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Virginia Pignato, MA, LMHC, NCC (Lutz, FL and Skype)

Virginia PignatoI have counseled female client survivors of childhood trauma and abuse for 20 years. And I have counseled women involved in intimate relationships with narcissists who have born many physical, emotional, and spiritual scars as a result of the damage inflicted upon them by their partners. In many of these intimate relationships, there was a clear correlation between the women’s relationship with their narcissistic partners and dysfunction in their childhood. I knew I needed a more in depth approach to help my clients break free from the recurring patterns of codependency in their lives.

Then, I discovered Dr. McBride’s book, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? and began recommending it to my clients; the changes I saw in their recovery were amazing. It was as if a 100 watt shining light bulb had been lit in a very dark room. Beginning with Step One: “Acceptance and Grief” to Step Five: “Ending the Narcissistic Legacy,” I now had practical and insightful exercises to teach my clients how to set boundaries with a narcissistic mother, how to create healthy separation and individuation from mother, how to grieve and accept what they could not change, and how to reach inner peace through the forgiveness process. Because of the results I saw in my clients from reading Dr. McBride’s book, I decided to complete her training, Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, which expanded my knowledge in this field as well as providing clients with resources in the form of homework assignments to implement throughout their recovery journey.

I am very excited to be trained, certified, and actively using the 5-step recovery model of the Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Workshop/Training, and I am looking forward to continuing to help women recognize, implement, and heal from the pain of growing up with a self-absorbed mother.

Virginia Pignato is a native Spanish language speaker born in Havana, Cuba.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Counselor Supervisor in the state of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor.  She has been in private practice for 20 years.  Virginia has broad experience in the areas of anger management, depression, anxiety, and trauma and abuse issues, couples counseling, and Spanish-speaking clients.  She has facilitated workshops and seminars in the areas of stress and anger management, depression, suicide prevention, grief recovery, compassion fatigue/burnout, and training counseling students in the areas of sexual abuse and trauma.  Virginia has a passion for facilitating healing and hope to partners of narcissistic and sociopathic partners as well as adult children of narcissistic parents.

Virginia is able to provide Skype sessions on a case by case basis.

License and Credentials:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor/FL MH5550; National Certified Counselor

Contact me:

18116 U.S. Highway 41 North
Lutz, FL 33548
Phone: 1-813-360-0717

Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training

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