Erika Neil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area who helps clients overcome the limiting effects of trauma and other difficult life experiences so that they are free to live the life they want. She has specialized training in the treatment of trauma. managing stress and difficult emotions, and strengthening positive emotional states. She is also certified in EMDR (Eye–Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), and Reiki. She emphasizes mind-body awareness practices to increase capacity and resilience. Prior to becoming a social worker, Erika was a lawyer for abused and neglected children. Havening techniques have brought about dramatic change and growth in her clients and in herself. Erika's style is collaborative, warm, and solution-focused.