KELLEY M. CAHOON, M.Ed., LPC | has worked in a variety of clinical mental health settings since 1997. She has worked in private practice, residential treatment, and home-based counseling. Kelley received her license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2002. Kelley has worked with children, adolescents, and adults but specializes in working with at-risk youth and their families as well as with sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors. Kelley works with a variety of mental health diagnosis including anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Adjustment Disorders. Kelley expresses empathy and unconditional positive regard with clients but will appropriately challenge them to work through their identified issues. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, expressive therapy, and therapeutic play.
Kelley also has experience as a Clinical Supervisor and has supervised counselors in training to assist them in obtaining their licenses as Licensed Professional Counselors.
If you would like additional information or to set up a telephone screening with Kelley, please contact her at (703) 591-2551 x24.
CHRISTINE S. CONWAY | is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults for over thirty years in a variety of educational and clinical settings.
Dr. Conway earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Boston College, and a master’s degree and PhD in counseling from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
After beginning her career as a teacher and school counselor, Dr. Conway began working as a clinical counselor at the Minirth-Meier & Byrd Clinic in 1991. Two years later, she co-founded Cornerstone Family Counseling in Fairfax, VA, where she worked for 18 years with child, adolescent and adult clients, as well as with couples and families. She is currently an independent practitioner located at Cornerstone Professional Center, LLC in Fairfax and Sterling, VA.
Dr. Conway works with clients experiencing depression and other mood disorders, as well as anxiety-based problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and separation anxiety. Some of her clients need help with difficult relationships, while others are navigating significant life transitions like relocation, job change or loss, or separation and divorce.
Many younger clients face school-related challenges, including learning problems, ADHD, lack of motivation, and school avoidance or school phobia. When Dr. Conway works with children and adolescents, she also works collaboratively with parents, doctors and school personnel to understand and address the concerns of her client. Parents and teachers often play a vital role in helping children to develop and practice the skills they learn through the counseling process.
Whether she is working with an individual client, a couple or a family group, Dr. Conway employs a mix of therapeutic strategies, especially cognitive-behavioral techniques. In the context of a compassionate relationship, clients are encouraged and assisted to come to a better understanding of their past and present life experiences, and to develop skills that enable them to handle the challenges they face.
Dr. Conway is available as a speaker to local community and church groups. She also conducts workshops on topics related to mental health, personal and spiritual growth, and family issues.
ANGELA GILMOUR, LCSW | is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. She earned a Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelors of Social Work from Indiana University. Angela has also completed course work in Biblical Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Angela began her practice in 1997 and has a broad clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families. She has practiced in inpatient, day program, and outpatient settings. In these settings, she has treated a variety of individuals, from those with serious mental illnesses & substance dependence to individuals dealing with difficult life transitions. Presently, Angela’s works with clients facing the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger, perfectionism, poor self-image, social anxiety/shyness, marital stress, communication/conflict resolution, grief/loss, life transitions, being single, "mommy guilt," and parenting stresses.
Angela utilizes clinically proven therapy techniques, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Her goal is to use her training, knowledge and skills to walk along side each person, in order to help them make and meet their goals. For those wanting faith-based therapy, she seeks to help clients work through their issues using proven therapeutic methods that are consistent with a Christian worldview and the teachings of the Bible. Angela is married with two boys. If you are interested in speaking with Angela to see if she is a good fit for you, please contact her at 703.591.2551 Ext. 26. Or visit her website: www.gilmourcounseling.com.
CARLA MESSENGER, Ph.D. | is a licensed clinical psychologist in both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. She received her doctoral degree from The George Washington University, with a special emphasis in child clinical and pediatric psychology. However, she has training and experience with all age groups and many diverse clinical populations. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, NC and a post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in the Child Development Program. Following completion of her fellowship, she began working at Cornerstone Family Counseling PC. Areas of concentration include the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders; mood disorders and ADHD in children, adolescents and adults. She has also worked in medical hospitals treating patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. She has conducted research on coping with chronic illness and the impact of psychological stress on the treatment outcome for chronic illnesses.
Dr. Messenger also conducts psychological evaluations to determine ADHD in children and adults; to assess the presence of learning disabilities; to assess psychological and personality factors that can affect functioning and cause problems in school, in relationships, at work and in the family environment. She has extensive experience in psychological and educational testing using widely used, standardized measures. She frequently consults with schools, preschools, college counseling centers and disability support services on behalf of her clients.
Another area that Dr. Messenger hopes to expand is conducting social skills and life skills groups for children, adolescents and adults. These groups teach coping strategies and relational skills that can improve relationships and build self-confidence. Individuals who may benefit from these groups include persons struggling with social anxiety disorder; persons diagnosed with Autistic Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder and individuals with a history of interpersonal conflict.
Dr. Messenger enjoys using a variety of treatment approaches with her clients, depending on the individual’s or family’s specific issues. She prefers using problem-solving, goal oriented strategies that have been shown to be helpful and effective through research studies. However, with her younger clients, she also enjoys using play therapy, parent-child interactive therapy and other expressive therapies to address emotional and behavioral problems. When appropriate, she encourages clients to discuss spiritual and faith-related issues that have an impact on their functioning.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Messenger has served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at The George Washington University and Argosy University. She is involved in the clinical supervision of both graduate students and mental health professionals preparing for licensure.
BETH C. MICH | is a licensed professional counselor who earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois and a B.A. in Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia. She enjoys working with individuals and couples. She also administers premarital counseling and marital satisfaction inventories. She resides in Herndon, Virginia with her family.
TADEUSZ MICH, Ph.D. | has been working with children and adults for over thirty years in a variety of educational and cross cultural settings. He earned a master’s degree in theology in Europe and a PhD in cultural anthropology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His graduate formation included courses in psychology, anthropological psychology, applied anthropology, and pastoral counseling. Dr. Mich is an author of two books and several articles.
Dr. Mich works as a church and intercultural relations director for a Christian organization. He designs, developes and facilitates workshops on cultural sensitivity and cross cultural communication. Working cross-denominationally, he is connecting churches not only with communities around the world, but also with one another. As churches join forces to help poor communities, new bonds of Christian unity are emerging at home as well as abroad.
Dr. Mich has provided consultation and direction for individuals, couples, and families with emotional, interpersonal, communication, and spiritual difficulties that arise due to cross – cultural adjustment and intercultural conflicts. Dr. Mich has worked with culturally diverse clients whose difficulties may include one or more of the following:
Cross cultural relationship issues
Marital consultation for ethnic and intercultural couples
Cross cultural communication
Personal and family difficulties related to adjusting to American culture
Spiritual direction and cross cultural transitions
Culture, culture shock, and re-entry shock
Theological and ethical issues
Challenges with ethnic and spiritual identity
Cultural and spiritual transitions – change of religion, denomination, church
If you would like additional information or wish to set up an appointment with Dr. Mich, please contact him at (703) 591-2551 x25.
MARCEE ROLLANDINI | is a CCE Board Certified Coach and Certified Life Coach. She received her ICF-accredited coach training from The Institute for Life Coach Training. Marcee adheres to the guidelines and core competencies of the ICF ensuring you the utmost in professionalism and ethical standards. She holds BS and MA degrees in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.
For more than a decade Marcee has been working with individuals, couples and business professionals toward realizing their personal and professional goals. She brings her knowledge of proven leadership principles and years of practical experience into her coaching, enhancing personal development and organizational effectiveness.
Marcee specializes in Life Coaching, Executive/Leadership Coaching and Relationship Coaching. She incorporates a variety of assessments, concepts and principles from multiple disciplines to help clients gain clarity and develop strategies to engage in effective forward action. Her areas of focus include: Self Discovery, Personal/Leadership Development, Transitions – Major Life Changes, Career, Relationships, Parenting, Women’s Issues, Life/Work Balance.
Marcee has a deep commitment to creating new awareness, redefining value and potential, and bringing out the best in people. Marcee's mission is to encourage and equip individuals to live purpose-filled lives with authenticity and passion. Her calm, respectful demeanor and unique coaching style has a way of making clients feel secure and confident.
Marcee is a champion of marriage education and has helped hundreds of couples improve their relational skills and learn how to have more fulfilling relationships. She offers Premarital Counseling/Marriage Enrichment using the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventory Assessment for premarital and/or married couples.
Marcee was a military spouse for 23 years and understands the challenges and stresses involving military life. Prior to professional coaching, she spent 10 years in the defense contracting industry and participated in strategic planning and business development initiatives to improve organizational effectiveness.
Contact Marcee at (703) 591-2551 x 28 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. You may visit her website at Monarch Life Design.
THERESA M. SHALTANIS | is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist who earned an M.A. in clinical psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois and a B.A. from Concordia University Wisconsin. She has been providing mental health care since 1991 in a wide variety of settings: private practice, public mental health emergency services, child & adolescent hospital, and a seminary counseling office. She has worked at Cornerstone since 2005 and has enjoyed developing a treatment plan that is customized to the specific needs of each client. Her respectful style allows her to meet clients where they are and to walk along side them to a place of greater health and freedom. Some areas of key interest are marriage relationships, eating and body image issues, depression, anxiety, and life transition issues--just to name a few. Theresa has had ongoing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a very effective style of therapy that pays attention to our attachment needs and experiences. She enjoys working with individuals (upper elementary school age through adults), couples, and families. She is married with two adolescent children. If you are interested in speaking with Theresa to see if she would be a good fit for you, please contact her at (703) 591-2551 ext. 29.
BEVERLY HUBBLE TAUKE, LCSW | is a licensed clinical social worker whose clinical focus revolves around adults, couples and families confronting emotional and relationship distress or seeking strategies to achieve more stability in such areas. A writer and speaker, she has held church-based workshops throughout the Washington, D.C. area and elsewhere integrating biblical concepts with research documenting effective strategies for enhanced competence in personal, professional and relationship spheres. Her generational focus is based on research showing that clarification and resolution of early family issues tends to accelerate emotional and relationship restoration. Beverly Tauke’s graduate degrees include a Masters of Social Work from The Catholic University of America and an M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College, Illinois. She is author of Healing Your Family Tree (SaltRiver/ Tyndale House), of sections of Tending the Soul and Daily Seeds (Moody Press), of various magazine and newspaper articles, and has been a guest on radio and television programs focused on personal and family well-being. Married and the mother of two grown children, Beverly Tauke prior to clinical work held communications posts in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, taught journalism and communications at a Christian college in Africa, and published work in magazines and newspapers in the U. S. and Africa. Beverly Tauke's blog on family and relationship issues, Counselor's Corner, is featured at ChosenFamilies.org.