THE MARRIAGE HEALING CENTER COUNSELORS
(Counseling Near Me – Therapist Near Me … Gainesville – Alexandria VA – Washington DC)
Our counseling Team Members are highly qualified specialists in couples counseling therapy, relationship therapy and overall marriage counseling. Our counselors will begin by first focusing on assessing the positives and strengths of your relationship. Then they will help you understand and guide you in how to rebuild that loving relationship.
Beverley Boothe, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW (Telehealth and Gainesville Office)
Dr. Beverley Boothe is the President of Marriage Healing Center LLC. She is a psychotherapist, an Imago Couple’s Therapist, and a Business Coach. Dr. Boothe has a Ph.D. from Regent University in Counseling and Psychological Studies specializing in Marriage and Family Ministry, a Masters’ Degree in Social Work from Howard University, and Bachelors’ degrees in Social Work and Psychology from York University. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. Dr. Boothe established Marriage Healing Center, LLC., in 2018 and Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Inc., in April 2005.
At The Marriage Healing Center, Dr. Boothe provides counseling and specialized programs to help couples work through conflict and heal. Dr. Boothe provides support and guidance to help her clients better connect emotionally, spiritually and physically so that their relationship can thrive. She also provides pre-marital counseling to engaged couples. Dr. Boothe has provided counseling to couples with communication, infidelity, and other issues. She has provided marriage workshops for churches and the community.
Dr. Boothe integrates spiritual principles in her work to help couples connect from a holistic perspective.
Babak Alidoosti is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland (2005) and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech University (2009).
Prior to joining the Marriage Healing Center, Mr. Alidoosti provided clinical services in a range of therapeutic settings, working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families along the way. Mr. Alidoosti has worked with clients on a variety of issues including depression, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, anger management, infidelity, and parent-child conflict. Since being in private practice, Mr. Alidoosti has provided services to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families.
He draws from a blend of therapeutic approaches, including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), The Gottman Method, and Family Systems. Mr. Alidoosti uses a client-centered approach and believes that a good therapeutic relationship and providing non-judgmental support are essential to successful outcomes.
When it comes specifically to couples and marital therapy, Mr. Alidoosti takes a very collaborative approach. He will help each couple identify their unique vision for the relationship, while also uncovering potentially destructive patterns that may be holding the couple back from achieving this vision. Better understanding the couples’ communication habits often becomes a main focus of therapy, as developing healthier communication lays the groundwork for a stronger, more open and meaningful connection.
Shevy Kanaganayagam is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia and Nebraska. She provides therapy to couples at the Marriage Healing Center, LLC.
Ms. Kanaganayagam received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2014. Ms. Kanaganayagam has an undergraduate degree in Theology, majoring in Education, from Singapore Bible College. She also has a diploma in Human Resources Management from London Business School. She has over 10 years of Management experience in Human Resources. Ms. Kanaganayagam has worked in private, non-profit, and church agencies and takes a holistic approach to providing therapy to couples. She utilizes a wide range of researched based tools, often working with relationship approaches, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution focused, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Ms. Kanaganayagam’s areas of experience include working with couples that are in conflict, struggling with communication, infidelity or porn addiction of a spouse. She works with individuals with anxiety, depression, Bipolar, PTSD, stress, sex and love addiction, grief, anger management, life changes, and work and career challenges. Ms. Kanaganayagam offers Christian Counseling with sound, biblically based values if requested.
Sue Piti is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has experience working as a counselor in the schools, as a home based therapist, as a trained court mediator, and has owned her own private counseling practice since 2012.
Though couples counseling is her focus, she also has extensive experience working with individuals, children, adults, and senior populations.
Mrs. Piti received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC in 1992, and her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 1996. Her focus later became running her private practice, after receiving her Licensed Professional Counselor credentials in 2004. Mrs. Piti has worked in the counseling field over 20 years.
Mrs. Piti has also lived locally and overseas, and has a passion for working with couples on relationship issues, parenting skills, expectations, and communication issues. She has worked with military personnel, and expats, and has a strong skill set for dealing with issues related to adjustment, change, and assimilation. She worked as an outpatient therapist locally and abroad since 2012. Mrs. Piti also helped developed a counseling program for schools overseas, and worked with couples from many different cultures in a medical outpatient setting.
Mrs. Piti uses a holistic approach to therapy. She utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems. At Marriage Healing Center, Mrs. Piti therapy to couples having issues with anxiety, depression (various mood disorders), dealing with Bipolar disorder, adjustment/life transition issues, communication problems, LGBTQ concerns, infidelity, family/child conflicts, and defining life expectations and goals. Mrs. Piti also provides pre-marital therapy.
Senovia Ross is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 25 years of experience helping individuals and couples work through various life changes and challenges. Most recently, she has transitioned from The Life Enrichment Counseling Center, to The Marriage Healing Center.
Through holistic relationship counseling and coaching, Mrs. Ross places more emphasis on helping clients build and maintain a healthy lifestyle that involves the mind, body, and spirit. She believes trust, good communication, and commitment are the keys to establishing a solid foundation for a successful relationship. She works with couples who are evolving through various stages of their lives, whether newly married, considering divorce or dealing with other emotional life changing events.
While encouraging her clients to participate fully in the counseling process, she also holds them accountable for their progress. She has successfully counseled and coached clients through dating, broken relationships, sex and intimacy issues, infidelity and other stressful life situations. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths and identify solutions for unresolved issues. She provides effective tools and techniques that are designed to help clients get the results they seek in their relationship.
In addition to counseling, coaching, consulting and lecturing, Mrs. Ross has presented at national conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from Depression to Love and Relationships. She appeared as a guest therapist on News Channel 8, Let’s Talk Live, WHUR’s 96.3 FM Audrey Chapman Radio Talk Show discussing topics including depression and relationships. She offers Online/Virtual Therapy on an international level (Germany, Africa and Asia). Mrs. Ross also sits on panels focusing on relationship issues and she was the Chair of Relationship and Romance committee for the Alexandria, VA Mocha Moms Chapter. She is currently the host of the annual Becoming the Best Version of Yourself women’s retreat in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Kenni Walker, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She received her master’s degree in Counseling from Capella University in 2014. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration.
Kenni started working with couples during her clinicals. Kenni has spent a large part of her 19-year career in human services helping parties resolve conflict by helping to increase effective communication between them. She utilizes a combination of couples therapy techniques to include Gottman , psychodynamic, and positive psychology with an overall goal of supporting couples in enhancing their intimacy and experiencing more depth and understanding in the main relationship artery of communication.
Kenni has worked in private practice as well as inpatient mental health facilities. Kenni specializes in helping couples exercise mutual support by learning about each other in new ways and by appreciating each other’s perspective. Kenni believes that there are irrationalities and rationalities that coexist and that by separating the two, an individual can experience more authenticity and truthfulness in their relationships.
Kenni has worked with couples in all stages to include, premarital, phase of life, pre/post separation, divorced-coparenting, as well as parental alienation.
Dr. Yancey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Human-Services Board Certified Practitioner, and a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Professional. She provides therapy through a holistic approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, to couples at the Marriage Healing Center, LLC.
Dr. Yancey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Regent University, graduated from Liberty University with a Masters degree in Professional Counseling, and received her Ph.D., from Old Dominion University in Counselor Education and Supervison.
Currently she is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University teaching undergraduate human services courses and master level counseling courses. She provides tele-mental health psychotherapy and LPC supervision. Dr. Yancey has spent over 24 years in the field of mental health.
Dr. Yancey works with couples to promote healthy strong relationships, marriages, and bonds. Her specialty includes relational conflict, building a communication system, infidelity challenges, divorce, and effective couple parenting.
D. Yancy will help you learn skills that will address your most pressing needs and leverage your strengths in your relationship. She will guide you to explore ways of reacting (thinking, emotions, behaviors) that may be preventing you from achieving optimal holistic health and the success you deserve. Dr. Yancy offers psychotherapy, guidance, coaching, and support as you make practical and epic changes to improve your health and precious life.
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