Meet Our Team

Barbara Plourd

I am a Master’s level, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (N CC), and a trained and experienced EMDR and Flash Technique therapist. My specialized education and training has been in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. My business and clinical training, and broad experiences in both fields, have included a deep respect and consideration of multicultural and diversity concerns, and I provide services in consideration of individual client perspectives and needs. 

 

Before transitioning into the behavioral health field, my original career was in executive management, owning and operating my own business, consulting to small and mid-sized companies, and providing project management services within a large enterprise environment. My prior experience as an executive, business owner, and consultant to business owners, uniquely prepared me for my work as a disciplined, flexible, intuitive, and committed therapist.

 

Our practice includes a team of exceptional therapists, all trained and experienced in EMDR, Flash Technique, and each with additional areas of expertise, including in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and in the treatment of substance abuse, domestic violence experiences, and mood disorders. Please meet our team of professional therapists.

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Adia Plourd, LAC

I am a Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate, and a licensed associate counselor (LAC),  with extensive experience working with a wide range of populations. I have worked in the behavioral health field for 12 years and been a psychotherapist for 10 years.  I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and individuals. I have training and expertise in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Flash Technique, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  I have worked in community mental health, inpatient, adolescent forensic, and private practice settings while pursuing my PhD in Clinical Psychology, at George Washington University, and have extensive training in diagnostic and clinical assessments. 

My education, training, and clinical practices have highlighted multicultural and diversity issues, and I continue to practice in consideration of cultural issues/needs when evaluating, assessing, and providing services to clients.  I am originally from San Francisco, which I feel largely shaped who I am and how I see the world.  My focus is to meet people where they are and create a trusting relationship to allow people to heal from past trauma and end emotional suffering.  I treat each client as an individual, but work within a consistent framework. I use an integrative approach to treatment planning, which includes cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and environmental/family systems interventions.

Alex Rodriguez, LASAC and LAC eligible

I am a licensed substance abuse therapist (LASAC), and am LAC eligible, with extensive experience working with a wide range of populations. I have worked in the behavioral health field for 12 years, and have been a behavior health therapist for last 9 years.

 

I specialize in substance abuse and trauma, utilizing a range of modalities. Depending on client need, I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Flash Technique, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), both individually and in a group setting. My focus is on treating past wounds and trauma as the root cause of addiction, not simply treating the symptoms (addictive behaviors). Therapy is a collaborative process and a trusting relationship between client and clinician is paramount. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.

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Kathy Atha, LPC, EMDR Therapist


Hi, I am Kathy Atha. I have a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have practiced my profession since 1986 and love everything about it. My professional objective has always been to help my clients achieve their goals, help them establish and maintain their self-worth and to live productively.


I use various techniques to help my clients achieve their goals including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and Guided Relaxation. I also am experienced in evaluations for interests, skills and aptitudes and helping individuals decide on the best career paths or training programs. I am trained to work with individuals with disabilities, physical and emotional, and in identifying each person’s strengths and abilities. Further, I am trained in helping people use those strengths constructively in their lives. Having lived and worked in other cultures I have a unique sensitivity to cultural differences and similarities.


I work with all people from the ages of 17 and older, those with unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, acquired disabilities, or those who are lost or stuck in life and want more. I look forward to helping my clients at Transformative Counseling and Trauma Healing Services achieve their life goals.