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Meet Our Amazing Team

Compassionate. Knowledgeable. Collaborative.

Our therapists wholeheartedly believe in resilience and growth, and work to individualize treatment for each unique person and family. 


Finding the right therapist is all about finding a comfortable, easy connection. The best way to get a feel for that is to schedule a no-cost consultation. It’s easy, and we love hearing from folks who are about to make positive changes in their lives.

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Melanie Froemke


Founder & Team Developer, River Grove Therapy
Children, Adolescents, & Adults

Hi! I’m Melanie Froemke and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and experienced Yoga Teacher. I help children, adolescents, and adults with all different kinds of struggles. I am constantly  curious to learn more about my clients and the amazing resilience and strength they possess. I am passionate about the work I do and grateful to be part of your courageous journey! I truly believe in the value of therapy, the power of the therapeutic relationship and the healing we can do together. I would love to have you learn more about my work and how I may be able to help you.

Cindy Hanig, LMSW

Children, Adolescents & Adults

Hello! My name is Cindy Hanig, and I am a Licensed Master's Social Worker who works with teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, or traumatic experiences.  Whether you are experiencing crisis in your life, or working to manage daily stressors, I can provide the help you need to feel successful and fulfilled. I look forward to helping you on your journey toward healing and growth!

I currently specialize in working with individuals who have struggles with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, difficulty managing stress, life adjustment, trauma, grief and loss, and familial conflict.

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Leah Young, MSW

Children & Adolescents

Hi there! I'm Leah Young, MSW. My training in EMDR, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts (Sand Tray & Art), and DBT, among other evidenced-based techniques, allows me to tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client. I aim to provide a welcoming space where your authentic self feels valued, open, and ready to embark on the healing journey. Rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, let me help you in fully embracing your life in the present moment. I am honored to serve as a helper in your journey towards healing and growth and look forward to supporting you in achieving your goals. 

Katie Volante, LMSW

Children, Adolescents & Adults

Hi! I'm Katie Volante, MSW. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, substance abuse, identity conflicts, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress, grief, and interpersonal violence. My trauma-informed, integrative approach to therapy promotes an adaptive and personalized environment that supports each client's individual strengths, needs, and goals.

As a member and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, I intimately understand the complex challenges its members face and am dedicated to providing inclusive, affirming care that celebrates diversity.


Uma Gupta, Student Intern

Psychology Undergraduate, NYU

Hi! I'm Uma! I’m currently serving as an intern at River Grove Therapy, behind the scenes. I am a rising undergraduate senior year student at New York University (NYU), pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in both Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Anthropology. Although I spend most of my time in New York City, I was born and raised in Northern Virginia and come back often to visit. I am passionate about mental health and holistic approaches. As a committed, engaged, and motivated student, I am dedicated to contributing research and analytical skills to assist in any way possible. My goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of others through compassionate, effective, and affordable psychological care.

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