Jacques de Broekert, PsyD, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, DAC, MAC
Dr. Jacques de Broekert, PsyD, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, MAC, is a psychotherapist and Doctor Addiction Counselor at the Wellspring Mind Body treatment program located in Reston, VA. He specializes in treating addictions ranging from alcohol, heroin, cocaine, shopping, sex, and pornography. With over 17 years experience as a clinician he has learned that it is never easy to find effective treatment for individual or co-occurring or co-morbid disorders and so he uses many different tools to treat individuals and their conditions. He works with individuals, couples, and groups and use Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology theory as a treatment orientation. He is also trained in EMDR, and Gottman style treatment methods. He also performs interventions and believes that there are many ways to reach the very resistant client who has perhaps rejected help from loved ones or tried multiple times to succeed in treatment but failed. He education as a doctoral student in psychology at California Southern University focused on trauma recovery as a primary approach to treating addiction. His research in the area of trauma induced addiction resulted in a significant shift in treatment of addiction away from the focus on the employment of a coping mechanism (substances and behaviors) to one of treating the more important trauma.
Among my areas of expertise are:
Dr. de Broekert is a practical, interactive, emotionally focused therapist. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. He regularly incorporates meditation, inner visionary therapies, and faith based approaches to the practice depending upon client needs. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals. In addition, he has conducted educational presentations to large and mid-sized audiences on topics ranging from addictions, healthy lifestyle choices, exercise, eating disorders, eating and dietary changes, sports psychology, motivational presentations, and healthy cooking.
He has been certified as a personal trainer since 1994 and has seen that physical well-being is very dependent upon having a strong and healthy body. He has always used exercise as a bridge to improving a client’s life. He began working as a fitness instructor in 1981 and has been incorporating fitness in his therapy model since beginning private practice.
He is very active in a variety of sports including martial arts, boxing, and tennis. He maintains a strict adherence to a philosophy of personal fitness leading to overall personal wellness. He believes that a healthy lifestyle is a reflection of how we live our lives so he firmly believes that fitness is a state of being both physically and mentally that leads to a healthy and balanced life.
- California Southern University, Doctor of Psychology
- George Mason University, Master of Education. Counseling and Development
- Georgia Southern University, Bachelor of Science, Recreation Administration
- Marymount University, Associate of Nursing (partial completion)
Licensure and Certifications:
- Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Virginia License #0701006390
- Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas License #81433
- Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, State of Virginia License #0718000363
- Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, State of Virginia License #0710102895
- Doctor Addiction Counselor, National Association of Forensic Counselors
- Master Addiction Counselor, National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
- Gottman Marriage Counseling, First Level Training, Gottman Institute
- EMDR Level One Training
- Certified Personal Trainer, National Federation of Professional Trainers
Professional Activities and Memberships:
- American Psychological Association, Professional Member
- National Association of Forensic Counselors, Professional Member
- National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors,Professional Member
Heather Hagaman, MA, Counselor in Training, C-IAYT
Heather Hagaman is an Addiction Counselor and holds an Master of Arts in Psychology from Marymount University. Heather is also a certified trauma informed Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is the co-creator of a 30 hour Trauma Informed Yoga Certification program for psychotherapists and yoga therapists with a special focus on Addictions at Beloved Yoga in Reston, Virginia. In addition Heather also a counselor in training and is pursuing a Certified Substance Abuse Certification with the Virginia Counseling Board and is conducting individual and group counseling at Wellspring Mind Body.
She is a pioneer in the new field of yoga and addictions recovery. This emerging field utilizes Trauma Informed Yoga (TIY) to help people start to move beyond addiction, complex PTSD, Anxiety, or Depression and start to build fulfilling lives. There are numerous studies now that show that tools of yoga complements addictions recovery. She treats people by including TIY in conjunction with psychotherapy in the first 90 days of recovery in order to gain the calming focus necessary to create a lifestyle that supports their recovery from addiction.
She firmly believes that addiction and trauma disorders are closely linked. She treats individuals with a philosophy that the original goal of addiction was a survival strategy of coping with unresolved trauma. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognized in 2017 trauma informed yoga as an evidenced-based intervention for trauma recovery. She uses the latest science of trauma awareness and psychotherapy tools to help clients to learn how to self regulate, to self soothe and make healthy decisions for themselves while abstaining from addiction. By creating a non-judgmental and confidential environment, she helps clients to connect, to feel safe and whole as they move away from addiction and live fulfilling lives.
- Master of Psychological Services, Marymount University
- Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, Chaminade University
Licensure and Certification:
- Addiction Counselor in Training
- International Association of Yoga Therapist Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist
- Certified Brain longevity Specialist
Alex Lytle, LMT
Alex Lytle is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Virginia, and specializes in offering the John F. Barnes
Myofascial Release Approach. His Approach to Bodywork has evolved over the past 10 years, growing
out of his healing journey and yoga practice. Excited to share his experience with the community, he
began his massage therapy and myofascial training in 2015. Alex has been practicing professionally now
since 2017, facilitating deep healing in clients of all ages presenting with a broad range of experiences,
and goals for healing.
During treatments, Alex works with the client to understand the roots of their symptoms and utilizes a
range of Myofascial, Swedish, and deep tissue techniques in order to release muscular and fascial
tension. In releasing tension throughout the body, organs, and body systems can better function, and
joint spaces are able to decompress and find improved alignment. This allows for more easeful, stable
posture and less pain!
Alex believes receiving bodywork is an integral part of a holistic approach to wellness. Embodying our
true power and authentic selves is a lot easier when our bodies are in alignment and feeling more able
to support us in manifesting our goals and potentials.
To book an appointment with Alex, please visit www.alexlytletherapy.com
Potomac Massage Training Institute, Certificate of Massage Therapy
George Mason University, Bachelor of Arts in Music
License and Certifications:
Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Virginia #0019015434
Intermediate Level John F. Barnes Myofascial Release approach practitioner
Myofascial Release 1
Myofascial Release 2
Advanced Myofascial Unwinding
Fascial Pelvis Myofascial Release
Cervical – Thoracic Myofascial Release
American Massage Therapy Association