FOUNDER: CELINA GUZMAN, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia.
Hello, I’m Celina the founder of Road to Ready Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I earned my M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. I provide therapy in English and Spanish. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, stress, and trauma. I draw from a variety of counseling theories and techniques tailored to the needs and situation of each individual. I incorporate integrative and holistic approaches to promote the overall mental health wellbeing of each client. I provide a nurturing and safe space for each client to promote positive therapeutic outcomes. My goal is to educate, empower, motivate, and assist individuals in increasing the quality of their lives.
Teletherapist: TAMAR DANDRIDGE, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia.
Hello, my name is Tamar. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I earned my MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University in Virginia Beach, VA. I am also EMDR trained. I lean towards the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while integrating other evidence-based treatment modalities to treat symptoms related to trauma, depression, grief and anxiety in teens and adults. Aside from my education and 20 years in the mental health field, I bring my passion to serve those that are on the journey to their mental health recovery.
Teletherapist: BREYONNA MORRIS, MA, Resident in Counseling in Virginia
Hello, my name is Breyonna Morris. I am a Licensed Resident Counselor in Virginia. I obtained my MA in Clinical Mental Health from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focus while incorporating holistic techniques to promote wellness mentally and physically. I have nine years of mental health experience with individuals, families, and couples. My goal is simple I want to empower individuals to heal from the inside out.
In-person and Teletherapist: EMMA GLECKEL, M.Ed, Resident in Counseling in Virginia
Hello, I’m Emma! I am a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia. I received my Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in working with children and adolescents, from Boston University. I have experience providing mental health services in outpatient, university, and K-12 school settings.
I describe my counseling approach as person-centered and strengths-based. I aim to meet clients where they are, while assisting them in tapping into, and growing, their existing strengths. In therapy, I incorporate a variety of approaches that are tailored to the individual. I use techniques from Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy. While I am a generalist, my areas of clinical interest include: emotion regulation, ADHD, social skills, trauma and stressor-related symptoms, identity and self-esteem, and life transitions/adjustment. My goal is to provide a safe space where clients feel heard, and can develop the tools to navigate through the twists and turns of life.
Teletherapist: DAIJA MONROE, MA, Resident in Counseling
Welcome to your path to well-being! I'm Daija, your dedicated outpatient therapist. With a Bachelor's in Psychology from Virginia State University and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University, I bring both academic knowledge and real-life experience to our therapeutic journey. My journey as an outpatient therapist is not just built on academic achievement but also enriched by real-life experiences and a profound desire to make a difference. I've had the privilege of working in the mental health field, assisting clients from diverse backgrounds. My experience spans across both children and adults, and throughout my career, I have adopted a holistic and client-centered approach, drawing from various focused-based therapies to provide the most effective and tailored treatment. I believe in the power of therapeutic alliances, where you and I work collaboratively to build a secure and non-judgmental space for you to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Whether you are a child or an adult, my therapeutic toolbox includes evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). These approaches, among others, will be woven into your individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your unique goals. Your well-being is my top priority, regardless of your age, and together, we will work to empower you with the tools to overcome life's challenges and embrace a brighter future. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your incredible journey towards mental and emotional well-being.
In-person and Teletherapist: MELISSA SIEBERT, MA, Resident in Counseling
Hi! My name is Melissa Siebert and I am a VA Board of Counseling approved Resident in Counseling, currently working toward full-licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts from Kent State University and have two Masters degrees- one in Intercultural/International Relations from the School for International Training and the other in Counseling from NC Central University.
I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults and the LGBTQIA community on a variety of issues such as self-esteem, emotional regulation, anger management, anxiety, depression, life transitions, family issues, and coping with grief and loss.
As a counselor, I believe in my client’s vast capabilities and aspirations, while also understanding the very real obstacles and limitations that can get in the way of happiness and a sense of fulfillment. I understand that there are many facets of our lives that are outside of our control. I also understand, from personal experience, that how we feel about ourselves is often dictated by direct and indirect messages we receive from loved ones, colleagues and friends, and society as a whole. My approach to therapy is both person-centered and action-oriented. I encourage my clients to examine their fears and limitations and to work on concrete skills to overcome them. My ultimate goal is to give my clients a sense of hope for the future and more control over the direction of their lives.
Choosing a counselor is a very personal decision. It is important to find the right fit, so I’d like to tell you a little about me. I am someone with very strong values around equality. My life’s work has very much been about making the world a more equitable and inclusive place for everyone in it. I am a divorced mother of two teenage boys, one with ADD and one on the Autism spectrum who also has Type 1 Diabetes, and also a member of the LGBTQIA community. I strongly believe that my own struggles throughout my life have made me a very compassionate and empathetic counselor. I am here to assist my clients in creating a path forward in a world that can be very challenging.
In-person and Teletherapist: JONI SHETTERS, MA, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work
My name is Joni, and I am a licensed Supervisee in Clinical Social Work. I completed my Master of Social Work degree at Western New Mexico University. I have worked with a diverse population of adults and children in a variety of settings including psychiatric rehabilitation, hospice care, public schools, and outpatient therapy.
I am an LGBTQIA+ and neurodiversity-affirming therapist offering a non-judgmental, encouraging, and accepting space for you to be who you are. I use evidence-based, individualized interventions and do not counsel from a particular religious background. I work with individuals to address various issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, depersonalization/derealization, relationship issues, executive dysfunction, and life transitions.
I am devoted to helping you experience therapy in an environment where you feel validated and supported. Fred Rogers said, “It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.” Therapy is about growth. Let’s work together to figure out your path forward.
Business Manager: Juan Guzman
Virtual Assistant: Maria Garcia
Road to Ready Counseling, LLC
Road to Ready Counseling, LLC Locations:
Mechanicsville VA Office: 7465 Old Hickory DR, Suite D, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
Midlothian VA Office: 1519 Huguenot Road Suite 200, Midlothian, Virginia 23113.
Phone Number: 804-404-8222
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