Lisa is the Clinical Director and the Owner 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 adolescents and adults. Karlee specializes in treating individuals coping with various aspects of trauma such as recent traumatic events, chronic traumatic stress, or abuse. She helps clients with depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and other life challenges. Karlee has specific interest, experience, and advanced training in working with first responders. She utilizes an integrative treatment approach and is an EMDR Certified Therapist. Karlee has been a part of the A Brighter Tomorrow Clinical Team since 2007.
By encouraging the incorporation of Biblical principles and faith for individuals desiring a Christian perspective, Karlee aims to enrich the healing process. “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. She recognizes making the decision to start therapy can sometimes be uncomfortable, and she promotes a welcoming, confidential counseling experience.
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.”
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.
Georgia O'Keeffe once said, 'To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.' As both an art therapist and counselor, Denise understands the courage it takes to create change for yourself by reaching out for mental health services. She primarily works with women who are: experiencing anxiety and/or depression; coping with grief, loss and trauma; navigating life transitions and changes; or struggling with relationship and spiritual matters. Denise can see children and adolescents as availability permits.
In 2001, Denise earned a Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies (Art Therapy) from The University of Louisville. For eleven years, she specialized in grief counseling with children, adolescents and families while working as an art therapist with hospice. Denise is not afraid to sit with others in the hard places of life and holds fierce hope for her clients when they find it impossible to do so for themselves. Helping others find hope in dark places and create joy in new spaces is one of her greatest passions. Restoring one’s relationship with self, others and God is another.
Denise earned her second Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2015. She specifically chose Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, TN for their unique program that integrates counselor education and Christian faith while providing its students with an incredibly nourishing and nurturing community life. Because Denise believes we are all created for connection, she sees the therapeutic relationship as key to effecting desired change. Naturally skilled in cultivating a warm and inviting environment to engage in self exploration and expression, Denise compassionately attunes with her clients while creating an atmosphere of safety, security and non judgment.
In 2017, Denise became EMDR trained through EMDRIA. At present, she is working towards her certification. Additional pursuits include designing and implementing new art therapy groups and workshops based upon client need. No artistic talent necessary! Be on the lookout for new offerings through her work here at A Brighter Tomorrow.
'See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it yet? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.'
Patricia Andrews, LICSW (Ms. Pat); married for 38 years, mother of two and grandmother of 8 is an experienced therapist who began her career in the early 1990s working with adolescents in a Southern Baptist group home in Louisville Kentucky while her husband attended Seminary. When her husband was called to a pastorate in the Eastern Panhandle of WV in 1998 Ms. Pat continued to follow her calling to minister to vulnerable teens by serving as a social worker at the Martinsburg Children’s Shelter for several years until the opportunity presented itself to join the clinical team at the newly opened residential treatment facility in Falling Waters operated by the Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church where she has served for nearly 18 years.
While serving as a therapist there she was introduced to A Brighter Tomorrow Counseling Center and joined this team of dedicated Christian Counselors on a part time basis, expanding her experience to work with children and adults as well as adolescents. Pat has completed a post graduate certification program in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents at UMBC and recently became certified in Family Trauma Treatment as well. Pat has also pursued substantial training and experience with youth recovering from sexual trauma as well as young people with abuse reactive sexual offenses but has treated numerous individuals with ADHD, ASD, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parent/Child Relationship Problems, PTSD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder to name a few.
Though she is passionate about her work she finds time for other loves as well. She served as a middle school Sunday School Teacher for more than a decade and has consistently been a part of the church’s youth ministry through the years and currently serves a teen mentor. These days she also enjoys camping with her husband and playing with their giant dog (an English Mastiff named Barnabus). She takes advantage of every opportunity to step into the cherished role of Nana as well.
Pat graduated with honors with a B.A. degree from Berea College in Kentucky and her MSW from WVU. She has received honors for community service as well as academic and professional honors but states that her greatest honor will be that her Savior will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” when the race on this earth has been run and her journey is at its end.
Jonathan’s interest in mental health began as a teenager and young adult. He saw how people struggled with anxiety and self doubt. As he began to understand his own insecurities, He discovered how God’s unequaled and unchanging love brought light and joy into his life, he wanted to be a part of helping others experience God’s love. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counseling in 2016. Since then, Jonathan has been providing behavioral health services for adolescent boys at Cedar Ridge Children’s Home, and enjoys engaging with youth and their families. After gaining experience in the social services field, Jonathan decided he was in the right field and returned to school, graduating from Salisbury University with a Master of Social Work degree in 2022.
“My greatest desire is to facilitate an environment filled with the unequaled and unchanging love of God so that clients can feel welcome and experience rest as they plan their journey and grow through each challenge in their life.”
Casey provides counseling to children, adolescents and adults facing a variety of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, self-esteem and ADHD. She began working with children and families in 2016 as an elementary school teacher. Through her teaching experience, she saw how various struggles impacted her students’ focus, mood, and overall well being. In these moments, Casey developed a passion to make a difference in the area of mental health, leading her to pursue and complete her MSW degree in May 2023. She combines her background in education with her mental health knowledge, embracing a holistic approach in her work. Grounded in her faith and a commitment to serving others, Casey is guided by the words of Isaiah 40:31, believing that there is hope for everyone to find strength and healing.
Danielle Dahlstrom has over 10 years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings including residential care and community-based agencies. Over the years, Danielle has treated anxiety, depression, adjustment/life challenges, trauma, and family conflict with children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, Danielle served as a youth pastor in the inner city of Boston, Massachusetts and a missionary to at-risk women and children in Bucharest, Romania. With a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministries, Danielle incorporates Biblical principles into the therapeutic process. You can expect a collaborative, non-judgmental, grace-filled approach from Danielle. Her favorite scripture is Psalms 73:26, 'My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.'
Danielle obtained her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts in 2010.
Debbie has 20 plus years experience in business management and bookkeeping. She is precise, works well under pressure, and collaborates so well with our team of clinicians. Debbie is a perfect liaison between our wonderful clients and our clinical team. We are so thankful to have Debbie at A Brighter Tomorrow Counseling.
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