an outpatient program for young autistic children at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Baltimore.  During the early 1980’s Dr. Dinsmoor completed extensive post doctoral work in family therapy at the Georgetown Family Center, Georgetown University Dept. of Psychiatry.  From 1983-1993 he was the Coordinator of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Charles County Maryland. He was also the staff psychologist for the Community Mental Health Program at Liberty Medical Center and Bon Secour Hospital in Baltimore.

For the past 18 years Dr. Dinsmoor has provided neurofeedback services to a variety of clinical populations. This includes using neurofeedback to treat adults with Schizophrenia at the Springfield Hospital Center in Maryland, and children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other psychiatric disorders at Arlington County Department of Human Services.

Currently, Dr. Dinsmoor provides adjunctive neurofeedback services to a wide variety of adult patients. These include individuals with mild traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and pain.  In mid 2008, Dr. Dismoor joined the Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center clinical team.

Susan Moore, MS, RD

Susan Moore, RDSusan has over 30 years of experience in dietetics and nutrition and has worked with various chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. She also specializes in the treatment of food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and disordered eating and weight management.. She has been on staff at Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center since 2009 working to help clients improve their diets to improve their brain health. Susan is the former Program Manager for The George Washington University Weight Management Program where she was responsible for leading weekly cognitive-behavioral groups and coordinating the clinic’s other groups and classes. Previous to this position she co-led the Women’s Bulimia Group of Tampa, Florida, and was a behavioral program leader for the Institute of Health Maintenance in Tampa, Florida.

Susan’s professional memberships include the Virginia and American Dietetic Associations. She served on the Board of Directors for the Washington Society for the Study of Eating Disorders and Obesity from 1990-1997. From 2007- 2010, Susan served on the Legislative and Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Dietetic Association and was the State Policy Representative for the Virginia Dietetic Association.

Susan has a BS in Clinical and Community Nutrition from the University of Florida and a MS in Adult Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified LEAP Therapist.

Marie Muddu, RN, BSN

Marie is a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia with nearly tens years of experience. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Carroll College in Wisconsin in 2007. She started her career at the nationally recognized psychiatric hospital of Rogers Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee where she worked on the adult and geriatric inpatient units for five years. Afterwards, she spent a year with the well respected Aurora Behavior Health outpatient services.  In 2014, Marie relocated to Northern Virginia with her husband. Upon her arrival to this area, Marie served as a Nurse Coordinator at Loudoun Medical Group.  As a Nurse Coordinator, Marie worked closely with several primary care practices in order to ensure excellent care throughout their locations.  In early 2016, Marie joined the Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center nursing team.

Leslie Searcy, RN, BSN, CHHC

Leslie SearcyLeslie is a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia with over ten years of experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Gettysburg College in 2002. She then obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in 2003, and, since then, has had a wide range of clinical experience. She worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at both Johns Hopkins Hospital and INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She worked for five years as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the National Institute on Aging with studies focusing on rare genetic disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, and healthy aging.

Leslie’s interests involve the integration of healing techniques and philosophies from Eastern and Western traditions. In 2012, she obtained her certification as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York. She is also trained as a practitioner. She believes in the importance of holistic wellness techniques and food energetics to help promote self-healing. She completed the Stens Corporation Course to work towards Biofeedback Certification by the Biofeedback Certification International Allegiance.  In late 2013, Leslie joined the Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center nursing team.