“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
--- Fred Rogers
OTR clinicians have been leaders in implementing and creating new systems of change in programs to address the unmet needs of clients while supervising treatment teams (clinicians, MA student interns, and direct care staff). In leading treatment teams, Jennifer and Sarah have always made concerted efforts in assessing the team’s needs, advocating for, and creating positive work environments.
OTR offers day, evening, and weekend appointments to be flexible with our client's life schedules to the best of our ability. We begin with an intake assessment appointment to decide what best fits your needs. We also may ask for a phone screening when needed to make the best decision on the services requested. At this time we have a small team of clinicians with varied times available. You are welcome to be added to OTR's wait list if open until a clinician atOTR is available. We assess the need of the requests and for specific populations referred to us.
***Are you on our waiting list (if we currently have one)? Please feel free to email and check in. We go through our list based on times and days needed and clinician availability in the order we receive inquiries. When a spot opens that meets your needs and you are next on the list we send you an email and/or call to see if you are still interested. If we do not hear back you are removed from the list.***
1801 Columbia Rd. NW
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and the services we provide.
We are Over the Rainbow, LLC Counseling and Support Services. OTR is a small women-owned private practice located conveniently in NW Washington, DC and Old Town Alexandria, VA. OTR is metro accessible and in safe and confidential locations.
The mission of OTR is to provide ethical and professional clinical services to all our clients. We run our practice with integrity and as a team.
OTR’s commitment to our clients is to empower, support, and guide them on a journey of healing and growth.
OTR believes that in order to provide the best treatment, clinicians should be flexible and diverse in their therapeutic approach. Good treatment does not simply come in the form of a worksheet, a manual, or a text book. When you look at the big picture of therapy you see CBT woven into practice with other theoretical approaches to truly address the person as a whole.
What's the story behind the Logo?
Our logo comes from a painting gifted to us. It was found at a market in Brazil in 2007. The scene was painted by siblings; a brother and sister. One sibling was blind and the other hearing impaired...showing the human ability to adapt and the strength of our natural resiliency. This painting has been a special part of us since 2008. The original hangs in our DC office.
Sarah Farnaby PsyD, LPC, LCPC and
Jennifer Fuentes MS, LPC are the owners of Over the Rainbow, LLC counseling and support services. Jennifer and Sarah have over 25 years combined experience working with a range of inclusive clinical focus and experience specializing in work with survivors of trauma. The spectrum of trauma treatment spans from LGBTQA+ issues, domestic violence, sexual, physical abuse and neglect, sexual assault, community violence, natural disaster, public safety/first responder employees, healthcare workers, to international aid employees and journalists in a wide array of settings.
Sarah and Jennifer have specialized training in the integration of theoretical approaches to address Trauma and Attachment issues with a focus on affect regulation paired with effective relaxation tools along with the importance of the trauma narrative. They both also have training and experience with the use of various cognitive and psychodynamic approaches with those overcoming trauma and adapt techniques to each person's needs. Both integrate into their treatment numerous modalities inclusively by integrating art, therapeutic journaling, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques, and more based on the client’s assessed needs, presenting concerns and learning styles.
Both women have worked clinically with juvenile court systems and local law enforcement and social service agencies. Within their work with law enforcement/public safety they have provided clinical support services to local and federal public safety and their families as well as humanitarian workers. Both Sarah and Jennifer have been volunteers with their local Disaster Response Mental Health Teams. They make it a priority to Help the Helpers.
Throughout their careers, Sarah and Jennifer have held the belief that community education and outreach is a vehicle of change. Thus they have provided multiple community trainings throughout their careers for a variety of service providers and criminal justice employees. They also contract with other clinical teams in multiple settings integrating services and styles of treatment and providing clinical supervision for graduate clinicians and professional counselors seeking licensure.
OTR chooses clinicians to join our team who have extensive experience in the areas OTR specializes in and have been supervised and/or trained by or worked closely with Sarah and Jennifer. All our staff are experienced in the inclusive treatment of trauma related issues as well as working with public safety, humanitarian aid workers, healthcare workers, and military.
1316 King St.
Over The Rainbow, LLC
Interested in joining the OTR Team?
We are seeking additional part time licensed committed clinical staff!
If you have experience in a wide variety of trauma treatment populations and general practice get in touch with us!
For more information please send inquiries to:
Jennifer Fuentes, MS, LPC (Owner and Clinician)
Sarah Farnaby, PsyD, LPC, LCPC (Owner and Clinician)
Jeremy Hube, MA, LPC
Simona Efanov, Psy.D, LCP
Melanie Flossman, MSW, MPA, LCSW
Kristin Dezen, PhD, LCP
Nadia Khansa, MA, LGPC
Nicole Smith, MA, LGPC
Lexie Beckstrand, MA, QMHP
Shawnita McComb, MA, NCC, LGPC
Abbie Ochoa, QMHP (Clinical Resident-in-Training)