Virginia Truglio

(LCSW)

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I know how difficult it is to take that first step of deciding to get help for problems that seem to be overwhelming. I am a psychotherapist who has experience working with people who have experienced serious trauma and have had their lives disrupted by long term symptoms of nightmares and flashbacks. I have advanced training in EMDR ( eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and have been successful in helping people to regain control of their lives. Additionally, have experience working with people who experience panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues . My history includes having worked as a psychotherapist for a community based agency as well as a member of a private practice.
I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is the strongest indicator of success. I will work with you to create short term and long term goals and assist you in reaching those goals. I believe that the counselor/ client relationship is a collaborative journey and I will be with you every step of the way. My treatment approach acknowledges the strengths that you have ( and may not be aware of) and to encourage and empower you to make the changes in your life that you need to make in order to enjoy a happy and healthy life.
I believe that people are resilient and have the ability to effect positive change when they are supported, encouraged and guided . My goal is to assist you to gain the insight you need in order to make those changes you want to make. I utilize mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a humanistic approach. Our goal will be to help you to minimize anxiety and fear in order to energize your motivation for change. Basically we will be able to assess your personal situation, mutually set goals and define what needs to be done to reach those goals. The result should be a more balanced and fulfilling life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 4

Licensing

LCSW #CW019507 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Apr 24, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 3 weeks

She is great helping me with everything she can.

Written by A.S. on Apr 13, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Virginia is amazing...she has helped me so much is this past month and I couldn't thank her enough for everything she has taught me about myself and my life. I look forward to working with her for a long time.

Written by K.A. on Apr 07, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Virginia is an excellent counselor. She is helping me through the emotional rollercoaster I’m experiencing. Her caring demeanor makes me comfortable opening up to her. She helps shed light on events from an unbiased perceptive to help me understand things better.

Written by S.A. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, eating, and self esteem

I just cannot day enough about Ginni. She is empathetic yet very professional. She works so hard to help you come to conclusions on your own. She responds promptly and also checks in everyday especially if she hadn’t heard from you. I never expected to feel so heard and understood from an online counsellor. Ginni is so thorough and goes above and beyond. I am so grateful for her.

Written by M.E. on Mar 10, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Great counselor, not sure if it helped to just tell someone or if it was telling her and her support what helped me but it worked, so I am not complaining. So overall supportive and understanding counselor.

Written by J.A. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I would highly recommend Virginia. In just a short amount of time, she has helped me immensely and definitely steered me down the road to recovery. Virginia is very compassionate and understanding and is extremely easy to communicate with. Virginia has educated me with the correct skills and knowledge to manage my issue, which has already had a huge positive impact on my life. Thank you so much Ginni!

Written by L.I. on Feb 21, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I have spent years looking for quality therapy and I am so happy I found Ms.Truglio! She is highly responsive and reaches out to me if she has not heard from me in a bit. She really cares. She is an absolute expert in her field! We have accomplished so much in such a short time. Thanks, Virginia Truglio and BetterHelp!

Written by C.A. on Feb 21, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Virginia has been great from day one. She really has a sense of empathy especially when talking about trauma. Virginia is great at getting back to me with questions. The experience has also worksheets to reflect on and video sessions which is nice as well.

Written by E.L. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Virginia Truglio is excellent. She is insightful, intelligent, skilled, and most of all, she cares. Highly recommend.

Written by C.O. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and self esteem

Virginia (Ginni) has been extremely helpful in the short time we’ve been working together. I feel safe, heard, and valued. She’s allowed me to connect some of the dots between my personal, professional, and familial experiences, and has helped me start to understand some of the roots of my anxiety and issues with confidence. She has given me great resources on changing some of my negative thought patterns, as well as different techniques to try to calm my anxiety. I already feel better after having talked to her for a couple of weeks now, and am eager to continue this process.

Written by M.I. on Feb 12, 2018 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

She has helped me understand and acknowledge my key struggles in a safe environment. Always responding in an intuitive and helpful manner. I have already recommended BetterHelp to my friends.