About Us

In the autumn of 2015, Cheryl Beaudoin-Stehlin and Todd Stehlin formed the Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC.  Our first clients were seen in February of 2016 and, since that time, our Center’s therapists have been able to meet the needs of clients ages 6-90 years who are struggling with a variety of mental health, adjustment, family, marital,school, work, and life issues.  Opening the Center for Counseling and Growth was a natural progression for Cheryl and Todd after working a combined 45+ years in the counseling profession.  From the beginning, our goal has been to serve the mental health needs of our community by accepting a variety of insurances, including Virginia Medicaid.  We believe in the importance of treating all of our clients and community partners with dignity, respect, and professional courtesy.  

CCG MANAGEMENT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Todd Stehlin, MBA, MA, LPC is the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC. Todd earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University (formerly American School of Professional Psychology) in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Shenandoah University in 2012. Todd is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. He has provided counseling services in a diverse range of settings, including community based, outpatient, and residential programs since 1999.  Todd has experience working with a wide variety of mental health topics with children, adolescents, adults, and families.   In addition to working with individuals and families, Todd has experience facilitating group therapy services focusing on severe mental health issues, and he is a registered Supervisor for Licensed Residents in Counseling with the Virginia Board of Counseling.  

CLINICAL DIRECTOR (CD)
Rebecca Sprague, BSW, MSW, LCSW is the Clinical Director for the Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC. Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University) in 2003.  Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Indiana and Virginia.  Rebecca has worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings providing individual, group, family and couple’s therapy.  She has experience working with the Department of Child Services, foster care, nursing home facilities (PASRR), residential care, crisis intervention, as the liaison between a local Community Mental Health Center and state hospitals, and providing Mental Health First Aid training.  Rebecca uses an eclectic approach in therapy and frequently draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, strengths-based therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).  Rebecca believes that "therapy is a journey, as we are all a work in progress".  She is honored when clients allow her to go on this journey of self-exploration with them.   A favorite quote of Rebecca's is: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm

Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers
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Marissa Hodge, MS, LPC. Marissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2016. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorders. She has a special interest in working with clients who are struggling with transition issues and social anxiety. Marissa draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She believes in meeting her clients where they are (emotionally and mentally) while supporting and guiding them to achieve their therapeutic goals. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, traveling, reading, and playing ball with her Goldendoodle, Logan.

Alexander Mitchell, MAC, M.Div, LPC. Alex is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) ​​​​​​​who earned his Master's degree in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2016. He has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, family disruptions, identity, and goal-setting. Alex uses Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Existential, and Solution-Focused modalities to support clients in reaching their goals. He understands corrective emotional experiences and relationships are what lead to change both in therapy and in one's personal life. In his spare time, Alex enjoys weight lifting, running, playing video games, reading, and learning about new ideas with friends.

Kristen Scaife, MSW, LCSW (telehealth/online only). Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook in 2004 and her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from NYU in 2006. She has experience working with client who are struggling with symptoms of substance use, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, other mood disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and chronic illness/pain. Kristen has a special interest in issues involving pregnancy, infertility, chronic illness/pain, and caring for aging/dependent loved ones. She draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Ego Supportive Therapy, Mind/Body Therapy, and Trauma Informed Therapy. She believes that all people are capable of growth, and she sees it as the therapist's role to provide a safe and supportive relationship to facilitate that growth. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, knitting, and reading.

Sarah Shade, M.Ed., LPCSarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master's degree in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University in 2018. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are navigating the symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, and grief. She has a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as with clients who suffer from chronic pain and/or chronic health conditions and their caregivers. Sarah draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to achieve their desired personal growth, including existentialism, trauma-focused approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is as the core of the collaborative therapeutic process, and that the most profound and lasting changes occur when past wounds are confronted, processed and healed. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys volunteering with community service projects, watching musicals, cooking, and spending time with her friends and rescue dog.

Anna Swogger, MA, LPC (telehealth/online only). Anna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a variety of other diagnoses. Anna has a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and adults who want to improve their overall social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. She draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Anna believes that clients are central to their healing and, by building rapport with a therapist, they will feel supported, encouraged, and motivated to change and grow so that they may reach their goals. In her free time, Anna enjoys being outside, watching hockey, and spending time with her family.



Licensed Residents in Counseling

Alexandra Lorraine, MA, NCC, Licensed Resident in Counseling. Alexandra eared her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nicholls State University in South Louisiana. She has experience working with adolescent and adult clients who are struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and interpersonal connections (e.g., family and relationship issues).  Alexandra draws from a variety of therapy models to help her clients to meet their therapeutic goals. In particular, she uses techniques from Solution-Focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Alexandra's goal is to establish a safe, trusting, respectful, and supportive counseling environment through which her clients may discover and understand their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. In her spare time, she enjoys reading various genres, doing yoga, exercising with her dog (Stella) by her side, and spending time with the meaningful people in her life.


Darris Wallner, MA, Licensed Resident in CounselingDarris earned his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Union College in Barbourville, KY. He believes that the client-therapist relationship is crucial to success and leverages clients' strengths to help them to achieve their goals. Darris draws from a variety of therapeutic models, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. He has a special interest in working with adolescents, adults, and couples to address issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties. In his free time, Darris enjoys listening to podcasts, as well as spending time with his wife, daughter, and 9 cats.