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Coronavirus Update!

MySpectrum remains committed to serving our clients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to our care and concern for the safety of everyone, we are offering Teletherapy (also known as Online Therapy) to our existing clients, as well as new clients. MySpectrum serves the entire state of Virginia, so no matter where you live in the state, we might be able to offer you support, guidance, and help during these challenging times. To learn more about our Teletherapy, please visit this page on our website. We accept many insurance plans for Teletherapy, including Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, EAP plans, and most commercial insurance plans.

While MySpectrum had dedicated Teletherapists prior to COVID-19, we are expanding our Teletherapy team now so that we can offer our services to even more people. The need for mental health care is at a near all-time high, and we are dedicated to doing our best to improve access to quality services during the pandemic and beyond. As well, all of our traditionally office-based Therapists have leaned in to help during this time to also accept new clients for Teletherapy. Please browse through information about all of our Therapists below and give us a call to schedule a session. Now is a very important time to take care of your Mental Health!

Our team is comprised of highly skilled and diverse Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Some of the speciality areas of our team include (but are not limited to):

  • Play therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Grief/loss
  • Identity issues
  • LGBTQ
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Day-to-day living and happiness
  • Relationships
  • Holistic approaches
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Developmental Delays

Meet our team and learn a little about us!

Pamela Heithaus, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist

Pam has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has 6+ years of experience working with various settings and needs (e.g. children, adolescents, & families). She uses different techniques to provide a comprehensive client-centered approach.

To learn more about Pamela, click below.

Sharon Flack Theiner, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist

Sharon received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Millsaps College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina. Sharon’s experiences in the Clinical Social Work field have provided her with well-rounded opportunities that landed her at MySpectrum ready to work with every person, on every spectrum.

To learn more about Sharon, click below.

Kimberly Mondezie, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, CRC
Outpatient Therapist

Kim received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Union University and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

 

To learn more about Kimberly, click below.

Katherine Leahey, LCSW Outpatient Therapist

Katherine received a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth Universersitity. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.  Katherine’s experiences in community mental health with children, adolescents, and families have provided her with experience and knowledge that bring her to MySpectrum.

To learn more about Katherine, click below.

Jennifer Cezar Grim, LCSW Outpatient Therapist

Jenny received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Christopher Newport University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Virginia and Florida. Jenny is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through The Linehan Institute/Behavioral Tech and is a SMART Recovery Facilitator.

To learn more about Jennifer, click below.

Denise Jones, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, BCBA, LBA
Outpatient Therapist

Denise received her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Counseling from Capella University and her Master of Education in School Counseling from Lynchburg University. She also received her Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst. 

To learn more about Denise, click below.

Melissa Andersen, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a focus on Counseling, a Master of Science in Psychology with a focus on Child Development from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.

To learn more about Melissa, click below.

Kevin Hanger, LCSW  Outpatient Therapist

Kevin received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Salisbury State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He recently moved to the Richmond area from Baltimore, Maryland, where he was a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist for 31 years. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Maryland.

To learn more about Kevin, click below.

Jennifer Ralsten, MA, LCSW, RPT
Outpatient Therapist

Jenny has a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Registered Play Therapist and provides clinical supervision and training services to other counselors and providers within the community.

To learn more about Jennifer, click below.

Angelyn Debord, LPC, NCC, RPT, PCIT
Outpatient Therapist

Angelyn has a BA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Education from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling. Angelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist, and a certified Parent Child Interactive Therapist.

To learn more about Angelyn, click below.

Adrienne Foster, LCSW      Teletherapist

Adrienne received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Adrienne is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). 

To learn more about Adrienne, click below.

Dr. David Gosling, LPC, NCC
Teletherapist

Dr. David Gosling received a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese History from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from William & Mary. David is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a National Certified Counselor.

To learn more about David, click below.

Morgan Minor, LPC
Teletherapist

Morgan received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a Minor in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. Morgan has experience working for a local social services agency, Community Services Boards, and a community agency that provide services to at-risk youth in the community.

To learn more about Morgan, click below.

Tierra Collins, LCSW
Teletherapist

Tierra received a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Tierra’s experiences in the clinical social work field have led her to focus on her passion to provide support to others, supporting them through life changes, emotional and behavioral challenges, grief/loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other stressors. 

To learn more about Tierra, click below.

Katherine M. Shinal, LPC, NCC
Teletherapist

Kathy received a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Sociology of Religion, with a minor in Religious Studies, from George Mason University. She received a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, and a National Certified Counselor.

Kathy is a Pastoral Counselor with years of experience treating individuals and groups with serious mental illness, substance abuse, and trauma in residential and outpatient settings.

To learn more about Katherine, click below.

Jillian Giannelli, LCSW
Teletherapist

Jillian received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hofstra University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Jillian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Virginia and New York. Jillian has worked with diverse populations, including but not limited to, clients with mental health challenges, substance use issues, impending homelessness, emotional issues, and whole life challenges/stressors.

To learn more about Jillian, click below.

Aaron Anderson, LPC
Teletherapist

Aaron received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Leo University and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Aaron is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the home and outpatient settings. Aaron is a Military Veteran who works with individuals and couples from all backgrounds, including military, LGBTQ, immigrant, and victims of abuse and trauma.

To learn more about Aaron, click below.

Maria Dierdorf, LPC, LSATP, CSAC
Teletherapist

Maria received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Women’s Studies from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She is also a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Maria’s extensive background and experience in substance abuse treatment, mental illness, motherhood, military culture and life, and bereavement have brought her to MySpectrum.

To learn more about Maria, click below.

Erin McMenamin, LCSW
Teletherapist

Erin received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Dickinson College and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. Erin is a trained play therapist and enjoys working with teens, young adults, and young professionals on the cusp of discovering who they are and who they’d like to be.

To learn more about Erin, click below.

Bill Phillips, LPC
Teletherapist

Bill received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Liberty University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. Bill is an eclectic counselor drawing from a lot of different modalities. His main modalities that he uses are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy.

 To learn more about Bill, click below.

 

Tiffany Barnhard, LCSW
Teletherapist

Tiffany received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of New England.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Tiffany gained much of her experience working in extremely diverse settings in both Virginia and Michigan, where she is originally from.

To learn more about Tiffany, click below.

Elaine Miller, LCSW
Teletherapist

Elaine received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Elaine previously worked in community mental health in Maryland, including inpatient settings and agencies specializing in helping adults, children, adolescents, and families.

To learn more about Elaine, click below.

Tiffany Clayton, LPC, LCPC
Teletherapist

Tiffany earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Maryland – College Park (Go Terps!) and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Trinity Washington University, in Washington D.C. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Virginia and Maryland.

To learn more about Tiffany, click below.

Regina McNamara, LCSW, LISW-CP
Teletherapist

Regina earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Regina has a Master’s degree in Management from Troy University, a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas, Arlington. Regina is licensed for clinical practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. 

To learn more about Regina, click below.

Grant Tomey, LPC
Teletherapist

Grant completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Chester University in 2012 and Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University in 2014. Grant is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. Grant has experience working with all age groups and has treated individuals with a wide range of mental health issues from mild to more severe.

To learn more about Grant, click below.

Tammy Blau, LCSW, LISW-S
Teletherapist

Tammy received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in Ohio.

To learn more about Tammy, click below.

Jenny Yates, LCSW
Teletherapist

Jenny graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She describes herself as passionate, results-oriented, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 24 years of experience. Some of Jenny’s noteworthy career milestones include completing 2 years of advanced Strategic Family Therapy training while providing regional, intensive, in-home family therapy services.

To learn more about Jenny, click below.

Anthony Clark, LCSW
Teletherapist

Anthony earned a Bachelor of Social Work from North Carolina Central University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Anthony is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20+ years of experience providing mental health therapy to adolescents, teens, families, and couples in a variety of practice settings that include hospitals, residential campuses, homes, communities, and schools.

To learn more about Anthony, click below.

George DeShazor, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Teletherapist

George received his Associate of Arts degree from Chowan University, his Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University and his Master of Clinical Social Work degree with a concentration in Geriatrics from Norfolk State University. George’s clinical experience includes providing crisis intervention in an emergency department and individual, group and family therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings for 13 years.

To learn more about George, click below.

Rachael Reeder, LCSW
Teletherapist

Rachael received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. Rachael’s experience includes inpatient and partial hospitalization programs, working as an individual, family, and group therapist in two adolescent psychiatric residential treatment programs, and serving as a lead clinician in an outpatient substance abuse treatment program.

To learn more about Rachael, click below.

Terence Reaves, LCSW
Teletherapist

Terence received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a clinical concentration, from Virginia Commonwealth University. Terence comes to MySpectrum with over ten years of experience working in outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges.

To learn more about Terence, click below.

Ann Sexton Tiernan, LPC
Teletherapist

Ann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Tech and a Master of Education degree with a specialization in Agency Counseling, as well as an Educational Specialist Certification in Professional Counseling, from The College of William & Mary. Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. 

To learn more about Ann, click below.

Alissa Woolfolk, LPC
Teletherapist

Alissa received a Bachelor’s degree in English & Creative Writing from George Mason University, a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University, and a Play Therapy Certificate from Old Dominion University. Alissa’s work experience includes wilderness and adventure therapy, in-home counseling, parenting and substance abuse groups, mental health support services, play therapy, individual and family outpatient therapy, and clinical supervision.

To learn more about Alissa, click below.

Barbara Barden, LCSW 
Teletherapist

Barbara received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Union University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. Barbara is a Certified Trauma Specialist and has certification in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Barbara has over 26 years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of developmental, social, and emotional challenges. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and New York.

To learn more about Barbara, click below.

Jeffrey Fulmer, LCSW
Teletherapist

Jeffrey received a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from Penn State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Jeffrey has been a licensed Therapist for over twenty years, and has worked with individuals of various age groups, on a variety of issues in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.

To learn more about Jeffrey, click below.

Anne Sabagh
Certified Life Coach 

Anne is a Certified Life Coach specializing in working with neurodiverse individuals, including those on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD, and other related traits. Anne obtained her life coaching certification from World Coach Institute, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Central Florida.

To learn more about Anne, click below.

Amanda Westlake, MSN, PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Carleton College, and her Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Amanda is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia and provides tele psychiatry and wellness counseling to the clients of MySpectrum across the state of Virginia through telehealth. Amanda is also an adjunct faculty member for VCU’s School of Nursing, and a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau.

To learn more about Amanda, click below.

Avery Ager
Administrative Lead

Avery received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with focuses in professional writing and gender studies from the University of Maryland. She worked in theater administration in the Washington D.C. area before joining the MySpectrum team.

 

 

 

 To learn more about Avery, click below.

Kamila Martinez
Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Kamila completed college courses at Radford University for 2 years. She started her career in healthcare in 2016 when she worked at a compounding pharmacy. Prior to joining our MySpectrum team, she worked as a Patient Care Coordinator for Spectrum Physical Therapy (no relation, just a coincidence in names!).

To learn more about Kamila, click below.

Alex Amidjaya, MBA, QMHP
Business Development & Operations Specialist

Alex received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Beloit College and a Masters of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in healthcare administration, from Maryville University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the MySpectrum team, Alex worked in community mental health as a case manager, homeless outreach clinician, and mental health skill-builder.

To learn more about Alex, click below.

Suzy Christopher, LCSW
Director

Suzy received a Bachelor of Psychology degree from The College of William & Mary and a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in mental health from The University of Southern California. Suzy has completed leadership programs through Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services.

 

 To learn more about Suzy, click below.