- Virginia LCSW
- DC LICSW
- EMDRIA Certified in EMDR
- EFT Universe Certified Expert, Mentor and Trainer
- Virginia Certified Mediator
- DC Bar Member
Since my teen years I have been interested in self improvement, personal growth and spirituality. I have studied many self help books and received training in many different methods, traditional and nontraditional, including:
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Sylvia Hartman's Emotrance (Emotional Transformation)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Be Set Free Fast (BSFF)
- Intuitive Coaching
- Energy Psychology
- Tapas Accupressure Technique (TAT)
- Sand Tray Therapy
- Matrix Energetics
- Yuen Energetics
- Ego States Psychotherapy and Voice Dialogue
- Reiki Master
- Energy Medicine (Donna Eden)
- Mark Dunn's Conscious Systems
- Eric Pearl - Reconnective Healing
- Dick Sutphen - Hypnosis
- VA Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
A book that I first read as a teen (The Power of the Subconscious Mind) still influences my thinking today regarding the possibility of making quick, effective and lasting changes. Our belief system appears to be held as programming in the subconscious mind capable of limiting our choices. EMDR, EFT, BSFF and other methods can all be used to eliminate negative emotions and replace negative and limiting beliefs in the subconscious mind with more empowering beliefs. Locating and moving "stuck" energy in the body with Emotrance is another powerful method for creating movement in our lives.
I have attended personal trainings with EFT founder, Gary Craig, in Dallas, San Francisco and Atlanta, and with EFT Masters Lindsay Kenny and Carol Look. I have been blessed with the privilege of working personally with psychologist and BSFF founder, Dr. Larry Nims, for more than 3 years. To the degree possible, Larry's loving, spiritual guidance and professional expertise are incorporated into my work. I have always been spiritually guided and I incorporate the spiritual and /or religious orientation of my clients into my work. I have also studied with the amazing intuitive, Sonia Choquette, and her focus on bringing the spirit alive is the starting point for my work. I have had the privilege of working with Mark Dunn, a Naturopathic doctor in Oregon, and creator of Conscious Systems, who is on an amazing spiritual journey. In March of 2013 I attended trainings with Sylvia Hartman, a magical healer from the UK.
I began my career as a C.P.A. working in major public accounting firms, and earned a Masters in Business Administration before heading to law school. After graduating from law school and passing the Bar Exam, I embraced the rewarding role of stay-at-home mom. Years later, I began working as a family mediator and I have worked with families in conflict as a Certified Family Mediator since 1997.
Informed by all of my trainings and life experience, I am now working in the area of my true passion, discovering ways to help myself and others make powerful and positive changes.
My personal interests include hiking, biking, boating and skiing. I also enjoy photography, playing scrabble, and simple sewing projects.