Lisa is the Clinical Director of A Brighter Tomorrow Counseling. She has practiced in the mental health field for over 29 years. Lisa has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings. Her experience includes: program design and directing, vocational training, school counseling, as well as facilitating groups and training for children, parents and educators. Her areas of clinical expertise include: women's issues, abusive relationships, trauma recovery, anxiety disorders, self-injury, depression, co-parenting through divorce, and helping step and blended families. She enjoys working with couples to repair and build stronger marriages. Lisa also has extensive experience in counseling children, teens, and adolescents and their families.
“I believe that God has a plan for all of our lives and He often uses the most difficult circumstances to best mold us into His image. Understanding God’s grace and one's identity in Christ, a person is better able to experience freedom and victory in daily life and find healing.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Child Development from the University of North Carolina and received her Master's Degree in Counselor Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Barbara specializes in helping adults with anxiety, depression, stubborn strongholds, trauma, chronic health issues that create mental health challenges, and relationships and marriages that are struggling. Helping others to integrate their faith in the therapeutic process is her passion. Barbara has a special interest in helping missionary and ministry families, and is a frequent speaker at women's retreats, conferences and church events. Barbara has practiced in the mental health field for over 35 years. She is founder of A Brighter Tomorrow and former Clinical Director.
“My goal is to create a therapeutic space of unconditional acceptance for where you are right now, while holding a persistent hope for your growth and healing. There is transformative power at work when we allow ourselves to be fully seen, fully known, and fully accepted. I’ve seen this power at work in my own story, and in the lives of countless clients. Bringing all the messy pieces into the light is the beginning of renewal and the abundant life that awaits you.”
Barbara holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo. She is an EMDR trained provider.
Sarah has over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. She joined the Clinical Team at A Brighter Tomorrow in 2015. Sarah works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults. Sarah is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, ADHD, behavior issues, grief, suicide and self-harm. She is trained in EMDR, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and incorporates
techniques from mindfulness, attachment theory, and CBT. Sarah believes in using a holistic approach in assessment and treatment, and gaining a spiritual understanding of the client. Sarah also sees the importance of working with the
families of children and adolescent clients in order to create change within the family system.
“I believe that change can be accomplished through drawing upon individual motivation for change combined with the power of Christ.”
Sarah Badley received her Master’s in Social Work from West Virginia University. Sarah also has personal experience as a former home-schooled student and sibling of a terminally ill child.
Karlee Davis, LICSW, enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Karlee specializes in treating individuals coping with various aspects of trauma or abuse.
She has experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, self-injury, adjustment difficulties, and other life challenges. She uses a variety of treatment approaches and is trained in EMDR. Karlee has been a part of the A Brighter Tomorrow Clinical Team since 2007.
By encouraging the integration of Biblical principles and faith, Karlee aims to enrich the healing process. She believes, “The therapeutic relationship is a key component
to the counseling process and I strive to promote a comfortable presence to facilitate the client's goals.” Commitment to a healthy working relationship allows
Karlee to meet both individuals and families where they are in their present circumstances, as well as provide a safe environment conducive to growth and renewal.
Karlee Davis received her Master of Social Work degree from West Virginia University.
Daniel Donnelly began his career in mental health as a child and adolescent psychiatric specialist at Children National Medical Center in Washington, DC. After earning his Master's degree, he served as a child and family therapist at the National Family Resiliency Center in Columbia, MD. For many years he has been a pastoral counselor in private practice in Virginia.
Daniel works with couples, families, adolescents and children around issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, loss and addiction. Dan has many years experience helping with school issues including ADHD, learning disabilities and behavioral issues.
He specializes in helping couples in crisis, those dealing with blended family issues, and adjustments related to divorce. Additionally, he works with premarital preparation and enrichment.
Daniel received his Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1999.
Natalie has been providing counseling to children, adults, and families facing a variety of mental health challenges at A Brighter Tomorrow since 2013. Areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, self-injury, trauma, divorce care, and complex family relationship issues. Her greatest passion is working with teenagers regarding identity, self esteem, and the continuously evolving issues that they face in our current world. In addition, Natalie works with women concerning postpartum depression and anxiety as well as the challenges that come with motherhood.
Natalie studied Social Work in Southeast Asia and Northern Ireland. While in Northern Ireland, Natalie was introduced to EMDR therapy, which is one of the services she offers to her clients.
Natalie believes that by finding your identity in Christ, a client can begin to love themselves and find themselves worthy of a healthy and fulfilling life. “Once you realize that God made you unique, it becomes easier to reach the point of self acceptance and begin to love the things about yourself that the world may see as flaws. 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 'Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”
Luna, a therapy dog in training, who may assist in sessions, currently helps Natalie. Luna has the ability to engage with clients during sessions and help improve the therapeutic environment with her interaction.
Natalie received her Master’s degree in Social Work from West Virginia University.
Daniel Horochowski, has over 30 years of counseling experience and has been a vital member of the Clinical Team at A Brighter Tomorrow since 2005. Dan has extensive experience working with couples and adults.
During the course of his career, Dan has treated a wide variety of mental health and relational problems affecting individuals and families. He incorporates a Biblical perspective into treatment based on John 8:31 “if you abide in My word you are My disciples indeed and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Dan holds a Masters in Social Work degree from Columbia University.
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