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. Erika attended Harvard University, Columbia University Law School, and Catholic University School of Social Service. She has specialized training in the treatment of trauma. managing stress and difficult emotions, and strengthening positive emotional states. In addition to Havening, she is trained in EMDR (Eye–Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), Reiki, Quantum Touch, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the Flash Technique, and Brainspotting. Erika 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 in Washington, DC. She was also a school social worker for fifteen years in Northern Virginia. Havening techniques have brought about dramatic change and growth in her clients and in herself. Erika's style is collaborative, warm, and solution-focused. She was trained by Dr. Ron Ruden and is the first certified Havening practitioner in the Washington, DC area. Erika is passionate about spreading awareness of Havening and its benefits. She is a certified Havening Techniques Trainer.