Our Therapists

Charles Liggio


Mr. Liggio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a clinician over 30 years.  In 2003 he established First Colonial Psychotherapy Services. Over the years he has brought on to his staff many talented and empathetic clinicians and administrative persons who have a genuine interest in helping individuals and families. Although semi-retired he continues to have a genuine interest in the mental health needs of the community. 

Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker, LPC, RPT, Certified TF-CBT

Change can be exciting...and scary. Finding the right person to assist you through the change is important. I can help you deal with issues of anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, relationship conflicts, or marital issues. Using Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, mindfulness, and family systems therapy I can guide you to a more peaceful and self-fulfilled place in your life. I have worked with adults, couples and families for 22 years. It is an adventure to watch a person grow and reach their full potential.

Robert Nixon

Bob Nixon, LPC, CSAC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I have over 40 years' personal experience in 12 Step Recovery and working professionally in the field of addiction and substance abuse. I believe much of what ails us these days is based on a lack of connection and sense of belonging. My style is based on building connection and trust with my clients. I believe a close, personal, honest relationship is what really makes therapy work.

Rebecca Provost

Rebecca Provost, LPC 

Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced in individual therapy helping clients ages 18 and up effectively manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief.  She also works with clients who are experiencing family and relationship issues.  She earned her BA degree in Secondary Education from Clemson University in 1991 and a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Hawaii in 1993.  Being a military spouse, she has practiced in Hawaii, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in various mental health settings, including an in-patient psychiatric hospital, on college campuses, and in private practice.  She has lived in the area over 10 years and now calls Virginia Beach home.

Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker - M.DIV., LCSW

My therapy is based on my conviction that the keys to mental health and wholeness are already within the individual. Basic to my approach is the belief that the human person is grounded in a spiritual reality, which is expressed in physical, psychological, and social forms. I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and communication difficulties, and life changes. My interventions include EMDR for trauma, Hypnosis, the Enneagram (fear type recognition), and Gestalt techniques. I do psychotherapy with both individuals and couples between the ages of 18 and up. I also offer services for spiritual direction. My spiritual direction is based on my twenty-three years as a spiritual director, my life long study of the work of Edgar Cayce, my ten years as a Catholic priest, and my being a long time student and facilitator of A Course In Miracles. Spiritual direction is entirely different and separate from the work I do as a clinical social worker. The goal of spiritual direction is the deeper realization in the direction of his or her spiritual identity and purpose. Spiritual direction is not covered by any insurance plans and is $75.00 an hour. 



Peggy Lidstrom LCSW SAP 

Peggy has over thirty years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She specializes in trauma-informed therapy which customizes interventions in the context of the individual's trauma history, triggers, and specific needs. She had expertise in addictions and co-occurring disorders. She provided trauma-informed therapy for active duty at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, and still sees active duty by referral from Tricare. She is an artist, gardener and is passionate about good self-care.



Dr. Rita Budrionis, PsyD

Dr. Budrionis treats all age groups from mothers having difficulties with their infants and toddlers through the teenage years. In addition, she does marital therapy, family therapy, helping people get back to work. In addition, she worked at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center for 9 years doing disability evaluations and working with Service Members.


Sarah Wampler, LPC

Sarah Wampler is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, working with individuals, couples, and families. Sarah earned a BA in Conflict and Mediation studies and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sarah has a passionate, empathetic heart to help clients heal in the context of their everyday relationships. Through trauma-informed care (EMDR/IFS), narrative therapy techniques, family systems analysis, and skill-building exercises (DBT), Sarah works with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, mood and adjustment disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, dissociative disorders, and relational conflicts.

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