Our Clinical Associates provide results-oriented psychotherapy services in a safe and empowering environment. In addition, each of our Associates has advanced training in mind-body modalities such as brain based therapies, mindfulness based therapies, expressive therapies, and energy therapies. These integrative therapeutic approaches provide powerful avenues to accessing the complex human system.
Learn more about each of our Clinical Associates:
Clinical Program Manager
Georgiana Mora specializes in trauma, anxiety, gender, sexuality, and relationship issues. She uses elements of psychodynamic, mind-body therapies, and Brainspotting—a brain-based therapy.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Sara Staggs specializes in complex trauma and borderline personality disorder. She uses techniques from cognitive behavioral therapies and mind-body therapies, including EMDR.
Kristin works with clients who may be experiencing complex trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, relationship challenges, and self-esteem issues. She primarily uses a psychodynamic and relational approach to therapy.
Lauren works with individuals, families, and couples—supporting them through life transition, grief and loss, anxiety, and relationship issues. She integrates mindfulness into her strengths-based approach with clients.
Cheryl works with clients moving through life transitions, chronic illness, and grief and loss. She uses mindfulness work, EMDR, and solution-focused techniques to support her clients.
Erin specializes in trauma offering mindful, strengths-based therapeutic services to both individuals and groups. She attends to both the somatic (body) and emotional responses and can incorporate Brainspotting into her work.
Alina uses cognitive behavioral techniques with a strengths based perspective in her work with individuals, couples, and groups. She specializes in relationship issues, anxiety, sexuality, and trauma.
Megan uses mindfulness and experiential techniques along with Brainspotting and specializes in PTSD, depression, relationship issues, and anxiety.
Alison has received specialized training in non-verbal therapy modalities, including the expressive arts, sand tray therapy and play therapy, and offers these as supplements to traditional talk therapy. Her areas of expertise include parenting challenges, mood disorders, relationship challenges and PTSD.
Melanie draws on psychodynamic therapy, somatic experience, EMDR and Neurofeedback in her practice to support her clients. She specializes in mood regulation disorders, anxiety, life cycle changes, grief and trauma.
Dr Julie Lopez is the owner and founder of the Viva Center. She is a court and media recognized trauma expert and is deeply committed to facilitating transformations on many levels. She is certified in EMDR and specializes in working with adult adoptees, sexual abuse survivors and sub-specializes in compulsive behaviors (addictions) of all varieties. She teaches the post graduate training program on Trauma Informed Clinical Practice.