Jean McGuire-Robb, MEd, MSW, LCSW is licensed to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and North Carolina. She works with individuals, couple and families. She also provides group sessions to explore educational and personal enrichment issues. Ms. McGuire-Robb is also a Life Coach having completed training seminars in Life Coaching, also known as Success Coaching. She works with individuals and groups, focusing on improving the quality of life in their personal and professional lives. Ms. McGuire-Robb received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University, a Master's degree in Education from George Mason University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also has completed courses necessary for licensure in Special Education to broaden her experience. Also, Ms. McGuire-Robb is an experienced high school teacher and administrator, licensed both in mainstream and special educations, which provides her with additional skills in working with a wide range of adolescent and family issues during these challenging years.     703-362-6425

Joe Cabush, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in counseling with adolescents, families, adults and groups. A graduate of American University and Smith College School for Social Work, he has provided behavioral health services to families in Northern Virginia since 1991. In addition to private practice, he served on the Board of Trustees for Green Acres School and taught at the Catholic University School of Social Service. He has worked with the Fairfax County Health Care Alliance, developed the Preparation for Adult Careers and Education (PACE) program for high school students with emotional and learning disabilities, and worked for 10 years in independent schools. He has facilitated over 4,500 group sessions with youth, listening to their stories. As a consultant to public and independent schools and primary care practices in Northern Virginia, Joe works to bring people together to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities. He also provides training and presentations on teens and mental health. Joe enjoys hiking with his doberman and his family on weekends.

Contact:  703-691-0036

David Paul, LCSW provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults and is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and Union Presbyterian Seminary. David specializes in working with anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, grief, loss and parenting and familial relationship issues. David works collaboratively with clients providing a holistic lens in identifying barriers to living a fulfilled and meaningful life. His practice is primarily informed by Attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, and Mindfulness. David began his career working at an overnight summer camp as a Program Director working with wide variety of age groups from elementary kids to college aged young adults. In addition, David served as Assistant Director of Youth Ministry in Raleigh, NC, serving over 500 youth in middle and high school. While there, he directed youth service projects across the United States, in Russia, and Northern Ireland. In Washington, D.C., he has worked with at-risk youth at Sasha Bruce YouthBuild, The McClendon Center, a mental health clinic, providing group therapy for young adults using the Men's Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model, and as a substance abuse therapist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Contact: 202-294-4199

Matt Sims, MSW, LCSW is a graduate of James Madison University and The Catholic University of America. Matt has worked for many years as a school social worker for public schools at the elementary, middle, and high school level.  In the school setting, Matt meets the social and emotional needs of students through individual and group counseling, and serves as a provider of Counseling as a Related Service (CARS) for the IEPs of students. Matt also coaches high school soccer. Matt's clinical experience includes: Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center, George Washington University Counseling Center, group homes through So Others Might Eat (SOME), and Inova Behavioral Health. In the counseling setting, Matt values the therapeutic relationship over any treatment modality, but tends to incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, and mindfulness.

Contact:     703-863-2745

Christopher Smith, MSW is a supervisee in social work and graduate of Lynchburg College and Catholic University of America. As a full-time school social worker at Potomac Falls High School in Loudoun County, Christopher supports the social and emotional needs of students through individual and group counseling, parent support and education, and supporting  students with IEPs. Christopher's clinical experience includes work at a group home for Sasha Bruce Youth Work in Washington, DC. Christopher believes that successful therapy is built upon a trusting therapeutic relationship. In order to work towards solutions, Christopher combines his skills and techniques acquired academically with his own naturally ability to meet clients where they are. Christopher incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, mindfulness, as well as a strengths based approach. Christopher practices under the supervision of Erika Flax and Joe Cabush.   

Contact:   202-569-8780

Dave Edwards, LPC is licenced professional counselor. He has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. He has helped children and adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression and assists them in returning to a more functional and balanced state. He approaches therapy from cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems perspectives as well as using expressive therapies such as art, play and sand tray. Dave also has experience working with children in the domain of professional soccer coaching. Throughout a 27-year coaching career Dave has coached children as young as 4 years of age to NCAA college athletes. In addition to coaching, Dave has helped young athletes resolve issues with self-confidence, self-esteem and anxiety in sports. Dave graduated from the M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Marymount University and completed his BS in Sports Science from Staffordshire University in England. 

Contact:   703-309-2075

Christine Gauthier, MA, LPC, SP is a graduate of St. Anselm College, Sonoma State University, and Plymouth State University.  Christine’s clinical experience encompasses child and family work in community mental health, private practice, consulting with independent schools, and university level counseling. She has been licensed to practice psychotherapy since 2008 and licensed as a school psychologist since 2012.   Since 2015 Christine has worked full-time for an area public school system as a school psychologist at the middle and high school level.  Central to her clinical work is developing rapport and understanding the needs of her clients in concert with approaching problems with evidence-based and appropriate therapeutic modalities.  Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused, Sand Tray, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy are some of the modalities she has found effective.  When not working Christine enjoys spending time practicing yoga, developing creative projects, running, kayaking, and hiking with her dog. 

Contact:   802-633-0790