LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Inma is a passionate and dedicated clinician that believes in the healing process of therapy and understands how heavy the stories we carry are. She is compassionate and caring and follows the lead of those that struggle in different ways while using evidence-based therapeutic modalities.
Inma has experience working with children and adults, and provides services tailored to the developmental level and needs. She uses a relationship-based approach and her modalities are trauma-informed. She has a passion for helping people feel more connected, grounded and safe in their relationships.
Children and family psychotherapy
- Clinical Supervision
- Play Therapy Supervision
Areas of Expertise
Psychotherapy for adults, children, and families, clinical supervision, and psychological evaluations for immigration proceedings
Inma Iglesias, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with adults, children, and families in different multicultural settings. Originally from Spain, she speaks Spanish and English fluently.
Inma received her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. in 2011 and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Salamanca, Spain, in 1999. She holds a clinical license in Washington, DC, and Maryland.
Inma is a board approved Social Work Supervisor by the state of Maryland, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist, a certified Child-Parent Psychotherapist, and a Level I Theraplay practitioner. In addition to working in the private practice setting, she has experience providing therapy in schools, outpatient clinics, and community non-profits.
Inma has extensive experience working with adults. Some of her areas of expertise and interest are relationships, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and chronic stress. She provides Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal-Family Systems Therapy, Grief Counseling, and Positive Psychology. She integrates body work and expressive therapies based on the interest of her clients.
Additionally, she has experience providing family therapy and helping children heal and cope with their struggles. She uses different modalities using the kids' main form of communication: play, sand tray, art, mindfulness, music, and movement. Her areas of clinical expertise include trauma, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, ADHD, home transitions (divorce, loss of a loved one, blended families, and family reunification), and disruptive behavior. She has experience working with children from birth to age 13, as well as their parents.
Inma has experience providing immigration evaluations for asylum seekers. She completed the training on Medical and Psychological Evaluation and Documentation of Torture at Georgetown University School of Medicine, with the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and their affiliation with TASSC (Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition). Inma has experience writing immigration evaluations for asylum, humanitarian asylum, and withholding of removal.
Inma has additional experience providing clinical supervision, training, and consultation. She has special interest in trauma-informed supervision, reflective supervision, and is knowledgeable in several theories that inform her supervision style (attachment and relationships, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral theory). She also incorporates cultural concepts in her approach to case presentations. She has extensive experience orienting and training new clinicians and helping set up play therapy rooms.
Some of the trainings Inma has provided include the following:
Parenting through COVID
Trauma and the brain
Creating a Trauma-Informed School Culture
Teachers Wellness and Stress Management
Clinical Supervision 101
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Identifying and Responding to Bullying
Parenting After Separation
Foundations of Positive Parenting
Assessment and Treatment of Clients using Expressive Therapies
Registered-Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S)
Inma has satisfied all applicable application criteria and requirements by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to earn this credential. Check out the website to learn more about play therapy, the benefits of play, and how children use play as the primary form of communication.
Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Provider
CPP is an evidence-based therapeutic modality for young children from birth to age five and their parents/caregivers. It supports family strengths and relationships, and it helps families heal and grow after stressful and scary experiences. Inma has completed the 18-month training, which includes in-person didactic training, consultation phone calls, and case-based graduation criteria. She is currently a CPP approved provider.
To learn more about CPP, please visit the website:
Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT)
PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems. PCIT is conducted through “coaching” sessions during which the parent wears a “bug-in-the-ear” device through which the therapist provides live coaching on skills to manage the child’s behavior. PCIT can be completed within 12-20 sessions, though treatment is not time-limited. PCIT is recommended for children 2-7 years old.
To learn more about PCIT, please visit the website:
Theraplay Level 1 Practitioner
Theraplay is an evidence-based child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child, and it’s personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: structure, engagement, nurture, and challenge. Theraplay sessions create an emotional connection between the child and caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable, and of relationships as positive and rewarding.
To learn more about Theraplay, please visit the website:
Advancing the Wellbeing of Latino Families in DC using a Community of Practice Approach, Universidad Central del Caribe, Puerto Rico, February, 2021
Stress, Trauma and Coping in the times of COVID-19, AmeriHealth Behavioral Health Webinar, Washington, DC. September, 2020
PCIT at the schools: Lessons learned, School Based Mental Health Annual Conference, Washington, DC. July, 2017
Case Management in Action for Families and Youth, DHS-IMA Annual Conference, Washington, DC. August, 2009
Family Matters – An Essential Connection, DHS-IMA Annual Conference, Washington, DC. August, 2008