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ADHD

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As a therapist, I create a safe, supportive, and encouraging space where you can take steps to achieve positive change in your life.​​

Kristen Kern

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, MSW

It takes courage and strength to reach out for support in life. I believe providing a caring professional environment where individuals feel comfortable and can be themselves is key to healing and growth.

 

I am a welcoming, supportive, and empathetic therapist who collaborates with each client to help them make positive changes in their lives. I specialize in providing client centered therapy for adults, seniors, and their loved ones.

 

I use a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques to support individuals facing the challenges of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and other life transitions.

 

I focus on supporting each client in managing symptoms and improving their quality of life. I have over 15 years' experience helping adults and seniors learn the skills to make positive improvements to their overall health and wellness.

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Through closely collaborating with clients, my aim is to identify and achieve realistic goals that contribute to their overall healing journey.

 

My clinical supervisor is Tiffani Ashland, LCSW, who can be reached at 434-990-1744.

Emily Currier

Supervisee in Social Work, MSW

C​reativity and a passion for nature were fundamental in my upbringing as a native Virginian. I attended Emory University in Atlanta and received my BA in Anthropology and Creative Writing. After roughly a decade spent pursuing a wide variety of interests and positions, I enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Master of Social Work graduate program because of my interest in social justice and creating equitable access to mental health resources.

 

For my clinical field placement, I worked with children and adolescents from 5 to 18 years old and discovered a love for play and art therapies. I believe art and creativity to be therapeutic for people of all ages, unlocking feelings and memories that people may otherwise struggle to verbalize. Along with a strengths-based perspective, I strive to create a supportive environment in which clients feel comfortable expressing themselves.

 

I admire the courage and resilience it takes to seek help when you are unwell, suffering, or feeling out-of-sorts. I am committed to celebrating client’s strengths and triumphs as well as acknowledging and working through their hard days and challenges.

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I provide affirming and informed care to LGBTQIAP identified folks, and clients from marginalized communities. 

 

You can expect safe, affirming, and collaborative care at each step of the therapeutic process.

Tiffani Ashland

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, MSW

I personally understand what it feels like to lose your way, lose people you love, or just to lose hope altogether. I've been there. 

I strive to create a therapeutic space that is authentic, non-judgmental, flexible, and prioritizes each client’s individual needs and safety. I am an active therapist who values compassion, humor, and challenging clients in an empathetic and supportive way.  

 

I use a holistic & strengths-based approach, drawing from mindfulness, solution-focused & cognitive behavioral therapies. 

I am experienced in treating older adolescents & adults with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, ADHD, OCD, grief, and all types of relationship issues.

I am a sex-positive therapist, experienced in helping people form and nurture healthy relationships with self and others.

 

This may include support with sexuality, gender identity, monogamous and non-monogamous, and open or polyamorous relationships.

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I am also a strong believer in the power of play, art, and expressive therapies. You don’t need to be Picasso to reap the therapeutic and healing benefits from creative interventions. We can engage all of the senses and the mind differently through art and

expressive techniques. Ultimately, I want to work with you to determine the best approach for you towards healing, coping, and achieving your goals.

 

Life has many ebbs and flows, during flows life may feel easy and fulfilling. However, when life ebbs we are struggling against the current. I hope to walk with you through the ebbs and flows to remind you of your strength and hope.

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My clinical supervisor is Tabitha Woodson, LPC, who can be reached at 434-990-1744.

Emma Dulin

RESIDENT IN COUNSELING, MEd, EdS​

I was born and raised in Virginia, and it is truly home to me. I have two sweet dogs, Mochi and Marzi. In our free time, my partner and I love hiking with our dogs and trying different restaurants.

 

I value the role that nature, and especially bodies of water can have in healing and grounding, as it plays a huge role in my life.

 

​I earned a BA in Psychology at the College of William and Mary. While living in Williamsburg, I worked at a youth and family services counseling center for three years, where I implemented

mental health prevention programs in local community centers and schools.

 

I earned a MEd and EdS in School Counseling, while taking the additional requirements for Clinical Counseling. During my graduate program, I worked with children and adolescents ranging from ages 5 to 18. I am aware of the unique challenges children and adolescents are facing now. I provide a safe and engaging space for growth and self-exploration.

I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, interpersonal relationships, as well as multicultural and LGBTQ+ identity exploration. As a counselor, I am person-centered and some of my most widely used techniques are solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and narrative therapy. I believe in the power of owning and reauthoring your story to construct your own meaning of life. My hope for you is to recognize events that may stir up negative feelings and learn to ride the wave of emotions to make sense of feelings and not let them control your actions. The meaning we give to events shape our experience and our thoughts hold power, so, sometimes we need support to change unhelpful thought patterns.

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