Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with certificates in marriage and family therapy and grief counseling. Over the years I have taken a nontraditional career path working in counseling, education, the arts, and management.
My counseling style is supportive and interactive. My approach combines humanism, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and ecopsychology. I believe that we all have the skills and solutions within us to solve problems, but at times we need guidance and support in doing so.
It takes insight to realize that one needs to make changes in their life, and it takes courage to reach out to get help in doing so. I would be happy to assist you on your journey towards a more balanced and satisfying life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW CSW.09926812
WI LCSW 4212-123
Virginia has been an incredible help. She’s made a huge impact on my day to day life. I am very grateful to have her as my therapist!
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Virginia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching
Virginia is Great- very supportive, caring & helpful ❤️
Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Virginia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Virginia is fantastic at hearing all that is of concern and finding an easy to follow solution. I also feel very comfortable in our sessions even though talking to people is something I try to avoid when I can. She ignites hope and makes me feel like anything is achievable through better choices.
Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I have only recently just started therapy and I was hesitant to begin this process again. I was concerned originally that my problems were not necessarily in the realm of being fixed by therapy, but after my first few sessions with Virginia I am so happy I stuck with it! I have realized that even if my problems aren’t being directly affected by therapy, it has helped me immensely to just be able to talk through some of my circumstances with someone who is “on the outside“. Many thanks to Virginia and to those responsible for developing this therapy experience!
Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I’ve so enjoyed my time working with Virginia! She’s helped me work though my past and focus on my future. I hope if I ever need to come back to therapy I can see her again.
Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Virginia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
I've only had 2 sessions with Virginia, after switching counselors, and I already have learned more and literally had better help with her than the previous counselor and the almost 10 sessions we had.
Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes