Our Team of Pyschologists
Dr. Winnie Fong has been practicing in the mental health field since 2013. During her undergraduate studies, she began her experience with in-home play therapy using the Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime model before starting her doctoral program. While at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, her clinical experience included conducting child neuropsychological assessments and school counseling. During Dr. Fong’s pre-doctoral internship at SBHS, she worked with children, teens, and their families providing psychotherapy, and comprehensive psychological assessments for all ages. Her postdoctoral year was spent at a pilot study with the American Psychological Association (APA) providing integrated behavioral health services in a primary care facility to Medicaid patients in the District of Columbia (DC). Now, back at SBHS, Dr. Fong works with all ages and their families for difficulties with separation and divorce, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), adjustment issues, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Fong's approach to therapy is eclectic that loosely mixes solution-based, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. When working with children and teenagers, she firmly believes in confidentiality between therapist and client with appropriate boundaries. Dr. Fong's priority is providing a safe and open environment.
Winnie Fong, PsyD
Shunise Bledsoe is currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in D.C. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She has previously worked in community mental health settings providing both psychotherapy and psychological evaluations. Her work in community mental health has allowed her to gain experience working with individuals with a varied range of concerns including anxiety, self-esteem, and depression. Ms. Bledsoe conducts individual psychotherapy at SBHS. She integrates techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness-based modalities. Ms. Bledsoe believes that a non-judgmental, empathic, and client-centered approach is vital to helping clients identify and work toward their own personalized goals.