“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 helping clients with anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss, companion animal bereavement, 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
- Neurofeedback (in training)
- 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 inhibit them from achieving their goals. Working through a somatic lens, Regina helps clients recognize how emotions present themselves in the body and how to utilize body responses as a tool for insight, healing and growth.
In addition to her therapy practice at Viva Associates, Regina works in the palliative care program at Washington Hospital Center, where she provides supportive counseling, crisis intervention and stress management services to terminally ill patients and their families. She also serves as program faculty for the palliative care physician fellows and social work internship training programs. She is currently helping to develop a learning module on vicarious trauma for new and early-career nurses. Regina is also involved in clinical research on social work practice with the serious and terminally ill.
Other Skills and Experiences
Regina previously worked in the bone marrow transplant program at Children’s National Medical Center, where she provided supportive 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.
To contact Regina directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.265.1000, ext 121.