Cheryl Simms is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in VirginiaShe has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in addiction, child and adolescent therapy, couple counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder and within the military community. In her practice, Cheryl’s philosophy of care is to providexcellent services that maintain the standards of professionalism, advocacy, moral, empowerment, empathy, honesty and diversity. 

Cheryl’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her love for helping others. She is always willing to advocate for others and is a great listener. She believes everyone has the power within themselves to do and be better. 

Cheryl enjoys anything outdoors, as well as crafting and designing home decor. 

“To thine own self be true.” 

Lance Crawford is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adolescents and adults in Virginia. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in addiction, relationship issues, substance abuse, peer relationships and depression.  In his practice, his philosophy is rooted in attachment theory, which he believes is powerful in building secure connections and bonds with others and in gaining a deeper understanding of self and internal security. 

Lance’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare began when he became aware of his own personal mental health struggles and recognized how it was affecting his relationships in his adult life. His goal is to help people who are struggling with mental health issues become more aware of their life purpose and help them live more meaningful lives. 

Lance enjoys watching history documentaries, swimming and his favorite travel experience, thus far, was traveling to Tokyo during New Years. 

“Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you because you’re empty. It is about what you can give others because you’re already full.” – Yasmin Mogahed 

Carol Fletcher is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Virginia and Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in trauma, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and family therapy.  In her practice, her philosophy of care is person-centered; she believes that her clients hold a history that is essential to treatment. 

Carol’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare was established in elementary school and later became her focus in high school She sees mental and behavioral healthcare as a wide field that incorporates education and medicine which are two areas she is passionate about. 

When Carol was 10 years old, visiting the Buckingham Palace, she made one of the Queen’s Guards, who are not allowed to laugh or smile, gently laugh. Carol acquired the nickname “pioneer woman” while spending five years running a hay farm and raising dogs in upstate Pennsylvania. She also grew up on Broadway plays. 

“You are the master of your unspoken words, but a slave to the words you have spoken.” -Sir Winston Churchill 

Andrea Davis is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, parenting, marriage and relationship counseling, anxiety disorders and family therapy.  In her practice, Andrea’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that we are all in it together. She believes that we all have our struggles and sometimes it takes someone outside of the situation to help with gaining non-judgmental perspectives. Andrea sees her role as a mental health professional, as being like a chameleon of sorts where her approach changes to blend and partner with those she’s working with in order for successful outcomes. Together, her and her patients learn through trial and error until they resolve all issues. 

Andrea’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare began when she interviewed her school counselor for career day in 7th grade. As she developed as a professionalshe realized that she was a stable presence for those in crisis and those dealing with more complex problems like chronic mental illness and severe mood and anxiety disorders. Through working with youth and families, she grew a passion for taking problems that seem complicated and breaking down solutions with manageable, bite sized steps toward healthy living. 

Andrea enjoys animals and learning facts about animals with her kids; they visit zoos and animal exhibits oftenWhen Andrea feels overwhelmed, she enjoys organizing and cleaning. A goal of hers is to visit all US territories and states, so far, she’s been to all states between Texas and Maine and several islands in the Caribbean. 

The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It’s the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid—all in the same moment. It’s showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind.” – Brené Brown 

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana 

Carlita Coley is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adults in Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in cognitive behavior therapy, stress management, women’s issues and health, LGBT issues and life coaching. In her practice, Carlita strongly believes in empowering clients to connect with and articulate their own truth. 

Carlita’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally at a young age.  As a middle child, she was the “peacemaker” and always sought to try to understand and articulate everyone’s perspectives in order to obtain or maintain peace. career in mental health was not something she believes she chose; it was more of calling. 

Carlita had three children in four-and-a-half-year spanShe has a puppy named Maverick, who is part Chihuahua and part German Shepard, and the beach is her therapy. 

“My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”  – Maya Angelou