Dr. Delise B. Dickard is a psychotherapist in private practice in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is a licensed professional counselor. She has been using EMDR as an intervention since 2002. In about 2010 she began using objects instead of words to help clients work through issues that left them feeling “stuck” or “overwhelmed.” She created Object Mapping to help individuals solve problems, feel more integrated, and to reach their full potential.
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Dr. Dickard founded Riverside Counseling, and served as Clinical and Executive Director for over 15 years, selling the Virginia-based mental health facility in 2016. Delise has also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and as an administrator at Harvard University. She earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Sarasota, and before that a master of liberal arts degree from Harvard.
An award-winning playwright, for ten years she wrote a monthly newspaper column called “Mindset,” which focused on mental health issues and helping readers live life to the fullest.
Below are links to some of her columns: