James P. McMurrer, MD
James P. McMurrer is Inova Kellar Center's medical director and has served at the center since it opened in 1991. Dr. McMurrer is board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and also completed an internship, residency and fellowship from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. McMurrer has served our community for 35 years, currently as chairman of the Mental Health Committee of the Fairfax County Medical Society, and as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. McMurrer has been recognized as one of the top doctors in the Washington area by Washingtonian Magazine. As medical director of Inova Kellar Center, he partners with our clinical staff to provide direction and leadership.
Lorency Fernando, MD
Lorency Fernando, MD, is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.
Dr. Fernando received her medical degree from Kilpauk Medical College in Chennai, India. She completed her internship residency at Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN, and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, where she served as chief resident for the 2004 and 2005 academic years. She received the William P. Moore, MD, and Roy N. Aruffo, MD, Resident Award of Excellence in 2005.
Dr. Fernando provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management and developmental guidance in our clinic. Her areas of interest include childhood affective and anxiety disorders, ADHD, psychiatric and behavioral manifestations of Aspergers and autistic spectrum disorders, and personality disorders in adolescents.
Gordon Gondos, MD
Gordon Gondos, MD, is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry. He has worked with Inova Kellar Center patients and their families for more than 10 years.
Dr. Gondos received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia and completed an internship and residency from Albany Medical Center, and a fellowship from Children's National Medical Center. He also is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Stephanie Mayrant, MD
Stephanie Mayrant, MD, is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She completed a psychiatry residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where she was named chief resident.
Dr. Mayrant is board certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry and is board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry. At Inova Kellar Center she provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, developmental guidance and psychotherapy. Her areas of interest include eating disorders, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. She also has extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT and exposure response prevention therapy.
Shruti Tewari, MD
Shruti Tewari, MD, received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. She completed her residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She served as chief resident for the 2010-11 academic year and was awarded the Dee Grant Addiction Medicine Award during residency.
At Inova Kellar Center, Dr. Tewari provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, therapy and developmental guidance. Her areas of interest include childhood affective and anxiety disorders and preschool evaluations. She has an interest in the area of disaster and refugee psychiatry as well as working with culturally diverse populations. She enjoys being an advocate in the field of children’s mental health.
Dr. Tewari is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry and board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Sonia Thomas, MD
Sonia Thomas, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Since 2005, at the Inova Kellar Center Dr. Thomas has provided treatment to children, adolescents and their families in the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Family Services. In this role, she provides medication management, developmental guidance and preschool consultation to children with sleeping, feeding or behavioral difficulties.
As a member of the Kellar Center Leadership Team, she provides clinical supervision, instruction and direction to the therapists and supports staff throughout the organization. In addition to her role with Inova Kellar Center, Dr. Thomas is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, DC.
A graduate of Goa medical College in Goa, India, she completed her Psychiatry Residency at Howard University Hospital, Washington DC. She also completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where she was named Chief Resident. Dr. Thomas's clinical areas of interest include adolescent substance related disorders and childhood affective and anxiety disorders.
Beth Brocato, LCSW
Beth Brocato, LCSW, completed her undergraduate studies in family and child development at Virginia Tech, followed by her master’s in clinical social work at VCU in 2001. Post- graduate experience includes providing therapy for adults with chronic mental illness, providing in-home therapy for at-risk adolescents and foster children in Los Angeles County and managing a day– rehabilitation program for severely emotionally disturbed children.
Ms. Brocato joined Inova Kellar Center in 2007, initially serving as a program anchor in the Partial Hospitalization Program. Since 2008 she has worked in the Outpatient Department providing individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She co-facilitates a DBT group for adolescents and currently participates in an advanced psychotherapy training program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Clinical interests include affective disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, attachment related issues and personality disorders.
Lynn Field, PhD, LPC
Lynn Field, PhD, LPC, received her doctorate in clinical counseling from George Mason University and is a licensed professional counselor. At Inova Kellar Center, Dr. Field works with adolescents, adults and families. She has considerable experience with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Dr. Field has published text book chapters on mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder in adolescents as well as mental illness in adult and adolescent substance abusers.
She spent nine years in private practice and seven years at the Women’s Center in Northern Virginia and continues to take an active role in clinical supervision. Dr. Field is a member of the National Eating Disorder Association and the Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
J. Thomas Giroux, PhD
J. Thomas Giroux, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and manager of Outpatient Psychological Services at Inova Kellar Center. He received his doctorate in psychology from Michigan State University and completed his internship at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Rockville, MD. His broad range of clinical experience includes working within public school systems to developing and implementing an attention disorders evaluation program within a large national health maintenance organization. He has also been an adjunct professor of psychology at George Mason University.
Dr. Giroux provides psychological and educational evaluations, individual and family therapy, and parent guidance. His areas of interest include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders and cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches to treatment.
Jean McGuire-Robb, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Ms. McGuire-Robb is an outpatient therapist at Inova Kellar Center. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's in education from George Mason University, and a master's in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also has completed courses necessary for licensure in special education to broaden her expertise.
Ms. McGuire-Robb is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who works with individuals, couples and families on improving the quality of their lives and relationships. She also provides group sessions to explore clinical, educational and personal enrichment topics. Ms. McGuire-Robb is an experienced high school teacher and administrator, licensed in both mainstream and special education, which provides her with additional skills in working with a wide range of adolescent and family issue during these challenging years.
Tara Tozzi, PsyD
Tara Tozzi, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked at Inova Kellar Center since 2008. Dr. Tozzi received her doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed her predoctoral internship at New Lifestyles, a long term residential facility for young adults in Winchester, Virginia, and completed her postdoctoral residency at Inova Kellar Center where she worked as the program anchor in the Partial Hospitalization Program.
Dr. Tozzi currently provides psychological testing services to assess attention and learning abilities as well as behavioral, emotional, and intellectual functioning. She also provides individual and family psychotherapy services and leads an adolescent boys’ therapy group. Her areas of interest include ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, and personality disorders in adolescents and young adults.