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Melanie Gardner, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS, CTAS is a licensed professional counselor, board certified art therapist and certified trauma therapist. She is licensed in the state of Virginia. She provides trauma informed therapeutic services.

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Melanie Gardner

Melanie Gardner, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS, CTAS is a licensed professional counselor, board certified art therapist and certified trauma therapist. She is licensed in the state of Virginia. She provides trauma informed therapeutic services to children and adults.
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Ferenz continues the discussion surrounding trauma, relationships, intimacy and getting hurt at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/healing-trauma-s-wounds/201510/when-getting-close-equals-getting-hurt-part-two

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Do you want to help domestic violence and sexual assault?  Help with this year’s fundraiser entitled “Viva Las Vegas”!  The fundraiser is a 1960’s themed Casino Night to benefit the James House and all of the individuals that they reach through their organization.  The benefit is taking place this Friday, October 16, 2015 from 6p-11p… Read More

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Let’s face it.  Relationships are difficult!  What would happen if you began a relationship with fear of betrayal, trust and a great deal of fear?  Ferentz addresses this at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/healing-trauma-s-wounds/201509/when-getting-close-equals-getting-hurt-part-one

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When we think of someone who has been impacted by trauma, we may have a visual of them being sad or anger but smiling as they talk?  Ferentz talks about why clients smile when they talk about trauma at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/healing-trauma-s-wounds/201509/why-clients-smile-when-talking-about-trauma-part-1

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Back to school means gathering school supplies, school clothes, finding out what your schedule and studies will be, teachers and friends.  Some look forward to going back to school with a great deal of excitement while others are filled with dread.  Wood speaks about back to school and the impact that peer pressure has at… Read More

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