Educational and Professional Background:
Virginia Diaz, MSW, LCSW, received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Seattle University and her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. She’s had post-graduate training in trauma informed therapy, play therapy, grief and loss and cognitive behavioral therapy. Virginia also completed the advanced assessment and diagnosis certificate program through New York University.
Virginia worked in Dublin, Ireland with adults in an alcohol rehabilitation center and with individuals, youth and families for 10 years in several New York City non-profit agencies. In July 2010 Virginia became the founding social worker at a middle school in Brooklyn. She spent 6 years working with families, developing the school’s anti-bullying curriculum, and establishing the counseling program at Brooklyn East.
Areas of Interest:
- Working with children and adolescents struggling with low self esteem, bullying, difficulties at school, disordered eating, as well as grief and loss.
- Empowering families to change patterns of communication and creating plans that help streamline their busy lives.
- Supporting families, adults and children going through the grief or separation process.
- Guiding and supporting adults struggling with life challenges, psychological concerns and substance use.
I am an In-Network provider with Regence Blue Shield, Group Health, Premera, First Choice Health, and Medicare.