Faith James, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Dr. Faith James is both a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of counseling, psychotherapy, and teaching experience. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, parents and couples. Her areas of expertise include Parenting, Co-parenting, Depression, Anxiety, and Adolescent stress. She conducts psychological evaluations as well.
Dr. James is committed to the overall well being of families and she works with families in transition, such as divorce, grief and loss, and becoming new parents. During the course of her career, Dr. James has provided counseling and psychotherapy services to a wide variety of populations in both public and private sectors. She has considerable experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and individuals and families dealing with substance abuse/addiction issues. She has also worked extensively with adolescents assisting in college preparation and career planning.
Dr. James graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and she received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University. At Capella University she completed her Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Psychology with a specialization in Work Family Conflict and Women’s studies. During the past 10 years, she has worked as an adjunct professor at various universities teaching psychology courses. Dr. James has diverse experience that has provided her with a range of skills and an ability to flexibly approach each client’s unique circumstances.
“My approach to counseling is simple: Everyone faces challenges in life from time to time for which they may feel that they do not have all the tools to deal with alone. I see myself as a ‘coach’. I work with you to help you move from where you are now to where you want to be. I help you identify what you want and help you develop a plan to get there. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because it is a research based, results oriented approach that produces results. I have found CBT techniques to be as effective for children and adolescents as they are for adults.”
In addition to clinical work Dr. James has extensive experience as a Clinical Supervisor and is affiliated with the following organizations: American Counselors Association, Healthcare Providers Service Organization, the Virginia Board of Health Professionals, Psychology Today and Northern Virginia LPC group. Dr. James is married and has three children. She likes to spend time outdoors and with her family.
Laura Romine, MA, LPC
Are you a firm believer that we are all capable of achieving incredible things in order to live our heart’s desires? You are not alone. Being able to tell your story in therapy includes all the wonderfulness of who you are as well as your pain. Together we will work with you to bring relief, balance, and healing to your life. Laura’s approach has very much to do with identifying core beliefs and behaviors that may cause you to get stuck. Together, we find ways of problem solving that move you to wiser solutions with more truth utilizing a strength-based approach.
Laura serves populations across the developmental life span and has a special interest in developmental trauma, neuroscience, and pet assisted therapies. Laura is certified in Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy that is used to cope with trauma and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II).
In her personal life, Laura is a military wife and the mother of three. Her passions include art, history, and horses. Laura earned her Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, in, Virginia.
Laura is affiliated with the following organizations: International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), American Association of Counseling (ACA), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), Northern Virginia LPC group, and American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC).
Laura specializes in: ADHD and Executive Functioning, Attachment issues, Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Ego state work, Educational struggles, Grief, Parenting struggles, Phase of life transitions, Trauma and Women’s issues.
Alexis Arnette, MA, LPC
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. - Carl Rogers.
Counseling is a journey, as a therapist it is my pleasure to be a fellow traveler with those around me as there is no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Alexis holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Alexis is a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Reserves with a few deployments to Southwest Asia under her belt. In her personal life Alexis spends her time dabbling in the arts and the world of exercise.
Alexis takes an inter-disciplinary approach to counseling with the goal of helping individuals begin habits and practices that will help them achieve positive and meaningful changes in relationships with others and themselves. She has experience in a wide variety of clinical settings including, undergraduate counseling centers, residential treatment facilities, intensive-in-home organizations and multicultural social justice counseling centers.
Alexis works with: Adults, Children, Teens, and Families.
Alexis specializes in coping mechanisms for: ADHD and Executive Functioning, Attachment, Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Grief, Parenting Struggles, Phase of Life Transitions, Soldiers, the LBG-TQIA Community, Couples, Trauma and Women’s issues.
Marie Harris (Resident in Counseling)
Marie Harris holds a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Her experience includes work with children, tweens, teens, and all stages of adulthood. Marie has an extensive history in the human services field, working for 14 years in a variety of settings, including Therapeutic Day Treatment, Intensive In-Home Therapy, and outpatient office counseling.
Marie believes that all human beings have a right to unconditional respect, and she enjoys diversity in personalities, lifestyles, and issues. She has worked with clients with dual diagnoses, major depression, severe anxiety, bi-polar, autism and behavioral disorders, She has had great success in providing marriage counseling, and co-parenting skill building. Some therapeutic approaches used are mindfulness and strength based, person-centered treatment, focusing on each individual's lifestyle and choices. Therapeutic techniques are derived from Cognitive-based, Solution-focused and Emotion-based therapies.
Marie spends her free time with her children and grandchild, doing mosaics, home improvements and continuing education, especially Neuro-Science. It is important to her that counseling surrounds the client with unbiased acceptance, openness, and safety while working together on finding the links to each individuals solutions.