ALEXANDRA K. RYMLAND, LCSW-C
Highly motivated clinical social worker. In 24 years, I have built a successful
private psychotherapy practice with expertise in addictions, sexual abuse,
depression and anxiety disorders; with extensive experience in cross-cultural
and diverse populations. I have created innovative programs for patients
with chronic mental illness; and developed new treatment programs in community
mental health. I lead workshops in the United States and Mexico, using
yoga, mindfulness meditation, writing and ritual as tools for healing.
Before social work, my career included award-winning advertising/marketing
executive and administrative assistant to a well-known developer.
Master of Social Work, University of Maryland School of Social
graduating class speaker, editor Cause & Function, vice president
student government, dean’s scholarship. May 1983
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Business, Antioch University
Developed and taught curriculum “Eastern Philosophy and Western
Thought: an experiential approach.” Wrote grants and facilitated
experiential therapy programs for forensic patients. March 1978
Alexandra Rymland, LCSW-C (1983-present)
Private psychotherapy practice with individuals, couples, families, groups.
Clinical Social Worker III (1986-1997)
State of MD, Carroll County Community Mental Health Programs.
In this long-term career position, I started as a psychotherapist in adult
community mental health, honing skills in individual, couples and
family therapy as part of a skillful Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
I was responsible for assessments, treatment plans, case management, home
visits and providing psychotherapy.
With proven expertise in systemic family therapy, written and verbal
communication, I was chosen to participate in developing a unit for children,
adolescents and their families. I provided individual, family and
group therapy; liaison with courts and other agencies; case management;
specialization in sexual/substance abuse. I served on the Governor’s
Teen Suicide Prevention Team.
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, U. of MD School of Social Work (1989-93)
I taught and supervised graduate social work interns all phases of clinical
and administrative social work, using Teaching Model for Supervision,
a manual for field instruction I wrote emphasizing systemic psychotherapy
in an integrated treatment approach.
Clinical Director, Carroll County Rehabilitation Program. I improved
delivery of services to chronically mentally ill patients through development
of effective in-service programs for therapists and staff under my supervision.
I was active in community relations to remove the stigma of mental illness,
edited the Policy & Procedures Manual and served on the Quality Assurance
Psychiatric Social Worker, Gundry Hospital (1983-86)
This inpatient psychiatric hospital for women was focused heavily on treatment
and systemic psychotherapy. In addition to individual, couples and family
therapy, I created experiential therapy programs, directed psychodrama
and wrote Psycho-education Model for patients and families. I served on
the Community Outreach Team and PR Committee.
prior to social work career
Volunteer Activities Coordinator, MD Mental Hygiene Admin. (1978-81)
I created Volunteer/Community Relations Programs for inpatient community
psychiatric hospital. Toward removing the stigma of mental illness, I
organized a Citizens Advisory Board, produced and narrated a slide show
and developed expressive therapy programs among State hospitals. I facilitated
yoga therapy and psychodrama.
Community Organizer, Barbara Mikulski Congressional Primary (1976)
Wrote press releases and assisted volunteer/fund raising activities.
Marketing Projects Manager, National Brewing Company (1968-71)
As National’s first female executive, my focus was marketing programs
for women and young adults. I produced cooking with beer contests, an
award-winning cookbook and slide show, and traveled nationwide as National’s
Administrative Assistant, The Rouse Company (1960-67)
Managed office of vice president in charge of land acquisition, planning
and design for Columbia New Town.
National Association of Social Workers (1983-present)
Walters Art Gallery Committee for Hackerman House (1990-91)
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center of Baltimore, Bd of Directors (1987-89)
Patuxent Institution Inside-out Cultural Exchange, Bd of Directors (1979-81)
Baltimore Tutorial Project, Bd of Directors (1968-70)
Mayor’s Committee for a Livelier Baltimore (1968-70)
Editor’s Choice Award, National Library of Poetry (1997)
Social Work Direct Services Award, State of Maryland (1991)
Community Service Award, MD United Way (1979 and 1980)
ADDY Award for Creative Writing & Design Excellence for
What’s Cookin’ with National, American Advertising Federation