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Clinicians


Marty Barlow LPC

(540) 434-2800 Extension # 13
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(540) 434-2800 Extension 13

Marty Barlow LPC has particular interests in the confusion, fear and isolation that accompany life transitions and the feelings of loss and grief that accompany these necessary changes.  Marty enjoys working with adults, couples and young adults.  She is an experienced clinician  having worked at a community services board, a pastoral counselling practice, solo and group private practice and as the director of counseling at Bridgewater College.  Her current practice model is as a non-insurance fee-for-service structure.

Email:barlowmarty@newmanavenue.com

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Sandra L. Weaver

(540) 434-2800 Extension 19
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Sandra, a Psychiatric Licensed Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, has many years of experience in the inpatient and outpatient mental health fields. Her Master of Science Degree in adult mental health nursing has helped her develop a variety of clinical skills that she applies in her outpatient practice. Sandy enjoys working with adults, adolescents, couple’s, and families who are struggling with psychosocial problems that are interfering with their life. She uses a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach to helping individuals with health related issues such as Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Illness.  Sandy believes that stress management and self-care are vitally important to balance day to day stressors that can impact one’s life. Her therapeutic approach is interactive, supportive, and educational.  She welcomes new clients into her practice.  Sandy is an honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, PI MU-AT-LARGE Chapter, James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University.

Email: weaversandra@newmanavenue.com

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Jenny Kuszyk

434-2800 Extension # 20
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Jenny A. Kuszyk is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, in-home with families, public schools and in private practice. Her interest in health and wellness lead to a holistic approach in her practice.

Email: kuszykjenny@newmanavenue.com

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Saranna Rankin LCSW

434 2800 Extension # 11
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Saranna, a licensed clinical social worker, joined NAA after working in a variety of community and private settings including the Department of Social Services and the Community Services Board in another area in Virginia. She believes that counseling is based on a mutual relationship of trust and respect. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy which looks at what one does, thinks and feels about the presenting problem(s)  with an emphasis on solution focused treatment to help individuals, couples, families and groups to improve their current well being.      

She is experienced working with individuals and families in crisis stemming from emergency mental health issues including grief, trauma and substance abuse related issues. She is trained to provide critical incident stress management to both the fire and police departments as well as members of the community who have experienced overwhelming experiences. She is also skilled in empowering those with more serious mental health needs to move towards stability and recovery in the community both to minimize hospitalization and after hospitalization.

E-mail:  Rankinsaranna@newmanavenue.com

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Heather Driver LPC

434 2800 Extension # 14
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            Heather is a licensed professional counselor with experience working in a variety of settings, including domestic violence and sexual assault crisis agencies, community clinics, and most recently in a university setting working with students dealing with sexual assault and abuse, dating violence, eating disorders, and LGBT issues.  Heather has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and enjoys working with a variety of ages and issues. 

           Heather believes that mind, body, and spirit are connected, and works holistically within the therapeutic relationship to foster growth and empowerment, working with each client to meet their own unique goals. 
Heather’s particular interests and expertise are in working with clients recovering from sexual abuse and assault, intimate partner violence, eating disorders, other women’s issues, and issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.  Heather works with individuals aged 6 years or older, and also has experience working with clients with anxiety and depression.

Email: driverheather@newmanavenue.com

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Mercy Souder, LPC

(540) 434-2800 ext. #49
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Mercy recently joined NAA after working with the college student population at a university counseling center. She particularly enjoys working with young adults and the unique challenges and opportunities they face as they engage in the process of identity development, individuation from family of origin and creating meaningful and intimate relationships.

She has experience providing counseling services to a diverse population presenting a wide range of issues. Her past experiences have included working with a multidisciplinary treatment team for eating disorders.  Currently, she also provides workshops on eating disorders for both health professionals and the general public . Mercy strives to engage clients in a therapeutic process where clients feel safe to explore and learn about themselves, try new skills, and achieve their own individual goals for change.

E-mail:  soudermercy@newmanavenue.com

She is particularly interested in interpersonal relationships, life transitions including changes in family constellation (i.e. divorce, adoption, pregnancy, death) and women's issues including eating disorders, body image satisfaction and issues related to food.

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Bonita H. Jantzi, LCSW

(540) 434-2800 ext.17
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Bonita H. Jantzi, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has many years of experience in the social work and mental health fields. In addition to her practice at Newman Avenue Associates, she has had the privilege of providing services in a variety of settings including work in an outpatient behavioral health center, counseling services to residents of a retirement community and work for a foster care agency. Prior to her work as a licensed therapist, Bonnie worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Services. Bonnie sees individuals who are in their late teens and older, working to address a wide range of mental health concerns.

E-mail:  jantzibonita@newmanavenue.com

Using her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Biofeedback, she has extensive experience working with persons who have problems with anxiety. With her experience and insights about life's journey characterized by losses, grief and change, she maintains an ongoing interest in working with older and retired adults and persons with chronic illness.

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Rose S. Huyard, LPC

(540) 434-2800 ext.21
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A variety of life experiences have shaped and influenced the approach Rose takes to providing therapy. Appreciative of how body, soul and spirit interact to affect the whole person, Rose considers the impact of each of these areas on an individual in treatment. Through support and encouragement of understanding how past life experiences shape one's experience of the present and anticipation of the future, Rose walks with individuals on their therapeutic journey.

Rose encourages awareness of personal strengths and inner resources to create empowerment to move forward in the direction desired. Through use of supportive presence and expressive modalities such as journaling, art, sand tray, role-playing, puppets and therapeutic games, she facilitates getting in touch with areas affecting wellbeing and moving past these to personal empowerment and growth. Rose is a member of the Virginia Association for Play Therapy.

E-mail:  huyardrose@newmanavenue.com

Her areas of expertise include children and adolescents, women of all ages and families dealing with loss, depression, adjustment and self-esteem issues.

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