I consider it an honor to assist you through your process of becoming conscious of and utilizing your strengths, integrating the aspects of yourself, and discovering and revering your true Self.
My specialties include trauma resolution, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, self-care, mindfulness/spirituality, substance abuse, stress, family problems, parenting issues, child/adolescent behavioral problems, grief/loss, and relationship issues. I am trained in Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Gestalt therapy, Jungian Sandplay, and dreamwork. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Pathwork Teacher, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. I received a BA from The University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin.
I believe that every person can create their best environment and their best self. I can help accomplish this by listening, supporting, and giving each person the opportunity to process their experiences. Life is full of ups and downs that can be difficult to understand and I am here to help to make the most of what life gives us.
My approach to therapy is solution-focused, person-centered, and trauma-informed with an emphasis on mindfulness. I have experience working with adults who are diagnosed with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety.
I have received training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have extensive history working with individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system, including, working with first responders.
My goal is to help you identify your strengths and use them to create balance throughout your life by setting healthy boundaries, improving communication, and making healthy self-care activities a part of your everyday life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
I strive to provide a compassionate, supportive, and calming environment that encourages healing. I believe the clients I work with are experts in their own lives and have strengths within them that will assist in their own personal growth. I utilize a variety of trauma-informed therapy approaches to meet individual needs including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Mindfulness. I am passionate about helping individuals address therapeutic needs including childhood and adult trauma, stress due to change and life adjustments, substance use, anxiety, and depression. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Longwood University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Radford University.
I am passionate about helping my clients grow and heal through any adversities they may have faced and are currently facing. My goal is to always provide a compassionate and warm therapeutic environment for those to feel completely supported. I am honored to walk alongside those on their personal journey. I have experience working with all ages including children, adults, couples, and the family system within a unit.
My areas of interest include childhood and adult trauma, attachment trauma, marriage/couples counseling, depression, anxiety, grief, spirituality, and women's issues. In my practice, I utilize a variety of trauma-informed techniques such as Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy. I also integrate parts of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psychodynamic theory. I have completed Level 1 training in Animal Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT) and my team member Remi will join me in the office at times.
My Bachelor of Science Degree is from Radford University and my Master of Social Work Degree is from Louisiana State University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I have had several clients over the years say, “Everyone should go to counseling!”
I agree! We all have different stressors, wounds, and events we face throughout our lives and very rarely have a place to process them. That is what I provide; a nurturing and calm environment to give you space to process what is going on around you and, ultimately, inside you. My specialty areas include working with women struggling with anxiety, burnout/exhaustion, not knowing what is wrong, and grief. My intention is to help you develop the lifestyle you desire, set boundaries to help you thrive in your relationships, and develop coping skills for stress and anger. I use a collaborative approach in which you are the expert on yourself, the one doing the work of healing and growing, and I am the helper.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Roanoke College as well as a Master of Science in Psychology from Radford University. I have been licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to practice counseling since 2007.
It is my goal to support young people in reconnecting to their natural state of wholeness and joy through a collaborative and integrative therapy approach. I work to create a safe space for addressing the challenges of being young and the hard work of growing up. No matter how much love and support we experience, life can get difficult and problems can arise. I specialize in working with clients who are coping with loss and change, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, behavioral challenges, lowered self-esteem, and school struggles. I believe that young people can make amazing discoveries about themselves when given the time and space to focus on healing. Clients of diverse backgrounds are actively welcomed to therapy.
I utilize Person-Centered Counseling, Cognitive and Mindfulness practices, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Play Therapy, Positive Discipline techniques, and Art-Based Therapy. I have over 150 hours of play therapy-specific training. I have special training in Adoption Competency(TAC) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I received my Safe Space LGBTQ Ally Training through ODU in 2021.
I earned my Master's degree in Counseling and Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where I centered my studies on holistic and expressive therapies. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and have worked with children, teens, and young adults in various school and mental health settings since 2003.
My goal is for you to have a place where you feel safe, validated, heard, and respected no matter your background. You have a voice and you have value. I feel honored to be a part of your therapeutic journey while learning your story and helping you achieve your goals.
I have been working with children of all ages and adults in multiple settings. My experience includes working with the department of social services, in-home counseling, private practice, and in the acute hospital setting. My social work experience has been broad for nearly 20 years. My clinical skills are trauma-informed care, CBT, DBT, LGBTQIA issues for children and adults, and solution-focused therapies.
I work with addressing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and trauma. I am passionate about my advocacy and being a resource in the LGBTQIA+ community where I volunteer much of my free time with Diversity Camp, INC. The age groups I work with currently are 10 and up. I completed my BSW at Ferrum College, in 2007, and completed my MSW at the University of New England in 2019.
I believe in providing a caring, comfortable, and supportive environment to nurture growth and understanding that allows for both processing as well as healing. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families to explore personal strengths, learn effective coping skills, process stressors, and find solutions to life’s challenges. My passion is walking with others on a healing journey toward developing healthy relationships, self-acceptance, and emotional stability. My therapeutic approach aligns with Insight Oriented Counseling while also utilizing aspects of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Somatic Work, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Intentional Focusing, and Mindfulness techniques. My areas of interest include stress management, adult and childhood trauma, adjustment issues, PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and LGBTQ counseling. My passion is working to connect intense emotions to unresolved conflict while working with the body to heal.
I have a Clinical Psychology Master's degree from Radford University and I also have a Master of Social Work from Radford University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I enjoy helping people who are struggling with substance use, gambling addiction, and related problems like anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and anger. Substance use problems may include alcohol, tobacco, and/or other substances. We can work together to help you build insight into why you struggle and then connect to the knowledge, skills, and resources to do things differently. I value building a safe, open environment for therapy that supports integrity, wellness, and joy. I firmly believe recovery is possible.
I work from a primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective, which includes mindfulness practices. CBT focuses on how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors connect and the skills you use to make these patterns more helpful or functional. I value talking about how lifestyle changes, like dietary habits, exercise, and other whole health practices, can support recovery. If it will be helpful, I am happy to work with your medical provider to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Ohio State University in 2007. I have over 20 years of experience in addiction and general mental health treatment, including working over 12 years at Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. I am a national trainer and consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for substance use disorders for the VA and certified as a Motivational Interviewing provider.
I am interested in working with all ages and populations from kids to adults. My goal is to help children, teens, and adults cope with the stressors they face throughout their daily lives while healing from past trauma. I work with my clients to help them successfully reach their goals so that they may attain their best potential in life. I have worked with individuals, families, and couples.
The therapy techniques I utilize most are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, play therapy, relaxation techniques, and other evidence-based practices. I graduated from Radford University in 2018 with my Bachelor’s in Social Work and in 2021 with my Master’s in Social Work. I am currently a supervisee in social work and I am being supervised by Susan Owen, LCSW.
Outside of my profession, I love the outdoors! I like to hike, kayak, camp, travel, and enjoy many other outdoor activities.
I believe that every human being deserves a safe, calm space to reflect and be supported on their personal journey toward healing and growth. My goal is to assist and encourage you on that path, providing genuine warmth, respect, and empathy every step of the way.
My therapeutic approach is strengths-based, inclusive, and trauma-informed. I have received training in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, and I employ techniques from a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to meet individual needs. I am passionate about collaborating with clients on therapeutic goals such as coping with trauma and stress, addressing relationship challenges and difficult transitions, and pursuing greater self-compassion and self-acceptance.
I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a focus on clinical practice. I am currently completing my clinical social work residency under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.
I have always had a keen heart to help those in need. As a therapist, I find it imperative to be caring, and compassionate, and to have an empathic connection. It is important for me to create a warm space for my clients to move through painful emotions, help them track their progress, and experience positive outcomes. My areas of interest include play therapy, bullying, anger management, career development, depression, relationships, self-image, and stress.
I spent a great deal of time working with adolescents in the urban community addressing the identified functional problems associated with the complex conditions of society and each individual and family. Working with troubled adolescents I was able to increase the individual's ability to cope and relate to others, support and sustain recovery, and enhance the child's capacity to function in their lives. I utilize techniques such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
My Bachelor of Social Work is from Virginia Union University and my Master of Social Work is from Radford University. I am currently under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.
"You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone"
I believe that all people have the vast potential for growth and change. But change is complicated, and sometimes we need assistance. My goal as a counselor is to be your “guide by the side” as you explore your past, present, and future. I work with ages 5 to 105 and love the knowledge and uniqueness that comes with each phase of life. My approach to counseling is trauma-informed and Person-Centered. I utilize a mixture of Expressive Arts, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relational-Cultural Therapy. I earned my Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Counseling from Virginia Tech University. I am currently a Resident in Counseling under the supervision of CeAnna Reed, LPC.
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Do you find yourself often thinking, how can I take the next step to better my overall emotional health and live a life of purpose and fulfillment? Therapy can lead to a better understanding of our mental health and reveal underlying causes that are often caused by our self-disrupting behaviors. I believe that every person can overcome their daily struggles, but we often just need some assistance.
I work with individuals 18 and up. I have experience working with veterans, older adults, those at the end of life, and with the grief associated with death and dying. I have a passion for geriatrics and LGBTQ+ and any client who is figuring out their place of belonging.
Some of my therapeutic models include Mindfulness, CBT, Solution-focused Therapy, and Systems Theory. I would like to lead you on the path of self-discovery and help you identify therapeutic goals to better your sense of self, identify obstacles that are holding you back, and come up with strategies to overcome each obstacle.I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky, with a focus on clinical practice. I am currently completing my clinical social work residency under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.