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Meet Our Counselors


Barbara Darby
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $65

Barbara Darby, LPC

Barbara Darby is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and holds a Masters of Science in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. I have over 16 years of counseling experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I approach therapy using methods and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, EMDR, Mindfulness Based Interventions, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

I believe counseling is a partnership to help you heal, change, and grow. This partnership is built on mutual trust and respect. My role is to provide a comfortable, safe, confidential place for us to meet, to bring the best of my professional training, and to listen to you with an open mind and open heart. I specialize in many different life challenges including life-transitions, career changes, anxiety, depression, spiritual problems, co-dependency, trauma, and addictions. I also enjoy working with military personnel, veterans and their families, as I am a military spouse myself and a veteran. I believe that counseling is a joint effort that involves both the training of the counselor and work with commitment on the part of the client. I also offer Supervision services to Residents in Professional Counseling who are working towards licensure in the state of Virginia.

Dr.Maya Deskins
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Compsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Dr. Maya Deskins, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

“It’s your road and yours alone, others may walk it with you but no one can walk it for you.” -Rumi

Dr. Maya Deskins is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. I earned a BS of Psychology from Xavier University, a MA in Counseling from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in Counseling Psychology. Upon graduation  I completed an APA accredited internship at the St. Louis VA in Clinical Psychology where my focus was on military trauma, health psychology and studied the cycles of re-integration as I worked with generations of this nation's heroes who had been held as POW’s from several military conflicts.

Dr. Deskins is a Clinical Psychologist who works with adolescents, adults, couples and geriatrics to address a myriad of presenting mental and behavioral health issues and develop and discover healthier alternatives. Clients vary, and this corresponds to their therapeutic needs. To meet clients where they are upon entering treatment, I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches aimed to assist clients meet their individual treatment goals. Some of these approaches include, but are not limited to

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Dr. Deskins conducts psychological assessments with a variety of populations. For clients seeking formal testing Dr. Deskins can complete testing with comprehensive reports in the following areas:

  • ADHD
  • Learning Disability 
  • Intellectual Functioning
  • Personality and Emotional Functioning
  • Suicide Autopsies 

To facilitate client healing, Dr. Deskins offers Tele-Health services in addition to some evening and weekend hours. I also offer supervision for those requiring clinical hours in VA and DC.

Dr. Deskins primary areas of therapy:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military 
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Dual Diagnoses
Jennifer Watson
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • CareFirst BCBS
Self Pay Rate: $75

Jennifer Watson, LCSW

Jennifer Watson is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving various populations for almost 9 years. Jennifer graduated with her Masters from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois and soon began her career in mental health. Jennifer has provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults, specializing in mood disorders, trauma and loss. Jennifer has extensive experience using a variety of treatment modalities from Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Jennifer is bilingual and able to provide psychotherapy fluently in Spanish as well. 

“Therapy can be a bit intimidating when feeling overwhelmed by life itself.  My approach to therapy is individual and specific to your needs while providing a nurturing and safe environment. My overall goal is to provide you with therapeutic support, empower you to make changes you feel are necessary and provide insight and tools to achieve your best sense of self.” 

Jennifer’s primary areas of treatment include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Depression 
  • Mood Disorders
Lindsey Reed
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lindsey Reed, LCSW

Lindsey Reed, LCSW: Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 6 years of experience working with military and veterans providing trauma therapy and case management. Lindsey works primarily with trauma survivors, but also treats Mood Disorders, grief/loss and bereavement and uses techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy and Trauma-Informed Care. Lindsey believes that each client brings something different to the session, and enjoys working with the individual to provide therapy that meets their specific needs. Lindsey received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and her Masters in Social Work from George Mason University.

Lindsey's primary areas of treatment include:

  • Military/Veterans Treatment
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Depression
Melissa Renner
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • CareFirst BCBS
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Renner, LPC

Melissa Renner is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and another in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University. I specialize in sexual issues and am certified in Virginia as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). I am a certified health coach with Optavia through the Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE). I have worked in the community with individuals, couples and families for more than 12 years. I am passionate about helping people achieve their best selves and living their best lives. Clients I have worked with have struggled with stress, depression, anxiety, pornography, social media addiction and eating disorders. By utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused and client centered therapy techniques I strive to help my clients breakthrough their own barriers and thrive!

Stefanie Jackson

Stefanie Jackson, Life Coach

How you view the experiences of your life influences the stories you tell about it. The importance of re-framing your life’s struggled is an ability that takes time to develop. Some call it magical thinking and will fight to justify keeping problematic thoughts, and emotions in telling the same problem stories from a position they are no longer in. Then there are others who are tired of these stories and ready to turn the page and write and tell new stories about who they are, how they live and how they experience life. Those people see therapeutic guidance and assistance from me. And together we co-create and cultivate new beginnings, new understandings, new experiences and new meanings.

The things that are the most amazing, inspiring and worthy take their time in beginning built. The same goes for your mental health and wellness.

I have aspired and been  inspired to provide life changing therapy that aid my clients in experiencing better relationships, less stress, an abundance of creativity and renewed excitement about their lives.. I work with for individuals, couples and families who want to transform and utilize their strengths to develop resiliency and Learn to become the facilitator of change And growth in all areas of their lives. As a practitioner, I help my clients relate differently to their stressors, anxieties and traumas and use them to draw on for fuel toward a more positive future.

This therapeutic space, time and my presence and guidance are reserved for clients actively seeking to make a change in their lives. These people are willing to do what it takes by following through to the best of their abilities on the interventions and directives given to them. This is a place where you can come to vent but also a place of action and forward movement. There are no victims here.

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

Stephanie White, LCSW

Stephanie respects your struggle and desire to live a healthy happy life. She has 13 years of experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidenced based approaches to support adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults to make changes, feel better, and live their best lives. She can help you figure out how to improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety and live genuinely.

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

Taylor Reeves, LPC

Taylor Reeves received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University in Georgia and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia with 6 years of experience in the mental health field. 

Taylor’s experience includes working with diverse populations in a variety of settings, including in-home, residential, outpatient and school based.Throughout her years of experience, Taylor has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families who present with various diagnoses including but not limited to depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, ADHD and PTSD. She utilizes therapeutic techniques tailored to the client’s individual needs, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mode deactivation therapy, mindfulness and person-centered approaches. Taylor is currently under consultation to receive her certification in trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).

My ultimate goal is to provide clients with a safe space to overcome life’s challenges and support their desire to learn, heal, and grow. Living authentically, intentionally, and happily is one of life’s greatest gifts.

Althilia Moore
In network with:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Havard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Althilia Moore, LPC

Althilia is a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the state of Connecticut.

Are you searching to embrace all of you? Do you want to embrace your new? Have you experienced a traumatic event or lost a loved one, divorce, job, incarcerated, pet etc.? Well if so, I am here to meet you where you are. Have you questioned yourself and your answer is why or what?

As a Trained EMDR Therapist. We will explore your past, present and together build your future you! Allow me to support your feelings, guide you to building a healthy perception that can offer you results you can live out! I am an active listener. I provide an open space that is safe, non judging, empathetic and accepting.

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist. I work with multiple modalities that are geared to your concerns. EMDR Trained, Trauma Informed Therapy, Grief Support, CBT/PCT/Family/ Couples Therapy and Solution Focused and Brief Therapy just to name a few.

 

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