Clinical Staff

Anne Aja

Anne Aja, Ed.D.

Profession: Psychotherapist

Practice Description: Anne Aja, Ed.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been providing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, marriage, family and sex therapy since 1982. Dr. Aja is a partner at Rock Landing Psychological Group.

Practice Specialties or interests: Dr. Aja works with individuals, couples and families. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist and is certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Aja provides a full range of psychotherapy services to include:

Helping individuals heal wounds from the past and achieve a stronger sense of self or identity

Empowering individuals to create the life they want for themselves

Hypnosis as a means to expedite change

Helping couples create more intimacy and passion in their lives

Sex Therapy to deal with the problems of sexual functioning, low desire, sexual identity, sexual addiction, painful sex or the lack of sexual confidence.

Ages treated: Adults and some adolescents under special circumstances

Session Format: Individual, Couple and Family

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, Developmental, Hypnotherapy and Sex Therapy

Demographic Specialties: Dr. Aja works with individuals and couples of all races and sexual orientations.


Temple University BS 1969

Syracuse University MS 1975

College of William and Mary Ed.D. 1982


Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


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Kay Allen, LPC

Kay Allen, LPC

Profession: Psychotherapy

Practice Description: Ms. Allen has over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families.

Practice Specialties or Interests: Individual therapy with adults, women’s issues, couple’s therapy (heterosexual and gay), eating disorders and overeating.

Depression, anxiety, stress reduction, OCD, panic, mood disorders, adult ADHD, relationship issues, anger management, grief work, post-partum depression.

Ages Treated: 21 and over.

Session Format: Individual, couples, family

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive behavioral therapy; emotionally focused therapy; multi-modality treatment of eating disorders; anxiety management; mindfulness; meditation; psychoeducation in communications, assertiveness skills, and conflict resolution.

I believe in creating a warm, nurturing, collaborative therapeutic environment. I focus on working through underlying issues and skills training.

I find gratification in assisting couples, both heterosexual and gay, in healing from infidelities and conflict. Couples practice new skills in and out of session: communications, anger management, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.

I have a specialization in working with clients with eating disorders and overeating. Clients work through the underlying issues causing the symptoms and the triggers of these symptoms. It usually is not about the food but about the emotions. I assist in developing tools and skills, behavioral plans, and self-soothing behaviors to combat symptoms.

Demographic Specialties: All

Education:      Franklin and Marshall College B.A. 1974

University of Maine M.A. 1977

Seattle University M. Ed. 1985

License: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

Harriette Barnes-Parker, Ph.D.

Harriette Barnes-Parker, Ph.D.

Profession: Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Practice Description: I am licensed to practice psychology independently in Virginia, a Certified Christian Life Coach, Certified Christian Therapist and hold a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.

I use my clinical skills to empower and improve the mental/emotional well being of my clients so that they can live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

Therapeutic approach includes: Supportive Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy.

Practice interests/specialties include: Stress/Anxiety, Parenting, Women’s Issues, Depression, Anger Management, Self Esteem Issues, Substance Abuse/Use.

Ages treated: adults (30 years and up)

Education: I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Virginia State College and graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. I have provided clinical services to populations in various settings including: corrections, outpatient and inpatient for 25 + years. In addition to direct service, I have provided workshops, trainings and taught on the graduate level.

William Brockman, Ed.D.

William Brockman, Ed.D.

Profession: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Description: Dr. Brockman is a family therapist who treats children adolescents and adults. He has over forty years of experience helping individuals couples and families in the Hampton Roads region and is co owner of Rock Landing Psychological Group.

Practice Specialties or interests: His specialties include assessment and treatment of attention, concentration, behavior, adjustment, and substance abuse problems. He provides psychotherapy services that include the treatment of AD/HD and school adjustment, childhood and adolescent behavioral and emotional problems, child abuse, alcohol and chemical dependency, anxiety, depression, and marital problems.He is especially interested in resilience and Solution Focused approaches to life’s problems.

Ages treated: Toddlers through Seniors

Session Format: Individual, Couple and Family

Treatment Approaches: Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Insight Oriented Psychotherapy

Demographic Specialties: Dr.Brockman’s practise includes persons of all nationalities, colors, faiths and he is LGBTQ friendly.


Old Dominion University B.S. 1965

Old Dominion University M.S.1971

College of William and Mary Ed.D. 1980

License: Licensed Professional Counselor – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

George Fenigsohn, Ed.D.

Cecelia Clarke, NP-C

Ms. Cecelia Clarke, NP-C, is a United States Air Force veteran who is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in Hampton Roads Virginia. She has a Master of Science in Nursing and received her Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 2005, having over 16 years of diverse Nurse Practitioner experience.

She, additionally, has completed her medical doctorate in 2018 and will be applying for a psychiatry residency in 2022. She is a member of the American Association a Nurse Practitioner‘s and the American Medical association and is a member of the Nursing Honor Society, sigma theta tau.

George Fenigsohn, Ed.D.

Bonnie Griffith, LCSW

Practice Description: Bonnie Griffith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked in a variety of settings for 36 years, including 8 years as a therapist for military family service centers and 22 years as a School Social Worker. She provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families.

Practice Specialities: Ms. Griffith has an interest in helping individuals build healthy relationships in all areas of their lives. This may include helping couples improve their communication skills, and parents enhance their parenting skills, to create a more positive family life. She has researched and presented on the impact of abuse and uses trauma-informed practice. Her knowledge base includes understanding the challenges of military life and navigating school-based problems and disabilities. She teaches life skills and self-care so that clients learn to cope with their problems. She helps clients address multiple issues to include depression, anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief/loss, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, separation/divorce, anger, focus/attention, decision-making, and life transitions.

Ages Treated: Adolescents ages 14+ and adults

Treatment Approaches: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, mindfulness practices, and psycho-education

Demographics: All

Session Format: Individual, couples, and family therapy

Education: University of Virginia, BA, 1978
Arizona State University, MSW, 1985

Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1993
Pupil Personnel Services License, School Social Worker, 2000

Harriette Barnes-Parker, Ph.D.

Barbara Haskins, Psy.D

Profession: Clinical Psychologist

Practice Description: Dr. Haskins has practiced in the field of mental health for over 20 years. As a Clinical Psychologist, she has worked in private practice, community agencies, and military treatment facilities as a clinician and behavioral health consultant, respectively, providing individual and group therapy, along with psychological testing.

Dr. Haskins, a veteran of the US Navy, works with adult survivors of combat and sexual trauma and other behavioral health related issues, such as problems adjusting to life stressors, changes in phases of life, insomnia, depression, chronic pain, grief, and anxiety, to name a few.

Ages Treated: 18+

Session Format: Individual

Treatment Approaches: Dr. Haskins’ approach to treatment involves working with patients to establish realistic goals and identifying barriers that prevent the accomplishment of these goals. She uses concepts from interpersonal psychotherapy to understand the impact of life events and early relationships on patients’ current level of functioning. Dr. Haskins also draws upon concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, when helping patients recover from angry and stress related events.

Education: Norfolk State University B.A. 2001

Norfolk State University M.A. 2004

Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology PsyD 2013

Eastern Virginia Medical School MPH 2021

License: Licensed Clinical Psychologist


George Fenigsohn, Ed.D.

Cara R. Henry, LCSW

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Description:  Cara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who treats a wide variety of issues, including anxiety and mood disorders, relationship difficulties, sleep issues and insomnia, adjustment problems and life transitions, stress management, family conflict, and communication difficulties.

Cara entered this field in order to enrich the daily lives of people, to help them develop more satisfying interpersonal relationships, assist them with the obstacles they face in life, and guide them toward making the changes they desire to accomplish their goals.  She has diversified experience, working with people of all ages, from a variety of cultural backgrounds and currently treats a broad population of clients, including adolescents, adults, individuals, families, couples, and parents.   Cara has a special interest in working with the young adult population.

Cara utilizes a client-centered treatment approach that is suited to each client’s specific needs.   By helping to determine a client’s motivation for change in their lives, a unique treatment approach is developed.  Cara offers a supportive and encouraging environment in which treatment takes place.  Her style incorporates skill building, prioritization, development of insight, and is supportive and accommodating.

Ages Treated:  Adults and Adolescents 18+

Session Format: Individual, Couples, Family

Treatment Approaches: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Supportive


The American University, BA in Psychology, 2001

New York University, MSW, 2008

License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Harriette Barnes-Parker, Ph.D.

Sandra Hinton, LPC Resident in Counseling

Profession: Psychotherapy

Practice Description:  Community-Based Education Intensive In-home and Mental Health Skill Services for children and adults with serious mental illness. Sandra provided psychoeducational interventions and resource support for the families in the community. Sandra’s 20+ years of community service also included homelessness, child abuse & neglect, and family violence, whose life’s journey embodied psychological trauma.

Practice Specialty & Interest: Individual Therapy with adults and adolescents, women issues, couples therapy, depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress reduction, trauma, and PTSD.

Certified Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents and Adults

Certified Somatic Attachment Therapy, Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive-behavior Therapy, Certified Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy

Ages Treated: 14+ (adolescent and adults)

Education: currently Regent University Ph.D., Counseling and Psychology Department

Univ. of Cincinnati, MA Community Counseling and Mental Health 1993

Saint Augustine’s University, BA Psychology 1991

License: License Mental Health Professional in Resident Counseling Board of Virginia

Harriette Barnes-Parker, Ph.D.

Patricia Holloway, LCSW

Profession:  Psychotherapy/Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Description:  Ms. Holloway has twenty years of experience working with adults, children, and families in acute hospitalization, residential, and outpatient settings. She provides psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children, as well as family work.

Areas of specialty include: Mood disorders, ADHD, depression, family issues, anger management, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, and anxiety.

Treatment approaches:  Ms. Holloway uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems approach, psycho-education, and teaching coping skills to help clients and families improve mood, behavior, and functioning.

Session Format: Individual and family therapy

Demographics: All

Education: University of Utah, B.S., 1977

American Graduate School of International Management, Phoenix, AZ, M.I.M., 1978

Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S.W., 1998

License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

George Fenigsohn, Ed.D.

Rabia Jafri, M.D.

Profession:  Psychiatry

Practice Specialties:  Dr. Jafri provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management to adolescents and adults.  Dr. Jafri specializes in the treatment of Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Jafri has a particular interest in therapy based approaches and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Ages treated:  Adolescents and Adults

Session Format:  Psychiatric Evaluation and Medical Management

Cheryl Kabana-Ross, ACSW, LCSW

Cheryl Kabana-Ross, ACSW, LCSW

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Description: Cheryl Kabana-Ross, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy for over 30 years. Her varied background includes work in psychiatric and veterans’ hospitals, military family service centers, a mental health clinic, juvenile courts, schools and private practice.

Practice Specialties or interests: Ms. Kabana-Ross specializes in the enhancement of relationships for individuals, couples, families and employees. Issues she helps clients to address include depression, anxiety/panic attacks, infertility, PMS/menopausal symptoms, relationship turmoil, grief and loss, school-related problems and workplace stress. She is a certified Prep Trainer (Fighting for Your Marriage) Markman model and Critical Incident Debriefing Mitchell model.

Ages treated: Children 18 years+adults including seniors

Session Format: Individual, Couple, Family, Group

Treatment Approaches: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy


The College of William and Mary BA 1970

Virginia Commonwealth University MSW 1986

Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers ACSW 1991

License: Licensed Clinic Social Worker

George Fenigsohn, Ed.D.

Beatrice Mills-Desroches, LCSW

Profession: Psychotherapy/ Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Description: Ms. Mills-Desroches has more than 25 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups. She has provided therapy to clients in medical, in-patient, out-patient, residential and in-home settings.

Specialties/Interests: Mood Disorders, Depression, Anger Management, Anxiety, Stress Management, Trauma and Abuse, Behavioral & Emotional problems in children and adolescents, ADHD, Parenting, Self Esteem, Grief and Loss, Aging

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Ages Treated: Age 5 to seniors

Session Format: Individual and Family Therapy

Demographis Specialties: Persons of all nationalities, colors, faiths, and LGBTQ friendly.


Christopher Newport University B.A. 1993
Virginia Commonwealth University M.S.W. 1994

License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Member of the National Association of Social Workers

Cheryl Kabana-Ross, ACSW, LCSW

Loretta Mueller, Ed.D.

Profession: Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Description: Dr. Mueller works with individuals from the ages of 18 to 65 of all genders, races, religions, and sexual orientations. Some of the special people she especially likes to work with are veterans, active duty military, clergy, disabled clients and bariatric patients. She also taught undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and counseling. She has supervised counselors and nurse practitioners for licensing. Additionally, she has conducted many trainings in psychological issues for community organizations.

Treatment Approaches: In this day of virtual everything, Dr. Mueller still prefers to offer face-to-face sessions with individuals although she also has training and experience in tele therapy. One of the tools she utilizes in these sessions is hypnotherapy. She has over 500 hours of post-doctoral training in hypnotherapy and self-relations therapy under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. – a world famous trainer, therapist and author in the field of hypnosis.

When counseling with clients, Dr. Mueller believes that the person who presents themselves for therapy is dealing with a big change- they either want to make a change or are having a change forced upon them. It is the therapist job to work with the client to help them make that change.

Ages Treated: 18+
Education: Her doctoral degree is from The College of William and Mary and she has been practicing for almost 40 years in Hampton Roads Area.

George Fenigsohn, Ed.D.

Kristyn Neidermeyer, LCSW

Profession: Psychotherapist

Practice Description: Kristyn joins Rock Landing Psychological Group with diversified experiences, having been a Mental Health Practitioner in multiple Clinical settings in the Tidewater area for quite some time. She has worked within a Behavioral Sciences Acute Care Hospital setting, in local Community Services Boards providing Therapeutic Day Treatment Programs, Private Residential Settings, Intensive In-Home Agencies, has Supervised QMHP’s in Community Mental and Rehabilitative Services, oversaw ARTS/Substance Use Disorders services, and worked in a Managed Care Organizations. Most importantly, Kristyn has been providing Outpatient Psychotherapeutic Services to Individuals, Couples, and Families for nearly 30 years. She also has provided Group therapy where groups were either Processing of Emotions and/or Opportunities for Education in areas such as Self Esteem, Anger Management and Coping with Chronic Pain related to Fibromyalgia.

Practice Specialties: Expertise include utilizing brief, structured interventions and therapeutic approaches in which to begin to build insight and to explore new perspectives to enhance the healing process. (CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Treatment, Relaxation Techniques, Rogerian and Erik Erikson’s Developmental Crisis) It is hoped that in working together, within a supportive environment and within a non-judgmental partnership with patients, exploring improved coping on issues such as Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Grief, Acute Stress, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Thought Disorders, Women’s Issues, Men’s Issues, Military Life Contentions, Occupational Distress, New Mother Concerns, Blended Families and LBGTQ matters, progress, resolution, self-awareness and triumph will prevail.

Ages Treated: Young Adults (aged 16 and up) to 116.

Session Format: Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Education: I received both my Bachelor’s Degree (1991) and my Master’s Degree (1993) in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have been Board Certified by the Virginia Department of Health Professions to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997.

Pam Pare, Ed.D.

Brenda Peterson, NP

Profession: Nurse Practitioner

Practice Specialties: Ms. Peterson has over 35 years experience as a nurse and over 22 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner; she provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management to children and adults. Ms. Peterson has practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient, the CSB, schools, partial hospitalization, crisis stabilization, mental health IOP, substance use IOP, and outpatient both in Virginia and Pittsburgh.

She is known for her ability to listen and having a good knowledge of medical illnesses which usually complicates mental health

Ages Treated: Age 5 to adults of all ages including seniors

1977 – diploma – Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
1995 & 1999 – BSN and MSN – LaRoche University, Pittsburgh, PA
Certified by the AANP as a Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified by the AANC as a Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse
Licensed by VA State as a NP and RN

Session Format: Psychiatric Evaluation and Medical Management

Pam Pare, Ed.D.

Pam Pare, PhD

Profession: Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Practice Description: Dr. Pare is licensed by the Virginia Department of Health Professions to practice psychotherapy.

Practice Specialties or interests: Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Dissociative Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bereavement including Pet Loss, Women’s Issues, Critical Incident Debriefing and evaluation for Psychiatric referral.

Ages treated: Adults 18+

Session Format: Individual, Couples

Treatment Approaches: Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Guided Imagery

Demographic Specialties: All


Carleton University B.A.

College of William and Mary M.S.

College of William and Mary Ed.D. 1995

Awarded PhD in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from North central University, 2012

National Board-Certified Diplomat Clinical Hypnotherapist by NBCCH

License: Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Certified EMDR specialist by EMDR International National Board-certified Diplomat clinical hypnotherapist by NBCCH

George Fenigsohn, Ed.D.

Stephanie Rigney

Profession: Psychotherapy

Practice Description: I have a strong educational background and have earned a Master’s degree in both Clinical Psychology and Professional Counseling. I have nearly 10 years of experience in this field ranging from providing intensive community-based treatment to individuals with severe mental illness to providing outpatient counseling to individuals (in-person and via telehealth) as well as working with students in a higher education setting.

Practice Specialties or Interests: I enjoy working with college-age students and adults to address the following issues: anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, academic issues, development/utilization of coping skills, life planning + decision making, conflict resolution, depression, low self-esteem, grief + loss, learning to identify + express emotions, and more!

Ages Treated: 18+

Treatment Approaches: I believe in meeting clients where they’re at; meaning we explore and address concerns at a pace you are comfortable with and likely to receive maximum benefit from. I offer a friendly, non-judgmental space and utilize a combination of interventions to best support you as you explore your thoughts, behaviors, and work towards achieving your desired outcomes.

Demographic Specialties: All

Session Format: 50minute sessions

Education: Liberty University, MA, Professional Counseling (2015)
Radford University, MS, Clinical Psychology (2012)
James Madison University, BS, Psychology (2010)

Beverly L. Supler Ph.D.

Susan Rodriguez, LPC, PMH-C

Profession: Psychotherapy

Practice Description: Since becoming a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Susan had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with various populations. Susan provided in-home services to adults with serious mental illness and supported them as they navigated their daily lives. Susan provided outpatient counseling services to members of the community at New River Valley Community Services as well as students at Christopher Newport University.

Practice Specialties or Interests: Individual therapy with adults, women’s issues, couple’s, depression, anxiety, stress reduction, trauma/ PTSD, and perinatal mood & anxiety disorders.

Ages Treated: 18+

Treatment Approaches: Transitions and adjustments can be difficult. At times we can feel wonderful, while other times we are left wondering “what happened?”. In those moments, it can be difficult to know what to do or how to navigate the next steps in our life. The journey can be painful, overwhelming and just down right exhausting. I will help guide you and support you during your journey by tailoring treatment to fit you and your experience(s). While many of us experience similar situations, no one experience is the same; which is why I want to help find what benefits and helps you the most.

I utilize a humanistic approach, emphasizing one’s own strengths and building off of them. If needed, I will pull from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), brief solution-focused therapy, and trauma informed care to provide you with skills along the healing path.

I also specialize in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. As a mother of two sons, I became acutely aware of postpartum depression and the effects of birth trauma through my own experiences. I understand the anxiety and fear of asking for help. I also understand how it feels to ask for help and not receive it. I will provide a safe, supportive, and empathetic environment for processing, growing, and healing.

Demographic Specialties: All

Session Format: In-person and telehealth

Radford University, MS, Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health 2015
Sweet Briar College, BA in Sociology, 2008

License: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Beverly L. Supler Ph.D.

Ginger E. Rogers, LCSW

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Description: I believe that each client is the expert in his/her own life and struggles. However, we all lose our way sometimes and can forget the unique strengths we all possess. Therapy can be a useful tool to help rediscover our strengths, regain balance in our lives, take control of the issues that are causing distress, and set new goals for the future.

Specializing in the treatment of adolescents and adults for issues relating to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, life transitions, parenting, pregnancy/postpartum concerns, stress, and relationship/family concerns. I utilize an eclectic, client-centered approach tailored to the needs of the client and incorporating evidence-based therapeutic techniques.

Ages Treated: Adolescents ages 12+ and adults
Treatment Approaches: Client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness

Session Format: individual, couples, and family therapy, video-based sessions

Education: Louisiana State University, Master of Social Work (MSW), 2008
Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychology 2005

Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Virginia), 2013
Licensed Independent Social Worker (Ohio), 2022

Beverly L. Supler Ph.D.

Beverly L. Supler Ph.D.

Profession: Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Description:  Dr. Supler was a teacher before becoming a therapist, so her philosophy embraces teaching clients about the connections between their emotional symptoms and their behavior, feelings and thoughts.  Her goal is to give clients the tools they need to manage their emotional stress effectively.

Therapeutic Approach:  Dr. Supler uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, psycho-education, trauma processing techniques (including EMDR), and anxiety reduction/relaxation strategies to resolve emotional symptoms, then teaches coping and relaxation strategies that can be used to deal with future events.

Practice Specialties or Interests:  Anxiety Disorders, Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Dependence; Compulsive Disorders & OCD; Depression; Grief; Life Changes; Marital Conflict; PTSD/Trauma; and Stress-related Disorders.

Ages Treated:  Adolescents 18 and above; Adults
Demographic Specialties:  All

University of Virginia, Ph.D. in Counselor Education, 1996
University of Virginia, M.Ed. in Special Education, 1986
University of Virginia, BA in English, 1982

Licensed Professional Counselor

Harriette Barnes-Parker, Ph.D.

Carolyn F. Tighe, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT

Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist

Practice Description: Dr. Tighe is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has extensive experience in providing treatment for individuals and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Practice Specialties or interests: Dr. Tighe’s research, training and experience are reflected in her interest in treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, domestic violence, and adult survivor of childhood abuse. In addition to her psychotherapy practice she has conducted anger management groups for civilians and the military and provided conflict management training for the Air Force. She now specializes in the treatment of women’s issues, depression, grief and loss, unresolved childhood trauma, adult parent/child issues, trauma/abuse survivors, anxiety/panic, conflict management and workplace issues.

Treatment approaches: Cognitive/Behavioral supportive and Psychodynamic

Ages treated: Adults

Session Format: Individual and Family

D. Thomas Wessells, Jr. Ed. D.

D. Thomas Wessells, Jr. Ed. D.

Practice Description:  Dr. Wessells trained in individual and family psychotherapy.  He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  He is also a clinical member of the American Psychological Association.  While treating a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems, Dr. Wessells specializes in marital and family therapy.  He also uses cognitive behavioral therapy and insight oriented approaches to deal with problems of disordered eating, depression, anxiety disorders, loss and dual diagnosed patients.

Ages Treated:  Dr. Wessells treats primarily adolescents and adults. He works with children 13 + in the context of family therapy.


BS in 1968 from Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University)

MS in 1972 From Virginia Commonwealth University

Extern training at the Georgetown University Family Center under Murray Bowen MD, 1977-1978 and 1978-1979

EDD. in 1982 from the College of William & Mary

Licenses:  Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Licenses Professional Counselor (LPC)

Edward J. Whitacre, LCSW

Edward J. Whitacre, LCSW

Profession: Psychotherapist

Practice Description: Full range of psychotherapy services

Practice Specialties or interests: Anger, grief, loss, trauma, substance abuse, anger management and depression

Ages treated: Ages 11 through adults

Session Format: Individual and Family

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, Solution Focused Therapy, Mind/Body and Bio-psychological approaches

Demographic Specialties: All races, religions and sexual orientations


Old Dominion University BS

Virginia Commonwealth University MSW

License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1993

Where We Are

Rock Landing Psychological Group, PLC
The James Building
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 873-1736
Fax: (757) 873-1028