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Virginia Intelisano, M.A., LPC, began her career in psychology at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She then completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida in 2003. In undergrad, she received cum laude, Psi Chi and Phi Theta Kappa honors.

She moved on to graduate from the University of South Florida’s Mental Health Counselor Education Master’s program, graduating magna cum laude in 2006. Virginia has been working as a licensed clinician in the field of mental health since 2009, after completing her supervision with the state of Florida.

Virginia has a history of working with adults and children, ages 3-70 and counsels individuals, families, couples and groups on a daily basis. From 2006-2010, she worked with struggling families in need of crisis intervention, therapeutic foster care children, those with substance use issues as well as the LGBTQ population. Image result for lgbtq

She maintained independent practices between 2010 and 2013. In 2013, Virginia moved to Columbia, Missouri with her husband. From 2013-2016, she worked with adolescents struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring issues at Compass Health Network’s Navig8. For the last few years, she has continued her counseling work with Compass Health Network at Family Counseling Center. Virginia uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing skills and solutions-focused counseling and has helped hundreds of clients in the last ten years.

A new business venture began for her in 2014 with her concept called I Can Train My Brain. She has since translated this concept into being a female blogger, online course creator, and credentialed life coach.


I Can Train My Brain empowers and enables you to understand the magnitude of having one brain, one body and one lifetime.

After learning key concepts you will see the possibilities are endless! Life is meant to be abundant. You are meant to be happy. There is no time like the present to work on achieving the life you want.  The I Can Train My Brain concept encourages you to look at life with a positive attitude and overcome challenges.

What does it mean to become a Brain-Changer?

  • You see challenges as opportunities and you can move through them gracefully.
  • You work on having a healthy mind, feeling good about your choices, and living a full life- knowing all of this is completely possible.
  • You continue to learn valuable information about emotional intelligence, which in turn, leads you to be a happier, healthier you!

“Your body is your temple. Your mind is your throne. Your spirit is your kingdom” -Virginia James, M.A, LPC, LMHC, Strategic Life Coach

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“I have lived over 60 years with a low self-esteem and anxiety. Thanks to you, Virginia, I am finally more sure of myself, happier and not fighting anxiety every day!” ~P.S.

“You helped me realize that grief is a personal process. I can talk about my trauma and make it less sad, less isolating.” ~C.S.

“When I came to counseling, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be here. You made me feel comfortable and I could get on a level where I wanted to come every week and talk to you.” ~W.B.

“I feel happier now. Now that I know I am in control of my thoughts. It’s a whole perspective shift. You helped me see that.” ~A.B.

“Little by little I made small steps. I feel better than I did before, thanks to you.” ~G.B.

“Your approach is great. I finally see how small changes helped me have better boundaries. I’m growing as a person.” ~C.G.