Meet Our Counselors
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, in individual counseling and family therapy. Families are included in the therapeutic process as a means to heal emotional wounds, and rediscover joy through mutual understanding and communication. I also actively welcome clients of diverse backgrounds to my practice. Specialties include: anxiety and depression, substance abuse, gender/sexuality, men’s issues, behavioral problems in children/adolescence, self-care, mindfulness/spirituality, attachment/family issues, and trauma resolution.
My therapeutic approach is strengths-based and draws from the perspectives of psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, system’s theory, cognitive-behavioral, and Adlerian therapy. I have extensive experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including school-based therapy, sexual health counseling, domestic violence, and wilderness therapy. I earned my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and completed specialized training in mindfulness meditation at the Penn Institute for Mindfulness. I am licensed as an LSW in the state of Pennsylvania, and am currently working towards my clinical licensure under supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from Hollins University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Waldren School of Social Work at Radford University in 2006.My areas of interest include, Attachment Disorders, Adult Psychiatric Disorders, Behavior Disorders of Childhood, Couples Counseling, Co-Parenting, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child Welfare, Trauma Resolution, and Parent Alienation Syndrome.I use a strengths based perspective in my practice, utilizing Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control, and Theraplay models. I offer therapeutic counseling for individuals, couples and families.
Works with ages 6 - adult. I specialize in healing the effects of trauma including car accidents, falls, emotional and/or sexual abuse, also emotional, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, somatic - or body based complaints grief/loss, parenting issues, attachment issues, assists in through life transitions. I assist my clients in balancing life concerns through an integrative strength based approach - the individual will be able to access and implement their identified resources. I have been trained in Somatic Experiencing - trauma resolution work utilizing the felt sense, attachment work trained through - Diane Heller, and trained as an Alexander Technique Teacher - movement reeducation to ease chronic tensions/pain. I am designated as an LPC Supervisee. I am also an adoptive parent with two adoptees ages 10 & 11.
I have been practicing psychotherapy in acute and outpatient mental health settings in Georgia and Virginia for over 15 years. I specialize in trauma/abuse, depression, anxiety, social phobia, body image concerns and marital and relationship issues. I am certified in IBCT (Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have been trained as well in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Hakomi, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and other body centered therapies; Psychodynamic, Dream Analysis, Behavioral and Humanistic therapy models.
I can be reached at (540) 815-7886
Susan Owen: 915-6472
Benjamin Owen: 819-5637
Beth Holt-Wright: 815-7886
Linda Franke: 521-6051
Angela Mitchell: 293-9788
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 goal is to provide support, encouragement, compassion, and unconditional positive regard to adults, children, adolescents, and families while guiding them to find their inner resources and true Selves so that they may heal, grow, and learn to thrive in life.
Specialties include: trauma resolution, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, self-care, mindfulness/spirituality, substance abuse, stress, family problems, parenting issues, child/adolescent behavioral problems, foster care/attachment issues, grief/loss, self-harm/cutting behavior, and relationship issues.