Meet Our Team

We have a team of expert therapists licensed in Virginia

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Meet our Psychologists

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Christine Willing,

M. Ed., NCSP,

CEO & Founder

Mrs. Willing believes in a comprehensive approach to help each clients reach their full potential.  She utilizes evidence-based therapy along with positive psychology, mindfulness, and lifestyle approaches to build healthy and sustainable habits for mental wellness.

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Dr. Bethany Tareen,

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

Dr. Tareen has expertise in providing evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy and parent training, and mindfulness. Dr. Tareen believes in an integrative and collaborative approach to treatment, and she strives to create individualized treatment plans that emphasize clients’ strengths to build new skills and improve thought processes.

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Rachel LaBelle,

Licensed School Psychologist

Mrs. LaBelle has provided school psychological services to children with a variety of needs including, but not limited to ADHD and executive functioning, Autism, social skills, behavior management, and anxious and depressive disorders.

Meet Our Licensed Therapists

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Emily Nagel, LCSW

Emily has years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She treats a variety of challenges including behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression/mood disorder, thoughts of suicide, non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, and trauma. 

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Anna Miller, LCSW

Anna specializes in the treatment of anxiety and traumatic stress reactions. For more than ten years, she has accompanied clients as they build confidence in their ability to heal from the past and live more authentically in the present.  Her therapeutic approach focuses on the mind-body connection and draws from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).

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Emily Newton, LPC

Emily’s clinical practice is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and incorporates culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and mindfulness techniques. Emily has specialized in working with adults to confront issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders, impulse control and anger, sexual identity, relationship stressors, and life transitions.

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Jacintha Carson, LPC, NCC

Jacintha specializes in topics such as coping with stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, high functioning ASD, life transitions, cultural identity, grief and loss. She has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and believes in a holistic wellness approach to therapy.

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Jacklyn McMillan, LCSW

Jacklyn has over a decade of experience working with adolescents and adults emphasizing a holistic approach to therapy that draws from Relational therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and other evidence based practices. Jacklyn's expertise lies in effectively helping clients who have struggled with anxiety, depression, relationship and communication conflict, and self-esteem. She creates a warm environment that is LGBTQ+ and culturally respectful. 

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Sepideh Saiedi, LPC

Sepideh specializes in a wide range of mental health concerns for children, adolescents, young adults, adults, groups, and families. She has training in trauma-informed, evidence-based, integrative, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, expressive art, as well as other premier advanced treatments. She honors diversity and inclusion also offers LGBTQ+ affirming services. 

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Jill Jacobs,
LPC

Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with experience working with people across the lifespan in the DMV area.  Her expertise lies in working alongside people through the impact of grief, trauma, and life transitions, and supporting children and their caregivers through early childhood.  Jill believes it is crucial to focus on a person’s strengths and unique experiences when walking with them in their healing process.

Meet our Residents

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Elizabeth Whittle,

Licensed Professional Counselor Resident

Elizabeth is trained in many evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and strength-based approaches. She implements these approaches to assist clients in identifying their values, bringing about positive changes and building important life skills. 

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Caitlin Ivey, Licensed Professional Counselor Resident

Through the techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness, Caitlin has experience in working with clients on topics such as anxiety, depression, life stressors, grief and loss, and executive functioning challenges. 

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Sharon Hoffman, School Psychology Resident

Ms. Hoffman has practiced as a School Psychologist in a public school setting for over ten years. During her career, she has supported children from preschool through young adulthood by providing individual and group counseling, psychoeducational testing, behavior support, and consultation with families and school personnel.  

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Liz Vater,

School Psychology Resident

Liz has received training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Liz has experience working with children who have anxiety and depressive disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

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Katie Wood,

School Psychology Resident

Katie has formal training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and trauma informed care. She utilized each of these frameworks to help children and adolescents build their self-esteem and self-regulation skills in a manner that is personalized to their needs.

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Rebecca Caldwell,
School Psychology Resident

Ms. Caldwell emphasizes a holistic approach which considers social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and lifestyle factors within the context of the child’s family, school, and community contexts. Above all, Ms. Caldwell strives to help the client achieve a thorough understanding of their issues, identify and build on their strengths, develop problem-solving, coping skills and resilience along with a sense of hope about their future.

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Caitlin Gilchrist, Licensed Professional Counselor Resident

Caitlin specializes in working with adolescents and adults with topics such as depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, substance related concerns and relationship issues. She has received training in multiculturalism, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care. Her clinical expertise include Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques promoting a holistic wellness approach to therapy.

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Madison Thomas,
Licensed Clinical Social Work Resident

Madison uses a strength based and trauma informed lens while drawing from many evidenced-based theories when working with clients. She most frequently uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative techniques. Madison believes the most important part of therapy is the relationship between her and the client, and creates a space where clients feel comfortable while talking about possibly uncomfortable subjects.

Meet our

Office Administrators

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Barb Valier

Operations Director

Barb has 23 years of healthcare billing and auditing experience and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in regards to healthcare reimbursement and office management. Barb is also a successful blogger for the company. She has an interest in writing about many mental health conditions and how effective therapy can be!

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Mindy Turnbough

Billing Manager

Mindy comes to us from Prince William County Schools and has 10 years of Customer Service experience. While she is new to the healthcare industry, she brings a bright attitude and a desire to learn!

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Latte Willing 

Licensed Cuddler

Founder's Son

Latte is a three-year-old Maltese Poodle who loves to cuddle, but don't worry, he is hypoallergenic and full of fun! 

He helps children with depression and anxiety and is very popular around Think Happy Live Healthy.