I offer a collaborative and systemic approach to therapy with couples, families and individuals. I graduated from Virginia Tech’s COAMFTE-accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program where I received a Master of Science degree in Human Development. I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). In addition, I am a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work’s post graduate Sexual Health Certificate Program/Sex Therapy Track. I am also credentialed in the District of Columbia as a Certified Addiction Counselor I, and am a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist through the Center for Self Leadership.
Before transitioning into the mental health field, I spent the past two decades working and traveling in the United States as well as in Europe, Africa and Asia. In addition, I speak French fluently having spent two years studying in France (in high school and college), along with having worked in several French-speaking African countries. As a result of my education and training, I have worked for a variety of organizations such as The Washington Times, The World Bank, Central Texas College and the U.S. Federal Government.
I am a veteran, having serviced on active duty with the U.S. Army and currently work full-time as the director of the DC Vet Center, Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my Tunisian wife who has provided me with invaluable insights into intercultural marriages and stepfamily dynamics. This has allowed me to become a better human being as well as a more knowledgeable therapist regarding the topics of multiculturalism and stepfamily issues.
With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Education and Additional Training
MS – Human Development: Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Virginia Tech, Falls Church, VA
MS – Public Relations
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
MA – French Studies, Institute of French Studies
New York University, NY, NY
BA – French Language and Culture
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Post graduate – Sexual Health Certificate Program/Sex Therapy Track
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (SSW)
IFS Institute – Levels I, 2, and 3 Internal Family Systems
HD 5344: Perspectives on Human Sexuality (2017 and 2019); Virginia Tech MFT Master’s Program, Falls Church, VA.
Licenses & Certifications
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina)
Certified Addiction Counselor I (DC)
AASECT Sex Therapist Supervisor-in-Training
Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (IFS)
Mojta, C., & Wittenborn, A.K. (2009, October). Stepfamily challenges, successes and preventative interventions. Poster presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Sacramento, CA.
Mojta, C., Falconier, M., Huebner, A. (2014). Fostering Self-Awareness in Novice Therapists Using Internal Family Systems Therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 67-78. – View PDF
Professional Activities and Memberships
Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Professional Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
Full Member of Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)