Veturah Downer, LICSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C

Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Veturah Downer, LICSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C, is excited to join the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National as a Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist within the Clark Parent & Child Network Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar. Veturah was born and raised in Prince George’s County and has familial roots in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is an alumna of Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in social work. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Veturah has extensive experience working with children and their families in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area. 


Outside of her professional career, she is a wife and mother who enjoys traveling within the U.S. and internationally; assists with births as a Certified Birth Doula; cooks; and makes an impact through sisterhood, service and scholarship as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Veturah looks forward to supporting and changing the narrative for birthing mothers in the greater DC region.   

The Clark Parent & Child Network Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab