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Read about our therapists’ diverse backgrounds and experiences to find the right fit for you. Our appointment specialists can also make recommendations.

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.

Our intake specialists can also make recommendations. Call at 1-888-283-4220, or email us at info@lifechristiancounseling.com.


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


Esther W. Bass, M.A., LPC
Counsels: Ages 18+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Areas of Specialty: Pre-marital, marriage, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, substance abuse, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, infidelity, grief, anger, divorce and mood disorders.

Location: Alexandria, VA


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

Areas of Specialty: Addictions, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, mood disorders.

Location: NW Washington, DC


Hannah Bayne, PhD, LPC
Counsels: Ages 16+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital

Areas of Specialty: Anxiety, depression, stress management, adjustment/life transitions, sexual identity, self harm, interpersonal issues, cultural issues, identity exploration/development, grief and loss, career, personality disorders, suicidal ideation, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, pregnancy and postpartum anxiety and depression.

Some Experience: Eating disorders, body image, substance abuse, couples, post abortion issues.

Location: Alexandria, VA


Mary Belote, MS, NCC, LCPC
Counsels: Ages 16+, 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

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

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Melynda Clarke, DMin, LGPC, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages 3+, 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, LGPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 10+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage

Areas of Specialty: Marriage, Couples, Adolescents, Bipolar, Addictions, Grief, Anger, Anxiety, Depression.

Locations: Fort Washington, MD


Lisa R. Connors, LCPC, M.Div, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and 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, premarital, 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: Couples and Marriage, Family, Premarital, Grief and loss, elder care, end of life, life coaching, depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, men's issues, spirituality.

Some experience: Pornography, sexuality, sex addiction, trauma.

Location: Silver Spring West, MD; Waldorf, MD


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


Eugene Harris II, LGPC, 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, Extern
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

Some experience: PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

Locations: Waldorf, MD; Ft. Washington, MD


Sandra L. Jackson, 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, post-abortion issues and terminal illness counseling.

Location: 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: Greenbelt, MD; 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, homosexuality 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


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

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

Location: 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, homosexuality 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: Lexington Park, MD; Upper Marlboro East, MD; NE & NW Washington, DC


Gerald (Jerry) Teague, PhD, LCMFT
Counsels: Ages 18+, male individuals or couples, marriage, premarital 

Areas of Specialty: Family Systems, marriage, couples

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Cyrus R. Williams, PhD, LPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 13+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, family

Areas of Specialty: Parenting, Marriage/Couples, Family, Suicide, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Sex Abuse, Sex Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Pornography, Infidelity, Anger, Divorce, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Intercultural Sensitivity Training, Blended Family.

Location: Virginia Beach, VA


Daniel Zeiss, LPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 5+, 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 and Play Therapy.

Location: Charlottesville, VA



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