Meet Our Counseling Staff
Chris Miller, LPC, NCC
Chris Milleris a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and is also completing his PhD in December 2017. Chris holds an M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Hollins University. Chris operates with a person-centered focus. His philosophy emphasizes the present and the future using neuro-linguistics, motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral techniques, trauma-focused CBT, dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to care for his clients. He appreciates pharmacological as well as counseling interventions to sustain optimal mental health and success in life. Chris specializes in helping those who are struggling in a wide variety of areas including:
- Life transitions
- Family & Personal Relationships
Christina Dormstetter-O’Keefe, LPC
Christina Dormstetter-O’Keefe is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience in community mental health and private practice. Christina approaches counseling from an assumption of competence and believes that everyone is capable of overcoming obstacles with some assistance. She is passionate about assisting people in finding a healthier and more satisfying life, and she provides a tailored approach based on individual preferences and needs.
Christina earned her BS in psychology at Virginia Tech and completed her M.Ed. in Counseling from Lynchburg College as well as an Ed.S. in Counseling from George Washington University. Christina is currently pursuing a certificate in play therapy at Capella University. Her career has included crisis services, group and individual counseling, therapeutic day treatment at the middle school level, and clinical supervision and training of student interns and residents in counseling. Primary specialties include:
- Motivational Interviewing
- Self-care and stress management
- Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorders
- Crisis Intervention
- Dealing with chronic medical conditions
- Adjustment to life changes and grief/loss
Amanda H. Beverly, LPC, CSOTP
A native of the New River Valley, Amanda Beverly began her professional career in 2001 as a law enforcement officer working on both the local and federal levels. During this time she obtained both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College and Radford University. After relocating to Northern Virginia in 2008, Amanda began working as a juvenile probation officer for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. Amanda’s compassion and genuine concern for others led her to obtain her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through Liberty University in 2010. Amanda has worked in both community based and outpatient settings, and she specializes in a wide variety of areas including depression, personality disorders, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and substance abuse disorders, as well as providing psychosexual risk assessments and therapy for adolescents and adults who have engaged in inappropriate sexual behaviors. In addition, she specializes in working with victims of physical and sexual abuse.
Depending upon the individual client’s needs, Amanda implements a variety of treatment modalities including individual, group, and family therapies. Within these settings, she incorporates creative techniques from a variety of therapeutic foundations including but not limited to, cognitive behavioral, client centered, solution focused, and brief therapies. Amanda believes in creating an empathic and safe environment for individuals and families to work toward change, while also holding them accountable for problematic and high risk behaviors.