Self-Care You’re Worth It Webinar Series

Self-Care Webinar Series in Northern Virginia

Gain knowledge about self-care and wellness. Feel more energized & joyful. In these recorded webinars, we hope to help you gain more knowledge about self-care and wellness, awareness of your own barriers and how to overcome them. You will learn how YOU can more practically and intentionally implement self-care into YOUR life so that you [...]

Jack Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor & Assistant Clinical Director of Alexandria Jack graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Psychology and recently finished his graduate work at Regent University with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout his studies, Jack has seen and worked with many clients, both with adolescents and [...]

Ann-Marie Wingerter

Resident in Counseling  Ann-Marie is a resident in counseling pursuing an independent license as an LPC.  She received her master of arts degree in clinical mental health counseling, with a concentration in crisis intervention & trauma counseling, from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  Ann-Marie applies the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model in her work to try to address [...]

Heather Hayden

Resident in Counseling Heather is a Resident in Counseling providing counseling services via telehealth and in person at the Healthy Minds Therapy Alexandria location. She is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a MA in Mental Health Counseling. She received her BS in Psychology from Fairmont State University. Heather has experience working with young [...]

Melina Mora

Resident in Counseling  Pronouns: She/Her You already have everything you need inside of you to be well; my role as your therapist is to be a thought partner and collaborator on your wellness journey while enhancing the power you hold within. “Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow” -Vincent [...]

Kristen Ninosky

Resident in Counseling Kristen Ninosky (she/her) is a Resident in Counseling at Healthy Minds Therapy, PLLC. She recently graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She [...]

Nikki Lemke, M.S.

Nikki Lemke, Resident in Counseling

Resident in Counseling Did you know you don't have to be in a state of crisis to seek out therapy? I have met many of my clients at various points in their lives. Some come in with the goal of facilitating growth in specific areas, while others come in looking to gain the necessary tools [...]

Sibila Jahangiri

Resident in Counseling  Sibila Jahangiri is a Resident in Counseling at Healthy Minds Therapy, PLLC. She has a B.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from The New Bulgarian University and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a Certified Transactional Analysis Practitioner (TAP) and has more than [...]

Jennifer Drum

Jennifer Drum

Resident in Counseling  Jennifer Drum is a Resident in Counseling at Healthy Minds Therapy, PLLC.  Prior to relocating to Virginia from New York, Jennifer earned both her MA in Counseling and Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY.  She also earned a Certificate in Health Coaching with the Institute of Integrative [...]

Alycia Burant

Licensed Professional Counselor / Founder and Therapist Alycia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over two decades of experience providing direct patient care to adults, adolescents, children, and families. She is also your average everyday girl who has dealt with her own array of challenges. By challenging her thoughts and developing helpful, healthy coping skills [...]

Reland Finch

Licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Director Pronouns: She/Her Finding a therapist can be really, really hard.  You can look at dozens of profiles on Psychology Today and other websites, trying to feel comfortable and just feeling like nobody really clicks.  On the other hand, it may be stressful even to look for a therapist and [...]

Christy Heyn

Clinical Supervisor & Licensed Therapist Christy Heyn, LPC, has extensive experience working with adults, children/adolescents, and families in using the therapeutic space to address the challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or interpersonal issues. She believes that the most vital part of therapy is the development of a therapeutic relationship in order to build resilience [...]

Ching Hon

Nurse Practitioner, Telehealth  Finding the right provider and entrusting your health in someone else’s hands can be a daunting task. So, let us take a moment to applaud your strength while you look for a provider who fits your needs! Ching graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has [...]

Becky Schneider

Director of First Impressions Becky Schneider, the Director of First Impressions, excels in this role beautifully. As the Director of First Impressions, she is responsible for making your experience with Healthy Minds Therapy as pleasant as can be! She enjoys interacting with the patients and works to ensure every patient feels welcome. Becky is energetic, [...]

Amber Carlson

Director of First Impressions Amber Carlson is the Director of First Impressions at our Alexandria location. As the Director of First Impressions, Amber loves helping others and strives to create a welcoming experience at Healthy Minds Therapy.  Amber grew up in a mountain town in Colorado and is CNA, EMT and CPR Certified. She also [...]

Pamela Hume

Accounts Specialist Pam Hume, Healthy Minds Therapy's dedicated Accounts Specialist and Office Manager, is a proud member of the HMT team.  As the Accounts Specialist, she is responsible for and takes pride in ensuring the patient’s accounts are organized, managed, and taken care of with care. Pam recognizes the importance of answering our patient’s financial [...]

Linh Doan

Billing Specialist Linh is the Billing Specialist at Healthy Minds Therapy. She has successfully completed the requirements set forth by the NHA as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. She has worked in the medical billing and coding field for over 3 years. She has worked in a wide variety of medical specialties including Physical [...]

Kristin Nygaard-Daugherty

Resident in Counseling "You do not belong to the future or the past - you belong right here." - Rupi Kaur Kristin is a Resident in Counseling and provides individual counseling services in person and via telehealth through the Alexandria campus. She is a recent graduate of the Master of the Arts in Clinical Mental [...]

Maggie Kappler

Licensed Professional Counselor Hello. I’m so glad you are doing this! Starting a journey to a higher level of wellness is an amazing endeavor. I would love the opportunity to take this voyage with you. Here is a little bit about me and my background. I served in the United States Navy for over ten [...]

Carolyn Alvarado

Licensed Professional Counselor  Carolyn Alvarado is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, VA with a MA in Mental Health Counseling and she obtained a B.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY.   Carolyn is a bilingual (fluent Spanish speaker) counselor that loves working with children and their families through their [...]

Cara Root

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Cara Root contracts with HMT to provide counseling services at the Woodbridge location. Cara Root is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary in 2005, and her Master of Science in Social Work degree [...]

Katie Bascuas

Licensed Professional Counselor  Taking the first step and seeking out a therapist can feel overwhelming and scary. No one wants to feel judged or “feel weird.” In my practice, I aim to create a warm, trusting environment where clients feel safe to explore more about themselves and whatever challenges they may be facing. As a [...]

Grace Kim

Licensed Professional Counselor It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable in the face of all the issues life throws our way. These hardships can force us to neglect our emotions, resulting in depression, anxiety, anger, and more. Therapy brings healing and provides an outlet for you to express your feelings, work out problems [...]

Alice McGuin

Supervisee in Clinical Social Work  Alice is a Supervisee in Social Work with Healthy Minds Therapy where she helps clients ages 12 and up navigate the stressors and transitions that are inevitable in everyday life. She recognizes the most important factor to positive therapy outcomes is the therapeutic relationship, and strives to provide a safe, [...]

Maxine Iida

Resident in Counseling Therapy is a collaborative relationship focused on achieving your personal goals and improving your life overall. Maxine believes that you have the strength, resilience, and ability to improve your life, and she works to support this growth by offering skills and tools to aid you in your journey. She listens and works [...]

Dr. Michael Deitz

Resident In Counseling, Assistant Clinical Director & Chief Wellness Officer  Dr. Michael Deitz is an Assistant Clinical Director and Chief Wellness Officer at Healthy Minds Therapy. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2020 and joined Healthy Minds immediately after graduation. Prior to VCU, he graduated [...]

Jasmine Payne

Licensed Professional Counselor    Identifying that you need help is a sign of strength, but what happens next? Finding a counselor that you feel a connection with is an essential part of your mental health journey. Don’t feel bad about being picky! Jasmine is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She provides services via telehealth and select [...]

Shelton Poulter

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Day-to-day life can be exhausting, stressful, and anxiety-inducing. It is easier said than done to “enjoy the little things in life” when we have so many outside pressures weighing on us. When we feel overwhelmed by these pressures our mental health and personal relationships can suffer. Shelton hopes to assist you [...]

Dianna Hart

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Dianna Hart contracts with HMT to provide neurofeedback and counseling services at the Fredericksburg location. Dianna Hart is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive experience helping children, teens, adults, and families in social service and mental health settings. She is a compassionate and caring therapist committed to helping individuals [...]

Shirley Bronston

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Shirley Bronston contracts with HMT to provide counseling services at the Fredericksburg location. Shirley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is licensed by the Virginia Department of Health Professions. She is a seasoned social worker and has a variety of experience in the field of mental health working with a [...]

Jessica Carroll

Resident in Counseling As a recent Graduate from Capella University’s Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, Jessica is now a Resident in working toward state licensure for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Jessica is an active member of the Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society of Professional Counseling, as well as the American Counseling Association.  [...]

Chelsea Garcia

Resident in Counseling "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship." ~ Louisa May Alcott.  Chelsea feels it is important in the counseling relationship to travel through the storms and challenges with her client’s side by side as travelers in their journey together. Chelsea believes fully in human [...]

Bradd Buckingham

Resident in Counseling Bradd is currently a resident in counseling providing counseling services at our Fredericksburg location and is actively pursuing his license in Professional Counseling (LPC). He is a recent graduate of The University of the Cumberlands with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, having completed a demanding internship working with individuals [...]