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DAISY LOPEZ-DUKE

I am passionate about encouraging others to find their strengths on their path to healing and wellness. I view each one of my clients with complete positive regard for their life’s journey and honor their uniqueness.  For me, it is an honor to be a therapist and to build a collaborative relationship built on trust, in order to walk alongside you on your journey to reach your therapeutic goals. I work with children, adolescents and adults.

My clinical experience in the counseling field began in 1996 when I worked at The Women’s Center in Vienna, Virginia.  I have a special interest in trauma, anxiety and depression as well as the psychosocial aspect of medical illness. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish and am a first generation American. This gave me the unique perspective of seeing how culture influences our upbringing and values; as such, I have a special interest in working with clients from various ethnic backgrounds, similar or different from my own.

I have worked in medical settings, military based centers, private and public schools.  Before obtaining my professional counseling license in Maryland, I worked at Frederick County Public Schools as well as with Frederick Community College teaching English As A Second Language.  Most recently I worked as a therapist at a mental health clinic.

 

When I am not working, I love to try new recipes, travel, read, practice yoga and spend time with my family and friends.

I have advanced clinical training in:

  • Attachment based play therapy

  • Sandtray therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Reiki Level 1

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Children's Yoga in the School Settings

  • Client Centered Therapies

  • Myer-Briggs Type Inventory Certified Professional

 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

 

  • American Counseling Association

  • International MBTI Association