A World Empowered to Heal. This includes a world with widespread:
1) Knowledge that change is possible
2) Access to cutting edge neuropsychology and services
3) Compassion for normal responses to trauma
To facilitate optimal living for individuals seeking personal improvement through empowerment-based psychotherapy, clinical trainings, and online wellness programs.
Our trauma informed, client-centered approaches to mental health are rooted in advancements in Neuropsychology.
Viva clinicians are able to go beyond traditional talk therapy with non-verbal body and brain based therapies for a results-driven client experience.
The Viva Center was founded by Julie Lopez, PhD, LICSW, in 2010. Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, the Viva Center is an empowerment-based group of trauma-informed therapists who work to promote mental and emotional health in their clients and overall health in the DC community. Viva’s services include advanced therapeutic techniques such as psychodynamic therapies, brain-based therapies, behavioral therapies, mindfulness-based therapies, expressive therapies, energy therapies, and more.
Viva also offers an array of services to support the healing professional: networking, supervision, post-graduate training, affiliate opportunities, workshop space, collaborative relationships and continuing education.
In 2018, Viva launched their comprehensive library of free mental health resources, the Resilient Brain Project (RBP). In addition to constantly updating the library with new apps, podcasts, research, and more, the RBP team is currently developing an app to promote workplace wellness.