Karen To, PsyD
Dr. Karen To is a licensed clinical psychologist with over eighteen years of experience in working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual and couples therapy. Her style is warm and empathic, yet insightful and direct. She recognizes the uniqueness of each individual client and takes great care to respect the values and cultural perspectives of those she works with.
Dr. To helps clients reduce conflict and emotional pain, manage stress and improve communication skills. She works collaboratively with clients to help them identify and pursue their goals, improve the quality of their relationships, and achieve a greater sense of self-esteem. She specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues and family problems.
Dr. To obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited Argosy University, School of Professional Psychology. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, and nonprofit counseling centers.
Leslie Maron, LPC
Leslie Maron is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with over 8 years experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families.
Leslie sees people for a variety of reasons including relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, LGBT issues, anger management, mood disorders and life transitions. She strives to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which clients can be supported in their efforts to change and grow, and to overcome feelings of being “stuck.” Her style is warm and collaborative and she uses a variety of therapy approaches to help clients develop healthier, more fulfilling relationships, alleviate and cope with stress, improve self-esteem, and to reach their full potential and goals.
Leslie received her Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Clinical Counseling, and has worked in a variety of settings which include community mental health, government and nonprofit counseling centers. She spent her internship and numerous years working to help survivors of trauma and domestic violence.
Linda Nicholson, LPC, LSATP
Linda is a Licensed professional counselor who is also licensed as a
substance abuse treatment practitioner, with over 9 years of experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families.
Her experience spans a variety of settings and includes residential, Partial Hospitalization programs, Intensive outpatient programs, intensive in home therapy, and outpatient private practice. Linda’s clients have ranged in ages from 4 to 82 and her skill set includes play therapy, couples therapy, CBT, DBT, and Trauma Focused CBT. Linda has worked with a variety of mental health conditions including mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, ASD, PTSD, life transition situations, including divorce.
Linda obtained her master of science degree from Cairn University and completed additional training towards licensure through Kean University. Linda completed the educational training for her addiction license through the NJ Prevention Network.
Taylor Shay, LMFT
Taylor Shay is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Virginia Board of Counseling Certified Supervisor. She has over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, couples, and group counseling. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including home-based services, inpatient and outpatient dual diagnosis programs, and psychiatric in-patient hospital settings. She has been a clinical director and supervisor for the past 9 years.
Taylor has worked with clients struggling with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance abuse issues, trauma, eating disorders, personality disorders,crisis management, grief and loss, parenting issues, LGBTQ and gender related issues, culture/race/ethnicity identification and value clarification, stage of life issues, behavioral difficulties, stress management, interpersonal difficulties, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and child and adolescent issues. She specializes in helping couples and families reduce communication triggers, reach emotional regulation and understanding, and work through difficult relational and interpersonal issues.
She is passionate about the work she does with her clients and clients find her warm, friendly, caring, and direct. Taylor utilizes a variety of evidenced based practices, including, but not limited to, CBT, Motivational interviewing, Solution Focused, Strength- Based, Client Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Gottman Method, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Taylor utilizes various techniques and interventions to ensure that treatment is individualized and to ensure the best possible results for clients to reach their treatment goals.
Taylor’s style of therapy is positive direction and guidance throughout the therapeutic experience and believes strongly that therapy is a collaborative experience and that clients are the experts in their life. Taylor strives to assist clients in empowering themselves to create positive change in their lives and develop a deeper understanding of how “problems” develop and can be corrected.
Victoria McKenna, LMFT
Victoria McKenna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with nine years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
Victoria’s goal is to create a warm, empathetic space to build an authentic and trusting relationship with you to produce concrete changes. She believes through a collaborate and supportive relationship that change occurs when you increase your awareness and make commitments to engage in intentional and healthier behaviors. She views you and your concerns with a systemic lens to explore and identify how various contextual and cultural influences impact your world view and patterns. She uses a variety of interventions tailored to fit your needs, including CBT, mindfulness techniques, and person centered techniques.
Victoria has a Master's degree from the University of Connecticut in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech. Go Hokies! She has experience working with mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions, adjustment concerns, family conflicts, behavior issues, self-esteem, relationship issues, and stress. She has provided clinical services in a variety of settings, including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, community mental health, and tele-health.
Patricia Kim, PhD
Dr. Patricia (Pattie) Kim is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with years of experience working with adults of all ages, backgrounds, and worldviews. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including university counseling centers, Veterans Affairs, and inpatient units.
Pattie provides therapy for adults who present with a variety of clinical concerns such as interpersonal struggles, family concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or issues related to diversity and multicultural considerations. She uses interpersonal process, relational approaches, and CBT methods to provide a safe and open space for clients to explore how their past relationships can affect their current functioning. Through this exploration, Pattie hopes to help clients heal, grow, and thrive.
Pattie received her Master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her PhD from Fordham University. She completed her APA-approved internship at Howard University Counseling Services.
Rebekah Cole, Ph.D.
Rebekah Cole is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education with over ten years of experience in the counseling field.
Rebekah’s goal is to help clients recognize their strengths so that they can overcome the challenges that they face. In each counseling session she focuses on empowering her clients to help them reach their goals. Finally, Rebekah utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients become more aware of their thoughts and how these thoughts may affect their feelings and behavior.
Rebekah received her master’s degree in School Counseling from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. from Old Dominion University. She has worked in both school and community counseling settings and specializes with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral, and family issues.