Rosalie Zuniga, LICSW, LCSW, PMH-C

I am an expert in providing individual counselnig for women experiencing depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or following delivery.  I have worked at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center providing individual psychotherapy services to women in the various areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology, infertility, postpartum, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, bereavement related to miscarriages, stillbirths and neonatal death, and pediatric services.  Prior to that, I was employed in child welfare, specifically for the San Diego County Children’s Services Bureau, District of Columbia Child and Family Services, and Fairfax County Department of Family Services.


I completed the “Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:  Components of Care” training by Postpartum Support International (PSI), "Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress' training by Postpartum Stress Center, and I am a Happiest Baby on the Block certified educator.  I volunteer as a PSI State Coordinator for Virginia, where I provide support, encouragement, and resources to pregnant/postpartum parent(s) and families.  


  • Candidate, Expected in 2020, Doctor of Social Work, University of Southern California

  • Master of Social Work, 1998, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 1997, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX





  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:  Components of Care - The Postpartum Support International Certificate of Completion Course is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum for health providers and social support networks.  Focus is on expert knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.

  • Resolve Through Sharing® (RTS) - "Gold Standard" in perinatal bereavement education. The evidence-based course gives the needed tools to provide outstanding relationship-based and family-centered care for bereaved families.

  • THE ART OF HOLDING PERINATAL WOMEN IN DISTRESS at the Postpartum Stress Center: Assessment, treatment, & Advanced Clinical Practice - This training is based on The Holding Approach for perinatal distress, developed by Karen Kleiman, which creates a unique framework for perinatal treatment.  The approach emphasizes the conceptualization and treatment of the specialized needs of perinatal women.  The belief is that perinatal women require an active, involved therapist. 

  • Happiest Baby on the Block educator certification:  Achieve high level of competence and understanding of the nuances to teach the 5 S’s correctly and safely.   



  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, District of Columbia, #LC50081521

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia, #0904010758