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All Life Christian Counseling Network Counselors are Christian counselors who have earned Master's degree or a Ph.D. in counseling or a related field from an accredited graduate school. All are credentialed and are either certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) or similar accrediting body, or hold state licenses with Maryland, DC, or Virginia.

Call our intake specialists today at 1-888-283-4220, or send us an email at info@lifechristiancounseling.com.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Chris Buckingham, PhD, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 17+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage

Experience with: Parenting, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual abuse, wives of husbands with sex addiction, gender identity and gender dysphoria issues, depression, anxiety, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger, divorce, post-abortion issues, mood disorders, self-mutilation and terminal illness counseling.

Location: Waldorf, MD; Crozet, VA


Darryl Arrington, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Director of Education and Community Outreach
Counsels:
Ages 15+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, marriage, family, couples, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, pornography, infidelity, grief, anger, divorce, mood disorders, issues related to military service.

Locations: Waldorf, MD; Upper Marlboro East, MD; Silver Spring, MD; Severna Park, MD


Kathleen R. Arveson, PhD, CPC
Counsels: Ages 15+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, PTSD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, infidelity, grief, anger, divorce, post-abortion issues, mood disorders, self-mutilation, issues related to military service and terminal illness.

Some experience: substance abuse, gender identity and gender dysphoria issues, sexual abuse, sex addiction, pornography, ADHD, Asbergers and Autism.


Location: Rockville, MD


Ashley P. Bauman, LGPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, premarital

Experience with: Co-dependency, PTSD, anger, pre-marital, family problems, relationship issues, self esteem issues, women's issues, trauma, addictions, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, mood disorders.

Location: NW Washington, DC


Mary Belote, LCPC, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages  21+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, marriage, divorce, parenting, family, blended family, suicide, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, anger, military issues, school matters, disability/disabled family member, PTSD, trauma.

Locations: White Plains, MD; Waldorf, MD


Bryan R.L. Buchanan, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, premarital, couples

Experience with: Premarital, family, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Melynda Clarke, DMin, LCPC, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages 6+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital

Experience with: Grief, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Preschool, Elementary, Adolescents, Couples, Marriage, Premarital

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Lisa R. Connors, LCPC, M.Div, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 18+, female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital and marital counseling, parenting, family, suicide, grief/loss, adolescents, adults, domestic & sexual violence survivors, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, healing the father wound, and post-abortion issues.

Locations: Waldorf, MD


Willi Dalaba, LCSW, MSS

Counsels: Ages 13+, male and female individual, couples, marriage, family

Experience with: Parenting, marriage, family, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger divorce, mood disorders, self mutilation and terminal illness counseling.

Extensive experience with foster care and adoption issues.

Location: Alexandria, VA


Robert S. Davison, LCPC, MA, NCC

Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Premarital, Couples and Marriage, Interracial/Ethnic Marriage Issues, Spirituality, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Grief and Loss, Elder Care and End of Life, Infidelity, Sexuality, Men's Issues, Pornography, Sexual Addiction, and Life Coaching.

Additional Experience: Parenting, Divorce, Trauma, Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria Issues, Suicide, ADHD.

Location: Silver Spring North, MD; Waldorf, MD


Jason D. Engler, MA, Resident in Counseling - VA

Counsels: Ages 10+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital

Experience with: Premarital, Couples and Marriage, Shame, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Anger, Men's Issues, Pornography and Sexual Addiction, Substance Use, and Suicidal Thoughts and Ideation.

Location: Alexandria, VA


Jay Farris, LCPC, LPC, MA, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages 6+, male and female Individuals, couples, premarital counseling, married couples, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, marriage, family, infidelity, divorce and divorce recovery, pornography, domestic violence, PTSD, suicide, self-harm, abuse, gender issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, grief, anger, issues related to military service, Asperger’s and Autism. Small group marriage enhancement classes and anger management groups.

Advanced Certifications: Approved Counselor Supervisor in Virginia and Maryland; Certified Anger Management Specialist-III; Authorized Gottman 7 Principles Presenter; Certified Human Behavioral Consultant; Accredited DISC Personality Style Training Provider; Certified “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts” Assessment Facilitator.

Location: Warrenton/Gainesville, VA


Rebecca Fry, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling - VA
Counsels: Ages 5+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, suicide, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief, anger and divorce.

Location: Alexandria, VA


Elaine Gullotta, M.A., Resident in Counseling
Counsels: Ages 14+, male and female individuals, couples, families, premarital, military personnel, spouses and families.

Experience with: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Suicide, Addictions, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Military, Life Coaching

Location: Alexandria, VA


Eugene Harris II, LCPC, MA, MPA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 14+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Military, Premarital, Family and Marriage, Co-parenting, Suicide, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Infidelity, Grief, Anger, Divorce, Pre/Post-Abortion Issues, Self-mutilation, Blended Families, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Life Coaching.

Some experience: substance abuse, sex addiction, pornography, and ADHD.

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD; Waldorf, MD


Karen H. Hubbard, LGPC, MA
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, family, premarital, marriage

Experience with: Grief and loss, loss of parent, unplanned or crisis pregnancy, developing resiliency, anxiety.

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD; Waldorf, MD


Sandra L. Jackson, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW (DC)
Counsels: Ages 9+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, PTSD, substance abuse, sexual abuse, sex addiction, depression, anxiety, infidelity, ADHD, grief, anger, divorce, foster care, adoption, self-esteem, domestic violence, spirituality, post-abortion issues and terminal illness counseling.

Location: Lexington Park, MD; Upper Marlboro East, MD


Hiram E. Jennings, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, substance abuse, sex addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, anger and divorce.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Linda Kline-Lau, LCPC, LPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 2-10, 18+ male and female individuals, couples, marriage, family

Experience with: Marriage, Family, Couples, Depression, Anxiety, Death of a parent, Loss through suicide, Eating disorders, Bariatric surgery counseling and support, ADHD, OCD, Anger management, Relationship issues, Divorce, Marital counseling, Multicultural marriage and Life in a blended family.

Provides Clinical Counseling utilizing a variety of techniques to include: Talk Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Play, Art and Sand Tray Therapy techniques - MD only, Assigns homework to clients as indicated.

Location: Waldorf, MD; Alexandria, VA, Fairfax Station, VA


Maxwell Manning, PhD, LCSW-C
Counsels: Ages 13+, Male and Female Individuals, Couples, Marriage, Premarital, Family.

Experience with: Parenting, Suicide, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Substance Abuse (alcohol & Drugs), Sex Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Pornography, Infidelity, ADD/ADHD, Grief, Loss, Anger, Divorce, Mood Disorders, Narcissistic Personality, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, Intercultural Sensitivity Training, Blended Family

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Trina M. Powell, LCPC, LPC, PsyD
Counsels: Ages 3+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Marriage, Family, Addictions, Play Therapy, Grief, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Anger, Depression/Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Preschool age, Elementary, Adolescents, Teens.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Marile Yvonne Shack, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Pre-marital, parenting, marriage, family, suicide, domestic violence, PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, divorce, post-abortion, and mood disorders.

Location: Beltsville, MD, Upper Marlboro East, MD


Beverly R. Smith, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 15+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with:
Marriage counseling, Couples Counseling, Teens, Family, Suicide, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Depression/Anxiety, Infidelity, Grief/Loss, Anger, Divorce, Mood Disorders, ministerial counseling, spiritual caregivers, coping skills, problem solving, survivors of incest, rape, and abuse, co-dependency, anger management, stress management, spiritual counseling, depression, and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Linda E. Studevent-Ward, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Counsels: Ages 8+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Elementary, Crisis Intervention/Resolution, premarital, marriage, divorce, parenting, family, blended families, domestic violence, physical abuse, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, co-dependency, grief and loss, anger management, PTSD, substance abuse, trauma, infidelity, pre/post abortion issues, issues related to military service, adolescents, blended families, partners.

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD


Renee D. Williams, EdD, LGPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 13+, individuals, couples, marriage, families

Experience with: Pre-marital, marriage, family, domestic violence, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, infidelity.

Location: Ft. Washington, MD


Laura Wynne, MA, Intern
Counsels: Ages 12+, male and female individuals

Location: Waldorf, MD



Daniel Zeiss, LPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 10+, male and female individuals, couples, marriage, premarital, family

Experience with: Family Premarital, Marriage, Addictions, Anger, Anger Management, Mood Disorders, Military/Deployment Issues, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Sex Addiction, Pornography, Infidelity, Grief.

Location: Charlottesville, VA



Call 1-888-283-4220
info@lifechristiancounseling.com
Christine Buckingham, LCPC, NCC, MA - Executive Director