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 some help for problems that seem to be overwhelming. I am a psychotherapist who has experience working with people who have been through 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 had success in helping people to regain control of their lives. I also have experience working with people who experience panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues . I have 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 is one of acknowledging the strengths that you have ( and may not be aware of) and to encourage and empower you to make those changes in your life that you want to make in order to live 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 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.