I believe in the innate wisdom of the body in healing from trauma and navigating life challenges.
My goal is to use compassion, warmth, and presence to create a safe space for you so that you can move through the challenges you’re facing and improve your quality of life.”
Stacey specializes in working collaboratively with adults to address trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stressful life transitions.
She also has extensive experience working with individuals living with chronic and terminal illnesses.
In addition to her practice at the Viva Center, Stacey works in the Palliative Care department at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. She provides supportive counseling to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, and trauma from illness and medical treatment.
Other Skills and Experiences
Stacey previously worked at the Washington Cancer Institute where she provided supportive counseling and mind-body therapies to individuals living with cancer and their caregivers.
She also has experience providing individual and group therapy to adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and difficulties with emotional regulation.
Stacey received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
You can reach Stacey 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.