About Alex Amorin, LCSW
Hello! My name is Alex Amorin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) practicing in Charlottesville, Virginia with advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
I am here to help you live a wholehearted life that is aligned and attuned to your true self.
I am a wayfinder on the journey through your inner landscape to the place inside of you where your deepest truth lies. It is from this place that practicing wholehearted living emerges. I will listen deeply and find the themes that dominate your narrative and your world view. I will help you identify what it is that you are really wanting from your life and support you in the heavy lifting of change.
Trauma makes living a wholehearted life difficult. Trauma is the strong sensations in the body--the waves of fear, shame, or sadness. Trauma is the talk inside of the mind--scathing and insidious, that somehow feels true. Trauma is the sense that if you are seen--really really seen--then you will not be loved; you will not belong.
I am a trauma therapist. I have spent hours listening and learning from my clients watching transformation. I have advanced training in EMDR, a toolbox of skills, and an unwavering belief in magic and miracles that has been proven to me again and again in my own life and the life of my clients.
My Background & Experience
My parents are immigrants from Uruguay and Peru and I grew up outside of Washington, DC.
I went to UNC-Chapel Hill for my Masters in Social Work and spent years working with victims of interpersonal violence and sexual abuse.
I have been the clinical director of two not for profit agencies and served on the board of directors for three local non profits.
I am trilingual in English, Spanish, and Bislama.
My own whole-hearted life...
My undergraduate degree is in English and Religious Studies. I joined Americorps after I graduated from college and worked for the National AIDS Foundation in rural North Carolina-- a year which began my journey as a social worker. I have walked across Spain on ancient pilgrims’ paths to the sea. I met my husband on the third day of a month long section hike on the Appalachian Trail. I washed dishes at McMurdo station in Antarctica and spent six months backpacking and WWOOFing in New Zealand and Australia. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Vanuatu (2009-2011), where I listened to the ocean while going to bed every night. I am happy to say that Charlottesville is my forever home where I cultivate wholehearted living every day.