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Claire Ficker
Claire Ficker

LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)

NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)

EMDR TRAINED (EMDRIA)
Currently pursuing requisite hours for EMDR Certification through EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association)

Specialty Issues: Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Relationship Issues, Women’s Issues, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues, Anger Management, OCD

Works with Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Locations

More About Me

EDUCATION

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling – Regent University
  • Bachelor of Arts in American Studies – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Five years clinical and research experience working in a variety of settings including:
    • Christian Psychotherapy Services
    • Virginia Wesleyan University
    • Sentara Hospital, Hampton, VA.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

  • Married 36 years
  • Mother of 3 grown children, grandmother of 5 young grandchildren

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Virginia Board of Counseling

National Board of Certified Counselors

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT -- Ascribe to a Biblical perspective in which: 

  • Redemption is available to all people/ all situations
  • Self-awareness, the truth about one’s self, informs the principle that “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”

THERAPY ORIENTATION

  • Ascribe to a psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approach to care -- difficult and/or traumatic childhood life events impact one’s life via maladaptive neurological information processing resulting in psychological, relational, and behavioral problems.