Envision Counseling Team Members

Stephanie Barbour, LPC, CSAC, ASAM Certified 
Therapist/Program Director


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in a variety of settings. My areas of specialty include substance abuse, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, relationships, and self-esteem. I am licensed in Virginia and D.C., so I can see clients from both areas.

I work with court ordered teenagers and adults, and have spent a significant amount of time working with teenage girls with anxiety, self-esteem, and self-confidence struggles. I try to incorporate physical health to promote mental well being into your treatment goals.

Kathy Sickler, LCSW

Welcome to Envision Counseling! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Within the last several years, my focus has been on trauma support and recovery. I am very strengths-based and solution-focused. I look forward to working with you on your recovery journey. 

Kelly Zadow, LPC, CSAC, NCC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience in the mental health and substance use field working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in outpatient, inpatient and home-based settings. My areas of specialty include substance abuse, depression, stress management, anxiety, anger, and self-esteem.

I work with Court Ordered adolescents and adults, and have spent a significant amount of time working with college age students struggling with substances and life transitions. I use solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing and mind-body wellness goals to assist in achieving positive lifestyle changes.

I have had supervision roles in both home-based and outpatient settings. I provide clinical counseling for individuals who are dually diagnosed, as well as education for them and their families.

I am passionate about nutritional wellness and enjoy cooking. In my free time I enjoy anything outdoors and travel with my husband and family.

Molly McKeon-Howard, LCSW, CCTP, CGCS, ASAM Certified   


Are you or a loved one struggling with getting through the day and feeling overwhelmed? Life can be difficult and at times feel hopeless. Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you need to find a new therapist, call me and let’s get you feeling better. I am available for both telehealth and in-person sessions.    

I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults, and helping them to use their strengths to manage their stressors and mental health symptoms. I am trauma- and grief-certified and enjoy using different types of therapeutic interventions that allow the individual to heal through talking, art, or other methods.

Over the last 15 years, I have worked with individuals that have struggled with severe mental health and unsafe behaviors. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, trauma and/or a complex mental health diagnosis, recently or for years, I can help.   

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Azalea Aguilar, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Catholic University with a Master’s in Social Work. I have experience working with youth and their families providing individual and family therapy. I have also provided crisis management to children and adults as they transition to a more stabilized state. 

I work with adults and youth providing outpatient therapy services for a variety of mental concerns. I specialize in working with families who are struggling with communication and conflict resolution. My practice is grounded in trauma informed care and my therapeutic approach is strength based. It is my goal to assist individuals in developing healthy self- sustaining practices that allow them to reach their full potential and assist families in establishing meaningful and fulfilling relationships with one another.  

Gerald (Jerry) Hayes, Ed.D., LPC

As a doctoral-level LPC with over 30 years experience, I work with adolescents, adults, and couples challenged with mood disorders, substance use, marital issues, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS, and serious mental illnesses.

I am passionate about helping others create a treatment plan specific to their individual needs. Besides being client centered, I use evidence-based tools geared towards alleviating clients' current distress while building future aspirations.

Pat Contreras, Psy.D., LMFT, QMHP-C, QMHP-A

I am a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families. I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, psychosis, and loss and grief.

I hold a Masters degree in Clinical and Family Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) and have extensive experience applying multidisciplinary treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt Therapy (TG), Motivational Interviewing, Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, Cerebral Integration Technique (TIC), and Brain Gym, among others.

I aim to provide the highest quality of care in a safe and compassionate space to assist individuals to become the best versions of themselves.

Jes Conway, LMFT, ASAM Certified

My name is Jes Conway and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 19 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples. I really am excited to get to know you and to see how I might be of service. You and I both have knowledge to bring to our work together, for you are the expert on your own life and experiences, and I have skills and methods to help you find ways to practice these that best suit your personality and preferences. 

Of particular interest to me is exploring with clients how alcohol/substance use is affecting their lives. I find that some of my most rewarding work is with people who suspect or know that they are having difficulty due to powerlessness over substances. I utilize a non-judgmental and curious approach and truly am interested in helping others discover what substances are doing for them, so that we can find alternate ways to achieve the same results. If abstinence or recovery is already your goal, it's helpful to know that outpatient counseling is a wonderful compliment to your chosen recovery program.

In addition, I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, lack of purpose or meaning, low self-esteem/ self-worth, life transitions/feeling "stuck," and relationship issues. I am also a strong proponent of communication and assertiveness training; I believe that it’s essential to affirm and validate one another's experiences, regardless of whether we agree or disagree.  

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Christopher Wallace, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience. I served seven of those years on Active Duty as a Commissioned Officer in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy. While stationed at two of the three largest Naval Medical Centers and the largest overseas Naval base, I worked with service members experiencing trauma, acute stress reactions, acute mental health crisis, mood disorders, grief and loss, adjustment issues, and anxiety. I also worked with family of active-duty service members on issues encompassing marital discord, domestic violence, and child abuse. 

My therapeutic approach is client centered and I am looking forward to working with you on reaching your goals through achieving self-efficacy.

“A smooth sea never made a skilled Sailor.” English Proverb

Go Navy!!!

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Lindsay Sobolewski, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for working with children, adolescents, and families. I have 10 years of experience working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, low self-esteem, trauma, self-harm, family conflict and interpersonal struggles. 

I strive to help all my clients and their families attain a sense of safety, and I recognize that progress looks different for everyone. I use a strengths based, non-judgmental approach, listen with empathy and respect, and recognize that it takes courage and effort to work through issues.

I utilize several techniques including solution-focused therapy, DBT and CBT. I also use a family systems approach, and believe healthy communication and validation of self and others is key. I look forward to meeting you and providing you with a positive therapeutic experience! 

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Raquel Liller, LPC

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience. I believe the relationship between counselor and client is key! Walking through your life stories is difficult. You deserve understanding, confidentiality, warmth, and appreciation. I earned my master's from the University of Colorado. During my time there, I was a part of an outpatient facility that opened its doors to military personnel needing intensive trauma-focused therapy after returning home from the Iraq war. I moved to Virginia in 2013 and have worked for National Counseling Group, one of Envision Counseling's sister companies. Currently, I specialize in counseling youths ages 6-12. 

Kristi Rakes, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist


Life is hard and everyone deserves to have an outlet to talk about their feelings. I approach my practice with compassion, empathy, and nonjudgmental understanding. With my holistic mindset, I seek to help people navigate stress, mental health issues and "life" in general. 
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the field of mental health for 15 years. I have extensive training in mental health diagnosis, end of life care, and women's issues. I am also certified in Trauma Focused CBT. I value anyone who is brave enough to seek help, and I attempt to help people identify their strengths in times of vulnerability and pain. I utilize strength-based practice modalities, CBT, TFCBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques, mindfulness and self-esteem building to help people achieve their goals for wellness. 
My hope for all encounters, either personal or professional, is to bring something positive to the lives of people I meet. I want to help you heal, help you see your worth, and help you find a better future in your strengths and abilities.

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Tanisha Baker, LPC

I graduated from Marymount University with a Masters in School Counseling and am a Licensed Counselor working with children and families, along with adolescents, at-risk populations, teens, and young adults. I provide a welcoming environment with an empathic approach to meeting clients where they are. I believe in the therapeutic relationship and create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can learn, grow, and achieve goals through the approaches of play therapy, reality therapy, solution-focused, CBT, positive psychology, family therapy, behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.
I also have an interest in intellectual disabilities, depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, child-parent relationship, anger, conduct disorders, gender identity, relationship concerns, and grief.

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Elizabeth Spresser, MS, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years experience working alongside individuals, couples, and families. My therapeutic style consists of a non-judgment, validation, and supportive confrontation to promote change and growth. It is my goal to provide safe, compassionate, collaborative space to best meet the unique needs of each client. My experience inludes working with individuals dealing with anxiety, trauma/PTSD, depression, stress management, mood disorders, self-esteem, grief and loss, adjustment, women’s issues, relationship and co-dependency issues, as well as children of parents or partners with borderline or narcissistic personality disorder.

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Erin Hallahan, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with adolescents, families, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, self harm, and ADHD. I utilize a strengths-based approach and incorporate CBT, DBT, and mindfulness techniques into my practice. It is important to me that you feel safe and secure in therapy, and you will find I listen with empathy, warmth, and use a non-judgemental approach. It takes bravery and effort to come to therapy, and I look forward to meeting you and joining you on this journey.