Who am I?
My name is Virginia Impelido-Dayoan and I am a Supervisee in Social Work. I am also a military spouse, a mom to a sweet little boy and two pups, and I love to read and work out.
I was born and raised in a small town in South West Virginia, and I attended Concord University where I received my Bachelor in Social Work degree. After this, I started working in social services with teenagers providing direct social services and case management until I pursued my military career. I started pursuing my Master’s in Social Work in 2021 because I knew I wanted to provide more hands-on clinical work with military members and their families. I completed my final internship for my degree at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia where I helped conduct different assessments for new clients as well as case management services. The clients I had the pleasure of working with there were veterans, service members, and families. That internship is where I fell in love with and decided I wanted to pursue working as a clinical social worker and gain my licensure in Social Work.
“Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.”
I love working with:
- Adolescents/teenagers who are still learning who they are as a person and how to navigate life and their futures in adulthood.
- Young adults who are experiencing the new challenges of being an adult and being on their own and how it is impacting all aspects of their lives.
- Active-duty service members and families who are experiencing the challenges that come with the military lifestyle and how it impacts their family unit.
Some of my favorite approaches include:
- Solution-Focused Therapy- A goal-focused evidence-based approach that helps bring change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- An approach that involves efforts to change thinking patterns. This approach emphasizes what is going on in someone’s current life, rather than what has led up to their difficulties. The focus of this approach is primarily on developing more effective ways of coping with life.