Randall O’Toole, LCSW


Randall is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and DC with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a clinical setting.  Randall is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Service.  He has also completed advanced certificate training programs at the Washington School of Psychiatry in Clinical Social Work with Children and Adolescents as well as Clinical Supervision.

In addition to his active private practice, Randall is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the National Catholic School of Social Service where he is also the Director of the Online MSW Program.  Randall develops and teaches classes in the MSW graduate program to include: Family Therapy, Working with Adolescents, Attachment Theory and Neurobiology, Clinical Impact of Trauma, Psychodynamic Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Theory.

Randall is also affiliated with the Washington School of Psychiatry. He is a faculty member in the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program and is the co-chair of WSP’s Clinical Program.

Randall’s private practice specializes in work with children, adolescents, and families.  He has a particular interest in involving parents and families in the treatment process.  He has a great deal of experience working with adoption, foster care, and other issues related to family trauma and disruption.  Randall was previously the Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Adolescent and Family Growth Center, a treatment foster care agency, where he focused on developing and implementing effective interventions for children and families as well as actively training staff.  Randall is an active clinical supervisor, supervising new therapists in the field toward clinical licensure.

Anxiety, depression, and issues related to mood dysreguation
Bipolar Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning issues
Trauma and adjustment issues
Attachment issues, particularly related to adoption and foster care
Adolescent behavior and development
Parenting issues including communication and relationship enhancement
Risk behaviors including self-harm and suicide assessment
Social anxiety
Self-esteem issues
Interpersonal relationships

Master of Social Work, The Catholic University of America, National School of Social Service, Washington, DC
Certificate, Washington School of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program, Washington DC


O’Toole, R., & Grady, M. D. (2021). Clinical social work with adolescents and young adults. In J. Brandell (Ed.) Theory & practice in clinical social work (3rd ed., pp. 123-146). New York, NY: Sage Press.

Grady, M. D., & O’Toole, R. (2021). Psychosocial theory. In K. Strom (Associate Ed.) Social workers’ desk reference (4th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Advance psychodynamic and relational models
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CAMS Suicidality Assessment and Treatment
Family therapy and family systems work
Functional family therapy
Motivational interviewing
Trauma-Focused Therapy
CBT (Beck Institute)
Child Centered Play Therapy
Attachment Based Family Therapy
Mentalization Based Treatment

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia (LCSW)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia (LICSW)
Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical in Maryland