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Meet Our Team

Ingrid Middleton


My Story

My name is Ingrid Middleton, LCSW, MSW, MA, MS. I am a licensed clinical social worker, anthropologist, and instructor of yoga and mindfulness. Over the past 15 years, I have dedicated myself to assisting individuals, couples, and families navigate challenges such as trauma, stress, eating disorders, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

My academic journey has been both diverse and comprehensive. I earned my Master's in Social Work from Washington University, followed by a Master's in Art from Webster University, and a Master’s in Anthropology from the University of Utah. I expanded my contributions to the field with my book "The Secret of Healing by Touch" (Austin Macaulay, NY), which was released in March 2020. This led me to teach somatic integration throughout the country. In my therapeutic approach, I blend insight, empathy, understanding, structural methodologies, and creative self-expression. This aids my clients in embracing their continuous journey of growth and change and in becoming more attuned to their bodies and minds. My professional experience includes roles in medical social work, and I had the commendable responsibility of overseeing an entire hospital in Kauai from 2007 to 2011.

I am deeply passionate about supporting those who grapple with feelings of shame, loss, and loneliness. My goal is to alleviate their suffering, and I tailor my sessions to address the specific needs of each individual. I also supervise budding therapists on their path to state licensure. In my sessions, I adeptly integrate psychoanalytic techniques with cognitive behavioral therapy. I lead groups focusing on women's body image and self-esteem, couples' therapeutic workshops, and sessions on mindful meditation and yoga. For those affected by trauma, I offer guidance to help them rediscover safety and harmony within themselves.

Since the onset of COVID, I have been offering telehealth sessions. Outside of my professional life, I enjoy trail adventures with my loyal dog, Boone. With a fervent passion for yoga and nature, I also dedicate my time volunteering at the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue.

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Candice Peterson


My Story

Hi, my name is Candice, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I really enjoy working as a therapist, and I take a non-judgmental approach and feel grateful and honored to have people let me into their space. I enjoy working with individuals from late adolescence to older adulthood.

I employ active listening and ask for clarification when needed. I explore with the client and summarize what has been spoken. Many times, it is helpful to have someone as a sounding board with a unique perspective on the situation. I am not confrontational in my approach but prefer to offer thoughts and ask for feedback.

In treatment, I employ a variety of treatment modalities depending on the issue presented. However, I do find that CBT and ACT can be particularly helpful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Treatment is a collaborative process, and together we can decide on the best approach for you. Thank you.

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