Gina Binder, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
9300 Forest Point Circle, Suite 103, Manassas, Virginia 20110
As Christians, we are not immune to human pain and suffering. We read that “it was for freedom that Christ set us free” (Galatians 5:1, NASB), but sometimes we feel like slaves of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or something else. So what does freedom look like for you? I invite you to begin a Christian Counseling journey, where your faith intersects with the tools of psychology in compassionate, judgment-free sessions. I learned to integrate Christian faith and psychology in my graduate training. Prior to graduate school, I worked for six years as a discipleship counselor for women in a local Christian ministry. Please contact me for more information.
Claire Lewis, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
We all struggle. Christian counseling endeavors to honor the way God uses struggle to grow our dependence on him. My hope is that clients will benefit from my desire to see authentic healing in the deepest places: to see broken responses, ways of thinking and relating, self-protective patterns, etc. restored and hearts refreshed in their commitment to God as the true source of our well-being. With a degree in Christian counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, I make a conscious effort to integrate the insights of rigorous psychological science with the timeless truths of the Bible and basic tenets of Christian theology.
Donna Westcott, M.Ed.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
As a Christian, I believe it is impossible to fully understand human beings without understanding the Creator in whose image they are made. God has revealed so much about himself, about the way humans were created to operate, about effective and loving relationships between individuals and in the family. Among the riches of the Bible are its instruction in healthy, happy, godly living. In addition, we have the promise of the Holy Spirit actually working within us, providing great hope for transformation. Although some secular psychology has been antithetical to Christian beliefs, I use sound counseling techniques to resolve emotional and relational distress in a clearly Biblical way.
April St. John, MA, LPC, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Individual Therapist
9137 Chamberlayne Rd., Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116
For individuals: I firmly believe that within each of us, lies the answers to the questions we ask. Utilizing a Biblical perspective, I will partner with you to discover the person you see yourself becoming. You will be met with compassion and understanding, as we begin the rebuilding process. For couples: After 18 years of being married, I respect how difficult it may seem to talk things through; however, the possibility of walking away with healing in your marriage is well within your reach. With a Christian and hope-focused approach, you & your spouse can begin Living Anew.
Katherine Rosemond, LPC, CPC
Licensed Professional Counselor/Certified Professional Coach
8140 Ashton Ave, Suite 100, Manassas, Virginia 20109
I believe faith in God is a powerful and essential part of overcoming suffering and adversity in our lives. Therefore, I integrate faith based techniques to the counseling relationship and process for my clients who are believers. I have found over my years of clinical practice that spiritual faith based healing strategies are definitely the most powerful. Also, faith based strategies are very helpful in creating a happy, healthy, and successful life, so I include those in executive, business, and personal coaching as well.
Christiana Shao, M.S., M.A., LGPC, NCC
Resident in Counseling
300 N Washington St #102, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
As a Christian counselor, I hold to the truth that God is the real authority in counseling, that the gospel is essential and counseling apart from God is futile. I also believe that every person is valuable and have inherent worth and dignity because each of us have been created in the image of God. I have been trained to integrate the christian faith and counseling/psychology. I have also received training in biblical counseling and am well suited to work with you on a variety of faith issues that can occur when you are feeling overwhelmed, distant from God or faced with tragic life issues that impacts your view of God, your circumstance(s) or other people.
Christina Schultz, MA
Resident in Counseling, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC
New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
As a Christian Counselor, I respect the dignity of all life, the spirit, all people, and the value of marriage and relationships. I have received training in how to integrate and evaluate the Christian client's religious teachings, values, and faith and spiritual development into their mental health goals. I employ religious and spiritual assessments to understand Christian clients' use of both positive and negative religious coping and spiritual practices, which becomes important in identifying shame, blockages to faith and spiritual development, and understanding faith issues that may occur when faced with tragic life events.
Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Like most counselors, I recognize personal problems can come about because of physiology, social-environmental influences, and psychological pressures. As a Christian counselor, I am not limited to psychological techniques or to my own human efforts and wisdom. I believe God is the real authority in counseling and He gives us the resources to change. I believe that counseling without Our Creator is operating in vanity and ineffective. My counseling goal is to advocate forgiveness from the past, strength and comfort for the present, and hope for the future. I am sensitive to the many dilemmas we face, and I am trained to identify and assist in navigating through the process of healing.
John Raymond, MA, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
129 Park St. NE Suite C., Vienna, Virginia 22180
Working from a Christian worldview gives me enormous grace and acceptance for what ails us. God knows our hearts. Christ loves us to the point of suffering and death. The Holy Spirit comforts us in our confusion. God is the One who transforms us. I am honored to be a part of that transformation. I rest in His work. Learn more: JohnandJanetRaymond.com
Philip Kolba, MA
Washington, The District of Columbia 20036
Faith and spirituality can provide comfort and meaning to those guided by their beliefs. I was raised in a Christian household myself so I have an appreciation for the values instilled by religion, the importance of tradition, and the strength of community. My approach to counseling is humanistic and welcoming of all spiritualities. Though I do not incorporate any specific pastoral counsel, I encourage my spiritual clients to draw on their beliefs during the counseling process.