Our Licensed Clinical Therapists
Our Professional Therapy sessions are provided by Licensed Master’s Level Psychotherapists licensed in the State of Virginia. They have years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups.
The Licensed Clinical Therapists on staff include:
Beverley Boothe, MSW, LCSW (Gainesville Office)
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.
Babak Alidoosti, MS, LMFT (Gainesville Office)
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.
Pamela Bakel, MA, LPC (Alexandria Office and Online Therapy)
Pamela Bakel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia and Illinois. She provides therapy to adults, couples and adolescents at Life Enrichment Counseling Center. Ms. Bakel received her Masters of Counseling degree from National Louis University in Chicago Illinois in 2009.
Ms. Bakel has undergraduate degrees in Business and Information Technology and can apply her over 25 years of work experience in these industries to a variety of life challenges. She is a member of the National Association of Certified Counselors and the American Counseling Association. She is a Register Yoga teacher using yoga therapy and mindfulness. Ms. Bakel has worked in private, non-profit, and church agencies and takes a holistic approach to providing therapy to couples, individuals, adolescents and children. She utilizes a wide range of researched based tools often working with relationship approaches, CBT, mindfulness and yoga therapy.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Bakel specializes in working with couples that are in conflict or struggling with communication. She works with individuals with anxiety, depression, stress, diabetes, chronic illness, domestic violence, anger management, substance abuse and life, work and career goals and challenges. Ms. Bakel can incorporate Christian and spiritual principles, if requested, into the counseling session.
Marie Black, MA, LPC (Gainesville Office)
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.
Mark A. Boothe, LICSW, LCSW (Alexandria Office, Washington DC Office and 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 adolescents, adults and families.
Jewelle Daquin, M.Ed, LPC (Gainesville Office)
Jewelle Daquin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Virginia. She has over a decade of experience working as a Mental Health Counselor. Mrs. Daquin obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (2006) and her Master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling (2010) from George Mason University.
As an experienced therapist, she has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings to include: outpatient community setting, intensive in-home counseling, residential treatment services, day treatment services, school based and private practice. Mrs. Daquin is passionate about mental health and has presented on various topics both locally and nationally. She co-facilitated research studies and published two journal articles focused on Mental Health.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, she provides counseling services to adolescents, adults and families. She is a strength-based therapist who utilizes the following evidenced based approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Family Systems.
Mrs. Daquin specializes in working with clients struggling with life stressors, depression, anxiety, family conflict, relational issues and substance use. She will incorporate Christian Counseling upon request.
Shevy Kanaganayagam, MA, LPC (Gainesville Office)
Shevy Kanaganayagam 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. Kanaganayagam 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. Kanaganayagam 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. Kanaganayagam works with couples that are in conflict, struggling with communication, infidelity or porn addiction of a spouse through the Marriage Healing Center. Ms. Kanaganayagam offers Christian Counseling with sound, biblically based values if requested.
Senovia Ross, LMFT(Alexandria Office and 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 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 (Gainesville Office)
Not accepting new clients until September 2018
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.
Jennifer Speed, MA, LPC (Alexandria Office and Online Therapy)
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. Mary’s 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 women’s issues.
Lorna Tempest, LPC, LMFT (Alexandria Office and Online Therapy)
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 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. 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.
Donna Thurston, LPC (Online Therapy – – Accepting new clients beginning June 1, 2018)
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.