Our Licensed Clinical Therapists
The Licensed Clinical Therapists on staff include:
(Counseling Near Me – Therapist Near Me … Gainesville – Alexandria VA – Washington DC)
Beverley Boothe, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW (Gainesville Office & Telehealth)
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 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.
Sabrina Anderson 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. Anderson obtained her Bachelors 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. Anderson 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. Anderson has assessed, diagnosed and recommended mental health and substance abuse treatment services for a variety of clients in the Northern Virginia region. Ms. Anderson 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. Anderson 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. Anderson 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. Anderson specializes in working with clients with depression, anxiety, anger issues, substance abuse, maladaptive patterns, trauma, self-esteem, family/child conflicts and criminal histories.
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.
I am currently on leave until January 2022.
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.
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.
Stephanie Henderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. She obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. She is skilled at working with young children, individuals, and families. Stephanie currently works as a school social worker providing psychoeducation to parents and individual therapy to young children. She specializes in issues related to trauma, self-esteem, self-regulation, and anxiety. She incorporates many principles and core concepts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and uses a blend of therapeutic approaches such as client-centered approach and play therapy techniques.
Stephanie is currently completing her certification as a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. She has training in play therapy techniques for trauma and loss, cognitive behavioral play therapy, family play therapy, play therapy for couples, and expressive arts.
Stephanie looks forward to working collaboratively with individuals and families to identify their goals for therapy and develop healthy coping skills to help manage current life stressors.
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. 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.
Jaana Kilkki, MA, ATR-BC (Gainesville Office)
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 adults and adolescents (age 14 and up) 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 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, since the creative process is innate to all of us.
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 principals into therapy.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Jocelyn works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Diane C. Placide, LPC (VA and DC) (Alexandria Office, Washington D.C. Office and Online Therapy)
Diane C. Placide is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is committed to empowering young men and women to be more proactive about their mental health and helping them achieve mental wellness for positive functioning.
Ms. Placide enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her experiences range from developing and facilitating therapeutic youth groups to organizing philanthropic efforts to spread education and awareness regarding mental health. Her specialty includes working with clients who are dealing with identity crises, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. Ms. Placide’s interest and involvement in researching topics such as culture and academic achievement continue to guide her work as a therapist.
Ms. Placide’s treatment methodology includes modalities such as play therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, and other trauma-informed treatment techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has received training in Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Ms. Placide holds a Master of Education in Psychology and Counseling from Howard University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University.
Laura Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Randolph College/Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 2010. She went on to obtain her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University in 2012.
Ms. Phillips has experience in non-profit and government agencies in the mental health field. She is skilled at working alongside adolescents, adults, and families on a range of areas and has extensive experience consulting on multidisciplinary teams. Ms. Phillips’ focus has been on survivors of trauma and their loved ones, individuals with mental illness, and individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has provided community education and outreach to families, mental health providers, and police officers.
Her approaches include evidenced-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which she couples with a holistic lens and genuine regard for all individuals and their personal circumstances.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Ms. Phillips specializes in working with adolescents and adults to address depression, anxiety, anger, trauma reactions, major life transitions, self-image, and relationships. Ms. Phillips also works with individuals with developmental disabilities as well as their loved ones.
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 (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.
Erin St Louis, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. During her graduate studies, Ms. St Louis worked at The Center for Family Services in Falls Church, providing therapy for families, couples and individuals.
Ms. St Louis has extensive experience working with the adolescent population and their parents. She worked at the Inova Kellar Center, in a short-term, clinically intensive Day Treatment program with adolescents and their families regarding mental health and substance abuse issues.
For over eight years, Ms. St Louis worked at the Foundations Program (formerly known as Girls Probation House), a residential treatment program for adolescent girls on Probation with Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Ms. St Louis served as both an individual and family counselor in this setting, working with residents and their families on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Additionally, she ran a parent support group at Foundations and provided individualized parenting sessions in conjunction with family therapy.
Ms. St Louis most recently worked at a private practice in Alexandria, VA, where she saw a large number of military couples and families.
Erin’s practice includes working with children over age 10, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. She uses a blend of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Bowen Family Systems. Erin believes in the importance of establishing a therapeutic relationship and providing non-judgmental support. Erin’s main goal is to help clients and families feel better and let go of pain they have experienced in the past.
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.
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.
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 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 evidenced 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.
Dr. Yancey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Human-Services Board Certified Practitioner, and a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Professional. She provides therapy through a holistic approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, to children, adolescents, families, adults; at Life Enrichment Counseling Center.
Dr. Yancey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Regent University, graduated from Liberty University with a Masters degree in Professional Counseling, and received her Ph.D., from Old Dominion University in Counselor Education and Supervison.
Currently she is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University teaching undergraduate human services courses and master level counseling courses. She provides tele-mental health psychotherapy and LPC supervision.
Dr. Yancey has spent over 24 years in the field of mental health. She has experience in providing therapy for general mental health issues, parent-child relational issues, autism, trauma informed care, anger management, depression, anxiety/relaxation, grief and loss, with a specialty in personality disorders.
Dr. Yancey is able to incorporate Christian principles in the counseling process if requested.