Employee Assistance Professional
Bobbie began her work with Arlington EAP in 2003 working under a grant-funded program for First Responders to the Pentagon 9/11 attacks. Bobbie is trained in NIMS (National Incident Management Response) and over the years has worked closely with the Public Health Emergency Response Team in addition to some of the public safety peer support teams. Bobbie enjoys presenting training for employees on a variety of topics including Respect in the Workplace, Managing Stress Effectively, Communicating Effectively. Bobbie earned a Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York, Albany. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from American University. She has been licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) since 1991, has been certified in Virginia as a Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), is qualified to perform SAP evaluations under the DOT regulations and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Bobbie is also a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Prior to joining the team at Arlington EAP, Bobbie worked in the Addictions Treatment Program at Virginia Hospital Center as Counseling Manager. Areas of interest include anxiety and stress management, dealing with difficult co-workers, anger management, relationship issues, coping with chronic illness, and addiction in the family. After almost 16 years with Arlington EAP, Bobbie has decided to retire from APS and spend more time with family.