Dale Madden Sorcher, LICSW, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children, adults and families. She has experience working in school systems, outpatient clinics, day treatment centers and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Dale is a native Washingtonian and has worked in the DC area for the past 25 years.
Dale received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She also has a M.Ed in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA, and a MSW in Social Work from Hunter College in New York.
Dale’s experience includes her work at St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf, where she was the creative arts therapist and supervised the National Dance Institute’s in-school program. After obtaining her social work degree, Dale worked as a therapist with both the deaf and hearing communities at the Lexington Mental Health Center in Queens, NY. Since moving back to Washington, she has worked in different modalities, including the Psychiatric Institute of Washington and American Day Treatment Center. For several years, Dale has been at the Adas Israel Synagogue nursery school leading parent-toddler groups that focus on developmental issues and parenting skills.
Dale’s therapeutic approach is both psychodynamic and systems based. She works with the child and family in their context, through various modalities including individual play and expressive arts therapy as well as family therapy, creating therapeutic relationships to best meet their needs.