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All Life Christian Counseling Network Counselors are Christian counselors who have earned Master's degree or a Ph.D. in counseling or a related field from an accredited graduate school. All are credentialed and are either certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) or similar accrediting body, or hold state licenses with Maryland, DC, or Virginia.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Chris Buckingham, PhD, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 17+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage

Areas of Specialty: Parenting, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender identity and gender dysphoria issues, depression, anxiety, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger, divorce, post-abortion issues, mood disorders, self-mutilation and terminal illness counseling.

Location: Waldorf, MD; Crozet, VA


Darryl Arrington, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Director of Education and Community Outreach
Counsels:
Ages 15+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, marriage, family, couples, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, pornography, infidelity, grief, anger, divorce, mood disorders, issues related to military service.

Locations: Waldorf, MD; Upper Marlboro East, MD; Silver Spring, MD


Kathleen R. Arveson, PhD, CPC
Counsels: Ages 15+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, PTSD, eating disorders, gender identity and gender dysphoria issues, depression, anxiety, infidelity, grief, anger, divorce, post-abortion issues, mood disorders, self-mutilation, issues related to military service and terminal illness.

Some experience: substance abuse, sexual abuse, sex addiction, pornography, ADHD, Asbergers and Autism.


Location: Rockville, MD


Ashley P. Bauman, LGPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, premarital

Areas of Specialty: Co-dependency, PTSD, anger, pre-marital, family problems, relationship issues, self esteem issues, women's issues, trauma, addictions, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, mood disorders.

Location: NW Washington, DC


Mary Belote, MS, NCC, LCPC
Counsels: Ages  21+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, marriage, divorce, parenting, family, blended family, suicide, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, anger, military issues, school matters, disability/disabled family member, PTSD, trauma.

Locations: White Plains, MD; Waldorf, MD


Bryan R.L. Buchanan, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, premarital, couples

Areas of Specialty: Premarital, family, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Melynda Clarke, DMin, LGPC, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages 6+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital

Areas of Specialty: Grief, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Preschool, Elementary, Adolescents, Couples, Marriage, Premarital

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Willa M. Colbert, EdD, LCPC, NCC, ACS
Counsels: Ages 13+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage

Areas of Specialty: Marriage, Couples, Adolescents, Bipolar, Addictions, Grief, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Ideation/Behavior, PTSD, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Familial and Other types of Relationship Issues, Infidelity, Spiritual Issues.

Locations: Fort Washington, MD


Lisa R. Connors, LCPC, M.Div, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 18+, female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital and marital counseling, parenting, family, suicide, grief/loss, adolescents, adults, domestic & sexual violence, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, healing the father wound, and post-abortion issues.


Locations: Fort Washington, MD; Waldorf, MD


Willi Dalaba, LCSW, MSS

Counsels: Ages 13+, male and female individual, couples, marriage, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger divorce, mood disorders, self mutilation and terminal illness counseling.

Extensive experience with foster care and adoption issues.

Location: Alexandria, VA


Robert S. Davison, LGPC, MA, NCC

Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Premarital, Couples and Marriage, Interracial/Ethnic Marriage Issues, Spirituality, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Grief and Loss, Elder Care and End of Life, Infidelity, Sexuality, Men's Issues, Pornography, Sexual Addiction, and Life Coaching.

Additional Experience: Parenting, Divorce, Trauma, Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria Issues, Suicide, ADHD.

Location: Silver Spring North, MD; Waldorf, MD


Jay Farris, LCPC, LPC, MA, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages 6+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, marriage, family, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, substance abuse, sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender identity and gender dysphoria issues, depression, anxiety, pornography, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger, divorce, self-mutilation, issues related to military service, terminal illness, Aspergers and Autism, OCD.

Location: Alexandria, VA


Rebecca Fry, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling - VA
Counsels: Ages 9+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, suicide, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief, anger and divorce.

Location: Alexandria, VA


Elaine Gullotta, M.A., Resident in Counseling
Counsels: Ages 14+, male and female individuals, couples, families, premarital, military personnel, spouses and families.

Areas of Specialty: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Suicide, Addictions, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Military, Life Coaching

Location: Alexandria, VA


Eugene Harris II, LCPC, MA, MPA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 14+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Military, Premarital, Family and Marriage, Co-parenting, Suicide, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Infidelity, Grief, Anger, Divorce, Pre/Post-Abortion Issues, Self-mutilation, Blended Families, Sexual Abuse, and Terminal Illness.

Some experience: substance abuse, sex addiction, pornography, and ADHD.

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD; Waldorf, MD


Tanesha W. Houston, MA
Counsels: Ages 3+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Marriage, Family, Infidelity, Anxiety, Self-Esteem/Self-Worth, Pre-Marital, Grief, Blended Families, Anger, Co-parenting, Domestic Violence, Miscarriages, Still-born, Sexuality Issues, Spirituality, Healthy Dating, Life/Career Coaching, Post-Abortion, Depression.

Some experience: PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

Locations:Lexington Park, MD; Waldorf, MD


Karen H. Hubbard, MA, Intern
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, family, premarital, marriage

Locations: Waldorf, MD


Gianna L. Jackson, MFT, Intern
Counsels: Ages 10+, male and female individuals, couples, family, premarital, marriage

Location: Waldorf, MD


Sandra L. Jackson, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW (DC)
Counsels: Ages 9+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, PTSD, substance abuse, sexual abuse, sex addiction, depression, anxiety, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger, divorce, foster care, adoption, self-esteem, domestic violence, spirituality, post-abortion issues and terminal illness counseling.

Location: Lexington Park, MD; Upper Marlboro East, MD; Waldorf, MD


Hiram E. Jennings, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, substance abuse, sex addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, anger and divorce.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Benjamin B. Keyes, Ph.D., Ed.D., LPC
Counsels: Ages 11+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, family

Areas of Specialty: Parenting, marriage, family, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender identity and gender dysphoria issues, depression, anxiety, pornography, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger, divorce, post-abortion issues, Play Therapy, mood disorders, self-mutilation, issues related to military service and terminal illness counseling.

Location: Arlington, VA


Linda Kline-Lau, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 2-10, 18+ male and female individuals, couples, marriage, family

Areas of Specialty: Marriage, Family, Couples, Depression, Anxiety, Death of a parent, Loss through suicide, Eating disorders, Bariatric surgery counseling and support, ADHD, OCD, Anger management, Relationship issues, Divorce, Marital counseling, Multicultural marriage and Life in a blended family.

Provides Clinical Counseling utilizing a variety of techniques to include: Talk Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Play, Art and Sand Tray Therapy techniques - MD only, Assigns homework to clients as indicated.

Location: Waldorf, MD; Alexandria, VA, Fairfax Station, VA


Jon Le, LGPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 6+, Male and Female Individuals, Premarital

Areas of Specialty: Autism (both individuals with autism and their family members, especially ages 12-17), Suicide, Depression and Anxiety, Identity Issues, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues

Experience with: Inter-Generational Issues, Elder Care

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD; Silver Spring, MD


Maxwell Manning, PhD, LCSW-C
Counsels: Ages 13+, Male and Female Individuals, Couples, Marriage, Premarital, Family.

Areas of Specialty: Parenting, Suicide, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Substance Abuse (alcohol & Drugs), Sex Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Pornography, Infidelity, ADD/ADHD, Grief, Loss, Anger, Divorce, Mood Disorders, Narcissistic Personality, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, Intercultural Sensitivity Training, Blended Family

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Naneka M. Mason, MA
Counsels: Ages 13+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Grief, Family, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Anger, Depression, Anxiety

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD; Waldorf, MD


Trina M. Powell, LCPC, LPC, PsyD
Counsels: Ages 3+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Marriage, Family, Addictions, Play Therapy, Grief, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Anger, Depression/Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Preschool age, Elementary, Adolescents, Teens.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Marile Yvonne Shack, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 3+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, substance abuse, sexual abuse, sex addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, divorce, post-abortion, Play Therapy, mood disorders, self-mutilation and terminal illness counseling.

Location: Beltsville, MD, Upper Marlboro East, MD


Beverly R. Smith, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 15+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty:
Marriage counseling, Couples Counseling, Teens, Family, Suicide, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Depression/Anxiety, Infidelity, Grief/Loss, Anger, Divorce, Mood Disorders, ministerial counseling, spiritual caregivers, coping skills, problem solving, survivors of incest, rape, and abuse, co-dependency, anger management, stress management, spiritual counseling, depression, and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Thomas G. Smith, MA
Counsels: Ages 18+, male individuals or couples, marriage, premarital 

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, marriage, gender identity and gender dysphoria issues, grief, anger, addictions, anxiety and depression.

Location: Waldorf, MD


Linda E. Studevent-Ward, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Counsels: Ages 8+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Elementary, Crisis Intervention/Resolution, premarital, marriage, divorce, parenting, family, blended families, domestic violence, physical abuse, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, co-dependency, grief and loss, anger management, PTSD, substance abuse, trauma, infidelity, pre/post abortion issues, issues related to military service, adolescents, blended families, partners.

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Daniel Zeiss, LPC, MA, NCC
Counsels:Ages 10+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty:Family Premarital, Marriage, Addictions, Anger, Anger Management, Mood Disorders, Military/Deployment Issues, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Sex Addiction, Pornography, Infidelity, Grief.

Location: Charlottesville, VA



Call 1-888-283-4220
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Christine Buckingham, LCPC, NCC, MA - Executive Director