Glennon received her bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Guilford College, followed by a Masters in Social Work, with a concentration in Family Systems, from New York University in 1998. She began her career as a psychotherapist at The Boys’ and Girls’ Homes and Community Services outreach program in Silver Spring, MD, where she developed a pilot program for troubled youth that included the whole family in the treatment process.
In 2003, Glennon completed her postgraduate training at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. During this two-year program, she worked as an intern in the Georgetown Family Center’s clinic seeing families, couples and individuals using Bowen theory as a guiding principal. Glennon also consulted at The Counseling Center at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church where she worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stressful life transitions, and marital and relationship problems. She also provided premarital counseling, which remains an important part of her practice today.
Glennon began studying neurofeedback with Priscilla Friesen in 2004, and has incorporated it as a regular and useful tool in her practice. While she has found that neurofeedback is extremely helpful for someone with issues on the anxiety spectrum, she also has an increasing interest in how neurofeedback is helpful for people suffering from migraine headaches. Other neurofeedback interests include working with both children and adults affected by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and those with performance-related anxieties (sports, presentations, testing, etc.). Over the years, she has seen first hand how neurofeedback contributes significantly to the process of self-regulation and thus a decrease of symptoms related to anxiety. Examples from her own practice include insomnia, fear of flying, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and depression.
The same is true within a relationship system. The less anxiety one can learn to experience as a result of the relationship, the more thoughtful one can become about their own functioning within it. As individuals begin to take responsibility for their own functioning within the system, anxiety often decreases which makes both life and relationships more rewarding.
Glennon has a strong sense of the mind-body connection, and views this as an integral part of any healing process. Through athletic endeavors of her own (a marathon and a number of triathlons), she has learned first hand how quieting the mind and creating positive neural pathways (thinking) decreases anxiety and thereby increases the body’s ability to perform. Living optimally means balancing the energy of your mind, body and spirit.