Regina Graham, M.D.

    • Psychiatrist
    • Dr. Graham is double board-certified in child & adolescent psychiatry and general/adult psychiatry. Her training includes medical school at University of California-Los Angeles, internship in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Oakland, residency in general/adult psychiatry at University of California-San Francisco, and fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry at New York University. She has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Graham has provided psychiatric consultation-liaison for pediatricians in office, emergency room, hospital, and school settings. She is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Graham comes to North Spring with the dedicated goal of providing the best care for children and teens, who require intensive long-term treatment, by considering how their unique myriad of psychological, social, and biological influences affect their mental health.

Aisha-ThompsonAisha Thompson, Ph.D., LCP

      • Psychologist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1320
      • Thompson received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from The University of Mary Washington and a Master’s of Education in Risk and Prevention from Harvard University. Her doctoral degree in Clinical and School Psychology was completed at the University of Virginia and her postdoctoral residency was at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Much of her work has focused on clinical interventions and psychological evaluations for children and adolescents in a variety of settings such as inpatient, partial hospital programs, community mental health, schools and residential treatment facilities. Her professional interests include working with at-risk children and families for the treatment of complex trauma, attachment disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, behavioral disorders and family relationship problems.

Cassandra-McDonnellCassandra McDonnell, Ph.D., LCP, CSOTP

      • Psychologist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1550
      • McDonnell received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The College of William and Mary. She completed her graduate training in Clinical Psychology at University of Missouri – St. Louis and her post-doctoral residency at the University of Virginia. Much of her work has focused on older children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including community mental health, public and charter schools, primary care medical centers, pediatric hospitals, and residential treatment. Her professional interests include anxiety and depressive disorders, traumatic grief, self-harm behaviors, sexual acting out behaviors, and complex trauma. She enjoys providing both intervention and comprehensive psychological evaluation services.

jonathan_johnsonJonathan Johnson, M.A., CSOTP

      • Clinical Coordinator for Mode Deactivation Therapy Services, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1530
      • Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling from West Virginia University. Throughout his education and 15 years of clinical experience, he has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, in-home, and residential treatment. He has experience as a substance abuse therapist, couples therapist and has spent most of his career working with children and their families. Jonathan has experience in individual, group and family therapy. Jonathan has experience working with adolescents struggling with mood disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety and he specializes in the treatment of sexually reactive youth.
        Jonathan also provides training to staff members, families and others in the use of the Mode Deactivation Therapy modality. Jonathan has presented Mode Deactivation Therapy at various conferences and workshops, including ATSA, VSOTA and MATSA.

Keyona-WhiteKeyona White, CTRS

      • Ancillary Services Director, (703) 777-0800, ext. 1430
      • Keyona received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology. Keyona is a nationally certified and licensed Recreational Therapist. During her undergraduate studies Keyona worked at a Behavioral Health Center in Hampton, VA, working with seniors, adolescents and adults. From this experience she instantly fell in love with the mental health environment. Prior to coming to North Spring she worked as a Recreational Therapist at Virginia Hospital Center working on their Behavioral Health Unit, Addictions Unit and their Mother-Baby Unit. She also worked as a paraprofessional in an autism classroom. She has worked with both adults and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disturbances, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and PTSD. Her professional interests include depression, self-esteem, conduct and mood disorders.

matthew-vieyraMatthew Vieyra, M.A.

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1080
      • Matthew received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and completed his Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is currently completing his residency to be a Licensed Professional Counselor and a registered art therapist.
        Matthew completed his Master’s internship in art therapy with cancer patients at Texas Children’s Hospital and at transition homes for homeless families. Before joining North Spring he did in home therapy with children with autism. He also has over two years of experience doing direct care in acute and residential facilities. Matt believes that using the creative process is an effective way to help communicate what cannot be expressed with words and is also a catalyst for personal discovery and growth.

kristin-kowalskiKristin M. Kowalski, LCSW

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1570
      • Kristin received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from George Mason University where she graduated with honors. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kristin is currently completing residency for licensure. She has worked and interned in a variety of settings including community mental health, the public school system and intensive in-home with children, adolescents and families. Kristin’s professional interests include: family systems, complex trauma, attachment disorders, mood disorders, self-esteem and oppositional defiance in children and adolescents.


      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1050
      • Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Maryland and Virginia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from George Mason University in 2010 and an Advanced Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland in 2011. Kelly’s primary clinical focus has been working with adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral disturbances, residing in out of home placements. Her internship and professional experiences have provided the opportunity to work with adolescents and identified families around a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance and other generalized mood and attachment disorders. Kelly’s professional interests include trauma informed care and substance abuse and would like to further her career specializing in these areas.

IMG_3234Owen Allie, M.S., M.A.

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1590
      • Owen Julien Allie completed his Bachelor’s in Science in Castleton Vermont, majoring in Marketing. He has completed a Masters in Science, Psychology from Phoenix University and a Masters in Arts, Clinical Mental Counseling from Argosy University. He is currently completing his residency to be a Licensed Professional Counselor. Owen’s professional experience is across several settings, working in intensive in-home settings with children and families, residential treatment for substance use, intensive outpatient for substance use and partial hospitalization treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Owen has worked with multiple age groups and diagnostic criteria, his preferred treatment niche is applying motivational and strengths based approaches to clients in early recovery.

Ruth_Brown.JPGRuth Brown

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1280
      • Ruth has been in the mental health field for approximately 30 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Shepherd University and Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Marymount University. Ruth specializes in treating trauma, utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and working with substance abuse. She enjoys working with people of all ages and sees hope in everyone she meets.

Nicole Taylor

      • Nicole_Taylor.JPGTherapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1560
      • Nicole graduated from Regent University in Virginia Beach with a dual Masters Degree in Community Counseling and Professional School Counseling. Nicole is a National Certified Counselor and is also completing her residency for clinical licensure in the state of Virginia. She has clinical experience working with children and adolescents in the private practice setting, the public school system, and in residential facilities.
        Nicole completed her clinical internship on the acute unit at the Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health, a Universal Health Services facility in Norfolk, Va., working with at risk children and adolescents. Before coming to North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, Nicole worked in the Prince William Country Public School System, providing therapeutic day treatment services to children presenting extreme behavioral and emotional concerns. Nicole’s professional experiences thus far have been providing clinical services to children, adolescents, and family systems suffering complex trauma and experiencing emotional crisis.

Takisha_Percy.JPGTakisha Percy

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext 1580
      • Takisha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed and Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia. Takisha has worked at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare for more than six years in both residential and educational settings. Her professional clinical experience has been working with children, adolescents and families with specialized interests in working with victims of domestic violence, behavioral and emotional disturbances, substance abuse, attachment disorders, sexually reactive youth, conduct and mood disorders, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and self-esteem.

Brenda Broadnax

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1210
      • Brenda has a master’s degree from Capella University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Behavioral Science in Education. Brenda has completed her residency and is currently awaiting approval from the Virginia Licensure Board of Counseling to take her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) exam for licensure. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families across a number of clinical settings, outpatient, therapeutic day treatment (TDT) school setting, intensive in-home community based and the psych unit. Her area of focus is working with domestic violence, homeless population, trauma, attachment, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, mood and personality disorder. Brenda utilizes, trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and Mode Deactivation Therapy (MDT) based techniques, personal centered and behavioral family therapy approaches to work with families who are at risk.

Michelle Capozzi, MSW, LSW

      • Therapist, 703-777-0800 ext 1440
      • Michelle is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Virginia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an Advanced Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University. Michelle completed her Bachelor’s internship at Interfaith Hospitality Network, a family homeless shelter, working with children and teens to improve their social and academic skills. She completed her Master’s internship at Loudoun County Public Schools, providing therapeutic individual, group, and family services to middle school students to help them succeed in the classroom. Prior to her employment with North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, Michelle worked at Dominion Hospital in their inpatient, partial, and intensive outpatient programs. She has professional experience providing clinical services to children and adolescents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, low-self-esteem, and family relationship problems. Michelle uses a strengths-based approach and continues to pursue her passion of empowering young lives.

Angela Waugh

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1260
      • Angie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia and a Virginia approved Clinical Supervisor. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Morehead State University in Kentucky and she has over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. Angie has worked in various settings along the continuum of mental health care including inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, group homes, community based services and residential services. She enjoys working primarily with adolescents and families and has experience treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma.

Ryan Lynch

      • Ryan received his Bachelor of Science and Masters in clinical mental health from Lynchburg College. Ryan is a Nationally Certified Counselor and is also completing his residency for clinical licensure in the state of Virginia. Ryan has experience working with children and adolescence in the public school system and in residential facilities. Before coming to North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, Ryan worked in the Lynchburg city and surrounding county public schools providing Therapeutic Day Treatment services to children presenting with emotional and behavioral concerns. His previous clinical experience has been working with children and adolescents with specific interested in working with oppositional defiance, intermittent explosive disorder. anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorders, depression and attachment disorders.