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”

Lisa Stephens-Collins. MSW Supervisee in Social Work is a Therapist for Outpatient Services. 

“I am funny, organized and a little extra clean never hurt anyone. I have worked in the mental health field for over 12 years. I received my graduate degree from, Howard University. I love working with people of all ages, demographics, and mental health needs. I enjoy life each day, as well as the challenges that I may encounter and can conquer.  I love making others laugh and feel that establishing a positive rapport is one of the most effective avenues to the change and growth that you can have” 

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.”

Mary Catherine “MC” Jessee, Resident in Counseling is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“Here are a few qualities that describe my most authentic Self: meditator, science nerd, music aficionado. I graduated from William & Mary in 2019 with my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Before this, I studied neuroscience at Tulane University (New Orleans). When I’m not counseling, I am most likely learning something new (my favorite topics: psychology, science, technology, spirituality, religion, Buddhism), reading non-fiction, watching a documentary, listening to music (I’m always wearing my headphones, jamming out), playing guitar and piano, or delving into spiritual practices such as meditation and yoga.  I strive to form genuine relationships with each of my clients, as I believe the most important quality of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. I enjoy bringing novel approaches into the counseling space, using both my client’s and my own creativity to inspire change. I feel most drawn to therapy practices that include an element of mindfulness, as I believe this to be one of the most powerful healing tools for a variety of concerns. I could talk about meditation, science, music, and spirituality all day! If you share these qualities or believe we would be a good fit, I would love to be a part of your journey. I additionally enjoy working with all LGBTQ+ clients.”

Sone-Seeré Burrell, Art Therapist & Resident in Counseling is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“Start where you are; Use what you have; Do what you can.”
I believe that each of us has unique and special gifts to discover and share with the world. I am passionate about working with clients to help uncover, discover, and celebrate these aspects of their lives. I am particularly drawn to helping people recognize the power and choice they have to rise above circumstances, stigmas, harmful societal expectations, and perceived limitations. I received my master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and my master’s in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. My work is largely based in an honest, creative, non-judgmental, and solution-focused approach. Lots of my session work involves using art-making as a communication tool for processing, particularly during times when words are simply not enough. I have enjoyed working with groups and individuals in a number of settings (residential, school-based, hospital, private and public centers) and have helped clients from ages 4 all the way to 84. My holistic approach to healing celebrates the mind-body-spirit connection we all possess while acknowledging the effects that trauma has on these connections. I also believe that humor, metaphors, poetry, music, alternative approaches, direct honesty, and radical acceptance are valuable tools in therapy. I continue to be grateful for the opportunities I have to engage in this difficult but important and rewarding work!

When I’m not providing therapy, I enjoy art-making (especially painting), sewing, growing fruits & vegetables, spending time with my loved ones and exploring my surroundings.

Anna Williams, Resident in Counseling is a Therapist for Outpatient Services.

“I am an easy going, reserved person with a fun and humorous side. My passion is to help clients go from pain to freedom through the counseling journey as I have done in my personal life. Believe me, it is not easy, but in the end the journey is well worth it. I acquired a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Equine Studies (horses) from William Woods University, and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. From Regent University, I also hold two certificates: Trauma, and Marriage and Family Counseling. I have received training in CBT, PCT, Existentialism, Gestalt Therapy, EMDR, ACT, Narrative Therapy, TF-CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Spiritual Integration. I use the mind, body, spirit approach of Existentialism, CBT, and Health Psychology to meet clients where they are at and serve as a guide towards a better life. I work with ages 16 and up, elderly, couples/families, and people with disabilities of all types. In my office, I have a Service Dog for my disability named Amara. She helps me help clients, and when requested, helps clients help themselves. I help people who need a service dog embark on that journey as well. It is such a blessing to partner with clients in their journey and share in their life’s experiences.”

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 is an Equine Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a specialization in marriage, couples, and family counseling. I am also an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma-informed therapist with 4 plus years of experience. I earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, and 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 hold a post graduate concentration in Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) concurrent with my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College, AZ. I am advanced level certified in Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and as an EAGALA Equine Specialist. I own Winds of Change Wellness and work from Wind Horse Ranch, which is a 10-acre horse farm located in Powhatan County. I offer 7 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 Equine program offers, please see the Equine 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.”

Emma Brodginski, LMFT is a Therapist for Outpatient Services

“I am a bi-coastal therapist, an avid reader, and a goofy dancer. I believe that imagination, laughter, play, and creativity can be some of our best preventative measures for emotional wellness in life. I strive to help those I work with develop their personal relationships with these values. I received my BFA in Theatre Performance and my graduate degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy. My therapeutic career focuses on supporting individuals, families, and children of all ages to make sense of their world while using the language and tools easily available to them: play, imagination, art, song, dance, games, storytelling, etc. I believe in whole-person and whole-family wellness that stems from a collaborative therapeutic relationship. My years of experience working in school and community-based mental health settings has informed the way I support people as individuals with unique experiences, while also holding space for the impact of systems, communities, and the spaces that surround them. I look forward to getting to know you and discovering where playfulness can fit within you and your child’s wellness journey!”

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.”

Alvaro Roberts, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Provider for Outpatient Services

“I received my post master’s certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2016 from Drexel University.  I have an Advanced degree in Leadership and Management from Walden University.  I have over 32 years of nursing experience, with 8 years of experience in the U.S. Army in various leadership roles and over 18 years at the VA Medical Center.   Much of my practice has been treating veterans with various mental health disorders with a special interest in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and PTSD.  Although I am not a counselor, I have had training in counseling and believe that this is an important part of treatment when necessary and will always take a holistic approach with your medication management.  I do not believe that medication alone will solve all your problems.  I am a team player and look forward to helping you create the best approach for treatment.”

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.”