Whether you are struggling with issues like stress, chronic illness, occupational burnout, anxiety, depression, OCD, race-based stress and trauma, and PTSD or related disorders, Arminda has learned to trust that the therapeutic relationship can accelerate the process of healing and growth we all are wired for.

Arminda supports you on your journey towards feeling better and recovery through emotionally safe, flexible, skills-based, and healing-oriented approaches. She understands the importance of creating a welcoming and culturally responsive space where you feel seen, heard, felt and understood, which helps you navigate the overwhelm getting in the way of making healing changes in your life. She affirms your decision to reach out for support and believes that, with the right tools, you can not only feel better but flourish.

Arminda has earned a Specialization Certificate in Social Work and Trauma Practice and certificates in Horticultural Therapy and Pastoral Care. She has also met the rostering requirements to be listed as a Cognitive Processing Therapy and has additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Exposure Response Prevention, other evidence-based practices. In her spare time, Arminda enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, exercising, road trips, community service, serving at church, and spending time with family and friends.

Arminda is a Supervisee in Social Work in the state of Virginia. What this means is she is approved by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide services to you under the supervision of a licensed professional as she completes her supervision requirements for credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). At this time, Arminda is under the supervision of Jody Sweeney, LCSW (Virginia license number 0904004847). Jody's contact is: 434-297-7190, jjs5b@virginia.edu, PO  Box 801097, Charlottesville, VA  22908

Issues Treatment Approaches

Caregiver Burden
Chronic Disease
Coping Skills
Occupational Burnout
Racial Trauma
Stress Management
Trauma, PTSD

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Culturally Responsive
Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET)
Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Motivational Interviewing
Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
Written Exposure Therapy (WET)