Community Engagement Specialist
“I believe that all individuals have the capacity to change and innate ability to heal from past wounds. My work involves helping clients uncover their strengths and potential for living well.”
Regina specializes in anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss, loss of companion animals, and trauma, including trauma from medical treatment. She has in-depth clinical experience working with chronic and terminal illness.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Reiki (light-touch energy balancing)
- Narrative therapy
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Certificate in Trauma Informed Clinical Practice
Regina uses a combination of cognitive, behavioral, energy, and body-based approaches to help clients gain awareness of thought and behavior patterns that prevent them from achieving their goals. Working through a bodily lens, Regina helps clients recognize how emotions present themselves in the body and how to utilize physical responses for insight, healing and growth.
Regina previously worked in the palliative care program at Washington Hospital Center, where she provided counseling, crisis intervention and stress management to terminally ill patients and their families. She was involved in clinical research on social work practice with the serious and terminally ill.
Regina has written on a number of topics, including “The Queer Mental Health Movement,” “Grieving the Loss of a Pet,”and “Self-Guided Approaches To Bring Relief From Chronic Pain.”
Other Skills and Experiences
Regina previously worked in the bone marrow transplant program at Children’s National Medical Center, where she provided counseling, stress management and grief/bereavement counseling to seriously ill children and adolescents and their families. She has specialized training in working with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Regina received her master’s in social work from the National Catholic School of Social Service at Catholic University in Washington, and a bachelor’s in English Literature from Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts.
You can contact Regina directly via email.