Myra Bridgforth, Counselor

Get Unstuck and Find a New Way

About Me

MyraBridgforth Green LogoI have been in private practice in Vienna, Virginia for 23 years. Building on client’s strengths, I coach clients to increase their comfort and skill, to understand how the way they think about a problem may not be serving them well, how past trauma may be getting in their way and how they can change and create a new way to go.

I am a poet, singer, and retreat leader.  I speak frequently to schools, corporate clients, churches and parenting groups about ScreamFree parenting (learning to calm down so you can think better!), how to deal with difficult people, using family systems thinking with small companies to manage an impasse, stimulate new ways of managing conflict, creativity enhancement training, Peak Performance Enhancement, Mindfulness and practicing silence.

I try to practice what I preach by leading Silent Retreats and Poets & Writers & Artists Retreats which is a crucial part of my own mindfulness practice.

You can learn more about my therapy practice by going to my Therapy page. I have  a special interest in using EMDR and peak performance enhancement skills to help therapists, creative and performance artists, athletes and business executives to break through their barriers to their best performance at work, in their creative endeavors, self-presentation and in performing arts.

My consulting services can be found on my Consulting page. I received an M.S. from Virginia Tech, in Marriage and Family Therapy, and have an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond in English and Theology.  I completed the Group Spiritual Direction training with the Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C.