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NVLPC Board Members for 2018-2019



 President  Sarah Keely
 Vice President  Faith James
 Secretary  Elizabeth Brokamp
 Treasurer  Nan Long
 Past President  Renae Smith
 Communications  Anne Chow
 Education  Yashika Neaves
 Events Director/Committee
 Melat Johnson
         Events-East  Durriya Augelli
         Events-West  Enid Machayo
 Membership  Tamika Archer
 Administrative Asst.  Amy Hull
 Multicultural  Farrah Alnajjar
 NBCC Liaison  Rebecca Hogg
 Newsletter Advertising
 Amy Fortney Parks
 Newsletter  Audrey Lipps
 Networking Group East  Anne Chow
 Networking Group West  Anne Chow
 Nominating Committee  VACANT
 Resident-in-Counseling Support East  Amy Fortney Parks
 Resident-in-Counseling Support West  Rebecca Hogg/Kate Yuetter
 Student Development  Kiana Cummings
 Supervision  Sharon Watson
 Website  Danijela Nardelli
 Workshop  Faith James
 Yahoo Group Admin.  Eleanor Huff

Revised as of 7/1/2018




Executive Board


 Sarah Keely, LPC

  Sarah Keely, LPC received her degree from Lesley College in MA in 1994 and was first licensed as a counselor in 1997; she transferred her license to VA after moving here in 2009. Sarah sees couples, adults, and families with adult children in her private practice in Herndon. She is an Emotionally Focused Couples therapist and incorporates mindfulness practice into her work. She is also a certified teacher of the Enneagram, a spiritually oriented personality typing system. An NVLPC member since 2010, Sarah is honored to serve the community as a president this year and looks forward to seeing it continue to thrive! You can email Sarah at


Vice President

 Faith James, LPC

 You can email Faith at



 Elizabeth Brokamp, LPC

    Elizabeth Brokamp is a licensed professional counselor, mom of three, and an Alexandria native who attended William and Mary and Teacher's College, Columbia University. She has worked as a school counselor, in-home therapist, and in private practice, and is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Elizabeth loves writing and has published three children's books, including one for the APA's children's press. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision through the University of the Cumberlands.  You can email Elizabeth at



 Nan Long, LPC, CSAT

  Nan Long is an LPC who specializes in sex addiction, sexuality and relationships in her private practice in Reston, Virginia. She is currently completing her Daring Way™ Certified Facilitator supervision and is passionate in bringing this model to her work. She is also certified in EMDR and trained in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. Her history as a bookkeeper, small business owner, and church treasurer led her to the treasurer’s position on our board. When Nan’s not counseling and working on shame resilience and vulnerability, she’s spending quality time with her partner Hank, her dog Sibbie, and her hobbies cooking and needlepoint. You can email Nan at


Past President

  Renae Smith, LPC, NCC

    Renae Smith received her BA from the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay in music education and her MA in Human Services Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Renae is an LPC and has been in private practice for the past 15 years. She is owner and operator of Adrian Counseling Center, LLC in Fairfax, VA, where she practices counseling with children, adolescents, adults and families. Renae also enjoys teaching workshops and seminars on various topics, including education, counseling, and spiritual issues. She has been a member of NVLPC since 2008 and looks forward to helping NVLPC continue to provide excellent educational programming and networking opportunities for its members. You can email Renae at






  Anne Chow

  Anne owns Bluebird Counseling Center near Tyson's Corner in McLean. She works with adults, couples, and teens, specializing in Solution-Focused Therapy. Before working in mental health, Anne taught in Virginia's public schools for over 10 years. This experience has given her a unique perspective on the needs of parents and students in McLean and surrounding areas. She provides a warm and supportive counseling environment to all clients. Anne lives near Merrifield with her husband and two small dogs. In her spare time she volunteers with the Junior League of Northern Virginia. You can email Anne at



  Yashika Neaves

  Yashika Neaves holds a M.Ed. in Counseling from Northwestern State University; she works for the Department of Defense (DoD) on interagency policy and congressional issues related to military pre-separation counseling, psychosocial interventions, transition and reintegration. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Valley Forge and a PhD student in Counselor Education & Supervision at Regent University. Her portfolio includes licensed school counseling, crisis intervention, career counseling, certified mental health first aid and reintegration counseling. Yashika’s research interest include military therapeutic drop-out rates, relational restoration and complex trauma. Yashika is an Armed Forces veteran, military spouse, and daughter of a retired Army officer.  You can email Yashika at



  Melat Johnson

  Melat Johnson is a clinical therapist based in the DC metropolitan area. Melat obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from Hampton University and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Melat Johnson is a nationally board certified counselor (NCC) and is currently a resident-in-counseling working towards licensure(LPC). Melat has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in residential treatment centers as well as in an acute inpatient/outpatient hospital setting. Melat has also worked with adolescents and adults with dual diagnosis both at an outpatient addiction clinic as well as at a psychiatric hospital. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor(CSAC). Melat considers each individual completely unique in their experiences, and therefore uses a combination of evidence-based therapeutic techniques to best interpret, advise, explore, and support. Melat has a passion for working with those struggling with mental health issues and their families. Melat is dedicated to bringing awareness and ending the stigma towards mental health. She has participated in several fundraisers and walks for various mental health organizations. She has spoken to audiences about the importance of tolerance and awareness of mental health issues. You can email Melat at



  Tamika Archer

   You can email Tamika at


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