Virginia Love, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Virginia works with adolescents 16 and older, adults, families, and groups experiencing Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues. Virginia approach includes Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). She believes in nurturing self-worth and positive core beliefs.
Virginia’s strategy is to learn what is most important to the individual and how aspects of the person’s life and interpersonal relationships are creating either joy or heartache. From her own life experience and clinical practice, she understands that change is hard, and lasting change comes from inside. Virginia supports clients in using their spiritual beliefs in treatment when that is important to them.
At a young age, Virginia took opportunities to serve others in need. Those encounters impacted her decision to embark on a career of helping others. Early in her career, she saw how mental health and substance abuse intersect, which influenced her decision to pursue higher education with a focus on addiction studies. She received her master’s in social work from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on addictions treatment.
Virginia enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and pets. Virginia enjoys being a part of the children’s ministry at her church. She also enjoys getting creative with nutrition as well as cooking for others.