MyTeam

COVID-19 and Onward…

MySpectrum has always operated with the goal of increasing access to therapy. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered Teletherapy. Throughout the pandemic, this service has become more widely known. While many practices have offered Teletherapy because of the pandemic, MySpectrum continues to offer Teletherapy because of its benefits. This includes convenience, comfort, confidentiality, and ease. As a result, we continue to increase our Teletherapy service and have dedicated Licensed Teletherapists who live throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This team is ready to offer support, guidance, and help during the challenging times of your life no matter where you live in Virginia.

The need for mental health services is at an all-time high and we are here to meet that need, while making efforts to reduce the stigma attached to getting help. While we do have limited office sessions, we encourage the use of Teletherapy because of the ease it offers. We accept most major insurance plans for our Teletherapy services, including Medicaid, Medicare, EAPs, and commercial plans. In fact, we work with nearly 20 different insurance types! Since each of our Therapists is individually credentialed with insurance, availability of a Therapist may vary. Please take a few moments to browse through the bios of our team, and in some instances, videos made by the Therapists so that you can get to know them even better.

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

Meet MyTeam (or, YOUR TEAM!)

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.

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.

Dina Negatu, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist

Dina received a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. 

To learn more about Dina, click below.

Angelyn Debord, LPC, NCC, RPT, PCIT
Teletherapist

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.

Joseph Autry, LPC      Teletherapist

Joseph received a Bachelors degree in History from Liberty University and a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health from the Liberty University. He has been practicing in mental health field for the last 7 years. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.

To learn more about Joseph, 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.

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.

Samantha Jennings, LPC, CRC, CCTP, CSTS
Teletherapist

Samantha received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University, and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Rehabilitative Counselor (CRC), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and a Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist (CSTS) in the state of Virginia.

To learn more about Samantha, 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.

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.

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.

Erin Cason, LPC
Teletherapist

Erin has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Norfolk State University. She was inducted as a member of Kappa Delta Pi Alpha Iota Beta Chapter, an international honor society. Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.

To learn more about Erin, click below.

Amber Ferjuste, LCSW
Teletherapist

Amber obtained a Bachelors in Social Work at Longwood University and a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.

To learn more about Amber, 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.

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.

Tasha-Mae Nicholas, LCSW, DCSW, RPT
Teletherapist

Tasha-Mae received a Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management from Baruch College and a Masters degree in Social Work from Washburn University. She is also trained and certified as a Registered Play Therapist. She is credentialed by the National Association of Social Workers as a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Tasha-Mae is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Missouri.

To learn more about Tasha-Mae, click below.

Zari Encarnacion-White, LPC CSAC                                                    Teletherapist

Zari received a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science from Bluefield College and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Zari is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, as well as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She is also certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association as a Mental Health specialist.

To learn more about Zari, 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.

 

Patrice Owens, LPC
Teletherapist

Patrice has a Bachelors degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Mental Health, from Longwood University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.

To learn more about Patrice, click below.

 

Angela Tallman, LPC
Teletherapist

Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Johnson State College, and she has a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling also from Johnson State College. Angela is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. 

To learn more about Angela, click below.

 

Debbie Phillips, LCSW
Teletherapist

Debbie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at The University of Wisconsin—Stout. Debbie earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Radford University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 40 years of clinical experience.

To learn more about Debbie, 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.

Eryn Paxton, LCSW
Teletherapist

Eryn received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from James Madison University and a Masters in Social Work with a clinical concentration from George Mason University. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and is certified in providing clinical licensure supervision. 

To learn more about Eryn, click below.

Joshua Sirdofsky, LCSW
Teletherapist

Josh received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Radford University. He is about to earn a second Masters Degree in Aging and Health from Georgetown University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.

To learn more about Josh, 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.

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.

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.

Danielle Crane, LPC
Teletherapist

Danielle has a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Hampton University and a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.

To learn more about Danielle, 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.

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.

Veronica (Ronnie) McEntee, LCSW
Teletherapist

Ronnie received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Memphis, in Memphis, TN, in 2005. She also earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Simmons University, in Boston, MA, in 2007. Ronnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.

To learn more about Ronnie, 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.

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.

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.

George D. DeShazor Jr., MSW, ACSW, LCSW, DCSW, CTTS, TIRF
Teletherapist

George received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from Chowan University, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from James Madison University and a Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW) degree with a concentration in Gerontology from Norfolk State University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.

To learn more about George, 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.

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.

Tiffanie Sutherlin, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, ACS
Teletherapist 

Tiffanie has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from George Mason University, a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Supervision from James Madison University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, as well as a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor.

To learn more about Tiffanie, click below.

Evelyn Saunders, LPC LMFT
Teletherapist 

Evelyn has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Community/ Clinical Psychology from Norfolk State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virginia. She has also supervised licensed eligible counselors and staff.

To learn more about Evelyn, click below.

Laniesha Stephens-Dunn, LCSW
Teletherapist

Laniesha received a Bachelors degree in Social Work at Virginia State University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Walden University. She also obtained a post-masters degree in school counseling from Regent University. Laniesha is endorsed as a licensed school social worker and school counselor in Virginia. Laniesha is also a Certified Trauma Specialist. Currently, Laniesha is a doctoral student with Walden University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.

To learn more about Laniesha, 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.

Kimberly Ignace, LCSW
Teletherapist

Kimberly is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a Masters degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of professional experience.
Throughout her career, she has worked in a residential facility, community mental health, and crisis services. Kimberly specializes in treating children and adolescents and providing trauma care to individuals and their families.

To learn more about Kimberly, click below.

Komal Bhutto, LCSW
Teletherapist

Komal has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.

Komal has several years of clinical experience, including individual,
family, and group therapy. Komal has worked in inpatient hospital settings, as well as outpatient settings. She has worked with individuals and families exhibiting a range of mental health concerns such as co-occurring mental health disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and self-harm.

To learn more about Komal, click below.

Jeffrey Fulmer, LCSW
Teletherapist

Jeffrey received a Bachelors 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.

To learn more about Jeffrey, 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.

Shante Holmes
Administrative Assistant

Shante is a seasoned Administrative Assistant with over 7 years of experience in the administrative field. She has extensive experience with various administrative tasks, including scheduling, correspondence, reception, and customer / client service. Shante is bilingual and is always surprising the team with her many talents! Having previously held positions in other medical and business fields, she most recently worked as a Hospice Manager in Culpeper, Virginia, prior to joining the MySpectrum team.

To learn more about Shante, click below.

Kaysha Jones
Administrative Assistant

Kaysha brings over 13 years of experience working in the medical field to MySpectrum. She has experience working in the rheumatology setting, as well as skilled nursing facilities. Right before joining the MySpectrum team, Kaysha was a rehabilitation technician for 9 years. She has a certification in Medical Billing and Coding.

To learn more about Kaysha, click below.

Ruth Turcios
Administrative Assistant

Ruth has a degree in Biology from the Autonomous University of Yucatan. She has more than five years of experience working in the financial and customer service sector. Ruth also has experience in educational management, finance, administration, customer service, and sales. She has worked in different companies for medical, educational, applications, and financial purposes. Before joining MySpectrum, Ruth worked for three years at WorldStrides as a payment specialist.

To learn more about Ruth, 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.