- As a combat veteran Gibson served as a National Guard soldier for 17 years. He served in Bosnia as part of Operation Joint Guard and earned a Combat Infantryman Badge in Afghanistan in 2005. Committed to helping out others, Gibson went back to school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University Global in Applied Social Sciences, and he recently earned his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Gibson sees his role as a therapist as a way to help others and enjoy providing clinical care for individuals struggling with both substance related and mental health issues. Working as an intern with NOVANT/UVA’s Prince William Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse, Gibson gained experience working with clients in individual and group therapy settings. He has also worked with both families and couples in a therapeutic environment. In addition to working in a residential treatment facility for adolescents with mental health and behavior issues, Gibson is also involved in Veterans counseling. Gibson has experience serving individuals struggling with depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationship deficits, aggression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He finds that his theoretical approach adopts some of the proven concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while staying grounded in humanistic roots.
Sahar Kabiri, Pre- Licensed (LPC), MS, NCC, CAADC, CSAC
- Sahar is Virginia Board approved resident in counseling working toward her LPC. She has a of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Science in Business Management from George Mason University. Sahar is Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor, and Certified Substance Abuser Counselor. Sahar is passionate about helping individuals achieve greater self-awareness and healing. She collaborates closely with patients to form a nonjudgmental, open and trusting relationship, in turn, serves as the foundation of success and holistic healing in therapy.