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Substance Abuse Treatment

Tabitha Woodson

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA

I can say that one of my greatest accomplishments was my 16 years of service to the United States of America.  After being discharged from the United States Navy due to a service related condition, I thought long and hard about the next chapter in my life.  I have always had the ability to engage in meaningful conversations with others.  I enjoyed helping people figure things out. 


The hope that I held for others influenced my decision to pursue an MA in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. I have over 10 years of working in community mental health. I  have enjoyed working with a diverse population of people to include children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges, along with adults that have serious mental illness and substance abuse problems. I provide individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.​​


​ I do believe that some of the suffering experienced in life oftentimes results from faulty thinking which eventually leads to unwanted emotions and behaviors.  ​​

​As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide a safe, warm and welcoming atmosphere that allows for self exploration, discovery and healing 

of the mind and heart. I truly believe that the power to heal the heart, mind and soul lies within you. 

As a trauma informed therapist, I use a variety of treatment approaches  such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Brief Therapy.  

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I believe the decision to engage in counseling is courageous, empowering and life changing. 


​As we work together,  my hope for you is that you will regain control over your emotions, you will be able to examine and manage your anxious thoughts and begin to act in a way that promotes peace and harmony within yourself and with others.  Some additional work may involve forgiveness of self and others, restorative practices and self acceptance. 


​You will learn to live a fulfilling life. You will learn to be alive in life instead of  merely going through the motions.

Derik Rice

Supervisee in Social Work, MSW

Choosing kindness because you never know what someone else is going through is a widely held sentiment that I strive to embody in my clinical practice.


My goal in supporting you throughout your recovery journey is to walk alongside you and to be your “hope holder,” even when you feel you are drowning in despair.

As a master’s level social worker who entered the profession midlife, my depth and breadth of lived-life experiences enable me to support you from a place of empathy, compassion, and understanding. While I do not subscribe to any singular therapeutic approach, several that resonate with me include cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, collaborative therapy, and narrative therapy.


A guiding tenet in my practice is the belief that you are the expert on your own life. It is my job to help you uncover your strengths and empower you to face and overcome whatever dilemmas, problems, or situations you are facing.
I am comfortable working with individuals of all ages ranging from teenagers to older adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues, and family and career transitions.

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I received a Master of Science in social work from the University of Tennessee in 2022 and am currently in supervision to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).​​


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

Kate Scales

Licensed PRofessional Counselor, LPC, EdS

I graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Drama in 2001. After earning my EdS in School Counseling in 2007, I stepped back from the workforce in order to spend time with my young children. During my time off, I continued to prioritize service to the community through volunteer work with the Shelter For Help in Emergency, ReadyKids and the Adult Learning Center. 


I have spent the past four years working as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Specialist with Region Ten CSB striving to be rigorous about collaborating with parents and other providers in the community and about creating spaces of safety where children can feel supported in expressing their feelings. 


My time working with children inspired me to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with the goal of becoming a community counselor. When working with clients, I incorporate motivational interviewing, interpersonal process, play and expressive therapies and brief interventions to empower clients to meet their life goals. 

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