Matt Levine, LCSW

As the founder of Summit Counseling Services, Matt Levine, LCSW provides child, adolescent, and family therapy, eliciting a young person’s strengths to achieve proven results.

He specializes in treating young people (5-19) who have problems with self-esteem, motivation, using appropriate behavior, addiction to technology, substance abuse, body image, social skills, and symptoms of depression and anxiety.

His family therapy services focus on reducing negativity and strengthening bonds through improved communication skills, understanding relational needs, building resiliency, and conflict resolution.

He has extensive experience with individualized counseling, family therapy, social service, behavioral health, and juvenile justice agencies in the region. He has served as an expert witness regarding the effects of psychological child abuse.

He provides services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Education and Experience


City of Alexandria, Department of Community and Human Services, 2016-present

Center for Children and Families, Senior Therapist

He provides therapy, case management, and parent training in English and Spanish. He works at schools, detention facilities, homes, and a clinic. He supports parents through the IEP process to guarantee their child has their educational needs met.

City of Alexandria, Department of Community and Human Services, 2011-2012

Center for Children and Families

Matt worked in the foster care division, where he implemented interventions to return children to their birth families, kin, or be place with adoptive families.


D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS)

There Matt provided social work services for youth committed by the courts to DYRS. He had to determine appropriate level of care for youth, while balancing public safety versus the youths’ rehabilitation needs.

D.C. Department of Human Services (DHS), 2014-2016

Parent and Adolescent Support Services Program

At DHS, Matt was a family therapist for youth involved in a court-ordered diversion program and also provided case management services



MSW, University of Connecticut

Masters in social work with an emphasis on counseling families and youths.

2012 – 2013

Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center

At Yale, Matt provided therapy and case management services to children and families, utilizing motivational interviewing, CBT, exposure, and psychodynamic therapies. He taught parent management training classes and participated in weekly clinical rounds with psychology, social work, and psychiatry trainees.


BA, University of Virginia

At UVA, Matt double-majored in Foreign Affairs and Spanish. He was involved in a number of activities as well, volunteering in Madison House (UVA’s student-based service organization), leading the Mountain Bike Club (biking continues to be one of his main passions), and studied abroad in Chile for a semester.