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

Mindy Tran Ngu

Licensed Resident In Counseling

Mindy is a passionate helper to those with behavioral issues and strives to provide guidance and education towards a meaningful and positive life. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults to help them overcome depression, anxiety, ADHD, severe post-stress, schizophrenia disorder, behavioral problems, suicidal risks, and trauma, among many more. To learn more about Mindy’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

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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.

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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.

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Elizabeth Lee

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Behavior Technician. I received a Bachelor of Arts at West Virginia University in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art 2D. I also obtained my Master’s in Art Therapy at George Washington University. My counseling expertise focuses on Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Trauma-Processing (all types of trauma), anger management, behavior management, coping skills, emotional regulation, and life transitions. Military to civilian life adjustment and family therapy.  To learn more about Elizabeth’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

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Hope Bennett

Licensed Resident In Counseling

Hope is Licensed as a Resident In Counseling in Virginia and has over 5 years of experience working with individuals and families who suffer from a variety of mental illnesses. Hope received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Averett University and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University. To learn more about Hope’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lauren Johnson

 Licensed Resident in Counseling

Hello! I’m Lauren Johnson, and my pronouns are he/him (they/she). I specialize in working with clients with trauma histories and folks from the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities whose lived experience ranges from depression, anxiety, C-PTSD/PTSD, bipolar, BPD, OCD, substance use, to chronic illness. As a queer, neurodivergent therapist, I am passionate about providing all clients with trauma-informed care that is affirming, non-pathologizing, anti-oppressive, and strengths-based. I work with clients of all ages, with a special focus on young adults, adolescents, and children. To learn more about Lauren’s approach to treatment and see if she is the right fit for you, click the link below.

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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.

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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.

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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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Stephanie Varga

Licensed Resident In Counseling

Stephanie Varga has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Stephanie is currently a Licensed Resident In Counseling operating under supervision from a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Stephanie has worked with individuals struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, family challenges, and stage of life transitions. Stephanie utilizes a person-centered style of therapy.

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 Resident in Counseling

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.

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Brittany Johnson

 Licensed Resident in Counseling

Brittany is a firm believer that the mind, body, and soul are intertwined. She finds that a holistic approach can be useful as clients take a deep look into their inner selves as they begin to heal from their wounds. Often these wounds can look like addiction, relationship issues, and a loss of purpose. From a humanistic approach, all people are good, and for any person to truly grow, ownership of decisions must manifest to reach full potential with all things in life. She feels it’s important to draw from an eclectic style of therapy in order to draw from multiple techniques to best serve her client’s needs.  Click the link below to find out more about Brittany and if her approach is right for you.

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Shantell Turner

Licensed Resident in Counseling

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.

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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.

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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.

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MarQuitia Glass

Licensed Resident in Counseling

MarQuitia Glass is a Chesterfield, Virginia native who has worked in the human services field for over 8 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in human services, child, and family welfare from Kaplan University and both of her master’s degrees from Liberty University in human services counseling, marriage, and family, and clinical mental health counseling. MarQuitia is a licensed as a Resident In counseling and has experience working with vast populations including forensics, trauma, at-risk families, LGBTQ+, incarcerated individuals, individuals with past and present substance use histories, individuals experiencing current crises, children, adolescents, couples, and adults.

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Kristyna Lathem

Licensed Resident in Counseling

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Matt Naugle

Licensed Resident in Counseling

Hello, I’m Matt (he/him) and I work with clients of all ages with a focus on adults and teenagers. My approach to counseling clients is relational, focusing on building an affirming, supportive, and non-pathologizing alliance with my client.

I am a Licensed Resident in Counseling with a year of experience working with clients and I provide services over telehealth. I received my bachelor’s degree in Congregational and Youth Ministry in 2015 before attending graduate school at University of Virginia, where I received my Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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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.

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Brenda Hamilton

Licensed Resident in Counseling

I am so excited to be your partner on your journey to a better tomorrow.  I will meet you at your curreExit Visual Buildernt level, and we’ll establish goals together. We’ll explore challenges you may be having, and address what might be holding you back. We’ll work together to increase your ability to handle day to day life, to explore problems from the past, and to develop goals for your future.

I have worked with children, teens, and adults with developmental delays and/or intellectual disabilities.  I have experience with families of children with behavioral or mood disorders, and experience working with couples. I’ve also had experience working with members of the LGBT community for a variety of issues.

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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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Ashley Childs

Mental Health Counselor

Yoga Instructor

I am committed to helping and guiding clients through their healing journey by working with them holistically. With my compassion, unconditional positive regard, and empathy, I strive to cultivate a safe space while working with my clients. My work has been primarily focused on healing individuals through their trauma(s) both little T (little trauma) & big T (big trauma) and the somatic symptoms that are associated.  I am a yoga instructor and will occasionally include yoga during the processing phase as well as to help clients strengthen their mind to body connection. If you anyone feels connected and aligned with these services please send an appointment request, I look forward to working with you!

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