Community Engagement Specialist
“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 anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss, loss of companion animals, and trauma, including trauma from medical treatment. She has in-depth clinical experience working with chronic and terminal illnesses.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Reiki (light-touch energy balancing)
- Narrative therapy
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- 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 prevent them from achieving their goals. Working through a bodily lens, Regina helps clients recognize how emotions present themselves in the body and how to utilize physical responses for insight, healing, and growth.
Regina previously worked in the palliative care program at Washington Hospital Center, where she provided counseling, crisis intervention, and stress management to terminally ill patients and their families. She was 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 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.
You can contact Regina directly 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.