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Meet Our Health Professionals
At Colonial Psychiatric Associates, our patient and friendly staff will make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. We’re a group of professional care practitioners whose mission is to provide the highest level of healthcare to the greater Newport News area. Meet our staff members ready to serve you.
DR. MARY BURCH
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J. DIANNE BROOKS, LCSW
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DR. DONNA HAYGOOD-JACKSON
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DR. SARAH GAUTHIER
Throughout our lifetime, we experience difficulties and struggles that can feel overwhelming. My clients experience low mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and at times trauma; sometimes they have found ways to manage their distress through self-harming or disordered eating behaviors. These struggles also impact family life, relationships and education or work. I work in a compassionate and motivated manner to understand each individual's unique experience and to develop a therapeutic approach that enhances skills and coping. I draw from a range of approaches to create a therapeutic plan that is unique to each person.
Childhood and teenage years can be particularly challenging and whilst therapeutic work is usually individual appointments, I also work with parents and families to further enhance and embed skills development and coping styles. Developing a shared written understanding, or formulation, with each client is at the heart of my therapeutic work.
Having worked in the U.K for much of my professional life I offer a fresh perspective on difficulties experienced throughout the different life stages
SHIREEN GARVIN, LPC
Shireen Garvin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). She has completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Hampton University and post graduate studies at the College of William and Mary.
Shireen has over 23 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples as well as military service members and veterans. She has worked in a variety of settings such as the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, Riverside Behavioral Health Center, Poplar Springs Hospital, residential and crisis programs, group homes, Virginia Department of Health, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, and Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Shireen is the spouse of a military veteran and the mother of an active duty service member.
Shireen uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed therapy, supportive and solution focused short-term therapy. Areas of specialty include treatment of depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, stress, substance use, family and marital issues, and military life challenges.
CASSIE JACOBS, MS, LCSW
Name: Cassie Jacobs, MS, LCSW
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Practice Description: Cassie’s goal as a therapist is to be is to be non-judgmental and highlight the strength of a person as a way to process through trauma and life events. This is a client-led process, which allows a focus on future needs and outcomes.
Therapeutic Approach: Cassie uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psycho-education, and trauma processing techniques. Additionally, she incorporates a variety of techniques in order to empower clients, promote and identify resiliency, and identify/restore/rebuild strengths.
Practice Specialties or Interests: Sexual Trauma, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Family dynamics, Family of Origin issues, Military deployments, parenting, conduct related issues.
Ages Treated: Ages 7- 30
Demographic Specialties: All
USC, Doctorate of Social Work, Expected 2021
Northeastern University, MS Nonprofit Management, 2019
SUNY Albany, MSW, Clinical Concentration, 2009
Pace University, English, 2007
BONNIE KELLY, LCSW
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CHARLES KOAH, LPC
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DR. REVA O' HALLARN
Many of my clients struggle with the painful issues of anxiety, depression (including postpartum depression), loss, trauma, or health problems. Many also are dealing with significant life changes and stressors. In a compassionate, gentle manner, I listen to their stories, empower them to use their strengths, and help them learn ways to cope with their situations and feelings.
I work with my clients on helping them identify and change thought patterns that may contribute to their sadness, fear, and frustration. Because each person is unique, with his/her own perspective, background, and personal qualities, I work carefully with each client to tailor treatment to the individual.