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Our Therapists and Resident Counselor

THERAPISTS

 

Therapy sessions are provided by Doctorate and Master's Level clinicians licensed in the State of Virginia. They have years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. The clinicians on staff include:


Life Enrichment CounselingBeverley Boothe, MSW, LCSW

Beverley Boothe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. She is also a Certified Imago Couples Therapist and Imago Workshop Presenter. Ms. Boothe established Life Enrichment Counseling Center in April 2005 in Gainesville, VA. She provides therapy to adults and couples at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.

Ms. Boothe has a Masters of Social Work degree from Howard University and undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Psychology from York University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Counseling Association, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Ms. Boothe has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1993.

She has worked in private, non-profit, and government agencies serving children, adolescents, and families. Ms. Boothe has experience in providing therapy to adolescents, individuals, couples, and families from a holistic perspective. 


At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, she specializes in working with couples who are in conflict and adults with depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues. Ms. Boothe is able to incorporate Christian principles in the counseling session if requested. 

Feel free to contact Ms. Boothe directly:







Life Enrichment CounselingBabak Alidoosti, MS, LMFT

Babak Alidoosti is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland (2005) and a Masterís degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech University (2009).

Prior to joining Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Alidoosti provided clinical services in a range of therapeutic settings, working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families along the way. Most recently, he provided services at Foundations, a residential treatment program for adolescent girls on probation in Fairfax County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. In this setting, Mr. Alidoosti worked closely with residents and their families on a variety of issues including depression, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, and parent-child conflict.

At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Alidoosti provides services to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. He draws on a blend of therapeutic approaches, including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Systems. Mr. Alidoosti uses a client-centered approach and believes that a good therapeutic relationship and providing non-judgmental support are essential to successful outcomes. Mr. Alidoostiís main goal is to assist clients in navigating through the difficult issues for which they are seeking therapy, while cultivating lasting and significant change.

Feel free to contact Mr. Alidoosti directly:







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Marie Black, MA, LPC

Marie Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She graduated from Marymount University in May 1997 with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She also received a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in May 1992 from George Mason University and has an undergraduate degree in psychology from James Madison University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.

Ms. Black has worked in private, non-profit and government agencies since 1994, providing substance abuse and mental health counseling services to adult clients. She is experienced with both individual and group mental health and substance abuse treatment and has counseled clients with a range of issues, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, grief /loss, and body image and eating disorders. Ms. Black's clinical areas of interest include addictions, women's issues, self-esteem, and stress reduction. She takes a mindfulness-based and holistic approach to psychotherapy. 


At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Inc., she specializes in both adult addiction and women's issues and she is experienced in the education and counseling of family members of addicted persons. 

Feel free to contact Ms. Black directly:







Life Enrichment CounselingMark A. Boothe, LICSW, LCSW

Mr. Boothe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from Howard University in 1997.

Mr. Boothe has directed, managed and provided clinical services in a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, and community based mental health agencies. He has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues and problems, and assisting such individuals to produce positive emotional results and outcomes in their daily life. His area of expertise include successfully assisting individuals to overcome problems associated with depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and anger problems.

Mr. Boothe utilizes a person-centered approached in his work with individuals, and incorporates many of the principles and core concepts associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in the treatment process.

At the Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Boothe specializes in working with adolescents, adults and families.

Feel free to contact Mr. Boothe directly:







Life Enrichment CounselingJewelle Daquin, M.Ed, LPC

Jewelle Daquin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University.

Mrs. Daquin specializes in areas of depression, anxiety, life adjustments, family conflict, substance abuse, parenting skills, and anger management. She has over 5 years of experience working with adolescents and families. While creating a safe environment, she will tailor the session to meet the specific need of the client. She is adept at incorporating Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused, and Person Centered Treatment to create a detailed treatment plan for each client. Mrs. Daquin is able to incorporate Christian principals in counseling sessions if requested.

Feel free to contact Ms. Daquin directly:






Life Enrichment CounselingJocelyn Lovett, LMFT

Jocelyn Lovett is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults through Life Enrichment Counseling Center. She received her Masterís degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University in 2005. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a minor in Spanish and a major in Sociology in 2003.

Ms. Lovett has experience providing therapy in a variety of settings including the private, community, church, and school environments since 2002. She works within a systemic framework which she tailors to the needs of her clients. She has experience working with marital issues, family conflict, mood instabilities, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, parenting skills, communication difficulties, and anger management. She integrates mindfulness, acceptance, and strength-based approaches into treatment. If desired, Ms. Lovett is able to incorporate faith-based principals into therapy.

At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Lovett works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Feel free to contact Ms. Lovett directly:





Life Enrichment CounselingTracy Palmer, Psy.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Tracy Palmer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with anxiety, trauma, grief, depression and other mood disorders. She is passionate about helping children and adolescents dealing with various psychosocial stressors that contribute to mood and anxiety disorders and work/academic performance issues. Also, she has an affinity for helping young adults who are experiencing difficulties coping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Dr. Palmer has specialized training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have experienced complex trauma. She has worked in various settings including schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and private practice and prescribes to an integrative approach in therapy that promotes unique individual strengths.

Dr. Palmer obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, DC. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine Consortium. Her clinical training also includes working with pediatric populations at Childrenís National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Palmer worked extensively in the field of public health and is passionate about helping families dealing with adjustment issues related to medical conditions or pediatric chronic illnesses. Her experience in public health also lends her ability to work with a diverse clientele in mental health care.

Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and the American Psychological Associationís Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).

Feel free to contact Dr. Palmer directly:






Life Enrichment CounselingSenovia Ross, LMFT

Senovia Ross is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Virginia. She received a Masterís Degree in Counseling with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Augusta State University in 1995. Mrs. Ross has been licensed to practice Marriage & Family Therapy for over 15 years.

As a seasoned therapist, she has been employed in a variety of therapeutic positions including: director of family preservation programs, clinical care coordinator, crisis counselor, and school therapist/consultant. She has also presented at national conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from depression to love and relationships.

At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, she specializes in working with individuals and couples who are evolving through various stages of their lives, whether newly married, considering divorce or dealing with other emotional life changing events. Mrs. Rossí areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, infidelity recovery, sex & intimacy, communication conflict, and premarital counseling.

She believes trust, good communication, and commitment are the keys to establishing a solid foundation for a successful relationship. She also incorporates Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into treatment.

Mrs. Ross is married to her husband of 17 years; they live in Alexandria, VA with their three children.

Feel free to contact Ms. Ross directly:






Life Enrichment CounselingEmily Sanders, MA, LPC

Emily Sanders is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She graduated from Marymount University in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also received her undergraduate degree in psychology from James Madison University in 2011. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Counseling Association.

Mrs. Sanders has worked in a non-profit agency that focused on crisis stabilization for adolescents and their families. She is experienced in individual, family and group mental health treatment and has worked with a variety of clients including those struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideations, low self-esteem, and eating disorders. Mrs. Sanders clinical interests include trauma work, relationship issues, and anxiety reduction.

Mrs. Sanders is a practicing Christian and would be happy to incorporate Christian principles into the counseling session if requested.

Feel free to contact Ms. Sanders directly:







Life Enrichment CounselingJennifer Speed, MA, LPC

**Ms. Jennifer Speed will not be accepting any new clients until June 2017.
Thank You.


Jennifer Speed is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She also maintains professional licensure in Maryland and Colorado. Additionally, Ms. Speed is a board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Maryland. She graduated from the University of Denver in 2009 with a degree in Forensic Psychology and obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mount St. Maryís University in 2007.

Ms. Speed previously provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including non-profit community mental health centers and correctional facilities. She is experienced in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, families, and adults presenting with a wide range of mental health and behavioral disorders. Ms. Speed utilizes a strength-based, CBT approach geared toward helping individuals and families build on the positive attributes they already possess in order to facilitate change.

Ms. Speed specializes in assisting children address mental health symptoms and helping families improve communication and dynamics within the home. Additional specializations include adolescent mental health and behavioral disorders, trauma, military family challenges, and womenís issues.

Feel free to contact Ms. Speed directly:







Life Enrichment CounselingLorna Tempest, LPC, LMFT

Lorna Tempest is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Virginia. She also maintains professional licensure in California. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, families, individual adults and couples at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.

Ms. Tempest holds a masterís degree in Counseling from the College of William and Mary and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Ms. Tempest has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2007.

Ms. Tempest has worked in private, community non-profit, and government agencies serving a wide range of populations including military service members and their families. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Her work focuses on coping and stress management, challenges with adjustments and transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, and family/relationship issues. Ms. Tempest partners with clients to improve communication, develop stronger connections, and increase insight and understanding among individuals, couples, and families.

Feel free to contact Ms. Tempest directly:







Life Enrichment CounselingDonna Thurston, LPC

Donna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She has over 25 years of experience working in mental health counseling. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, divorce recovery, and a variety of problems with conflict or adjustment. Donna has a heart for helping to resolve conflict in relationships and loves working with adolescents.

Donna graduated from Butler University with a Masterís Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1989. She has practiced in a variety of settings, including private practice, non-profit agencies, and inpatient treatment facilities.

Before moving to Northern Virginia, Donna previously developed a successful faith-based counseling center, worked in an outpatient hospital for adolescents, collaboratively produced Kids Good Grief camp for children, and started H2O (Hope, Healing & Overcoming) recovery programs for individuals struggling with divorce, grief, single parenting, and/or financial trials.

Donna has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt Methods, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family and Couples Systems.

Donna is a Christian and happy to incorporate faith-based questions and perspectives into the counseling setting if requested by the client.

Feel free to contact Ms. Thurston directly:









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