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we believe everyone deserves to live their life free of the traumatic experiences of their past

Viva Excellence

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our approach

Viva Excellence was founded by Dr. Kate Truitt, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A. Dr. Truitt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY26309) committed to understanding the brain’s ability to transcend and transform the complex and beautiful relationship between nature and nurture. Utilizing her training as a neuroscientist and a clinical psychologist, along with her M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration, Dr. Truitt has passionately dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of fear-based disorders. Her clinical practice, scientific studies, and trainings are specialized in the treatment of PTSD/Complex Trauma, panic disorders and anxiety, phobias, as well as other stress-based disorders.

Our goal is to make resilient and sustainable healing available to everyone. Thanks to new advances in Neuroscience, impactful, self-empowered healing is now available to everyone. Viva Excellence is dedicated to the empowerment and well-being of others. The training team at Viva Excellence has specialized in the most effective, cutting edge treatments guaranteed to sponsor others in Living Their Excellence. Life is an incredible journey. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live their most fulfilled life.

We provide small, intimate, hands-on conferences and seminars taught by experts in the fields of Trauma Treatment, Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, Stress-Related Disorders, Wellness, with a focus on Building a Sustainable, Resilient Life.  Our workshops are designed in collaboration with the nation's leading experts. We also provide ongoing support throughout the certification processes and pride ourselves on the community of individuals and organizations we have had the opportunity to work with. We not only seek Excellence in other's lives, we live it in our own. We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!

who we are

Assistant Trainer:

Rebecca Turner, LMFT: Rebecca earned her Masters of Science degree in Marital Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA as well as a concentration in Medical Family Therapy. This education and resulting clinical work set the foundation for Rebecca’s exploration and treatment of the impacts of sensory sensitivities, chronic illness, and pain upon the lives of individuals and families. Rebecca’s therapeutic work is grounded in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of pre-verbal, chronic, and acute traumatic experiences. She holds certification in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a model to support those whose minds and bodies have developed in the context of chronic illness, pain, and early developmental trauma. ​​

​Stephen Hamilton, PhD, MDiv, LtCol (ret): Dr. Hamilton brings to Viva Excellence a wealth of experience and knowledge related to the neuroscience of trauma treatment as well as a specialized experience in working with performance and leadership. Previously he was staff psychologist at Wright Patterson AFB mental health clinic and faculty member on their APA accredited psychology internship program.  He served 20 years as an USAF psychologist and after retiring from active duty worked 3.5 years at the Dayton VA before again returning to WPAFB.  He has been trained and practiced all the current evidence-based trauma treatments (CPT, PE, EMDR) but has found using the Havening techniques a powerful tool to help people recover from painful thoughts, memories, feelings and sensations.  Havening also aligns well with his clinical interests of sports and performance psychology, post deployment transitions, PTSD, behavioral health and positive psychology.  Dr Hamilton has a Master of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.