Our therapists use a results-oriented approach designed to meet your unique needs. They are dedicated to empathetic, empowerment-based support.
Our therapists have either completed or are currently enrolled in our Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice certificate program. As such, they promote anti-racism, belief in the survivors of sexual assault, and other anti-discriminatory beliefs.
Many also participate in trainings on brain-based therapies, couples therapy, sensorimotor approaches, and more. Because Viva trainings and supervisions are either free or heavily subsidized, our therapists are able to place heavy emphasis on continued learning.
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 Workers
Clinical Operations Manager
Logan has an extensive background working with intergenerational trauma, anxiety, and depression. She uses a range of trauma-informed cognitive, creative modalities to create a unique therapeutic experience for each client according to their needs. 165/45-min session.
Operational Systems Manager
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, as well as Brainspotting. 165/45-minute session.
Assistant Clinical Director
Arielle specializes in supporting adolescents and adults coping with the effects of complex trauma, sexual violence, complicated grief and bereavement, anxiety, and depression. She honors the diversity and strength of people’s individual identities and incorporates mindfulness, yoga, and Brainspotting into a psychodynamic approach. 165/45-min session.
Licensed Independent Social Workers
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.
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.
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.
Community Engagement Specialist
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.
Community Engagement Specialist
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.
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.[/three-fourths]