Sarah McLillard, LCSW is the Clinical Director for Outpatient Services.

“I am not perfect. I am messy and forgetful, and my kids sometimes wear dirty clothes. I am a mother, wife, friend, and therapist. I believe fully in the inherent enoughness of each individual I work with and that you have everything you already need to live your fullest life. I feel blessed by those that allow me to be a part of their journey. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I got my undergraduate and graduate degrees at VCU. I have been working for over 15 years in a variety of mental health settings including day treatment, residential, in home, and outpatient. I work with all ages and I have been trained in CBT, EMDR, EFFT, CFTTP, and Mindfulness based interventions.  I love to incorporate play, art, yoga, and meditation in my practice. I believe that mental health is not just about the mind, but the connection of the whole body and spirit”

Leia Snow McLillard- Therapy Dog Extraordinaire works with Sarah McLillard by client request.

Paige Call, BSW is the Program Manager for Outpatient Services.

“I am a wife, dog mom, friend and manager of a one-of-a-kind outpatient program. I am passionate about being a part of a practice that focuses on the client’s mental health and overall wellness. I have been in the mental health arena for over 10 years. I have my bachelor’s in social work from Longwood University and have worked in the customer service field for many years. I feel every client’s journey begins with a single step and it’s a blessing to be able to help empower them to find their own path to wellness”

Kat Veasey, MSW Supervisee in Social Work is a Therapist for Outpatient Services.

“I am an energetic, creative, and open-minded therapist. I view therapy as an opportunity for individuals to deepen their understanding of themselves. I am passionate about creating a safe space for this exploration that fosters self-empowerment, self-love, and a sense of curiosity. I firmly believe that we are all the experts of our own experience, and I collaborate with each client to intentionally shape our work together to reflect their unique strengths. I believe in the importance of the mind-body connection, and my sessions frequently encourage active and creative participation on the part of my clients. This may include mindfulness practices, art, journaling, or movement. I received a master’s degree in social work from VCU, and I am a registered yoga teacher.”

Mason Watkins, Resident in Counseling is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I am a therapist, a friend, a nerd, and a cat dad. I love being silly when moments permit, and serious when it is important. I graduated with my master’s degree from Penn State University, and I am deeply driven to help those seeking counseling. Maybe you are experiencing uncomfortable mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, or stress, and you’re hoping to better understand them. Or you have identified your treatment goals, but you aren’t sure how to take the next steps. Maybe you’re simply experiencing stagnation in life, and you’re unsure how to process it. For all these situations and more, I want to tailor the treatment options to meet your needs. My strategies include practicing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), encouraging goal-setting through motivational interviewing (MI), exploring your past and relationships with psychodynamic therapy, identifying emotions and physical awareness through mindfulness exercises, teaching important facts about the brain through psychoeducation, and generally fostering a meaningful relationship that leaves lasting impacts on your life.”

Darla Renshaw, LPC, LMFT is an Equine Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I hold a MS in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in marriage, couples, and family counseling, and a post graduate concentration in Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) from Prescott College, AZ. In addition, I am an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma-informed therapist with 6 plus years of experience. I earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, and I am a certified Master Community Health Education Specialist (MCHES). I have lived abroad and worked in Community-based Primary Health Care for 18 years and speak four languages. I own Winds of Change Wellness, LLC ,and partner with a 9 member herd at Wind Horse Ranch, a 10-acre horse farm located in Powhatan County, VA. I offer 9 years of experience providing a multi-cultural, integrative approach to psychotherapeutic alliances. I utilize mental, emotional, somatic, sacred, and expressive arts modalities for client care and support, especially during times of life adjustment challenges and opportunities for healing, learning, growth, and development. To learn more about what the “Human-Equine Alliance Relational Transformation (HEART)” program offers, please see the EAMH Program information on our website.”

Stephanie Wilson, LMFT is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years’ experience in the social services industry, serving children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I hold a strong background in helping children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. I then uncovered a passion for Adlerian Psychology through my training in Marriage and Family Therapy. A combination of my experiences and academic training has guided me towards a strong focus on improving the parent-child relationship. As an Adlerian-driven therapist I consider you a unique individual unlike anyone else and my eclectic framework reflects this through interventions designed specifically to help you identify, understand, and transform mistaken beliefs to better support your true quality of life as recognized through the therapy process. I am committed to building a therapeutic relationship between you, as my client and myself that offers comfort, connection, and sense of freedom to share sensitive details about your life. Such a level of vulnerability brings with its recognition and awareness of our true selves, the core of your individuality and the foundations that have led to your current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. I will work alongside you to help bring to light your inherent strengths, accompany you on your healing journey, and empower you with the tools you need to be successful.”

“Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself”.

Eric Mansfield, LCSW is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have to say I did not necessarily choose my career as a mental health professional; it chose me through my own life experiences. As a result, I am a good listener, empathetic, a teacher, a guide, and a coach. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have experience in various clinical settings such as Outpatient services, Intensive In-Home, Therapeutic Day Treatment, and Crisis Intervention. I work primarily with adolescents and adults with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, phobias, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and more. As my client, I focus on helping you identify and draw from your own strengths perspective to help you through the healing process. I believe in teaching you about your own unique mental health issues and helping you develop a toolbox of skills to manage your symptoms through the course of your everyday life experiences to improve your overall quality of life. I am experienced in the following modalities: psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, person centered theory, solution focused brief therapy, family systems theories, trauma informed therapy, EMDR and the rewind technique for trauma processing, mindfulness, and anger management. In my spare time, I enjoy physical and nature-based activities as well as intellectually challenging activities.”

Joy Henry, LCSW is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I have experience as a clinical consultant for outpatient services and earned a Public Relations B.A. in 2008, a Master’s in Social Work in 2014, and a MPA in 2021. I have previously worked as a PR Specialist and a social worker in adolescent and child psychiatry, and nephrology. I have also held multiple roles within adolescent mental health capacities to include clinical Group Therapy for adolescents challenged by compulsive disorders and depression and emergency mental health services. I am particularly passionate about initiatives and policies related to youth, empowering women, and women’s health. “

Thomas “Ross” Wilkin, LPC is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“My first goal in therapy is to create a space and relationship where you feel safe to explore issues without fear of judgment or confrontation. From there we begin to explore the potential of change, and ways we could alleviate your issues. We begin together with a solution-focused approach, as we gently progress towards deeper issues where appropriate. I utilize a variety of theories and techniques to assist this exploration such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc. Many of my clients seek to change their substance use habits. Over the past 3 years, I designed and facilitated a substance-use therapy program. My clients and I found success in exploring the underlying reasons of their use. During this time, I maintained my work with other mental health as well. I also work with clients looking to alleviate mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, etc. It would be my pleasure to walk beside you on your journey of change. I currently offer telehealth and in person sessions with weekend and evening availability.”

Hanna Lamphere, MSW Supervisee in Social Work is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and have had the honored opportunity to work with a variety of clients experiencing concerns related to mental health challenges, financial stressors, complex medical conditions, grief, loss, and times of transition. I have experience working with individuals with diagnoses of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and life changing medical conditions. My approach is to meet each client where they are and empower their strengths through each transition of life. I strive to work collaboratively with each client through a Solution Focused, Strengths Based approach in order to help each client identify their own unique, powerful existence. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, open setting where a client can express themselves, share freely, and feel encouraged and heard. I strive to create a therapeutic environment that is compassionate and validating. I believe in a holistic approach to support and therapy and consider all aspects of the human existence when working with clients. In my free time, I love spending time with family, friends, and my wonderful cats, Marnie and Mindy. I try to find adventure in each day, and enjoy the outdoors, exploring, and traveling.”

Jason Schultz, Resident in Marriage and Family Counseling is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

““I am passionate, hard-working, and empathetic. I have received my master’s degree from The College of William and Mary in clinical mental health counseling. I enjoy working with all groups of people regardless of background or mental health needs and look to enhance my skills whenever possible. I have worked with and in many different settings including substance use, couples, family, and individual treatment. I pride myself on being inclusive and empathetic in both my counseling and my personal life. I come from a strengths-based background and like to think that all people who seek counseling can make whatever changes they seek, and that I as the counselor am merely a facilitator or guide. I have completed Gottman level 1 training and utilize EFT, Structural Family Therapy, CBT, DBT and other creative modalities to meet the client/family system where they are. I enjoy spending time with my partner and dog, who bring endless joy and unique experiences to my life. I look forward to working with you so that we may take the journey together to reach your desired destination.”

Aaron Sharpe, MSW Supervisee in Social Work is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“Hello! My name is Aaron, I am a human first and a therapist second. I am goofy and energetic, and I love my cats. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am all of my strengths and passions. I believe others deserve to be seen and defined on their own terms. I am open to working with anyone but predominantly work with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. My work is grounded in the empowerment of individuals in their strengths, skills, and abilities. In our therapeutic space, we are not creating the ideal individual, but restoring the person to someone they have always wanted to be. In our work, our space is a safe space free from judgment, guilt, and shame. My purpose is to uplift others to allow them to find their own personal purpose. I believe flaws are the gateway to growth. In my experience, flaws reveal the biggest strengths of an individual. I believe people make mistakes, but mistakes don’t make people. At the end of the day, I believe we are all humans who are learning, growing, and trying to be better in real-time. Sometimes, all we need is just a little extra support so we can realize everything we want to be.”

Lilyana “Lily” Sintayehu, LPC is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

I am licensed therapist in the state of Virginia with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Some additional area of focus for me is working with: Children/ Adolescent, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Dependent Personality, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women’s Issues. I have experience in Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process

Brittany Rush, LCSW is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

I am an outgoing, energetic, bubbly, open-minded and nurturing dog mom, volleyball player, and therapist. I enjoy hands-on activities and projects as much as I enjoy talking and engaging in thought-provoking conversations in therapy. My approach is that YOU are the expert in your own life, and I am simply here to listen, guide and support your choices, decisions, and approaches to tackling the challenges life may bring your way. With my background in criminal justice, I have always had a passion for wanting to help people and impact the lives of others in an effort to intervene before individuals end up being institutionalized. It was on this journey that I identified wanting to work with children and young adults in a different way. I started my clinical/therapeutic journey in 2017 when I started my MSW program at VCU. While in my program, I gained experience in the realm of Social Services as well as working with families of incarcerated individuals. When I entered the world post-master’s degree, I started working in community-based services including Intensive In Home and Mental Health Skill Building. I provided those services for a number of years before stepping into the world of Outpatient therapy. I enjoy so many aspects of the mental health field and I love and am passionate about being a part of people’s journeys to self-discovery, self-love, independence, holistic health and overall wellness.

Marta Boner, Supervisee in Social Work is a Therapist for Outpatient Services.

“I am committed to the belief that each individual is the story teller of their own experiences. I provide a therapeutic setting that is a confidential and non judgemental space for all people to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges. My therapy approach is trauma-informed and engages the whole person; body, mind, and spirit. I received my Master of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University with a Certificate in Gender Violence Intervention. Outside of being a therapist I am a mother, a wife, and a friend. I have experience working with individuals with diagnoses of serious mental illness, to include schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. My experiences in the mental health field have included opportunities to work in multiple clinical settings to include Crisis Intervention, Intensive Community Outpatient services, and Community Education. I utilize various approaches throughout the therapeutic journey such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Client-Centered Therapy, and many more. I am passionate about providing equal opportunities for all to engage in therapy.”

Krista Branon, Resident in Counseling is a Therapist for Outpatient Services.

“I am a wife, mom of two Golden Retrievers, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Therapist. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from ODU and my master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University. I am a Resident in Counseling with over 5 years’ experience in a variety of mental health settings including inpatient, intensive in-home, and outpatient. As a Humanistic, Adlerian, and Trauma-Focused-driven therapist, I fully believe in looking at the whole person and their uniqueness while guiding you through interventions designed to help you achieve your potential and self-actualization. I believe our past experiences, regardless of if this is childhood, teenage years, or adulthood, can greatly impact our life and that what defines “trauma” can vary for each person. I hold a strong background in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with dual diagnoses. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Integration, Mindfulness-based interventions, Somatic Experiencing, and Client Centered Therapy as well as any psychoeducation that could benefit the client. I believe that it is imperative to incorporate both the mind and body into the therapeutic process to be successful in the healing journey. Although therapy can be intimidating, I will make sure to be open, honest, collaborative, and provide a safe space for you to grow in your healing journey.”

Jennifer Bragdon, Supervisee in Social Work is a Therapist for Outpatient Services.

“I am both gregarious and introverted, highly organized and also messy, energetic but sometimes exhausted. I am a wife, mom (of one human, two cats and a dog named Koot Hoomi) and therapist who believes that the connections we make with each other as human beings, those moments we all share both large and small can change our world. It is with that collaborative spirit that I support clients in making and meeting their goals in order to live their best life and consider it a privilege to be a part of any client’s mental health journey. My therapeutic approach utilizes Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy combined with holistic, client-centered, strengths based, practical interventions and creates a safe, judgement-free space for individuals from all walks of life. I received my undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst and my master’s degree in social work from Tulane University. I love to include mindfulness, the mind-body connection and creativity in my practice.”

Meaghan Robertson, Resident in Counseling is a Therapist for Outpatient Services.

“I believe that personal identity changes and adapts over time and I look forward to meeting individuals where they are currently. My hope is to provide clients with a space where they can feel confident in sharing and being heard. I have my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Liberty and have previously completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Mary Washington where I swam competitively. I enjoy utilizing interventions including mindfulness, journaling, and psychoeducation in my practice while considering my client’s experiences and values. My time and experiences as a college athlete have developed my passion for incorporating sports focused treatment into my practice and hope to grow this treatment modality. No two people are the same therefore I shape sessions to reflect an individual’s needs, strengths, and passions. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and hope to provide a compassionate and supportive experience in therapy.”

Daniela Stapor, Supervisee in Social Work is a Therapist for Outpatient Services.

“I am a proud mother of two boys, dog mom to a 12 year old chiweenie and wife. I was born in Bolivia and have lived in Virginia since I moved to the United States in 2003. I received my BSW and MSW from the Virginia Commonwealth University and am very excited to continue my path to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working with children, families and have worked in various settings such as Child Protective Services and Maternity Health. My approach in therapy is to accommodate to your needs and provide a safe space for your own exploration in your journey. I provide Psychotherapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy. I am very passionate about mental health and advocacy for those who have yet to find their voice.”

Gerlene Sherard, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services

“I am a Licensed board certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I obtained my degree from Liberty University in August 2020. I am also Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and obtained my degree from Walden University in 2016 and hold certifications with ANCC and AANP governing body. Prior to my degree as a nurse practitioner, I practiced as Registered Nurse for 18 years in different arenas which include hospital setting, dialysis, inpatient outpatient setting, home health and psychiatry.  My passion is patient care and providing care across the life span of children, adults, and families.  

I feel honored and privilege to partner with a group of Mental health licensed professionals to Augment a holistic approach by collaborating and providing holistic care.”

Tomilola “Tomi” Monroe, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services

“I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to providing comprehensive mental healthcare. I completed my Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University. Before obtaining my degree, I practiced as a Registered Nurse for 11 years. My clinical settings have included nursing homes, correctional facilities, home health, medical-surgical unit, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health that incorporates medication management, supportive therapy, and patient education as part of a successful treatment plan. I am a firm believer in patient-centered care, and I strive to create a safe and collaborative environment where you can openly discuss concerns and actively engage in the action plan tailored to your individual needs. I aim to partner with you to achieve optimal mental health and well-being. In my free time, I enjoy cruising and spending time with my family and friends.”

Melissa Sharp, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services

“I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I received my Master’s of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Prior to obtaining my degree as a Nurse Practitioner, I practiced as a Registered Nurse for 12 years. My background in psychiatric nursing has provided me with the ability to practice with compassion and empathy. I believe in a multi-faceted collaborative approach to patient-centered care. I provide a safe environment where my focus is on the whole person. Medication management is just one element of a treatment plan, but when combined with supportive therapy and valuable coping skills, success can be obtained.”

Cynthia Frey, FNP is a Psychiatric Provider for Outpatient Services

“I have been a practicing nurse for over 26 years, and I specialize in Adult Psychiatric treatment. I have my post master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and my Doctor of Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University. I draw from my many years of experience as a nurse to offer a full body approach to mental health treatment. I have experience working in many settings including: Primary Care, Urgent Care, Acute Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry, and Home Health. As your provider, I hope we can create the best plan to help you through your journey to wellness.”