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Adrienne, LCSW

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
Somatic Experiencing Therapist

*Adrienne is only accepting new clients for group therapy. If you're interested in working with Adrienne, please check out our group therapy offerings.*

Adrienne Loker, LCSW is a national trauma recovery expert and trainer in Richmond, VA. Receiving her Bachelors (2009) and Masters (2012) degrees in Social Work from VCU, Adrienne pursued the study of experiential healing of nonverbal trauma.

During her graduate studies, Adrienne learned the value of utilizing Gestalt methods in peer and multifamily group therapies. This allowed Adrienne to deepen group processing by examining the here-and-now relational dynamics that reflect human behavior outside of group. This enriched her therapeutic practice profoundly, which led her to study within various schools of psychodrama

With her use of psychodrama, Adrienne allows group participants to access dormant and implicit content that cannot be retrieved through verbal processing alone (if at all). Participants in group therapy with Adrienne report feeling more connected to parts of themselves that they didn't know existed, capable of attuning and attending to their emotional wounds, and having greater sense of agency to set boundaries and pursue their dreams.

Adrienne's passion is her work with nonverbal and relational trauma. She is highly trained in various neurobiological interventions that allow her to work directly with the nervous system to rebalance fight/flight/freeze states. She is skilled in working with dissociation and attachment wounds, and delights in supporting her clients toward integrative, self-parenting states.


Adrienne is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist who provides consultation for other EMDR therapists seeking certification. She has developed her own somatic-focused EMDR protocol that prioritizes internal sense of safety by ensuring that we remain dominant in the Social Engagement Nervous System. 

Adrienne has advanced EMDR training in dissociation, attachment and preverbal trauma, group therapy reprocessing, couples and marital EMDR, and Internal Family Systems.

Adrienne has completed a three year training in Somatic Experiencing and is pursing becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). She is also trained in Brainspotting, and integrates this into her EMDR practice. 

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Group Participant

"[This group has] been an extreme improvement in both how I relate to myself, my past; and those I'm in relationship with."
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