An absolutely wonderful…center staffed with amazingly caring and involved people. Viva Center offers classes in wellness related to business, finances, relationships, and of course personal growth and mental health. The staff are committed to maintaining an unhurried, refuge like atmosphere and every aspect of the Viva Center reflects this intention…the Viva Center is an amazing space to explore every aspect of your soul and being. I love the work they are doing here!
You know the saying…be the person your dog thinks you are? This place helps you do just that. AWESOME.
S., from Individual Psychotherapy
The process I went through with Viva Partnership was really something. I came here in a serious crisis. Through the individual and group support I received, I gradually shifted my outlook. This in turn changed how I experienced my life and relationships. Viva created a safe space where I got to heal and grow.
J., from Individual & Group Psychotherapy
“My experience at the Viva Center was extraordinary. I saw a therapist there for almost 2 years, who walked me through EMDR twice. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and thought that it was well run. I never encountered any issues, but if I had, I know that the staff would have addressed them immediately. I would not hesitate to reach out to their wonderful team of therapists for treatment.”
A., from Individual Psychotherapy
[T]he entire Viva Center is infused with a calm, peaceful, loving spirit. Everyone I’ve encountered (including the reception staff) is generous and helpful.
This beautiful, healing atmosphere is due to the hard work and dedication of the Center’s founder, Dr. Julie Lopez. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Dr. Lopez: Caring, generous, empathic; and her clinical wisdom is superb. When you speak with her you really know that she is totally focused on listening to you and being a helpful support to you. What a gifted therapist she is.
Yes, I know I sound over-the-top, but the Viva Center really is a magical place.
My life was going at a fairly even pace but something was always missing. I felt like I had been groomed to do all the “right” things, but they weren’t my things. I went through a significant transformation where I learned how to tolerate bigger risks. As a result, I am living the life that is right for me. I am so grateful that I found Viva!
L., from Individual Psychotherapy
My experience with Viva was life-changing and heart-warming. The Viva experience that I participated in was led by a woman with excellent group facilitation skills and lots of positive supportive energy. Viva brought the best out of me and encouraged me to live more authentically and fully. I cherish the bonds that I made with the other participants.
K., from Private Practice Series
I have gotten a lot out of the services that I have received from Viva. I felt fully supported while still challenged to learn and grow. At Viva I was encouraged to focus on the things that were most helpful to me and then challenged to get to the next step. I always felt enough safety in the relationship to explore myself. I have evolved both professionally and personally.
A., from Clinical Supervision
“It was wonderful, very inspirational, very uplifting. I’m really glad I took the trip up from Philadelphia to be a part of it.”
Happy Brain, Happy You Attendee
“The Viva Center offers a unique combination of top quality psychotherapy combined with a holistic, mind-body approach. Having collaborated with Viva for over 2 years, I’ve been consistently impressed with their skill at helping individuals heal in a way that is deep, thorough, and transformational, both at the mind and body levels. They have a wealth of experience and skill in the field of healing trauma, and also have a strong dedication to integrative care, evidenced by the wide range of healing arts practitioners on staff.”
Jeremy Riesenfeld, Founder of Transformational Acupuncture
“The Viva Center is a dynamic and vibrant community offering holistic healing, given with love and care, not to mention being made up of extremely skilled and generous spirits.
You feel this as soon as you walk in the door, there is warmth and welcome and a sense of peacefulness, all in the middle of Dupont Circle!”
Annabelle Teleki, Founder of Satya Retreats