Like everything that grows, we have roots. The roots of Loudoun Counseling & Coaching date back to October 2015. Founders Alonda Alloway and Troy Hysmith were working on their respective business ideas when the concept came together like peanut butter and chocolate. Troy was building his non-profit think tank, Bridging the Wealth Gap Inc., which helps low-asset families create generational wealth and provides financial planning to populations that otherwise would not have access. Alonda was mapping out a business plan to create a center for mental health with elements of stress reducing physical activities like yoga. The conversation shifted when Alonda said it would be cool to have one business that would combine the respective businesses they were working on separately because they are all interconnected when you think about it holistically. Mental health impacts physical health and vice versa. With these elements impacted, financial well-being is often influenced as the person’s mental and/or physical health impairments may be in danger of compromising employment status or making illogical decisions with spending habits. It was then that the idea for Loudoun Counseling & Coaching, LLC was born. We opened our doors in September 2017, almost two years to the date of that initial business concept conversation.
Dr. Alloway is a graduate of the University of Georgia, Howard University, and Capella University. She has over 20 years of counseling experience working individuals and groups ranging from children to adults and couples. She has also served as an adjunct professor of social work for over 10 years. The majority of Dr. Alloway’s counseling practice has been with populations at-risk or have trauma experiences.
Mr. Hysmith earned a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and Masters of Science in Management at the Georgia institute of Technology. He also holds executive leadership certifications from Harvard, the University of Chicago, and Georgetown University as well as financial and investment certifications such as Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), Finra Series 7 and 63, and Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst (CAIA). Mr. Hysmith has worked in the fields of strategy, operations, and investments for over 20 years.