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Events - East

Vacant

You can email NVLPC at eventseast@nvlpc.org.

 

Events - Chair

Durriya Augelli,(Chair)


Durriya Augelli earned her MS in Counseling and Psychology from what is now Troy University, Global Campus while serving on active duty in the reserves as an officer and instructor at the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School. Her prior degrees are BS/BA in Mathematics/Sociology from Villanova University.   She has experience with military families, residential treatment and group homes, domestic violence, adjustment issues, stress and anger management, academic support, and social skills development. A few graduate classes short of VA Board of Counseling requirements for pursuing LPC, Durriya currently enjoys working with special needs children as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County, volunteering on the Helpline at a local domestic violence shelter, the duties of navy wife, raising teenagers with and without her husband, and assisting on the NVLPC Committee.  You can contact Durriya at eventschair@nvlpc.org.

 

Membership

Amy Parks, MA (Chair)


Amy Fortney Parks is an life-long educator, a passionate psychologist and stressed-out, but mostly happy, mom of four!  She is the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions, LLC, a Northern Virginia-based practice focused on children, teens and families.  She is also the owner of The Wise Family – a comprehensive website for kids and parents designed to inspire, educate and energize families!  Amy is an Educational Psychologist, parent coach, consultant and popular speaker specializing in merging brain-based research, educational interventions and clinical strategies into a comprehensive approach to treatment.  Amy has over 20 years of experience through her work in Northern Virginia schools, adoption agencies throughout the US and private practice with countless families.  Her most valuable experience, however, is the day-to-day parenting of her own four children, three dogs and husband. You can email Amy at membership@nvlpc.org.

 

Multicultural

The chair coordinates workshops, contributes to the NVLPC Newsletter by writing articles on various related issues, attends workshops on multicultural counseling and serves as consultant to colleagues on complicated cases.

Counselor cultural competency is taught in counseling and other related human relations fields and is a part of our code of ethics. It specifies respecting client rights in general, and regarding culturally diverse clients' differences in their world view and cultural orientation.

Monica Band, Multicultural Chair


Ms. Monica Paige Band is a second year doctoral student studying Counselor Education and Supervision at Marymount University and an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University’s Psychology Department. Ms. Band received her Master’s degree, with honors, at The George Washington University in Rehabilitation Counseling with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Ms. Band is also certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor. In addition to her studies, Ms. Band works for Arlington County providing mental health counseling; community based services for adults diagnosed with severe mental health issues. She is currently in training to provide clinical supervision. Ms. Band’s theoretical orientation is founded in psychodynamic, humanistic, and multicultural perspectives. Ms. Band has lead and collaborated on over 20 projects at local, state, and national level counseling conferences which focus on issues addressing privilege, oppression, power dynamics, and multicultural issues. Ms. Band’s primary professional and research interests include how counselors, counselor educators, and clinical supervisors can provide and model multicultural competent services. Ms. Band hopes to organize and develop programs that address issues related to multicultural counseling and social justice by collaborating with members of NVLPC and the surrounding community.You can contact Monica at multicultural@nvlpc.org



 

NBCC Liaison

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is a non-profit organization which promotes excellence in the counseling profession. NBCC maintains a credentialing system for counselors and for organizations which provide continuing education programs and credits to Licensed Professional Counselors. The NVLPC is an accredited provider of continuing education for counselors and as such must maintain documentation required by the NBCC. The NBCC Liaison keeps current with the NBCC requirements, collects the required documentation, and files reports as required by NBCC.

Steve Zappalla, MA (Chair)


Steve Zappalla retired as an Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2004 after 23 years of active duty as a combat arms officer. Steve served two combat tours; several oversee assignments, and numerous senior leadership and staff positions at the Army and joint staff levels. Upon retiring he shifted his focus to a spiritual centered lifestyle studying to be a counselor in the clinical mental health field. He earned a Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from Marymout University and is currently in a Ph. D. program for counseling education and supervision. Steve has worked in the clinical counseling field since 2009 and is now a LPC in DC, a nationally certified counselor, and certified addictions counselor. Steve is a certified mindfulness meditation instructor and his specialty includes integrating these practices in clinical mental health and helping others with trauma and addictions. He is a father of six adult children and enjoys being a part of their life. You can email Steve at nbccliaison@nvlpc.org.

Durriya Augelli, NBCC Liaison (Committee Member)


Durriya Augelli earned her MS in Counseling and Psychology from what is now Troy University, Global Campus while serving on active duty in the reserves as an officer and instructor at the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School. Her prior degrees are BS/BA in Mathematics/Sociology from Villanova University.   She has experience with military families, residential treatment and group homes, domestic violence, adjustment issues, stress and anger management, academic support, and social skills development. A few graduate classes short of VA Board of Counseling requirements for pursuing LPC, Durriya currently enjoys working with special needs children as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County, volunteering on the Helpline at a local domestic violence shelter, the duties of navy wife, raising teenagers with and without her husband, and assisting on the NVLPC Committee.  You can contact Durriya at nbccliason@nvlpc.org

 

Newsletter

Kristin Rosenthal (Co-Chair)

Kris Rosenthal, LPC, is Owner and Director of Mount Vernon Family Therapy Assoc in Alexandria VA.  Which specializes in couple and family therapy using Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Kris has been certified in EMDR since 1992, and loves working with individuals to restore their sense of courage and connectedness.  She has advanced training in EFT, as well. You can email Kristin at newsletter@nvlpc.org.



 

Nominating Committee

Tara Soligan (Chair)

You can email Tara at nominating@nvlpc.org

 

Resident in Counseling Support - East




Sandra 'Sandy' Molle, LPC, BCN, NCC (Chair)

Sandra Molle, LPC, BCN, NCC, has been a licensed clinician for over fifteen years.  In addition to her extensive experience in the provision of DBT-informed therapy, she incorporates a lot of the neuroscience research in her brain-based interventions with clients including biofeedback and neurofeedback.  She is a certified Neurofeedback provider.  Sandy has been in private practice in Woodbridge, Virginia, for the last six years.  She enjoys providing supervision to residents and values the opportunity to assist new clinicians in setting and maintaining high standards in the field of counseling.. You can email Sandra at residentsupportE@nvlpc.org

 

Resident in Counseling Support - West

   Maya Georgieva, M.A., NCC (Chair)
   
   

Maya Georgieva, M.A., NCC is a doctoral candidate in counselor education and supervision, and a resident in counseling. Born and raised in Eastern Europe, she relocated to the United States in 2009. In her role of adjunct professor at Marymount University, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, and mentors counselors in training. Maya works with adolescent and adult clients at a private practice in Falls Church, Virginia.

Maya volunteered to lead the Resident in Counseling West group because as a resident herself she empathizes with other graduates who are on their journey of becoming licensed professional counselors. Maya will work in collaboration with Sharon Watson, NVLPC Supervision chair in order to provide the best support for the residents. Her goal for this group is to provide students and residents a venue to share and discuss their questions, experiences, trials, and successes in becoming licensed in Virginia.  The group provides a supportive environment and an opportunity to gain from the experience of others in the group. You can email any questions about the group to Maya at residentsupportW@nvlpc.org.

   
Sharon Watson, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, NCC, ACS (Co-Chair)


Sharon is also the Supervision Chair and her bio may be seen there.  

   
   Rebecca Hogg, M.A., NCC (Co-Chair)
  Rebecca Hogg, M.A., NCC is a resident in counseling. She has lived all across the United States and internationally in the Republic of Korea as a military spouse. She permanently relocated to Northern Virginia in 2012. Rebecca currently works with adult clients with severe mental illness at non-profit organization in McLean, Virginia.

 

Student Development

Katrina Clayton, MA (Chair)

Katrina is pre-licensed and an independent contractor at Windward Optimal Health. As a Liberty University graduate in Professional Counseling, Katrina offers a holistic approach to therapy that combines the healing aspects of theology, spirituality, and psychology based on the needs of her clients. She also has extensive experience working with teens and adults with college and career planning. Katrina is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). You can email Katrina at studentdevelopment@nvlpc.org.
   

Kellie Tucker, LPC (Member)

  Kellie is a LPC working for Windward Optimal Health in Sterling. Over the past 6 years, Kellie has spent a great deal of time working with individuals with autism, learning disabilities, ADHD and a variety of mental health issues. Kellie enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She graduated from UNC Charlotte with her master's in School Counseling. Kellie recently joined NVLPC in Summer 2015. Kellie is an avid runner and enjoys the outdoors. You can email Kellie at studentdevelopment@nvlpc.org.


 

Supervision

The Supervision Committee maintains the Supervision related information on the NVLPC website; notifies supervisors and supervisees via the website and the newsletter of any new or pending State regulations governing supervision; receives and processes new applications for inclusion on the supervision list, including checking that the applicant holds a current license, has current liability insurance, and has met the State requirements for becoming a supervisor, then adds that applicant's name to the supervision list; provides follow up with current supervisors regarding the expiration of their license or liability insurance when necessary to maintain their name on the supervision list; responds to telephone and email inquiries regarding supervision.

Sharon Watson, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, NCC, ACS (Chair)



Sharon Watson, is a LPC, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, and a NCC. She is also an ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor) through NBCC/CCE.  She retired in 2013 from Fairfax County CSB as a Senior Clinician where she worked for 18 years in several programs: partial hospitalization, Intake & Assessment, and Adult Services.  Sharon also worked for 12 years at In Step leading parenting groups and children’s groups.  In addition, for 5 years Sharon was a NBCC authorized continuing education provider giving her 20-hour Clinical Supervision Training (the required training for clinicians who supervise residents seeking licensure in Virginia).  Sharon currently provides virtual clinical supervision for residents and also provides supervision/coaching for supervisors (supervision of supervision).  Sharon has been a member of NVLPC for many years and has volunteered for 3 positions: West Resident Support Group Leader for 3 years, Education Director for 2 years, and is currently the Supervision Chair, a position she has held for 4 years. In this last capacity she manages the Supervisor Finder, answers all your questions regarding supervision, and writes a monthly newsletter column called “The Supervision Corner.”   If you would like any topics to be covered in that column or if you have any supervision questions please email Sharon at supervision@nvlpc.org.

 

VACC Representatives



 

John-Mike Nelson, MS, LPC, LSATP

John-Mike is the Vice President for NVLPC.  He is acting as our VACC representatives. You can email John-Mike at vaccrepresentative@nvlpc.org for VACC issues.

 


Website

Shulamit Widawsky (Chair)


Shulamit is in private practice as a consultant for the gifted. She works mostly with highly and profoundly gifted adults and kids, as well as parents of gifted children. Her website is "Guiding the Gifted" at www.shulamit.net. Shulamit is not an LPC, but has been a consultant for the gifted since 1998.  She has been an active professional member of NVLPC since 2011, and was our volunteer editor for our organization's website the first half of 2013. Now Shulamit is our Website Chair and Webmaster. You can email Shulamit at websiteeditor@nvlpc.org.

 

Workshop

Yashika Neaves (Chair)

You can email Yashika at workshop@nvlpc.org.

 



Networking Group - East


Vacant

  You can email NVLPC at networkeast@nvlpc.org


 

Networking Group - West


Co-Chairs

You can email Networking West at networkwest@nvlpc.org

 


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