COUNSELORS

Ellen Skogsberg, LPC

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TITLE:

Mental Health Therapist


EDUCATION:

Bachelors in General Studies - Radford University

Masters in Counseling and Human Development - Radford University


CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Professional Counselor - Virginia


SPECIALITY: 

Ms. Skogsberg has over 8 years of  experience working with adolescents, adults and couples. Ms. Skogsberg utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reality Therapy,

Survivor Therapy, Supportive Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy to help clients reach their goals/needs. She works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, parenting skills, domestic violence, chronic illness/grief/loss and career counseling. Ms. Skogsberg believes that all individuals have the potential to live their best lives. Life is a gift...live well. 

Dr. Daphne King

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 TITLE:

Mental Health Therapist Resident


EDUCATION:

Bachelors in Social Relations – 

Michigan State University

Masters in Social Work – 

Grand Valley State University

Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology– 

Argosy University 


CREDENTIALS:

Dr. King is currently in the process of working towards her clinical license (LCSW)


SPECIALTY:

Dr. Daphne King previously worked as a case manager in a mental health agency and as a school social worker. As a case manager, Dr. King has extensive experience working with families and adolescents, as well as those requiring hospitalization in psychiatric hospitals and residential facilities. As a social worker, Dr. King has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in the foster care system and those experiencing mental health concerns as well as providing crisis intervention to school age children. As a school social worker, Dr. King had various responsibilities including facilitating student groups, case management with families, individual counseling, special education counseling, and conducting assessments for students entering special education services. Dr. King also has experience conducting workshops and presentations on various topics ranging from self-esteem to healthy relationships to substance abuse awareness/prevention.

Dr. King’s practice specialties are: marriage/couples/relationship/family counseling, suicidal ideation, depression, self-esteem issues, adolescents and adults, anxiety, PTSD, and cognitive behavioral therapy approach.

Sadaf Khan, LCSW

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TITLE:

Mental Health Therapist 


EDUCATION: 

Bachelors in Social Work - 

George Mason University

Masters in Social Work -

George Mason University


CREDENTIALS: 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - VA


SPECIALTY: 

Sadaf Khan works as a School Social Worker.   As a social worker, Sadaf has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in the foster care system as well as those experiencing mental health concerns. Currently, as a School Social Worker, Sadaf has a variety of responsibilities including facilitating student groups, case management with families, individual counseling, and special education counseling which all help to increase a student's motivation to learn and builds attachment to their school and community.  

Kelsey-Marie Fugaro, LCSW

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TITLE: 

Mental Health Therapist


EDUCATION: 

Bachelors in Psychology - 

Virginia Tech

Bachelors in Human Development- Professional Helping Skills - 

Virginia Tech

Masters in Social Work - 

George Mason University


CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker-VA 


SPECIALTY:

Kelsey Fugaro has professional experience providing community mental health services including individual and family counseling in outpatient, school, and home environments. Kelsey has spent her professional career working with children, adolescents, and adults coping with mental health concerns arising from emotion dysregulation, impulsivity, suicidality, and interpersonal relationships. Kelsey utilizes a combination of cognitive, behavioral, and solution focused techniques to empower clients to elicit their desired change within themselves and their relationships. 

Christine Rassa, MA

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TITLE:

LPC Resident in Counseling


EDUCATION:

Bachelors in Psychology -

York College Of Pennsylvania

Masters in Psychology: Clinical Counseling - The Citadel Graduate College

Post Graduate - 

Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response, Walden University


CREDENTIALS:

Christine is currently in the process of working towards her clinical license (LPC).

Qualified Mental Health Provider-Adults (QMHP-A); Virginia Board of Counseling, 2018.


SPECIALTY:

Christine Rassa has professional experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and clients in crisis and trauma. She creates a genuine connection with clients utilizing multiple therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Techniques, and Client-Centered Therapy. She believes in developing collaborative treatment plans that support and empower clients to actively achieve successful therapeutic outcomes. Christine has experience with bereavement and grief counseling while working with hospice and in palliative care. Her clinical skills include individual and group therapy, and psychosocial assessments. She is certified in Psychological First and Disaster Mental Health services. Her empathetic therapeutic approach can help clients experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, challenges with social skills, and domestic violence. Christine believes as we continue our life long journey, there are times we need to reach out for support and treatment to strengthen our mental health well-being and improve our overall quality of life.

Darren Madison, LCSW

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TITLE:

Mental Health Therapist 

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelors in Sociology –Hampton University

Masters of Social Work - 

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Virginia

Pupil Personnel Services Certification – VACertified Trainer/Facilitator – 

International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP)

 

SPECIALTY:

Mr. Madison has over 20 years of counseling and case management experience working in the Juvenile and Circuit Court, residential treatment, and public-school system. Mr. Madison currently works as a Student Assistant Specialist providing prevention services for students and their families. He is a certified Restorative Practice (RP) trainer and facilitator and provides conflict mediation services for students, staff, and parents in Loudoun County. His specialties are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, substance abuse, anger management, and family/couples counseling.

Melanie Myers, LCSW

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TITLE:

Mental Health Therapist


EDUCATION:

Bachelors in Psychology - Virginia Tech

Masters of Social Work - Virginia Commonwealth University


CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - VA


SPECIALITY:

Melanie Myers has over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families.  Melanie has worked in residential treatment, juvenile detention, and school and community based settings.  Melanie provides a strength based approach to empower her clients in a supportive and accepting environment.  Melanie has experience conducting groups and presentations on a variety of topics including self-esteem, healthy relationships, positive choices, and substance abuse.  Melanie is also a Youth Mental Health First Aid facilitator. 

Dr. Megan Urbassik

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 TITLE: 

Clinical Psychologist 


EDUCATION: 

Bachelors in Psychology -

George Mason University  

Masters in School Psychology - 

The Pennsylvania State University

Doctorate of Philosophy in School  Psychology - The Pennsylvania State University 


CREDENTIALS: 

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Certified School Psychologist in Virginia and Pennsylvania.


SPECIALTY:

Dr. Urbassik provides individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological and psychoeducational testing. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents to provide assistance with children and adolescent’s emotional, behavioral, social, and learning difficult

Conte Yates, LCSW

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 TITLE:

Mental Health Therapist


EDUCATION:

Bachelors of Social Work- West Virginia University

Masters of Social Work- West Virginia University


CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Virginia


SPECIALTY:

Mr. Yates is warm and compassionate therapist with nearly 20 years of experience within the field of Social Work. His specialty is working with vulnerable populations, specifically adolescents and parents, to increase resiliency through a milieu of clinical and therapeutic interventions. Mr. Yates currently provides an array of community-based alcohol, drug, and violence prevention activities.Mr. Yates creates a warm, empathic, and genuine atmosphere while empowering clients to overcome barriers. His clinical experience includes individual and group therapy. He uses multiple therapeutic approaches to achieve client success, but relies strongly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy as clinical intervention.In addition to his prevention and clinical work, Mr. Yates is an experienced trainer/facilitator in the following disciplines: Therapeutic Option (TO), Moral Reconation Therapy, Mental Health First Aid (Youth & Adult).He invites you to begin your journey towards positive growth, resiliency, and success

Dr. Alonda Alloway

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TITLE:

Owner/Mental Health Therapist


EDUCATION: 

Bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences -

University of Georgia

Masters of Social Work - 

Howard University 

Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Services - 

Capella University


  

CREDENTIALS: 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - VA

Pupil Personnel Services Certification - VA

Certified Professional Coach

Certified School Social Worker - NJ

 

SPECIALTY: 

Dr. Alloway has over 20 years of counseling experience and 10 years of teaching social work as an adjunct professor.  Dr. Alloway enjoys helping adults overcome obstacles that they think are hindrances in order for them to reach their goals and full potential.  Her specialties are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, anxiety disorders, adjustments/transitions, grief, and trauma with a focus on goals to allow the client to feel better about their position in life and function effectively.