Domany Davilmar, M.A.
When people face trauma or loss of connection with their loved ones, often they feel as if their
lives are coming undone. Life after trauma can become overwhelming as we begin to feel
powerless and without hope. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families
build on their strengths to restore healthy connection with the people they love and bring
resilience and comfort back into their lives. I believe that discovering and emphasizing the
strengths within each of us is key to our healing, as we find ourselves more at peace and more
whole with each new discovery.
My practice of counseling is not based on a one-style-fits-all approach. I recognize that each
human being, couple, or family has different strengths, resources, and challenges, and I utilize a
range of treatment modalities beginning with a culturally competent approach. These include
solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, several relationship treatment methods
including faith-based styles, and Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy. In our sessions, we will talk
honestly, I will listen nonjudgmentally, and I’ll give you honest feedback. I love to collaborate
with my clients to learn what solutions will work best for their unique situations.
My educational background includes a M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and a
B.S. in Psychology, both from Regent University, as well as certification as a Clinical Trauma
Professional. I attribute so much of my professional development as a clinician outside the
classroom to my own life experience, including 14 years as an active duty U.S. Marine, spouse of
a Marine, and mom to our U.S. Marine daughter and our two other children. I share a deep
understanding with servicemembers and their families that military and paramilitary life brings
a distinct set of struggles and strengths.
Serving and helping others has been my great lifelong passion, and I am honored to continue my
work of caring for and helping others thrive at Sunrise Counseling and Psychological Services in
Virginia Beach, VA.