Meet Our Counseling Staff

Alaina King-Harvey
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Carefirst
  • Highmark
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alaina King-Harvey, LCSW

If you are experiencing any difficulties in life, one of the bravest things that you can do is seek help. I am here to help you accomplish your goals to live a happy, healthy, and successful life!
Caring for others was introduced early in my life as I witnessed my family support foster youth in their homes, provide mental health services, and develop a nonprofit organization to support underserved populations - in honor of my late grandmother. I assist individuals in need of healing from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, and other mood disorders. I have 7+ years of experience assisting adolescents and young adults struggling with the above-mentioned needs, as well as ADHD, oppositional defiance, PTSD, school behavioral problems and conduct disorder. I also appreciate partnering with individuals experiencing daily life struggles and stressors such as relationship conflict, work dissatisfaction, and school or college difficulties. My tailored approach allows me to utilize different therapeutic skills to best ‘meet you where you are', to achieve positive outcomes. I strive to foster a safe space that allows you to feel comfortable embracing growth by establishing a helpful therapeutic relationship.
Delinda Swanston
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
Self Pay Rate: $65

Delinda Swanston, LPC

Delinda Swanston is a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia whose work includes meeting needs of adults, children, and adolescents in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and field settings. Her 25 years experience includes confidential service to military personnel and their families oversees, and stateside. She has served for 11 years as an officer for local human rights committees, and 7 years in executive leadership, administration and management, including program development and services provision. Delinda has successfully provided counseling addressing a wide variety of concerns, including: traumatic stress, mood disorder, anxiety, childhood OCD, depression, complicated grief, & chronic illness.

Delinda provides assessments and evaluations for diagnosis. She works collaboratively with patients to develop an individualized, evidence-based approach and treatment plan. Delinda has a strong inclination toward Resiliency Psychology and resiliency skills development to cope with, and overcome, adversity, trauma, and the effects of tragedy in one's life.

Delinda uses therapeutically sound methods and techniques which may include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Short term Solution Focused Therapy, or Psychodynamic approach with complimentary techniques such as expressive therapies and relationship skills training.

 

Gelila Habte
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS - Anthem;
  • BCBS - Healthkeepers
  • Beacon
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH Telehealth
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
In process of being in network with:
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $65

Gelila Habte, LCSW

My name is Gelila Habte and helping people is my passion. I have been providing community based mental health services in Fairfax County for the past seven years and consider it a privilege to be in a position to help others. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my intention is to create a safe environment full of empathy, acceptance and unconditional positive regard that allows you to open up and share your story.

I believe that each person is unique and will respond differently to each model of therapy. This is the reason why I provide treatment from an integrated framework, one that utilizes tools and techniques derived from Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Together we can identify your strong points, develop greater insight, interrupt unhealthy patterns, and enhance coping skills to improve your overall quality of life.

Life can be stressful and at times emotions might overwhelm us, but with the right tools and support you shall overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of your happiness. If you are ready to make changes in your life and get closer to your desired goals, please reach out to me so that we can start the journey together. I look forward to meeting you.

I especially enjoy working with clients struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Relationship/Marital Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-harm
Kristi Gannon
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH Telehealth
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $65

Kristi Gannon, LCSW

Kristi Gannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University in Illinois.
Kristi has worked with diverse adult populations with different backgrounds throughout her career. She has experience treating a variety of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders, trauma, and addictions. She is empathic, non-judgmental, and passionate about the work she does with her clients.

Kristi understands that no single approach to therapy works for all people, and therefore integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral, person-centered therapies, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve their desired goals.

Laney Stenquist
In network with:
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Laney Stenquist, LCSW

Philosophy of care 

I believe in the individual and their ability to help themselves. I focus on the pursuit of self-awareness and actualization through analysis of thought processes, past life experiences, family systems and other concerns the client identifies. While this requires strength, empathy, humility, and vulnerability, a greater understanding of oneself will lead to emotional intelligence, maturity and, ultimately, increased happiness and healing. In this respect, counseling can benefit anyone.  I meet clients where they are and capitalize on the client’s natural strengths, enabling them to make lasting and meaningful changes. 

I genuinely enjoy building a trusting relationship with my clients. I prioritize respect and understanding. Counseling is a tool to achieve insights that can be applied to one’s self, not a way to force anyone to fit any mold. I want my clients to know that they are loved, valued and important and I help them see the hope, healing and potential their lives hold. I am passionate about mental health and raising awareness in our community to stop stigma and judgment. Mental health is an important part of each individual and should be given the proper attention and care to promote health and healing. 

Education and Licensure 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Masters of Social Work, MSW at George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, 2014
Bachelors in Speech Communication and International Studies at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City 2008

Specialties

Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image Issues

Trauma

  • Abuse (Survivors and Perpetrators)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Complex Trauma
  • Religious Trauma

Depression

  • Suicide Ideation
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Grief, Bereavement & Loss
  • Self Harm / Parasuicidal Behaviors
  • Loss of motivation

Family

  • Teen Issues
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Strengthening Healthy Relationships
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adolescents / Behavioral Issues
  • Couples / Marital / Relationship Conflict & Dysfunction
  • Divorce
  • Women’s Issues

Life Transition

  • Identity Crisis
  • Religious Faith Crisis / Transition
  • LDS / Mormon Faith Crisis / Transition
  • Post-Mormon Issues 
  • Religious / Life Questioning
  • Informed with Religious Culture

**LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy

Ages served14+

Lisa Rix
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Lisa Rix, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor # 0701008307 VA
NPI# 1215301908 

Lisa Rix is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia; has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor II in the District of Columbia for the last 9 years. Lisa is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Lisa holds a Bachelor’s in Human Development & Psychology and Master’s in Counseling.

Lisa is a catalyst for change and helping people transform themselves by guiding them through their challenges and empowering them to succeed. Her role as a therapist is ensuring a safe, collaborative, and creative place to explore the complexities and challenges of life. She believes therapy is about guiding people to achieve goals they may not think were possible; and assisting clients to learn to recognize their strengths.

Lisa works with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Lisa has worked with a diverse range of people ranging from age 5 to 60. She has much experience with individuals, couples, family, and group therapy. She takes a person-centered approach using a strength-based model in working with clients. She brings Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to assist clients in their discovery, growth, and development. Specialties areas:

  • Depression
  • Suicide Ideation/Self-harm
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety/Phobias/Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence, Support Recovery
  • Anger management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Couples/Marital/Relationship Conflicts
  • Family conflicts
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low motivation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Children/Adolescent Behavioral Issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Stage of Life challenges
  • Career guidance
Lolita Allen
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Carefirst
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • UBH Telehealth
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Lolita Allen, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with families in individual, couple and family therapy. I am committed to helping adults and children develop personal/relational skills and strategies needed to build and maintain a positive, meaningful life and healthy relationships.

I received a Master Degree in Social Work from Howard University and am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My specialties include:

Marital/Premarital counseling
Couples healing from infidelity
Premarital counseling
Healing from sexual abuse
Trauma
Domestic/Intimate Partner Abuse (for victims and offenders)
Blended family issues
Grief
Depression
Anger Management
Parenting
Anxiety
Behavioral Issues
Women’s Issues

I am passionate about working with anyone who wants to take the first steps to becoming a better version of themselves by exploring therapy and healing. I integrate multiple modalities of practice, including: systems approach, structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and strength based approaches.

Ihsan Warren
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Havard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare;
  • UBH Telehealth
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ihsan Warren, LCSW

Ihsan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples, in both private practice and in substance abuse programs. He specializes in working with individuals and families dealing with addiction, trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.

Ihsan has specialized training in family therapy and crisis intervention. He enjoys working with all types of personalities and will work collaboratively with you to help you solve challenging problems and overcome stressful family situations.

Ihsan approaches problems from a Strength-Based perspective. He will help you identify your unique capabilities and strengths and help you work with your strengths as a starting point for change. He will empower and motivate you to find your own solution. He also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral and Client-centered techniques to help you achieve your goals.

Shannon Oesch
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Shannon Oesch, LCSW

When you are experiencing trauma or stress, you might feel like your life is unraveling. It is my passion to help you get through that trauma/stress and come out the other side feeling empowered and energized. Tools I might use to do that are Person-Centered, Trauma Informed Approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or Motivational Interviewing to explore the details of what brings you to therapy.

I began my counseling career working at the Salvation Army Detox facility in Honolulu, Hawaii for a period of 5 years. I also worked in Dual Diagnosis Treatment Facilities and in Mental Health Case Management. I opened my Private Practice in 2012, and for the last 5 years has been helping my patients work on a variety of issues, specializing in trauma, domestic violence, depression and anxiety. I have been a trainer for other therapists for several years and has also served as an expert witness in court cases. My primary areas of treatment include :

  • Domestic Violence
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Depression
  • Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Women’s issues
  • LGBT related issues
  • Schizophrenia,
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress Management

My formal education was at the University of Missouri for my B.S.W. and Hawaii Pacific University for my Master’s of Social Work. I am clinically licensed in the State of Virginia.

For self-care, I enjoy going to the gym, dog park and spending time with family, friends and neighbors.

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