Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker, LPC, Certified TF-CBT     *Wait list for new patients

 VA, FL & CO Licensed

 Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She believes change can be exciting...and scary but finding the right person to assist you through the change is important. She can help you deal with issues of anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, relationship conflicts, or marital issues.  She can guide you to a more peaceful and self-fulfilled place in your life. She has worked with adults, couples, and families for 22 years. It's an adventure for her to watch a person grow and reach their full potential.



Megan Fenton, LPC  *Coming Soon*

Megan's desire is to create a safe environment where clients can discuss their faith, purpose, and identity to discover their strengths and become the best version of themselves. She operates under the belief that people and their stories matter, considering it an honor to be invited into the life narratives of others. In her practice, Megan applies cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and other empirically validated methods. She has worked alongside clients of all ages but has become especially passionate about helping students navigate the stressors of college and transitioning into adulthood. She also enjoys supporting clients as they are facing anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship stressors, and grief. 


Tamika Daniel, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work  *Wait list for new patients  

*This provider allows online booking, please use the link under her bio*

(Virtual Only) 

Tamika holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Southern California.  She is furthering her education and is currently in the process of obtaining her PhD in Social Work with a concentration in Family Studies & Intervention. She has over ten years of mental health experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

She prefers to take a client-focused approach, which allows her to keep the client’s needs at the forefront of her mind. She also utilizes a psychosocial approach that assesses psychological factors & social environment and how they impact a client’s ability to perform.

She enjoys meeting new people and she is excited to assist First Colonial Psychotherapy Services in providing quality mental health services. She believes that taking care of our mental health is just as important as caring for our physical health. Personally, her faith is what helps her get through her toughest days, as well as deep breathing techniques and journaling. She is also a firm believer of “letting it out” (in a healthy and respectful manner), getting out whatever feelings or emotions that you may be experiencing, as it can be toxic to hold things in. Outside of her career and when she is not busy with her current studies, Tamika enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.



Karen Schanck, LCSW (*Only children in foster care 6-12 years old*) 

Karen is a psychotherapist with many years of experience in private practice and several years as a certified EMDR trauma therapist. She has an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Psychology from University of Virginia. She currently specializes in seeing children who are in foster care in the 6-12 year old age range. Karen’s professional background includes being a Clinical Administrator for a therapeutic foster care program in Maryland, as well as starting and coordinating the therapeutic foster care program at United Methodist Family Services in the Hampton Roads area. Additionally, Karen has worked with children in a behavior modification treatment program, in a residential treatment facility, in a foster care program for Vietnamese refugees, and with children in orphanages and group homes in Nicaragua. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children. Karen is energized by returning to her first love of working with children in foster care. She provides trauma-informed therapy and utilizes self-regulation psychoeducation and experiential practice, play therapy, CBT, and EMDR to address issues associated with trauma, grief, stress, emotional dysregulation, anger management, anxiety, attachment, and depression. Karen cultivates a safe place in her office for children in foster care to explore, express, and process their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors with an emphasis on calming the nervous system.


Paula Crooks, LCSW - Currently not taking new patients 

 VA & NC Licensed

Paula is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. She predominantly works from a foundation in psychodynamic therapy but is also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and as a Clinical Trauma Specialist. She has worked in the fields of foster care, medical social work, interpersonal violence intervention, parenting training, supportive housing, and inpatient psychiatric care. She provides psychotherapy to teenage and adult individuals, as well as couples/families experiencing interpersonal conflict, grief, substance abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, hoarding, and personality disorders. Ms. Crooks serves on the Board of the Virginia Society for Clinical Social work.


Soheila Alizadeh- Resident in Counseling     *Wait list for new patients      

*This provider allows online booking, please use the link under her bio*

Soheila is a graduate of the Mental Health Counseling program at Old Dominion University. She is originally from Iran and speaks Farsi fluently. Soheila has experience working with refugees, children, adolescents, and adults. Her approach is to meet individuals where they are and provide a safe space for clients to express their concerns and feelings while navigating through challenges. She incorporates evidence-based principles such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Soheila works with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, marital conflict, women's issues, and eating disorders.


Robert Nixon

Robert "Bob" Nixon, LPC-S, CSAC *Not Accepting Clients* 

 Bob is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. He has over 40 years of personal experience in 12-step recovery and working professionally in the field of addiction and substance abuse. He believes much of what ails us these days is based on a lack of connection and a sense of belonging. His style is based on building a connection and trust with his clients. He believes a close, personal, honest relationship is what makes therapy work. Bob enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples. 

Sarah Sarah Wampler, LPC -Currently not taking new patients 

 VA & FL Licensed

Sarah Wampler is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, working with individuals, couples, and families. She earned a BA in Conflict and Mediation studies and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She 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 conflict.

Rebecca Provost

Rebecca Provost, LPC   *Wait list for new patients

Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced in individual therapy helping clients ages 18 and up effectively manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, and loss.  She also works with clients who are experiencing family/relationship problems.  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. 

Thomas Baker

Thomas "Tom" Baker - M.DIV., LCSW *Not accepting new clients*  

Tom's therapy is based on his conviction that the keys to mental health and wholeness are already within the individual. Basic to his approach is the belief that the human person is grounded in a spiritual reality, which is expressed in physical, psychological, and social forms. He treats depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and communication difficulties, and life changes. His interventions include EMDR for trauma, Hypnosis, the Enneagram (fear type recognition), and Gestalt techniques. 

He works with both individuals and couples ages 18 and up. He also offers services for spiritual direction. His spiritual direction is based on his twenty-three years as a spiritual director, his lifelong study of the work of Edgar Cayce, ten years as a Catholic priest, and being a long time student and facilitator of A Course In Miracles. Spiritual direction is entirely different and separate from the work he does as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  The goal of spiritual direction is the deeper realization of 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. 

nicole Dr. Nicole Wynder, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, MAC, NCC

(Virtual Only) VA, MD & NC Licensed  

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Virginia and North Carolina.  She is an innovative therapist, who can help you work through these tough times. She has several years of experience working with individuals ages 16 and up, couples, and families. Her counseling style displays unconditional positive regard, dignity, and respect. Her therapy approach is diverse which includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), humanistic, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling.  Nicole will tailor a treatment plan to meet the unique and specific needs of the client.


 Jamie Hayes, LPC- Currently not taking new patients 

Jamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor committed to providing outcome-directed support services to individuals for over 15 years. She began her journey at Virginia Wesleyan University obtaining a degree in Health and Human Services. Subsequently, she graduated from Regent University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

She creates a safe, non-judgmental, and nurturing environment that ensures quality therapeutic interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. By using a strengths-based, person-centered approach, she supports the client’s development of goals that empower the individual to gain insight into their thoughts, emotions, and experiences that circumscribe their success and access to the meaningful life they desire.

She uses a variety of interventions such as CBT, SFBT, and trauma-focused interventions including EMDR to address the goals of her clients. Current areas of focus include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, and trauma. Jamie seeks to work alongside clients to develop effective strategies that empower their coping skills and increase self-awareness. 



Dr. Kenyuatia L. Gash, LCSW-S, MAC, BCD, CCTP 

*Supervision Only/Not Accepting Clients* 

Dr. Gash is a doctorate-level trained trauma expert and psychotherapist who has been working in the field of social work and mental health for 19 years. She provides clinical supervision for social work supervisees, and clinicians seeking CSAC certification.

Charles Liggio

Charles Liggio, LCSW- Founder *Not accepting new clients*

Charles is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field for over 30 years. In 2003 he established First Colonial Psychotherapy Services. Over the years he has brought on many talented and empathetic clinicians as well as administrative staff 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.