The Licensed Clinical Therapists on staff include:
(Counseling Near Me – Therapist Near Me … Gainesville – Alexandria VA – Washington DC)
Beverley Boothe, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW (Online Therapy)
Not Currently Accepting New Clients
Dr. Beverley Boothe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. Dr. Boothe established Life Enrichment Counseling Center in April 2005 in Gainesville, VA. She provides therapy to adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.
Dr. Boothe has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies from Regent University, 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.
Dr. Boothe has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1993. She has worked in private, non-profit, and government agencies serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. 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 adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues. Dr. Boothe is able to incorporate Christian principles in the counseling session if requested. (Dr. Boothe is not accepting new clients at this time).
Babak Alidoosti, MS, LMFT (Online Therapy)
Not Currently Accepting New Clients
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 Master’s 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. Alidoosti’s main goal is to assist clients in navigating through the difficult issues for which they are seeking therapy, while cultivating lasting and significant change.
Mark A. Boothe, LICSW, LCSW (Alexandria Office, Online Therapy)
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 young adults (16+) and adults.
Chris Bradshaw, LPC (Gainesville Office and Online Therapy)
Chris Bradshaw is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and his Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington.
As an outpatient counselor, he has experience working with clients struggling with anger management, anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse, and adjustment disorders. He has worked previously with anger management and substance abuse groups. Mr. Bradshaw works with his clients to develop a multidimensional approach to their mental health needs. His therapeutic interventions incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Existential Humanism.
Before his time as a clinician, Mr. Bradshaw worked for many years with children and adolescents who were at-risk for out of home placement due to behavioral issues. At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Inc., he works with children ages 10 and up, adolescents, and adults.
Brandie Chaney, MSW, LCSW (Alexandria Office, Online Therapy)
Brandie Chaney obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Connecticut School of Social Work (2015) and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut (2009). Ms. Chaney has over 13 years of experience in the field of human services in a variety of settings. Ms. Chaney has provided clinical services in residential treatment settings, private practice and in child welfare. Her most recent experience includes psychotherapy for individuals, families, and couples. Ms. Chaney has supported youth, and caregivers through adoption, family preservation efforts, domestic violence, homelessness, and child abuse/neglect.
Ms. Chaney has a passion for working with adolescents and their families to help resolve parent-child conflict, depression, serious mental illness, and substance use. At Life Enrichment Center, Ms. Chaney provides therapy to adults, families, and adolescents. Ms. Chaney utilizes a range of treatment modalities including solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, relational cultural theory, mindfulness, and family systems.
Ms. Chaney believes in the power of vulnerability and the importance of relationships. Ms. Chaney’s goal is to always promote change by building a therapeutic bond based on warmth and trust. She fosters close connections with her clients that demonstrate the role empathy plays in the change process.
Krystal Clarke, M. Ed., Resident Counselor (Gainesville#1 Office, Online Therapy)
Ms. Clarke received her Masters of Education in Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College and has a Bachelors in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University. She has worked as a music therapist for eight years serving youth, adolescents, and adults experiencing mental and behavioral health crises as well as those with varying disabilities. Ms. Clarke has provided clinical services in telehealth, school, home, medical and clinical settings.
Most recently, Ms. Clarke has served as a virtual counselor intern with a telehealth community outpatient clinic where she utilized cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, creative arts therapy, and trauma-informed techniques to reach a broad spectrum of clients. Ms. Clarke has worked in telehealth through her music therapy clinic and counseling internship for three years, developing a variety of interventions for engaging her clients and creating a warm counseling environment.
Ms. Clarke is passionate about providing accessible, creative interventions for her clients. She believes in meeting her clients where they are at and empowering them to make the changes they want to see in their lives. At Life Enrichment Counseling, Ms. Clarke integrates her music therapy background with clinical mental health techniques to reach youth, adolescents, and adults who may find it difficult to express themselves in words.
Ali Cooper, LCSW (Gainesville Office, Online Therapy)
Ali Cooper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center. Ms. Cooper has a Masters of Social Work degree from George Mason University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Huntington University.
Ms. Cooper has clinical experience in a variety of settings including non-profit, school, and in-patient environments, serving children, adolescents, and families. She has provided individual child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, group therapy, crisis stabilization, and school-based mental health services.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, she specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families with varying social/emotional challenges, including issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, trauma, anger management, depression, and difficult behaviors. She uses a client-centered approach incorporating play-based strategies, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques. Ms. Cooper is a Christian and happy to incorporate Christian principles and perspectives into counseling sessions if requested.
Dr. Monique Cowell, Ed.D., LGPC, Resident Counselor (Online Therapy)
Dr. Monique Cowell is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia and a Counseling Resident in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has worked in the capacity of social worker, school counselor, Christian counselor, and child advocate. Dr. Cowell has provided mental health support and services for more than fifteen years. She has worked with individuals and couples to help them bring balance to their daily lives while also finding a sense of hope and purpose. Dr. Cowell has worked with children, adults, and the aging population who experience symptoms related to depression and anxiety, difficulty communicating, being assertive, self-advocacy, finding balance, anger management, grief/loss, marital issues, adjustment issues, social skills and self-esteem. At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Dr. Cowell will provide counseling to children (10 years and up), adolescents, families, and adults.
Dr. Cowell completed her Ed.D., in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University and her Masters of Education in School Counseling at Liberty University. She is skilled in supporting clients in navigating their personal, social, and emotional struggles. These experiences, enables Dr. Cowell to support, guide and help her clients define their personal journey of success from a holistic perspective. Dr. Cowell utilizes an integrative approach that encompasses aspects of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered approaches, and solution-focused strategies. As a Christian leader, Dr. Cowell is able to incorporate Christian principles in the counseling sessions upon request.
Maria Fahrion, MA, LPC (Online Therapy)
Maria Fahrion is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, but also maintains licensure in the state of West Virginia. She has experience working in various mental health settings such as a community mental health center, non-profit domestic abuse center and shelter for abused women, trauma, and substance abuse and recovery treatment.
She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and has worked post hospitalization stabilization programs, both in groups and in individual settings. She has also worked in transitional adult substance abuse intensive outpatient programs.
Ms. Fahrion earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach. Previously an elementary school teacher, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and Spanish history and literature from Kean University in New Jersey. Ms. Fahrion is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.
As the spouse of a retired Army veteran, Ms. Fahrion has personally experienced the challenges of military family life, which undoubtedly affects the family unit as a whole.
Ms. Fahrion is passionate about working with adolescents and military family members facing adjustment issues as they deal with the challenges of transition and adjustment. She has a love for working with individuals of all ages who face life’s challenges and works as a guide to help them successfully overcome the challenges.
As a therapist, Ms. Fahrion is also passionate about working with individuals facing acculturation challenges, from a multicultural approach. She has also worked with Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services agencies in conducting assessments for both adults, families, and adolescents dealing with substance abuse, child abuse, and child removal – family separation.
Dr. Bhavani R. Hamann, Ph.D., MPSW, MMPSW, Social Work Supervisee (Alexandria Office, Online Therapy)
Dr. Bhavani R. Hamann is a Mental Health Provider and a Social Work Supervisee. Dr. Hamann is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She provides therapy to adults, adolescents, and families at Life Enrichment Counseling Center. Dr. Hamann has a Ph.D. in Social Work from Florida State University, a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, and a Master’s degree in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and Undergraduate in Business from Bangalore University, India.
Dr. Hamann has worked in medical, psychiatric, government, and private agencies, serving individuals, groups, families, adolescents, and children. She has experience offering therapy to families with members who have substance abuse difficulties, end-stage medical conditions, and mental health disorders. Dr. Hamann has experience working with clients from different cultures, LGBTQ, and people from various income levels. She is conversant in Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, and Kannada. At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Dr. Hamann provides client-centered services to adults, adolescents, and families. She draws from theories including Systems, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral.
Nelva Hernandez, MSW, LCSW (Alexandria Office, Online Therapy)
Ms. Nelva Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently living and providing services in Northern Virginia. She was raised in Washington, DC, where she completed her studies, including her Master’s in Social Work at Howard University.
Ms. Hernandez is a native Spanish speaker, and she conducts therapy sessions fluently in both English and Spanish. She strives to provide culturally responsive treatment to individuals from all walks of life and has supported many clients struggling with acculturation stress. Ms. Hernandez specializes in treatments for anxiety, depression, anger and stress management, relationship stressors, and life transitions. She employs an eclectic array of evidence-based treatment modalities and interventions to treat symptoms across the spectrum of mental health issues and life stressors. Ms. Hernandez seeks to focus on her client’s needs and preferences while nurturing the therapeutic relationship and providing clinical services, including motivational interviewing, humanistic and existential approaches, and psychodynamic, cognitive, and dialectical behavioral therapies. She uses a collaborative approach to identify her client’s strengths and challenges to create a roadmap to living a healthier and more authentic life.
Throughout her career, Ms. Hernandez has facilitated psychoeducation and group psychotherapy as well as individual, family, and family therapy. Treating issues related to mood and psychiatric disorders. She has acquired experience working with populations of all ages in academic, social service, and outpatient settings. At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Hernandez works with adolescents (13 years and above), adults, and families.
Mrs. Johnson received her Master of Social Work degree from Walden University in 2020. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor of Social Work with an emphasis on Children and Families from Ferrum College in 2015. Mrs. Johnson has over eight years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in various capacities. She has provided behavioral and mental health case management, worked closely with foster care children and their families towards reunification, and supported children and adolescents through mentoring, intensive in-home services, and individual therapy. She has also facilitated small groups in schools and community settings.
Mrs. Johnson utilizes a variety of treatment modalities, including a person-centered approach, art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition, Mrs. Johnson’s culturally responsive practices provide a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can develop self-confidence to thrive in everyday life.
Before joining Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mrs. Johnson provided crisis intervention services to military personnel and their families and connected them to additional mental health resources. Mrs. Johnson enjoys working with children and families and believes in working with them from a holistic perspective to promote better overall health.
Shevy Kana, MA, LPC (Gainesville Office #2, Online Therapy)
Shevy Kana is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia and Nebraska. She provides therapy to adults, adolescents and children (ages 6-12 years), at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.
Ms. Kana received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2014. Ms. Kanaganayagam has an undergraduate degree in Theology, majoring in Education, from Singapore Bible College. She also has a diploma in Human Resources Management from London Business School. She has over 10 years of Management experience in Human Resources. Ms. Kana has worked in private, non-profit, and church agencies and takes a holistic approach to providing therapy to children, adolescent, adults and couples. She utilizes a wide range of researched based tools, often working with relationship approaches, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Shevy’s areas of experience include working with children of divorced/separated parents and children and adolescents with behavioral issues. She works with individuals with anxiety, depression, Bipolar, PTSD, stress, sex and love addiction, grief, anger management, life changes, and challenges with work and career goals. In addition, Ms. Kana works with couples that are in conflict, struggling with communication, infidelity or porn addiction of a spouse through the Marriage Healing Center. Ms. Kana offers Christian Counseling with sound, biblically based values if requested.
Jaana Kilkki, MA, ATR-BC (Gainesville Office, Online therapy)
Jaana Kilkki is a Board Certified Art Therapist. She is also a registered yoga teacher and a mindfulness meditation teacher. Ms. Kilkki provides art psychotherapy and trauma focused therapy to children (school age and up), adolescents and adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.
Ms. Kilkki has a Masters in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling from Hofstra University (2013) and undergraduate degree in Honors and Studio Art from Hunter College. She has experience working in both group and individual treatment in various inpatient and outpatient settings. Ms. Kilkki is also a Certified Trauma Therapist utilizing the ITR Method, an art based trauma treatment. She has extensive experience working with military service members and individuals who have experienced a variety of life traumas.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Kilkki provides art psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults who want to find ways to cope and deal with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma related issues. Her approach is mindfulness and strength- based, as well as client centered with the goal of empowering clients to find relief from distressing symptoms. Art psychotherapy allows clients to express themselves without words and find resolution to past and current issues through utilizing the creative process. No experience in art making is necessary, and talk therapy is always an option. Ms. Kilkki also utilizes Narrative Sand Therapy, in addition to cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) concepts while meeting clients’ unique needs.
Jocelyn Lovett, MSW, LCSW (Online Therapy)
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 Master’s 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 principles into therapy.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Jocelyn works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Senovia Ross, LMFT (Online Therapy)
Senovia Ross is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Virginia. She received a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an 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. Ross’ 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.
Emily Sanders, MA, LPC (Online Therapy)
NOTE: I am currently not seeing any new clients. Thank You.
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.
Brian Sheaffer, MSW, Social Work Supervisee (Alexandria Office; Online Therapy)
Brian Sheaffer earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from George Mason University. In addition to the use of Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered methods, he uses unconditional positive regard to build rapport and trust with clients to foster better self-discovery and promote quicker healing. He considers how surrounding client systems, social adversities, and stigma may affect clients’ lives and their therapeutic approaches.
Mr. Sheaffer incorporates both mind and body therapies into treatment. He focuses on solutions to barriers in client systems as well as the symptomatology of anxiety, and depression along with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the subsequent tolls these have on both the body and mind. Through his work with clients, the goal is to help clients reduce the intensity of their responses. This is to encourage clients to lead more embodied and connected lives. Mr. Sheaffer is currently pursuing certifications as a registered play therapist (RPT) and as a level I breath worker. He utilizes Child-Centered/Humanistic approaches to play therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relaxation/Mindfulness Technique Modalities.
At the Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Mr. Sheaffer specializes in working with kids, teenagers, and young adults who are experiencing a variety of social and emotional difficulties, such as Childhood Abuse (ACEs) and PTSD, Anxiety, and Stress, Depression, Adjustment disorders, and transitions in their education, careers, and personal lives. Mr. Sheaffer is happy to serve children and adolescents, age 5 and up, and young adults, age 18 to 25.
Dr. Courtney Shaughnessy, Psy.D., LPC (Gainesville Office #2, Online Therapy)
Dr. Shaughnessy completed her Masters and PsyD for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rivier University in Nashua, NH as well as two bachelor degrees in Social Work and Psychology at Curry College in Boston, MA. She had the opportunity to work at Landstuhl Medical Regional Center in Landstuhl Germany, as well as other private agencies. She has experience with individuals, couples, adolescents, and groups. Dr. Shaughnessy has experience with adjustment/transition issues, family conflicts, recognizing expectations, LGBTQ, as well as depression, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD. Dr. Shaughnessy aims to break down wants, needs, understanding, and acceptance in relationships.
Dr. Shaughnessy is certified in trauma counseling. She also employs different counseling methods based on the needs of her clients. Dr. Shaughnessy is also trained in several evidence-based treatments including Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused short-term therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
Dr. Shaughnessy has been recognized through the Society for Brain Mapping for her clinical work recognizing motivational behavior. At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Dr. Shaughnessy will serve adults using a variety of treatment modalities as needed.
Lorna Tempest, LPC, LMFT (Online Therapy)
Lorna Tempest is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the District of Columbia and the State of Virginia. She provides therapy to children/adolescents, families, and individual adults at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.
Ms. Tempest holds a master’s 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. Practicing 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.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms.Tempest’s work focuses on coping and stress management, challenges with adjustments and transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, and family/relationship issues. Her interests also include infant and early childhood mental health, perinatal mental health, and supporting new parents/young families. She has completed some training and coursework and is continuing to expand her knowledge in these speciality areas.
Using evidence-based approaches and partnering with clients to improve communication, develop stronger connections, and increase insight and understanding among individuals and families are all essential components of Ms. Tempest’s work and practice.
Carole Thomas, MSW, Social Work Supervisee (Alexandria Office, Online Therapy)
Carole Thomas is a Social Work Supervisee who obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work with a clinical focus from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University, and an undergraduate degree in Finance from Virginia Tech University. Ms. Thomas is also a certified integrative wellness coach.
Prior to joining the Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Thomas provided clinical services in different therapeutic settings, working with individuals and couples using strengths-based and holistic perspectives. She has also served the community by volunteering extensively with various non-profit organizations to serve the mental and physical health needs of its members.
At the Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms.Thomas specializes in working with adult individuals experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues and couples experiencing conflict or wanting to strengthen their relationships. She is trained in several evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as trauma-informed approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, and mindfulness modalities. When working with couples, Ms. Thomas draws on her Gottman Principles I, II, and Seven Principles training and aspects of Imago Therapy, to help them strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning.
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 Master’s 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.
Sabrina Urquhart, LPC (Online Therapy)
Sabrina Urquhart is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia. She has worked in the field of counseling and has provided clinical services to a variety of adolescents and young adults for over a decade. Ms. Urquhart obtained her Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Psychology from Hampton University in 2005. In 2013, she furthered her educational journey and graduated from George Mason University with a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Community Based Counseling. Ms. Urquhart stays abreast with the changes within the field and has been a member of the American Counseling Association for many years.
As a consultant, Ms. Urquhart has assessed, diagnosed, and recommended mental health and substance abuse treatment services for a variety of clients in the Northern Virginia region. Ms. Urquhart has worked within the community-based sector and has provided intensive in-home services and therapeutic day treatment counseling services within the school. She has been an advocate and therapist within the court system helping families; victims and offenders navigate the Justice System and providing mental health support to clients within this system. Ms. Urquhart has worked in residential settings and various placements utilizing a holistic framework to help clients manage and treat mental health concerns.
At Life Enrichment Center, Ms. Urquhart specializes in working with children (10+), adolescents, and young adults. She utilizes a client-centered approach that encompasses mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-focused CBT, and solution-focused therapeutic modalities.
Ms. Urquhart specializes in working with clients with depression, anxiety, anger issues, substance abuse, maladaptive patterns, trauma, self-esteem, family/child conflicts, and criminal histories.
Kenni Walker, LPC (Gainesville Office #2, Online Therapy)
Kenni Walker, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She received her master’s degree in Counseling from Capella University in 2014. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration. Kenni appreciates the notion that success is a matter of one’s perspective based on their life’s efficacy and satisfaction.
Kenni has worked with a variety of populations to include women (issues), adolescents, LGBTQ, sex positive, re-entry, the terminally ill, and various culturally diverse groups.
At Life Enrichment, Kenni utilizes an eclectic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with a myriad of treatments to include, but are not limited to, Holistic, Solution Focused, Reality, Dialectical, multicultural, positive psychology and mindfulness, among other proven applications. Kenni’s philosophy is that there is no one way to treat anyone and her approaches are just as unique to the individual client.
Ashley Wise, LMFT (Gainesville Office, Online Therapy)
Ashley Wise, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Virginia. She received her master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Virginia Tech in 2014. Prior to that, she received her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2009.
Ms. Wise has over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked in various therapeutic settings such as an adolescent day-treatment program for co-occurring disorders, an outpatient therapy program for youth and their families in a community agency setting, and as an intensive in-home counselor. Ms. Wise has a passion for working with adolescents and families that are in distress and supporting them in improving their family dynamics and functioning. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process between an individual and their therapist and looks forward to supporting individuals in identifying their goals for therapy and the changes that they are desiring.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Wise provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Ms. Wise utilizes evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, mood instability, anger, social skills, self-esteem, stress management, school refusal, family conflict, and trauma.