We are a community of therapists who are passionate about providing advanced, solution-focused therapies that meet your unique needs.
Each of our therapists is trauma-informed with experience not only in talk-therapy, but in brain and body-based approaches.
The Viva Center was founded by Julie Lopez, PhD, LICSW, in 2010. Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, Viva grew from a tiny practice with just a handful of clinicians to an entire community of people brought together by the desire to end the stigma against mental illness and to promote happiness and health across DC.
At Viva, we aim to empower clients through therapies that focus on their individual needs and strengths. We also aim to support our fellow DC clinicians by providing community and training opportunities, such as our Holistic Professionals Group.
In 2018, we launched our comprehensive library of free mental health resources, the Resilient Brain Project (RBP). We are constantly updating RBP with podcasts, playlists, research, apps, worksheets, and more!