MEET OUR STAFF
Our psychiatric and psychotherapy practice includes clinicians from a variety of educational backgrounds, personalities, and professional interests. While we are all passionate about bringing Interpersonal Neurobiology to life in our work, we draw from other therapeutic approaches including Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Leecie Brown, LCSW
Leecie received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Wheaton College (IL) and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She has worked in a variety of settings, including public child welfare, emergency mental health, and outpatient private practice. Her treatment influences include attachment theory and EMDR, and she likens her role with clients to that of a consultant or advisor as they seek to make changes and imagine the lives they want for themselves.
"I bring a spirit of curiosity into my work and find that my clients consistently surprise me with the depth of their courage alongside their pain and grief. I believe the work of the therapist is to allow clients to get in touch with their longings and fears, and to be a witness to their losses and victories. I most enjoy helping clients make connections between their past and present, allowing them to live the best version of themselves going forward."
Stephanie Christensen, MS
Marriage & Family Therapy Resident
Stephanie is a graduate of Virginia Tech and a resident marriage and family therapist. She works primarily with couples but also works regularly with individuals, children and whole families. She uses a unique integration of methods that focuses on thoughts (mind) and feelings (body). Her methods are informed by Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory and Polyvagal Theory. She is trained in Emotion Focused Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Parent-Child Relationship Therapy. She is also trained and certified to conduct equine-assisted psychotherapy.
"I believe each individual has the potential and capacity to discover their ideal self. As a therapist, I take a holistic and systemic assessment and with understanding and gentleness, I help facilitate the awakening of awareness. With your newfound awareness of your mind's and body's patterns, together, we formulate solutions to transform your relationship with yourself, with others and your environment. In my therapy room, you can expect intentional interventions that help you make sense of your experience, an emphasis on progress towards your goals and above all, a safe place to bring your whole selves to the table."
Anna Graham, LMSW
Practice Manager & Social Work Resident
Check back soon for Anna's bio.
Therapy approach to come!
Courtney Morrison, LCSW
Owner & Psychotherapist
Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MALS from Georgetown University. Her approach is informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology, Psychodynamics, Psychoanalysis, and Attachment-based Theories.
“We all have a new story that is waiting to be written. It’s a story filled with more hope and joy than we could ever have imagined. It’s my goal to help clients imagine what could be, mourn what might have been, and move forward into their deepest longings. Along the way, I help clients to reflect on the impact of past events in their lives and identify new ways of being in relationship with themselves and others.”
Bryan Patrick, QMHP-T
Bryan is a Qualified Mental Health Professional Trainee (QMHP-T) in Virginia and Clinical Intern completing the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. He is driven by a passion to see people experience transformation of mind, body, and spirit by identifying beliefs and behaviors that keep them from living fully into their true story. His clinical approach is informed by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and attachment theory. Bryan previously served in pastoral ministry and has witnessed first-hand how unaddressed mental health issues lead to ministry burnout. In this second-half-of-life career, Bryan is especially interested in coming alongside those who care for others through ministry and helping them navigate the unique mental health challenges that can come with serving in ministry.
“Beliefs formed through imperfect relationships can keep us from living out our lives more truthfully. The goal of counseling is to look at one’s past with curiosity to identify the relationships and beliefs that have shaped us so we can look to the future on purpose to live out a story filled with beauty and goodness. When it comes to shepherding God’s people, ministers and their families are often overlooked. I want to help those who serve in ministry create beauty and goodness so they can go out and spread the greatest story.”
Hillary Roseti, MS
Marriage & Family Therapy Resident
Hillary is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Hillary works with individuals, couples, and groups. Her work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Attachment Theories.
“Through the art and science of my work with clients, I join them on a journey of development and transformation as they take intentional steps towards wholeness. My desire is that clients experience growth and connection in their lives, integrate fractured parts of their story, and awaken to greater healing, awareness, and beauty.”
Gail Smith, BSN-BC, CGP
Intake Coordinator & Psychiatric Nurse
Gail is a Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse. She earned a BSN from Hawaii Pacific University. Gail also graduated from the National Group Psychotherapy Institutes in Washington, DC, through the Washington School of Psychiatry with her certification in Group Psychotherapy.
“As a Psychiatric Nurse and Office Manager for the practice, my favorite work is connecting clients with staff who can help them integrate their stories and flourish with their desire to grow in wholeness and beauty. I am privileged to witness the transformative work that happens as our practice provides a relational community of being known and of developing the desire to be the best version of self.”
David Steele, LMFT
David is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. David specializes in issues related to family of origin, attachment, communication, and trauma. His work is informed strongly by Attachment Theories, Interpersonal Neurobiology, the Internal Family Systems Model, and EMDR.
“Counseling is courageous exploration and transformation of one's story into a narrative that is truer and more abundant. It's the joy of my life to be a companion to clients on their journey toward wholeness, shedding light on places of hurt and shame, inviting healing and restoration, and equipping clients to live life to the fullest.”
Finnegan P. Steele, CGC
Certified Therapy Dog
Finn is a Certified Therapy Dog, and he has completed this certification through Off-Leash K9 Training of Northern Virginia. Finn is also a registered Canine Good Citizen (CGC) with the American Kennel Club. Finn works alongside David Steele, LMFT to provide comfort and grounding to clients experiencing emotional distress in therapy. Animal assisted therapy is only available to clients of David Steele, LMFT at this time.
Curt Thompson, MD
Chief Purpose Officer & Psychiatrist
Curt Thompson, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital.
"As a psychiatrist, I am offered the privilege to bear witness to how hard people work, carrying their pain as they live on life’s edges, where brokenness and even hopelessness are commonplace. In addition to providing helpful medical care, I believe a significant part of my work is to listen well, ask (hopefully) meaningful questions, and wonder aloud about the possible discoveries that may lie waiting just outside the door of a patient’s awareness."