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Katie Virga, AMFT

Katie Virga is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#TBD) supervised by Channing Herrera, MFT #91068. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Katie has training in healing relational trauma, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for Couples (AEDPfC), Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Panic Disorders. 

Experience:

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Family Therapy Center of Silicon Valley (2019-present)

  • Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Family Service Agency of the Central Coast providing individual and couples counseling to children, adolescents, and adults (2018-2019)

  • Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Encompass Community Services, Youth Services program providing school-based individual and group counseling to 9th-12th grade students (2017-2018)

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant at University of California, Santa Cruz assisting professor in advanced developmental psychology research (2013-2014)

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Anxiety & depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Relationship & communication issues

Additional Areas of Interest: abandonment, attachment and bonding, adolescent issues, codependency, trauma, divorce, emotion regulation, family issues, gender & sexuality, grief & loss, life transitions, parent-child relationships, trust issues, sensitivity to rejection/criticism