Child and Adolescent Outpatient Staff

 
 

Daniel Cook

Licensed Therapist; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Hampden-Sydney College
  • 5+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Mr. Cook specializes in working with children and adolescents with behavioral concerns, mood instability, autism, and co-occurring disorders. He has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing.

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Additional Information

Mr. Cook has experience providing individual and family services to children and adolescents in community-based and in-home settings. He also has experience providing anger management and substance use group therapy to an adult population.

 
 
 

Elizabeth Erfe-Howard

Child & Adolescent Clinical Coordinator; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Education Specialist in Professional Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • Master of Education in Agency Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, College of William and Mary
  • 30+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Erfe-Howard specializes in working with seriously mentally ill and developmentally disabled adults, and children and adolescents with behavioral concerns, mood instability, anxiety and depression.

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Additional Information

Ms. Erfe-Howard has experience providing case management and individual therapy to adults and individual therapy and family services to children and adolescents in both the public and private sector. She has also provided emergency services and has worked in Quality Assurance. Ms. Erfe-Howard has 30 years of experience in community mental health settings and has served on numerous state and regional level committees.

 
 
 

Jessica Furiness

Licensed Therapist; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • 10+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Furiness specializes in working with adolescents with behavioral and emotional concerns, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders. She has training in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care. Additionally, she utilizes art therapy techniques to assist the therapeutic process.

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Additional Information

Ms. Furiness has experience working with children exposed to domestic violence, youth in the detention system, after school therapeutic day treatment, and intensive in-home services.

 
 
 

Danielle Harris

Child & Adolescent Access Manager; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Education Specialist in Counseling and Human Systems, Florida State University
  • Master of Education in Counseling and Human Systems, Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Florida State University
  • 19+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Harris specializes in working with adults, children and adolescents with mood instability, psychosis, anxiety and depression, and has experience working with developmentally disabled adults. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, trauma-informed care and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

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Additional Information

Ms. Harris has over eight year of experience working with individuals, families and service providers completing formal need assessments to determine appropriate service utilization and treatment planning for community based services. She has also provided emergency services and has experience working with individuals and families exposed to domestic violence.

 
 
 

Casandra Jones

Licensed Therapist; York-Poquoson Office

Education and Credentials

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

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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.

 
 
 

Heather Nickerson

Licensed Therapist-Lead; Capitol Landing Office

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Master of Education in Community Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy, Christopher Newport University
  • 10+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Nickerson specializes in working with adolescents with behavioral and emotional concerns, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders. She has training in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy and utilizes art therapy techniques and guided imagery to assist the therapeutic process.

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Additional Information

Ms. Nickerson has over 10 years of experience working with adults, families and children in a variety of settings, including school-based, youth detention, inpatient programs and outpatient settings. Ms. Nickerson is also a suicide awareness and prevention advocate.

 
 
 

Rachel Smith

Assessment Specialist - GWCAC

Education and Credentials

  • Resident in Counseling
  • Master of Education in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • Bachelor of Sociology, College of William and Mary
  • 4+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Smith specializes in working with children and adolescents who experience behavioral, emotional and substance use concerns. She has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy.

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Additional Information

Ms. Smith has experience providing individual, family and group services within the public and private sectors. She has provided intensive in-home services to youth at-risk of placement outside of the home and with youth placed in a community youth home setting due to their involvement with the juvenile justice system.

 
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