Clinical Providers - Hanover Counseling
Lisa Masouras, LCSW
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Forensic Social Worker, and the founder of Hanover Counseling Associates. She earned both her Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lisa has 20 years of experience in mental health, including working with children and families in area community services boards, Courts, inpatient hospitalization programs, employee assistance, intensive in-home, and private practice. Lisa specializes in understanding and treating trauma, addictions, severe mental illness, parenting struggles, child socio-emotional development, anger, domestic violence, divorce, relationship problems, co-dependency, anxiety, and depression. She is a faculty field instructor for the VCU School of Social Work and has proudly provided clincial supervision to her peers seeking licensure by the Virginia Board of Health Professions since 2007. Lisa is currently working on her certifications as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician.
Lisa loves working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Her experience in work environments with culturally and ethnically diverse populations has contributed to her empathic understanding of individual, group, and family behavior in the environment. As a result, she is an excellent source of community resources and a strong advocate for her clients. Lisa focuses her interventions on empowering her clients to facilitate an improved quality of life, achieve healthier relationships, and experience inner balance and joy.
By providing a safe and nurturing environment, Lisa is able to help her client's begin to discover longstanding patterns of thinking and behavior that interfere with achieving their hopes and dreams. Lisa utilizes CBT, play therapy, ego-psychological and object relations theories in her work. If you're looking for extra support and guidance, she looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.
In addition to working in private practice, Lisa has presented to area professional groups and general audiences speaking on the topics of eating disorders, suicide prevention, positive thinking, domestic violence, self-care, stress management, substance abuse, parenting, child development, healthy relationships, and anger management.
When not working, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, listening to music, and laughing.
Amy Morris Martin, LCSW
Amy has been working in the mental health field since 2000. She received her Bachelor degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000. She worked as the Director of Social Work at a nursing home while she attended graduate school. Amy earned her Master degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. She gained experience as an Intern providing counseling services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at the YWCA as well as child assessments and therapy at Richmond Behavioral Health Authority. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2004 and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Amy's experience as a Clinical Social Worker at Central State Hospital, behavioral health consultant to the emergency departments at Memorial Regional Medical Center and Richmond Community Hospital, clinician with the PACT team and the crisis unit at Henrico Mental Health have provided her with the rich clinical experience needed to serve her clients best.
Kerrie Bogaz, LCSW, PBS
Kerrie Bogaz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Positive Behavioral Support Facilitator. Kerrie obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from James Madison University in 1994 and her Masters of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. Kerrie has spent over 20 years serving children and families in various mental health settings including the inpatient psychiatric setting and Richmond's local community service board. At Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, Kerrie performed as a clinician for multiple years working specifically with individuals with serious mental illness as well as chronic medical conditions including cancer, GI disorders and traumatic brain injury. In 2006, Kerrie became endorsed through the VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities as a Certified Positive Behavior Support Facilitator. As a PBS Facilitator, Kerrie utilizes the Strengths Based perspective to providing consultation and support for children and adults with disabilities and significant behavior challenges. From her PBS training, she has specialized in the development of interventions from the Person Centered Perspective, designed to enhance the individual’s overall well-being and positive interactions in their environment. Kerrie has also worked extensively with individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as with Sensory Processing Disorders.
For the past 5 years, Kerrie has operated as a Clinical Director to a mental health agency that provides a intensive in-home therapy, therapeutic day treatment and mental health support services to ethnically and racially diverse children, adults and families experiencing a myriad of issues including trauma, intergenerational poverty, community and family violence, drug activity, discrimination, severe mental illness, and incarceration, to name just a few. In this setting, she has provided ongoing counseling and has overseen all clinical components to assisting Children and at-risk youth diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a variety of other emotional and behavioral issues. Kerrie also provided therapeutic services to adults in these families, including those diagnosed with Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Schizophrenia. She has frequently incorporated her love for art and natural creativity into individual, family, and group therapy.
In addition, Kerrie is a teacher at heart and has proudly performed in the role as a Faculty Field Instructor for VCU’s School of Social work Program for the last 10 years. Kerrie enjoys working with children, adults and the geriatric population. She intends to expand her knowledge of trauma based therapies by obtaining a Certification to become a Registered Play Therapist.
Kerrie uses respect, honesty, compassion and humor to help individuals work through traumatic and painful experiences. She is a passionate individual, frequently willing to try new things. She hopes that with nurturing, support and empowerment, she can assist others with moving outside of their existing comfort zone and enriching their lives.
When not working, Kerrie is a mother to her two teenage sons, an avid gardener and an accomplished athlete. She enjoys power lifting and running and has completed several marathons. Above all, Kerrie learned several years ago, during her journey in losing over 100 pounds, that lasting change occurs when integrating holistic health practices with mind, body and spiritual wellness. She hopes to one day become a Master Gardener and expand upon her love of traveling.
Dr. John Sears, Ph.D. LSAP
Dr. John Sears has practiced Clinical Psychology since 1986. He has been certified in the state of Kentucky, licensed in North Carolina and has been licensed to practice clinical psychology by the Virginia State Board of Health Professions since 1994. Dr. Sears is a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional. Areas of specialization include the assessment of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Sears offers individual and family counseling and coaching services for adolescents and adults. Dr. Sears specializes in treating a wide range of psychological issues to include clinical depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder(s), post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and gender identity issues.
He has expertise in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation, substance abuse, psychiatric and comorbid disorder diagnosis and treatment, collaborative divorce. An area of particular passion includes collaborative divorce counseling and the development and monitoring of co-parenting contracts for juvenile and family courts. Dr. Sears is able to perform fitness for duty and readiness for retirement evaluations.
Dr. Sears earned his undergraduate degree in Biology and pre-medicine studies at Transylvania University and his master's and doctorate degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky’s APA-approved counseling psychology programs in Lexington, KY.
Activities of enjoyment include fresh water and deep sea fishing and camping with his family, touring historical sites and national monuments, watching professional football and college basketball, and reading fiction and nonfiction novels.
Christie Oglesby, LPC, LMFT
Christine E Oglesby, LPC, LMFT has been practicing individual and family therapy to clients suffering with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, family and relationship stress, parenting issues, depression, ADHD, life stage problems, addiction, and acculturation issues since 2003 when she graduated from The College of William and Mary, with an M.Ed. in Counseling with a double concentration in Community and Addictions and Marriage and Family Therapy. Christie received her LPC and LMFT in 2008 after years of providing intensive in-home services to high risk children and their families utilizing Strategic Therapy, having received specialized family therapy training with several master therapists who were graduate students of Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes.
Christie specializes in appreciating problems within their social context (home, school, relationship, work) and as opportunities for growth and positive discovery and change. When not seeing clients, Christie enjoys writing, performing music, and as an avid animal lover, spending time with her boyfriend, a renowned jazz violinist and their blended family of two dogs and three cats.
Price London Davis, LCSW, D.Min.
Erika Graves, LCSW, CSOPT
Erika is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with adults, children, adolescents and families. She has her certification in Trauma Focused therapy (TFCBT) and is certified as an Advance Adoption Competent Therapist through the C.A.S.E. Foundation. She is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider for only Children & Adolescents and their families.
She earned her Master degrees in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. She has also been a faculty field instructor for the VCU School of Social Work since 2008 and believes strongly in continuing to support the development of new professionals and giving back to the social work field.
Erika has over 20 years of experience in mental health. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents and families in child welfare including foster care and adoption; community services boards; the juvenile justice system, intensive in-home; private practice and more.
Carrie Meyer, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of mental health field experience serving adults, children, couples, and families. My practice is person centered, strengths based, and focused on personal growth and working together in a supportive setting to facilitate your journey towards empowerment and living your best life. Areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, mood disorders, and autism spectrum/developmental disorders.
Sherrie Mintz, LCSW
Sherrie is working on becoming a Certified Play Therapist and her postmaster’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Child and Adolescents. She is coming to the Hanover Counseling Associates in the Spring of 2018. She has her BA in psychology from George Mason University and her Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a true love and passion for working with children and families.
Sherrie has over 15 years of working with children and adults with various disabilities. He first love is working with children with have intellectual disabilities and emotional disturbances and assessing those individuals and determining what needs and resources would best fit them in community and their families. She is able is relate to this population with her calm and adaptable nature and are able to provide several valuable resources to these families in need.
Sherrie is joining us part-time and is super excited to see clients assist clients and their families meet their needs and goals that they set for themselves. She will see a number of individuals with a wide range of goals or problems, but Sherrie will specialize in assisting and guiding children with various disabilities and their families in the process of play therapy to assist with addressing their overwhelming issues that occur across their lives. Sherrie is working on becoming a Certified Play Therapist and her postmaster’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Child and Adolescents. She is coming to the Hanover Counseling Associates in the Spring of 2018. She has her BA in psychology from George Mason University and her Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a true love and passion for working with children and families.
Daniell Twyman, Marriage and Family Therapy Resident
Daniell received her bachelors in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, her Masters in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, and is currently completing her internship to fulfill degree requirements to obtain a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Daniell has worked in the mental health field for the past 10 years. Daniell has worked with children, adolescent, and adults in group home and community settings. Within the past 5 years, Daniell has started working with low-income families to promote healthier relationships amongst family members. She is currently an owner of a mental health program that specializes in symptoms management and community stability for adults diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and Major Depression.
From working in the group home, Daniell gained the passion of wanting to work with couples and families to improve relationships to avoid out-of-home placement of children. Daniell takes a client-centered approach where clients are able to identify their strengths in order to form solutions that will work for their lifestyle. Daniell uses a solution-focused approach to assist individuals, couples, and families with working towards their present and future goals. Daniell may integrate other theories based upon her client’s needs. Daniell is compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental, and empathetic which will allow her to offer her clients a safe and nurturing environment to achieve their goals.
In her free time, Daniell enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and assisting her husband with running a youth football and cheer organization.
Stephanie McNamara, Certified Life Coach
Stephanie McNamara joined the Wellness Center at Hanover Counseling Associates as a Certified Life and Wellness Coach at the beginning of 2017. Her coaching specialties include lifestyle, wellness, professional, and changes of life circumstance (ie divorce, marriage, parenthood, home ownership to name a few). Stephanie works as a guide toward whatever the established goal is as a result of the preliminary consultation. Session packages are individually tailored on a case by case basis and will be priced accordingly. Unlike counselors and therapists, life coaches do not diagnose nor do they come up with treatment plans. Life coaches focus on the four health areas of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Schedule a FREE consultation with Stephanie to see if this service would be a good fit for you.
Stephanie is an author who has a children’s book in print (Rodney Ram Teaches Teamwork, 2007), several lifestyle blogs as well as a memoir centered on marriage, divorce, and midlife dating pending publication. She lives with her busy teenage son in Richmond and is a huge supporter of her alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she received her BA in English – Go Rams!
Administrative Staff - Hanover Counseling
Tonya Darnell - Office Manager/Front Desk
Tonya manages our office, provides billing support, and comes to HCA with over 20 years of experience running her father's Dental Laboratory. She is a native of Mechanicsville and a mother to two young men. She loves Starbucks coffee, country music, laughing, and her two dogs.