THE MARRIAGE HEALING CENTER COUNSELORS
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.
Ms. Beverley Boothe is the President of The Marriage Healing Center. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. She is a psychotherapist, an Imago Couple’s Therapist, and a Life and Business Coach. Ms. Boothe has a Masters’ Degree in Social Work from Howard University and Bachelors’ degrees in Social Work and Psychology from York University. Ms. Boothe established Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Inc., in April 2005. Her practice has expanded into four locations in Northern, VA and Washington, DC. In December 2017, Ms. Boothe established Life Enrichment Coaching and Consulting Services.
At The Marriage Healing Center, Ms. Boothe provides couples counseling and specialized couples programs to help couples work through conflict and heal. Ms. 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. Ms. Boothe has provided counseling to couples with communication, infidelity, and other issues. Ms. Boothe has provided marriage workshops for churches and the community. She has also provided consulting services to other clinicians in her field of expertise. Ms. Boothe integrates spiritual principles in her work and believes that her success comes from her faith in God.
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.
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.
Jennifer Schalow, LPC (Alexandria Office and Online Therapy)
Jennifer Schalow is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia and Arkansas. She provides therapy to individuals at Life Enrichment and to couples at the Marriage Healing Center, LLC.
Ms. Schalow received her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Walden University in 2014. Ms. Schalow has a passion for providing the utmost quality of services.
Ms. Schalow implements evidence based approaches using both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered treatment (PC) interventions. She uses a creative and engaging therapeutic approach by using a holistic view in her practice. She has been treating adolescents, young adults and couples for over 12 years. Her experienced with individuals includes adolescents and young adults struggling with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorders, self-destructive behaviors, anxiety, sexual trauma, anger management, relationship conflicts, as well as other life’s struggles. She believes the client-therapist relationship is of the utmost importance and her goal is to lead individuals and couples through a journey of awareness while supporting them with hope, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. Additionally, her focus on the family system unit (families and couples) allows her to be effective in helping clients improve their relationships using the Gottman Method.
Ms. Schalow’s areas of experience with couples includes working with couples through conflict, communication concerns, infidelity or sexual addiction issues within the marriage. Ms. Schalow also offers Christian Counseling – biblically based upon requests. Ms. Schalow has also facilitates group and family therapy at both the intensive and outpatient levels assisting clients and their families with abuse issues and additional life concerns.
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.