Envision Counseling Team Members
Stephanie Barbour, LPC, CSAC, ASAM Certified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field, working with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings. My areas of specialty include substance abuse, depression, stress, work/life balance, anxiety, relationships, and self-esteem. I am licensed in Virginia and D.C., so I can see clients from both areas.
I incorporate some form of physical exercise to promote mental well-being into clients' treatment goals. Each client is the guide of their own individual therapeutic journey, and through collaboration and connection, we can work together to achieve their therapeutic mental health and wellness goals and improve their overall quality of life.
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.
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.
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!
Kristi Rakes, LCSW
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Mishik, LPC, MA
I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years experience helping adolescents, young adults, and their families achieve their mental health goals. I have enjoyed working with my clients to navigate their depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences which have impacted their lives. I practice using a person-centered approach and integrate CBT/DBT techniques to change maladaptive thoughts and behaviors.
I hope to create an environment where you feel comfortable, listened to, and able to be your most authentic self. I aim to highlight your strengths and create strategies that work for you to help reach your goals. I am excited to meet and join you in your journey.
Mavis Mintaah, LCSW
I am a License Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master’s in Social Work. I have been working with children and adolescents over the past 10 years in various settings to include school, home, community crisis intervention, and outpatient. My training and clinical practice is grounded in attachment and trauma-informed care. I approach my clinical practice with warmth, compassion, respect, and aim to create a safe therapeutic space to foster growth, healing, and transformation. I am passionate about helping parents connect with their children and youth, especially during this time of mental health crisis. My areas of specialty include trauma work, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional regulation, stress management, grief, relationship, and attachment problems. I utilize expressive activities, CBT, mindfulness, solution-focus, problem solving, and other evidenced-based interventions. I look forward to meeting you and joining you in this journey.
Shabrial Henderson, LCSW
Shabrial Henderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and a Certified School Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s and Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Shabrial recognizes how vulnerable this process can be and enjoys creating spaces where women and men can prioritize address their mental health and wellness.
Shabrial specializes in serving individuals who have difficulty managing depression, anxiety, and women’s issues. In addition to those specialty areas, Shabrial works with women and men who express frustration with life transitions/adjustment, relationship issues, and work-life stress.
During treatment, Shabrial’s approach is specific to your individual needs, as she believes that therapy is collaborative. Therapy is relational, it is important to be matched with a therapist that understands you. Some approaches that she uses include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and other conventional, evidence-based therapeutic approaches. Shabrial also incorporates self-care approaches in therapy as she believes that it is equally important to provide whole-person care.
Ezra Randle, LPC
Ezra is a Marine veteran that has been called to assist families, couples, and individuals as they navigate through difficult times in their life. His journey in the counseling field began more than 30 years ago, and his work transcends beyond his education as he also has real world experiences assisting individuals with mental health concerns. He has raised children with autism, bipolar, and schizo-affective disorders.
He started working with couples as a Certified Coach. He has also provided services for individuals dealing with anger and teens struggling with difficulties in their home. In the therapeutic setting, he has provided services as a community based counselor, TDT worker, substance abuse counselor, and other outpatient services. He completed his Bachelor’s at Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management and went on to earn a graduate degree in Human Services from Liberty University. He returned to Liberty to complete his Master’s in Professional Counseling.
Ezra has worked with juveniles battling addiction through the court systems, as well as adults that are laboring with various difficulties including: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, and patients with history of sexual abuse, trauma, and other mental health conditions. Ezra utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques and understands that each client deserves the person-centered approach to receive a holistic healing. He will walk alongside the individual and provide a caring and non-judgmental atmosphere throughout the healing process.
Cassaundra Arseneault, LPC
I am a licensed professional counselor with 8 years experience in the mental health field. I understand and believe that it is the human experience to sometimes feel “stuck” in our anxieties, negative thoughts, and behaviors that we wish we could change but need someone to talk to and support us through in a non-judgmental space for us to heal and reach our goals.
I have experience working with women and men with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, family and relationship issues, and grief through the approaches of CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-based, narrative, and solution-focused approaches. I believe in meeting the client where they are and provide a welcoming, safe, and warm environment for you to share your story. I look forward to walking alongside you to make your next chapter the best yet.
Reba James, LCSW
Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Reba was born in Grenada, West Indies and migrated to New York City with her family. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rochester with a major in Political Science. Reba went on to earn her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by her LCSW.
Reba has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as group homes, residential treatment facilities, crisis centers, detention centers, a juvenile drug court, and outpatient practice. Her clinical experiences include working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of ethnic, racial, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation exceptionalities, religious, geographical areas, and academic/professional background. Reba has worked with an array of mental illnesses, but she acknowledges that she has a passion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
She creates an open and safe environment where true thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Reba considers herself to be a serious-minded person who believes in strong work-ethics and is detailed-oriented. She also considers herself to be a social, fun, and open-minded person. One of her favorite quotes is, “The only
way to do great work is to love what you do.” (Steve Jobs)
Theresa Shuart, LMFT
Theresa Shuart is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists with more than 35 years’ experience working with patients in the mental health field, helping people of all ages (age 4 and above), and she specializes in marriage and family therapy. Her clientele is diverse; she works with individuals, couples, and families. Typical treatment issues include anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, blended families, marriage issues, and military family issues.
Theresa has several treatment approaches in order to offer the best treatment for each problem. Therese treatments include different types of systemic therapies (great for family work), brief therapy for goal planning (to ensure the client is included in the goal development), cognitive behavioral therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of therapeutic hypnosis that has been shown to work quickly and effectively, especially with phobias. (Note: This is only done with client permission and after an explanation of the process.)
Theresa did her undergraduate training in Psychology at James Madison University, and earned her graduate degree in Counseling at the University of Virginia. She further studied with experts in the field for more years to specialize and become licensed in marriage and family therapy (LMFT).
For fun, Theresa likes sewing crafts and birding from her back porch.
Paige Reitz, LCSW
Hi! I’m a nonbinary AuDHD licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with about a decade of experience in the mental health field, working with children through adults in community and outpatient settings. My experience
includes operating an evidence-based program, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), in Northern Virginia. I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at Longwood University and University of Houston respectively.
My areas of interest and specialty are in neurodiverse clients, particularly Autistic and ADHD, as well as supporting clients in grief work. I primarily work with adolescents and adults at present, and I do both individual and family work. I am LGBTQ+-affirming and come with an antiracist and neurodiversity-affirming lens. I have a systemic worldview and believe we do not exist in vacuums, thus I challenge the various -isms as they come up in my life and am always working to better myself and both recognize and reduce my personal biases.
I see myself as a guide on your journey, and I am here to facilitate that journey, not to direct it. I operate from a strengths-based perspective, and I use a wide variety of therapeutic modalities dependent on what works best for you. I am a giant nerd and sometimes bring my fandom self into the therapy space if it is helpful. I am an avid reader and incorporate a lot of Dr. Brene Brown’s and Dr. Kristin Neff’s work into my therapeutic space.