“I believe in our innate power to heal and grow from difficult life experiences. Each person is an expert on their own life, so I work collaboratively with each of my clients to create a safe, non-judgmental, and customized experience that will suit their needs.”
Lenna specializes in working with adolescents and adults of all genders who have experienced different forms of trauma, including sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, abuse, and neglect. Lenna also has experience supporting individuals around issues related to identity, sexuality and relationships.
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Previous Clinical Experience
Lenna was previously the Cross-Cultural Therapist at The Blue Bench in Denver, Colorado, providing individual and group therapy to adult and adolescent survivors of sexual assault.
Other Skills and Experiences
Lenna is a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher and has experience teaching trauma-informed yoga to survivors of interpersonal violence. Lenna has previous experience working as a case manager and as an advocate in hospital and hotline settings.
Lenna received a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work, and completed her thesis on the experiences of discrimination among Arab Americans and Muslim Americans in the U.S. post-9/11.
You may contact Lenna directly for more information or to schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.