Clinicians

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.

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.

matthew-vieyraMatthew Vieyra, M.A.

      • Therapist, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1730
      • 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. 1370
      • 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.

Julia Corey

      • Therapist
      • Julia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Radford University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is currently a Resident in Counseling (RIC) through the Virginia Board of Counseling and is working towards become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia. She has clinical experience working with children, young adults, and adults across a number of clinical settings including a university, an elementary school as a TDT Specialist, and in a substance abuse rehabilitation treatment facility. Julia utilizes various therapeutic techniques based off of the individuals needs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mode Deactivation Therapy (MDT), person centered therapy, and family therapy while focusing on the overall well-being of the individual. She also expresses specialized interests in working with individuals including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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.

 

Aaron Leeth, CTRS

      • Director of Ancillary Services
      • Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Old Dominion University with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. He is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who has worked with children and adolescents with a wide array of behavioral issues and mental health diagnoses. Aaron is committed to reducing obstacles to leisure while improving the physical, psychological, social, and emotional well-being of those under his supervision.