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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Victoria received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. She has been providing counseling services since 1990. Prior to working in the mental health field she was an elementary school teacher. She especially enjoys working with children and their families and she specializes in play therapy, trauma issues, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and abuse. She, along with her husband, Bill, opened A.C.T. in 1998.

 Victoria Walters works in our Virginia Beach office. 
  
  
Client's ages:
   children 3-10,  adolescents 11-17,  adults 18+ 

    Type of therapy provided:
    Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy, Play therapy
                                 
     Specialties: 
    Play therapy, E.M.D.R.,Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Child/Adult ADHD, 
    Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Relationship/Family Issues, and
    Hypnotherapy
    
    Other types of issues she deals with:
    Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Behavior Problems,  
    Marriage/Couples Counseling, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Grief,
    Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse  
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-esteem, Separation/Divorce, Stress 
   



Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 

Bill received his Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Western Michigan University. He also received a Masters of Divinity Degree from St. John's Seminary in Michigan. He has been working in the mental health field since 1965 and has extensive experience in trauma issues, depression, anxiety, marriage & family issues, abuse issues. He, along with his wife, Victoria, opened A.C.T. in 1998.

Bill Walters works in our Virginia Beach office.   

   Client's ages:
   adolescents 11-17,  adults 18+

    Type of therapy provided:
    Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy      

    Specialties: 
    E.M.D.R.,Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,Depression, Anxiety,  
    Marriage/Couples Counseling, Adolescent/Adult ADD, Hypnotherapy,
    Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Relationship/family Difficulties, 
    Separation/Divorce, Sex Offender Treatment, Men's Issues, Women's
    Issues

    Other types of issues he deals with:
    Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Behavior Problems, Critical 
    Incident Stress Debriefings, Eating Disorders, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Grief, 
    Domestic Violence, Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Self-esteem, 
    Stress, Substance Abuse, Vocational/Occupational issues



Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lance received his Masters in Social Work from Norfolk State University. He has worked in the mental health field since 1993. Lance was instrumental in helping A.C.T. start it's practice in 1998 and he took over ownership on January 1, 2017. In addition to providing counseling services, Lance owns Wright Choices, Inc., a supported employment agency that assists mentally/physically disabled people find and train for jobs and provides supportive services throughout their employment.  

Lance Wright works in our Hampton office.
   
   Clients ages:
  
   adolescents 15-17,  adults 18+

    Type of therapy provided:
    Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy

    Specialties: 
    Career Counseling, Work Stress/Conflict, Marriage/Couples Counseling, 
    Relationship/family Difficulties, Separation/Divorce

    Other types of issues he deals with:
    Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Adolescent/Adult ADD, 
    Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Grief, Mental Illness, 
    Personality Disorders, Relationship/family Difficulties, Self-esteem, Stress, 
    Substance Abuse Evaluation/treatment



Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kim received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. She has been providing counseling services since 1995. She especially enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families, and she has experience helping clients with substance abuse issues, anger management, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, trauma, oppositional and defiant behaviors, and conduct issues.

Kim Foreman works in our Hampton & Virginia Beach office.   
 
    Client's ages:
 
    children/adolescents 11-17, adults 18+
 
     Type of therapy provided:
    Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy
                                 
     Specialties: 
    Depression, Anxiety, Adolescent Issues, Women's Issues,
    Relationship/Family Difficulties, Oppositional Defiant Disorder,
    Self-esteem, Stress, Anger Management, Adjustment Disorders

    Other types of issues she deals with:
    Eating Disorders, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, 
    Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Trauma,
    ADD/ADHD, Vocational/Occupational Issues, Domestic Violence,
    Separation/Divorce, Grief                                                                   
    

  


Licensed Professional Counselor

Joe received his Masters Degree in Education specializing in Community Counseling from The College of William & Mary. He also has a Bachelors Degree in Business from Virginia Tech and prior to working in the mental health field he was President of New-Bell Storage. He has been providing counseling services since 1997. He also served the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services for 6 years helping disabled adults return to the workforce. Joe especially enjoys working with adult individuals and couples, and he has experience helping clients with substance abuse issues, anger management, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjustment issues.

Joe New  works in our Hampton & Virginia Beach office.
   
    Client's ages:
 
    adolescents 17, adults 18+
 
     Type of therapy provided:
    Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy
                                 
     Specialties: 
    Depression, Anxiety, Relationship/Family Difficulties, Grief,  
    Self-esteem, Stress, Anger Management, Adjustment Disorders

    Other types of issues he deals with:
    Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Mental Illness,
    Personality Disorders, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Trauma, Substance Abuse,
    Vocational/Occupational Issues, Domestic Violence, Healing after Infidelity,
    Separation/Divorce                      



Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University.  She has been providing mental health services over 16 years, to include crisis intervention, individual, family and group therapy; not limited to psychotherapy and psycho-education groups to adults and adolescents with co-occurring disorders.   Nicole’s primary experience is working with the veteran population in outpatient, substance use disorders, and couples counseling. Nicole enjoys working with individuals and families with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, anger management, couples therapy and trauma.

Nicole Ellis works in our Hampton & Virginia Beach office.

Client's ages:
adolescents 11-17, adults 18+

Type of therapy provided:
Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy

Specialties:
Mindfulness, Depression, Anxiety, Anger management, Marriage/Couples Counseling, Substance Abuse and Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Other types of issues she deals with:
Adolescent Issues, Women's Issues, Relationship/Family Difficulties, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Self-esteem, Adjustment Disorders, Eating Disorders, Behavioral problems, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Mental Illness, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Grief, Stress, ADD/ADHD, Vocational/Occupational Issues, Domestic Violence, Separation/Divorce, Men's Issues, Mood disorders, Crisis Management, Psychosis, Sexual Issues 



Licensed Professional Counselor

Bryana received her master’s degree in Art Therapy with a specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University. Bryana uses the creative process of Art Therapy to help people resolve issues, as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve self-esteem and awareness. Bryana works with children, adolescent and adult populations, utilizing both talk therapy and art therapy interventions. She has been providing therapy services since 2010. She has experience with various mental health diagnoses,  substance abuse, domestic/sexual violence, human trafficking, and other traumas.

Bryana Dennis works in our Hampton & Virginia Beach office.

Client's ages
children 5-10, adolescents 11-17, adults 18+ 

Type of therapy provided:
Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy, Play Therapy, Art therapy 

Specialties:
Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief, Marriage/Couples Counseling, Stress, Relationship/Family Difficulties, Substance Abuse, Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-esteem, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Mental Illness

Other types of issues she deals with:
Adolescent Issues, Adoption Counseling, Anger management, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Dissociative Disorder (Multiple Personality), Women's Issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Eating Disorders, Behavioral problems, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Gender Identity Issues, ADD/ADHD, Vocational/Occupational Issues, Separation/Divorce, Men's Issues, Mindfulness, Mood disorders, Crisis Management, Psychosis, Sexual Issues



Licensed Professional Counselor

Merideth received her Masters Degree in Counseling from the College of William and Mary. She has been providing counseling services to adolescents and adults since 2011. Merideth utilizes a person centered approach to work together with her clients to help them identify their needs and use their strengths to resolve current issues and increase overall mental health and well being. Merideth has experience with a variety of mental health issues, substance abuse, and traumas.

Merideth Henderson works in our Virginia Beach office.

Client's ages
adolescents 11-17, adults 18+ 

Type of therapy provided:
Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy, E.M.D.R.

Specialties:
Adolescent Issues, Anger management, Depression, Relationship/Family Difficulties, Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Mental Illness

Other types of issues she deals with:
Adoption Counseling, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Women's Issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Eating Disorders, Behavioral problems, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Gender Identity Issues, ADD/ADHD, Domestic Violence, Vocational/Occupational Issues, Separation/Divorce, Men's Issues, Mindfulness, Mood disorders, Crisis Management, Psychosis, Sexual Issues, Grief, Marriage/Couples Counseling,  Self-esteem, Stress, Substance Abuse



Practice Manager

Christianne has worked for A.C.T. since it opened in 1998. She has an Associates of Science Degree.

Christianne's knowledge and experience of office management provides the reassurance for the staff and clients that their needs will be handled professionally and efficiently.



Receptionist

Tiffany is the welcoming voice of helpfulness. She is the first point of contact when calling our office.  She schedules all initial appointments and explains insurance benefits.



Receptionist

Tayesha is our part time receptionist who helps with answering phones and insurance benefits.

 
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