Our therapists provide results-oriented psychotherapy services in a safe and empowering environment. The treatment we provide is guided by our core values:
You are unique and therefore have unique treatment needs.
All of our clinicians have advanced training in one or more of three brain based therapies: EMDR, neurofeedback, and brainspotting. Each therapist also has additional training in other mind-body therapies such as mindfulness-based, expressive, and energy therapies. These integrative therapeutic approaches provide powerful avenues to accessing the complex human system.
Learning through Connection
Each Viva therapist is dedicated to ongoing clinical growth and development. Our clinicians have either completed or are currently enrolled in our Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice certificate program, and all therapists participate in peer supervision for each of our brain-based therapies. Most Viva therapists have received training in DBT, and several also participate in external consultation groups for diverse specialties including psychodynamic therapy, couples therapy, sex therapy, and trauma therapy. Because Viva trainings and supervisions are either free or heavily subsidized, our therapists are able to place heavy emphasis on training and consultation.
Every Viva therapist is fully licensed in the District of Columbia and is in good standing with their professional boards. Their rates correlate to their training and experience as follows: Supervisors, 195/session; Licensed Independent Social Worker, 180/session; Licensed Graduate Social Worker, 165/session.
Licensed Graduate Social Worker
Clinical Operations Manager
Logan has an extensive background working with children, adolescents, and their communities on issues like intergenerational trauma, anxiety, and depression. 165/45-min session.
Holistic Professionals Group Chairperson
Jacky specializes in adults with a history of relationship/attachment issues and complex trauma. She approaches sessions from a compassionate perspective that looks at your strengths. 165/45-min session.
Benny works with adolescents and adults on issues ranging from sexual and power-based violence to self-harm and suicide. She approaches her work from an intersectional lens, and speaks both English and Spanish. 165/45-min session.
Clinical Events & Communications Manager
Sarah supports adolescents and adults age 15 and up with issues including abuse, self-harm, sexual violence, and relationships. She uses psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches. 165/45-minute session.
Clinical Program Manager
Arielle specializes in supporting adolescents and adults with complicated grief, trauma, substance use, anxiety, and depression. She uses mind and body-based methods alongside a psychodynamic approach. 165/45-min session.
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Nicole specializes in the relationship between trauma and intersectionality. She is affirming to the unique experiences of queer and trans*, non-binary, and gender expansive communities, and infuses nature, mindfulness, and expressive arts into treatment. 180/45-min session.
Kristin works with clients who may be experiencing complex trauma, substance abuse, relationship challenges, and self-esteem issues. She has experience with first-responders, particularly police officers. 180/45-min session.
Lenna uses mindfulness, brain-based, and yogic approaches to treating different forms of trauma, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, and neglect. She also works with identity, sexuality, and relationships. 180/45-min talk or brain-based therapy session.
Director of Community Engagement
Alina offers both individual and couples therapy. Her expertise covers relationships, sexuality, domestic violence, and other forms of trauma. 180/45-min individual therapy, 260/60-minute couples therapy.
Stacey utilizes techniques from body-oriented psychotherapies, mindfulness and brain-based therapies. She specializes in supporting individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, major life transitions, and those working to recover from traumatic experiences. 180/45-min talk or brain-based therapy, 100/45-min Reiki.
Regina uses techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, neurofeedback, and more to treat issues such as grief, anxiety, and trauma. She has extensive experience working with chronic and terminal illness in a hospital setting. Regina is passionate about working with companion animal bereavement. 180/45-min talk or brain-based therapy session, 100/45-min Reiki.
Elizabeth works with adults coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, and chronic and terminal illness using EMDR, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as a bit of humor. 180/45-min session.
Clinical Program Director
Georgiana Mora specializes in trauma, anxiety, gender, sexuality, and relationship issues. She uses elements of psychodynamic, mind-body therapies, EMDR, and Brainspotting. 195/45-min session..
Neurofeedback & EMDR Supervisor
Melanie draws on psychodynamic therapy, bodily responses, and brain-based therapies to support her clients. She specializes in depression and mania, anxiety, life changes, grief, and trauma. Melanie is the Viva Center’s Neurofeedback and EMDR Supervisor. 195/45-min session.