Regardless of how you are feeling right now, or where you are in life, I’m here to listen, provide support, and teach you skills to help manage life’s challenges. I am outgoing and really easy to talk to. I have been married for 29 years and have two teenage boys. I am a retired veteran and fluent in Spanish. I have years of experience in community mental health as a Life Coach, working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults, in home-based and school settings. I realize that Counseling is not a “one size fits all,” and I take into account an individual’s childhood and personal experiences, cultural factors, personality, and spiritual beliefs. I use an Eclectic Theoretical Approach to Counseling that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Multicultural Counseling Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution-Focused and Client-Centered Therapy techniques. I also provide Christian Counseling upon request. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults in the areas of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • ADHD
  • At Risk
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Self-esteem
  • Infant/Child Loss
  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Military Veterans
  • Christian/Spiritual Counseling

Virna is currently providing telehealth services. 

Education 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The Ohio State University

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary

Licensure 

Licensed Professional Counselor- Ohio

 

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