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Dr. Adina Silvestri

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Adina Silvestri EdD, LPC is a licensed Professional Counselor, certified clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Brainspotter in Richmond, Virginia who works with children and families. She specializes in treating women with substance abuse issues and in helping children who have experienced trauma lead full and productive lives. Dr. Silvestri helps women with Binge Eating issues recover from shame and find hope and healing.

Dr. Silvestri’s clinical work includes providing supervision to counselors-in-training. Dr. Silvestri is an innovative counselor educator; she teaches aspiring counselors the skills needed to become empathetic and creative. Her supervision sessions are experiential and will often involve using clinical techniques such as: hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, play and art therapy-just to name a few.

In addition to her clinical work and teaching, Dr. Silvestri takes an active role in the community.  She was the 2016 Chairman of the Board for the Jaycees and she also works with Drive for the Blind, raising money and coordinating volunteer projects.  She writes for publications such as the Dr. Oz show, American Counseling Association, Richmond Family Magazine, and other recovery and wellness publications.

In her spare time, she hosts a podcast called Atheists in Recovery (an addiction recovery podcast) and her hobbies include woodworking, sailing and running.

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