Staff

J. Alexandra Herrera is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, and Registered Virginia Supervisor. Alexandra graduated from Carnegie Mellon University for her bachelor’s degree and The George Washington University for her Master’s degree. She has been in the mental health field for over 13 years and offers individual services to adolescents, adults, and families. Her work consists of, but is not limited to, providing therapy for clients with complex trauma, mood disorders, intellectual disabilities, executive functioning difficulties, anxiety and depression, adjustment disorders, attachment disorders, intellectual disabilities, and abuse and neglect cases. Alexandra is currently taking on LPC residents for supervision.

Maike Nolen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 7 years of experience. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in private and public health settings. Maike currently supports adult clients to achieve a variety of goals including treating anxiety, depression, processing trauma, and building self-confidence. She provides a space of mutual trust and respect in which clients can feel secure and comfortable while working on their treatment goals.

Jennifer Dodson is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR)  and Counseling Resident from Alexandria, Virginia. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her involvement as a Rush Teaching Artist at the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation in Brooklyn, fueled her desire to pursue a master’s in art therapy. Jennifer graduated from The George Washington University Art Therapy Program where she interned at the GWU art therapy trauma clinic, serving adolescents and adults in the metropolitan D.C. area. She practices a trauma informed approach to art therapy for both individual clients as well as groups. Her previous experience includes art therapy with homeless adults at Friendship Place and Miriam’s Kitchen, as well as a shelter for abandoned women at The Banyan Tree in Channai, India. When Jennifer is not creating art, she enjoys dancing, listening to Bob Dylan, and carving candles. 

Adrienne Iannazzo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a resident in Art Therapy licensure. She received her MA in Art Therapy from The George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Adrienne is a trauma-informed, art therapist and counselor. She also has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. She is currently accepting new clients.

Danielle Olmedo is a Licensed Resident in Counseling. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and International Affairs. Danielle received her Master’s degree from The George Washington University. She has been in the mental health field for seven years and offers individual services to adolescents, adults, and families. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her work consists of, but is not limited to, providing therapy for clients with complex trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, family conflict, adjustment disorders, gender identity, abuse and neglect, attachment disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Danielle specializes in complex trauma and familial cases of physical, sexual, emotional and abuse. She is currently accepting new patients.

Jordan Barnes is a Resident in Counseling and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University, and her master’s in Community and Trauma Counseling from Jefferson University. Jordan’s experience includes, but is not limited to working with mood disorders, substance use, trauma, depression and anxiety, and adjustment disorders. Jordan has worked with adolescents, adults, and families. She is currently accepting new clients.

Lisa McCarthy received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and her Masters in Counseling from The College of New Jersey.  She has spent the last twenty years working in healthcare and nonprofit agencies where she gained experience with survivors of trauma and complex medical conditions.  She has particular interest in helping teens and adults cope with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, trauma and executive functions difficulties. Lisa is currently accepting new clients.

Luisa Vargas holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. She received her Art Therapy master’s degree from The George Washington University. Luisa has been working in the field for over 10 years. Currently, she is a resident art therapist offering a creative approach to individual and group therapy. She has experience working with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety disorder, and depression. Luisa is fluent in Spanish and English, and she is currently accepting new clients.

Apryl Sydnor is a Group and Behavior Specialist. She has over 9 years of experience and works with groups and individuals. She is not accepting new clients at this time but will begin accepting new clients in January 2021!