Talia Bryan, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Clinical Director
Talia Bryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Her educational experience includes an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelors Degree in Psychology& Family & Social Relations from the University of Windsor in Canada and A Masters Degree In Social Work from Norfolk State University. Work experience includes inpatient therapy within an Acute Hospital Setting, Emergency Mental Health Treatment with The City of Alexandria and Outpatient Counseling with the Department of Defense.
Her academic and work experience has granted her an understanding of human development and behavior . Talia has extensive experience working with individuals across the life span, families and groups from various backgrounds, cultures and age groups treating a wide range of psychosocial stressors including but not limited to marital conflict , relationship acute stress, divorce, depression, anxiety , PTSD, ADHD , adult ADD , eating disorders, sexual addiction, substance abuse, domestic violence, maturational stress, military lifestyle, interpersonal/intrapersonal conflicts, suicidal ideations , grief and loss, child/adult abuse and parent child -relational issues.
Her clinical focus is empowering individuals, couples and families with the strengths and abilities they have within to overcome life’s stressors. Therapeutic approaches are eclectic in which she utilizes therapeutic modalities (not limited to) such as Gottman Couples Counseling, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Person Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to foster and institute change.
Specialities: Individual, Adolescent, Couples and Family Counseling. CISM certified for Crisis Intervention/Response, Substance Abuse Professional Certified for Department of Transportation. Couples Counseling using the Gottman method.
Brittany Adams, LPC
Brittany Adams received her master’s in Art Therapy/Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Formerly she worked for a behavioral health center in Hampton Roads, Va. as a Primary Clinical/Art Therapist providing therapeutic services through integrative counseling approaches to an adolescent population. Brittany is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology.
She received her bachelor’s from Hampton University in Fine Arts; she is a highly celebrated artist whose works have been featured in the International African American Journal reviews. Some of her art also has been included in the private collections of national celebrities, including radio talk show host Tom Joyner. Ms. Adams also has served as the Artistic Director of Young Audiences, providing art experiences for children, including those in underserved communities. The organization also nurtures the careers of emerging artists. Further, she is a highly sought illustrator of children and young adult books.
Specialities: Individual and Adolescent Counseling. Art Therapy.
Michelle Pearson, LPC
Michelle has a Master of Arts in Counseling from Marymount University and a Master of
Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Psychology
from George Mason University. Michelle currently provides clinical services to
individuals with eclectic backgrounds. Michelle received her Bachelor’s Degree in
Psychology from George Mason University. Michelle has experience with individuals
living with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities
and autism spectrum disorders. Michelle has experience in intensive outpatient settings,
psychiatric rehabilitation and correctional settings. Her primary approach to therapy
integrates solution-focused and cognitive–behavioral techniques. Michelle is passionate
about helping people overcome their challenges and reach their full potential. In order
for resolutions to be found, Michelle believes that individuals need to identify and
reframe problem-immersed thought patterns and be guided toward problem-solving
Specialities: Individual and Group Counseling. Substance Abuse.
Shira Rothberg, LCSW
Shira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. After receiving her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore, Shira focused her career in healthcare as a medical crisis social worker providing support to patients and families of all ages. Additionally, Shira provided home-based counseling services to adolescents with severe behavioral issues.
In a therapeutic setting, Shira specializes in individuals who are experiencing crises in which they feel “stuck” or overwhelmed. She focuses on identifying how internal and external factors impact one’s ability to move forward and assists her clients with identifying triggers, learning tools to manage stress and be successful in achieving goals. Shira’s approach focuses on an individual’s strengths, past experiences and future goals to find a solution that works while enhancing coping skills. She utilizes an eclectic approach through strengths-based, solutions focused, CBT, and person-centered interventions while interweaving humor and active listening to build a solid therapeutic relationship that benefits and supports her clients.
Specialities: Individual, Adolescent and Group Counseling. Trauma and Stress Management.