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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 14+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, suicide, domestic violence - victim (current), substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, childhood sex abuse - abuser, sex addiction - addict, gender identity/homosexuality, pornography use, infidelity, anger, divorce, self-mutilation, terminal illness, end of life issues, CBT, OCD, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training.

Specializes in: Couples, marriage, domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, sex addiction - partner, depression/anxiety, grief/loss, post-abortion, mood disorders, narcissistic personality - partner of, life coaching.

Locations: Waldorf, MD; Crozet, VA
Chris Buckingham

Darryl Arrington, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Director of Education and Community Outreach
Counsels: Ages 14+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Suicide, eating disorders, childhood sex abuse - abuser, gender identity/homosexuality, anger, post-abortion, self-mutilation, military, Asperger's/Autism, personality disorders, DISC, MMPI.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual males, parenting, couples, marriage, family, blended families, domestic violence - abuser, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - abuser, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, sex addiction - addict, depression/anxiety, pornography use, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, divorce, mood disorders, CBT, OCD, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, intercultural sensitivity training, life coaching, Prepare/Enrich.

Locations: Waldorf, MD; Upper Marlboro East, MD; Silver Spring, MD; Severna Park, MD
Darryl Arrington
 
Kathleen R. Arveson, PhD, CPC
Counsels: Ages 12+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, suicide, domestic violence - victim (current), PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, pornography use, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, mood disorders, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Asperger's/Autism, Gestalt therapy, OCD, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training, life coaching.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual males, individual females, couples, marriage, domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, depression/anxiety, infidelity, CBT, Prepare/Enrich, EMDR.

Location: Rockville, MD
Kathleen R. Arveson
 
Mary Belote, LCPC, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages 18+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, depression/anxiety, pornography use, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, mood disorders, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Asperger's/Autism, Gestalt therapy, CBT, OCD, working with IEPs, narcissistic personality - partner of, children with disabilities, learning disabilities, life coaching.

Specializes in: Couples, marriage.

Locations: White Plains, MD; Waldorf, MD
Mary Belote
   
Bryan R. L. Buchanan, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 10+, premarital, individual males, individual females, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Suicide, trauma, PTSD, depression/anxiety, pornography use, ADD/ADHD, anger, mood disorders, CBT, ODD, bipolar.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD
Bryan R. L. Buchanan
 

Peter Buckingham, MA, Intern
Schedule closed until January

Counsels: Ages 12+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Suicide, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - abuser, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - abuser, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, depression/anxiety, pornography use, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post - abortion, mood disorders, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, Asperger's/Autism, Gestalt therapy, CBT, OCD, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training.

Locations: Ft. Washington, MD; Waldorf, MD

Peter Buckingham
 
Melynda Clarke, DMin, LCPC, MS, NCC
Counsels: Ages 8+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, depression/anxiety, pornography use, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, anger, divorce, post-abortion, play therapy, mood disorders, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Gestalt therapy, OCD, working with IEPs, bipolar, intercultural sensitivity training, children with disabilities, learning disabilities, life coaching, Prepare/Enrich.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual females, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, grief/loss, CBT.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD
Melynda Clarke

Lisa R. Connors, LCPC, M.Div, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 18+, premarital, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, trauma, mood disorders, military, CBT, intercultural sensitivity training.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, domestic violence - survivor (past), substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, depression/anxiety, infidelity, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, terminal illness, end of life issues, life coaching, Prepare/Enrich.

Location: Waldorf, MD
Lisa R. Connors
 
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.

Locations: Alexandria, VA; Warrenton/Gainesville, VA
Willi Dalaba
 
Robert S. Davison, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, suicide, domestic violence - abuser, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, gender identity/homosexuality, ADD/ADHD, post-abortion, mood disorders, military, terminal illness, Gestalt therapy, OCD, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training, Prepare/Enrich.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual males, individual females, couples, marriage, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, depression/anxiety, pornography use, infidelity, grief/loss, anger, divorce, end of life issues, CBT, life coaching.

Locations: Silver Spring North, MD; Waldorf, MD
Robert S. Davison
 
Jason D. Engler, MA, Resident in Counseling - VA
Counsels: Ages 13+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Suicide, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, sex abuse - abuser, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - abuser, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, sex addiction - partner, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, mood disorders, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Asperger's/Autism, CBT, OCD, ODD, working with IEPs, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, children with disabilities, learning disabilities, life coaching.

Specializes in: Individual males, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex addiction - addict, gender identity/homosexuality, depression/anxiety, pornography use, intercultural sensitivity training.

Location: Alexandria, VA
Jason D. Engler

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
Jay Farris
 
Elaine Gullotta, M.A., Resident in Counseling
Counsels: Ages 6+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family, transitioning veterans.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, suicide, domestic violence - abuser, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, depression/anxiety, pornography use, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, play therapy, mood disorders, self-mutilation, terminal illness, end of life issues, Gestalt therapy, OCD, working with IEPs, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training, learning disabilities, MMPI.

Specializes in: Individual males, individual females, couples, marriage, trauma, PTSD, military, CBT, life coaching, DISC.

Location: Alexandria, VA
Elaine Gullotta

Eugene Harris II, LCPC, LPC, MA, MPA, NCC
Counsels: Ages15+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Adoption, suicide, domestic violence - abuser, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, post-abortion, self-mutilation, terminal illness, end of life issues, narcissistic personality - partner of.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family, blended families, foster parenting, eating disorders, sex addiction - addict, depression/anxiety, pornography use, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, mood disorders, military, Gestalt therapy, CBT, OCD, ODD, personality disorders, life coaching.

Locations: Waldorf, MD
Eugene Harris II
 

Tanesha W. Houston, MA-MFT, Life Coach
Works with: Ages 16+, male and female individuals.

Life Coaching is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, giving advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be. Coaching is a transformative process for personal and professional awareness, discovery and growth.

Location: Lexington Park, MD

Tanesha W. Houston
 
Karen H. Hubbard, LGPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 13+, premarital, individual males, individual females, couples, marriage.

Experience with: Suicide, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, depression/anxiety, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, post-abortion, mood disorders, terminal illness, end of life issues, bipolar, Prepare/Enrich.

Locations: Upper Marlboro East, MD; Waldorf, MD
Karen H. Hubbard

Sandra L. Jackson, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW (DC)
Counsels: Ages 9+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, suicide, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - abuser, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - abuser, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, depression/anxiety, pornography use, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, mood disorders, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Asperger's/Autism, Gestalt therapy, CBT, OCD, ODD, working with IEPs, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training, children with disabilities, learning disabilities, life coaching, Prepare/Enrich, DISC, MMPI.

Specializes in: Premarital, parenting, couples, marriage, family, adoption, foster parenting, domestic violence - abuser, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, infidelity.

Locations: Lexington Park, MD; Upper Marlboro East, MD
Sandra L. Jackson
 
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
Hiram E. Jennings

Linda Kline-Lau, LCPC, LPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 3-10, 18+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Suicide, domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, infidelity, anger, post-abortion, play therapy, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Gestalt therapy, OCD, working with IEPs, narcissistic personality - partner of, intercultural sensitivity training, life coaching.

Specializes in: Individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, blended families, depression/anxiety, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, divorce, mood disorders, CBT, bipolar.

Locations: Waldorf, MD; Alexandria, VA, Fairfax Station, VA
Linda Kline-Lau

Maxwell Manning, PhD, LCSW-C - Schedule Closed until January
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
Maxwell Manning
 
Stefanie Peterson, MA, Intern
Counsels: Ages 16+, male and female individuals, couples, active duty and retired military and veterans.

Locations: Waldorf, MD
Stefanie Peterson

Trina M. Powell, LCPC, LPC, PsyD
Counsels: Ages 5+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, suicide, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, pornography use, post-abortion, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Asperger's/Autism, Gestalt therapy, OCD, ODD, working with IEPs, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, children with disabilities, learning disabilities, life coaching.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual females, preschool age (2-5), elementary age (6-12), teens (13-18), couples, marriage, family, depression/anxiety, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, play therapy, mood disorders, CBT, intercultural sensitivity training, Prepare/Enrich.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD
Trina M. Powell
 
Marile Yvonne Shack, LCPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 12+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, ADD/ADHD, post-abortion, military, Gestalt therapy, personality disorders, children with disabilities, learning disabilities.

Specializes in: Premarital, individual males, individual females, teens (12-18), couples, marriage, domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - abuser, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, depression/anxiety, infidelity, grief/loss, anger, divorce, play therapy, mood disorders, CBT, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar.

Location: Beltsville, MD, Upper Marlboro East, MD
Marile Yvonne Shack

Beverly R. Smith, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 18+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Adoption, foster parenting, suicide, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), trauma, PTSD, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, gender identity/homosexuality, pornography use, infidelity, divorce, post-abortion, mood disorders, self-mutilation, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Gestalt therapy, narcissistic personality - partner of, personality disorders.

Specializes in: Parenting, couples, marriage, family, blended families, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, depression/anxiety, grief/loss, anger, CBT, life coaching, Prepare/Enrich.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD
Beverly R. Smith

Linda E. Studevent-Ward, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Counsels: Ages 20+, premarital, individual males, individual females, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, adoption, foster parenting, suicide, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, infidelity, grief/loss, divorce, post-abortion, military, OCD, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, life coaching, Prepare/Enrich.

Specializes in: Individual females, trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, CBT.

Location: Upper Marlboro East, MD
Linda E. Studevent-Ward
 
Agnes R. Venson, LPC, CSOTP, CAC-AD, CSAC
Counsels: Ages 18+, premarital, couples, marriage, individual males, individual females.

Experience with: Substance Use Disorders, sex offender treatment, pornography use, anger management/emotional control, depression/anxiety, life coaching, premarital, marriage, couples, individual males, individual females, life coaching, suicide, CBT.

Specializes in: Premarital, marriage, couples, individual males, individual females, sex offender treatment, depression/anxiety, substance use disorders, life coaching.

Location: NW Washington, DC
Linda E. Studevent-Ward
 
Renee D. Williams, EdD, LGPC, NCC
Counsels: Ages 6+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, PTSD, eating disorders, sex abuse - survivor, depression/anxiety, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, play therapy, mood disorders, military, terminal illness, end of life issues, Gestalt therapy, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training, life coaching, DISC.

Specializes in: Elementary age (6-12), teens (13-18), childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, CBT.

Location: Ft. Washington, MD
Renee D. Williams
 
Daniel Zeiss, LPC, MA, NCC
Counsels: Ages 10+, premarital, individual males, individual females, parenting, couples, marriage, family.

Experience with: Blended families, suicide, domestic violence - abuser, domestic violence - victim (current), domestic violence - survivor (past), PTSD, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - addict, substance abuse (drugs & alcohol) - family member, sex abuse - abuser, sex abuse - survivor, childhood sex abuse - abuser, childhood sex abuse - adult survivor, childhood sex abuse - child survivor, gender identity/homosexuality, depression/anxiety, infidelity, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, anger, divorce, post-abortion, mood disorders, self-mutilation, terminal illness, end of life issues, Gestalt therapy, CBT, OCD, ODD, working with IEPs, narcissistic personality - partner of, bipolar, personality disorders, intercultural sensitivity training, children with disabilities, learning disabilities.

Specializes in: Individual males, adoption, foster parenting, trauma, sex addiction - addict, sex addiction - partner, pornography use, military, Asperger's/Autism.

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Daniel Zeiss

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