Child and Adolescent Outpatient Staff

 
 

Jenn Abrams

Child and Adolescent Services Manager; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Board-certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
  • Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Studio Art, James Madison University
  • 20+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Abrams has extensive experience with children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses. She has worked closely with the military community providing individual and family therapy to dependents, and active duty personnel with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has experience with children and teens in the foster care system, specializing in counseling related to previous trauma. Ms. Abrams utilizes creative approaches in individual and family counseling.

Jennie Abrams 2016  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Abrams believes that treatment should be individualized, and approaches therapy with several approaches including person-centered, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral techniques.

 
 
 

Teresa Adams

Children's Services Coordinator; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Master of Education in Community and Addictions Counseling, College of William & Mary
  • 25+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Adams has experience in working with children across the continuum of care: from prevention to community-based services to residential treatment. Her primary orientation is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an emphasis on healthy decision making and goal-directed change.

Teresa Adams 2016  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Adams is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma-informed care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, sand tray therapy, and experiential learning.

 
 
 

Dr. Lori A. Burkett

Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center Coordinator

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, Regent University
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Regent University
  • Master of Arts in Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, Evangel University
  • 20+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Dr. Burkett has provided individual, group and family therapy with adults, children and adolescents in residential, correctional, community, and private settings. Committed to ethical and effective treatment, Dr. Burkett invests time in a wide variety of clinical, teaching, and research experiences across diverse settings. She is published in several peer-reviewed journals and has presented at conferences on topics related to forgiveness, human sexuality, childhood abuse and sexual trauma, interpersonal violence, training and ethical issues related to clinical services, group therapies, and religious diversity.

Lori Burkett 2016  
 

Additional Information

Dr. Burkett specializes in psychological assessment and evaluation, trauma-informed care, forensics, adolescent substance abuse, spirituality and faith issues, and LGBTQ issues. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division of Trauma Psychology (APA, Division 56), Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA, Division 36), and the International Association for Trauma Professionals.

 

 

  

Debbie Coleman

Licensed Therapist; York-Poquoson Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certified as an Infant Mental Health Specialist
  • Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 30+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Coleman specializes in family therapy and working with children, including infants and toddlers, school age children and adolescents. Debbie has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety, trauma, Attention Deficit Disorder, and autism spectrum disorders.

Debbie Coleman 2016   
  

Additional Information

Ms. Coleman also serves as the mental health consultant to York County Head Start and Child Development Resources.

  
 
 

Sharon Harper

Licensed Therapist; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development, Wheelock College
  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, State University of New York- Farmingdale
  • 5+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Harper specializes in child and adolescent issues, including family conflict, depression, anxiety and stress.

Sharon Harper 2016  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Harper has facilitated group therapy for individuals involved in the court system for a range of reasons, from shoplifting to domestic violence. During her employment at CBH, she has also worked as an intensive in-home therapist and intensive care coordinator.

 
 
 

Michelle Hill

Crisis Counselor; Capitol Landing Office and Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center

Education and Credentials

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health, Regent University
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, St. Leo University
  • Certificate in Trauma, Regent University
  • 5+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Hill specializes in trauma-informed care and crisis mediation. Her therapeutic focus blends cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to enhance interpersonal communication, develop emotional resiliency, provide parent training, and modify maladaptive behaviors.

Michelle Hill 2016  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Hill has experience providing individual and group services to children and adolescents in community-based and juvenile corrections settings. She has also provided services for adults with substance use disorder and acute mental illness in inpatient settings.

 
 
 

Casandra Jones

Licensed Therapist; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Master of Education in Family and Marriage Counseling, College of William & Mary
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Old Dominion University
  • 6+ years pf experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Jones specializes in family therapy, relationships and communication, divorce and separation, anxiety, depression, behavior therapy/management, autism, development, life cycle stages and transitions.

Casandra Jones 2017  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Jones focuses on resiliency, problem solving, building emotional and coping skills, relationships and positive discipline. She delivers solution-focused services and is experienced in providing cognitive behavioral therapy. Ms. Jones also has training in adoption competency.

 
 
 

Summer Pierce

Licensed Therapist; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Master of Education in Community and Addictions Counseling
  • 5+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Pierce specializes in working with children and adolescents with substance use disorders.

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Additional Information

Ms. Pierce has experience working in outpatient and residential treatment settings. She has provided emergency services, mental health and substance use disorder counseling to individuals of all ages.

 
 
 

Monica Williams

Licensed Therapist; Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
  • Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling, Georgia State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Houston

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Williams is experienced in working with children, adolescents, families and adults. She is educated in treating children, adolescents and teens with emotional and behavioral problems, and has recently focused on providing treatment to adolescent males with sexually abusing behaviors and adolescents with substance use and co-occurring behaviors.

Monica Williams 2016  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Williams is trained in sand tray therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and seeking safety. She has provided therapy in a variety of settings, including in-home, nonprofit organizations, inpatient programs and residential treatment.

 
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