Lenore M. Pomerance, LCSW is a psychotherapist and licensed
clinical social worker who brings more than 25 years experience
in political, medical and mental health training to her private
practice in Washington D.C. She counsels individuals, couples
and families on issues related to mid-life decisions and change,
including marriage, divorce and re-marriage, retirement planning,
"empty nest syndrome," housing, sex and health. She specializes
in human sexuality, including sexual orientation, incest and
menopause, and issues related to chronic and terminal illnesses.
She also counsels on AIDS topics, including "The Lazarus Syndrome"
(the change from terminal to chronic diagnosis for HIV-positive
patients). Additionally, she gives workshops to other psychotherapists
on these same topics.
Pomerance holds a Masters in Social Work from The Catholic University of
America and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at
Berkeley. She has three professional certifications: Group Psychotherapy
from the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Clinical Program in
Psychotherapy Practice from the Washington School of Psychiatry, and
Certified Menopause Educator from the North American Menopause Society.
Her counseling center in downtown Washington, D.C. brings together women
from all walks of life, as well as their partners, for therapy, support,
and holistic services such as counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture and
aromatherapy. She also conducts workshops and lectures through the Fogel
Foundation's Human Sexuality Institute, the Whitman-Walker Clinic, the
American Academy of Psychotherapy, the American Group Psychotherapy
Association and others, bringing her personal warmth, wit and enthusiasm as
well as solid information and insight on the physical, emotional and
spiritual aspects of aging, change and growth.
Pomerance is a post-menopausal wife, mother of three grown
children, and grandmother of one. In her past, she has served
as a Peace Corps volunteer, a newspaper reporter in Afghanistan,
an English teacher in Taiwan, a Foreign Service wife, an energy
activist, and a Capitol Hill aide. She is also a champion
rower on a women's competitive crew team, and you can find
her three mornings a week on the Potomac River at daybreak,
training for her next meet.