Clinical Program Director
“I believe that each person has the innate ability to heal from trauma and pain. My goal is to offer a safe space to tap into transformative healing, self-exploration, and personal growth. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, driven by the unique needs and views of each client.”
Georgiana specializes in working with trauma and PTSD, addictive behaviors, relationship challenges, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, sexuality, gender identity, and LGBTQ issues.
Georgiana integrates somatic techniques in her work, promoting awareness and understanding of the link between one’s physical and emotional selves.
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Certification
- Brainspotting Certification
- Trauma Informed Clinical Certification
Georgiana is experienced in both individual and group therapy. Prior to her work at the Viva Center, she served as the Clinical Director of the DC Rape Crisis Center.
She currently leads the Viva Center’s Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice postgraduate program. Georgiana also teaches within the Social Work program at Catholic University.
She has contributed to numerous written pieces on mental health and therapy, such as “Should You Try Animal-Assisted Therapy?“
Georgie received a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work, where she specialized in psychodynamic theory. She also received advanced clinical training from the EMDR Institute of Greater Washington.
For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to contact Georgiana directly, she can be reached via email.
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
Financial Agreement This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.