Meet our team

Counselors available in VA

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Charmaine Dockett

Founder of Rivers of Hope Counseling

Charmaine Dockett specializes in partner communication crises and challenges, resolving relationship and marital conflicts, and helping others navigate life’s transitions and hardships with compassion, grace, and unwavering support. To learn more about Charmaine’s approach and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Yvette Kearney

Supervisee in Social Work

My counseling style includes being empathetic, showing compassion, being realistic, and person-centered. I am an empathetic coach, an active listener, and an advocate for self-awareness. I have over 15 years of experience in mental health. I currently specialize in treatment for adults, and adolescents ages 13-19 years old. I work with clients who identify with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive health issues. To help my clients reach individual goals, I like to use a person-centered approach that focuses on achievements and progression. I value a behavioral approach while assisting my clients with their cognitive and emotional needs. I believe that humanistic style therapy is a crucial factor in my mental health practices. To learn more about Yvette’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Melissa Roberts

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Hello! My name is Melissa Roberts. I am an LPC- Resident in Counseling. I graduated in 2019 from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. I graduated in 2006 from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Teaching in Elementary Education. I have been working with children, adolescents, and their families for 20+ years. I have experience working in a public school setting where I have guided children and their families academically and emotionally. I also have experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in crisis at a crisis stabilization unit, where I led group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy.  To learn more about Melissa’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jasper Boomer

Licensed Substance Abuse 
Treatment Practitioner
Licensed Resident In Counseling
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

 Jasper “Boomer” Boomer is a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner with a master’s degree in counseling from Argosy University as well as a master’s in education from George Mason University. He is an Army Veteran with 15 years of experience in Behavioral Health specializing in substance use addiction, Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression. To learn more about  Jasper’s approach to treatment and see if he is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Claire Foote

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Claire Foote is a Licensed Resident in Counseling and certified SYMBIS premartial counselor. She earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is working towards state licensure. She has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Claire’s main areas of expertise are anxiety disorders, depression, LGBTQ+ community, life transitional concerns, skill building enhancement, coping skill development, and trauma management. Claire has an interest in couples counseling and trauma-focused care. To learn more about  Claire’s approach to treatment and see if he is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Ray Hood

Licensed Professional Counselor

Rayvonne “Ray” is Licensed as a Resident in Counseling in Virginia with a passion for providing the best quality of services to individuals struggling from a variety of mental health challenges. Ray received his Master’s degree from Pace University in Mental Health Counseling. Ray has over 16 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health with children, adolescents, and adults.
To learn more about Ray’s approach to treatment and see if he is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Lisa Gibbs

Licensed Professional Counselor

Lisa Gibbs is a License Resident Counselor.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.  She has 5 years of experience working with individuals, couples, teens, and children. To learn more about Lisa’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Lea Harkless

 Licensed Resident in Counseling

 Let me help you take a journey and explore what is preventing you from moving forward. Please know that I am non-judgmental, reliable, compassionate, and committed to my clients. I adhere to ethical principles and treat people with dignity and respect. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, fear of change, stress, trauma, relationship issues, oppression, or excessive use of substances, I believe that by working together, we can develop a treatment plan centered on “you” and “your specific needs.” I have 10+ years of experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Chemical dependency recovery skills and relapse prevention, Family Systems, and many more. To learn more about Lea’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Stephanie Morehead

Licensed Resident In Counseling

Stephanie is a Resident in Counseling and has over eight years of experience working with individuals who struggle with trauma and severe mental illness. She also has extensive experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, and grief – including pet loss. She operates from a strengths-based perspective and believes in equipping clients with the tools they need to help themselves learn, heal, and grow. Stephanie is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She enjoys teaching clients about how symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression live in the brain and the body and uses creative and exploratory ways to help clients strengthen their relationships with themselves and those around them. To learn more about Stephanie’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

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Sharee Haskins

Licenesd Professional Counselor

Sharee has an attentive, empathetic approach, and specializes in helping children foster coping skills and independence. She has over 10 years of mental health experience helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome diagnoses such as ADHD and ADD, Autism, OCD, Schizophrenia, Depression, and more. Click the link below to learn more about Sharee and see if her approach is the right fit for you.

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Chia-Hua Lu

Licensed Professional Counselor

Chia-Hua Lu specializes in helping adults, children, couples, and families cope with trauma, grief, and PTSD. As a certified Art Therapist, she incorporates the unique power of creativity into treatment to help individuals process and overcome their experiences. To learn more about Chia-Hua’s approach and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Shantell Turner

Licensed Professional Counselor

Shantell Turner specializes in helping individuals, adults, and adolescents overcome crisis, substance abuse, trauma and PTSD, and co-occurring disorders by providing a judgement-free, affirming space for personal growth. To learn more about Shantell’s approach and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Catie Whittaker

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional

Catie Whittaker specializes in helping adolescents and adults overcome the symptoms and stressors of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD, with an inclusive and accepting approach to treatment. Click below to learn more about Catie and if her approach is right for you.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Alyssa Maxie

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Alyssa Maxie is currently a Licensed Resident in Counseling working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 8 years of experience working in the Mental Health Field. Alyssa has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ferrum College and earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She enjoys working with various populations, from young children and adolescent teens to couples and individual adults! Alyssa believes in a personal, patient-centered approach to counseling, however, she also uses techniques such as CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR for trauma patients and Play Therapy for young children.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Kristyna Lathem

Licenesd Professional Counselor

Kristyna Lathem is a Licensed Resident in Counseling. Kristyna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with concentrations in addictions, trauma, and crisis from Walden University. Her passion is meeting people where they are in a time of need by utilizing a collaborative approach. This is evident in her previous work as a crisis counselor, applied behavior therapist, addictions counselor, and therapeutic day treatment counselor. Being a military spouse has sparked Kristyna interest in researching stressors that National Guard spouses face during deployment. She provides a nonjudgmental, safe environment where her clients can express their thoughts and feelings.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Yamilet Cardenas

Licensed Resident in Counseling

When a child experiences trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and for the youth to become challenging. My great passion is bringing healing to youth who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients discover healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their personal relationships.  My goal is for the youth to know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. Since no single approach is the right one for every individual, I have been trained in a range of modalities including CBT, Play Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Model to the treatment of trauma.

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Carly Moody

Licensed Resident in Marriage & Family Therapy

Carly has a passion for helping others heal by finding themselves again. Carly uses a systemic approach in therapy to help people identify where their pain is coming from and working together in a therapeutic setting to find the best solution possible, all while helping clients become whole again. Carly has vast experience working with children, adolescents, and the family system as an entire. Carly also enjoys couples and marriage counseling. A few of her areas of specialty include trauma-informed care, addressing depression or anxiety in individuals, ADHD or Autism diagnoses, or helping others transition from one stage of life to the next. Carly uses empathy and understanding to help people better regulate their emotions.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Wanda Uzzle

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Wanda Uzzle has served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, and obtained her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling from Saint Leo University. Wanda enjoys partnering with individuals, couples, and families seeking help with addressing issues such as mood disorders, personality disorders, stress management, life challenges, anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, grief, effective communication, and military related issues.
She has a passion to cultivate and empower others to become and be their very best no matter where they are in life. Wanda seeks to establish an authentic rapport and caring relationship with her clients to assist in building on their strengths and to better collaborate towards meeting their goals and living the meaningful life they desire.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Aja Harrison

Licensed Professional Counselor

Aja Harrison is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Independently Licensed in Virginia. She has over 12+ years of experience providing individual and group counseling services to Children & Adolescents, Adults, and the Military Community in the following areas: Teen Issues, Depressive Disorders, Non-Suicidal Self-Harm Behavior, Mood & Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Military Life Counseling. Aja became interested in counseling solely because she takes pride in helping others succeed in life. Her therapeutic approach is called “Mindfulness” which is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where they are and what they’re doing, and not becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around them. 

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Danien “Dee” Johnson

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Qualified Mental Health Professional 

When human beings experience a crisis, trauma, or other life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My greatest passion is bringing healing, recovery, and empowerment to the people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I have helped many clients, who include children, adults, and families, to develop and sustain healthy life skills to aid them on the road to self-sufficiency. I am committed to providing a compassionate, open, non-judgmental environment to allow those in need of emotional and psychological support.

Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Stephanie Tingler

Licensed Resident in Counseling

I specialize in trauma and the first step to start counseling is one of the hardest. It takes strength to make that phone call or send an email. It is my goaI to walk with you through the counseling journey and offer client centered therapy with hopes and healing my clients seek. I work with all types of mental health issues. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and many other struggles. I graduated from Liberty University and am a Resident in Counseling working toward state licensure. I work with individuals, couples, teens and children. Reach out and I’ll be glad to start your journey with you.

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