Virginia is a substance use therapist at UF Health’s Florida Recovery Center in Gainesville. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and received a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Hodges University.
Clinical areas of interest: Addiction, breaking stigma through education, CBT, strengths-based therapy
Favorite quote: “Anything that is human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone” – Fred Rogers