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Meet The Team


Emily McQuaid

Emily is a highly experienced mental health professional with a diverse background in collaborating with local organizations to provide social services and mental health treatment to communities. Her expertise lies in working with individuals across various age groups who are with substance abuse, trauma, and delinquent behavior. Emily specializes in treating common disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD, and suicide ideation, utilizing client-focused techniques. She is also passionate about integrating holistic practices, including grounding coping skills, Karma Yoga mindfulness, and Ayurvedic healing techniques, into her approach to promote mental well-being.


Dave Hall

Dave, an LMHC at Cornerstone Consultants, blends life experience with formal training in counseling and medicine. He integrates psychological therapy with faith, respecting individual expressions. His own journey includes a battle with severe heart disease and overcoming his own personal struggles.

Dave's approach focuses on making sense of your story and gaining perspective, aiming for "Peace and Meaning." Join him on your journey towards understanding and peace.


Angela Velez

Angela brings over 15 years of experience in family law and a master’s degree in mental health counseling to her counseling practice.  She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), empowering clients to identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors. Angela also employs strength-based and motivational interviewing techniques to foster resilience and motivation for positive change.

Angela's passion lies in working with adolescents, couples, and families, providing a safe and non-judgmental space for healing and growth. With her warm and empathetic approach, she guides clients towards healthier relationships, improved communication, and overall well-being. She provides counseling in English and Spanish.

Dr. Underwood is a distinguished Licensed Clinical Psychologist, with a specialized certification as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider. With over 20 years of experience in university teaching and significant roles in clinical supervision and leadership, Dr. Underwood brings a wealth of expertise to  the practice. He offers expert consultation and supervision, focusing on child and adolescent counseling, trauma-informed care, and clinical supervision for mental health professionals. His extensive experience includes serving as an Executive Clinical Officer for large residential treatment programs and conducting forensic evaluations nationwide. His work is recognized by major organizations such as the OJJDP, AIR, and SAMHSA, underscoring his commitment to innovating community-based treatment programs. Dr. Underwood serves as a university professor, contributing significantly to the field through numerous publications, including books, treatment manuals, and journal articles.

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Dr. Cyrus Williams

Dr. Williams is an expert couples counselor with over 20 years of experience, specializing in chemical and sex addictions. He is a certified Gottman Counseling Therapist and IITAP Sex Addiction Therapist, renowned for his personalized therapeutic approaches. Additionally, he is committed to the development of upcoming counselors through clinical supervision.

A leader in the field, Dr. Williams has served as president of the Virginia Counseling Association and has been a key figure in various advocacy roles. He is also a sought-after speaker and trainer on marriage counseling and addiction.

Holding a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Hartford, Dr. Williams is licensed in both Florida and Virginia. He currently serves as a full professor and the Program Director of the Counselor Education and Supervision PhD Program at Regent University, significantly impacting both teaching and research.


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Natasha Tishkevich

Natasha is a highly qualified mental health and substance abuse treatment professional with seven years of experience. She is passionate about her work and uses traumaformed, holistic, client-centered, and strength-based approaches to help her clients. Natasha specializes in integrative sex and couples therapy, domestic and sexual abuse, trauma, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (DR) intervention. She takes into account each individual's unique history, experiences, culture, faith, health, and development stage to provide personalized therapeutic care.


Barbara is a highly experienced professional in the behavior analysis field, with a focus on working with children with special needs. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and a prestigious Board Certified Behavior Analysis certification. Barbara is dedicated to providing personalized care to her clients, utilizing techniques that are tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. She is deeply respectful of all cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and histories of her clients and is guided by her strong faith. Additionally, Barbara has the ability to work with clients of varied ages, couples, and those dealing with mood disorders, substance use, and challenges related to sexuality.

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Fany Curzon

Fany offers counseling in English and Spanish, and is a highly skilled therapist specializing in a range of modalities, including play therapy, TF-CBT, SUD, CBT, and SFT. She is adept at helping those struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression. Fany works collaboratively  with clients to develop effective strategies for symptom management, stress reduction, emotional dysregulation, life transitions, co-dependency, boundaries, self-esteem, confidence, and parenting support. Fany recognizes that taking the first step in counseling can be daunting, and she is dedicated to helping you find inner peace and to achieve your full potential.


Dr. Frank Valenti

Dr. Valenti lenads a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of mental health. His impressive credentials include the following: Addition Professional, QualifiedSupervisor, Licensed Psychologist, LPC, and LMHC. His professional background includes work as a systems analyist, with a focus on program development, and asessment, crisis intervention, and consultation in various settings, including hospitals, community centers, courts, prisons, and schools. 

His therapeutic approach is centered on helping individuals enhance their relationships with themselves and others, with particular emphasis on those seeking positive change and those struggling with mood, self-esteem, relational challenges, and addiction. He is deeply committed to helping others gain a fresh perspective, improve their overall well-being, and achieve their goals.  

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